Some Frequently Asked Questions about Coaching...
What is Life Coaching?
Life coaching is essentially an interactive process, in which the coach guides and facilitates the client’s progress towards their defined goals. These goals extend to such areas as self confidence, career changes or improvements, relationships, work/life balance, financial matters, weight loss and self image, overcoming the fear of public speaking, or possibly just a general uneasy feeling that your life is just not going in the right direction. The coach enables the client to first identify what they really want to achieve, either personally or professionally, and then supports and guides them whilst they rapidly achieve their goals. The coach helps to keep the client focused, and on track, and aids the client in overcoming any challenges and obstacles in their way.
What format does it take?
Coaching is a one-to-one relationship between a client and the coach. Regular sessions are held, either face to face, or over the telephone, with an agreed action plan undertaken by the client between each session. Weekly tasks and exercises will be agreed between the client and the coach, and e-mail support between sessions is available if required. Normally a coaching relationship will last between 4 and 12 weekly sessions, but clients will begin to enjoy the benefits from the very first session. The coaching relationship can of course last for as long as the clients wants it to.
Who would coach me?
Dawn Fiske is a highly qualified life coach, with over nine years experience of coaching and training. She has been trained by the Life Coaching Academy, Europe’s leading Coaching Organisation, is an NLP Practitioner, has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, has training in Counselling skills and has enjoyed a long and successful career within the corporate, charity and private sectors.