Coaching is a unique and very special type of relationship. Once the preserve of the highly powered (or those who thougt they were!) it is now a resource for almost anyone who wishes to increase his or her effectiveness or navigate some form of change.
When I explain the nature of the coaching relationship I often use the analogy of chess. If you watch Grandmasters performing at the highest level you will be aware that, away from the board, they have a number of advisers and analysts supporting them - highly accomplished players in their own right, but usually not quite as good as the player they are supporting.
What the analysts do have, however, is an objective perspective away from the intensity of the tournament table that gives them an ability to detect patterns, offer strategies and elicit performance that the player could not access alone.
Coaching can be like that. No matter how effective or resourceful an individual may be, we all have our own blind spots, areas where we struggle to see the forest for the trees. A skilled Life or Executive Coach can create a safe space, untainted by other relationships, where the client can safely explore situations, choices, values and options. The mental clarity and sense of unconditional support that this relationship can provide can be invaluable.
I offer Life Coaching & Executive Coaching face to face at a number of locations in London and Chester and also by telephone and online contact.