FAQs

What is a Positive Psych Coach?

A coach using a positive psychology approach believes in the power of positive thinking. Optimism and the way an individual views their circumstances makes or breaks the end result. The statement is true and not just a cliché: if you believe you can, then you will! Your beliefs, behaviors and attitudes can shape and determine your outcomes. A Positive Psych Coach can assist you in pushing through any barriers and move you closer to your dreams. Coaching is designed to change the beliefs, thoughts and patterns that are holding you back from your full potential…

Who needs a Coach and what can you expect from coaching?

Individuals or Families who KNOW they DESIRE change and are ready to take the first step. Coaching is very DIRECTIVE. It is GOAL oriented and STEPS are designed to MOVE you forward. It is PRODUCTIVE and it requires the client to be COMITTED and ACCOUNTED for. Leslie C Mongelluzzi’s NO LIMITS 4 LIFE™ approach will challenge your thinking, force you to face your internal dialogue that holds you hostage, and free you from those beliefs that can derail you from your purpose in life. A Coach allows you to lean on a “Thinking Partner” as you push through barriers that can hold you back from successfully completing your goals.

Leslie engages and connects with her clients to the extent they feel understood, enabling them to attain their deepest desires. Leslie believes in the Power of Positive Psychology: If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. In your coaching sessions you will have an opportunity to experience your vulnerability, and then learn how to effectively move-on to a purpose-based life.

Imagine a Life of Productivity versus the SOME DAY conversation ….

Leslie believes in the Power of internal dialogue. We all have internal conversations some are negative and some are positive. Either way they can be very powerful, in fact, they can run your life. How about turning that negative conversation into a success? You are very successful at being negative- LET’S BE SUCCESSFUL AT CHANGING IT!

Let’s turn all that negativity into power. It is just a choice. IF YOU HAVE CHOOSEN A NEGATIVE CHOICE, LET’S CHOOSE A POSITIVE CHOICE LINKED TO A POSITIVE CONVERSATION!

Create and lead a Life of Fulfillment simply by putting your passion in motion.

What holds you back? “Is it the belief I can’t do it”? If yes, then make that commitment today! You can, you just need the tools and a setting in which
to unlock your true potential. Partner with a coach on creating and designing your life as you envision it today.

Distinguish the difference between Coaching and Psychotherapy:

The process of coaching is definitely Goal-Oriented. Coaching identifies a desired state or target goal, outlines the steps necessary to take to get to the end result and sets in motion a commitment to staying focused. It is a straight forward process that focuses on the future. In the psychotherapeutic process a client can find themselves starting with an original concern, exploring how they got to that point and then slowly digging their way out. The goal of psychotherapy is to uncover any and all behaviors/emotions that may have lead to this state of being. The psychotherapist is to encourage clients to develop a new understanding of self that will enable them to change old faulty mechanisms into healthier choices. The focus is on the past lending insight into change for the future.

Coaching is oriented toward taking personal responsibility and accountability for one’s life.

Distinguish between the training and role of a Coach vs. a Psychotherapist:

A coach has to meet the minimum of a BA degree or higher in any field/concentration related to behavioral sciences, business management, social work, marriage-family therapy, psychology, medicine, health or wellness. A Certified Professional Coach has met all course requirements, training programs and has demonstrated ICF Core Competencies necessary to receive certification from an Accredited Coach Training Program. A coach focuses on the present to the future.

A psychotherapist holds a Master’s Degree in a field of Counseling, Social Work or Clinical Psychology. A psychotherapist has met all the requirements necessary for licensure. The role of a psychotherapist is to provide a setting in which a client can explore their past and how it
relates to the present.

How is coaching for families beneficial and how does it differ from counseling for families?

Coaching for families is a supportive and positive approach at addressing concerns without being labeled “broken”. Families that pursue a coaching approach can skip over the long drawn out process of looking at the past. Families often find the environment of coaching… encouraging, solution- oriented, purpose driven, and productive. Initially every family is assessed for the appropriateness for coaching. Families needing to explore extensive history relative to the identified concerns may likely be referred to counseling. Counseling is the milieu in which families can safely explore issues relative to current concerns. The format of counseling intentionally builds into the session all the time necessary to come to an understanding of what has transpired and what needs to change so that the client can reach a place of resolution. The two fields are similar in regards to supporting the client, but differ in their approach at looking at the past.

Coaching brings the attention onto the present and then the future. Where counseling will focus on the past to resolve issues in the present. Families needing to “hash out” old issues will be directed to counseling whereby families having stated goals will work in a coaching setting.

Where does the Coaching session take place?

Coaching can be facilitated over the phone, skype/remote, teleconferences (for groups) or in person at your facility or in the coaches office.

How is confidentiality handled?

Confidentiality is adhered to in the same way a psychotherapist enters into a relationship with a client. All is private, nothing is disclosed without your permission. The only time this agreement would be broken is in the event a client stated they were a danger to themselves or others and they shared a plan of intent to harm themselves or another with the coach. Minors (clients under the age of 18) have a slight variation, if they share information indicative of placing themselves in harm’s way then full disclosure to the minors guardians/parents would occur for safety reasons. This agreement is explained at the onset of coaching sessions.