How do I know if coaching is right for me?

Coaching covers all aspects of your life. It can help with any career & professional issues, retirement, improving your work/life balance, interpersonal and relationship issues, health and wellbeing aims, motivation, confidence and any other areas of life where you want positive change.

To get value from coaching, you must make a commitment in time, money and energy, but the rewards are great.  You will be able to make real, positive changes to your life.

How long does someone work with a coach?

For coaching to be effective 4 – 6 sessions is the usual term. However, some issues can be quickly resolved by short-term coaching, while some may take longer. The career transition programme is longer

How does it work?

Sessions are carried out over the telephone, Skype or in person. They are usually weekly or fortnightly for 45 minutes at a pre arranged date and time.

What happens in a session?

Coaching is a tool that is used to empower individuals and help them reach their goals. It is a structured conversation between the coach and the client

During a coaching session your coach will help you to identify your aims and how to reach them. They will listen to you, ask questions, challenge you and inspire you to reach that end goal. You will be encouraged to make decisions and take responsibility for these decisions.

What does the coach need from me during a session?

To make sure that your time is being well spent it is useful to come prepared and with a goal or aspiration in mind that you would like to work towards.

Feeling refreshed and relaxed is important, so you are encouraged to spend 15 minutes prior to the session taking yourself to an environment where you will not be disturbed. You will also need to have a pen and paper and any other items that you may think may be useful, such as a diary.

Who else will know what has been said?

A coaching session is completely confidential. The coach agrees and complies with the Coaching Code of Conduct and only in extreme circumstances will this confidence be breached; e.g. where there is intent to cause harm to yourself or others or criminal acts.

Is coaching cost effective?

We invest money in everyday pleasures such as a visit to the hairdresser, a meal out, the latest gadget, having a massage, a round of golf, a new handbag or any number of luxury items. These treats are important and enjoyable; however the pleasure of them is short lived. Your commitment to coaching is an investment in your life and your future.

What's the difference between coaching, counselling and mentoring?

Broadly speaking, counselling looks to your past to explore and resolve emotional issues; mentoring offers advice, guidance and direction and sharing the mentors expertise with the mentee; coaching is about your future by setting goals and taking action to enable you to move forward.

What happens next?

Contact me now for a free, no obligation consultation on 07591 095467 (UK callers) or +44 7591 095467 (outside the UK) or email