Mentoring and coaching
Mentoring and coaching are increasingly availed of by managers, business people and busy professionals. These people are often working under considerable pressure without confidential opportunities to discuss their dilemmas and problems. Talking things over with a trained professional allows them to explore their difficulties and perhaps express feelings freely about work or colleagues in a way which is otherwise unavailable to them. This process is extremely useful in helping people to cope with stressful situations and also in finding new and creative ways of resolving problems and developing solutions. Sessions last one hour and can happen face to face or by telephone. Individual mentoring and coaching sessions cost £40 and organisational rates are negotiable.
Life coaching draws upon a variety of tools and techniques to support people in identifying and achieving personal goals. Coaches are not ‘guides’ who reveal how one should live their life, but instead facilitate methods of personal development by for example helping client to clarify their goals and designing action plans to achieve them. This may involve becoming more aware of unhelpful habits or ways of thinking which limit achievement. Life coaching is suitable for anyone who wants to make changes in the way they live or work but who need the support of an understanding professional to enable them to take the steps necessary.
Executive coaching is a professional relationship between a trained coach and a client (who may be an individual or group) with the goal of enhancing the client’s leadership or management performance and development. Outcomes can include greater clarity and prioritisation, improved decision making skills, enhanced creativity, greater effectiveness and better performance.
“You helped me understand the source of my anxiety and I learnt useful techniques to calm myself and to manage stressful situations much better.”
“The time, space and understanding you showed has changed my life completely and saved my marriage.”
“I now understand that many things in my life were not my fault, that I have strength and that I can respect myself and have a good life”.
“We now recognise when things are going wrong and we know how to prevent arguments escalating out of control. We have also learnt how to communicate our emotional needs. Not only are we much happier but our children are as well”
“I am much calmer now and no longer explode into rages like I used to. I felt ashamed at first to admit that I could not control my anger, but with your acceptance and support, I feel I can manage stressful situations much better. Thankyou so much.”