How does Coaching Work?
Coaching is a process.
Sometimes people think it is a quick fix and sometimes they are right - it can be. Just one little tweak in your thinking can make all the difference.
Usually it is better though to think of it as a process over a period of 3 - 6 months or even a year depending, on your goals and your ability to change comfortably.
The First Meeting
The first meeting is an opportunity for us both to meet and decide "Yes, I want to work with you".
During this meeting you tell me about what you want to achieve as a result of our meetings and how you will know when you have done that.
I tell you a bit about how I work and some of the methods I use to enable you achieve your goals. My goal is for you to achieve your goals and that we both enjoy the journey.
We meet, usually, twice a month for an hour or 90 minutes. The meetings can be more or less frequent depending on what works best for you - some people just want to get on with it quickly, while others like to reflect more and take things a bit more slowly. The only thing that is important is what works for you.
I ask you to complete forms to keep track of your progress, goals, actions and even hiccups so that you can see your progress and create clarity. I may also give you tasks to complete between sessions. The purpose of these tasks is to keep you focussed on any changes you are implementing.
The Final Meeting
During the final meeting we reflect on your journey, celebrate your achievements and establish the plan for the future. With that our time together draws to a close.
Oftentimes people decide to take a break and decide to meet up for a review after six months because they tell me this helps maintain their focus and accountability. Then sometimes they decide to have another couple of sessions or they make an appointment for another six months time. For other people they are satisfied they have achieved what they came for and that is that.
As you can see each person is unique and has their own particular set of needs and I aim to fulfill their need.