Do you know what Coaching is?


You have probably heard the word “Coaching” or know someone who is involved in it or considered getting some coaching yourself.  But, you are unsure what it is so you haven’t explored it.  It’s ok, it’s never too late!

What exactly is coaching?

It’s a professional relationship that exists between a coach and a coachee. It aims to produce positive, if not extraordinary results in areas of the coachee’s life, such as in their relationships, careers and personal lives. Coaches partner with their clients to help them gain clarity on what that want to achieve. They define goals and create plans for action. Throughout the process the client is accountable and begins to unlock his true potential to achieve the results he wants.

Is Coaching New?

Is the coaching concept new? No, not really, it has been around in various forms throughout history. Priests, rabbis, shamans, grandparents, and any other mentors have the capacity to function as a coach. Coaches were often hired for athletes and in the business world. It then took off into the private sector.

How is coaching different from psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy usually focuses on the client’s past and how it has impacted him/her in a present situation. They tend to focus on psychological dysfunction to help relieve emotional pain. The therapist is often viewed as the one who has the answers and believed to know what is right for the client.

Coaching, on the other hand is interested in the present and the future. It aims to discover the client’s strengths. It uncovers his or her life purpose and goals.  Coaches work with clients to create possibilities for them to have a fulfilling life. This is exactly what someone needs who is suffering from grief.  These ideas are based on the belief that all individuals are whole and capable of self-discovery.

In coaching, the assumption is the client is the expert.  Thus, as a client you will learn to determine what is best for your life and a coach works with you to help you discover your potential. It sounds exciting doesn’t it?

Does coaching work?

Yes, it does and therefore it continues to grow.

A 2014 Global Coaching Client Study conducted on behalf of the International Coach Federation found that of those individuals who had received coaching

80% saw improved self-confidence

73% saw improved relationships

72% saw improved communication skills

70% saw improved work performance

As a result, of those surveyed 96% said they would do it again.

I became a certified coach because I am a firm believer in the power of change, moving forward and transformation. I know that I personally can help those who have lost someone to suicide. How do I know? Because I have experienced a suicide loss, processed my grief, started my journey of recovery and have been transformed.

After 11 years of working on my own recovery, I realized that my transformation has allowed me to help others. It has become my life purpose and my goal is to help you on your journey so you can to find the peace and happiness you so deserve in your life. You are a beautiful creation and your life is meant to be lived in its grandest capacity.

I am a survivor

As a survivor myself, I know that the most important thing to do is to reach out for help and support. If you would like to start your journey of recovery and would like to work with me please don’t hesitate to contact me.

In conclusion, I would love the opportunity to help you unleash the power that is in you to learn to live a happy, fulfilled life after loss.


Robin Chodak

Certified Grief, Life, Spiritual Coach

Certified NLP Practitioner, Certified Reiki Practitioner


I am a woman on a journey of recovery after the suicide of my husband in 2005. It has been a long voyage, but I was able to create a new identity and find happiness again after much hard work. I hope that I can help you along this path, too.

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