Here at Wonky we’ve been helping develop leaders for more than 20 years. We are passionate about helping our clients connect with their potential while enjoying greater career satisfaction. We don’t rely in miracles or magic or radical quick fixes. Coaching is a therapeutic practice. It is work — sometimes hard work and it can take time. It is a journey, but not one you take alone.
It Starts With A Relationship
At the heart of our work is the relationship between you and your coach. Everything hangs on the effectiveness of this working alliance. A career is a journey and there are times when it is best not to travel alone. These are the times when a coach can really help. As a client, you must feel at all times that you have someone you respect and trust in your corner. Together you will open to each other and unpick the past and learn from it, and then unpick the present and future so as to find new ways of seeing and reacting to the world around you. It is a focused partnership, lightly guided by the coach, based upon your perceived issues and desired outcomes.
What Coaching is NOT
Coaching does not involve the use of crystals, yoga, personality assessments, astrology, gurus, religion, Tony Robbins, Deepak Chopra, etc. It is not a quick fix or a miracle cure. It is not a cult activity. It is also not a substitute for psychiatric therapy or other therapeutic forms of mental health treatment.
What’s In It For Me?
Coaching is designed to help you develop an effective form and style of leadership that is right for you. It is also about increasing career satisfaction. The more you really know about yourself in general and in the workplace, the better able you will be to tap your real potential as a leader. And when you do this, you will more easily identify what really excites you about work and what does not. In this way you can guide yourself to those aspects you love, and away from those you do not. In short, coaching is about making you both more effective and happier in what you do.
So What Does the Coach Do?
Think of your coach as your partner and ally. You face your future together. Your coach is a guide, at times supporting you and at other challenging you. Your coach is always on your side to have your back when things feel really tough. But your coach is also there to help you identify moments when you are working against yourself.
Is Coaching Right for Me?
Only you can say what is right for you. But what we can do is invite you to give us a call or drop us a message. We would love to talk directly and answer any questions you may have about us or coaching in general. We know that finding the right coach is not an easy thing and we appreciate you allowing us to at least find out if we are a good fit for you.