Coaching Methodology

Coaching Methodology

I have a unique coaching methodology which is based on evidence-based research and ‘best practices’ from the business world as well as other fields.

Evidence-Based Approach to Coaching

I employee a ‘whole-person’ approach to coaching which is based on scientific research and clinical data. The validated techniques I use mostly come from Positive Psychology, Performance Psychology, Person-Centered Therapy, Solution-Focused Psychotherapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. While coaching is not like therapy (and should never be used a therapy substitute), some of the same questions, exercises, and techniques from these psychological subfields help my clients grow, change, and transform faster. Good science is a cornerstone for my coaching process.

Best Practices

While my coaching clients usually know ‘what’ they want to do next, sometimes ‘how’ is a real sticking point. When appropriate, I share best practices from a variety of disciplines including, but not limited to, business, productivity, time management, mindfulness, finances, relationships, and nutrition. It is always my client’s choice to decide if they wish to utilize a standard or industry best practice or select another way to solve a problem or achieve a milestone.


Coaching sessions are only part of the entire process. Daily or weekly fieldwork, including exercises or homework, are an integral part of change process as this is where innovative ideas or new habits begin to flourish. Often, my clients will try something new for seven days and then we will discuss if it is working or not at our next coaching session.


I maintain a journal of the work I do with each client which records the direction of the coaching engagement, brainstorming ideas, major insights or shifts, decisions made, exercises and homework that has been assigned, sticking points, etc.

Additionally, I ask that each one of my individual coaching clients to begin keeping a personal daily journal as part of the coaching process as journaling has been proven in various studies to be a very effective tool for self-growth and change.

Additional Support

I provide continuous support between each of our scheduled appointments, if needed. This includes special “laser” sessions such as 15-minute phone calls and unlimited email access (which I respond to within 24 hours, except during notified vacation periods).


All conversations and other related content created during our coaching sessions are confidential, unless prior authorization is obtained from a client to use part of a coaching sessions for a case study or testimonial.

The International Coaching Federation (ICF) does require coaches to keep a client’s name and email address within our professional coaching log. I do keep such a professional coaching log; however, this is a private document and no other information or content about our coaching sessions is revealed in this log. This coaching time log is for ICF accreditation purposes only.

Become an Inner Circle Member Today

While my coaching services are available by referral or invitation only, I would like to offer high-performers a complementary membership within my Inner Circle. This gift is exclusively for extraordinary people like yourself who have a big vision and the drive to solve real problems plus achieve ‘impossible’ goals.

As a new member, in lieu of a swag bag (sorry, those are hard to email), you will receive a digital copy of The Ultimate Collection of Transformational Self-Coaching Questions for Personal Development, which includes what many consultants, therapists, and thought leaders call the ‘Million Dollar’ Question.

Inner Circle Members are an elite community of highly successful individuals who value quality over quantity, prefer unique experiences to material goods, and know that completing their life mission and establishing a true legacy is worth more than any sum of money. Does this sound like you?

Although there is no secret handshake to learn, every week I will share my best content with you, including contrarian ideas, mastery insights, and evidence-based strategies on how to the live the Best Possible Life.

My Inner Circle was designed as a repository of best practices so you can get ‘twice the juice from half the fruit’ without spending hours doing research or reinventing the wheel yourself.

Membership is not for everyone, it is for leaders (and reader) who care about topics such as Peak Performance, Goal Achievement, Optimal Health, Business Growth, Time Mastery, Creative Thinking, Personal & Organizational Productivity, the Science of Happiness, and Cultivating Great Relationships.

Members are also given early bird notification of my new offerings and services before anyone else.

Finally, membership within my Inner Circle is always confidential. I hold your privacy in the highest regard and will never sell, rent, or share your email.


Thom Quinn

Thom Quinn

P.S. Join now, right below this note, and you will receive your complimentary copy of The Ultimate Collection of Transformational Self-Coaching Questions for Personal Development.

P.P.S. One of my business rules is the 10x Minimum Rule. I always try to deliver, at minimum, ten times the value to my client than the cost of the product or service. Membership in my Inner Circle is no exception.

Although there are no fees for membership, your time is more important than money and I will not waste it. I want you to be more efficient, effective, and productive, not less. As a result, you can rest assured that you will not receive a continual series of annoying marketing messages as an Inner Circle member. Instead, I promise that whenever I craft content to share with you, it will be designed to assist you with personal, professional, or profit development.

Membership within my Inner Circle is always confidential. I hold your privacy in the highest regard and will never sell, rent, or share your email address.