Frequently Asked Questions
What is coaching?
Coaching is a powerful process that anyone can use to make positive practical changes to themselves and their lives, both professional and personal.
It’s a process that helps you see things differently or more clearly than the way you currently do. It enables you to recognise and assess the choices and options that are open to you, and then do something about the situations you want to change .
How does coaching work?
An experienced and qualified coach will have the tool and models that enable the client to take very different perspectives on their current situation. Coaching can help by providing much needed support in developing strategies for not only surviving but thriving under sometimes challenging and difficult circumstances for the client.
It is a personalised process that provides clarity on what success would look like, understanding the obstacles and barriers that get in the way of achieving it, and specific action steps to take that will lead to a positive outcome. Through active listening and powerful questioning, a coach will help the coachee maximize their potential and move toward a preferred future.
What is the difference between coaching and counselling?In simple terms, most forms of therapy, including counselling, focus on ‘what has happened’. They are concerned with ‘the problem’ and with regaining mental balance and perspective. Coaching focuses on what is possible. It is future focused, action oriented and supportive in helping clients move towards their goals.
What about coaching at work, how does it help in this context?Great question: let’s be honest, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to lead and manage effectively in today’s complex and rapidly changing business environment. Employees at all levels are asked to do more and more with less and less and are feeling overworked, overwhelmed, and stressed out.
They need help navigating the complicated business landscape and how to handle the pressures from increased demands, high workloads, and the challenges of running cross-functional projects while working on diverse teams.
The personalised nature of the coaching process means that this targeted support and confidential soundboard has proven to be the difference that really does make the difference to leaders and managers. Individuals who are coached see the value in working with coaches to help them achieve challenging goals and gain greater satisfaction in work and life.