Ayşen Özcanoğlu

Is coaching for me?

- Is your life more run by things you have to do, as opposed to things you choose to do?

- Would you benefit from having clear goals that reflect what is truly important to you?

- Do you often feel stressed and like there is something holding you back from a much more successful life?

- Do you often know what you should be doing, but have a hard time actually doing it?

- Do you routinely run out of time, energy or patience by the end of the day?

- Is your career more of a job than a calling?

- Is there less meaning in your life, career, relationship, or business, than you would like?

- Do you have a difficult time balancing your career, family, friends, health, etc.?

- Has it been awhile since you really enjoyed yourself?

- Would you benefit from establishing great habits that keep you moving ahead in all parts of your life?

- Do you routinely find yourself worrying about the future?

- Do you often find yourself living automatically, or simply going through the motions?

- Would you like to learn how to create a life that directly reflects your greatest gifts, talents and interests?

- Do you want more success, peace, intimate relationships, or a sense that your life is making a difference?

- Do you ever get a sense that you are not living the life you were meant to live, and that there is much more to life than you are now experiencing?

- Do you want someone in your life who routinely gives you independent feedback, and helps you see what you might be missing?

If you answered yes to many of these questions, I think you are really going to enjoy coaching.


What is the distinction between Coaching, Consulting, Therapy, Mentoring and Trainig
Consultants may be retained by individuals or organizations for the purpose of accessing specialized expertise. While consulting approaches vary widely, there is often an assumption that the consultant diagnoses problems and prescribes and sometimes implements solutions. In general, the assumption with coaching is that individuals or teams are capable of generating their own solutions, with the coach supplying supportive, discovery-based approaches and frameworks.
Drawing the boundary between psychotherapy and coaching may sometimes be confusing for coaches. Unfortunately that boundary between the two is not defined by a set of absolute rules and terms. Counseling and coaching often overlap, especially with some contemporary therapy modalities. What does seem clear is that, in general, therapists are trained to diagnose emotional problems and work with clients to heal the emotional wound. Coaches are not trained to diagnose and do not focus on healing emotional wounds. Regardless of that distinction, it is also true that, when clients make courageous decisions about their lives, they often feel a sense of healing, of breaking old patterns, of breaking out of a confining box and into a new strength. Coaching however does not focus on the emotional problem.
Mentoring, which can be thought of as guiding from one's own experience or sharing of experience in a specific area of industry or career development, is sometimes confused with coaching. Although some coaches provide mentoring as part of their coaching, such as in mentor coaching new coaches, coaches are not typically mentors to those they coach.

Training programs are based on the acquisition of certain learning objectives as set out by the trainer or instructor. Though objectives are clarified in the coaching process, they are set by the individual or team being coached with guidance provided by the coach. Training also assumes a linear learning path which coincides with an established curriculum. Coaching is less linear without a set curriculum plan.
What's it like to have me as your coach?

Having me as your coach is like having your own personal navigator for your life's journey. I help you chart your course and reach your destination.
Imagine having someone in your corner who is totally committed to your success. Someone who always encourages the powerful part of you; who sees how big you can be and constantly holds up that big image for you - even when you can't hold it up for yourself.

Imagine a relationship that places the total focus on you. A relationship with someone who helps you clarify your dreams, aspirations, passions and values, helps you celebrate your victories and learn from your setbacks as you press on towards achieving your goals...together.

Imagine the benefit of having regular conversations with a skilled, trained professional who really listens to you...not just to your words, but to your emotions, your energy and even the spaces between your words.

I am a professional who provides a safe and courageous space for you to move beyond superficial, inhibited, self-limiting conversations, so that you have the confidence to express even your doubts and fears...someone who helps you gain the tools and strength you need to defeat the attitudes and behaviours that have sabotaged your past success and created stress in your life.

Imagine having a trustworthy, confidential relationship with someone who will absolutely tell you the truth - the truth about where you are strong and where you sell yourself short. Someone who knows your values and your life purpose, and will help you hold yourself true to them.

Someone who will accept everything you communicate without judgement; always seeking to draw out the very best in you.
Having me as your coach is kind of like that. And more.

What Does Co-Active Model Mean, and what is Co-Active Coaching?

The Co-Active Model balances self-awareness, a keen agility with relationships, and courageous action to create an environment where individuals can be deeply fulfilled, connected to others and successful in what matters most.

The “Co” in Co-Active suggests relationship, connection, intimacy and collaboration. Thus, the “Co” in us is curious, listens deeply, hears nuance, holds space for others, intuits and nurtures.

The “Active” in Co-Active stands for power, direction, action and manifestation. So, the “Active” in us is courageous, has clarity and conviction, takes charge and achieves goals.

Co-Active Coaching is an experience of personal and professional development unlike other kinds of coaching. Based on the Co-Active Model, it begins by holding the coachee as naturally creative, resourceful and whole, and completely capable of finding their own answers to whatever challenges they face. The job of a Co-Active Coach® is to ask powerful questions, listen and empower to elicit the skills and creativity a client already possesses, rather than instruct or advise. Co-Active coaching uses an array of proprietary tools developed by CTI that have been proven as the gold standard over the past 20 years of the coaching profession.

How long will you work with me?

I do not require any contracts. An initial mental commitment of 12 sessions is a realistic timescale in which to make permanent changes to your work and your life.
Most Clients choose to continue in their coaching relationship for between 6 months to 4 years, simply because of the benefits they realize in their lives.
A coaching session is about 60 minutes, however I don't coach with a stop watch. Unlike most coaches, I do not book clients back-to-back, so I don't have to end a coaching call until we are truly finished discussing what is important to you. Coaching sessions take place at my office, over the telephone or Skype.

Finally you might consider coaching as an investment in your most important asset...YOU. And if you work with me, I can assure that your time will not be wasted. In fact, it's my hope that it will turn out to be the best investment you ever make.

Is there proof coaching works?

Yes! Independent studies have shown the average return on investment on coaching to exceed 500%, with a 98.5% overall client satisfaction rate.

Please review the materials available in the ICF Research Portal as well as press releases on various research the ICF has conducted in order to demonstrate return on investment.