Josh Simon Pennsylvania
Life Coach, Executive Coach, Career Coach
The ideal coaching client is an aspiring professional who is unsure of their current life direction. Most of my clients are seeking a change of job, career or stage of life, or at least that is the way they generally present themselves.
However, their problems are often more complicated than that. Finding the next job or career usually masks a conflict between vocation and calling. Which one are you working at right now? Which one would you like to be doing? Of course, the choice is never clear. Many of our callings do not make money, and many of our vocations can be soul-draining experiences. How is it possible to resolve that conflict?
Sometimes resolution is as easy as working on communication and management skills to get into that new position. In those cases, I have a lot of experience with helping clients develop new habits and formulate new methods to communicate better and manage their time and people efficiently. For other clients, it goes beyond that: they need to work out their "why". Though I am not a sage or an oracle and cannot tell someone their "why", it is often true that they have something in the way of figuring that out, and I can help them look at that obstacle. We can point it out together and take it from different perspectives to examine it and find out ways to work with it, or even use it as a strength.
I have a 20-year background in business and consulting and own my own successful consulting company in the medical field. I am also an experienced teacher with academic appointments at two universities where I teach graduate students how to make it in the world successfully. Coaching is my passion and I am an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coaching Federation. I have several years of coaching experience on top of my 20+ years in business, 15+ years in teaching. For recreation, I have taught martial arts for 30 years and helped people through their life difficulties using that arena too.
4 reviews (1 verified) (5.0)
Josh was very thoughtful and patient. His approach invites you to think more deeply about you want and why, which has been extremely helpful in my quest to find clarity in regards to my career goals.Laima Diaz Vepstas
Josh has been coaching me as I launched my business. When it feels like a whirlwind Josh helps me cut through the chaos and focus on what's important. When I'm stuck, he offers clarity and perspective for decision making and forward movement.Nigel
Josh has helped me to realize the things that are important in my life for me and helped me navigate my approach on how to achieve those things by setting both daily and long-term goals. Furthermore, he always allows you to finish your thoughts and offers great feedback.Derek W.
I can't recommend Josh enough as a coach. He's a great listener who encourages you to think and strategize for your own benefit. If you are in a spot in your life where you could use some guidance, he'll help you get there. He is no cookie cutter coach with one approach or small niche and has many many tools in his box and utilizes the best ones for you. His life experiences are vast and his personal background enhances all that he offers to help his clients grow in ways they probably didn't even realize. Josh is always on time, professional and never judgmental. He is quick to respond to emails and will work with your schedule to find a consistent time that works for both of you.Erica Burns