If you are curious about life coaching, but unsure if it can help you, let me outline what’s involved.
Step 1 – Questionnaire
The starting point is a questionnaire, which I will send for you to complete in your own time. This can help focus your thoughts and give you an opportunity to consider your priorities.
Step 2 – Initial Coaching Meeting
Our first meeting is an opportunity for us to get to know each other. We will start to identify what you want to work on, gage where we are going and take note of points raised in the questionnaire.
I’m based in Aylesbury and 1:1 meetings typically take place within Buckinghamshire. If you are further afield, we can discuss the option of a Skype or Zoom call.
Some people come with very clear ideas of where they want to make improvements in their life, others simply feel overwhelmed or unsatisfied, with no idea about what needs to change. Either way, discussions are fluid and may take your thoughts in directions that you’ve not planned for.
By the end of the meeting, we’ll have a feel for whether we can work together. If you are ready to embrace life coaching, we will agree on the next steps.
Step 2 – Life Coaching Sessions
Coaching isn’t a quick fix. I have no magic formula, but I do offer the space for you to open up, be honest and let down your guard. I will listen without judgement, prompt discussion, ask questions and guide you towards your own conclusions. At no time will I tell you what to do; instead I will empower you to make decisions that feel right to you.
Each life coaching session will last an hour and we will agree on actions before we part. These actions are designed to give you permission to invest time in yourself between sessions. They will make you accountable to yourself and each small achievement will build confidence in your new direction.
Coaching focuses on the present and future; there’s no delving into the dim and distant past. We can’t do anything about what’s gone before, but we can address the here and now, as well as mapping out a fresh vision for tomorrow.
People typically feel sufficiently empowered to take the actions forward after 3-6 coaching sessions. When you feel able to manage change independently, we’ll bring the sessions to a close.
Step 3 – The New You
The benefits of life coaching include:
- Gaining clarity on your priorities and ambitions
- Feeling supported as you explore the options and find your path
- Growing confidence to listen to your inner voice and overcome barriers
- The chance to re-set your life, so you feel content
The final life coaching session is the end of the first phase, but it is just the start for you. It will take time to adapt and you’ll need to be strong in order to avoid falling back into the traps of other’s expectations. It’s now time to embrace change and discover a fresh and satisfying approach to life.