A coach’s role is to support the client in achieving their goals in the shortest time possible. This is achieved by helping the client stretch outside their own comfort zones, by challenging their limiting beliefs, such as being too slow or too old to achieve their dream. We are not there to teach, explain or hypothesize, but to shine a light on ideas that would normally be brushed aside as unrealistic or doomed to failure & therefore pointless to even attempt. The coach will work with the client to help them identify their goals and build up a step by step action plan to achieve them.
Careful use of effective open-ended questioning techniques will increase the client's own self awareness and understanding, enabling them to set clear and well constructed goals that will challenge them, whilst still being realistic and obtainable.
Actively listening to the client and giving them time to think, will release deep rooted ideas that during a normal conversation may never have surfaced. Supporting them through their journey by being positive, honest and open where they will develop a trusting relationship that will allow the client to build their confidence. A coach is non-judgmental, non-directional and above all, committed to total confidentiality at all times.
Coaching itself can take place face to face, over the telephone, via email, online or web chat systems. Standard sessions are 60 minutes and are usually spaced at least a week apart. Although a one-off session can provide a good boost, to be truly effective 6-12 sessions will provide a longer lasting result. It really is up to the client how long the session should be and how often contact with the coach happens. The above is simply a guideline, and gives a good idea of what tends to be effective for most people.
Over the weeks, you will develop your own personal tool kit, full of powerful tools to help you achieve your dreams. How do you know that it will be powerful? Because it has been designed by you, specifically for you and no one else! Each person is unique, so is each coaching session and tool kit that is developed.