What is Life Coaching? And what about all the other 'varieties': business coaching, performance coaching, motivational coaching, etc, etc. In my experience, each aspect of our lives impacts on all the others. Many people come to coaching when they are feeling stuck in one particular area of their life, so you will find a few words below showing how coaching can remove blocks in career or business. The process is the same what ever the reason prompting your desire for change.
A simple definition of any type of coaching is:
"A process that gets you from where you are now to where you want to be." And I often add: "And if you don't know where you want to be, it helps you decide."
Coaching is not a therapy, though the effects may be therapeutic. It can be very useful in conjunction with counselling, but there are important professional boundaries. Although I have counselling skills training, I would always suggest that you consult a suitably qualifed person if it seemed that would be more appropriate for you than coaching.
Why should you invest your money in hiring a coach? Well, there may be any number of reasons. I choose to work with my own coach because it is literally impossible to see what is right under my own nose (both physically and metaphorically). I need a mirror, someone to help me see myself clearly and then see my options.
People tell me that I create a calm, quiet, safe place where they can hear themselves think aloud, be heard, and be witnessed. A non-judgemental, supportive place. So often I hear people say during a coaching session: "Oh, that is the answer! I have just said what I needed to hear, I knew it all the time but just couldn't see it clearly until I spoke to you."
What is behind, beneath, deeper? What is above, beyond, higher? What, who, can you be when you dare to expand in all directions?
What I can offer:
- a quiet safe place to hear yourself, see yourself, witness yourself
- a place to be heard, seen, witnessed.
In the hearing, you hear more
In the seeing, you see more
In the witnessing, you expand into the next greatest version of yourself.
With this release, this clarity of vision, this freedom - come focus, purpose, power. Your power to be yourself in the world; to bring your gifts, to shine, to truly live. Bringing this into daily life: home, career, business, community - with renewed energy, decisiveness and focused action.
Dare to Blossom at Work
Coaching - either individually or as a team, can help remove blocks and improve communication, enabling you to make clear decisions and progress in your career and work environment.
Dare to Blossom in Business
Whether you are a single sole trader or freelancer working alone, or the owner of a growing business employing staff, you are likely to find it hard to know which is the best way forward at times. When all the world seems like a competitor or someone looking to you for the answers - where can you turn for impartial, professional support? This is when business coaching can be just what you need to see your way to the next step. In my experience of working with dozens of start-up and early-stage businesses, the value of that listening ear, the chance to be heard and try out your thoughts has been emphasised over and over.
For more information about Dare to Blossom Rediscovery Coaching, and to book a complimentary 20 minute taster conversation with me, visit the 'Rediscovery Coaching' page.
"On the practical side, I was excited to come away with three very useful and creative solutions to what felt like dilemmas or stuck places in my life...." Read more about this person's experience here..