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What is The Creative Life Coach?

The Creative Life Coach is an umbrella for self development, exploration, experimentation and a space to unlock your potential.  Within the thinking environment there is an opportunity to ignite the mind with creative thinking to create a platform for change.

I truly believe that creativity gives us the power to connect the seemingly unconnected, and we all have this thing called ‘creativity’ within us.  Creative thinking is the process by which an individual  comes up with new approaches to challenges in their life.  These new ideas result in fresh perspectives that challenge our assumptions, which in turn, creates innovative ‘active’ thinking within you which creates movement, dialogue and achievement of your goals.

Man can alter his life, by altering his thinking” (William James).

Essentially, every positive change in your life begins with a clear, unequivocal decision that you are either going to do something, or, stop doing something.  Life coaching can assist you with learning fresh ways of thinking, helping you seek potential and value in all you do, taking you to the next level of your life, being the best version of YOU.

When is the best time to have a business executive coach as part of the team?

To answer that, think of when you would feel it was the best time to plant a tree.  For you to appreciate it the BEST time is 20 years ago, and the second best time? NOW!   So whether you are a start up, looking to take that great leap, or an established business looking to build stronger foundations or take it to the next level, a business that is not seeing the results expected, or the owner of a business wanting to take a step back and ensuring its continued success.  A business coach is a meaningful relationship which can serve you for years to come, so even after the agreed sessions there is the opportunity to dip in and out of coaching to support individuals and teams as your business grows.

The Creative Life Coach is an umbrella for self development, exploration, experimentation and a space to unlock your potential.  Within the thinking environment there is an opportunity to ignite the mind with creative thinking to create a platform for change.  Creativity gives us the power to connect the seemingly unconnected, and we all have this thing called ‘creativity’ within us.  Creative thinking is the process by which an individual  comes up with new approaches to challenges in their life.  These new ideas result in fresh perspectives that challenge our assumptions, which in turn, creates innovative ‘active’ thinking within you which creates movement, dialogue and achievement of your goals.

Man can alter his life, by altering his thinking” (William James).

Essentially, every positive change in your life begins with a clear, unequivocal decision that you are either going to do something, or, stop doing something.  Life coaching can assist you with learning fresh ways of thinking, helping you seek potential and value in all you do, taking you to the next level of your life being the best version of YOU.

What is life coaching for?

Life coaching creates a space in your life for you to stop, reflect, and engage with what you really want.  It is a thinking environment where you hear yourself, and see the innate potential that you hold within you. It could be you feel stuck, feel stressed, have a lack of confidence, self esteem, or confidence. You probably recognise you need to make changes but maybe feel unsure about where, or how to start.  It could be that you are wanting to make set powerful goals and learn new approaches and behaviours to help you be the best person you can be, and coaching helps you make those significant shifts in your personal or professional life.

Coaching is a positive development tool rather than a sign of weakness or failure. Finding the right coach will help you to overcome blocks, realise potential.  It can also help identify the behaviours that hold us back, like our saboteur, our doubter, our inner critic, our judge.  Like an orchestra, we want to hear the subtlety of the harp and violin as well as the robust sounds from the trombone and drums.  Through sub personalities work, we look at how we can utilise these parts of us that “show up” when we feel under pressure or stressed, so you begin to manage your orchestra to create the sound YOU want, so you utilise all of you, when YOU need them to show up!

Man can alter his life, by altering his thinking” (William James).

Essentially, every positive change in your life begins with a clear, unequivocal decision that you are either going to do something, or, stop doing something.  Life coaching can assist you with learning fresh ways of thinking, helping you seek potential and value in all you do, taking you to the next level of your life being the best version of YOU.

Finally, it can help you feel in control, helping you recognise what works for you, and what you want to focus on, inline with your true self, values and beliefs. Through coaching you will learn to take a step back, and see things through a different learning lens, a fresh perspective helping you. Balance your priorities, build on your strengths and great real momentum and vision allowing you to move forward toward your goals.

What is the difference between coaching and counselling?

I am accredited to ABC Level 3 in counselling skills and am a qualified EMCC Coach Practitioner so I am trained to support you with the things you are struggling with in the present, and recognise the issues from the past that may be impacting negatively on your life in the here and now.  Within a coach setting, it is natural to talk about behaviours, feeling stuck, working though barriers, working on self esteem, low confidence, fear and anxiety and how that plays out in your everyday life.  Coaching is about finding the most effective way strategies to overcome these feelings, supporting you to stay focused and on track to achieve what it is that most matters.

Counselling is a talking therapy, designed to help individuals who are struggling with deeper issues from their past such as childhood trauma, bereavement, depression and addictions.  Part of my role is to safeguard you in the sessions so if at any point there were powerful emotions deep routed in your past, we would work together to explore next steps.

What does coaching involve?

