1. First we’ll meet and talk about your reasons you have for coaching and what you would like to change/improve. We’ll decide if we are a good match and if we would enjoy working together, and, if Coaching will help you with the challenge you are encountering.
If we both want to progress then we’ll schedule meetings on a regular basis, initially to establish your goals and action plans and then to design strategies that ensure you deliver them!
At every meeting we will review the progress that has been made (an important step in understanding your improvement, growth and development) and set some actions that will help you in achieving your goal. I will hold you accountable to completing them!
2. Will I tell you what to do, offer advice and guidance? Not quite. Through specific question techniques and using a repertoire of coaching tools and techniques, I will support you in finding solutions and generate ideas that best suit your situation. Using your strengths and resources we will work out a set of actions that you are able to implement.
Coaching is a learning process and most likely adjustments need to be made as you progress through your change process. I will of course share specific insights and personal experiences that might help you (or speed up the process). Ultimately, you are responsible for your own change process – sometimes all that it needs is a ‘change in focus’!
3. How long would we work together?
My aim is to work towards outcome that are effective and changes that are sustainable. Coaching is not a “quick fix” solution and requires hard work on both sides (change and success doesn’t happen by chance!). Some of my clients meet their goals within 6-8 coaching sessions, while others require more time.
Coaching is a process that will help you overcome challenges and become more successful. At the end of the day, only you can do what it takes to make change happen. Imagine, if you were working with the best sports coach in the world but you never practised between your coaching sessions, you’d be unlikely to become a world-class sports person.
It is the same with Coaching… if you don’t complete the actions you commit to take, you won’t see the same levels of success.
Working with an experienced and qualified coach is an important aspect to consider. Here a few points to help you choose a coach:
My clients have reported the following a range of benefits from coaching on a personal and professional level: