|What can I expect to
get out of coaching?
|The sky's the limit. Practically, it depends
on a number of variables which may be discussed and negotiated
at your first (free) meeting with your coach. It's advisable
before your first meeting to think about what are your
attainable goals, and your commitment to change and enhance
your life. Your coach will encourage you to live up to
your expectations of yourself, recognising your strengths
|Who sets the goals?
|You do. The coach is there to support you
and clarify the goals, but they're your very own. Whims
and fancies come and go. The coaching goals will be your
attainable targets settled on after clear consideration
of the circumstances of your life and the change you want
to achieve. Long-term positive change is the primary aim.
|Why would I need a coach if I set
my own goals?
|Good question. The answer
lies in motivation, commitment and the limited view most
people have of themselves. There are very few absolute
rights or wrongs in life, but most people judge themselves
harshly and give up their dreams. A coach is your partner
in facing challenges with a positive frame of mind.
A coach will not judge you nor underestimate your power to achieve what is right for you. A coach will continuously motivate you to strive.
|How much does it cost?
|Each individual has a different set of needs
and goals. Generally, professional executive coaching
can be costly. Recognising this, we offer a suite of
options to suit your particular outlook and finances:
Executive Life/Personal, Just-in-Time. A flat hourly
rate allows you to build up a sessional scheme comprising
a mix of face-to-face, email and phone consultations.
Remember, if wealth-creation is your goal, the cost of
a coach is an investment to help the wealth materialise.
|How long do I sign up for?
|Contracts are negotiable
according to your needs. A minimum period to achieve short-term
goals is 3 months, while significant life-changing practices
take longer. This is a matter that needs to be discussed
with your coach during the first session.
|How much time will it take out of
|Busy people can benefit from coaching as
much as people who are looking for an impetus to get moving.
Sessions with your coach are usually scheduled to coincide
with your non-peak periods - e.g. early morning or evenings. The sessions are for YOU and are not meant to be slotted between hourly appointments and constant work demands.
|Is it best to meet face-to-face?
|It's helpful to know what
your coach looks like but it's not absolutely necessary.
Email and phone sessions are a regular part of coaching
practice. Often, close listening and attention to the needs
of the client are enhanced by the efficiency of new technologies.
The important thing is to have a rapport with your coach
who will take an interest in your unique talents. The
meeting of minds is the essential - how, where and when
is the easy part.
|If I tell you my personal dreams
will I feel embarrassed?
|Confidentiality between coach and client
is of paramount importance and clients need to feel assured
that what they tell their coach will remain private. Third
parties, such as employers involved in any contractual
arrangement for the benefit of employees, must recognise
the coach's first loyalty to their client, the employee.
If at any time health professionals need to be contacted,
it is the client who will take such action. Good coaching
means respecting the integrity of the bond developed between
coach and client.