Questions and Answers

But I’m not in a crisis, do I need a Life Coach?

You do not need to be in life crises to hire a Life Coach, though at a time of change, Life Coaching can be very beneficial in helping you to work out the next chapter in your life. The Life Coach enables you to get a clear vision of what you want. You can then break this vision down into small attainable steps, turning your life’s hopes and dreams into realistic ambitions, goals and targets. As Life Coach I will offer support, monitor your achievements, celebrate your success, keeping you focused and motivated.

What will I have to do?

To get the best from Life Coaching, you need have a positive attitude towards the achievement of your goal. You need to be totally open, trusting and honest within the coaching relationship. You need to have the time and commitment to complete the actions that you will set yourself at the end of each session. These actions are what will move you closer to your overall goal. Ultimately your level of commitment will directly influence the speed and extent to which your goals will be realised. To help you with all of this, the coach provides boundless motivation, support and encouragement within a confidential and non-judgmental environment.

What happens during a coaching session?

During each session we will recap on the actions set in the last session and look at general progress and successes. We will then set a ‘session goal’ to clearly set out what you want to achieve by the end of the session. We will explore where you are at the moment with that particular goal; what you have tried; what has worked and any obstacles you have come across along the way. We then explore all the possible options in achieving that goal, using lots of techniques to really extract options that you have never thought of before. Lastly and most importantly we look at what actions you want to set yourself from the list of options to achieve that session’s goal.

Do I have to pay up front?

You do not have to pay anything for your Discovery Session, I think it is important for you to experience my coaching style for yourself before you commit. When you book your individual coaching sessions or packages I require payment by cash, cheque or Bank transfer prior to your session.

What if I miss a session or forget?

Because I allocate the time for you personally I do have a 36 hour cancellation policy or full payment is still required.

How do I know if coaching is right for me?

As this will always be very personal it is best that I talk to you in person. I am always happy to discuss your personal situation. Please feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I offer a no obligation Free Discovery Session. This enables us to meet each other to confirm if coaching is the right for you before you commit.

How long is a coaching session?

My sessions are 1 hour

How much coaching will I need?

This is a very personal thing and it will depend on you and what it is you want to achieve. However, I do offer a package of 5 sessions because, I find that most people have made considerable progress in this time.

I feel embarrassed talking to someone about my personal business

There is no need to be embarrassed, the coaching sessions are completely confidential and coaching is non judgemental.

What if I am not free in the week?

I offer evening and Saturday appointments and also work via the telephone so location and time should not be a barrier when you choose to go ahead with coaching.

Will coaching definitely be able to solve my issue?

No! I cannot solve anything for you but I can help you to discover how you can. Coaching is not a magic pill but it does at times feel a bit like magic. When you embrace the process and are open honest and willing to try new things the results can appear magical.

What happens once I have completed my coaching?

Well this is up to you. Many clients see me on an ad-hock basis as and when they feel there is something additional they want to work on. Others choose to book a 3 monthly review sessions just to check in and make sure they remain focused on what is important to them. Some choose to book another course of coaching because there is something additional that they would like to work towards now that they have achieved their original goals. Many clients are happy to get on with their lives now that they are in a happier more contented place.

How do I know which Life Coach to choose?

There are a lot of very good coaches and it may be confusing when trying to decide who you should work with. I always advise my clients to shop around before making a decision about who to work with. Many Life Coaches will offer you a free Initial Consultation this is a good way to assess if you feel comfortable working with that Life Coach. I advise you to check if the coach is a member of a professional body, if they are qualified and insured.

How can I learn more about coaching?