For me, coaching is a partnership that supports the client to achieve their outcomes. Each coaching session is a thought-provoking conversation between the coach and client. As the partnership develops over time, coaching becomes a trusted, reflective learning process, that provides space for the both parties to grow. The focus is absolutely on the client’s outcome, yet the coach always learns something from the experience too.
Fully defining every aspect of coaching is challenging, and you’re likely to find every coach explains it slightly differently. This is because so much of the experience is dependent on the individuals involved. It is a partnership after all. The coach will bring their own style and approach, while the client will bring their challenge which is unique to themselves. At its heart coaching is a conversation that supports the client in getting from where they are to where they want to be.
Who is it for?
Coaching is a great way for individuals to explore a range of challenges and actively move toward an outcome with the support of a skilled professional. There are many reasons individuals choose to engage a coach including:
- Feeling stuck in a situation or repeated experience, but can’t find a way out
- Finding they are working hard to achieve a particular goal or outcome, but don’t seem to be making any progress
- Demonstrating repeating behaviours such as procrastination, yet can’t seem to break free of these
- Wanting something out of life without being able to fully articulate what this is
- Noticing an endless internal chatter about what they should and shouldn’t do, yet can’t seem to quiet this down
My focus is on always meeting clients where they are with care and compassion. Then moving with them as they discover more about themselves and begin to make progress toward their goals. I expertly balance this with a willingness to step in and disrupt the patterns that may be holding them back. My integrative approach means I blend tools and techniques from a variety of specialisms including Cognitive Behavioural Coaching, Transactional Analysis, Narrative Coaching, Clean Language, and Neuro Linguistic Programming to name a few.