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Now That's What I Call Coaching 11 - Don't You Want Me? (Baby!)

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Should coaching be part of every adults life?

  • If you had a Coach at 18, could it have helped you with potential career opportunities, forge relationships at work and in your personal life or build your confidence, before going out into the wider world?

  • If you had a Coach in your twenties, would you have been so impulsive with some of your decisions. Would it have been useful to have some time and space to consider what you were doing and how it would potentially affect your life & those around you?

  • If you had a Coach in your thirties, would it help you work out how to balance career, family and time for yourself or perhaps take a different direction in your life?

  • If you had a Coach in your forties, would it help you to re-evaluate what you have learnt so far and how you can capitalise on your strengths in the next chapter of your life?

  • If you had a Coach in your fifties, what's important to you now? How have your values and beliefs shaped the person you are today? Would it be useful to have a coach keep your goals and ambitions alive, challenge your thinking and hold you accountable?

  • If you had a Coach in later life, would this be an opportunity to keep growing and learning, keep the brain active, exercised and open to new ways of thinking. Would it be an opportunity to consider how you can use all your experience to help/support yourself & others?

These are some examples and of course they could apply at any time in our lives.

I discovered coaching in my late thirties. It's part of my life now, like a gym membership or Netflix subscription. I don't need it all the time, but I recognise that I had and continue to have coaching when I'm looking for support for the things that are important in my life.

So does everyone need a coach at different points in their life?

Take a spin through my 'Coaching Album' below to determine where this could fit into your life now or in the near future.

Side 1 - Intro

I am someone you can talk to confidentially about what you would like coaching on.

Following this, together we will determine if coaching is right for you at this time.

It's called a 'Discovery' or 'Chemistry call/meeting.

It's also an opportunity to determine if we are the right fit for one another.

If not, I'll do my best to recommend someone who is.

Why get in touch? - This conversation costs you nothing (literally!).

30 minutes of time well spent on finding out what is important for you, how we will work together and how my coaching can help you work towards achieving your goals.

Side 2 - Coach Track Listing

  • Confidential & trustworthy

  • Flexible & adaptable

  • Non-Judgemental

  • Hopeful & optimistic

  • Thoughtful

  • Attentive

  • Curious

  • Realistic & down to earth

  • Challenging

  • Motivating

  • Empathic

  • Account holder

Side 3 - Coach Bonus Tracks

  • Enjoyable, easeful & stress free

  • Humour with extra cheese if wanted and/or necessary!

  • Personal Examples from me, only where it helps you

  • Reasonable upfront prices (Because coaching should be affordable in and out of the workplace for as many individuals as possible)

Side 4 - Coach, Limited Edition

These are some of the things I've heard through the years that can get in the way of believing a coach is what's needed.

"I don't have time for coaching"


  • When are you a priority then?

  • How do you invest time in yourself at work right now to help you be more successful?

  • There are 744 hours in an average month, how could an hour per month with a coach help you move forward?

  • How can a coach help you to get more out of the time you do have, so you can do more of the things you want to do?

  • How would it be if you worked with a coach who is objective and removed from the situation?

"Coaching is only for people who are struggling"


  • What facts do you have to back this statement up?

  • What was different with these so called 'strugglers' when they finished coaching?

  • Many successful people have coaches because they continue to grow & improve their skills while adapting to the ever changing world around them. Does this mean you are happy to stand still?

  • How can coaching strengthen your success?

"I don't want someone telling me what to do"


  • Me neither, I would much rather have ownership of what I will do. Sometimes though I need a Coach to help me work through that. What do you need a Coach to help you work through?

(N.B. My clients will always own what they take away from each session.)

"Coaching is too expensive"


  • What if it wasn't? - See here

  • How much time and money has it cost to stay stuck where you are now?

  • If you invested in yourself first, how will this help you to support others better?

"I've already got a Trainer/Mentor"


  • Great, you've got the education & Instruction from the trainer, plus the experienced advice, support & guidance from your Mentor. Now, how are you going to make all of this your own?

  • A Coach can take you to the next level and help you develop your mindset and behaviours to formulate your plans, achieve your goals, keep you on track, hold you accountable, identify & overcome any limiting beliefs and moments of self sabotage.

The Download

My personal view...every adult should experience coaching at least once in their life.

I strive to create balance in my coaching with clients.

For every challenging and accountable moment, there should be moments of humour and fun (Whatever fun means in our coaching relationship).

My questions will be relevant, although mostly I'm listening you, so I can ask relevant and target questions!

I'll help you to remain focused and give you the opportunity to dream if that's what you want to do.

Ultimately, you will own everything you do, because it's what YOU want.

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