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What is Coaching?

Coaching is an empowering development process through which you are supported while achieving a specific personal or professional objective, dream, aspiration or goal.

It helps to identify the skills and capabilities that are within you so that you can use these to the best of your ability to arrive at SOLUTIONS TO YOUR PROBLEM(S) or to move closer to achieving your aspirations.

Coaching focuses on the here and now and going forward into the future, occasionally re-visiting self-limiting beliefs which have been formulated in the past, often in early childhood. It does not deal with psychological problems which should be addressed by a Counsellor, Psychotherapist or Psychiatrist. However, coaching is most helpful after a period of mental or physical poor health because it allows you to put practical plans into action to regain control of your life.

The coach uses questioning, listening, reflection, summarising, para-phrasing and where agreed with you beforehand, challenge, to help you find the answers within yourself. This facilitates the learning of new ways of behaving, feeling and thinking by removing interference and allowing you to perform to your potential.

People come to coaching either to solve problems or to achieve their goals and dreams. Coaching can be used successfully for any professional or personal issue, blockage or problem as long as a clear goal can be arrived at, which will initiate the process – if no goal can be agreed, effective and transformational coaching cannot take place.

Professional coaching uses a range of communication skills (such as targeted restatements, listening, questioning, clarifying etc.) to help you shift your perspectives, question your values and self-limiting beliefs and discover different solutions to achieve your goals. These skills are used when coaching people in any field or subject, which means that it can be used to support you in any human endeavour, ranging from your concerns in personal, professional, sport, social, family, political, and spiritual areas of your life.

Empowering Personal Best