"Caring for the Caregivers"
is the Web site of Julie Fuimano's and Cindy Diccianni's coaching and financial advising company,  
"an organization dedicated to educating, inspiring and promoting personal fulfillment in your
life, career and finances".
Sharing Yourself By Julie S. Fuimano, Personal & Career Coach Sat Nov 13, 2004 
About Julie S. Fuimano, MBA, BSN, RN, Personal and Career Coach
Julie lives with her son, Joshua, some 30 miles west of Philadelphia, PA in Chester County. Currently she is working on her first book.
· · Education
Master's of Business Administration from DeSales University in Lansdale, PA
Bachelor's in Business Administration from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA
Bachelor's in the Science of Nursing from Gwynedd Mercy College in Gwynedd Valley, PA.
Coach University Graduate
· · Julie is a member of the International Coaching Federation and President-Elect and VP of Education for the Philadelphia Area Coaching Alliance (PACA) for 2004 and is working towards coach certification.
· · Experience: psychiatric nursing, human resources, recruiting, staff development and training.
· · Her articles appear in over 70 publications online and in print including the bi-monthly column Mentor's Forum in Nursing Management Journal, a monthly column in Advance Online for Medical Laboratory Pathologists and a monthly column "Personal Best" in Advance for Nurses and the Personal & Career Coach Q&A in Advance for Nurses Online.
· · From Coach Julie's Philosophy:
"No one becomes successful overnight. ..."
"It's not what happens to you; it's what you learn from it ..."
"There's greatness within each of us. ..."

About coach, definitions of coach (n), a person:
- who gives private instruction (as in singing or acting);
- who serves as a guide, leading others through an improvement process;
- who provides private instruction to increase proficiency of skills and talents;
- who instructs, demonstrates, directs, and prompts learners;
to bring about change for an individual to improve effectiveness with people, performance in a  
role or achieve a goal;
· · supportive, challenging, models desired outcomes;
allows to demonstrate what people know and what they are able to do;
provides constructive feedback designed to improve;
pushes performance towards high standards;
generally concerned with methods rather than concepts;
· · There are four coaching roles/styles:
hands-on - acting as an instructor for inexperienced learners.
hands-off - developing high performance in experienced learners.
supporter - helping learners use a flexible learning package.
qualifier - helping a learner develop a specific requirement for a competence-based or  
professional qualification.
· · Coaching is unlocking a person's potential to maximize their own performance, helping to learn rather than teaching.
· · Example: a sales manager who counsels and advises instead of simply telling what to do.
· · The word is often used interchangeably with Mentor.
Based on definitions from: 
In the words of the International Coach Federation:
" About Coaching
· · Professional coaches provide an ongoing partnership designed to help clients produce fulfilling results in their personal and professional lives. Coaches help people improve their performances and enhance the quality of their lives.
· · Coaches are trained to listen, to observe and to customize their approach to individual client needs. They seek to elicit solutions and strategies from the client; they believe the client is naturally creative and resourceful. The coach's job is to provide support to enhance the skills, resources, and creativity that the client already has. "
Philadelphia Area Coaches' Alliance (PACA) -- "... all great 
discoveries and breakthroughs are preceded by curiosity. so, please accept
our invitation to come on in, make yourself at home, explore, discover,  
learn, and grow." -- c/o Colleen Bracken -- 414 W. Price Street -- 
Philadelphia, PA 19144 -- 215-438-8585
Gwynedd-Mercy College -- 1325 Sumneytown Pike -- P.O. Box 901 -- 
Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437-0901 -- 1-800-DIAL-GMC -- 215-646-7300 -- 
Center for Lifelong Learning -- 1250 Virginia Drive -- Suite 200 -- 
Fort Washington, PA 19034 -- 215-643-8458
Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of Merion, PA
Temple University -- 1801 North Broad Street -- Philadelphia, PA 19122 USA, 215-204-7000
DeSales University
PAAHCR -- Philadelphia Area Association of Healthcare Recruiters
International Coach Federation -- 1444 "I" Street NW Suite 700 --
Washington, DC 20005 -- 888-423-3131, 202-712-9039 -- Fax:
888-329-2423, 202-216-9646 -- icfoffice at coachfederation dot org

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