What is life coaching?
Coaching is a confidential partnership between a professional coach and an individual or group that focuses on goals set by the individual or group.
The coaching process, helps people to be clear what they want, to become aware of ways of achieving it and to create a set of actions towards their goal. It helps them to stay focused and effective, to overcome problems that might arise along the way and to do it in a way that feels completely right for them.
The goals are set by the individual or group and the coach asks questions, makes observations and suggests techniques which will clarify the goal, raise awareness of possible ways to achieve it, and create a plan of actions.
Coaching helps people to clear out the clutter of things that are sapping their energy and enables them to focus on the things that really matter to them.
It is not just about what they want to do or have but also how they want to be.
Could coaching help you?
Do you want to challenge the status quo and make positive changes to their life?
Do you have a sense that you could be achieving more or enjoying more in any area of their lives and want to make it happen?
Do you have an ambition that you want to achieve or a goal you want to reach and want to find the best way of doing it?
Are you faced with a challenging situation or a difficult decision and want to get clarity and find the best way to resolve it?
If the answer to any of the questions above is yes, then coaching can help you.
How does it work?
Coaching relationships consist of a series of focused conversations on the phone or in person.
You come to the session with an idea, however vague, of what you want to achieve or change. The coach helps you to clarify what you want, how you might achieve it and to devise an action plan that you will carry out before the next session.
Sessions last 1 hour and take place once a week or once a fortnight. A typical coaching relationship will last between 4 and 8 sessions.
Career/Business Coaching Overview
Coaching can be useful at various points in your working life to help make decisions about your career, to help you to achieve your full potential and to deal with challenging situations that may arise along the way.
When is coaching useful
When you want to improve your performance, deal with new challenges, develop new skills, maybe to get a promotion or to make the most of one that you have already received.
When your workload, relationships, or situations at work leave you stressed and you want to take action to reduce your stress levels.
If you are looking to change your career or job and want to ensure that you make the right change and do it within a limited time frame.
When work is taking over your life and you want to restore your work life balance
When you are setting up a new business and want support and a solutions focused environment in which to resolve issues that you are experiencing.
If you have ambitions that are not realised and you want to do something about it
What can coaching offer
A non-judgmental, confidential environment that is completely focused on you, what you want to achieve and how you can achieve it.
A safe environment to discuss doubts, challenging situations and challenging relationships and develop strategies for dealing with them.
I want to go for promotion in the next 6 months
I want to find a way of working that allows me to spend more quality time with my children.
I want to open my own restaurant but I am not sure if it is feasable.
I have one member of staff that I find very difficult to manage
I need to improve my turnover figures or I may lost my job
I am not fulfilling my potential in this role and I want a change.
Personal Coaching Overview
Personal coaching relates to your life outside work. It differs from Career/Business coaching only in terms of it's goals.
Health and Fitness...
Following your dream...
Managing stressful situations
Rediscovering the real you
Springclean your life - clearing the physical and emotional clutter from your life...
It is about how you want to live your life, how you can get more of what you really value and achieve those things that really matter to you.
It may be about quality time with your family and friends, travelling, exploring and fulfilling your creative or sporting potential.
How can coaching help?
Coaching gives you a confidential, safe environment and the time and space to really think about what you want to do, how you want to be and the changes that you want to make to your life.
It provides a focused approach to identifying the things that you really want.
It enables you to break down your goals into specific actions that fits in with your life and respects other things and people that are important to you.
It supports you as you work through your actions, helping you to keep focused and find ways round any problems that arise along the way.
I run group sessions for up to 20 people including the following:
Intro to coaching basics/self help
Increase your confidence
Find out what really matters and get more of it.
Life coaching approach to weight loss
To find out how life coaching can help you make positive changes to your and feel more fulfilled, call or email me to arrange a reduced rate trial consultation (£20 for 1 hour rather than my usual rate £60). This is your chance to experience life coaching with absolutely no commitment to continue with further sessions if you do not feel that it is right for you.