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Coaching is the vehicle that takes you from where you are now to where you want to be. In simple terms, it is a conversation between two people; the Coach and the Client, with the Coach acknowledging that the Client is the expert in his or her life. It truly can unlock an individual’s potential to make way for success.

The Coaching model used is the “GROW” model GROW is an acronym for Goal, Reality, Options, Way forward and is generally accredited to Sir John Whitmore for its creation in the 1980’s. However, there have been significant contributions from others such as Graham Alexander.

Working through a coaching program can link together all the discoveries made and the steps that need to be put in place to achieve those all important goals.

It can knock down barriers which get in the way of success

How does it work in brief

  • By asking exploratory questions, and it is the answers to those questions that provide powerful insights to move closer to the goal. The methodology is that simple, however the answers may not be, so this occurs over a series of sessions which usually last about 45 minutes. There is always the belief that the Client really does provide the most successful solution.
  • By providing the necessary tools and structure for the Client. These are usually thought provoking exercises to prioritise what is really important to the Client which leads to greater success, and often leads to new discoveries, simply because the Client has dedicated time to themselves.
  • By being 100% committed to the success of each and every client in a confidential environment.
  • Most coaching sessions take place over the phone or Skype where the client will call at an agreed time. However depending on the location face to face sessions can take place.
  • The amount of sessions can vary per Client but the average is about 6 sessions.
  • The first session is an Intake session, this is where the Client shares relevant information about themselves and what they hope to achieve. The Client may want to ask more questions about the process.

What it is not

It is not about making any judgements on the conversations.

It is not about providing advice or suggestions during the sessions.

It does not delve into the past or deal with psychological issues or serious addictions

It does not break confidentiality, except during those circumstances outlined within the Code of Ethics.

These professionals are examples of what is not dealt with in Coaching

A Therapist might work with someone who has experienced a trauma.

A Counsellor might work with someone experiencing significant levels of distress.

A Mentor might work with someone who will share their experiences and provide direction.

A Consultant might work with someone to diagnose their problem.

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