Life coaching is about helping people find answers. Sometimes the questions are obvious; sometimes the work is uncovering the questions first.
I will help you focus on the parts of your life that you might feel dissatisfied with, anxious or upset about, or simply that don’t seem to be living up to their earlier promise. You will be able to identify the behaviours or patterns that don’t serve you, perhaps at home, perhaps at work, as well as the strengths which might be going unnoticed.
Coaching is forward looking and works best with people who are looking for change, in one form or another. As a coach, I won’t advise or offer solutions. If the answers were obvious, you’d have figured them out for yourself. Instead, I will be listening closely to what you say and to what you don’t say and offering it back to you as the foundation of our conversation.
You take your car in for a regular service; you go to the dentist for a check up every six months. How about offering yourself some coaching to fix the exhaust before it falls off, to fill that hole before it starts to hurt?
My long experience in workplace mediation, and as an employment lawyer has convinced me that what holds people back at work, is the same as what holds people back outside work.
Offering regular coaching sessions to employees to help them investigate what is important in their lives – their relationships, their ambition, their fears and anxieties, where they get stuck, where they feel undervalued, what they love and enjoy – is not only a transformational offering in terms of employee well-being, but will pay extraordinary dividends in terms of motivation, productivity, and retention. Happier employees mean happier workplaces means more work done means increased profits.
Give me a call to discuss how this might fit in with your work place.
Relationships are the stuff of life. Relationships with your significant other, your children, your parents, your friends, your siblings, your colleagues, your neighbours and acquaintances. When they go well, life is lovely; when they go wrong, it can turn your world upside down.
I work with individuals and couples, families and groups, two at a time, three at a time, wherever the need is for better communication and understanding.
I work with people wanting to improve their relationships, and couples and individuals wanting to find a way to separate in a way that causes least fallout and stress to themselves and those around them. I also work with people experiencing the pain and difficulty of relationship breakdown, at the point of crisis or sometimes years later.
Do you find other people are upset at the way you respond to them? Do you sometimes discover that what you’d intended to say doesn’t match with the way it was received? Do you tend to shy away from difficult conversations or put off speaking your mind until things have got much worse or even end up not saying what you want at all?
These are common situations for many of us. I can help you work out how to communicate more effectively, at home and at work, learning to talk so people will listen and listen so people will talk.
I’ve had a long career in dispute resolution and mediation, in the community, the workplace, and commercial situations.
I work with individuals and groups to help bring about healthy working environments where disputes are handled in a timely and temperate way rather than fester and waste time in HR resources, absenteeism, poor productivity and failed retention.
I also offer conflict coaching and dispute resolution in the context of family, neighbourhood, charities – any environment where a little extra help with communication and a neutral facilitator may help you to a workable resolution.
Please take a look at my dedicated mediation pages for more detailed information.