FAQ

What is coaching?

 
What is coaching?

Coaching is a powerful, collaborative relationship between a coach and a willing individual or group. It enables you to realise new behaviours and extraordinary results through a process of discovery, goal setting, and strategic changes and actions.

Coaching is also a body of knowledge, a technology, and a style of relating that focuses on the development of human potential. Coaching is inter-developmental in that the collaboration develops both the individual being coached and the coach.

What is NLP?

NLP is a mouth full of letters that stands for Neuro Linguistic Programming. It comes from Cognitive Science and Cognitive Behavioural Psychology. NLP is a powerful methodology for replicating excellence in one’s self and others. It is also a cutting edge behavioural model for advanced communication and self-mastery.

What is Neuro-Semantics?

Neuro Semantics has its roots in Cognitive Science and Cognitive Behavioural Psychology. It is within the field of Neuro-Semantics that we find the revolutionary Meta States™ Model. This model allows us to identify the higher states and frames of mind that govern our thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Using this model and its revolutionary patterns enables you to achieve extraordinary personal and professional development.

What is the difference between therapy and coaching?

Therapy focuses on exploring, healing and recovering from one’s past. It also encompasses treatment for mental illnesses.

Coaching focuses on accessing internal resources and developing skills and behaviours for successful attainment of your goals.

How are coaching programs structured?

Each coaching relationship is powered and supported by its own unique dynamic and synergy. No two relationships are alike, even if each client is working towards similar outcomes.

You drive and determine the outcomes and scope of the relationship. We drive the rhythm and tempo of your coaching sessions. Together we work to achieve your goals and aspirations.

All coaching sessions or programs commence with an introduction to coaching and clarification of your desired outcomes and the scope of the coaching relationship.

Between sessions you will be required to practice your new skills or behaviour and take action towards your goals.

You have the choice of embarking upon individual and/or group coaching. You can also choose between freestyle or process coaching within a program or session format.

Freestyle coaching works towards agreed outcomes in agreed timeframes, without structure or a set program. Freestyle coaching suits individuals and groups who like to leave their options open and the freedom to creatively work towards their goals.

Process coaching works towards agreed outcomes in agreed timeframes, following a proven coaching methodology and program. Process coaching suits individuals and groups who like to systematically work towards their goals step by step.

Each program is designed for the individual needs of each person or group. Most coaching relationships span 3-6 months, and include one or a combination of the following:

Phone coaching – sessions over the telephone
Face to face coaching – sessions face to face with your coach
Email coaching – an ongoing coaching conversation via email
One on one coaching – individual coaching
Group coaching – more than one person in a session

Session times range from 20 minutes to a full day. Session frequency is most often: weekly, fortnightly, monthly or quarterly.

What can I expect from the Introductory Session?

  • An experience of being coached;
  • Opportunity to talk about the changes you wish to make;
  • A sixty to ninety-minute conversation with a change agent
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  • All your questions answered
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  • Determine whether coaching is what you need.