What is coaching?

What is coaching? In short, it's a one-on-one relationship where a coach helps you take the actions you want to take to reach a goal. Coaches are personal change experts who help others fulfill their destiny. Professionally trained in a unique set of leadership skills, coaches help others identify important goals and priorities, strategize about how to reach them, and overcome obstacles that crop up along the way.

Coaching appointments begin with a chance for you to report on your progress, and end with a clear set of action steps you choose to take in the week ahead. But what is that essential spark between you and your coach that makes the relationship so transformational? Below are four facets of the power of coaching:

• Coaching is a Transformational Conversation.
The biggest surprise for first-time clients is realizing that the coach isn't there to give advice. Instead, powerful, incisive coaching questions stimulate you to examine the things in life that matter most from new angles. A coaching conversation can transform the way you look at life.

• Coaching is a Transparent Relationship.
A coach is a friend and confidant, your greatest supporter, someone who knows you well enough to recognize your greatness and then challenge you to rise to it. A transparent relationship with a coach frees you to go to places you've never gone before.

• Coaching is a Support System for Change.
With support, encouragement and accountability from someone who believes in us, we can do far more than we'd ever accomplish alone. A coach helps you stay on track, overcome obstacles and convert your want-to into concrete steps that get in your date book and get done.

• Coaching is Continuous Leadership Development.
Coaches don't give solutions: they help you solve your own problems. Coaching is helping you learn instead of telling you what to do. By leveraging every situation to build your capacity as a leader and a person, coaching prepares you to conquer much bigger challenges in the future.

What will we work on? The answer is, "Just about anything!" Performance coaching does just what its name says: it helps you increase your performance. Or you can work at discovering your destiny, organizing your life, getting into an exercise program, slowing down, turning a dream into reality…you only need to answer the question, "What do I want to do different?"

So if you want more from life - more growth, greater purpose, maximum performance, as you coach, I will help you achieve your goals.

Interested in learning more? For more information or to schedule a free 20 minute coaching consultation, please contact Veronica.
Golf Instruction and Leadership Coaching

Need help with your golf game? I teach individuals and groups the basics of the game. You can also join one of my specialized workshops or custom design one of your own for your group or organization.

Golf is a great reflector of life, character, and performance issues. Join me for one of my golf-to-life programs, or contact me to custom design your own.

Golf-to-life Presentations - golf and life lessons
LeadershipGolf - teambuilding and leadership development on and around the golf course
Golf instruction – individual and group
Golf Chix - golf instruction and professional development coaching for women
Inspirational and Motivational Talks - Perspectives from the Fairway
Family Golf Getaways – golf and life coaching programs for your family
The Grandma Open - a yearly family fun golf competition featuring Mildred and Veronica Karaman as your hosts!

Academic Coaching
Are you struggling with getting the victory in your studies? Perhaps you are a parent desiring help for you son or daughter. My speciality for over 20 years has been coaching students--both young and old--on academic success and personal fulfillment. You can choose from my basic academic coaching program or from my faith-based program, God's Way to an A.

Academic coaching focuses on:
Turning struggling teenagers into positive achievers
Turning frustrated parents into positive coaches
Empowering college students to become more focused and purposeful
Training students in champion mindsets
Connecting spirituality and academic pursuits
Empowering adult students in peak performance strategies and stress/recovery cycles

Academic Champion coaching empowers students to become positive achievers by helping them with:

* Charting assignments
* Time management
* Energy management
* Parent relationships, communication and accountability
* Connecting study with higher purposes
* Study skills
* Moving from mediocrity to excellence
* Developing personal equations for academic success
* Development of a work ethic
* Developing a working relationship with your teacher and peers
* The power of study buddies
* Overcoming emotional obstacles
* ADD/ADHD Coaching
* Eliminating negative peer pressure and finding positive peer pressure
* Study cycles: a revolutionary “body, mind, spirit” concept in academic achievement

Transformational academic coaching:

Personal one-one-one coaching for students, ages 10 to adult. If the student is in grade school or junior high, most often a parent is recommended to attend most coaching sessions. Coaching can be done in person or via phone, depending on the client. Academic coaching is a three month minimum commitment. Sessions are once a week and last between 45 minutes to an hour. Fee: $320 a month. (Payments are made once a month.)

Academic Coaching Information Brochure

FORE! Academic Success:

An innovative developmental program combining golf instruction, study skills, and character development.

