The modern world presents us with a number of challenges, and we don’t always have the support or resources we need – or it feels that way – to meet these challenges. It can be a case too of feeling that we can’t cope with what the world throws at us and we can feel stressed. We can find ourselves thinking and behaving in ways that aren’t always helpful for us. For example, a lack of assertiveness, or low self-esteem, can lead to an inability to communicate as we’d like to, and to deal with others and everyday situations.
Coaching is based on the principle that our well-being is down to ourselves, and we are responsible for it. This is a positive concept in that it means that we have the means, the power and the influence to change our situations if we can work out how to do so. We can for example, ‘think our way into trouble’, and get stressed. This means too though that we can think our way out of trouble, get a new perspective on things, and begin to think, and behave, in ways that help us be who we are.
Focusing totally on your own position, I can offer you a unique kind of support, giving you a genuine commitment to your well-being. This will involve a combination of questioning, listening, feedback and goal-setting.
Sessions, lasting 55 minutes, take place at my office in Reading Berkshire or via Skype or similar. Prospective clients are offered a 30-minute ‘get-to-know-you’ session, free of charge, usually over the telephone.