Whilst I am mainly interested in developing coaching skills for managers I have always maintained a handful of coaching clients who have approached me to work with them on a one to one basis.
I have decided that this is something that I’d like to offer more widely.
I would always put together a package of coaching support based on your unique individual needs however this page sets out my overall approach:
When I work with you as a coach, I commit to meeting with you at the times and places we agree. I will work to create a safe environment in which we can explore problems, challenges and opportunities and work towards implementing the steps you need to take to make lasting change. I see it as my role, to listen, question and clarify in order that you can focus on what you need to do. I will use a variety of coaching tools and techniques so that you feel confident and responsible in carrying through any agreed actions.
In turn I ask you to commit to meeting with me at the times and places we agree and that our time is spent productively, free from other distractions. Typically a session will last 2 hours every 4-6 weeks for an overall timescale that we will agree in advance.
In between sessions I may ask you to undertake certain tasks or to have conversations with certain people. I will be available by email and phone for clarification and ongoing support.
For your part, before starting a coaching programme you need to be sure that:
- You are serious about making changes
- You are prepared to accept feedback
- You are willing to try new ideas
- You are willing to acknowledge thoughts, feelings and actions that are proving self-defeating
- and, where your employer is funding the programme, that you recognise the value they are investing in your personal developmental
I will not divulge the content of any of our discussions under any circumstances, except:
- if you ask me to
- if you divulge anything that I feel may be harmful to you or others
Records and notes
Any written notes, be they paper based or electronic, are confidential and are kept securely.
Code of ethics
I am an active member of the Association for Coaching and have fully committed to their Code of Ethics. This code will be provided to you once we start working together.
Wherever possible, I like to meet with my prospective coachee and whoever may be paying the fees, in order to explore whether we can work together. To set up such a meeting please complete the enquiry form on our Contact page