It’s important to have your questions about coaching answered before you start working with a coach. Know what you want to get out of coaching, and if the answers below don’t fit your questions, please contact me.

Coaching is primarily future focused – reaching your goals! It’s said that therapy moves the client from dysfunctional to functional, while coaching moves the client from functional to optimal. Coaches believe that the client’s answers come from within. While the majority of my clients doubt this fact at first, they soon realise that reaching their goals comprises a blend of their experiences, their intelligence, their intuition, and their harnessed energy.

Great coaches ask insightful and empowering questions that largely will move clients through their blocks. That said, coaches can provide information that is helpful to the client attaining their goal.

This answer largely depends on what the client wants to work on and how frequently they want to meet. Generally, many attempts have been made by clients to reach goals on their own, before a coach is called. Some goals are attainable relatively quickly, while others take time. My clients start with a minimum of three months of partnering with me as their coach so that we can assess the current situation, clearly lay out the desired outcome and then work quickly and intently on reaching that goal.

(1) – A multi-rater feedback assessment (also known as 360 feedback). This allows my client to see themselves through others’ eyes – their manager, their peers, and their direct reports (2) – Other EQ and IQ assessments as desired by the client.

The process between coach and client is completely confidential. While the corporate sponsor may articulate goals for the client, the relationship between client and coach stays just between the two. The best coaching can only be done when there are high levels of TRUST between coach and client, nurtured through confidentiality.

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