Ensuring we're a good fit
The first step in the Coaching Journey is your FREE no obligation consultation session. This provides us with the opportunity to simply explore working together. An important step in this process is assessing if we will be a good 'fit'. Coaching is about opening up and sharing your life - warts and all – it’s about trust and honesty. So, it’s really important we both feel we can work together effectively to achieve this level of openness. This session will also give me the opportunity to hear from you and what you’d like to achieve. Also for me to share a bit of myself: my background, how I came to coaching and what I feel I can offer; and explain what you can expect from the coaching process in a little more detail. If it seems like we would be a good fit and you are happy with my fees, we can schedule your first session to start creating the life you want.
A partnerhip approach
The coaching journey is a partnership, the duration of which will be tailored to suit your
requirements. As you know, change doesn’t happen overnight so generally, clients commit to a programme of six to eight sessions. During your consultation session, we will discuss and determine what programme of coaching will best suit what you want to achieve.
We’ll come together approximately once a month, either face to face in a mutually convenient location, or over the telephone or Skype. All methods are as powerful as each other so it is down to personal preference, location and any time pressures you may have. Each coaching session lasts between one and one and a half hours. It’s amazing how much a person will get done just knowing there is someone to hold them accountable! You know next month I am going to ask; “Did you do it?”. It’s like having a running partner - without the partner there you may not run as far or even get out of the house. With a partner your attention is on running and you run further, faster and have more fun – you might even beat your personal best!
It's like parallel parking!
Throughout your journey, I will support and challenge you to make the most of where you are, as well as help you to strategise and implement a plan for where you want to be. I’ll be a sounding board – being able to talk about your issues lend clarity. Just discussing what has been clanging around your head all week is valuable. Have you ever been trying to solve a problem and getting nowhere until you had a chance to talk about it with someone? I'll help you see the wood through the trees!
Imagine for a moment that you are parallel parking a car. From the driver’s seat, you have plenty of skills and resources at your fingertips. You have several mirrors, and you control the steering, the fuel and the brakes. But you also have a few blind spots and possibly an unrealistic perception of the size, shape and limitations of your vehicle. However, from outside that vehicle – the place where I stand as your coach and consultant – I can see the
full range of possibilities and help you to see the places where you’re selling yourself short or heading for the curb. Just by being present I will help you discover what is important in your life and help you to get to where you want to be.
Please know that your privacy is incredibly important to me, and that whatever you chose to share with me will be in the strictest of confidence. Your details will never be mentioned, shared, sold, distributed or displayed in any form or fashion without your express permission.
"Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare."
"What you think of yourself is much more important that what others think of you.
“Within you right now is the power to do things you never dreamed possible. This power becomes available to you just as soon as you can change your beliefs.”