Frequently Asked Questions
What is Personal Development Coaching?
Personal Development Coaching is a process which uses questioning skills to facilitate the setting and achieving of goals. It is future oriented, non-judgemental and completely confidential.
The method is ideal for people who wish to enhance their own performance in order to find and meet the demands of new opportunities. It is also geared towards solving problems, increasing motivation and building confidence.
A coach will not offer advice or suggestions. He or she will gently challenge you to step out of your daily habits to look at the wider picture and develop your own goals and actions.
How can Personal Development Coaching Help Me?
Your coach will help you to challenge old thinking patterns and assumptions, enabling you to focus on what is important to you, set valid goals, recognise where you are now, overcome barriers and identify the right steps to close the gap. Most importantly – a coach will help you to find the motivation and commitment to take action.
If you work for yourself, especially if you work from home, you may sometimes feel isolated and lacking in direction. Coaching is particularly useful in this situation as you will find yourself motivated and confident in taking the right actions to achieve your goals.
What are goals?
It has been said that a goal without a plan is just a wish. This is rather a good description as a dream will remain where it is without a strategy to take us from now to where we want to be. Many of us work hard for all of our lives without really knowing why or what we want to achieve. Setting and achieving the right personal goals will give us a sense of purpose and fulfilment.
What can I expect from my Coach?
You can expect your coach to help you establish goals which are challenging yet achievable - and above all, right for you. You will learn skills to help you stay motivated, overcome barriers and keep you moving towards your goals, even when life gets in the way!
Your coach will be totally supportive, non-judgemental, confidential and impartial, providing you with a safe environment to be fully honest and open.
Is coaching suitable for me?
If you are eager to take ownership over your own future then coaching is suitable for you.
Coaching will help you to be the best you can by: