Personal coaching is for people who have reached a point in their lives where they feel the need to make changes. Most of us aim to establish a deeply satisfying, well-balanced and fulfilling life yet, few of us achieve this.
For successful personal coaching, it is imperative that, rapport and a relationship of trust are established from the beginning.
Personal coaching involves four sessions of one to one coaching.
Using the Wheel of Life, the Client takes a helicopter view of their life, rating the different areas in terms of happiness and fulfilment.
This takes into account all areas of the Client’s life, as each area has an impact on the next. The agenda is the Client’s and the Coach works with whatever area the Client chooses. Sometimes, it can be more than one area. The Coach and Client work together and deal with any doubts, fears, self-limiting beliefs, patterns of behaviour (past and present) that the Client might be holding in their subconscious mind that stops them from being their potential best. The Coach is there to facilitate the Client in identifying goals they want to reach.
The Coach works with the Client’s mind-set and explores what behavioural changes the Client would like to make. Together they focus on the Client’s strengths, options opportunities and steps to empower the Client to reach their desired outcome In the coaching process, the Coach offers the Client a very supportive and confidential space to work in. At times, the Coach can challenge the Client and hold them accountable for their actions and commitment.
Personal coaching works because it involves assessing your personal situation and empower you to:
Achieve creative goal setting – thinking outside the box.
Re-programme your approach to life.
Understand your fears and limiting beliefs.
Release and build your personal potential.
Reframe your mindset to living positively and forming new habits.
Plan the life you want to live.
Create your personal world that you want to live in.
Working with a personal coach, the Client will focus on what is working and build on that. Personal coaching builds a bridge between where you are and where you want to be – moving from great to brilliant.
Executive coaching is a process that facilitates one-to-one coaching with key executives in an organisation to achieve their best in all areas of their life, both personally and professionally.
Results are measured against the performance requirements of the organisation for the individual being coached.
Executive coaching covers the complex combination of skills and human capacities that are required of today’s executives such as:
Leadership and organisational skills.
Social and communication skills.
Analytical and innovative thinking capacities.
Ability to inspire trust and commitment to action.
Rewards and acknowledgement
Working with an executive after a 360-degree performance appraisal to establish goals and develop an action plan for continuing development.
This will work towards developing leadership, Social & Communication skills.
Better leaders are able to nurture and develop their teams and foster a culture of learning, trust and commitment to action.
The executive coach will assist to develop self-awareness & awareness of other people’s strengths & weaknesses & a capacity to value the differences.
Enhancing awareness & implementing strategies will help to take the leader from great to brilliant & to be coaches for their team rather than managers.
It is very useful for the newly promoted executives, assisting them to successfully navigate the pitfalls and challenges of a new position.
Corporate coaching involves coaching individuals or the entire organisation to achieve their goals while focusing on the corporate vision, mission, values and strategy.
Results are measured against the performance requirements of the organisation.
When corporate coaching is carried out from the top-level down, it can have a very positive effect on the performance and culture of the organisation.
Working with teams in times of significant challenges and change, a corporate coach would encourage an examination of how much behaviour patterns, beliefs, emotions and attitudes can affect change in a positive or negative way. Once identified, and worked on, this can lead to greater commitment, and engagement from everyone involved. Face-to-face coaching can be supported by telephone or e-mail contact. Corporate coaches can provide long term support or be brought in to accelerate change or a specific project.
Increased Employee Engagement and Efficiency.
When employees are more engaged & happier in their work, they will be more likely to take responsibility for their work. This leads to increased employee productivity, efficiency & retention.
Employees will have clarity on career development opportunities, with an awareness of the organisation’s commitment to their future.
Succession Planning & Organizational development.
For Succession Planning, it is vital to identify future leaders and develop the necessary skills and confidence to enable them to reach their full potential.
Areas for future development can be identified and these opportunities capitalised on.
It is said that our relationships are our greatest teachers. Those whom we choose to share our lives with have the ability to hold a mirror to us and allow us to see ourselves as we are and not how we think we are.
Is it really a coincidence that your current partner is pointing out the same negative behaviour in you as your previous partners did? Many people experience this as being judged or criticised by their partners and this can lead to resentment or frustration.
Ultimately this may lead to the breakup of a valuable relationship. Good relationships are supposed to be simple (most of the time!). There is generally a natural harmony and an acceptance amongst the partners that it is ok to give and receive feedback about one’s shortcomings if it is done in the spirit of personal growth. Parents will readily admit that they learn a lot about themselves from their interactions with their children but are often less likely to admit the same about their interactions with their partners or spouses. When personal relationships break down, it is usually one of two reasons:
• Lack of communication.
• Personal or Core Value conflict.
We often talk about the “Affair”. In my experience, when lack of communication takes place and awareness of values have completely been forgotten about, this is when eventually one opens up to an external relationship, might it be an “Affair”.
Relationship Coaching involves assessing your personal situation at this moment in time.
Each couple taking a “Psychometric Test” to understand and value the difference in their personality styles and the reason they can see life so differently.
Exploring any doubts, fears, self-limiting beliefs or patterns that one might be still giving time to in a way that doesn’t serve them.
