What to expect from Coaching?
When entering into a coaching relationship, do not expect that the coach will have the answers. The coach’s role is to help the coachee discover their own solutions. Both should be committed to questioning and learning. Expect to be asked questions and to consider issues from many perspectives.
Our coaches come from a range of clinical and non-clinical backgrounds and they will have a significant track record in health, education, or social care. They will have received professional training as a coach to Level 5, practitioner level, and above, have an accredited qualification and maintain their professional development via ongoing continuous professional development.
All our coaches are expected to receive ongoing supervision as part of their practice
Our coaches are trained in a range of tools and techniques to enable the coachee to discover insights into their strengths, areas for development and identify their own solutions to issues they are facing.
They are highly skilled at listening to what is said and what is not said and will use these skills to help you to gain understanding and move forwards.
It is common practice that a coach will help you to identify key actions that you will need to take in order for you to achieve your goal and so knowing what you want to get out of coaching is really important.
They will also be clear about expectations and your responsibility for taking ownership of these actions. This is usually part of your initial meeting and may also be known as ‘contracting.’