How do I know if coaching is right for me?
If you answer yes to any of these questions then coaching can most definitely support you to be the best
that you can be.
that you can be.
- 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?
What is Transformation coaching?
- Transformation coaching is unique from other coaching modalities. Within the natural flow of the transformational coaching session the client recognises how they contribute to their pain or dysfunction.
- The client is empowered to assist in their healing process by overcoming their self-sabotage of wellness. This is done in the areas of cognitive thought, body awareness, emotional intelligence, and spiritual connection.
- The client recognises their responsibility in the healing process.
What is Life coaching?
- Life coaching is a cooperative method where the coach and the client work together to help the client develop a clear and intentional life plan. This is achieved by leading the client through exercises that help them to discover what their authentic life looks like.
- It is a tool that is used to empower individuals and help them reach their goals through a structured conversation between the Coach and the Client. It consists of open ended questions that inspire the client to look within themselves for the answers that are stored in their subconscious just waiting to be found. The opportunity to talk through desires and dreams helps the client to create a vision and together they develop a detailed plan to reach those goals.
- During a coaching session your coach will walk by your side to help you reach your ultimate goal and aspirations.
- The client’s responsibility is to stick to the plan and report back to the coach the completed action items that have been developed.
- The coach’s responsibility is to create an environment where the client feels safe and a place where all possibilities can be explored while working through the process of connecting to their authentic self.
What is NLP?
NLP is used for personal development and for success in business. NLP is the practice of understanding how people organise their thinking, feeling, language and behavior to produce the results they do. NLP provides people with a methodology to model outstanding performances achieved by geniuses and leaders in their field. A key element of NLP is that we form our unique internal mental maps of the world as a product of the way we filter and perceive information absorbed through our five senses from the world around us.
- Neuro: Each individual has established their own unique mental filtering system for processing the millions of bits of data being absorbed through the senses. Our first mental map of the world is constituted of internal images, sounds, tactile awareness, internal sensations, tastes and smells that form as result of the neurological filtering process. The first mental map is called ‘First Access’ in NLP.
- Linguistic: We then assign personal meaning to the information being received from the world outside. We form our second mental map by assigning language to the internal images, sounds and feelings, tastes and smells, thus forming everyday conscious awareness. The second mental map is called the Linguistic Map (sometimes known as Linguistic Representation)
- Programming: The behavioral response that occurs as a result of neurological filtering processes and the subsequent linguistic map.
How does coaching and mentoring compare with related professional services?
Traditional forms of training
- N.B. Coaching and counselling share many core skills. However, professional counsellors work with personal issues in much greater depth than would generally be explored within a coaching context.
- N.B. The term consultant coach is often used when the coach is external to the organisation and therefore offering services on an 'external' or 'consultancy' basis. This is not, however, the same as consultancy per se.
How does coaching work?
Different coaches use different models to structure their sessions. A popular model 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. Your coach 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. I use this model along with other techniques acquired through both professional and experiential studies.
Life Coaches will…
Life Coaches won’t…
What will happen during a coaching session?
Coaching is predominantly carried out over the telephone, Skype or face to face. The usual procedure is that the client will contact the coach after arranging a convenient time and date. You will be guided through a 6 point process:
- 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.
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.
What does the coach need from me during a session?
- To make sure that your time is being well spent with your coach you are expected 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.
I want to start coaching now. What do I do?
- Below are some attributes to reflect upon before you consider taking the next step, otherwise the process is severely hampered and is likely not to work.
- If you have 5 or more of the attributes listed below then please contact me for a free session to discuss in depth your needs and how you would like to be coached.
- You have at least one coachable goal.
- You are ready to participate in the life coaching process.
- You have a level of motivation to learn and change.
- You have the capacity to be open and responsive.
- You have emotional management skills.
- You have the ability to see connections between present problems and the past.
- You have the capacity for introspection
- You are responsiveness to observations of others;
- You have the ability to tolerate depression or anxiety.
- You are flexible and open to new perceptions.
- You have a degree of interpersonal skills (empathic capacity, an appreciation for people’s differences, an understanding that not everyone has the same outlook). Interpersonal connectedness.
- You have at least one coachable goal.