How I can help
Coaching is a way of empowering someone to overcome any challenge at work that they’re experiencing. It gives people space and time to think – something that can feel impossible to do when life and work are so fast paced and demanding. We start by talking through whatever it is they’re finding difficult and the outcomes they would like to achieve from the coaching. Over a series of coaching sessions I’ll listen carefully to what they say and then ask them powerful questions to help move them get ‘unstuck’ and move forward in their thinking. I also have activities they can complete that will help them to understand themselves better and start to find solutions. Although I won’t give advice, I may share useful books, articles, talks, podcasts, courses for them to consider if I think this will help them to expand their understanding of a particular area (e.g. management skills, public speaking skills, leadership skills).
The person being coached will finish the coaching feeling calmer and more confident in themselves, having successfully tackled whatever obstacle has been holding them back at work.
Why trust me to help?
I’m passionate about coaching and have been described as going ‘above and beyond’ what is expected to help my clients. It’s all very well having the right qualifications on paper (I have an MA in Human Resources Management, a Career Coaching qualification from Career Counselling Services and the ILM level 7 certificate in Executive Coaching) but what helps me to stand out from other coaches is my empathy, understanding and commitment to helping the people I coach to grow their confidence and skills.
Checking this is the right solution
I believe it’s important that the person being coached (the ‘coachee’) is fully bought into the idea of being coached and the person coaching them. For that reason, I offer a free initial ‘chemistry’ meeting. It gives the coachee the opportunity to meet me and ask me any questions that they have about coaching and working with me. It also gives me the opportunity to meet them and to get a good understanding of what outcomes they’re hoping to achieve from the coaching, so that I can tailor my coaching to fit their needs. After the initial meeting, I will completely understand if the coachee feels I’m not quite the right coach for them. In fact, if this is the case, I will be very happy to recommend another coach for them.