The International Coaching Federation defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximise their personal and professional potential.
Coaching empowers you to create the changes you want.
Coaching is a highly effective and rapid means of releasing your hidden potential. It will help you adapt and develop whatever habits, skills or routines that you need, to reach your goals quicker than you ever thought possible.
A coaching process applies a set of techniques that helps uncovering underlying motivations, thoughts, ideas and generate new insights. These are then worked on to strengthen or build your vision, create goals and actions to help you reach what you really want to achieve.
It is the coaches’ responsibility to encourage your self-discovery through solutions and strategies which are self-generated, and to hold you responsible and accountable for making the necessary changes.
Coaches recognise that you are the expert in your own life and work to help you to unlock your potential, discover, clarify and become aligned with your goals to dramatically improve your outlook on work and life.
How can coaching help me? Benefits of Using a Coach
Professional coaching brings many wonderful benefits; including fresh perspectives on personal challenges, enhanced decision-making skills, greater interpersonal effectiveness, and increased confidence.
We can identify your short and long-term goals in life, taking into consideration of your resources and options available to you. Together we will create an action plan and then take the steps necessary to move you towards your goal. I will guide you through the coaching process, and help you to deal effectively with any hurdles that crop up so you can turn your vision into reality.
These are the top 5 areas that my clients ask for my coaching help with:
1. Getting “unstuck” and gaining clarity on what you really want from your life.
I will help you to identify and deal with the distractions that are getting in the way or holding you back. I will help you to let go of the past by releasing any emotional baggage and help you to create the life that you want.
And don’t worry if you don’t know where to start; I understand that life can feel overwhelming at times, so I will help you to break down the load and together we will tackle the challenges one by one.
I will help you to refocus your energy into your goals in the present time and help you to create plans for your future, to ensure that you are on the right tracks to achieve the life of your dreams.
2. Boosting self-confidence and self-esteem
Nothing is more important than how you feel and think about yourself. Suffering with low self-esteem or low self-confidence can have a huge effect on your life, and can prevent you from taking opportunities and enjoying life the way that you know you would like to, the way that you see others enjoying it.
Sometimes it can be hard to identify what’s causing you to feel like that in the first place and that’s ok because using some simple NLP techniques, I can help you to get rid of any limiting beliefs you have about yourself, so that you can start living your life to the fullest, experiencing more happiness in yourself and in your relationships with others
3. Develop and maintain a healthy work-life balance
Do you feel like your life revolves solely around your work, and that you don’t get to spend enough time with your friends and family? If so, you are not alone, a study by the Mental Health Foundation in the UK found that as many as 40% of the working population feels that they are neglecting other aspects of their life because of work, and many of those also suffered from anxiety, irritability and in some cases depression.
I will help you to evaluate your life, re-examining your priorities and work out what your ideal work-life balance would look like. Then we will work on taking the decisive action which will lead you to achieve this balance.
4. Enjoying a better relationship with yourself and others.
The relationship with yourself determines everything – because your life is experienced through “you” not outside of you. So, if you want to have a great life, then you must first work on having a great relationship with yourself.
I will help you start holding yourself accountable for how you feel, rather than blaming outside factors. Only when you can take responsibility and understand that how you interact and experience life is usually determined by how you feel about yourself, then we can begin to focus on your relationship with others. You might even find that as you change your perception of yourself, that your perception of others changes simultaneously…
I will help you to embrace and love yourself for who you are, celebrating your uniqueness and wonder.
5. Enhance your performance and unlock your full potential
We all want to be successful in business and in life, and sometimes we get stuck working out how to actually go about achieving these results.
We are conditioned to think that many of our ambitions are larger than life, and we sometimes listen to the doubts of friends and family who may not support our ambitious plans.
I will help you to identify and overcome what has been holding you back, using some very simple techniques. I will help you to create even more success in all areas of your life.