Definition of Coaching

"Coaching is partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximise their personal and professional potential."
-International Coach Federation

Through a structured process, the coach actively listens, supports and asks questions to help the client shift and improve their thinking and restructure their habits, so that they are able to actively pursue their visions.

What makes Coaching different from:
-Training? The trainer provides you with specific skills.
-Consulting? The consultant gives advice based on their specialist knowledge.
-Therapy? The therapist provides treatment for specific problems.
-Having a close friend? A close friend knows you very well, listens sympathetically and may give advice.

In Coaching, by listening and asking targeted questions the coach:
-is your partner in your thinking
-helps you to uncover, foster and stretch skills you already have
-while sympathetic, maintains an emotional distance, allowing clarity of thought
-helps you clarify and plan out your visions
-helps you adopt new habits
-keeps you in action
-encourages you and gives objective input
-has no "agenda" of their own

Listening to what you're actually saying, not what I expect you to say!

Coaching Ethics
As a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) I adhere to the ICF Code of Ethics. Click here for the ICF Code of Ethics.
I am also an Associate Member of the Association of Coaching.
All coaching sessions are treated with the utmost confidentiality.