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The Coaching Process

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Thinking for yourself is the thing on which everything else depends

Nancy Cline

What is the coaching process?

Whilst the conversational nature of coaching makes the process flexible and fluid, each coaching conversation takes place inside a coaching model that provides the structure for each coaching session, where I partner with you to expand your structure of interpretation, and where we work to get to the information you need in order to understand and address the changes you seek. 


Each coaching session will cover insights and learning from precious action, new discovery and goal setting, and finally commitment to further action. During a coaching conversation, I may, for example,  ask questions that are aimed at understanding your perspective, questions that challenge your assumptions or questions that trigger new discovery and learning for you. The power is in the asking, and the questions themselves should work on you so that when asked, they trigger reflection and action.

How long does a coaching programme take?

Each coaching session takes 90 minutes, and the length of each coaching journey depends on your personal and/or professional goals, and is therefore different for each client. For example: are you striving for work/life balance? Are you working towards improving an important relationship? Are you navigating a restructure in your organisation? Are you fretting over which career path to take?

How do we get started?

We start with an initial 'chemistry' session, where you and I meet to discuss what triggered your need for coaching, and to gage whether we are a good coach/client match. 


Once you have made a decision to proceed with coaching, and before the coaching sessions can start, we enter into a 'Coaching Agreement', which sets-out the high-level coaching goals, the duration of the coaching programme, the frequency of sessions, the fees payable, and other relevant details. 

How do I know if I am ready for coaching?

Change of any kind is always personal, and it is usually faced with a fair amount of ‘discomforts’ that we must be able to tolerate and endure to realise the outcomes we seek. It is hard to change if we don’t believe that we have the power to shape our future. To do so, we have to be willing to take responsibility, to be open to trying new ways of thinking/being/doing, and not wait for the perfect timing before we take action. To change, we have to build healthy levels of ‘change tolerance’, which in turn require us to stay curious and open to ways of being/doing that we may not have experienced before.

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Are you Ready to Begin?

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