Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some frequently asked questions that should give you some insight into how working with me will help you achieve your business goals. If you’d like to discuss this in more detail, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
F A Q
What is the difference between coaching and consulting?
Simply put, coaching is about growing the person, the business owner, from the inside out. Coaching helps you to determine goals that match your highest potential, create a realistic plan to achieve those goals, discover how you self-sabotage your business and be accountable for achieving goals within a planned time frame. While your coach might offer you insight and advice, the primary purpose of coaching is to empower YOU to learn how to create the business of your dreams.
Consulting brings the expertise of the consultant into the mix. A consultant offers information, advice, brainstorming, and training. Look for a consultant who has achieved what you want to achieve, someone who is willing to share all their knowledge, wisdom and practical tips with you.
How do I know if I need coaching, consulting, or both?
You need a coach if you want help:
- organizing your thoughts
- creating a practical and effective plan
- prioritize goals and tasks
- being more accountable for following through on tasks
- maintaining high motivation even in the face of difficulties
- understanding how you sabotage your efforts (and figuring out what to do about this self-sabotage)
You need a consultant if you want:
- the advice and experience of someone who is successfully self-employed
- to follow a process that will help you and your business set the path to achieving your long term vision
- to learn tools, methods, and systems that will improve yours and your business performance
- to understand the basics of business planning and marketing
- to learn business and marketing skills in a rapid fashion
- to find ways to manage and follow-up on your business success
If you want help in both areas, you need both coaching and consulting. I strongly encourage my clients to use me as a coach-consultant, the best of both worlds.
In all cases, I will:
- Ask thought-provoking questions to stimulate you to look at things in new ways
- Really listen to what you say. Not only to the surface content of what you are saying but also listening for the patterns, beliefs, and feelings behind the content
- Give honest feedback on what I observe
- Assign you “homework” to do between coaching sessions and our meetings
- Provide tools and methods to improve your and your organization’s performance.
What makes Carmita Prieto unique?
Carmita merges her experience of more than 4 decades as a chemical-environmental engineer including engineering processes, project planning and management, management systems, root cause analysis, in different industrial fields, with more soft skills, such as consulting, coaching, mentoring and training, using her capacity to connect and relate information that might not seem linked at first sight and find corrections and patterns when analysing certain situations.
With her particular way of listening, mirroring and relating/connecting information she helps her clients dig deep on the root cause of their current challenges and find alternate paths towards the outcome, they are looking for.
Carmita is passionate about mentoring and training leaders (especially female leaders) and bringing about a change from within. With over 4 decades of experience as an environmental engineer, Carmita knows and understands the toxicity in everyone’s lives, not just from an environmental point of view but the toxicity we see through the crazy world we currently live in.
Her programs ensure clarity of vision by digging deep into the root cause of her client’s challenges and finds alternative paths towards a successful outcome. Carmita offers a fresh take on personal empowerment and encourages you to make it a reality.
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What do we do when we meet?
Each meeting varies depending on what the client’s needs are.
Carmita has created programs that are similar to how engineering projects are run. Starting with initiation and diagnosis; planning and design; execution and control and continual improvement, she takes you and/or your organisation to go from frustration, confusion and doubt, to motivation, clarity and certainty, which will create a ripple effect in your life and organisation.
The program content will vary throughout the process depending on where you and your organization are, the long term vision you have set for your life and business, as well as the tools and methods each step requires.
How often do we meet?
The schedule is discussed and agreed upon during our discovery session. The schedule depends upon your needs and availability.
Where do we meet?
The discovery sessions are held via Zoom. Once you hire me, I have the flexibility to travel where you are as long as it works for both of us.
What We Offer
Together Everyone Achieves More. This is a program designed to help you and your organisation reach the potential you can see for it, but you haven’t found the way to get there or how to bring everybody rowing together in the same direction.
Through the program you’ll gain clarity on your company’s vision, mission/purpose, and values that will help you better connect with your team, creating the sense of belonging and contribution they have been longing for, which is key for real teamwork.
Imagine. Dare. Expand. Achieve.
Regardless of what stage you are at as an Entrepreneur, Solopreneur or Intrapreneur, you can expect expert support that will maximize your knowledge, skills, performance, teams, networks, relationships and opportunities.
Strategic Intensive. Are you feeling tired of rushing nowhere, feeling that although always busy it seems you are achieving nothing significant? If you answered YES, then it’s time to say SI to yourself and get away from your daily busyness and re-calibrate and re-create your life.
During this program, you will find the root cause of your current sense of unbalance and dissatisfaction and regain a feeling of meaning and of being in control of your life.
At the end of your intensive day, you’ll have clarity on the life you want to live, how do you want to feel every day, you’ll have defined the strategies, plans, and actions that will get you there and the systems to include accountability and celebration as a part of the process to regain direction and motivation in your life.
Book me as a speaker
Are you looking for a speaker, panelist, trainer or workshop facilitator to inspire, motivate and help you and your company, team or organisation focus on a growth mindset, productivity, leadership and achieving greatness?
I truly enjoy talking about sustainable success in life and business, brain-driven leadership, effective communication, and training our brains to identify triggers and strategise around them for personal success.
I also deliver interactive, customized workshops and training that focus on sustainable success and the benefit that brings to the growth of individuals and companies.