Coaching FAQs

 

Find out more about how I do coaching and all the benefits of coaching.

“Olivia was easy to talk to, encouraging and made me feel extremely comfortable.”

What is Coaching?

Coaching is a tool that is used to empower individuals and help them reach their goals; it is a structured conversation between the Coach and the Client.
During a coaching session I will walk by your side to help you to reach your ultimate goal and aspirations. I will listen to you, ask questions, find out what your challenges are and inspire you to reach that end goal.
You will be encouraged to make decisions and take responsibility for these decisions.

What Coaching is not

Coaching is not about me giving you suggestions or advice. I am not mentoring or counselling you.
If you commence a series of coaching sessions and it is deemed that coaching is not the correct support mechanism for you at this moment in time I will discuss this with you to find a suitable solution to support your onward journey.

How does Coaching work?

I use the GROW model which is an acronym for the areas explored, Goals, Reality, Options and Way forward.
This model keeps you moving forward towards your goal. I will be asking you questions, listening to your responses, challenging you whilst all the time remaining non-judgemental regarding the details and not offering you any advice.

What do I need to do during a Coaching session?

To make sure that your time is being well spent with me you are expected to come to the session fully prepared and with a goal or aspiration in mind that you would like to work towards.
Preparation is very important for the coaching session, so you are encouraged to spend 15 minutes prior to the session taking yourself to an environment where you will not be disturbed, with a drink and feeling refreshed to relax prior to the start of the session. You will also need to ensure that you have a pen and paper to hand and any other items that you may think will be useful such as a diary.

What will happen during a Coaching session?

Coaching is predominantly carried out over Zoom, however other options such as Skype or WhatsApp video are available. The usual procedure is that I will contact you after arranging a convenient time and date. 

You will be guided through a 6-point process.

1. Review the previous session and the actions that you completed
2. Set the goal for that session
3. Consider where you are at the present moment with this goal
4. Consider your options in meeting this goal
5. Agree on some actions
6. Summarise the session before completing the session. 

Each session will be for up to one hour (or up to 90 minutes depending on the coaching package that you have selected). I will manage the timing of the session and ensure you gain full value from the session.

Who else will know what has been said?

A coaching session is completely confidential. I agree and comply to the Coaching Code of Conduct and only in extreme circumstances will this confidence be breached. This includes the intent to cause harm to yourself or others or criminal acts.

I want to start Coaching - what do I do?

You just need to book an initial consultation to discuss your requirements with me in a little more depth and find out how you would like to be coached.
I will send details through regarding the terms and conditions which will include the frequency of our sessions and taking of some basic contact information and a little bit of detail around where you see yourself now.
We would organise an ‘Intake’ session which will start us talking about you and your aspirations.
After all this is all about YOU!

Adapted from the Coaching Academy.

How do I know if Coaching is right for me?

Do you feel unfulfilled or that you aren’t currently reaching your full potential?

Is there a gap between where you are now and where you want to be?

Do you sometimes feel that you lack the skills, resources or confidence to complete a project?

Do you ever feel stuck when it comes to making decisions?

Do you struggle to stick to the decisions you make?

Are you ready for some new and fresh ideas?

Are you ready to be held accountable for the things you desire?


If you find yourself answering yes to any of these questions then coaching can definitely help you to become the best that you can be.

“I enjoyed working with Olivia, she pushed me forward and was always rooting for me!”

How It Works

Schedule a Free 1:1

Yes, it really is free! We will discuss what you want to achieve and ensure we can work teogher

Choose a Coaching Plan

Decide what coaching package you want and when to start.

Reach Your Goals

Together we will overcome the challenges you face.

Still Have Questions?