Frequently asked questions

What is coaching?

Coaching is a catalyst for change and transformation. It provides the headspace and support you need to move forward with clarity and confidence.

Coaching is not training or consulting, nor is it counselling. Put simply, coaching is a powerful conversation that opens your eyes to what’s really going on and how you can achieve your next goal.

Like a lighthouse, coaching provides illumination and guidance — you remain the captain of your boat. You make the decisions, you take the actions, you stay in control. Through coaching you will discover new insights, resources, ideas and solutions that work uniquely for you and your context.

How beneficial is coaching?

Research has shown that coaching, done right, consistently generates results. The return on investment (ROI) is usually quoted to be in the range of 200% to 1000% at an organisational level. In my experience it is much higher than that. And that’s not counting the qualitative benefits of having more clarity, purpose, motivation, productivity, fulfilment or wellbeing.

Another study showed that coaching, when coupled with training, increased productivity by 88% versus 22% for training alone. Even if you’ve been lucky enough to receive training at work, coaching is like a booster rocket that will get you to the next level.

When is coaching useful?

Some people work with a coach because they want to develop as leaders or grow their careers; others because they want to achieve something new or overcome sticky challenges. Some people know exactly what they want; others only have a vague idea and want to find out.

What they all have in common is a desire for change and meaningful impact. Coaching provides the catalyst and support to achieve it.

What is coaching good for?

You may want to work with a coach to:

  • Get clear on priorities and achieve new goals.
  • Reimagine your future, change direction.
  • Develop your leadership style.
  • Achieve more impact.
  • Solve complex work challenges and dilemmas.
  • Grow your career and personal development.
  • Improve your communication and teamwork.
  • Bounce off with an impartial, trusted partner.
  • Find a new role or prepare for job interviews.
  • Identify and develop personal strengths.
  • Become more effective, productive and fulfilled.

…or countless other reasons entirely unique to you.

How long is a coaching session?

My coaching sessions are typically scheduled for 60 minutes over Zoom. They also include free follow-up via email or a brief call.

How many coaching sessions do I need?

This differs from person to person. Some may only need a couple of sessions; others want a longer term engagement. The frequency of sessions is usually (bi)weekly or monthly.

How much commitment is necessary?

Change cannot happen without effort. Some people like dreaming endlessly without ever taking the first step. It’s good to dream, but without action and accountability you will not achieve progress.

Sure, enacting change does not mean you have to turn your entire life upside down. Like a boat at sea, even a minor course correction can take you to a completely different place. But you need to be committed to change to make it happen.

Once you take the first step, you’ll find that other things will naturally start falling into place. Chances are, through coaching you’ll experience revelatory insights and breakthroughs that you couldn’t have predicted. It’s a beautiful sight when it happens, and it’s what drives me as a coach.

What is unique about my coaching?

With a background in Digital and Geo, and formal training in coaching psychology, my expertise lies primarily in knowing what questions to ask.

Some of my questions will surprise you. Your own answers, perhaps even more. I will challenge and support you to be your best — with empathy, impartiality, a sense of humour, and a strong foundation in evidence-based coaching.

This approach is proven to be much more effective than giving straight-out advice. It gives you ownership and personal power. It treats you as an expert in your own life. It enables you to come up with your own ideas and solutions. I help you find them.

As a coach, I facilitate your thinking to be creative and fearless, enabling you to see clearly and act decisively. I recognise your whole self and leverage your personal strengths, needs, circumstances and aspirations. We will work together to achieve your vision of success, not mine.

To find out more about me, check out the About page.

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