45 min to 60 minutes.
Your first session is a 30 minute consultation. We will look at the challenges and issues that are concerning you. I’ll explain the way that my style of coaching may help you achieve the changes you desire and the different approaches we could adopt. This will help you decide whether coaching is right for you, and also whether I’m the right coach for you. Finally I’ll ask very simply if you would like to do more work with me. There is no obligation to say yes on the phone.
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In simple terms, most forms of therapy, including counselling, focus on ‘what has happened’. They are concerned with ‘the problem’ and with regaining mental balance and perspective. Coaching focuses on what is possible. It is future focused, action oriented and supportive in helping clients move towards their goals.
A mentor tends to be offering their own experience as guidance, and may or may not use a coaching style. So mentors are usually not trained in listening or questioning skills, or in techniques to aid confidence, self belief, etc. So mentoring tends to be limited to areas of the mentor’s experience. Because coaching helps clients build their own awareness, understanding and decision making, a good coach can help clients make fantastic achievements over a range of topics and career paths.
There are times in a coaching relationship when a mentoring style can be useful.
If you feel ready to make beneficial changes to your life, then coaching can help you make those changes. Coaching is not a therapy; it’s a way of helping ordinary people do things differently, better and more effectively. It can help you deal with difficult situations and think more positively about yourself and your abilities.
Some people do have negative attitudes about themselves that go deeper than most, or have unresolved events from their past. These may require a more therapeutic intervention. Similarly, people who are clinically depressed may not be in the right place to be coached. If you aren’t sure then discussing it in the complimentary session can help. The money back guarantee also offers a safeguard, allowing a risk-free way of trying coaching.
Life coaching sessions typically last between 45 minutes and 60 minutes (depending on the coach you choose). Sessions are conducted over the phone, face to face, over email, via Zoom or even through instant messaging.
During the session, your life coach will ask you several questions, such as what you want to get out of life, what areas you want to change and where you see yourself ending up. Although a life coach will work with you, it is ultimately up to you to reflect upon certain ideas or to challenge your own perspective to help you move forward to achieve your goals. You will never be forced to make any decisions you don’t feel comfortable with and all sessions will be confidential, allowing you to explore your thoughts and feelings privately.
Life coaching is a partnership between you and your life coach, who will encourage you to explore how to make positive changes in your life. A life coach will also offer support and feedback to help you to stay focused on your goals and keep you moving forward.
These are the areas our coaches specialise in but are not limited to:
- Happiness/ fulfilment level
- Peak performance/ maximising your potential
- Sense of purpose/ goal setting
- Productivity/ taking action
- Gaining clarity
- Overcoming procrastination
- Work/ life balance
- Dating/ relationships
- Confidence/ self-belief
- Energy level
- Personal development
- Interests/ passions
- Stress reduction
- Health/ wellbeing
- Weight loss/ gain
- Addictions/ bad habits
- Time management
- Organisation skills
- Social/ communication skills
- Business start-up
- Interview techniques
- Body language/ voice tonality
- Public speaking
- Image/ personal brand
You can have as many or as few sessions as you like. Because many life coaches can operate over the phone and online, the sessions can easily fit around your schedule and can fit into your budget!
Some people hire a life coach once every few months when they have a tough decision to make or they feel like they need a helping hand. Others will have a session once a week to keep them on track long-term with their goals.
Ultimately it is entirely up to you to decide when and for how long you want to see a life coach.
Global research shows that achieving your health goals is 70% diet, 20% exercise and 10% sleep. While they are essential and compliment each other, there is no point spending hours in the gym each week only to set back your efforts with poor nutrition. While some personal trainers also offer nutrition advice, it pays to have a nutrition coach who specialises in the field.
Aside from weight management, poor nutrition also affects your digestion, sleep, energy levels, productivity, mood, emotional wellbeing, mental health, and a host of other chronic illnesses like diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, and autoimmune conditions to name a few.
Every time you sit down for a meal, you can make a decision to either fuel your body with nutritional goodness or continue to feed a disease.
Nutrition plans are typically 3, 6 and 12 months. We want you to get the most out of your plan and help you create new and healthy eating habits.
Yes, of course. Choose the plan you like and simply pay online. The lucky recipient will receive the questionnaire and food diary to fill in and then we go from there.
We look at your nutritional needs, your current health, sleep and energy levels and design a plan which is unique to you. We don’t believe in counting points or calories, we show you the foods which make you feel good and stay well. There is no one-size-fits-all solution when we are all unique.
We know that personalised nutrition and activity can turn your life around. We design those plans to accommodate your individual needs and support you along the way to make sure you reach your goals. Whether you want to change your weight, improve your performance in a sport, manage a health condition, we can help.
No. Thanks to online technology we are working with clients globally. All we need is the information you give us in our comprehensive questionnaire and food diary. We will stay in contact by email, phone or Zoom and you can email us at any time during your programme if you have questions or need support.
We encourage you to cook from scratch (and our recipes are really easy to follow). We can certainly give you advice on what to eat in restaurants or how to choose healthy options from the supermarket.
Absolutely. We know that if you don’t enjoy your exercises, you won’t stick to it! So whatever your age, lifestyle, capabilities and preferences, we will have a plan for you. Outdoors, in the gym, or wherever you like. We encourage you to do more of what you love.
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