Coaching harnesses your skills and strengths, provides clarity on options and actions, keeps you accountable, builds confidence, develops a capability, leverages your potential and can help to improve your mindset, wellbeing and professional success.
What is coaching?
Coaching is a partnership between coach and client. The coach helps the client to achieve their personal best and to produce the results they want in their personal and professional lives. Coaching ensures the client can give their best, learn and develop in the way they wish. Put simply, coaching is a process that aims to improve performance and focuses on the 'here and now' rather than on the distant past or future. Coaching is unlocking a person's potential to maximise their own performance.
When do people have coaching?
People seek coaching for an enormous range of reasons. It is now very common for people to use coaches regularly in their business lives and careers for different reasons over time. It may be a career crisis, a difficult team or colleague, lack of confidence, dissatisfaction with work or wellbeing, decision making, lack of focus, business burnout, an objective sounding board, personal, professional or business development.
Below are some examples of typical coaching focus areas:
- Buiding leadership confidence
- Improving team performance/culture
- Dealing with difficult people
- Building team effectiveness and productivity
- Leadership philosophy, style and communication
- Influence and impact
- Difficult relationships and discussions at work
- Building credibility and presence
- Applying for senior roles/pitching to Boards
- Making the right career decision
- Career dissatisfaction and options
- Managing stress or burnout-
I take a practical, results focussed and individualised approach. We identify your objectives from the start, explore the challenges options available in line with your goals, gently challenge unhelpful thoughts and beliefs: and give you tools, strategies and support to take action to move you closer to where you want to be.
Some clients like to use project management software for a visual tracker of actions, goals and daily reminders.
We meet weekly, fortnightly or monthly, whatever works for you best via phone, zoom or in person.
Please note - places are limited to ensure availability.
"Sophie was engaged as an Executive Coach to assist me in developing my leadership skills and working through my career options. Sophie’s style is warm, empathetic and genuine and she has a great ability to guide the conversation so that you develop your own insights and actions rather than assuming she has all the answers. Sophie really helped me focus on what was important to me as a leader, expanded my thinking around career opportunities and helped me identify opportunities for personal development. I would recommend Sophie as an experienced and excellent coach for anyone seeking career guidance, or wanting to further develop themselves personally and professionally." Tania Turnbull, Marketing Director, ANZ