Let’s Take a Coach Trip

Before you begin

Deciding that you want to engage in a coaching relationship is life-changing; you are giving someone permission to speak into and influence your life. You ought to:

  1. Understand which business/life area needs your focus and the results you want to achieve.  This will give you a measure against which to assess the success of the intervention.  
  2. Gain some insight into the coach's expertise and experience. This will provide insight into the range of issues management they have supported.  
  3. Work out if you can relate to each other at a personal level, which is important as this builds rapport.
  4. Finally, decide if you are willing to trust them. You need to be comfortable in telling the coach things you may not have admitted even to yourself.  

Coaching is a very powerful tool; in the right partnership you can make great progress.

Coaching approaches

Often coaches focus on different spheres, be it business - eg sales, professional development - eg preparation for promotion, personal/life - eg motivation. Trained coaches have a range of methods, tools and techniques at their disposal.  Many coaches specialise in specific techniques, others will according to their preferences, knowledge and experience, use a wider breadth of tools.

The Coach’s Toolkit

The tools and techniques which a coach might use includes, for example, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), GROW, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Constellations.  They may ask questions such as ‘What are you allowing to stop you?’, ‘Where do you feel the discomfort?’.  The techniques they employ help clients release negative hindrances and internal obstacles that stop them/their organisations from being their best.

So I can understand your issues and needs better contact me on 02032901253 or book a 30min conversation today.