What is Coaching?

  • Coaching is all about YOU, clarifying your goals and helping you to achieve them
  • Coaching helps YOU unlock your potential and take control of your life
  • Coaching provides YOU with an ongoing partnership designed to help you produce fulfilling results in your personal and professional life
  • Coaching will help YOU to move forward, achieve more and reach your highest potential
  • Coaching blends the best concepts from training and development, psychology, philosophy, sports and spirituality
Coaches are trained to listen, to observe and to customize their approach to individual client needs. We believe the client is naturally creative and resourceful. The coach's job is to draw out the best in their clients. A coach is an advocate, a sounding board, a cheerleader, an accountability partner, a truth teller and a supporter.

In short, coaching is about making the impossible possible. It is an incredibly powerful tool for supporting transformation into reality. A transformational coach is aligned with the knowing that we are so much more than bodies, egos, suffering and struggling. We know that each of us has incredibly powerful, untapped resources and unlimited potential. And we know how to tap into that richness through inquiry. Inquiry is an art form which when mastered yields exquisite results, empowering the client to generate outcomes that serve them to live life effortlessly and fully.

Coaching asks people to push themselves beyond their comfort zone into unknown territory, to take action and create new realities.

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Why would you choose to engage a coach?

  • Because you want more out of life
  • Because you are facing a major challenge or change
  • Because you are seeking personal or professional development
  • Because you are experiencing blocks or having difficulty in one or more areas of your life or work and want to find solutions
  • Because you need support, inspiration or an impartial sounding board
There are so many reasons to take on a coach, but one thing is for sure, if you want it to work you must be ready to act. The coach cannot make the changes for you, only you can do that. What the coach can do is help you to cultivate awareness, develop the confidence to step out of your comfort zone and open up to unlimited possibility. The coach can help you find inspiration, face your fears and overcome blocks. We can help you discover your true values, life purpose and to prioritise goals for the future.

Individuals seeking coaching for themselves will have a thinking partner with whom to investigate and reveal underlying patterns of operating. It's very different to therapy which deals with past issues, as coaching focuses on your future aspirations and taking on practices that exercise, strengthen and expand your capacity to manifest your desired results.

In the business world, distinguishing business operations from ever-present human dynamics enables clear, effective, and rapid change to processes and procedures. This results in a healthier, more vital company and a much better bottom line. Each person in your company, from the receptionist to the CEO, impacts how your organisation functions and manifests its Vision. Coaching to the personal dynamics of your staff will facilitate long-lasting and high-quality results.

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What are the benefits?

For individuals:

• Self-empowerment
• Improved confidence
• Clarity
• Direction
• Purpose
• Achievement
• Transformation
• Power to turn dreams into reality
• Improved work life balance
• Better able to handle stress
• Better able to face fears and blocks

For companies:

• Increased productivity
• Improved quality of work
• Improved working relationships – internally and externally
• Improved teamwork
• Less conflicts
• Improved creativity and innovation
• Greater professional development
• Greater organizational commitment and loyalty

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The Aspire Coaching Model

The Aspire model for transformational coaching follows 5 steps to reveal and unlock the potential within, empower and attain results. It can be applied equally well to coaching for individuals or for groups and organisations.

EXPLORE - exploring, discussing and understanding who you are and where you are in your life right now, your issues and challenges

INSPIRE - tuning into yourself and the world around you, dreaming, opening to infinite possibilities and setting goals

CREATE - planning how to get there, developing strategies to help you reach your highest potential and attain your goals and dreams

ACT - guidance, encouragement and support as you take action and turn your goals and dreams into reality

REFLECT – reviewing and celebrating the outcomes of your action, understanding lessons learned

This model can play out in a single session, over several sessions or over the entire coaching period. And it is cyclical in nature, meaning that once you get to the end you go back to the start and the cycle can be repeated as many times as you want. Once coaching is completed you will know how to apply this model whenever you need to in the future.
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Self Assessment

To be effective coaching requires commitment to the process from both sides, so you first have to be serious about taking action. Try this self assessment to see if you are ready for coaching.