Personal development focuses on increasing your self-awareness, looking at life goals, personal challenges and long-standing aspirations.
Personal development coaching aims to evaluate these life changes, whilst assessing your strengths and weaknesses to improve certain areas of your life.
Just as an athlete would enlist a coach to train and support them in their sporting goals, a personal development coach is there to support, encourage and teach you expert techniques to make you feel at ease and confident in changes you want to make in your life. You deserve to be happy and proud of where you are. A coach will help you achieve that happiness and develop any skills you wish to improve.
Transformational coaching is a highly effective and rapid means of releasing the hidden potential of people, and helping you reach your goals and objectives more quickly than you ever thought possible.
As a Transformation Coach, I facilitate my client’s change and growth. I do this by shedding light and understanding on their vision/goal, asking probing questions, hearing what they do not notice in what they are saying, spotting what they do not see for themselves, untying knots that hold them back, and by providing them with unconditional support, all the while encouraging their self-discovery. I help my clients release their innate wisdom and power to achieve the results they desire – to access and produce excellence.
What would you like your relationships to be like? Family, friends, colleagues, Children, romantic relationships - they are perhaps the most important part of our lives, bringing meaning, comfort and happiness.
People at the end of their lives don’t reminisce about how many pairs of shoes they owned or how fancy their car was, it’s usually the connections we’ve formed with others that we remember and define ourselves with.
“…People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel”
~ Maya Angelou
Good relationships are something we all strive for. They can provide love, support, happiness, friendship, advice and guidance. However, if they break down they can cause problems and emotional turmoil. We all experience relationship problems at some point in our lives: the problems could occur with a family member, a friend, a lover or even a work colleague. If a certain partnership or connection isn’t fulfilling your expectations, it’s common for your happiness to be affected. These times are an opportunity for us to look at our interactions and decided to make some changes. Through coaching clarity around what is important to you and the relationship, reframing our expectations, improving communication skills and having the courage to tackle the issues can transform your relationships to something amazing.
Having a Balanced life
Stress occurs when you feel too much emotional or mental pressure and cannot cope. While it is a healthy part of life and can motivate us to trying new things and challenging ourselves, it can also be inhibiting. We all deal with stressful situations differently, and not all of us will be able to manage stress as well as others. Because of this, it’s important to know when to slow down and when to seek help.
We all live very busy lives and stress can be caused by many situations, from leading a presentation at work, to dealing with money problems and relationship issues. When stress builds, it can have a negative effect on both physical and mental health. Work-related stress, for example, may stem from having too much work and too little time, a poor work/life balance or in-office bullying. If unmanaged, it can leave you worrying outside of work, feeling unmotivated, lacking productivity and even become unwell.
A health coach can support you with stress management techniques, with the aim of creating a sense of peace and knowing when something is getting too much. They may be able to support you through a career change, help navigate challenges or simply aid with motivation and understanding good work/life balance.
mental health &Practising self-care
Our mental well-being is often overlooked when on the topic of a healthy lifestyle. We focus on our physical health and appearance, but mental health is just as important and shouldn't be forgotten. As busy as we all are, try to schedule time in the week to focus on you. Whether this is drawing, going for a walk or watching your favourite film - make sure you do what you love. Many of us will find this difficult and even feel guilty for spending time alone. But it’s important to be selfish every now and then. A health coach can assist you with this, helping you understand that it’s OK to say no and focus on yourself.
When you lose a loved one, concerned friends and family tend to see you in only one role: grieving person. That not only cuts you off from the kinds of interactions that might prove restorative, but it distorts the relationships that you ordinarily count on for comfort. I help you to reconnect with your strengths, coping strategies and the relationships, activities and inner resources that give your life meaning. Together, we explore your feelings, your strengths, your untapped capabilities, and the thoughts that may be slowing your healing. In tandem, we help you identify and take the steps that will restore momentum to your life.
Whether you’re a business owner, an executive, a manager, an employee or simply a person looking for a new job or career, hiring a business coach to help develop and hone your skills could greatly improve your chances of success.
The term 'business coaching' encompasses:
executive coaching (for seniors)
start-up business coaching (for entrepreneurs)
management coaching (for team leaders)
staff coaching (for teams)
interview coaching (for potential employees)
Business coaches utilise structure, impartiality and acquired expertise to help their clients explore their strengths, build on their weaknesses and learn new techniques to help them excel in their fields.
How can a business coach help me?
A business coach could help you by offering an external, objective and constructive perspective of your situation. Business is an incredibly diverse subject and as such, different coaches specialise in different subjects. Where one might be an expert in public speaking techniques, another might be more accomplished in strategy and management. Before you hire a business coach you should make sure that they have experience with the subject you wish to address.
Below are nine reasons why a business coach may be good for you.
1. You want to develop further public speaking skills
Whether you suffer from stage-fright (sweaty palms, tight throat, debilitating nerves), or simply want to turn an interesting presentation into an inspiring one - a business coach with a solid background in public speaking could teach you the specialist techniques required to give an excellent and effective pitch, conference, or presentation.
2. You want to improve communication skills
Communication skills are paramount in business. How do you negotiate a good deal, get colleagues to like you and impress seniors if you can't communicate properly? Good communication skills don't come naturally to all of us by any means. Shyness, awkwardness, low self-confidence and feelings of inferiority can hold people back in business, no matter how intelligent or innovative they are.
3. You want to start a new business
Start-up business coaches offer much-needed support, guidance and expertise for new entrepreneurs looking to start a business. Start-ups are notoriously risky - nearly half fail within the first three years due to misjudged markets, overestimated forecasts, underestimated liabilities and so on - all easy mistakes to make for a first-timer. With an experienced business coach on-board, those fatal mistakes could be seriously minimised.
4. You need help managing a team
Managing a team of people can be incredibly hard work. Firstly, you have to be very perceptive - how do you identify and utilise everybody's strengths? How do you get everyone to work as well as they possibly can together?
Secondly, you have to be confident - there's no use worrying that no one likes you. If you appear unconfident and uncertain then you're unlikely to gain the trust and respect of your team. Some business coaches specialise in coaching the skills required to be an excellent leader.