Coaching is a great way to work on specific goals in your life. The aim is usually about getting you from where you are now, within a particular context, to where you want to be.
Thinking Room can help you identify your goals through structured conversations, priorities time and effort towards them, align your values to make sure you are doing what you really want to be doing and support you all the way.
Coaching is now pretty main stream and for many people it is normal and sometimes trendy to have a coach. That's fine, remember it is still time and space to rethink the way you think. Lots of the techniques and tools you'll find being used in therapy sessions are also utilised within these sessions. There has been enormous cross over between the disciplines over the years to the point where it is often difficult to tell which is the right one for you.
Life Coaching, Personal Coach, Executive Coach. What's the difference?
The main difference is you because it's usually about your perceptions and the area of your life you want to focus on.
Executive Coaching tends to focus on work related areas and can include dealing with relationships at work, communication, specific skill gaps or working towards a step up the career ladder. This kind of personal development benefits the individual and company and as such is now a must for some companies who are keen to retain top talent.
Life Coaching is seen as more of a personal journey. The starting point is usually the persons life, how it's working and what could, or should, change. Although there is often a trigger for starting life coaching, it's gives an opportunity of taking a step back and getting an overview of the big picture which draws on relationships, responsibilities, work/life balance, values etc. before looking at steps which help bring things back into balance.
Personal Coaching has much in common with life coaching but tends to be more about general feelings of discontent and can start off much more like a exploration about the person, their beliefs, values and feelings. Most people can benefit from this kind of coaching but will often frustrate the very goal driven individuals as the end results may be less tangible.
The skill of the Coach comes in helping the individual identify the keys to their own happiness and success be it at work or home and sometimes reconciling the different drives that may be in play.
Coaching gives you the opportunity to take a step back and review your situation. You might be looking to take stock of where you are, plan for the future, consolidate, recruit, manage staff or even sell or hand over your business. You might be overwhelmed or lacking motivation, ot be able to see the wood for the trees or just need someone to talk to.
So who benefits from coaching?
Coaching offers time and space to work out your priorities, set goals, make plans, deal with setbacks or recognise positives in your life, relationships or career.
Coaching can fulfill all these roles and thinking room provides that service. Coaching with thinking room will give you the time and space to gain perspective and plan your next step and work out what work best for you and your business.
Liz has many years experience working across all sectors, working alone and leading and managing teams. She is also a parent and has worked with young people in a variety of settings including young offenders, schools, higher education and youth work. Add this to specialist coaching and training makes her an ideal coach for many people.
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