Life coaching takes whatever form suits you best.  It usually starts with an initial email or discovery call, and then leads into one hour sessions to suit your needs, so face to face, Skype, telephone or email coaching.  At the end of each session, there are usually action points to take forward with you, and there are email updates in between, which can enhance further thinking from your session.  I also send an email after the session outlining the content and goals so you get the very best from coaching.

How much does it cost?

Every ‘next level’ of your life will demand a different version of you, and coaching is a powerful short term investment in YOU, so you feel the benefits for the long term.

Unlike a vacation, where your hard earned cash can buy you a temporary reprieve from the stress and pressure of daily life, coaching identifies opportunities for a clear focus, success, productivity and vision. Investing in yourself and your life has never felt so powerful!

For further information on my fees for coaching, go to Location & Price.

Can I book a free consultation?

Absolutely! The consultation is for you to tell me what you want from coaching and for any questions you may have. It is also a good way to see if we work well together, the chemistry ‘fit’! There is no obligation to go ahead with coaching so there is no risk.

Email me at Contact@TheCreativeLifeCoach.co.uk, or call on 07581 085550 to arrange a consultation.

What will you do as my coach?

I am a qualified professional coach, and I am there to create a space where you can explore and build on your success, and help you assess, plan and recognise what matters to you. My role is to help you decide on what your goals are, where your challenges lie, and support you in achieving them. As your coach, I am there to build a thinking environment and I am your objective sounding board, your supporter and personal motivator. I want a lot for you and I will be committed to you and your success.

Before each session, I will prepare by reviewing previous sessions, to ensure when we are together I have the whole story so far, pulling out the threads that confirm or challenge your beliefs, values and thoughts. Where appropriate, after the session I will follow up email outlining the session, plus appropriate resources to ensure your coaching has the most important things at the centre of it, you. I won’t do the work ‘for’ you, my role is to listen, ask questions, challenge, motivate, inspire and offer insights to uncover the wealth of skills and knowledge within you tapping into your own potential. I help you bridge the gap between where you are in the here and now and where you want to be, and to support you in your discovery of your authentic self so you live a better more fulfilling personal and professional life.

My commitment to you is that I will believe in you, completely. My focus will be on you, listening, but not judging or making assumptions whilst providing you with a new perspective. Sometimes there will be moments of ‘fog’ for you while you try to connect the dots, and in those moments I ask incisive questions to help you understand your specific challenges and the solutions that feel best for you, creating awareness around choice. In coaching there is real opportunity to challenge you to go beyond where you would normally stop, from teaching you techniques to help you with certain behaviours that you want to manage for example turning your self doubt into self confidence. Getting in touch with who you are and what you really want and need to be doing is key for me, it’s all about motivating you to be your absolute best!

What would my commitment be?

The power of coaching comes from your mindset, the actions you take during and after the sessions and your commitment to change.

“Change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end” Robin Sharma

The thing I ask for from the client in terms of commitment is to ‘show up’, be present and embrace the thinking environment as a space to trigger responses that are going to propell you forward. Being open and honest with your learning lenses on creates the recipe for success. Investing time and effort both in and out of the sessions is key as you bridge the gap between where you are and where you want to be. At the end of each session, there are usually two or three goals to work on inbetween sessions, and that is where you take ownership, identifying and eliminating barriers to create success.  There is then 10 minutes for feedback, a form that you fill in so I fully understand how you felt the session went so I can further support you the way you need.

How long does coaching take?

We have our initial dicovery call to make sure we work well together, And we discuss an outline for our time together. It is good to commit to a block of six sessions,  fortnightly so it creates a strong transformational base. At session four we review where you are and what you want to achieve from the final sessions. Many clients find it useful to dip in and out of coaching, finding the thinking environment a useful tool to thread into their life as and when they feel it would beneficial to explore new ideas and challenges.

What if I get to session three and I don’t want to continue?

Coaching is a big commitment in terms of energy, time, finances and trust. I will come to each session fully present, and focused on you in the here and now, bringing with me my expertise as a coach, my understanding and empathy, and my faith in your potential. At the end of each session, there is a feedback form, which promotes open and honest feedback about the session in terms of what went well, and what you want additionally. This promotes an open dialogue where the aim is to get the very best from each session, and an understanding that we are moving in the right direction together. It is important to me that you gain great value from your coaching sessions, so if at any time you felt that coaching was not for you, I would refund the remaining sessions that you had purchased.

What happens after the initial free consultation?

Once we have had our initial consultation to establish your challenges and goals and decide to work together, I will email you a welcome pack and some initial resources including a prep form and feedback form to help you get the most out of your coaching. You would then send your payment and completed agreement form, and the coaching begins!

What’s the next step?

To find out more about how you can benefit from coaching, email me at Contact@TheCreativeLifeCoach.co.uk or call me on 07581 086660 (+44 07581 085550 outside UK) to arrange a free consultation. We can then get an idea of what coaching can do for you and help me to identify the best option for your needs. I’m looking forward to hearing from you!