The Peter J. Mulry Foundation Welcomes YouAt the individual level, core values define a person's character. They guide how we behave and make decisions. In the aggregate, they help to shape our culture. In today's cultural environment, there is a need to teach young people the core values and to "coach" the life skills that are necessary for successful achievement. At the Peter J. Mulry Foundation, we endeavor to use coaching to help parents and educators teach those life skills to the young people in our community.
Our approach is to use techniques learned in over 25 years of coaching intercollegiate and interscholastic sports. What we have learned over those years is that coaching is about getting the very best out of someone and enabling them to make decisions that will improve their life. Coaching is becoming widely acknowledged today because people realize just how effective coaching is.
Coaching is different than psychology, counseling, or therapy. The big difference between coaching and these professions is that coaching doesn't claim to have the answers. A coach's job is not to go over old ground, be past-orientated, or to force-feed information, but to work with clients to help them find the answers themselves.
Coaches are hired for very many different and diverse reasons, for example: to climb the career ladder faster; to feel more fulfilled at work; to improve relationships with family and partners; to learn parenting skills that benefit both the child and parent; to gain a spiritual meaning to life, or a desire to "be a winner." When a person experiences being coached, their motivation comes from working with a coach who is an upbeat, positive role model. In this way coaching is a unique way of developing people. Coaches agree that helping clients to reach their full potential through this approach produces great satisfaction. Our goal is to provide you with useful information about our organization and to encourage you to join in our efforts.