Our range of coaching initiatives.

Mary Curran Coaching

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.

What are the benefits?

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

What are the benefits?

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.

What are the benefits?

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”.

What are the benefits?

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/Zoom 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/Zoom. 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.

Here are some of the advantages of Skype/Zoom Coaching:

Eliminate the expense of travel costs.
The investment in Skype/Zoom 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.