“The most important thing is to find out what is the most important thing!” ~ Shunryu Suzuki
A: Simply put, it is the process of helping someone determine and achieve their own personal goals, supporting them as they build the foundations for their own dreams. Coaching conversations are transformative and outcome-based, leading to concrete, inspired action steps.
Q: What are some of the concrete outcomes gained from coaching with you?
A: My clients rediscover a sense of lightness – life can be fun again! They rediscover what really makes them tick by clarifying their values. They create a fresh inner road map with a clear destination point; the paths to reach their goal become evident and manageable. They expand their toolkits to deal effectively with issues such as negative self-talk and self-sabotaging behaviour; making difficult decisions; time management; interpersonal relationships; and recovering the pure joy of creation that may have been lost in making a living.
Q: How does a coach do this?
A: Coaches ask a lot of questions, challenging their clients to do their best and helping them to bring forth their own solutions to their challenges. Coaching is an “advice-free” zone which taps into the clients’ deep inner wisdom.
Q: How do coaching sessions take place?
A: Clients choose the method which is best for them: over the telephone; in person, or via Skype. Weekly sessions typically last for 45 minutes and are offered in packages including unlimited email follow-up.
Q: What are the basic principles that you use as a Solution-Focused Coach?
A: ★ that people are OK and not in need of healing
★ that people already have the resources within themselves to be a success
★ that people always make the best choices available to them
★ that every action has a positive intention
★ that change is not only possible, it is inevitable!
Q: What is the difference between coaching and therapy?
A: “If life is a ball of yarn, therapy helps you unravel the tangles. Coaching helps you knit a sweater.” (Nancy Gerber). Coaching concentrates on where clients are NOW and what they are willing to do to get where they want to be in the FUTURE. Instead of trying to solve problems from the past, the coaching process allows them to dissolve … so that the view is no longer focused on the rear-view mirror.