How Coaching Works

cambridge coaching consultancy

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Toni Morrison

cambridge coaching consultancy

How coaching works

Business and life coaching is about change.  It’s about fulfilling potential in all aspects of your life and career, taking action, achieving your goals and, above all, making things happen.

 

My role as your professional coach is to work in partnership with you, creating a productive space where you can explore and reflect.  In a coaching relationship based on trust, respect and confidentiality, we’ll make sure your goals are positive and realistic, open up options for change and generate solutions to take you forward.

 

The coaching agenda is defined by you.  You may want to improve your performance at work, make a career change, or start a new phase of your life.  As your personal coach, I’ll work with you to develop a plan of action, help to keep you on track and build on the skills and resources which make you successful.

 

During the coaching programme, I’ll provide you with support, challenge and feedback, nurture your creativity and be a sounding board for your aspirations and ambitions.

 

First steps

Whatever you want to work on, the first step is to have a conversation to make sure a professional coach is right for you and for your situation.  It’s important to explore what brings you to coaching, what you want to achieve and for you to understand about the coaching process and how we would work together. This conversation could be over the phone or in a face to face meeting, usually takes about 30 to 45 minutes and is free of charge, with no obligation.

 

Taking stock

If you decide that coaching with Cambridge Coaching Consultancy is right for you, we’ll set up an introductory session to take stock of where you are now, what you want to achieve and how you’re going to get there.  We’ll agree a contract which sets out the coaching programme and timetable and work on defining your over-arching goals and objectives.

 

This session lasts for two hours and includes developing a set of clearly focused actions to start you moving forward.

 

Your coaching programme

Your coaching programme will depend on what you are trying to achieve and how fast you want to work.  There is a range of options to suit different circumstances or we can develop a bespoke programme to suit your individual needs and situation.  Coaching is usually face to face, as this provides the best opportunity to develop an effective and supportive coaching partnership. Once this is established, telephone coaching can also be a positive choice for some clients.

A lack of self-confidence, the wrong role models and pay gaps are preventing female managers from achieving their full potential.

 

Source: Chartered Management Institute, Women in Leadership survey, 2013