Today I am launching a new NUDGE enterprise – coaching. I have been delivering executive coaching for over 25 years and I am qualified with PB Coaching. Clients have included CEOs and Chairs of several national charities, managers and leaders, other self-employed consultants, coaches and trainers and individuals wishing to resolve conflicts and plan for a major change in their lives. I am adding Wellness Coaching to the list of topics appropriate for this approach – Life Coaching, Change Coaching, Executive Coaching and Conflict Resolution. In Cheshire East I introduced a coaching culture for the whole organisation and worked with PB to train and roll out coaching across many aspects of the work we do. I can provide testimonials on request.
If you don’t know much about a coaching approach – one definition is:
Coaching is a professional relationship between a trained coach and a client (who may be an individual or a group) with the goal to enhance the client’s work or home life, their leadership or management or their personal and professional development.
Coaching is a lovely integrative method of problem solving, resolving dilemmas and discovering a way forward. Here is a nice summary from ILM that shows how the development of a ‘coaching culture’ in an organisation can be beneficial. But coaching can also be very useful for individuals who want to make positive changes, including their wish to improve their overall health. This is where my knowledge of wellness approaches coincides with coaching and clients may want to combine the two in a period or growth.
In summary the benefits of a coaching approach include::
- Clarity about what you want, why you want it and how you can get it
- Bridging the gap between where you are now and where you want to be
- Strategies and techniques which facilitate you to reach your goal faster
- Overcome obstacles, low confidence and insecurities
- Explore and evaluate all possible options available
- Dedicated time, support, encouragement and motivation
- Wellness support during transition periods.
I have recently retired from a leadership role and have greatly benefitted from the support of a professional coach. I think that coaching at the point of retirement can be a very positive way of planning for the future and dealing with the issues that the end of formal working may throw up. My coach was John Gray. You can find details by visiting his website. John and I intend to work together as joint coaches where there is a pair, group or organisation who want a coaching approach.
Please contact me directly to discuss how coaching can bring benefits for you. I am offering blocks of coaching booked in advance at a reduced rate of 20% when quoting the code NUDGE5616 during May and June 2016.