If you’re wondering what coaching is about – you can try it for free! I offer introductory, no-obligation calls which include a taster of coaching.
Coaches vary a lot – so here are a few words about my approach and how it works:
It’s a space for you to get clear on what’s going on and what your best next steps are.
- It’s not about me giving you advice – it’s about
you discovering what you really think. In coaching, your own thoughts get room to breathe, and you get to trust your own instincts more – or be challenged…
It’s confidential and non-judgemental.
I use a range of questions and approaches to help you get where you want to be. (If you’re into models and psychology, these include: Cognitive Behavioural Coaching, Transactional Analysis, Narrative Coaching, Clean Language, Non Violent Communication and others).
It’s a partnership – the space works best when you want to change something. You don’t need to even know what exactly that is, but being up for change is the main thing. What I do is to structure the sessions, ask tailored questions and hold up a mirror so that you can see yourself and your situation more clearly.
We start off with 6 sessions, usually one every two weeks, but sometimes weekly. We’ll begin by unpacking what you are currently facing, and then spend sessions 2-5 exploring alternative ways forward. In session 6, we’ll focus on how you can sustain change after the coaching has ended, or whether you would like to continue. I also offer less regular “top up” sessions after the 6 sessions.
It is often fun! You might not expect that, as coaching is a space for tackling tough issues. But it also often includes laughter – something about being listened to, having lightbulb moments, realising there is a hopeful way forward is can often release relief, recognition and joy.
Your work also helps others. The money I earn through coaching goes to Crux, a social enterprise which I co-founded and run. Crux helps people and communities in North London whose lives are being destroyed by conflict. My coaching work helps to provide income so that we can offer mediation and conflict coaching for free to people who can’t afford it.
- Qualifications: I trained with Animas, a world-leading coaching school which specialises in transformational life coaching.
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