Are you struggling with chronic illness, disability, depression or anxiety, or just looking for alternative avenues so you can truly shine and be you? Are you trying to juggle the hard work of just getting through a day without feeling like a failure? Maybe you’re, like me, sick with a million ideas to put into the world to make it a better and happier place? If any of this sounds like you, then keep reading… I’d love to talk to you!
Where do you start? Right here!
If, like me, you have wondering what coaching is, please allow me to give some brief explanations.
What is coaching?
Coaching is a creative partnership with your client, focusing on designing and implementing specific, meaningful changes in your client’s personal and/or professional life.
The essential part of coaching is to help people to learn to silence their inner critical, judgmental voice and allow their instincts, or their subconscious, to take over. Sometimes that means distracting it, and sometimes it’s about exploring the ‘worst case scenario’ and removing the fear.
Coachingnetwork.org.uk describes personal or life coaching as follows:
“Coaches offer their clients a supportive and motivating environment to explore what they want in life and how they might achieve their aspirations and fulfill their needs. By assisting the client in committing to action and by being a sounding-board to their experiences, coaching allows the individual the personal space and support they need to grow and develop. The coach’s key role is often is assisting the client to maintain the motivation and commitment needed to achieve their goals.”
They also describe various roles and tasks a coach may do as follows:
- Facilitate the exploration of needs, motivations, desires, skills and thought processes to assist the individual in making real, lasting change.
- Use questioning techniques to facilitate client’s own thought processes in order to identify solutions and actions rather than takes a wholly directive approach
- Support the client in setting appropriate goals and methods of assessing progress in relation to these goals
- Observe, listen and ask questions to understand the client’s situation
- Creatively apply tools and techniques which may include one-to-one training, facilitating, counselling & networking.
- Encourage a commitment to action and the development of lasting personal growth & change.
- Maintain unconditional positive regard for the client, which means that the coach is at all times supportive and non-judgemental of the client, their views, lifestyle and aspirations.
- Ensure that clients develop personal competencies and do not develop unhealthy dependencies on the coaching or mentoring relationship.
- Evaluate the outcomes of the process, using objective measures wherever possible to ensure the relationship is successful and the client is achieving their personal goals.
- Encourage clients to continually improve competencies and to develop new developmental alliances where necessary to achieve their goals.
- Work within their area of personal competence.
- Possess qualifications and experience in the areas that skills-transfer coaching is offered.
- Manage the relationship to ensure the client receives the appropriate level of service and that programmes are neither too short, nor too long.
Coaching is really good for helping you get through nearly any sort of thing that may come up in your life or business. Coaching offers guidance, and an empathetic ear so that you have the support you need from someone who has been there, and will help you find your own path through the woods.
Why mindfulness practices?
Mindfulness practices help us to reevaluate whatever is in front of us, and to approach those things in new, unique, and often extraordinary positive ways. Mindfulness practices allow us to view our problems, and the various events in our lives through new lenses, and gives us more options to choose from as we move forward in life.
Why does this matter to you?
We all have things going on, planned or unplanned, that add stress to our lives. Coaching, planning, and use of mindfulness practices allows you space to decompress and get feedback on the things that matter to you when you need it most.
DIY Workbooks, Ebooks, and more! If you are ready to get to work, but don’t have the money to pay for coaching, or are feeling afraid to reach out in person, these will be your guides! 🙂 Thank you for joining me on this wild ride, and I’m so looking forward to helping YOU!
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