ABOUT MY COACHING

WHAT I OFFER

I can work with you to support you in a number of areas, whether around solving a particular problem, or making changes in your life. Maybe there’s something bothering you, or some change that you want to make, but you aren’t sure where to start, or how to go about making those changes. Coaching is about action and change so, if you’re willing to work with me to start thinking differently, then some of the areas we might look at together could include:

  • Career change or development

  • Communication, impact and interpersonal skills

  • Identifying and developing core strengths 

  • People management

  • Work-Life Balance

  • Health and well being

  • Habits and lifestyle choices

MY APPROACH TO COACHING

 I've personally found coaching to be a hugely enabling process, but there can be some confusion about what it is. The coaching that I offer is not about teaching, training, or giving advice. Nor is it therapy or counseling. Rather, as a coach I help you to identify areas to work on and to set specific goals in relation to those areas. We explore ways to achieve those goals and agree specific actions and next steps. I use a variety of approaches and techniques to unlock your resourcefulness in relation to a particular issue.

There are many variants of coaching, but I work from the following principles:

- The client is resourceful;

- The coach's role is to enable the client to access their resourcefulness;

- Coaching addresses the whole person - past, present and future;

- The client sets the agenda;

- The coach and the client are equals;

- Coaching is about action and change.

HOW I WORK WITH YOU

LENGTH

First we agree on which coaching package will be most suitable for you. The length of each individual coaching session within that package will vary according to the package (see below for details). In each session we might be working on 1 or 2 individual issues, or we might be following through on larger issues from the previous session. This would particularly be the case with a structured programme around career change, for example.

FREQUENCY

The frequency of sessions is flexible, and very much depends on what areas you want the coaching to focus on, plus your own schedule. However, most people tend to have sessions weekly or fortnightly. Up to a month between sessions can work, but if the gap is any longer then it can be harder to maintain focus and momentum.

 

LOCATION

Face-to-face sessions take place in Walthamstow, London. I use a range of venues and, if the weather is nice, we may also do part of the session while walking in a park. The physical act of walking while talking and thinking can often in itself bring new insights, though there are also times when it's more useful to sit at a table, making notes and sketching ideas. I also offer sessions by Skype or telephone if this is more convenient, or a combination of face-to-face and Skype/telephone. 

PACKAGES

 Coaching works best when we're working together over a number of sessions towards some agreed goals. Isolated one-off sessions, by contrast, will tend to restrict your progress to a fairly superficial level, unless they are following on from a more substantial previous coaching engagement together. For example, we may have worked together for a series of sessions around your transition to a new job, and then follow this up a few months later with a single session to consolidate the transition once you're in the new role.

I therefore offer my coaching by grouping several sessions together into packages. During our initial conversation we will agree on the most appropriate package to enable you to make the changes you want. However, it's sometimes the case that during the course of coaching new issues will emerge which you want to deal with. There is therefore flexibility to transfer between the below packages.

Additionally, you can have individual top-up sessions at a rate of £110 / hour. If you want more than a couple of extra ones though, it may be worth considering another package. This may be more economical, as the packages are discounted compared to the hourly rate.

When thinking about your own time commitment, you should also factor in a certain amount of engagement in between our sessions. This will include your own ongoing reflection on the issues plus any specific follow-up tasks and actions that we've agreed.

Focused 4 hours

  • Four one-hour sessions

 

This package is suitable for making progress with quite focused single issues. This could be a challenge at work or in your personal life, such as getting a new project off the ground.

 

As this is a very focused package, it may be more suitable for people who already have some experience in working with a coach.

 

£420 (5% discount)

standard 8 hours

  • An initial two-hour session (involving some preparatory work)

  • Six one-hour sessions.

 

This is my most popular package. It is suitable for issues such as transitioning through a change (e.g. new job/role; maternity leave; retirement), or making changes when we feel blocked (e.g. lifestyle choices; work-life balance; leadership or managerial style).

£790 (10% discount)

in depth 12 hours

  • An initial two-hour session (involving some preparatory work)

  • Nine 60-minute sessions (or six 90-minute sessions)

  • One 60-minute follow-up session

 

This package is ideal if you want to make significant changes in your personal or professional life. This might be around career change or development, tackling confidence issues, harnessing your strengths and reducing the impact of self-limiting beliefs.

£1,120 (15% discount)

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