Providing support where and when needed
Coaching is fundamentally a process of exploration, inquiry, choice and action – it stimulates creative thinking, challenges assumptions, develops new perspectives and possibilities that assist individuals to maximize their professional and personal potential. It is informed by the client’s goals and shaped by their current agenda.
Coaching can also provide objective and unbiased feedback, enabling insight and self-awareness, particularly valuable for individuals seeking to make a career move, applying for promotion or new job, returning to work, retiring, setting up business, starting or returning to study, or preparing for an interview.
I use a psychological approach to coaching; drawing on the principles and practices of counselling and psychological therapies, as well as adult learning theory, gender and inequality issues, cultural differences and organizational systems. I will always adapt my approach to the unique needs of the client.
Various tools, techniques, assessments, exercises and psychometric inventories can be used to support the process; however exploration through discussion is the primary focus.
SELF-AWARENESS AND PSYCHOLOGICAL RESILIENCE PROVIDES ‘BOUNCE-BACK-ABILITY
I work with the premise that people already possess what they need in order to learn and be effective, particularly in the face of adversity – therefore my aim is to help empower individuals to make informed decisions, meet and exceed personal and professional goals. Nonetheless, building psychological resilience is equally important as it provides individuals with the ability to embrace and adapt to stress and adversity. Fresh perspectives provide new understanding. Psychological resilience provides the ‘bounce-back-ability’.
Coaching is generally short-term work (6-12 sessions) and tends to focus on specific work-related issues and goals.
It is also used by professionals to obtain ongoing support or during organisational restructuring and change.
Coaching sessions usually last between 1-2 hours on a weekly, bi-monthly or monthly basis.