When I say have a little faith, I don’t mean in a religious sense, or the George Michael sense for that matter. I mean when the going gets tough, when you’re full of self doubt, when [...]
What is Coaching?
Coaching is a way of empowering you to define your goals, explore your options and take action. Sounds simple. I offer four different kinds of coaching: Forgiveness, leadership, personal performance and conflict coaching. The benefit of a coach is to have someone on your side, rooting for you, challenging you, and supporting you. Coaches have the edge over friends, colleagues, even Managers when it comes to supporting you, we’re trained to ask questions, and use proven tools and techniques that provide support in such a way that is truly empowering and about you coming to the best solutions for you personally or professionally.
There won’t be anything leading about my approach, I might challenge you, go under things with you, go over things with you, and remind you of the things you’ve said that are most important to you, to make sure you stay on track and get to your goals motivated fully with your heart and soul.
Sound like an adventure? It is! I will also raise your awareness if I hear you saying things that sound like they’re holding you back, to explore some of the barriers and obstacles you might be facing. I’m not going to delve into the past, just keep you moving forward boldly towards your future.
What kind of coaching do I offer?
Forgiveness Coaching is for you if you are ready to let go of resentments you have been holding onto, which are holding you back. Supporting you through a process of change which leads to a sense of release, calm, and renewed energy as you move forward into your future without the weight and burden of anger and pain.
Corporate & Executive Coaching
Corporate & Executive Coaching is for Professionals, Managers & Leaders.It can be used to help with employee engagement, building on strengths, team motivation & performance, effective leadership, managing change.
Personal Performance Coaching
Personal Performance Coaching is focussed onto the goals you have for you and your life. These could be linked to any part of your life e.g. health, relationship, or work. Sessions usually take place weekly and can be done face to face or over Skype. A typical session reviews your progress, defines your goal, explores your goal, generates options, and you leave at the end with an action plan for the coming week. The process is very empowering and provides you with a structure which you can use for life.
Conflict Coaching is for people who are currently in a conflict, or are holding onto an unresolved conflict from the past. It involves a number of tools to help you to explore the conflict from a number of different angles. You are also supported to develop skills and to prepare and practice, for example for a difficult conversation with someone. It is a powerful process, that is very much directed to your needs, and is focussed onto the positive resolution of conflict, reducing anxiety and the losses often associated with unresolved conflicts.
Coaching skills (3 days) A course to explore coaching, learn the GROW model and practice core skills to practice with individuals, groups and teams.
What is Coaching?
Coaching is a tool that is used to empower individuals and help them reach their goals; it is a structured conversation between the Coach and the Client.
During a coaching session your coach will walk by your side to help you to reach your ultimate goal and aspirations. They will listen to you, ask questions, find out what your challenges are and inspire you to reach that end goal.
You will be encouraged to make decisions and take responsibility for these decisions.
How do I know if coaching is right for me?
Do you feel that currently you aren’t reaching your potential and feeling fulfilled?
Is there a gap where you are now to where you want to be?
Do you feel stuck and put off making decisions or fail to stick to those decisions you have made?
Are you ready to entertain new and fresh ideas?
Are you willing to be accountable for what you desire?
If you answer yes to any of these questions then coaching can most definitely support you to be the best that you can be.
What coaching is not.
Coaching is not about your coach giving you suggestions or advice. It is about asking you key questions to focus your thinking and action towards achieving your goals.It is future focussed. This diagram shows the differences between different methods eg counselling and mentoring. As can be seen with Coaching the process treats the client or coachee as the expert in their life, and questions are used to draw out the answers necessary to make good decisions.
If you commence a series of coaching sessions and it is deemed that coaching is not the correct support mechanism for you at this moment in time this will be discussed with you directly to find a suitable solution to support your onward journey.
How does coaching work?
Different coaches use different models to structure their sessions. A popular model is the GROW model which is an acronym for the areas explored, Goals, Reality, Options, and Way forward. This model keeps you moving forward towards your goal. Your coach will be asking you questions, listening to your responses, challenging you whilst all the time remaining non-judgemental regarding the details and not offering you any advice.
The benefits of coaching
Numerous clients report that coaching positively impacted their careers and personal lives by helping them to:
- Identify and take action towards achieving goals
- Become more self-reliant and therefore increase feelings of confidence
- Identify and transform limiting beliefs that may be preventing positive growth and change
- Gain more job and life satisfaction
- Take greater responsibility and accountability for actions and commitments
- Work more easily and productively with others
- Communicate more effectively
What happens during a coaching session?
SKYPE or face to face. The usual procedure is that the client will contact the coach after arranging a convenient time and date.
You will be guided through a 6 point process.
1. Review the previous session and the actions that you completed
2. Set the goal for that session
3. Consider where you are at the present moment with this goal
4. Consider your options in meeting this goal
5. Agree on some actions
6. Summarise the session before completing the session.
Who else will know what has been said?
A coaching session is completely confidential. Crimson Coaching agrees and complies to the Coaching Code of Conduct which you will find available for download on www.crimsoncoaching.co.uk (frequently asked questions) Only in extreme circumstances will this confidence be breached. This includes the intent to cause harm to yourself or others or criminal acts.
What’s needed from me during a session?
To make sure that your time is being well spent with your coach you are expected to come to the session fully prepared and with a goal or aspiration in mind that you would like to work towards. Preparation is very important for the coaching session so you are encouraged to spend 15 minutes prior to the session taking yourself to an environment where you will not be disturbed, with a drink and feeling refreshed to relax prior to the start of the session. You will also need to ensure that you have a pen and paper to hand and any other items that you may think will be useful such as a diary.
"The coaching has given me a structure which has enabled me to begin to work towards achieving my goals. It has helped to keep me focused and moving forward each week. it has encouraged me to take action and keep to a timescale."
"The coaching programme has helped me deliver results that are far beyond my expectations prior to starting the programme. I was unsure as to exactly how this programme would develop, however with my Coach's support and guidance I have been able to really clarify what's important to me, and focus dedicated time to these priorities."
"I learnt a lot from our coaching sessions not only with regard to achieving my personal goals, but I believe I learnt a lot from my Coach's style and the creative and often inspiring techniques she used, such as using visual representations which I found incredibly powerful."