What is Coaching?
Coaching is a tool that is used to empower individuals and help them reach their goals. It is simply a structured conversation between Coach and Client, but don’t let that simplicity fool you as to just what a powerful thing it can be, to be asked the right questions, at the right time.
During a coaching session I will walk along with you, by your side to help you to reach your ultimate goal and aspirations. I will listen to you, ask questions, find out what your challenges are and inspire you to reach that end goal.
You will be encouraged to make decisions and take responsibility for these decisions.
What coaching is not
Coaching is not about giving you suggestions or advice – I am not mentoring or counselling you.
I coach from a place of believing that you already have all you need to move forwards and achieve your goals and your dreams. I can help you to get there more quickly and easily, but the work, and the results, are all yours!
If you decide to work with me, but at any point it is deemed that coaching is not the you really need for you at that moment in time, we can have a conversation about that and I help you to find a more suitable solution to support you on your onward journey.
Who do you work with?
Anyone wanting to make positive change happen in the world, whether that’s through a community project, a blog or a business, including:
– ethical business owners
– social and environmental entrepreneurs
– bloggers and creatives with an environmental leaning
– project creators and leaders
How does coaching work?
Different coaches use different models to structure their sessions. A popular model that I frequently use is the GROW model which is an acronym for the areas explored, Goals, Reality, Options and Way forward.
This model keeps you moving forward towards your goal. I will be asking you questions, listening to your responses, challenging you whilst all the time remaining non-judgemental regarding the details and not offering you any advice.
What will happen during a coaching session?
Coaching is predominantly carried out over the telephone/SKYPE or face to face.
Each session will vary but the basic structure is as follows:
- Review the previous session and the actions that you completed
- Set the goal for that session
- Consider where you are at the present moment with this goal
- Consider your options in meeting this goal
- Agree on some actions
- Summarise the session before completing the session.
Each session will be between an hour, and an hour and a half. I will manage the timing of the session and ensure that you gain full value from the session.
How do I know if coaching is right for me?
Do you feel that currently you aren’t reaching your potential and feeling fulfilled?
Is there a gap of where you are now to where you want to be?
Do you sometimes feel you don’t have the skills, resources or confidence to get something complete?
Do you feel stuck and put off making decisions or fail to stick to those decisions you have made?
Are you ready to entertain new and fresh ideas?
Are you willing to be accountable for what you desire?
If you answer yes to any of these questions then coaching can most definitely support you to be the best that you can be.
What do you need from me during a session?
To make sure that your time is being well spent it is really helpful if you come to the session fully prepared and with a goal, aspiration or topic in mind that you would like to work towards.
The only other things you need are a place where you won’t be disturbed during our session, and a pen and paper to take some notes.
Who else will know what has been said?
Our coaching sessions are completely confidential. I agree and comply to the Coaching Code of Conduct which you will find here and only in extreme circumstances (for example if you divulge an intent to cause harm to yourself or others or criminal acts) will this confidence be breached.
I want to start coaching now. What do I do?
Step 1: Schedule a complimentary, no-obligation consult. You can do that right here.
Step 2: Watch your email for some questions from me. Before we hop on the phone, I’d like to know a bit about you and what you’d like to get out of coaching with me.
Step 3: Fill out and submit the questionnaire.
Step 4: At the scheduled time of your consult, we’ll consult! We’ll use the opportunity to make sure we’re the perfect fit before you commit.
Step 5: Then we’ll get started! If you decide to work with me, I’ll tell you the exact steps for getting started. If you decide not to work with me or if we aren’t a perfect fit, I’m happy to share other resources to help you get what you need.
Have questions? Email me right here.