Conflict and disputes occur for many reasons—miscommunication, differing values and interests, misunderstandings, false assumptions, etc. If left unresolved, disputes and conflicts can result in negative impacts to you and others, such as […]
Welcome to the first Mediation & Coaching Blog by Judy Balombin, JRB Mediations. I will inform, enlighten, and hopefully entertain you on various topics including mediation, facilitation, coaching, and more.
Prior to working with Judy, I was quite skeptical about personal coaching. I thought coaching was for flakey people, and I thought I was the exact opposite.
Judy completely changed my assumptions about what a professional coach is and how they get results. Her sessions were extremely structured and goal focused based upon what I wanted to achieve for that session. Her weekly questions help me focus my short and long term goals, and her tenor was always brief and to the point (with a sensational laugh and sense of humour to boot). Little did I know, she was tailoring her approach so I would be comfortable with the process; after all, I didn't need to talk through my feelings, I needed to figure out how to get a mad workload done at home with a one year old in tow!
Something I never expected from our sessions was the amount of personal introspection that occurred when talking about my 5 year professional goals, and the writing, calculating, and strategic execution of financial projections for a small business. I realized that unless I am able to over prepare for tasks, I feel vulnerable because I am no longer able to over prepare and binge work the same way I had prior to having my baby. Judy’s coaching helped me focus—I changed my plan, my process, and my personal perspectives. I was able to accomplish everything I had originally intended to do while maintaining my new family commitments AND I accomplished all my business goals in the time I had planned while maintaining the balance of my new family life.