Q 1: What is coaching and am I ready for it?

There are many definitions of coaching.  I like the way the International Coach Federation defines it:

“Coaching is partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximise their personal and professional potential”.

A coach will not tell you all the answers or provide you with career or other ‘advice’.  A coach will work with you to help you find your own thoughts and solutions.

Being coached means being open to change; this may include learning how to alter the way you view a situation, reviewing and unlocking any limiting beliefs or taking new actions.  Your part in the process is to think big, re-look at any assumptions, set inspiring goals and take action to make them happen.

One of the greatest benefits of having a coach is to feel really listened to and to have that confidential, focused time just for YOU (often a rare piece of time in busy lives).    This alone can have a powerful and positive impact on your wellbeing – so much so, that if I ruled the world, I would ensure that everyone had a coach!  Just think how much more productive we would be, not to mention how much better we’d all feel…

Are you ready to make some changes and open to the process and benefits of coaching?  If so, go on, get in touch.