Kathy L. Fortner Coaching includes Life, Wellness, and Personal Coaching to individuals in the Grand Strand area seeking positive life changes in their life to develop a personal plan of change. Being asked powerful questions, developing a plan of change, and seeking personal growth the individual designs creates an opportunity for insight.
Ms. Fortner is a Board Certified Coach (BCC) who also has Distance Counseling and Coaching Certification (DCC). Choosing a Board Certified Coach with Distance Credentialing provides the client a coach who has passed rigorous training and examination process through a National Credentialing process for Licensed Professionals.
Wellness Coaching, which includes stress management, assessments for determining areas for growth and change, balancing work and life coaching, and short and long term coaching for health and wellness. Relational coaching services will include in working on the needs for change in a couple’s relationship, whether they are married, planning to be married, or in a long standing committed relationship. A fourth area of Coaching provided by Kathy L. Fortner Coaching, with KLF Counseling and Consulting, PA, will is Executive and Business Coaching services for the professional including those in the professions of business, legal, medical, allied health, accountancy, and other areas related to issues which impact those in high demand and high stress professions.
What is the difference between Coaching and Counseling?
Coaching is a process in which the client is the expert on what part of their life they wish to make changes then contract with a experienced, trained, and certified coach to work with them through the journey. There is a definite wellness factor evident in the client journey as they wish to become “unstuck” and gain insight to methods and ways to make positive changes for improved life, improved lifestyle, improved business circumstances, or developing improved ways to relate in their marriage, their family, their business or office community, or other areas of their life. Coaching and the coaching relationship is very different than in the mental health type of service. The client contracts for a three, six, nine, or twelve month commitment. The individual, in the coaching process, can meet with their coach in person, via the web through Skype or other web based platforms, or via the telephone. Sessions often on scheduled for one hour per week at an agreeable time to both the client and coach. These types of services are not covered in an insurance plan, yet may be through an Employee Assistance process. Client and coach have confidentiality, yet unlike with mental health counseling, there isn’t a reference or use of priviledge.
Counseling, on the other hand, is determined to be based on a mental health issue yet with the hope of the client developing insight, tools, and movement in counseling to mental wellness. Session time frames are determined by the insurance carrier or by an evidenced based approach with a limited time given for the process be completed. A mental health diagnosis is required for treatment with services being provided to individuals, couples, families, or in group experiences.
I am Kathy L. Fortner, EdS, LPC, CCMHC and have had, through many years, varied experiences, education, and certified training while working in business management over medical and mental health practices; serving as a Director of a multi-county area with both a Federal and State managed program; acted and was employed as a management consultant in the medical community to work with physicians and their staffs through coaching and consulting for practice set up, service delivery processes, acting as a liaison between legal, accountancy, staff, and profession for team building and use of conflict resolution skills; and also successfully managed her own private practice. In my professional career, I have provided coaching and wellness services to patients who were working toward an improved life outcome as directed by their physician and/or mental health practitioner, though use of assessments, helping the client develop their own wellness goals, and also providing opportunities to learn new skills for the improvement of their life.
I have found throughout the years, clients have the strengths necessary to make positive changes. Coaching helps the client stretch their thinking, develop plans for continued change, and give the client a person to help positively walk with them through their exciting journey.
If you wish to have services, contact me at the following number (843) 240-9446 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also the other areas of this site, beginning Fall, 2018, for coaching resources to updated frequently, regarding new services, seminars, and other materials for your use. You will also be able to schedule your appointment for a free consultation with me and then set up your personalized coaching services by contacting the practice.