Louise Poliquin, portrait

What is coaching?

Coaching is a form of structured personal interaction where a coach supports a person on his or her journey towards the achievement of professional and personal goals. Coaching can be done individually or in small groups.

Stages in a coaching relationship:

  • Identify goals and issues
  • Develop a tailored coaching program
  • Have conversations during which insightful questions are used to explore situations and behaviours and reframe ways of thinking and being
  • Suggest exercises, practices and resources to reach objectives
  • Accompany the coachee towards sustainable changes

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Coaching is a proven way to:

  • Determine real issues and desired outcomes
  • Zero in on what needs changing
  • Examine assumptions, thoughts, attitudes and their consequences
  • Open up new ways
  • Review and challenge current practices
  • Make sustainable changes
  • Build, maintain or restore productive relationships

What some clients say about their coaching experience with Louise (excerpts of actual evaluations):


They are more aware of their actions and their ways of doing and being.


They draw a deep satisfaction from having made a difficult decision. They eliminate behaviours that do not serve them well.


They feel empowered to intervene in certain matters, as the issue at hand is clearer.


They make tangible progress.

Louise Poliquin, portrait
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