Coaching for Individuals
What I do as a coach is to help people better understand themselves, what they want, and what is holding them back. I challenge my clients to consider what "success" really means to them and to explore where they are 'stuck', so they can take steps towards a life, work and relationships that are meaningful to them.
I offer coaching on a one-to-one basis or, if the focus is on improving relationships – personal or professional – it can be very beneficial for both parties to be coached together to help improve communication between them.
Through structured conversations, deep listening, powerful questions, and insight, I help my clients figure out for themselves exactly what they want, and the steps they need to take to get there. Sometimes this is about gaining clarity, exploring and reflecting. Sometimes it's about planning concrete actions to reach specific goals. Often it's a combination of both. But the agenda and direction of travel is always set entirely by the client(s), not by me.
Most of my clients come to me with a deep desire to connect better with who they truly are, beneath the conditioning, critical voices, expectations and limiting beliefs they hold. This in turns helps them to connect and communicate more meaningfully with the people in their lives, whether at work, at home, or in their communities.
This topics or issues my clients bring focus on a wide variety of issues, including:
Confidence, self-belief, finding meaning/purpose, skills development, decision-making, communication, relationship challenges, managing conflict, managing stress, work-life balance, finance, health, and career transitions.
The process looks different for everyone, but ultimately, whatever is significant and meaningful to you will determine the direction of travel our coaching relationship will take. Every client I work with has different challenges, desires, goals, and a different definition of ‘success’. Coaching is all about you as the client, the way you think, the support you need, and the values and beliefs you hold.
We will start exactly where you are.
My Coaching Style
As a coach, I am open, warm and positive, though I am not afraid to ask tough questions and make observations that other people may be too scared to make.
The sessions provide a safe space where my clients feel able to explore their thoughts and ideas completely without judgement. I take an intuitive approach, digging deep when appropriate to get to the heart of underlying issues and limiting beliefs or assumptions. I like to challenge my clients; to ask tough questions and offer observations aimed to improve their awareness.
The foundation of my work, though, is genuine empathy and care for my clients, and a willingness to help them discover new things and move forward into the future they create for themselves.
My Commitment to You
If I take you on as a new client, you can count on my ongoing and dedicated support, not just during our face-to-face sessions, but throughout the process. This will look different for everyone, and their specific needs and outcomes, but it could be staying in touch by email, having check-in calls on the weeks without coaching, sharing recommendations of books, podcasts, articles and so on. A lot of the work for both me as a coach and you as a client takes place between the sessions. I will never take on a client who I feel is not in the right space to benefit from coaching, or who I think would work better with a different coach.