Below you can find the answers to some of the frequently asked questions.
What is coaching?
Coaching is a powerful relationship between two or more people that commit to achieving a common goal. It requires a relationship of mutual trust and commitment and generates possibilities for breakthroughs in performance.
As a client, you will be committed to learning, change and growth. At times you will be challenged to change your thinking and to address the fears and challenges that have been preventing you from taking action or achieving the results that you desire. Instead, you will be empowered to explore your ideas, gain clarification and increase your confidence.
My role as a coach is to discover what you are passionate about. Together we will work on drawing out your strengths, creativity and internal resources on a journey of discovery.
Sessions are bespoke and will follow your agenda, with the relationship focused on getting the results that you desire. My role is to encourage you to come up with your own solutions and keep you on track to ensure that you do not lose that focus.
You will be provided with guidance to clarify your goals, vision and purpose and supported to achieve breakthroughs where you have previously been stuck and failed to get the results that you desire.
Coaching is an investment in your future success.
What is business coaching?
All of the above applies to business coaching and if you are a sole trader you may find that life and business become inextricably linked.
In business coaching, the focus will be on measurable aspects of the business such as strategic planning and marketing. We will also focus also on some of the softer skills, e.g. leadership, team building and accountability. We will do this by using a combination of coaching techniques and business models to help you gain the clarity you need.
How can you help me?
As a coach, my role is to support, encourage and motivate you. Our sessions are bespoke and focused on your success.
I will be there to listen to you and act as a sounding board. I will not tell you what to do. I know that you have the answers within you and that you are the expert on your life and your business. My role is to unlock those answers and help you to make the best decisions for your business.
What are the benefits of being coached?
Like many top athletes, more and more business people are turning to coaching. The reason is simple. They want to be outstanding and be the best. We know you are the expert in your business. My role is not to tell you what is wrong with your business. I will be there to help you realise your full potential and give you that edge over competitors.
It has been proven that coaching helps you to reach your destination quicker than if you tried to do it alone.
You can see me as your accountability partner. I will be there to help you maintain focus and offer support, guidance and encouragement.
How much will it cost?
We have a number of options available to fit your needs. From our budget Online Small Business Coaching Programme with email support; telephone coaching and our VIP programmes where we can work with you intensively on a one-to-one basis or in small groups.
We know that your business is important and that your circumstances and priorities will be different to any other business. Price should never be an excuse for not taking action. For this reason, we encourage you to get in touch to discuss your needs and requirements and find a package that is right for you.
How many sessions will I need?
The number of sessions will vary for each individual.
You can book single sessions or in discounted blocks of 6, 9 or 12. The frequency of the sessions is flexible. You choose the frequency that is right for you – weekly, fortnightly or monthly… we know that life can get busy! Sessions are carried out by email (Online Small Business Coaching Programme), telephone or Skype. Where it is possible face to face session can be arranged. Please contact me to discuss this option.
We would recommend that you work with us for a minimum period of 90 days to get the best results. Remember though that success will depend on you taking action and following through on your commitments.
If for any reason you decide that coaching is not for you, find that we are not a good fit, or more importantly discover that coaching is not the best intervention for you, I will be happy to refund you the balance for any unused session, less a £35 administration fee (refunds are not available for the Online Small Business Coaching Programme).
How can I get started?
Getting started is easy. Book a 20 minutes discovery session and I will be happy to answer any questions you have about the coaching process or send me an email.