To gain that worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything.Bernadette Devlin
Shift perceptions to discover possibilities and release potential - for individuals, teams and groups
Coaching is a very important strand of my business and one which I enjoy enormously. I get the opportunity to watch the transformation and realisation of the untapped possibilities and potential within my clients. Coaching can be useful on a personal or professional basis and is now widely accepted as an effective and practical tool for everyday use.
During the coaching process, I walk with you on a journey of self-discovery through insightful questioning dialogue. Most of the time I work on a one-on-one basis with clients, but there are times when a group of people will work together towards a common goal. By engaging people to discover and embrace their full potential, those personal or professional goals which may have seemed elusive in the past, become a reality.
My coaching approach is holistic, with an emphasis on engaging people to discover unidentified options and then make decisions that take them towards their dreams or goals. During the coaching process, the journey is as important as the destination goal. The process focuses on learning through exploration and self-discovery, while taking any necessary action to move towards any identified goals and dreams.
I work with Corporate and Private clients and below is a list of the different types of coaching available, some of which can be delivered via telephone, face-to-face or email sessions.
- Business coaching (Executive, Leadership and Management)
- Team coaching
- Career coaching
- Life and personal coaching
The coaching plan commences with an initial 30 minute free consultation ‘chemistry’ meeting, during which we will explore, amongst other things, what you wish to get from the coaching relationship and whether we are best suited to working with each other. The coaching plan will typically consist of between 3 – 6 sessions, with each coaching session tailored to your needs and goals.
What can you expect at each session? This depends on the individual client, the issues we are working on, the changes they want to make, where we are in that process, the progress they’ve made, and the tasks that they have undertaken.
But there are some constants:
- Although the approach is informal, relaxed and friendly, you may sometimes find
yourself challenged by the process and outside your comfort zone.
- As coach, my job is not to tell you what to do, but to explore with you the changes
and new directions you want pursue; and to guide you towards them.
- By asking you considered and powerful questions and by listening to you objectively and
non-judgementally, we will discover new perspectives on, and a greater understanding of your goals.
- By taking part in the coaching program, you make a commitment to follow through on any
actions in between coaching sessions.
- The sessions, and any related paperwork, are always kept completely confidential.
“Coaching is not advising, telling or influencing; and, though it can be therapeutic in its effect, it is not therapy or counselling. The coach is a facilitative partner to the client on their journey of personal learning and development. The client decides on the agenda, and the coach is responsible for keeping the process productively on track. To this end the coach skilfully listens, questions, reflects, encourages, challenges and supports.”
Get in touch to discover more about coaching or for a free 30 minute consultation.