Coaching is a process that enables the client to take stock of where they are, work out where they want to be and how they might get there.
A skilled coach should be able to use effective listening, questioning, reflection, challenge and support to enable the client to work out how to achieve their goals.
Personal coaching can provide the opportunity to take a bird’s eye view of a situation and work out where you really want to get to, what possibilities there are that may not have even been clear before and how to move forward. In the same way a sports coach may motivate, challenge and support an athlete a personal coach can do the same for an individual.
Coaching can be helpful in any life situation and to achieve any goals including:
- Career change
- Family life
- Achieving life long ambitions
- Losing weight
- Improving health and fitness
- Managing difficult situations in new ways,
- When you don’t like what you do have, but you don’t know what you want
- Many other situations
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Is Coaching For Me?
The Story of a Reluctant Coachee
As a sister of an NHS department with hundreds of patients passing through each week and over 30 staff to manage plus the all the situations needing immediate attention I did not have time to see a coach. I was, however, told by my line manager that 6 sessions of coaching had been arranged for me and it was compulsory for me to attend. Reluctantly I attended my first session with a very negative attitude.
How wrong could I have been? My coach helped me learn to stop, take time to think, allowed me to talk about the situations I face. She helped me to work out what could be changed and how to manage what couldn’t be changed. She helped find resources within myself that I did not realise I had and to see that I was achieving a lot more than I thought I was. This gave me confidence to continue working in the difficult work environment I was in.
I was sad when the six sessions ended, but was so glad that my manager had seen enough potential in me to give me some time to restock and recharge so I was able to face the inevitable challenges that come with working in a very busy department.
Coaching can work for anyone in any situation because it helps you to find the key to unlock your skills so you can move forward in confidence.
CLARITY – CHALLENGE – SUPPORT – SPACE – DIRECTION
Please feel free to contact me to arrange a time to discuss coaching further and how it can be helpful to you.