What is Coaching?

Coaching is the process of supporting an individual to make shifts in thinking to enable resolution of issues and situations, and to seize opportunities.  A coach listens, clarifies and asks questions so an individual is better able to think through an issue, situation or opportunity in order to meet their greatest potential.   Coaching incorporates an appreciative approach, grounded in what’s right, what’s working, what’s wanted and what’s needed to get there.

According to the International Coaching Federation (ICF), coaching brings many benefits, including fresh perspectives on personal challenges, enhanced decision-making skills, greater inter-personal effectiveness and increased confidence. Those who experience coaching can also expect improvement in productivity, satisfaction with life and work and realization of relevant goals.

Sherri Stephanson, President and Founder of Aldebaran Coaching and Consulting, believes that people are naturally creative and resourceful.  When clients look inside they find that they are the best people to redesign their lives.  Our clients know the value of sharing ideas with someone who understands them and is subjective enough to want the best for them, yet objective enough not to be biased.  Talking about options with someone who can listen is often enough to have it become clear for the client.  Sherri will help you determine your ideal goal and then work with you to create the steps you need to take in order to reach that goal.

Sherri is a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and is accredited as an Associate Certified Coach.  When selecting a coach or a coach training program, professionals around the world look for the ICF logo.  ICF is an independent, globally recognized accreditation organization for coaches.  As a member of the ICF, coaches must meet standards established globally as well as adhere to a strict code of ethics. When you hire a coach who is a member of the ICF, you know you are hiring quality!

“…I feel I am a better leader due to my work with Sherri. I would highly recommend Sherri to other executives…..”



What is Emotional Intelligence?

Emotional Intelligence (EI) is a set of emotional and social skills that influence the way humans perceive and express themselves, develop and maintain social relationships, cope with challenges, and use emotional information in an effective and meaningful way.

Why is it important? While emotional intelligence isn’t the sole predictor of human performance and development potential, it is proven to be a key indicator in these areas. Good leaders need foundational skills and competencies found within their emotional intelligence.  Emotional intelligence is not a static factor – to the contrary, one’s emotional intelligence changes over time and can be developed in targeted areas.

Aldebaran Coaching and Consulting can help you grow in the areas you choose. Sherri Stephanson, President and Founder, is certified in providing the Emotional Intelligence Assessments EQi 2.0 & EQ360. Take the EQ assessment and determine where you would like to learn and grow! Users of this assessment can be confident that the scores are consistent and reliable and accurately measure emotional intelligence.

“….Sherri’s ability to ask the right question at the right time pushes you in a way that is not threatening but is improvement-focused and, most importantly, does not jeopardize your personal standards or values….”

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