What is Coaching?
Coaching is a process that helps an individual work through the answers to the question or issue at hand. The role of the coach is not to provide the answers, but to help the individual to think the topic through, identify the options and then work these through; prior to identifying for themselves the way forward and the actions required. It can help enhance confidence, provide development and gives a safe place to think the topic through to conclusion.
As experienced Coaches, we are passionate about supporting individuals and organisations achieve their full potential. We have seen, and personally experienced, the positive impact that coaching can have for individuals, teams and businesses.
We have worked with individuals and teams at all levels, in different specialisms and on a cross sector basis.
We will work closely with you (as the coachee) on a confidential basis, to look at how coaching can support you both personally and professionally.
It may be that you are moving into a new role, returning to work, changing your career and/or needing to think through specific challenges or issues. We will work together, building a relationship based on trust, to proactively identify the next steps and actions that work for you.
There are occasions when it is useful to have a team coaching event to bring people together; this might be due to for example roles changing, the team or business having a new leader or direction, a project that need specific focus, new members of the team to be integrated or relationships to that need enhancing.
Individual attendees can have individual coaching sessions first, with the option to include psychometrics; these are all then brought together as a team profile and event.
Or a team coaching event can take place without the individual sessions taking place. These can be stand along events, or they can be integrated into wider occasions, such as team business offsites etc.
These events are tailored to your needs.
During our lifetime it is inevitable that we will experience conflict and how we deal with that conflict can have an impact on our personal and private lives. Sometimes it is necessary to understand why we feel the way we do to be able to move on and conflict coaching can help with this.
Our coaches can assist individuals cope with any adverse impact from a conflict situation, such as lack of resilience, ongoing unresolved emotions, and issues and/or relationship dynamics. It helps promote real learning and self-reflection, embed learning, help to sustain changes in behaviour, enable individuals to better understand different people styles, build individual’s confidence in adapting styles and engaging in difficult conversations and reconcile specific situations by improving understanding and enabling individuals to move forward more positively. It can also be effectively integrated with mediation
What is life coaching?
Interestingly coaching isn’t just for individuals, it can also include working with couples, families and business partners; where individual’s firstly think through what’s important to them; then people come together to work through their individual plans to create a shared life plan.
Some of our coaches are also qualified mediators, so the coaching can also include mediation if needed when there are differences in opinion, and to help agree priorities.
Life Coaching is recommended for those that:
• Know that something needs to change in their life, but they are not sure quite what or how to achieve it.
• Want clear goals and objectives; personally and professionally
• Have a clear goal that they want to achieve, but need support staying committed and on track.
Ironically it is usually our own self-limiting beliefs that hold us back; we just need some coaching to help nudge us along the path to achieve greater self-fulfilment.
The best athletes and teams in the world have coaches to help them maximise their potential; their coaching focuses on the whole person, recognising that you can’t just focus on one aspect of your life as they all influence each other.
Effective Life Coaching supports people take their life to the next level – whatever that might be is a personal journey and that’s half the fun, discovering what that journey is going to be and literally watching it come to together…
Our Coaching Qualifications Include
Professional certificate in Executive coaching (ILM 7) : Henley Business School
Life & Team Coaching programme : Coactive Training Institute (CTI)
Member : International Coaching Federation (ICF)
20+ years’ experience of coaching individuals and teams
5 years experience of combining Coaching with Pet Therapy work.
Through coaching with Annette, I was able to enhance my network and profile – ultimately achieving my goal of promotion. Coaching helped me leverage my relationship skills to ask for guidance and support. I am more open to others’ opinions and points of view. I’ve found that interactions are more relaxed and authentic. Deepening relationships has definitely elevated my voice in the company.
Through coaching I was able to rally the account team to drive growth at the client. Financial results also clearly show the progress. I’ve also continued to develop how I use executive sponsorship and the full capabilities of xxxxxx to deepen and/or accelerate top level relationships at my client.
Coaching has been the catalyst to my recent growth as a leader. The time to reflect and ask big questions about how I want to show up for my client, my team, my stakeholders has been crucial in my development over the last few months. My coach listened to where I wanted to go, and who I wanted to be as a leader and influencer and offered structured thinking and questions to help me stretch and grow.
My coach supported me to build on my brand and use my biggest strengths as a foundation – then expand my brand to be known as someone who can set an exciting vision and lead the team to take bold moves toward realizing it. We applied my “strength” of discipline to setting and maintaining clear boundaries. The result was a successful family vacation without feeling stressed.
I’ve really enjoyed our conversations and feel I’m better equipped to manage this role, the associated politics and my career generally, Thank you!
I just wanted to say thank you for everything you’ve helped me achieve this year – both in work and at home. You’ve made such a difference and I’ve really enjoyed our conversations
Annette gave me the platform to discuss my whole self not just my professional life. She created a safe and trusting environment from the very first session and I have since relied on her for her unbiased judgement on issues that I’ve encountered both in my personal and professional life. The support and guidance I’ve received over the last 6 months has been invaluable.
I build a great rapport from the outlet with Annette. She gave me a lot of emotional and career-based support, as well as advice on how to approach specific situations. Having these sessions via Zoom really helped me, as I felt I could open up in the comfort of my own home. She has given me a lot more self-confidence and helped me think clearly about future personal and professional plans, which I thank her greatly for! Thanks Annette – I will definitely stay in touch!
Annette has a wonderful ability to quickly see and take you to the bigger picture and then gently ask those insightful probing questions that make you stop, think, and go much deeper to find the best way forward. A great gift.