What to Expect
My coaching and mentoring style involves:
- really listening to you and being fully present with you in the moment
- giving you focus to gain clarity and pinpoint changes you wish to make
- asking enabling questions
- drawing out your unique strengths, qualities and achievements
- supporting with identifying and exploring choices and making difficult decisions
- providing positive feedback and supportive challenge
- offering objective observations and suggestions
- providing tailored tools, techniques and tips for enhancing personal effectiveness
How do coaching sessions take place?
To keep my service as carbon-neutral as possible, coaching sessions typically take place remotely through Skype/Microsoft Teams/Zoom/telephone. Sessions are usually 1.5 hours in length with a comfort break after 45 minutes.
I also offer the option of having our coaching sessions whilst walking in a pleasant green outdoor space near you (in line with Government Covid-19 regulations). Many of my clients find that they benefit from the brain-cleansing effect of being in the natural environment.
I am based in Cardiff and would be happy to travel within a reasonable travelling distance. I drive an electric car, powered entirely from renewable energy sources.
How much does it cost?
Coaching is a vocation to me rather than a money-making exercise, so my approach is to charge what my clients can afford, or to accommodate the sponsor's budget. We will discuss this to agree a fair rate before our coaching starts. My business banking, personal banking, pension funds and savings are all with ethical providers.
Examples of coaching outcomes experienced by my clients
I have had the privilege of witnessing significant changes in the performance and well-being of my clients. Some recent examples include:
- A manager moving from the avoidance of addressing staff performance issues to tackling them effectively head-on.
- Teachers on a leadership development programme who seriously doubted their capability to become leaders, making a smooth and successful transition to Deputy Head and Head Teacher roles.
- A Director gaining new insight into their 'default' leadership approach and learning how to adapt it to inspire even better results from their teams.
- An individual perceived as having a ‘brash, arrogant’ approach, making significant changes in their style resulting in positive feedback from colleagues.
- A manager moving from consistently failing to get to interview stage to being invited to interview for all the jobs they applied for and be offered the job they wanted the most.