We live and work in very different locations, is tele-coaching an option and how does it work?
Absolutely yes. All I ask is that you find a space where you can sit and move around that is free of any distractions and come equipped with a mobile phone with WhatsApp (or an equivalent tool that allows phone conversations), a full battery, a head-set, paper and coloured pens. Also have a glass or water and whatever else you need to ensure your comfort during the session.
How is coaching different from therapy?
My coaching approach focuses on getting you from where you are to where you want to be. If events from the past come up we won't unpack them - we'll explore how these events can be used as a resource to achieve your goals.
My role is to understand your goals and help you get there. A therapist is responsible for diagnosing and coming up with methods to heal their patients.
Do I need a coach?
If you want to change something and you're not sure how to go about it, coaching can enable you to get a different perspective and discover new possibilities. It can also transform your energy and focus to make the change. If you find yourself in a position where someone is recommending you get a coach, ask yourself: "Am I ready? Am I willing to change? Do I want to change something in my life?" If the answer is "Yes", then you have answered the question.
What assessment tools do you work with?
I have worked with many assessment tools including Everything DISC ®, MBTI, Insights MDI ®, StrengthsFinder ®. If you are interested in taking an assessment, let's talk to find out what you want to learn about yourself.
What are your areas of expertise?
I have a broad HR background having specialized in recruitment, compensation and benefits and working in generalist roles. LinkedIn gives some more details about my work experience. My HR practices are based on appreciative inquiry tools and methods. I trained a multitude of soft-skills from presentation skills to conflict management as well as strategic design and change planning. I use solution-focused, appreciative, somatic, mindfulness, potential-based and transformational coaching tools and techniques, I have also extended my learning to understand the neuroscience behind some of the tools and techniques. A list of recent educational achievements can be found here
What's an ideal time frame for a coaching relationship?
It depends... As your coach I will expect you to progress from session to session. The coaching relationship can be short or long depending on your needs.
If you have any other questions about my methods or experience, it costs nothing to ask. Please reach out using one of the contact methods via the "Contacts" section of the website.