“Coaching helps me define where I want to go and gets me there faster and more easily than if I worked at it on my own”
What is coaching?
Coaching is a conversation between two people, the coach and the client. Simplistically, the role of the coach is to support the client in achieving their goals.
How does coaching differ from therapy or counselling?
There are three major and significant differences that set coaching apart.
- In many situations, a therapist or counsellor will look to the immediate or distant past to prescribe an appropriate solution to a patient’s problems. Although I will have a good understanding of how your past has created your present, the focus of every coaching session will be on where you are now and where you want to be in the future. I have no prescriptions as every situation, every session, and every client is unique.
- Therapy or counselling may address a single and specific physical or mental condition. As a coach I’m interested in you as a whole, and am aqutely aware of the interactions between all areas of your life. Instead of delving into causes a coach will focus in a holistic manner on your mind, body and spirit to help you achieve your objectives.
- A coach has time to work with you. During your session, a coach will be totally committed to you and your needs. We work together, but it is you who defines what you want from life and how you will get it.
The main purpose of coaching is to empower you to take control of every aspect of your life along with acceptance of your personal responsibility that is an integral part of such control. As your coach I can show you how to do this and will guide you every step of the way.
“My coach said that he would be like a control tower talking to me down to a safe landing. He did this but, unexpectedly, he showed me how to take off in exciting new directions”
The first step will be for you and me, as your coach, to truly define with clarity the results you are committed to achieving.
Next you will assess with absolute candour, where you are right now and where you want to be – and what is in between.
I can help you identify the things that keep you from achieving the results you desire and deserve and then work with you to create a game plan.
It will take massive effort to achieve your goals. I will empower you by holding you accountable to the commitments you make. I will help measure, monitor and manage your progress and along the way support you to take consistent action that will lead to the results you demand.