COACHING & MENTORING
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The role of coaching is not to give advice, but is the act facilitating your development, well-being and performance. It’s purpose is to raise self-awareness and identify choices. Through coaching together we shall aim to find your solutions, develop your skills and change your attitudes and behaviours, if this is what you want or need.
Our clients come to us to discuss all kinds of different needs and issues, some in their private lives and some in their work lives – often both. We will help you work out what’s important and take the necessary steps to make sure you gain the most from your life.
I will be there to listen, to question and to reflect back what I hear and see, to potentially hold you to account for your actions and to ensure that you are viewing your dilemma/issue without bias, from a cleaner perspective. The overarching aim of coaching is to eventually action change and to close the gap between your potential and your current state. Clients discuss all kinds of different issues, some in their private lives and some in their work lives – often both.
My aim is to help you work out what’s important and to enable you to take the necessary steps to make sure you gain the most from your life. At the end of each session we will have created some action points for you to take forward in order to begin the process of change
Coaching is perfectly suited to helping you if you are
Coaching is the act facilitating your development, well-being and performance.
It’s purpose is to raise self-awareness and identify choices. Through coaching together we shall aim to find your solutions, develop your skills and change your attitudes and behaviours, if this is what you want or need.
Through discussion. We will be there to listen, to question and to reflect back what I hear and see, to potentially hold you to account for your actions and to ensure that you are viewing your dilemma/issue without bias, from a cleaner perspective.
The coaching support we provide is focused on help you develop the strategies and plans to help you move forward. You are most likely to have the answer in your mind, in your teams, in your previous experience, but with modern work and the pace of life we become cluttered, confused and stuck. Occasionally we may offer a suggestion, but the principle way we work is to unlock your abilities, actions and progress.
We aim to make coaching exciting, something you look forward and enjoy. We will put interesting, challenging and varied activities and frameworks in front of you to help you see a problem, situation or opportunity in a new light. With many of our clients there is laughter, moments of quiet contemplation, get-up-out-of-your-chair movement and sometimes emotion. We’re there to support you, help you and move you forward.
In addition to a Masters degree in Occupational Psychology, Rachel is an accredited executive coach with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council and an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) approved practitioner.
Yes, at the moment all coaching is offered via Zoom, Teams, Google meet etc. We plan to return to face-to-face coaching eventually.
Yes. Anything you raise with us will be held in confidence. In some instances you might want to share this information with others or be proactive in sharing this with your company (see next question). Doing so can help create come work-context specific accountability. Ultimately, you should know that you can speak in full confidence.
We work with individuals one-on-one where you are investing in the support. We also work with people through their company, in which case it is all about setting the agreement beforehand. Often when a company is sponsoring somebody to be coached a degree of feedback between parties is agreed. This can help align your coaching goals with work performance and ensure the changes you’re making are more visible and impactful.
From parents returning to work, to executives in big-tech, to start-up entrepreneurs, to university leadership teams, to butchers and bakers (not candlestick makers yet!) – in companies ranging from Google, Discovery Channel, University of Sheffield, The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Bayer, Schneider Electric, the English Insitute of Sport.
This depends on your need. Typically a programme of at least five sessions works well for people. In reality we have been working with people ongoing for over 10 years, such is the trust they place in our support, but if you only need one session then that’s what you need. We can discuss this to find a number that works for you.
irst drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org to tell us a bit more about who you are, your need and hopes. We would then arrange a 30 minute meeting with Rachel over Zoom to undertake what’s known as a ‘chemistry call’, i.e. a coaching relationship requires mutual buy-in and rapport and this is the chance to find out if you can work with us. If at that point you feel we’re right for you and coaching is what you thought it was going to be then we can move forward we’ll let you know the costs and agree a programme of support.