Frequently asked questions

What exactly is coaching?

There are many different styles of coaching, however my style is:

  • A positive, energised and focused conversation (not an off-load)
  • Takes stock of the past but not dwell on it
  • Creates motivation and clarity about what to do next
  • Creates a plan of action

Will it feel like counselling?

Therapists are trained to deal with the past, coaches are not. My approach is entirely focused on working out what needs to happen to affect change.

Will you give me advice?

I might offer information e.g. management models and techniques, or signpost you to some information but I will not tell you what to do. I work from the perspective that you are the expert in your life. My job is find out the very best course of action for YOU.

How much does it cost?

I offer you a variety of different lengths of coaching programme. Once we have had your initial consultation (£30 inc VAT, which can be offset against a programme) we can agree the right programme for you. Each programme includes a DiSC profile, session notes, and telephone support in between sessions. If you are contacting me on behalf of your organisation, coaching programmes are costed depending on your location and number of your employees you would like me to coach.

Will you travel to me?

I am happy to travel to you or your employer, if it is feasible, we can work out the logistics

Can you teach me to be a coach?

Yes. I am approved to deliver ILM (Institute of Leadership & Management) Level 5 in Coaching & Mentoring.

Can you guarantee that I will get results

Yes, if you are prepared to be honest in your sessions, and be willing to take new and different action. You might also need to shift your attitude and mindset.

What am I likely to get out of coaching?

  • Unravel your thinking
  • Understand the dynamics behind relationships and the part you play
  • Identify what you need to stop doing
  • Identify strategies to take a new approach
  • Reframe unhelpful thinking
  • Separate the ‘wood’ from the ‘trees’ and get clear about your thinking
  • Identify what you want, as opposed to what you don’t want
  • Get a plan for a way forward