CREATE your HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPETITIVE EDGE.
I’m Ray Capelovitch, JD, CPCC
I grew up in a golden age of hockey in Montreal, where I learned to love the game. A health issue cut short my college career but I still think of myself as an old goalie.
After graduating from Amherst College, I went on to earn a law degree from Washington University School of Law and worked as an attorney for 25 years, in government, private practice and running my own firm. I was good at it but didn’t love it.
Then, I discovered coaching through the International Coach Federation (ICF) chapter in St. Louis and became a certified coach at the Coaches Training Institute.
Now, having coached for several years, I was the 2018 president and am the 2019 president of the ICF St. Louis chapter.
I started out coaching attorneys. But my burning desire was to coach professional athletes, focusing mainly on hockey players and coaches.
What’s the common denominator among attorneys professional athletes and sports coaches? Each one has to work extremely hard to maintain elite performance. The stakes are high and the egos are large. And I love it.
“I HIGHLY RECOMMEND RAY AS A COACH”
Michelle Rafik – Executive Coach | Leadership Consultant | Licensed Attorney
“Ray is a wonderful coach. He invokes just the right blend of wisdom and action in his clients. Ray helps me move forward while also being keenly in tune to my need to slow down and be contemplative at times.”
“I CAN ATTEST TO RAY’S COACHING BECAUSE, LONG AFTER WE LAST MET, I STILL EMPLOY MANY OF THE IMPROVEMENTS WE ARRIVED AT.”
Scott Thompson – Senior Public Defender – Appellate/PCR East – Area 51
“It is my pleasure to recommend Ray Capelovitch as a personal coach.
I am lawyer with a busy, often stressful, practice. Although my motivation has remained high for the nearly 25 years I have been practicing, I have often felt as though I was not performing optimally. I also needed assistance balancing work obligations with my personal life.
Meeting with Ray, we first explored my core values and motivation. Using that assessment, we then examined the areas of my professional life I wanted to address. What were the reoccurring difficulties that interfered with my role as a counselor and advocate? What habits had I developed that distracted from the satisfaction I usually gained from my work? We discussed my concerns: developing organizational strategies, combatting procrastination, and improving communication. My goal was to increase my focus and productivity. We accomplished that goal by acknowledging my strengths and training my weaknesses. It was a personal and professional assessment I might not have otherwise accomplished on my own. It was an assessment any professional should undertake to remain at the top of their game.
Ray’s coaching worked for me because he recognizes that transformation is not something that can be imposed but it must come from within. By linking my goals with my values we had productive discussion of how to optimize my practice and enhance my satisfaction with work. And by setting objective goals, I was able to monitor the changes I made to see what worked best for me. Ray is easy to talk to and he proved adept at drawing out solutions that met my goals.
I can attest to Ray’s coaching because, long after we last met, I still employ many of the improvements we arrived at. My satisfaction with work has increased. Not only did I benefit from Ray’s coaching, my clients have as well. I highly recommend Athlete’s Edge Coaching.”