If you’ve ever wondered how you could overcome barriers to getting what you want or being how you truly want to be, then you’ve come to the right place.
Coaching is all about helping and supporting an individual or a team to achieve specific outcomes. Simply put, coaching aims to improve performance, help you be more successful and improve the quality of your life. It is a process that empowers and enables people, drawing on strengths and creating the opportunity to self-reflect and find the answers within themselves to constructively move forward.
Have you ever noticed that we all have blind-spots and biases, unconscious patterns of behaviour and we make judgments and assumptions about ourselves, others and situations we’re in – it’s just part of being human. Often, it’s easier to notice these things in others. Coaching helps to bring a new awareness to these reactions, in a safe and supportive way, so that you can make wiser decisions and create sustainable behaviour change to help you achieve your outcomes.
We’re passionate about the effectiveness of coaching. Here are some of the many benefits, from our own experience of working with hundreds of clients and from the research on coaching:
- Increased self-awareness and self-reliance
- Greater meaning and purpose at work and in life
- Improved communication, influencing and interpersonal skills
- Taking action to take moving forward
- Increased self-esteem and self-confidence
- Skill development
- Enhanced employability
- New and previously unthought of opportunities
We provide coaching in the context of both personal and professional development; either one on one or group facilitation.
If you’d like to find out more about coaching book us in for a free meet and greet.
The Coaching Process
Coaching is future focussed, helping you move towards the objectives/outcomes that you want to achieve. The first session is about establishing your coaching objectives which act as the guide rails for the coaching. The coaching sessions help to raise awareness, build on strengths, expand thinking, challenge assumptions/limiting beliefs/thought patterns and introduce new strategies for success. In between coaching sessions you will have task(s) to carry out to support you in achieving your objectives and making the changes you want.
Coaching sessions can be held at our office on The Terrace, via Zoom/Skype or telephone and typically run for 60-75 minutes.
In our coaching we use several different modalities and tools:
Have you ever noticed that some people communicate and take information in differently to you? Or that the things that are important to you aren’t necessarily as important to someone else? Do you want to be more effective at influencing others to achieve organisational outcomes?
Self-awareness and self-leadership are key to being effective in the workplace. With self-awareness comes choice and with self-leadership comes the ability to be flexible and adaptable. It’s these qualities that successful people use to effectively influence and communicate with others.
The DiSC model is a simple tool that helps you understand your behaviour in the workplace and the differences between people. It show’s you how you can adapt your approach to get the most out of interactions with others. DiSC has been used by many businesses and professionals for over 30 years. It’s one of the few profiling systems that has been specifically validated for Australia and New Zealand cultures.
Michelle is certified in the DiSC profiling system. Contact us to arrange an individual 20 page profiling report and coaching session or a DiSC Team Effectiveness Workshop.
Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
NLP is about creating success. It’s an exciting behavioural science that helps us understand how and why we do things the way we do. It explains not only how our mind works but also how we can master it to achieve the outcomes we truly want.
With this understanding we can change thought patterns, fears, behaviours and beliefs that get in the way of our success. With NLP tools we can achieve goals, improve all aspects of communication, have better relationships and be successful in all areas of our life.
Neuro: How we think and how our mind relates with our body as one system
Linguistic: The language we use both consciously and unconsciously with ourselves and others
Programming: How our thoughts create our behaviours or habits and how we can change them
Have you ever been in a situation where you found yourself responding in a way that wasn’t useful or that caught you by surprise? Perhaps you have even asked yourself some of the following questions:
- Why do I keep doing this?
- How can I be more successful?
- How can I feel calmer and more relaxed?
- What’s stopping me from getting what I want?
- How can I build my confidence and self-belief?
- How can I let go of this habit?
- How can I be more in control of my emotions?
Using NLP tools and techniques you can solve these challenges and enable yourself to choose how you respond, think and feel. NLP facilitates changes rapidly; everyone is different but our experience is that we see changes occurring within 2 – 4 sessions.
We are also able to combine NLP, Time-line processes and other modalities to support the change process. Contact us to book an appointment or find out more.
NLP may be the most powerful vehicle for change in existence … — Modern Psychology
NLP could be the most important synthesis of knowledge about human communication to emerge since the sixties.- Science Digest