How do I know coaching is right for me?
What is coaching?
Coaching is a tool that is used to empower individuals and help them reach their goals; it is a
structured conversation between the Coach and the Client.
During a coaching session I will walk 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 your coach giving you suggestions or advice. It is not counselling or psychological therapy.
I use mentoring in my intensive programmes to help accelerate your progress where appropriate. My workshops and online courses have a significant taught element.
If you commence a series of coaching sessions and it is deemed that coaching is not the correct support mechanism for you at this moment in time this will be discussed with you directly to find a suitable solution to support your onward journey.
How does coaching work?
I have a holistic approach to coaching drawing on my background in Psychology, my experience in healthcare, nutrition and lifestyle medicine and my skills in coaching.
I make use of some coaching models and tools and draw from approaches including somatic coaching, positive psychology and neuroscience.
In addition, I also offer DISC personality profiling, Values elicitation and work on confidence and beliefs.
What will happen during a coaching session?
Coaching is predominantly carried out over Zoom or face to face.
Please attend each session at the pre-arranged time and date.
The content of the session is dependent on your requirements and preferences; we can discuss this further in our call. Each session will be for 60 minutes unless otherwise stipulated.
I will manage the timing of the session and ensure you gain full value from the session.
Who else will know what has been said?
A coaching session is 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.
I am registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office for data protection.
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 your time is being well spent with me please to come to the session fully prepared and with a goal or aspiration in mind that you would like to work towards.
Preparation is very important for the coaching session, so you are encouraged 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 ensure that you have a pen and paper to hand and any other items that you may think will be useful such as a diary or journal.