What is coaching? How long will it take? Examples of how I can help you.
What is coaching?
Coaching can empower you to move from where you are today to where you want to be, whether in your professional or personal life. This could mean gaining clarity about what you want, finding the motivation and momentum to make the change, building confidence and creating realistic steps to achieve your goals. Coaching is a partnership between Coach and Client. It is goal-oriented and focusses on the future.
You own the process and the results. You decide what topics you want to address during our coaching sessions, on which actions you will take and when.
As your coach, I support you in identifying and reaching your goals by asking you questions that enlarge the scope of the topics and that help you to reflect. I accompany you in setting up your action plan, I review progress with you and help you to adjust your plans or actions if needed.
How long will it take?
There is no “standard” because everyone’s goals and needs are different. As an example, to prepare for a job interview could take between two to four sessions, depending on your individual needs and your starting level of confidence and experience.
Broader goals usually involve a longer process and therefore a higher number of sessions. For example, to consider a career change, identify what you need to become more confident and effective in your job, or what kind of manager you would like to be ..... In all cases, it is not necessary to commit up-front to a certain number of coaching sessions.
Different packages can be agreed, or you can schedule one session at a time.
Coaching services - some examples
Review or change your career, or apply for a new job:
identify a change of job or career, or a shift in your current job, to better fit with your values, your skills and your needs;
betterrecognise your special strengths and expertise so that you can highlight these with confidence in job applications and interviews or when looking to change the direction of your career;
develop a job-search strategy;
advice to optimise your CV, draft a cover letteror fill out an application form, showing why you are a good candidate.
Prepare your upcoming job interview:
follow a process that you can use to prepare any interview: understand the job, recognise your value, decide how you want to present yourself, anticipate likely interview questions;
enhance your confidence and performance by rehearsing likely questions (with feedback) before the big day, and develop your answers and stories;
practise answering competency questionsand other frequently asked interview questions;
go overinterview "do's and dont's", perhaps review a previous interview that did not go so well, be better prepared for next time.
Starting in a new role, or as a newly-promoted manager:
understand who you want to be in your role and what you need to be effective and happy, including your values and vision;
identify what may be holding you back, and what you can do;
set a strategy and action plan, for example to learn or improve certain skills or change your approach, ... review your action plan at each coaching session;
boost your confidence and performance as you grow into your new role with greater awareness and new abilities.
Your broader life goals and options:
improve your work-life balance;
clarify your goals,identify what may be holding you back from achieving them, develop a strategy to reach your goals;