How do I know life coaching is right for me?
Do you have a deep inner knowing you aren’t reaching your full potential and want more from life?
Do you doubt you have the skills, resources or confidence to the get to the next level of your career?
Do you feel completely stuck? Are you sick of repeating the same patterns over and over again?
Do you have trouble making decisions or fail to stick to decisions you have made?
Are you ready to embrace 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 is life coaching?
Life coaching is an amazing tool that is used to empower individuals and help them reach their goals; it is a structured conversation between the Coach and the Client with space and time for deep exploration.
During a coaching session I will partner with you to help you to reach your ultimate goals and aspirations.
I will deeply listen to you, ask questions that you or nobody else would ever ask, find out what your challenges are and support you to create soul aligned steps to reach your end goal.
You will be encouraged to make decisions and take radical responsibility for the choices you make. I believe you already have everything you need. Coaching helps you access your innate inner wisdom.
What life coaching is not
Life coaching is not about me giving you the answers through suggestions or advice. It is not counselling or psychological therapy.
I sometimes include mentoring in my intensive programmes to help accelerate your progress where appropriate. My workshops and online courses may have a significant taught element.
How does life coaching work?
I practice a holistic integrative approach to coaching which draws from my background in Psychology, healthcare, professional coaching, nutrition and lifestyle medicine.
I integrate coaching models and tools and draw from a blend of approaches including somatic coaching, positive psychology and neuroscience.
In addition, I also offer personality profiling, values/strengths exploration and work on confidence and beliefs.
What will happen during a coaching session?
Coaching sessions are carried out online or face to face.
I will provide the structure for our sessions but content is completely guided by you. It is a safe space to discuss anything that is coming up for you. Each session will be for 60 minutes unless otherwise stated.
I will manage the timing of the session and ensure you gain full value from our time together.
Who else will know what has been said?
Our coaching sessions are completely confidential. I agree and comply to the Coaching Code of Conduct and only in extreme circumstances will this confidence be breached. This includes the intent to cause harm to yourself or others or criminal acts.
For my own professional development I have coaching mentoring; at these sessions I may discuss the work we are doing on a strictly no names basis.
As part of my training with the ICF I keep a log of my coaching hours; this log will include your name and email address.
What does the coach need from me during a session?
To make sure that you get the most of our coaching sessions please come to each session fully prepared with a goal in mind that you would like to work towards. A goal could be anything from just wanting to discuss how you feel about a particular situation that has come up that week or something more specific like a plan. These are your sessions so bring what feels most important to work on.
Preparation is important for the coaching session, so I encourage you to spend 15 minutes prior to the session taking yourself to an environment where you will not be disturbed, with a drink and feeling refreshed to relax prior to the start of the session.
You will also need to have a pen and paper to hand and any other items that you may think will be useful such as a diary or journal.