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Coaching FAQs

A significant percentage of our new clients come to us having never experienced coaching. That is why we have prepared some FAQs to help answer the most frequently asked questions.

Q: What is coaching?

A: One of its most popular definitions is that it is “Unlocking a person’s potential to maximise their own performance” Timothy Gallwey “The Inner Game of Golf, Tennis, Work.”

Q: What is Personal Coaching?

A: Personal Coaching is when the client, the coachee, wants some help with overcoming personal obstacles and challenges.

Q: What is Executive Coaching?

A: Executive Coaching is when the coachee requires some external help with making decisions or preparing for opportunities within the scope of the senior role they are in. This type of coaching focuses on personal development of the coachee to help them achieve the requirements of their role as well as the best outcomes for their business.

What we offer executive coaching

What is Coaching vs. What isn’t Coaching

What is Coaching?

· Coaching is a focussed conversation

· Helping people to learn, especially about themselves, but also about others

· Developing individual’s potential

· Seeing options instead of limitations

· Focusing on future possibilities

· Focusing on overcoming internal or external barriers and obstacles

· Action-oriented approach

· A personal improvement and a motivational tool

· A trusting relationship, a partnership between a coach and a coachee

What isn't Coaching?

· Coaching isn’t just having a chat

· Telling coachees what to do or how to do it

· A punishment!

· Focusing on mistakes and shortcomings

· Taking the responsibility away from the coachee

· Criticism 

· Counselling or therapy

Benefits of Coaching to the Coachee

· Overcoming challenges by identifying strategies for its improvement
· Being able to meet personal or business aspirations, targets or ambitions.
· Better outcomes
· Deeper personal insight, competence and motivation
· Improved career or business prospects and advancement
· Access to new opportunities which can result from an improved performance
· Confidence building and a better self-awareness
· Identification of new strategies to overcome personal and business challenges now and in the future
· Increased sense of mental resilience and overall wellbeing
· Increased Emotional Intelligence which helps with building rapport and meaningful relationships
· Acquisition of a wide variety of tools to overcome day to day challenges in and outside of work.

Benefits of Coaching to the Coachee’s Line Manager

· Personal Development of the Executive which often forms part of the Personal Development Plan or an appraisal.
· Achievement of targets, Key Performance Indicators and fulfilment of the Business Plan.
· Improves retention and decreases staff turnover which for the coach/ manager means less time training up new starters.
· Developing existing staff without costly recruitment and on boarding process
· Executive Coaching supports talent management strategies and planning for future business opportunities.
· Increased opportunities for residual learning as a result of social and informal learning opportunities.
· Coaching that focuses on a closer alignment of the individual’s behaviour with the company values helps shape the company culture which leads to better business performance overall.

Benefits of Coaching to the Organisation

· Overcoming challenges by identifying strategies for its improvement
· Being able to meet personal or business aspirations, targets or ambitions.
· Better outcomes
· Deeper personal insight, competence and motivation
· Improved career or business prospects and advancement
· Access to new opportunities which can result from an improved performance
· Confidence building and a better self-awareness
· Identification of new strategies to overcome personal and business challenges now and in the future
· Increased sense of mental resilience and overall wellbeing
· Increased Emotional Intelligence which helps with building rapport and meaningful relationships
· Acquisition of a wide variety of tools to overcome day to day challenges in and outside of work.