Frequently Asked Questions
What is Coaching and where lies the difference that I am referring to?
This document is designed to help you understand the nature of coaching, how it may be different from counseling and therapy.
What is Coaching?
Coaching is quickly becoming one of the leading tools that successful people use to live extraordinary lives. Through coaching sessions, my clients identify what is most important to them and align their thoughts, words, and actions, accordingly. As your coach, I work with you to identify what you want personally and professionally. I aim to support you in achieving a life – present tense - that you really want and love. Having a life you love starts with gaining clarity on your values, enabling more meaningful choices and consistent action. Your commitment to your life through coaching offers a means for more balance, joy, intimacy, energy, focus, action and positive results in every area of your life.
How is Coaching different from Therapy or Consulting and why do I highlight this difference?
Coaching is not therapy, which goes into depth about various issues, usually dealing with the past, nor is it consulting which generally results in giving the client answers. Coaching is more action-oriented and focuses primarily on the present and future. As your coach I enable you to determine your own “answers” through the work done in our coaching partnership. This partnership can also work for you if you are one of many time-poor individuals who enjoy the prospect of multi-tasking. Here the multi-task project is ‘You’. If you are an individual that would like to get more out of the little time available and combine a coaching session with a healthy walk or jog around the local park than I’d be happy to accommodate you. Research has shown that changing the environment and fresh air combined with an increased heart rate supports and enhances a clear thinking process. Hence the coaching process will take on a new dimension for you and from which you will benefit almost instantly.
Who works with a Coach?
Entrepreneurs, business owners, professionals, and people in transition are some of the people who typically work with a coach. Regardless of their professional endeavor or place in life, all of my clients have one thing in common: they are all successful, resourceful, and intelligent individuals who want to get even more out of their lives. What professional athlete hasn’t used a coach to win? Andrew Murray, Tiger Woods, Lewis Hamilton to name but a few are already one of the best in their individual field, and yet each understands the value that comes from having someone work directly with them, someone to point out things they can’t see, someone to keep encouraging and challenging them to achieve the greatest potential. That’s who I am for you. Coaching is like having a personal trainer for your life.