So, if your current situation or what you’re looking for help with doesn’t quite fit with one of my Coaching Programmes, we can work in a more flexible way with Customised Coaching. We will focus in on your specific aims and goals but in a less structured way which is tailored to you. This can combine aspects of Career Coaching, Life Coaching, Spiritual Coaching and Business Coaching. We create a recipe just for you.
On a Coaching Taster Session, you’ll get the opportunity to share with me what your situation is and what you’re looking to change. I will then suggest how many sessions you might need and what we might focus on in our sessions in order to get you results.
Please note that this is not about creating a quick fix but rather setting you up for a more profound and sustainable transformation. For this reason, I typically work with clients on a minimum 3 month / 6 session basis with sessions running every 2 weeks (via Zoom). It may be possible to offer you something over a shorter timeframe, depending on your particular circumstances and goals. I can let you know if this is possible in the Taster Session.
*In person sessions may also be available in Manchester area (please ask)
The next step is to come on a risk-free 30 minute online Coaching Taster Session with me to discuss your needs further and see if we are a good fit to work together.
I offer a risk-free 30 minute Coaching Taster Session to enable you to test the waters, ask me any questions you might have about coaching and get a sense of whether this is a good fit for you. If it isn’t, then you are free to choose another route.
Coaching is all about taking action and learning from those actions.
Initially in a session, we will check in with your current state, how you are feeling, what’s happening for you and any progress you have made towards your coaching goals. We may go through a coaching exercise together where I guide you through a process or technique which I know can support you in moving forward. There is always the opportunity for you to bring to session any relevant issues or opportunities which we can work through together. I will always check in with you at the end of a session to see how it went and ensure you are getting what you need from me.
All coaching sessions are currently held via Zoom. I will be offering a limited number of face-to-face sessions in the Manchester and Sheffield/Chesterfield regions.
Whilst timing is important, it’s also good to separate out a genuine need to delay starting with a process like this from an underlying fear of moving forward. Sometimes it’s better to wait until you have more headspace but also it can be useful to have coaching in the thick of things as this can add useful context and give you an opportunity to test out what you’re learning.
In this blog article, I give you some pointers on how you can decide whether now is the right time for you. Ultimately, I would always refer you to your intuition to guide you!
Let’s turn this question around…consider what it might be costing you to not invest in yourself (with me or whoever) in terms of higher income potential, happiness, health and wellbeing, relationships and things you can’t put a price on. Coaching is an investment and when you invest money into your growth, you are more likely to show up and do the work. Plus, each of my career coaching programmes has a monthly payment plan to help you spread out the cost.
Change can be scary, I get it! But be aware that there are two different types of fear. One is a fear of something happening that you don’t want but there is also another fear. A fear of expanding, growing and occupying a bigger and exciting new space in the world. If this type of fear is present, take it as a good sign and don’t let it hold you back from making the changes you know you want to.
Worse case scenario is staying stuck.
Each session will typically involve establishing 3 or 4 actions or next steps for you to take before the next session which will move you closer to your goal. This might include completing a coaching exercise/worksheet, beginning a new practice/habit or approaching an upcoming work challenge or opportunity in a new way. (It may also be about doing nothing and allowing yourself to just ‘be’.) There is also a certain amount of self-reflection which is encouraged in between sessions and journaling about any thoughts/feelings/beliefs or insights which arise which we can then use in a future session.
Aside from the sessions themselves, I normally recommend a minimum of 2 hours in between sessions to work through any exercises or do some journaling. Many of the actions can be integrated into daily life (e.g. being more mindful or showing up to a work meeting in a different way) and so don’t require a time commitment as such.
This is a mental position and nothing more! Regardless of your circumstances or what has already happened in your life, positive change is possible for you. When you open yourself up to the possibility of change (even if you don’t know how) then magic happens. I see it all the time.
I’ve tried to answer some of the questions you may have above. However, if you’re still unsure about something, do please drop me a line and I’ll help you get the information you need to see whether you want to take things any further.
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