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Coaching is a dynamic and an energising process in which a professional coach works with clients to help them achieve their goals, overcome difficulties and get more clarity on direction in life they wish to take. Here you can learn about my philosophy and approach, and the kind of tools I use.
Change is inherent in life. Sometimes it comes from within, sometimes it's imposed from outside. I truly believe that any BIG change or a life crisis, if approached mindfully, is an opportunity for immense growth and enrichment. This is why I love helping clients embrace change and reap the benefits and gifts it brings.
Fuel action with Insight
There are two sides to coaching, one more obvious than the other. The first, action-oriented side, deals with setting goals, strategies, finding resources and planning the steps. The second, introspection-oriented side, brings deep insights about often hidden internal blocks that can keep you from thriving and living up to your full potential. Both sides are essential.
Stretch your comfort zone
Coaching is an exciting process that allows you to decide how you show up in your life and how you wish to live. Life can be truly amazing when you dare to leave your comfort zone and let go of patterns and beliefs that hold you back. Coaching journey takes commitment, daring and radical self-honesty. If this is what you are looking for, I would love to support you every step of the way.
Different clients have different needs. We design the coaching relationship together, agreeing how you wish to work. It is you who will decide how fast or deep you want to go, and how far you wish to get. I will provide tools, support, mirroring of what I perceive, and I will gently hold you accountable for fulfilling your goals. I seek to provide just the right balance between enthusiastically encouraging, and challenging you, to create the space that is most conducive to growth and transformation.
My approach is integrative and, depending on your needs, I like to get creative. I will name a few techniques I use from my toolbox, to give you a feel of what you can expect.
NLP Coaching tools are extremely useful for teasing out the underlying limiting beliefs that hold you back, and even more importantly, to help you shift them to more constructive and empowering ones. NLP tools are also invaluable in helping you widen your perspective and find solutions you never even thought of.
For clients who enjoy it, I use guided visualisations and mindfulness exercises. These are designed to help you ground and connect to yourself, or visualise, more tangibly, your goals and dreams. I use mindfulness exercises to help you increase awareness of what is going on inside and to assist you in seeing more clearly the unhelpful automatic thoughts and behaviours, in order to shift them.
Gestalt techniques, adapted to coaching context, are among my favourites, particularly with clients struggling with ambivalence and difficulties in making decisions. I also draw inspiration from positive psychology and sometimes offer exercises to do at home to boost and accelerate the change process.
Difference between coaching and therapy
Clients may be unsure if they need coaching or therapy. Coaching focuses on where you are now and where you wish to get to. Therapy focuses on resolving emotional and mental health issues, often using past to understand the present.
Typically a coaching client is mentally and emotionally healthy and has agency to create the change that they desire. As a rule of thumb, if you believe that life happens to you and that you are a victim of your circumstances, therapy might be more suitable to your needs. If you know that you have the power to create your reality, coaching is right for you.
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