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About Coaching

Coaching helps you get to where you want to be, in life and in business.

The word coaching literally means “to transport someone from one place to another”. It originates from the world of sport (and transport), but is equally powerful and successful when applied to people’s personal and professional lives.

It empowers you to move forward from where you are now to where you want to be in life and in business, faster and more efficiently than if you had to do it on your own.

The world’s most successful entrepreneurs, executives and business owners have long known the power of coaching as a means of keeping them accountable, challenging them and giving them clarity and focus.

Coaching is all about helping the people get the results they want. As your coach I will help you set exciting and challenging goals, support and encourage you to achieve them and be the best you can be. I do this by giving you my undivided attention, and focus 100% on you.

Coaching is about:

  • Being accountable
  • Believing in possibilities
  • Having a sounding board
  • Challenging and inspiring
  • Being a catalyst for change
  • Motivation

  • Being action orientated
  • Clarity about goals & motivation
  • Being open to different options
  • Unleashing your full potential
  • Turning your wish list into achievable goals

Coaching doesn’t change people, but it powerfully allows you to see more choices and options so that you can change yourself.

What is business coaching?

Business coaching focuses on helping the people in the business deal with their challenges. This could be the business owner who wants to grow his business and motivate his staff, or someone who is up for promotion who wants help with management and leadership skills. It could also be a new recruit who needs to be embedded in the company culture and find their own place or a team of people who want to improve their team performance.

What is career coaching?

Career coaching helps people who are unhappy in their job find out what they really want, and work out a plan to get it. This could be a complete career change, starting their own business, or simply change their mindset and deal better with their current situation.

Therapist, consultant or mentor?

A coach is neither a therapist nor a consultant or mentor. When a client has deeper psychological problems, they should see a psychologist or therapist, who helps them deal with the past and provides support to contain and move out of a crisis situation. A coach will come in after that, when the client has come to a point in their life where they know they want to change, but want help and support to realise this. The coach will focus on the whole person, rather than on one specific issue.

Consultants and mentors generally operate on work-related topics. A consultant will analyse the situation, make a report and give recommendations as to what to do. A mentor will generally guide and teach someone in a specific task or job. They will share their knowledge of a certain matter with the client and pass on “tricks of the trade”.

A coach on the other hand, will empower the client to come up with their own solutions, thus giving the client ownership and control of their life and business. With their breadth and depth of understanding about attitude and results, a coach will often achieve benefits that are realised faster and will last longer than those resulting from a mentoring or consultancy approach.

Who can benefit from having a business or career coach?

Coaching is for people who want to improve their situation and achieve goals. They have realised that they want to make a change, are keen to be coached and have a desire, motivation and readiness to make those changes and achieve their goals.

Some people need a dramatic event (such as a credit crisis or being made redundant) to make changes in their business or their life. Other people may be reasonably satisfied and successful but believe that you “do not have to be sick to get better“. It doesn’t matter which category you fall into, coaching is a great way to make lasting positive changes in your life and business.

It is for people who want to take (back) control of their life and business, who want to feel empowered and positive about the direction their life is taking and who are willing to take action to get what they want.

Remember: you can be anything you want to be, do anything you want to do and create a life for yourself where anything is possible. It takes hard work and commitment on your part to make things happen, but a coach will be there to support you and encourage you along the way.

Areas for business coaching

  • Leadership
  • Staff motivation
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Work/life balance
  • Time management
  • Team performance
  • Systems and organisation
  • Exit strategy

Areas for career coaching

  • Changing career
  • Starting your own business
  • Coming back after a break
  • Work/life balance
  • Time management
  • Confidence
  • Preparing for a job interview

Typical Results

Having someone to support and encourage you to be your very best can result in lots of improvements. Here are just some examples of what working with me could mean for you:

Increased profitability
Clarity
Focus
More time
Increased confidence
Increased motivation
More holidays
Less stress