Can you imagine how liberating it feels when you have someone who is 100% ‘there for you’ as your coach? Isn’t it nice to know that you’ll not be judged or criticised for what you are saying or doing (or not saying or doing…?) but rather you will be challenged and supported to make the changes you feel you need to make?
One of the things that you’re really going to love about coaching is the dedicated ‘you time’. People are best able to identify their own solutions to their own problems and as your coach, we will dedicate our time, energy and resources to helping you achieve this.
We wouldn’t tell you what to do, or how to do it, because you can choose for yourself what’s right for you. We will, however, challenge you positively to assist you in implementing and integrating the changes you wish to make.
We wonder if you’ve already started to notice how good you feel just thinking about having a coach…imagine how great the real experience can be. Opposite is how it helped recent clients…is it something you would benefit from..?
What is coaching?
Coaching is a relationship between two people who work together in moving forward an issue through discussions, questioning techniques and exploring alternative or new ways of approaching a problem or task.
The focus can be on many different aspects, for example:
- increasing confidence
- improving relationships
- improving performance
- understanding more about yourself and what you want out of life
- reducing stress and anxiety
- coping with change
- communicating better with others
In fact, the list is as diverse as each client a coach works with – after all each individual is unique, as are the circumstances that apply to them and their situation.
When is it useful?
Coaching can be helpful for anyone, but it is more successful for individuals who have a commitment to improving a situation they are in. It is particularly helpful for those people who feel they ‘cannot see the wood for the trees’ and need a different way of looking at the situation to make sense of thoughts, behaviours and feelings.
What happens in a coaching session?
Usually what happens is an issue is explored between coach and coachee through dialogue, questioning and thinking about the situation in detail. A defined goal is agreed early in the relationship so that both parties understand what the successful outcome should be and can commit to this. Once this commitment takes place then evidence can be collected about the current situation and ways to achieve the goal can be explored.
There are a variety of tools or techniques that can be used in coaching and some may be recommended to you as a way of helping the learning/understanding process. For any tool or technique that is suggested, it will be completely down to you whether or not you feel you would like to try it. The coachee always owns the process – not the coach.