FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS COACHING?
Coaching is all about getting the best out of people. The underlying principal in coaching is that every individual has their own answers within them. As a coach, my job is to guide, support, motivate and challenge my clients along their journey of self-reflection.
If you’re looking for the official definition, the ICF defines coaching as, “Partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential”.
WHAT COACHING IS NOT?
Unlike other support professions coaching does not delve into the past, it is all about looking forward. If the past is really getting in the way of a client's journey then I will recommend stopping the coaching sessions until the client is ready to start moving forward again.
Equally, coaching is not about giving advice or imparting knowledge and even if coaching can be therapeutic in its effect, it differs greatly from therapy or counselling.
WHAT IS THE ICF?
Founded in 1995, the International Coach Federation (ICF) is the leading global organisation dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high standards, providing independent certification and guidance for a worldwide network of credentialed coaches. I coach according to the ICF’s code of ethics.
WHICH COACHING TECHNIQUES WILL WE USE?
I use TRANSFORMATIONAL TM & CLEAR TM coaching models which aim to provide long-term sustainable changes for the client by creating a deeper awareness rather than TRANSACTIONAL or GROW models which are more short-term result orientated.
WHAT RESULTS CAN I EXPECT FROM COACHING?
Coaching helps clients learn how to set inspirational yet achievable goals, gives them the confidence to take more action and, most importantly, do all of this using a sustainable tool... their natural strengths. For more details on Individual or Team Coaching you can discover more in EXPLORE COACHING.
WHY ALMA EXPLORE?
Alma Explore, by definition, is all about going on a journey to discovering the true you. I endeavour to lead by example and create a safe space for you to move forward.
HOW MUCH WILL COACHING COST ME?
Coaching fees are based upon individual sessions, complete individual coaching journeys of up to 8 sessions and corporate Team Coaching days. Please request a quotation through the contact page.
WHERE DO COACHING SESSIONS TAKE PLACE?
I offer face-to-face coaching, online coaching (skype, zoom or gotomeeting) and also coaching sessions over the telephone. You can pick whatever feels right for you.
WHAT IF I NEED TO CANCEL A SESSION?
In order to cancel a session please give me no less than 24 hours notice via email or message.