Can I book an in-person session?
I'm an online coach so I only speak to clients virtually.
Coaching is a conversational technique designed to help you get specific results. You and I don’t need to be in the same room for that to work well.
Online coaching also means it’s less likely we’ll ever bump into each other. Clients often tell me that me being so far removed from their physical lives makes our work all the more powerful. It means we can build a relationship that is both sufficiently open and detached at the same time.
How much does a session cost?
I offer a package of five sessions and a package of ten sessions. I don’t offer individual sessions until I’ve worked with a client for some time. You can find my pricing here.
How often do the sessions take place?
I usually recommend speaking once every ten to fourteen days for the first few sessions. After that, the frequency often naturally tails off.
I’m not prescriptive, however, so whatever you feel would be a useful frequency. Do bare in mind not to lose momentum in-between sessions.
What does a session look like?
I have a simple structure for my sessions. Start fast, go deep, end strong.
Start fast: we may do a quick review of your highlights and learnings since we last spoke, as well as an accountability check on the actions you previously agreed. We’ll then do some ‘contracting’ around the focus for the session and what you’d like to get out of it.
Go deep: A 60-minute session usually allows for a good amount of depth and time to explore a particular topic. My aim here is to get you to look at an area from different perspectives, getting you to generate as many aha-moments and new learnings as possible.
End strong: I’m an action-orientied coach. While deep conversation is great, it offers little unless you translate it into behavioural changes and action. Each session will end with at least one, often several action points.
Can I record my sessions?
Please do. You can watch and re-watch yourself, tapping into some of the momentum you felt during the session. Doing so offers an unusual meta-perspective, as well as a wonderful way to zoom out – pun intended.
Do I need a therapist instead of a life coach or career coach?
As a minimum, coaching requires relatively decent levels of self-motivation and optimism about the future. For most of us, those levels ebb and flow.
If you’re finding it hard to motivate yourself to do anything, then life coaching or indeed career coaching is not going to be the best solution for you right now. It may best to seek a therapist first and explore coaching again once you feel better and have regained some of that drive back.
Do I need a career advisor instead of a career coach?
Possbibly. I don’t offer specific career advice in the sense that I won’t tell you where to search for new roles or how to re-write your CV or LinkedIn profile. There are probably cheaper ways to find this information than working with a coach.
Also, if you’re looking for sector-specific advice you may be better off working with a career advisor or a consultant, because my focus as a career coach is much more around developing greater professional and personal awareness and insights.