What is coaching and how can it help?
Coaching is a powerful, motivational profession, grown from the realization
that we can all sometimes lose our way amid the stresses and strains of
modern life. Often we need an unbiased, outside view to help move us
Coaching takes place through conversation, but is however different from normal social conversation. It is dynamic and focused.
Hope doesn’t get you what you want, focusing on what really matters does. Having purpose and awareness of where you are now and focusing on where you want to be, gives you direction and motivation. You reap what you sow.
Coaching is about scheduling time for yourself to discover what you’re really capable of and taking action to achieve what you want by taking step-by-step changes to achieve your aspirations.
Coaching is about unlocking your potential to maximize your own performance enabling you to live your best, fullest, most productive and happiest life.
"Dream what you want to dream
Is coaching for me?
"You create your own luck"
Training: the trainer fixes the training agenda and transfers skills and knowledge, whereas in coaching the individual sets the agenda, which is fluid and flexible.
Mentoring: a mentor passes on knowledge, skills and specific experience to a mentee. A coach does not need any experience or knowledge to coach on a subject.
Therapy: this deals with past-related feelings and resolution of old pains and old issues whereas coaching is about setting goals and forward action.
Consulting: consultants tend to be experts within a specific industry, whereas the coaches expertise in the domain of conversation, communication and interpersonal skills. Consultants are often expected to provide answers whereas a coach does not provide advice but works with an individual to create changes evoking the answers from the individual.
Support from a friend: a friend may expect a person
to support them in return, whereas a Coach does not have such expectations.
A friend may not challenge a person for fear of upsetting the person
or may get angry if a person does not do as they recommend. A Coach
will not give advice, but will challenge and stretch a person and ask
effective questions to prompt the coachee to make their own recommendations,
ideas and solutions. The friend may expect the person to see the world
as they do whereas a Coach is non-judgmental and will not make
assumptions. A friend may want their friend to remain the same. A
Coach is there to support their coachees to achieve their goals and
live the life they choose.
Benefits of Coaching
My role is to motivate and inspire, asking searching questions, challenging you and helping you uncover your own wisdom and potential. My job is to provide support to enhance the skills, resources and creativity that you already have. Remember your past is not your potential. When a person is truly listened to, they grow in ability and confidence.
your coach I am not a problem solver, a teacher or even an expert, I
am your very own facilitator who will raise your level of self-awareness.
Coaching works by breaking down what might seem like an overwhelming
goal into manageable bite-sized chunks. This helps you to succeed and
to see results quickly.
Through Career Coaching I will help you to:
often are you truly listened to, without interruption?
I will give you the time and space to think through your challenges and options in an environment where you feel safe and comfortable. I will support, encourage and motivate you through the personal change that lies ahead.
“Happiness comes from within.”
How do I arrange to receive coaching?
The complimentary session
Coaching isn't for everyone, so I offer a complimentary "getting to know you" session, to assess whether coaching is right for you and whether you are comfortable with me as your coach.
when we chat it is apparent that coaching isn’t for you, then
I will let you know about other self-help organizations that may be
What happens in a coaching session?
My clients enjoy face-to-face, telephone, Skype or Face Time coaching sessions. Coaching is all about you. With my help and support, you decide how you want each session to work.
You will meet / call regularly at a pre-arranged time.
E-mail and telephone support can be offered between sessions. Some clients particularly like 5-10 minute calls to provide support to give that extra push or impetus when the going gets tough. Just knowing you have someone on your side proves very motivational and rewarding for both the client and myself.
a coaching session the client discusses the challenges they face, devises
ways to meet those challenges and set goals. I help the client to continually
focus on their goals and keep them on track until they are achieved.
I am a Coach not a Counsellor, although I am trained in a
number of therapies, which enable me to help clients with past related
issues such as fears, phobias and limiting beliefs. I help people look at
the present and realize their future, rather than look at the past, although
if the past is holding a person back from coping with the present or
preventing them from moving forward, I can assist with these types of
issues. I help people to
focus on their own solutions. As a result they will be better equipped
to solve their own problems, long after the coaching has stopped.
How long will the coaching process last?
This really depends on what you are trying to achieve. The length of time, very much depends on the individual and what they want to achieve.
During each session you will establish an issue and I will encourage you, through a series of questions, to set goals aimed at resolving that issue. With help from me, you will explore various options that will enable you to take a step nearer to your goal.
may be a challenging experience and will require a lot of commitment
from you. You will be expected to take action to aid your progress.
I will be there to encourage and motivate you each step of the way to
How much does it cost?
The coaching packages are tailor made to your own needs to gain momentum, focus and direction.
E-mail support and 5-10 minute calls between sessions are provided at no extra cost.
this is an investment in YOU. You deserve to live your best life.
Coaching requires your full commitment and when fully committed the benefits can be enormous.
you feel you really would like to make changes and be coached then please
do contact me. There never is a better time than the present, to start
to make improvements to your life.
You can be assured when we speak that our conversation will be held in the strictest confidence.
Whatever you chose, I wish you well in the future.
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