Have you ever wondered what coaching is all about?
The demand for coaching has grown in recent years and continues to do so. To start with, I want to ask you a question – What is your understanding of coaching?
The ICF (International Coaching Federation) defines coaching as ‘partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.’
Thus, coaching is a conversation, or a series of conversations, that one person has with another. What makes the conversation different is the impact the conversation has on the person being coached. An effective coaching conversation challenges, guides and encourages someone’s understanding, learning, behaviour and progression.
- Working collaboratively at the same pace.
- Conversations with purpose.⠀
- Breaking new ground which can be challenging yet encourages a deeper conversation (& outcome).
- Go deep.
- Identify possibilities.
- Change the way you think (e.g. remove limiting beliefs that could be holding you back). ⠀⠀
Coaches are great in identifying when a client can be shying away from the wider picture and pointing out (with the client’s permission) any limiting beliefs that may be keeping them back from achieving what they want. A good coach will push individuals to the limits and will help them grow and get what they really want out of their life as a whole.
As an individual, you may work really hard in your life, however at some point we all hit certain walls and have blind spots. A good coach can help you recognise and address them.
Unfortunately, the coaching industry is not as regulated as other “helping” professions such as, therapy and NHS Mental Health related support. Many people call themselves coaches but they have no idea what coaching is and some have never been trained by a credentialed coach and course. This can be problematic, as due to the lack of such regulation, the quality of coaches will vary as well as give the coaching profession a bad name and reputation.
So, when looking for a coach, be prepared to interview a number of professionals, review their background and experience, and check out their qualifications. A good starting point is to identify whether the coach has been accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). Don’t be shy in asking for testimonials, reviewing their LinkedIn pages and checking out other social media profiles like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. You can also ask to see proof of insurance and even look them up on Companies House.
While the coach is not your colleague, friend or mentor, they will support and help you to succeed and reach your desired goal. The right coach will hold you accountable and challenge you in ways that may feel uncomfortable at times. However, with their support you can grow, learn and succeed. An experience coach will never tell you what to do or even offer advice. Instead, the role of the coach will help you identify your options and come up with the best choices based on the goals you want to achieve.
Coaching is about using the right type of questions. Questions hold the power to cause us to think, create answers from ourselves, that we believe in and act on our ideas. Asking questions moves us beyond passive acceptance of what others say and do. Questions honour you as a person and communicate your values as an equal.
It is important to note, that coaching is confidential, safe and is proven to work.
Do you ever find yourself thinking: “there’s got to be more to life than this” or “I’ve tried everything to make my career a success, but nothing’s working” or “there’s something holding me back and I don’t know what it is,” – Does any of this sound familiar?
Perhaps you feel a little overwhelmed, from having too many options as to what to do next, or mastered the art of procrastination, not knowing how to get started or you may lack the confidence to take action to achieve your dreams. This tends to happen when there is a misalignment between what you want at the conscious level and the unconscious patterns, beliefs, behaviours, habits and programs that are running in the background.
On the surface, you are saying “I want to do THIS” but underneath, the unconscious mind is doing everything in its power to prevent the “this” from happening.
Mindset coaching will help uncover the beliefs, blocks, behaviours, habits and patterns of thinking that is preventing you from living the life or creating the career you desire.
As a Career & Mindset Coach I am qualified and experience in two neuroscience-based and therapeutic techniques: Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).
This is in addition to my knowledge and experience with more traditional coaching practices as a certified Professional Coach. All this together, are the tools to gain deep insight and understanding of your mindset and the way you think and show up in the world. All techniques that we work on together, you will easily be able to apply in your day to day as they are designed to shift perception, change minds and therefore change lives.
The Career & Mindset Coaching programmes are designed around you. They are accessible, flexible and affordable. I’ve made sure of that.
Career & Mindset Coaching with me provides you with the dedicated time, space and effort to sit with a ‘neutral’ someone and your aspirations, analysing and working together to really define your Career & Mindset steps and creating an action plan to help you achieve them.
Clients have gained direction, focus, and confidence from working with me, leaving them less overwhelmed and confused about the future of their career. By exploring your values, personality, drivers and strengths, you can move forward with your career armed with tools and techniques to continue to thrive.
The starting fees, take into account my breath of knowledge and experience, coaching qualifications as well as the incredible value and life-long benefits that coaching provides. Coaching sessions are not a quick fix but an investment of time, commitment, energy, and accountability towards your future, and how it turns out.
- First coaching session can be up to 2 hours
- Remaining sessions are between 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
- Each session is tailored around you
- Sessions can be via phone call, video call or face to face
Signing up to Career & Mindset Coaching with me is your first step in taking charge of your future, and carving out a happy, fulfilling, and successful career and mindset. You’ve got this!