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, preparing for a job interview could take between two to four sessions, depending on your individual needs and your starting level of confidence and experience. When considering a change in the direction of your career, this is a longer process, and consequently it will involve a higher number of sessions. 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.
Preparing your upcoming job interview or EPSO interview:
enhancing your confidence and performance by rehearsing likely questions (with feedback) before the big day, and developing your answers and stories;
practice with answering competency interview questionsand other frequently asked interview questions;
going overinterview "do's and dont's", perhaps reviewing a previous interview that did not go so well, getting better prepared for next time.
Applying for a new job or making a career move
betterrecognising your special strengths and expertiseso that you can highlight these with confidence in job applications and interviews or when looking to change the direction of your career;
advice for optimising your CV, drafting a cover letteror filling out an application form, showing why you are a good candidate;
identifying a change of job, or a change in your career, to better fit with your values, your skills and your needs;
developing a job-search strategy.
Your broader life goals and options:
improving your work-life balance;
clarifying your goals,identifying what may be holding you back from achieving them, developing a strategy to reach your goals;