FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS COACHING?
Everyone want to know how they can be better, how can they improve and be the best they can be. Coaching is the answer.
Coaching is not telling people what to do; it is helping them clarify and control their life. It is helping them evaluate what they are doing now in their life in the light of their goals, dreams, values and intentions. It gives them new choices and leads to change. Coaching helps a person go beyond the mental blocks of what they thought was possible.
Coaching works as a partnership between coach and client, it helps to clarify goals, to make them challenging and motivating, then to achieve those goals with the energy that comes from their deepest values.
Coaches are specially trained to work with people in all walks of life to help them achieve their goals, live their values and be the best they can be.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING THE DISCOVERY CALL?
The discovery call is an informal call and an opportunity to see if we're a good fit for one another. There is no need to prepare for the call!
I will answer your questions, give you a background on who I am, my coaching approach and what to expect.
You will also have an opportunity to discuss what you're looking for and what brings you to coaching.
The call includes a coaching portion.
WHY SHOULD I HIRE A COACH?
There are a vast number of reasons but to highlight a few, a coach is:
A coach is committed to your advancement, they're your #1 supporter.
Dig deep into areas of your life to find the root cause.
Unbiased - The coach acts in your best interest only.
Maintains Confidentiality - The coaching agreement takes confidentiality extremely seriously. You can discuss your thoughts in a safe space, knowing you are in a confidential space.
Helps provide alternative perspectives - You will notice yourself having "Aha" moments in sessions as you dive into different perspectives.
Creates awareness and clarity
Helps keep you accountable
Challenges your comfort zone by supporting and encouraging you along the way
Provides the necessary tools for you to achieve your big goals
Helps with mastering and building habits
HOW IS COACHING DIFFERENT TO THERAPY AND COUNSELLING?
Counselling and therapy are to remedy the client’s problems. The client comes to therapy or counselling because they feel dissatisfied with their life and want relief from psychological and/or physical symptoms.
They want to get away from pain or discomfort rather than move towards desired goals. Therapy and counselling often seek to understand the past and what went wrong in order to be better in the present. Coaching focuses on the present and future. A coach may work with a client who has a good life, but wants the coach to help them make it better still.
HOW IS COACHING DIFFERENT FROM CONSULTING OR MENTORING?
A mentor is a senior person in the business who guides a junior person from their greater experience. A coach does not have to be a senior person in the client’s line of business. The client has to know the business, not the coach.
Consultancy deals with the business system as a whole. A consultants recommendations affect individuals indirectly. Coaching affects individuals directly. Coaching will very often be part of a consultant’s recommendations for a business.
CAN COACHING CREATE DEPENDENCY?
No. The coach wants the client to be autonomous and achieve what they want. They make it clear from the start that the client is responsible for, and owns the results of the coaching. Coaching works to make the client more self reliant, not less so.