What is Coaching? 

CoachingCoaching is a partnership that helps clients produce fulfilling results in their personal and professional lives. The coach and client work together according to the client’s needs, values and visions, while helping them overcome the barriers that prevent them from reaching and sustaining their goals.

A Coach is someone who helps you become self-motivated, provides unconditional support, identifies your strengths and helps you build upon them. You are assisted to find strategies to deal with your unique challenges and guided to discover creative solutions to achieve the results you want. Coaches may specialise in a particular context like sport, health, wellness, business, executive, relationships, transpersonal (including mindfulness and working with expanded states of consciousness), or may include several contexts and refer to themselves as a Life Coach.

What is transpersonal coaching?

Transpersonal CoachingTranspersonal coaching is the specialised practice of coaching that takes a holistic and integrative approach to supporting client growth and potential transformation. This is achieved through an individually tailored process, which is person-centred, and which may, for example, involve helping the client to identify what provides them with a sense of meaning and purpose. The focus may then revolve around supporting the client to find ways of purposefully expressing this in their work, their personal life and within relationships.

Transpersonal Coaching is Trauma Informed

Transpersonal coaching draws on the transcendent quality of consciousness to shift the client from an ego-centred focus on problems, towards an eco-centred (expansive and interconnected) awareness, drawing on the principles of nature and spiritual wisdom, but in a pragmatic and solution focussed manner that aims to empower people in the contexts of their everyday lives. Transpersonal coaching can be considered as a bio-psycho-socio-spiritual approach to coaching that may help clients resolve issues concerning the body, mind, relationships, and spirituality.

Why hire a Coach?

The coaching process provides people with new perspectives and resourceful attitudes which enable them to deal more effectively with challenges. Coaching enhances creative thinking, decisiveness and confidence in the areas of importance. It promotes effectiveness and productivity while enabling people to elicit values driven goals and compelling strategies for their achievement. Coaches assist individuals and groups to improve performance, interpersonal skills and workplace satisfaction. Coaching cultivates the kind of self motivation that generates success momentum. It´s a process that mines potential, strengthens self-esteem, builds character and celebrates progress.

Tips about hiring a Coach: 
  • Make sure your prospective Coach is someone you feel comfortable with and can relate to.
  • Ensure that the Coach is familiar with working in the context that you would like to focus on.
  • Does the way in which the Coach works fit with you? For example; are you required to commit to a coaching program (and contract) or is the relationship more casual?
  • Are a set amount of sessions required?
  • Does the Coach require the sessions to follow a certain frequency or is this based more on your needs?
  • What is their training and experience and speciality?
  • What is their unique value add?
  • Do they have references / testimonials?

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