FAQs

Who Benefits From Your Coaching?

Almost anyone can benefit from coaching! The most common reason people or organizations hire a coach is the desire to grow productivity and/or to be happier and more fulfilled – a desire often sparked by crisis. Most clients find that they are able to pursue their goals more successfully with the support of our coaching. Clear Intentions will support you in becoming more effective and reaching your goals by working with you to identify and clear the issues, circumstances, and patterns of belief and behavior that hold you back. This ongoing process creates a powerful momentum, one that ripples through all aspects of your professional and personal life.

Our services are as diverse as our clients and tailored to meet your unique needs. We work with individuals, teams or specialized groups, such as an entire department or organization. No assignment is too big or too small if we are the company for you. Our prerequisite of a "perfect fit" between client and provider allows us to guarantee our services. You can rest assured that we will take care of your needs with sensitivity, thoroughness, ingenuity, and accountability.

How Do You Work?

We work with individuals, groups and specialized teams, and customize our approach to meet the needs of each.

Individuals

Coaching for individuals consists of one-on-one confidential coaching sessions conducted either in-person or over the phone. Most coaching sessions last approximately 30 to 60 minutes each. Each coaching relationship typically begins with a three-month commitment with 2-4 four sessions per month. Fees include coaching materials and other information given to the client both at the beginning of the coaching relationship and as we progress toward the goals we've identified. Beyond individual coaching sessions, additional support is also provided, via e-mail and phone calls, as needed. Check out the Executive Coaching page for more information on our approach and our 4-Step Process.

Groups

If you like the support of others while working on your goals, group coaching could be for you. In relaxed and supportive environments, like-minded individuals get together to move part of their life forward. Whether you fancy going on a world trip, finding the love of your life, or getting your house organized, group coaching will provide you with the perfect blend of skills, support, and accountability. And, you'll actually have fun doing it!

Teams

One of our specialties is working with teams – such as sales teams, family businesses, boards of directors, or special task forces. By using Leadership Training tools, assessments, and team-building exercises, along with individual coaching, we make sure that your team is functioning at optimal speed, capacity and focus.

What Kind of Issues Do You Address?

Coaching can address just about any issue. The tangible results we facilitate is What Makes Us Better.
Common issues include:

  • Creating a life that you love and living that life powerfully
  • Sharpening your overall job performance and advancing your career
  • Creating balance between your personal and professional life
  • Neutralizing the impact of the past to develop a heightened sense of inner peace
  • Improving your effectiveness with time management and organization
  • Overall career development and placement
  • Expanding levels of abundance, health and/or prosperity
  • Transforming your attitude about yourself
  • Gaining greater self-confidence/self-esteem
  • Finding the love of your life
  • Increasing clarity and direction toward your goals
  • Increasing motivation and/or renewing enthusiasm for life
  • Improving communication and listening skills and more effective decision-making

What's Your Coaching Philosophy

Clear Intentions uses a "whole person model" as the basis for working with clients. Because human beings are complex, we find that the coaching process is most effective when many aspects of a person's personality, behaviors, beliefs, and life/work circumstances are considered. We also adhere to the coaching industries Code of Ethics.

We'll work together to create deep emotional alignment around your goals, which will empower you and direct all of your energy in the direction of your goals and fulfillment. Once this process is successfully completed, you will have the ability to coach yourself as you strive for what's next.

What Kind of Results Do People Experience?

Your results will depend largely on the specific goals you set and your willingness to commit yourself to the coaching process. If your focus is on personal issues (life coaching) then most of your results will be in that area. However, it is common for business owners and executives who we help to grow their business and/or improve their leadership abilities to also gain numerous benefits in their personal lives.

In recent years, coaching has emerged as both a popular and powerful way to develop leadership skills. Studies conducted by MetrixGlobal, LLC, have demonstrated that leadership coaching consistently delivers business value – to the tune of 500% to 700% return on investment (ROI). People who were coached developed according to a fundamental evolutionary process. Learn more on our Executive Coaching and Leadership Training pages.

What are you waiting for?

Make the difference for you, your workforce and your business starting today! Contact us with your questions about our services or to book an introductory session.

Testimonials

"Barbara got my head ‘screwed on right again’ so that I am focused on the activities that matter. When I started with Barbara I was in a real funk. I was struggling with vision, with motivation, with direction. I couldn’t find a way to pull it all together. Sales were down close to 55%. After just two short months, the fog lifted. All of a sudden, I’m able to focus on the activities that are important. My business has turned around as well and our best year ever is in sight. Barbara provides great, practical advice both from a business and personal coaching perspective.”

- Michael Podobnik, President, Teletrix

"Barbara has a rare gift for helping people articulate the best side of themselves to the world. Supported by her contagious confidence, warmth, groundedness, optimism, and no-nonsense attitude, I’ve shed limiting patterns and beliefs, and harnessed the power within me to define and embody the exact kind of life I want to be living, both personally and professionally."

- Bobby Bolton, Communications Specialist and Consultant, TiER1 Performance Solutions

"Through a combination of coaching conversations, NEC®, and her gentle pushing at the right times, I surfaced again, not just to my ‘old normal’ self but to a new and stronger me."

- Malene V, Maersk, Kopenhagen, Denmark

"I have been an executive coach for over 10 years and I consider Barbara Schwarck a 'coach's coach.' Barbara's unique use of coaching is a tremendously powerful way to create breakthroughs quickly, both personally and professionally."

- Dick Singer, Chair, Vistage International

"She pushed me to reach farther than I thought possible."

- Laura Fennimore, BN, MSN, Director of Organizational Development, Nursing Education & Research, UPMC Presbyterian