COACHING AND HOW IT WORKS
- What is coaching?
The International Coach Federation (ICF) defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential, which is particularly important in today’s uncertain and complex environment. Coaches honor the client as the expert in his or her life and work and believe every client is creative, resourceful and whole. Standing on this foundation, the coach's responsibility is to:
- Discover, clarify, and align with what the client wants to achieve
- Encourage client self-discovery
- Elicit client-generated solutions and strategies
- Hold the client responsible and accountable
This process helps clients dramatically improve their outlook on work and life, while improving their leadership skills and unlocking their potential.*
- What does a coaching session look like?
We work one on one in repeating sessions, weekly, fortnightly or even monthly. Most clients prefer telephone sessions but other options are available. Times for phone calls are based on Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST). Sessions are usually one hour and can be adjusted to meet client needs.
- How long does coaching last?
Most clients find that they need about three to six months of coaching for best results - but the client controls the relationship so the amount of coaching depends on the objective and extent of change desired by the client.
- How do we meet for coaching?
Nearly all coaching is conducted over the phone (Skype or WhatsApp are also an option). This allows greater flexibility in scheduling for both the client and coach.
Yes. Your privacy is taken very seriously. Your personal information will never be shared or sold. All coaching sessions and communications are held in the strictest confidence. I adhere to the ICF Code of Ethics at all times.
*Results vary from client to client and like most things in life, coaching works best for those clients that commit to the process.