What comes to mind when I ask you “What is coaching”? It’s a question I’m sure everyone would answer in a different way. From my perspective, coaching helps you learn about yourself so that you can fulfil your potential while working towards meaningful goals.
Coaching can help you work out what you actually want
Coaching is future-focused. I help you to explore what you really want your future to look and feel like. When all of society’s pressure is stripped away, when you stop carrying the burden of family expectations, when you stop listening to the voice inside your head saying “I should…”, what is it that you really want? Do those hopes and dreams align with your personal values and current priorities, or are they just whims that you’re not truly motivated by? I’ll help you set goals that make you feel the most “you” you’ve ever felt.
Coaching provides support and a strong belief in you
I will then support you as you make that vision of the future become your reality. I provide unwavering support to my clients – as your coach, I wholeheartedly believe in you, even when you’re struggling to believe in yourself.
I also have complete confidence that, deep down, you already know all of the answers about what’s next for you. I am not there to provide the answers, I’m there to help you uncover your own answers. Sometimes life’s experiences cause us to conceal certain parts of ourselves, and as your coach I can help you to reveal the valuable resources within you that have been buried over time.
Coaching helps you to learn about yourself
Unlike a mentor, a coach will not teach you – instead, they will help you to learn about yourself. During your sessions, I will facilitate your personal development, for example getting to know your preferences, your priorities and your values. Knowledge is power. The more you know about yourself, the simpler it is to move forward towards the life you want to be leading (see this blog post for more about getting to know yourself).
How does coaching work?
As your coach, I’ll ask you purposeful questions to empower you to work through whatever comes up during the session. Each session, I’ll support you as you set a goal that’s in alignment with your core values and your current priorities. We’ll then spend time creating a step-by-step action plan that works for you, and you’ll leave each session confident about taking the next steps towards the life you want to be living.
Coaches work in all sorts of different fields – from business to health. I support solopreneurs who quit the 9-5 to find more freedom and flexibility but their blossoming business has left them feeling more overwhelmed and exhausted than ever. As entrepreneurs, our work and our personal lives naturally intertwine, so I take a holistic view of you and your business. If it feels like your business has taken over your whole life, you can’t remember the last time you spent a whole guilt-free day without panicking about the emails sitting in your inbox, and a holiday feels totally out of the question… I can help you to simplify your life and business so that you feel like you’re thriving rather than just surviving.
If coaching sounds like something you’re interested in exploring further, please do get in touch to organise a no-pressure chat. I’d genuinely love to help you.