What is Coaching?
Coaching with me revolves around working co-operatively with your genuine self to make change and progress that is meaningful to you at a deep level.
This contrasts with other forms of coaching, which can cover many different areas (i.e.: improving time management, working towards external goals only, voice work, acting, writing etc), because although we work towards specific goals together, it is always in the context of what is right for you deep down.
Is Coaching like having Counselling?
Coaching is different to counselling, in that it takes place largely in the present moment and we look towards the future together. Although the past may come up organically from time to time, we focus on your experience now and your vision for your life. If you are feeling that you mainly need to work on issues from your past right now (which is valuable work) you may benefit more from counselling at this time.
When Would I benefit from Coaching?
There is nothing quite like coaching to support you while going through a transitional time, or to help you bring out the best side of yourself in the way that feels right. It can help you to gain clarity, find your passion, understand blocks, move forward and grow as a person. There is an emphasis on empowerment, as you are assisted in finding your own answers and it can be both validating and meaningful.
My clients often start their coaching journey when they feel something is not going as well as it could (either professionally or personally), when they are at a crossroads, they feel that life lacks meaning or fulfilment, or when they are working towards a specific goal or project and need extra support. There is a reason world-class athletes and CEOs have experts and a team backing them; it can be hard to make significant progress in our lives using our determination and perspective alone.
What is Different About Your Approach?
In addition to coaching, I have a varied background of work and study (acupuncture, stretching, self-development, writing and more) which helps me to think outside of the box and assist clients in making meaningful change. Working with me will therefore be quite different to working with someone with a background in corporate work and you may find this opens up different possibilities for your coaching.
As a writer and creator, I also have a good understanding of tackling challenges and projects and seeing them all the way to the end and everything that that process entails – both practically and personally. For this reason I have worked with many creatives and entrepreneurs who are attempting to do something they have never done before. I am also passionate about supporting those who are creating social change, supporting the vulnerable in society and, or intent on bringing their gifts into the world to make a difference in some way.
What is Coaching at Depth?
This means that we explore both goals and obstacles in the context of what is right for you, whether this is a career or personal goal. While taking a very logical approach to achieving a goal or solving a problem is usually very sensible, it can also be extremely important to know how we feel and what we really want. This can save us time, energy and help us achieve real satisfaction, rather than just working towards things that “look good on paper”. And this kind of perspective often has real-world benefits in terms of quality of life, relationships, achievement and career progress.
This means that if you need a coach to predominantly work on more external goals without that deeper connection to what is right for you or your company (i.e. actioning a corporate strategy but not thinking about the deeper meaning or purpose behind that), I am probably not the right coach for you at this time. But if you are looking for someone who can support you in bringing more of your own innate talents and abilities into the world in order to make a difference to your own life or others’, I may be the right coach for you.
What is the Next Step?
If you are interested in coaching sessions with me, visit the next page Working Together for more information.