Most frequently asked questions:
What is a personal life coach?
A Personal Life Coach is someone who is qualified to support, encourage, challenge and motivate you to achieve your personal and professional goals. A coach will listen to you carefully, help you to discover the obstacles, identify your strengths and weaknesses, and celebrate your successes. A coach will not tell you what to do or judge you as his job is to be objective and empowering.
What is cognitive-behavioural coaching?
This style of coaching is based on cognitive-behavioural approach that draws on evidence-based psychological models and promotes a flexible way of looking at personal and business related challenges. Cognitive-Behavioural Coaching will help you to make links between your thoughts, behaviours and emotions and will provide you with useful tools and strategies to tackle current as well as future obstacles.
What can i expect from the first session?
The aim of the first session is to get to know each other and make an initial action plan. As a coach I would like to understand your needs, goals and expectations. You, as a coachee (client), will make a decision whether my style of coaching is right for you. It's important to choose the right coach! First session can last up to 75 minutes. Further coaching sessions usually last 60 minutes.
Do I need to prepare for my first coaching session?
It's best to go with an open mind! You may want to think of a specific area of life that you want to improve but don't think too much about what to say and how to introduce yourself. I will help you with that.
IS there a cancellation fee?
Yes, sessions cancelled with less than 24 hours notice are charged at the full rate - unless the reason is illness or some other extenuating circumstance.
HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT IT WORKS?
First of all from my clients. I helped many people to discover their inner potential and focus on personal development. But I also experienced coaching myself and I know that we sometimes need a little bit of extra help to get where we want to be. Read my story to find out more.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COACHING AND COUNSELLING?
- Coaching is action orientated, vs counselling is coping orientated.
- Coaches focus exclusively on the present and future, vs some counsellors focus mostly on the present and the future, others on the past (depending on the type of therapy you choose).
- Coaches ask 'How can we change?', vs counsellors ask 'Why should we change?'
- Coaches cannot give diagnosis and treatment while counsellors can.