What Is Life Coaching?
Who is Coaching For?
ICF defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximise their personal and professional potential, which is particularly important in today’s uncertain and complex environment.
Coaching can work in almost any aspect unless you would like to learn through advice, by someone sharing what they did and recommending how you should proceed (similar to mentoring). Some ideas of coaching topics include: reducing stress, achieving better balance, improving relationships, career choices, career improvement; life purpose and more.
How can you determine if coaching is right for you?
How does coaching & mentoring differ?
A mentor can be seen as a sounding board, they will give you advice based on the expert and relevant experience they have accumulated in relation to the topic at hand.
A coach fundamentally believes you know what is required in order to make the changes relevant to the discussion and will help you to develop the tools needed to be able to access this knowledge.
What are the benefits of using a coach?
How is Coaching Delivered?
A personalized program is provided to you after each session, starting from session 2, which allows you to continue to focus on the goals in between sessions.
Each person and the situation is unique, however as a guideline, we would normally meet every 3 weeks.
How long does a coach work with an individual?
What does coaching ask of an individual?
In between sessions, you would need to commit time to be able to complete the reflection work; this would on average be between 15 to 30 minutes of your time.
How can the success of the coaching process be measured?
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“Julia approaches our coaching with an honest sense of warmth, fun and caring about my personal development, along with a clear focus on continual progress at the appropriate pace. She has proven to be a great listener, honing into specific problem areas then working with me to create tailored plans to help challenge my thinking and realise alternative approaches to tackle them. I have become more self-aware and better equipped to tackle work and personal life challenges, which has added significant value to me professionally – the outcomes have even been positively acknowledged by those who work with me! I very much enjoy our coaching sessions, for which she is always well-prepared, and appreciate her ongoing input into my journey of personal development.”
“When I first reached out to Julia for coaching, I thought the process would be simple; I thought I would come out with answers. I couldn’t have been further than the truth. Every session I leave with more questions as we go deeper into the things which are holding me and my business back. Doing self-work is hard – you’re intentionally walking towards uncomfortable truths about yourself – and I am grateful I have Julia as my steadfast, patient supporter on this journey”
“I have worked with Julia for a year or more. It has helped me expand my options, clarify the vision for my business and to get started on overwhelming goals that were important but difficult to make significant progress with. Julia is kind and insightful and has been an enormous support to me as I have transformed my business the past two years.”