What is an Executive Coach?

An Executive Coach is professionally trained person who can help you identify and uncover what keeps you from reaching your fullest potential. An Executive Coach can provide a relationship that is on a one-on-one basis giving you non-judgemental, supportive and talking space to help you create what you want for yourself. A Coach can help you get the tools and techniques needed so that you achieve your goals.

How is Executive Coaching different from Counselling?

Although the coaching that I provide can be therapeutic, it is not therapy or counselling. One difference between counselling and coaching is that counselling can investigate the underlying causes of mental health problems. coaching focuses more so on the future to encourage personal-development and self-improvement. executive coaches are not (unless specified) qualified to diagnose or treat any health-related problems, although if the situation arises they may suggest you see a GP.

What types of people have An Executive Coach ?

All types of people have Life Coaches for different things ranging from relationships, finances, career, midlife, confidence and the list goes on. Working with a Executive Coach is not limited to any type of person, but is best for those who want to take initiative in their own life. People who get a Executive Coach are committed to a more fulfilled life and are willing to do the work needed to get there.

What should I look for in An Executive Coach ?

Executive Coaching is currently an unregulated profession in the UK, meaning anyone can essentially call themselves a coach. Nevertheless there is the International Coaching Federation (ICF) that accredits Coaches. By choosing a Coach who is accredited through the ICF the client can be assured that the Executive Coach has the correct standard of training, is bond by the ethical guidelines and boundaries.

How Can Executive Coaching Help Me?

As An Executive Coach I utilise techniques to help clients in all aspects of life. If you’ve ever struggled with something – whether it be sticking to a diet, learning a language, moving out of your comfort zone, standing up for yourself at work, then consulting a coach could help you.

An Executive Coach will approach things pragmatically. Through questions and exercises, he or she will try to get a good idea of how you look at the world. From this they will be able to identify the most effective route to your goal. Some people feel intimidated by the idea of change and so need to take things slowly to fulfil their goals. In this situation a coach might divide ultimate goals into smaller bite-sized pieces. Other people may get impatient and lose interest. In this situation a coach might suggest introducing stronger reminders and incentives to keep them on track. However you approach life, your coach will be able to tailor your sessions to fit. Examples of coaching areas include:

Love life – Do you wish you had the confidence to approach someone you have your eye on? Do you struggle with commitment? Are you struggling to cope with a divorce? Whatever the problem, a coach could help you to understand your love-life and work towards improving it.
Business life – Starting and running a business is tough work. Sometimes we get so absorbed in hard work we neglect ourselves. executive coaches can help with confidence, leadership, decision-making and work/life balance.

Personal life – Do you feel like you’re not making the most of life? There’s so much to see, do and learn in this world, but often a lack of confidence, time and will-power can cause us to stay inside not doing anything. Executive Coach use specialist skills to motivate their clients to do the things they want to do, so they can finally fight the urge to procrastinate.

Performance – Improvement is at the heart of coaching. Whatever your skill, coaching could help improve it. Whether you’re an athlete, an artist, a writer, a performer, or a musician – adopting specialist techniques will help you to push your limitations and exceed expectations.

What does An Executive Coaching Session look like?

Each session is tailored to meet individual client needs therefore sessions will vary to optimise client outcomes. At the start of each session, we will discuss what you are committed to accomplishing through our work together and we will begin to create a plan to achieve your goals. Depending on which coaching programme is right for you I will give you assignments to help direct your progress. We will work together to understand obstacles, explore alternate perspectives and celebrate successes.

Can’t I just do it by myself, why do I need An Executive Coach ?

Executive coaching can take you above and beyond your own personal limitations. More often than not, people try to achieve their greatest potential, but don’t even realize what stands in their way. A personal Coach can offer an unbiased and objective perspective, and can help you realize your patterns and habits. Most people experience that they are more efficient when working with a Professional Executive Coach and that this provides the opportunity for them to better realize their potential. Coaching can make your dreams attainable and will give you support and encouragement along the way.

How is Coaching different from Therapy?

While the coaching I provide can be therapeutic, it is not therapy. Coaching is distinct from traditional therapy because it is not designed to address psychological issues. While emotional issues may arise, the primary focus of coaching is to help you identify your goals, achieve them, and develop constructive habits and skills. There is little emphasis placed on the past with coaching, but instead the focus is on creating what you want now and in the future.

What is your cancellation policy?

I require a 48 hours notice to cancel a session. Please be sure to contact me if you will not be able to make your scheduled appointment in order to avoid being charged for the session.

How long do people generally work with An Executive Coach?

To experience the effectiveness of a coaching programme, I suggest clients make an initial three-month commitment. At the end of the 3-6 months then reviewed, we will evaluate progress and discuss options for continued coaching.

Is personal Executive Coaching confidential?

All coaching sessions are confidential and only shared with client agreement for mentoring and supervision purposes and unless I am required to disclose information in accordance with UK law.

Can I have coaching online or by telephone?

Yes I offer online and telephone coaching for individuals who are unable to meet face to face, or whom may simply find these services easier and more convenient. Online and telephone coaching can be offered in addition to one-on-one meetings or as the primary method of coaching.

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