Coaching is fun, powerful, progressive and often positively life changing. So what is it that you really want and desire?
What is coaching?
Coaching is about helping another person to move forward with their personal and professional goals. It provides clarity to the desired outcome and a safe and confidential environment to explore what it is you really want. A surprising level of self- awareness and learning is achieved and it can be a really revealing and fun journey to take.
Coaching is often life changing and acts as a catalyst for unexpected changes ensuring that important values and beliefs are preserved.
So what is the difference between coaching mentoring and training?
Coaching is about YOU, your goals dreams and desires where you are the expert. Coaching is fluid and structured around you not for you. It focuses on your gaols and what you want to achieve.
Mentoring is where advice and guidance based on experience is given, the mentor has usually taken the same or similar route that the mentee desires.
Training is teaching, it is about imparting knowledge, improving skills and performance. It follows a structure with goals and competencies that must be met.
If you are at a cross roads or need to make some important changes or decisions and not sure how to get started. If you don’t want to take the journey on your own working with an objective professional is the right choice for you. Whether you are considering a major life change, simply have something to solve, want to launch a business, make a career move, relocate or have something in your sight working with a trained coach will empower you so success can be achieved more easily and quickly.
As a therapist I will be able to advise if coaching or therapy is your best option, sometimes people come to therapy because they are not fulfilled believing they have a problem and in actual fact it is coaching they need. Therapy fixes and solves issues, coaching releases you from situations when you get stuck, moves you on and helps to achieve what you want.
The benefits of working with a coach
Working with someone who is committed to your success will assist you in establishing effective goals and ensuring you remain focused throughout the whole process.
Self awareness is not something that is always reached alone and you will find the coaching relationship an invaluable approach to getting where you want to be and beyond expectations.
You will feel motivated in reaching your desired outcome as you validate your own ideas and goals, you will be fully supported as each step is taken at your pace. You are the expert in your field and in your life I am here to facilitate the changes you want to make not to shape your way of thinking. If something is holding you back and you are struggling on your own to identify what it is, the coaching alliance will reveal this and we can work together to address it. Coaching is primarily about learning and reaching a level of self- awareness that will stay with you as self- development becomes a natural way of life. Sometimes we have to let go of something before we can move on or progress and coaching ensures conditions are in place so you feel you can fly!
My coaching style is non judgemental, challenging but supportive.
I don’t have my own agenda when I am coaching, you are the expert on your subject and I am 100% focused on you.
I am not attached to the outcome as you create this for yourself and whatever you achieve through coaching is your triumph and a direct result of the decisions you make, the actions you have implemented and the work you have put in.
IN OTHER WORDS IT IS ALL ABOUT YOU
I offer a free consultation without obligation, it is essential to enter coaching only when it is clear that you know how coaching is going to benefit you. Some people confuse coaching with counselling, coaching is very different and understanding what you will get is important. In coaching we focus on the future and encompass all your strengths and positive attributes. We can draw from what we have learned from the past but coaching concentrates on creating a compelling future. To ensure that I am the the right coach for you It may be that we meet and possibly speak several times before you decide to go ahead and if you choose not to that is still OK.
I will take this life enhancing journey with you and make it one of great empowerment and unwavering self- belief, you will reach your destination having realised your full potential – success always being the only possible outcome.
AS YOUR COACH AND WITH YOUR AGREEMENT I WILL:
- Listen to who you are and what you want
- Provide clarity when you need it
- Keep you focused on your goals and dreams
- Be an objective & professional sounding board
- Take each step with you at your pace
- Never be judgemental
- Respect your views, values and beliefs
- Help you overcome your self limiting beliefs
- Create a safe environment for you to be yourself
- Challenge you when you need it
People often sabotage their own happiness and development because they lack the confidence to take a chance, Fear is the one human trait that we all share- what a comforting thought that is!
Without a doubt every person reading this will have had a fear of one of the following at some point in their life and possibly for a great part of their life:
- Fear of failure
- Fear of losing something or someone
- Fear of rejection
- Fear of being exposed
- Fear of what the future holds
- Fear of dying
- Fear of not being good enough
- Fear of not being in control
- Fear of not being successful
- Fear of losing face
- Fear of being ridiculed or laughed at
- Fear of being wrong
- Fear of looking inferior
- Fear of being unloved
- Fear of not being accepted
- Fear of financial insecurity
- Fear of fear
So if you have or are experiencing any of the below- coaching could be a consideration for you and an opportunity to invest in yourself.
- Self limiting beliefs
- Self sabotage
- Limiting beliefs
- This is what you can achieve
- Peace of mind
- Realise your dreams
- Reach potential
- Achieve your goals
An important point to make is that I can offer a combination of therapy and coaching, this very much depends on you as an individual and as both therapist and coach I can easily identify which your best option is – coaching, therapy or a combination.
So many people have said to me that they don’t feel worthy, they don’t deserve something. they are not good enough, if you would like to break this cycle then you would likely benefit a great deal from coaching.
DISC profiling is an amazing self awareness assessment and fun exercise to complete. It helps you to understand why you react the way you do to certain people and in different circumstances. It confirms your preferences as there is no good or bad , better or worse profile to have. It will help you to really get to know what challenges you and how you are likely to react under pressure.
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Based in Wetherby West Yorkshire