Identifying your partner’s needs and your own needs, realising that no one person will ever fulfil all your needs.
Eliciting your partner’s values and your values and dealing with any incompatibilities.
Aligning your values.
Learning and developing healthy relationship skills such as setting boundaries, being assertive, listening in the moment and being totally present and transparent in your communication.
The most important element of all of this comes from the intention of:
“Never settle for less than”.
“You bring out the best in me and I in you”.
We also offer a workshop on “Finding your ideal partner” in life. This is a course of 6 Sessions.
Is Skype coaching as valuable as face to face coaching in person? Yes. Some of the most powerful coaching sessions that I have delivered were via Skype. Once I build rapport with my Client, the Client forgets that we are not physically in the same room. The process is every bit as effective as face to face coaching in person and follows the same process. With no travel involved and an internet connection, you can utilise your time better. You can be coached from anywhere in the world from the comfort of your own home or from whatever location you choose.
Eliminate the expense of travel costs.
The investment in Skype Coaching is less expensive than face to face coaching in person.
Ideal for couples who wish to attend the sessions together.
Your time is more flexible.
Are you happy in your career? How much passion do you have for what you do? Little or none perhaps? It could be that you have outgrown your career and that it is time to move to something different. Or simply it could be a case that you just have to make some small but specific adjustments in order to get the ideal mix that will bring you the fulfilment you desire and deserve. The average person will spend 100,000 hours of their life at work. That is too long spent in a career that does not fulfil them. In life, everyone strives and searches for ways to be significant and contribute to society. I believe everyone can find the Career they love.
Many of the reasons why people refrain from taking action in their careers include fear, uncertainty and doubt. Sometimes when a career is no longer satisfying, they find themselves wanting to wait until their situation improves on its own, and in many cases it does; their careers do improve; but in many cases they do not. The job offers them the security of a set income every week. Many people feel trapped in their jobs because they do not have the time or energy to look for another one. They worry whether their next job will be any better and if they will still get paid their current salary.
Career coaching works because it involves assessing your personal situation and will help you to:
Find out what is missing from your current job that will make you happy.
Have a better understanding of your values and why they are vital to job satisfaction.
Overcome that feeling of just not knowing what you should be doing with your life by discovering your Life Purpose.
Have renewed confidence in your abilities to work better.
Overcome weaknesses and fears that may be holding back your career (e.g. fear of public speaking, communication, time management).
Manifest successful outcomes in and outside of your career.
A career coach may include psychometric profiling as part of a career coaching programme or as a stand-alone service. The psychometric tests used and the biographical questionnaire, provide an in-depth insight into an individual’s personality, natural strengths, motivators and development areas. A career coach will give detailed one-to-one feedback sessions to discuss the results and explore potential development areas as well as producing an in-depth report.
We also offer Interview Skills for Clients who are changing careers.
The four main reasons that Clients come to me for Career Change:
I personally have changed career three times. I have been very successful in previous careers, however not fulfilled. Big difference- I now enjoy the career I love for the last 19 years and feel very fulfilled. I know and am very familiar with the pain during this journey and the pleasure at the end.
Here are the four main reasons that Clients come to me for Career Coaching:
Some Clients are brilliant at the work they do; however they feel that they are not reaching their potential, and don’t particularly love their work, however, the monetary value of what they are paid, equals a very fulfilling personal life. These Clients exist in the “Comfort Zone”, where the pain and pleasure are equal.
When I work with these Clients, it is very important to move them using the powerful questions in coaching, to a place where the pain and pleasure is not equal anymore. In coaching, without emotion, there will be no transformation taking place. When they recognise that the pain of staying in the comfort zone is not worth missing the opportunity that lies ahead, they move.
Other Clients know that they hate their work/career, however they love the “Physical Environment”. Please be aware, your work/career is the actual work you carry out every day. A lot of people mix up their work with their “Physical Environment”. Your “Physical Environment” consists of:
• The people you work with.
• The Aesthetics of the place.
• The conditions of employment. These Clients can stay a long time in this place, until they learn to listen to their passion and then decide to change career.
Other Clients, know that they love their work/career, however they hate their “Physical Environment”. Examples:
• They are been bullied.
• Their bosses are constantly changing the “Goal Posts”.
• They are asked to work more hours than they signed up to on their working conditions.
• The place is a mess, cold and not welcoming.
These Clients again, will stay a long time, however eventually, they, through the power of a Career Coach will decide to be true to themselves and move on.
They completed a degree in a certain area due to “Peer Pressure” They were not sure of what they wanted to do, so they “Went with the Crowd”, being the most secure thing to do. These are the four areas that are involved in Career Coaching. Here are some excellent reasons for a career change and ultimately finding the career one loves.
“Life is Precious” and for this reason it is paramount that we love the work we do.
Life is not about living for “Friday” and the weekends. Life is about “Living in the moment and loving every precious moment”.
When people find the “Career they love”, they feel worthwhile and know that they can make a difference in this world.
You are never again a “Clock Watcher”, and you never “resent your time”. You are working from your “Best Self” and will excel in whatever you do.