What is Coaching?

Is coaching for me?

If you have a goal you want to work towards in any area of your life then coaching is definitely for you. Even if you know you just want to make a change but aren’t sure where to start, then coaching can help you gain the clarity you need to make the first step forward.

The coach never tells you what to do, or offers advice. We can help to hold you accountable when you need it and to explore options that you may not even realise were available to you before the session.

How does a coaching session work?

Generally, an overall goal is established at the beginning of a series of sessions. Each session is then used to break this goal into smaller stepping-stones, with the client aiming to commit to at least one action to undertake before the following session. Much of the process is spent gaining clarity for the client on what benefit achieving that smaller goal will be to them, and how it contributes to the overall goal.

Each session lasts between 45 mins to 1 hour, and sessions can be spaced weekly, fortnightly or monthly, depending on the client’s needs. A minimum of five sessions can be signed up, as coaching is not a quick fix solution. Sessions can be done over the phone, Skype, Zoom or FaceTime.

How is coaching different to therapy?

Whilst coaches spend the session listening and asking questions, their purpose is very different to that of a therapist. A coach does not delve into the past, but takes their clients as they are now and works with them to move them forwards towards their goals. My favourite analogy is to think of a coach as a personal trainer, rather than a physiotherapist. If you need to treat an injury, or if something hurts and you don’t know why, you go to a physio, but if you want to get faster or stronger you go to a personal trainer. In all of my coaching sessions I assume you are well, whole and ready to move forwards in a positive direction.   

Ready to get started?

I offer a free 30 minute coaching session to give you an idea of what coaching involves and if it’s right for you.

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