Whats the difference between coaching and counseling?
1) Counselling generally aims to solve problems by understanding what happened in the past. Coaching is almost exclusively future-focused.
2) To counsel means to give advice. Coaches do not give advice – instead they use various techniques to facilitate the process of an individual finding the best path for themselves.
Is coaching like mentoring or training?
No, training tells individuals what to do in certain circumstances. Mentoring often has some elements of coaching but differs in that the mentor also offers guidance based on their experience. If you get told what to do or how to solve a problem then it is not coaching.
Is coaching appropriate for me?
If you want a change of some sort – whether it is changing or creating a habit or behaviour, improving your work-life balance, changing your career, improving your relationships, being more creative at work etc – AND you are ready to take steps to achieve it, then you will benefit from having a coach.
If you are looking for somewhere to simply vent about your past or your circumstances then you will likely waste your money on a coach.
How long will I need to work with a coach?
It depends on where you are, where you want to go, and how quickly you want to get there. Some clients are able to achieve their goals in as little as one to three months. Most often, clients stay with a coach anywhere from six to eighteen months. After clients realise their first goals, they often identify other areas they want to work on. The coaching relationship continues as long as there is benefit to the client.
It is important to remember that many coaching techniques and processes can be learnt and practiced on your own. As counter-intuitive as it may sound, a good coach’s goal should be to reduce your dependency on them as soon as possible – that shows you’re becoming more resourceful and that you’re learning to more effectively deal with new situations as they arise.
How does coaching work?
Coaching is a process. It can and does evolve differently over time with each person. For a high level description of the steps in a typical session, please refer to the How Coaching Works page.
Where are your clients based?
I currently have clients in South America. Most remote sessions are conducted over skype, the telephone or via email. If there is a special need, I am also able to travel worldwide for coaching projects.
Do you have a money back guarantee?
If you don’t see a change in 30 days, you’ll get your money back.
Im interested or need more information-how do I get in touch?
You can reach me through the Contact page.
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