WHAT IS COACHING?
When I meet new people and tell them what I do, it is often the case that although they have heard of coaching, they are usually unclear as to exactly what it involves. Lets see if I can add some clarity!
In my view, the aim of coaching is to achieve transformational change in your life. Coaching breaks through the obstacles holding you back, helping you fulfil your potential and achieve your aspirations.
Coaching is a one-to-one relationship between the coach (me) and the client (you). My role as coach is to create is a supportive and motivating environment to explore what you want in life and how you might achieve those aspirations. It is a totally personalised approach, adapted to your needs.
My training provides me with a wealth of tools to help you achieve greater self-awareness, with a focus on powerful questioning techniques. The coaching approach enables you to discover your own solutions to the challenges you face, and as such a coach does not act as a mentor or counsellor. Instead, I'm here to be your sounding board, providing you with the personal space and support you need to grow and develop.
With greater understanding of the obstacles you face, the next phase of coaching can kick in - change. But change is never easy, so as a coach I will be there to support and guide, with strategies and solutions designed to embed the change. Providing this additional motivation is typically just as important as working out what actions are needed.
Of course no single coach can cover all the possible areas that coaching can be used for. Instead, each coach will have a few areas that they specialise in, for example, my focus is on careers coaching, leadership & self development, and life coaching. Thus, my final piece of advice is to ensure that the background, qualifications and experience of the coach enables them to form an effective partnership with you.
"the aim of coaching
is to achieve transformational change"