Coaching is about facilitating your thinking. It provides you with the time and space to talk about a topic, issue or concern that is important to you and supports you to come up with a plan to make progress in relation to that topic. Coaching isn’t about offering advice – that’s the role of a mentor. Nor is it about going into great depth about why things happened in the past – that would be more therapeutic. Instead coaching is a forward focused conversation looking at what’s important to you and how you can make positive steps towards achieving your aspirations. You’ll be asked open questions that encourage you to broaden your thinking, gain clarity, recognise any self-limiting beliefs or assumptions you may have made, and understand what really drives you. Many people find that coaching provides them with a clearer sense of their values and purpose, improved levels of confidence and increased motivation.
The success of coaching is ultimately dependent on you! It directly relates to how much you’re willing to trust the process, open up, reflect on your current situation, explore new possibilities and perspectives and take action. Essentially, it’s about how much energy you’re willing to invest in the process – both within and between sessions – and how much you believe in your own ability to make positive progress.