“I am happy to recommend Veronica Karaman as a life and academic coach. We employed her as an academic coach for our teenage son with the purpose of motivating and inspiring him to do his best.
Veronica was not only professional but highly insightful in terms of her ability to connect and positively motivate our son towards excellence. The coaching model, which addressed the physical, emotional and spiritual dimensions of our son’s life, brought results and was well received. Her personal experience with professional sports gives her a unique perspective on success and character development. We are grateful for the chance to work with Veronica and would recommend her to anyone interested in pursuing personal goals and raising his or her academic bar.”
Linda Mintle, Ph.D.

“I no longer have to worry about my daughter. I now have joy in watching her grow and excel.”
Marsha Kreighauser

“My son is doing a stellar job—thanks to Veronica’s coaching. The teachers are even making comments on his success and character development.”
Dawn Wright

Faith-based Academic Coaching

God's Way to an A is a transformational day of academic coaching with a spiritual emphasis on approaching study as worship. For schools, groups, and churches. Also available as a self-study program and personal coaching program.

Sample Seminar Flyer
Gods Way to an A promotional video
Gods Way to an A Seminar Information - Includes sample one day agenda and testimonies

Personal Life Coaching

Personal coaching provides a competitive edge for people who want to take their lives or profession to the next level. Granted you could probably do it on your own, but partnering with a well-trained and experienced coach can get you where you want to go a lot faster, easier and with less effort.

Mid-life transition
Career transition
Moving through a crises as a victor, not victim
Destiny discovery and fulfillment
Stress and energy management
How to get connect with your aging mother
How to serve an aging parent and other life-altering considerations regarding the elderly
Develop your own personal championship - move your life from inertia to momentum With GO! mindsets and strategies

Personal life coaching programs are offered on a three month commitment basis for $320 a month. 4, 45 minute coaching sessions per month via phone.

Life-coaching workshops and presentations are offered to groups introducing a coaching philosophy and approach to your life and work.

"The answer to stress is not no stress, but energy recovery. This truth gave me a brand new perspective in handling the pressures in my business and personal life. Veronica's coaching transformed my life, and I highly recommend it for anyone who desires a real breakthrough in their life".
Jan Leininger, Independent Arbonne Consultant

Professional Development

Motivational gifts workshops and assessments

The Discover Your Gifting workshop uses interactive coaching techniques to help people discover—and use—their gifts. Innovative learning games are used to demonstrate the characteristics of each gift and train participants in how to understand and communicate more effectively with others. It's fun, engaging, and it will transform the way you relate to those with a different gift than yours. Workshop sessions also cover gifts, conflict, and developing gift-based teams. The workshop is based on the Motivational Gifts. Participants receive a gift assessment and a set of fact sheets covering the characteristics of all seven gifts plus the gift combinations.
Structure: Workshop, one day plus an evening or other formats.

Champion Mindsets Workshops

Peak performance experts have discovered that what sets champions apart from other high achievers is not skill or ability, but their mindsets—how they think about themselves and how they approach their performance. In this workshop you will discover how to adopt champion mindsets to improve your personal and professional performance.

Real Talk - Developing the Art of Extraordinary Conversations

Most leaders spend a good portion of their time listening, asking questions, and talking things through. What would it be worth to you if you (and the leaders you serve with) could increase the effectiveness of your conversations? The Real Talk workshop does just that, using proven coaching techniques to increase the impact of your conversations. You'll take your listening to a new level, learn to ask powerful, incisive questions, and develop better relationships with those around you along the way. Structure: One day workshop, two half-day workshops.

Keynote Presentations

Contact us for more information on motivational, inspirational, and golf-to-life talks for your group or organization.

Mind ,Body, and Spirit Massage & Bodyworks
State Licensed Massage Therapist / Professional Fitness trainer Tonie Wallace (NC LIC# 1884)
  • Stress Management Massage - A massage given 40-90 minutes in duration that soothes the muscles and helps move the lymphatic system - It also has light stretching exercises involved to help relax and strengthen the body further.
  • Deep Tissue Rehabilitation - 40-90 minute massage that helps reduce trigger points that cause the muscle to tighten and contract, resulting in pain and difficulty in movement. This method also entails passive and active muscle stretches. The combination modalities inclusive also produces a phenomenal body balancing effect.
Putter Head's Golf Club can accomodate any private function...
  • Birthdays
  • Anniversary
  • Business Meeting
  • Church / Community group
You name it!

Just contact Ole PutterHead for details!