What is coaching?
Coaching is a purposeful conversation that inspires and empowers you to create the best life for yourself.
No matter what situation you are in, coaching enables you to transform your challenges into opportunities for learning and personal growth. Coaching empowers you to make conscious choices that resonate with who you truly are and to bring changes that make your life more fulfilling and sustainable.
What can I expect from a coaching session with you?
As a coach, I’m fully committed to facilitate your journey by creating a safe space for you to fully experience and explore your situation freely and truthfully, without any judgement. I ask powerful questions that evoke deep reflection on who you truly are and what really matters to you. My aim is to evoke transformation of your limiting beliefs about what is possible in your world into commitments and actions that will enable you to live the life that is in agreement with your values and your life purpose. Life, that is fulfilling and sustainable for you and where you always have the tools to make the right decisions in all areas of your life.
What makes the Co-Active coaching method unique?
“A coaching conversation is different from other conversations (or different from consulting). Coaching is not about solving problems, although problems will be solved. It’s not primarily about improving performance attaining goals or achieving results, although all of that will certainly happen over time in an effective Co-active coaching relationship. We believe that coaching is chiefly about discovery, awareness and choice. It is a way of effectively empowering people to find their own answers. Encouraging and supporting them on their path as they continue to make important life giving and life changing choices. Co-active coaching is a form of conversation with inherent ground rules regarding certain qualities that must be present. Respect, openness, compassion, empathy and a rigorous commitment to speaking the truth. There are certain assumptions present within that conversation. We assume strength and capability rather than weakness helplessness or dependence. We assume a deep desire to achieve the best and achieve potential.” (Co-Active Coaching, Henry Kimsey House et. al)
What is the difference between coaching and therapy?
Both professions focus on helping people make changes and accomplish goals that really matter to them.
While therapy (mostly) holds the client as someone who needs to be ‘healed’, coaching holds the coachee as naturally creative, resourceful and whole, and completely capable of finding their own answers to whatever challenges they face. The task of the coach is to ask powerful questions, listen and empower to elicit the skills and creativity a client already possesses, rather than instruct or advise.
Certain types of therapy are focused on past events in one’s life. Coaching is mostly focused on presence and the future. We might talk about what happened in the past but more in the context of how does that impact you here and now.
Do you think coaching on skype is as effective as in person?
In my experience coaching on skype is certainly just effective as in person and in many cases far more convenient. Whether or not a person feels satisfied with the coaching they receive is entirely dependent on the connection between the coach and the client. If the right dynamics is in place, in my experience there is no difference between coaching in person and coaching on skype. The advantage of having an online session is in how convenient it can be – you can have your session in the comfort and privacy of your home or as a break from work in your office.
How many coaching sessions do I need to have in order to achieve my goals?
To achieve the desired results, I strongly recommend my clients to work with me for a minimum of 6 coaching sessions.
How often would we meet?
I recommend to have coaching sessions every two weeks. The two weeks distance between the sessions usually creates the ideal balance between having enough time to ‘digest’ the previous session and to reflect on the new awareness that was created.
How can I be sure that coaching will work for me?
I believe that everyone can benefit from coaching, if they are fully committed and if there is the right ‘click’ between the coach and the client. That is is reason why I always have an initial session with my potential clients before making any agreements. It is important for me to make sure that my clients know how coaching might feel for them and to see whether there is the right connection and trust between me and them.
Coaching is a mutual commitment and alliance between the coach and the client.
As with most things in life, the more you invest into something, the more you will get out of it – this is especially true when it comes to coaching. As a coach, I am fully committed to you and your ultimate goals. I am committed to dig deeply and courageously, to listen to your words – both spoken and unspoken. I am here to motivate and encourage you and also to challenge you or tell you the hard truth about what am I hearing, for your own sake. You are the one in charge of your own development and growth.