I’ve been helping develop leaders for more than 20 years. I am passionate about helping our clients connect with their potential while enjoying greater career satisfaction. I don’t rely on miracles or magic or radical quick fixes. Coaching is a therapeutic process. It is work — sometimes hard work. 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 I. 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’re coach someone you respect and trust in your corner. Together we will open to each other and unpick the past and learn from it, Together we will also unpick the present and future so as to find new ways of seeing and reacting to the world. It is a focused partnership, guided by 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. Most importantly, coaching is not mentoring. Most simply put, Mentoring is where the client asks questions seeking sage advice for answers. In coaching we acknowledge that the answers are within the client. So it is the coach who asks the questions, as a means of guiding the client to their own answers.
What’s In It For you?
Coaching is designed to help you develop an effective form and style of leadership that is right for you and your organisation. 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 me as your partner and ally. We face your future together. I am a guide, supporting and sometimes challenging you. I am always on your side and have your back when things feel really tough. But I am also there to help you identify moments when you are working against yourself.
Is Coaching Right for you?
Only you can say what is right for you. But what I can do is invite you to give me a call or drop me a message. I would love to talk directly and answer any questions you may have about me or coaching in general. Finding the right coach is not an easy thing and I appreciate you allowing me to at least find out if we are a good fit.