Coaching FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is coaching?
  2. What types of coaching do you offer?
  3. Why do I need coaching?
  4. How are the coaching sessions structured? 
  5. Do you use tools and assessments during the coaching process?
  6. What makes you qualified to be a coach?
  7. What competencies do you practice in your coaching?  

Answers

1. What is coaching?
Coaching is a development process that builds competencies or capability, which will help you to achieve your goals. This could involve looking at your leadership traits, your level of thinking or uncovering personal aspects that are interfering with your success at work or in life. Sessions are conducted one on one and alway start with a current reality assessment. A coach and coachee relationship is built on trust, confidence and respect.

2. What types of coaching do you offer?
There are many types of coaches out there that offer different styles of coaching and or services to help you. I have a pretty flexible approach and structure that allows me to customise my delivery in order to achieve the best results for you or your organisation. One key and almost shared principle of coaching is the coach must not have an agenda. I allow my coachee's to come up with their own solutions by using techniques that help them tap into their unconscious thinking.

My additional professional coaching services include;

  • Executive coaching
  • Team coaching
  • Mindfulness Coaching or Mindfulness Leadership
  • Career Coaching 
  • Performance coaching (with 360 assessment debriefs)  
  • Life or Personal coaching

3. Why do I need coaching?
This is a tough question to answer as there could be many reasons why someone needs coaching. Are you feeling stuck, or dealing with heavy amounts of stress, not achieving at work, having difficulties managing your team, or maybe your just thinking of a career change. These are just a few of the many reasons why someone could benefit from coaching. 

“I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost more than 300 games. Twenty-six times I've been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life... and that is why I succeed.” - Michael Jordan

4. How are the coaching sessions structured?
The sessions are generally structured in 1 hour segments and we will normally have anywhere between 6 and 10 sessions over a period of 3 months. These sessions can be scheduled every 2, 3 or 4 weeks (based on individual or need). 

5. Do you use tools and assessments during the coaching process?
Yes, I use many different tools and assessments depending on the situation and goals of the coachee. My favourites typically includes 360's, life wheels, executive wheels and or other leadership assessments.

6. What makes you qualified to be a coach?
I completed my coach training qualifications with Results Coaching in 2011. This involved 6 months learning the structure and strategies for effective coaching, executive coaching and utilising assessments. In addition I have close to 15 years experience coaching executives across global markets. Specific countries that I've supported include the USA, Canada, UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. 

7. What competencies do you practice in your coaching?
As a coach, I hold myself to the upmost level of professionalism and practice at a minimum the International Coach Federation core competencies.