What coaching is and isn’t….

After speaking to a couple of people this week I realised that sometimes people confuse coaching with counselling. As a qualified person centred counsellor, I used to help people analyse their past and identify disfunction or trauma to resolve their issues. I now work as a coach and this is a world apart from counselling.

My role as a coach is to assist my clients in the goal setting and action planning process. The structured programmes that I deliver are based on sound psychological principals and focus on the future. I provide personal skills training by teaching a series of interactive modules over a 12 month period. I hold my clients accountable for their progress in goal attainment and provide ongoing structure, encouragement and support. I work with my clients and together we set major personal and professional goals. The major goals will be broken down into stepping stones. From here we create a written action plan. My clients are striving to improve their future and have got clear personal and business goals that they are actively working on.

I became a coach because I wanted to help people improve their performance and enhance the quality of their personal and professional lives. I’m in a wonderful position of being able to accompany my clients as they achieve their light bulb moments and work on having the best year of their lives.Screen Shot 2014-10-29 at 10.03.09

‘Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did…’

So what have you got to lose…. If you would like to explore whether coaching is for you please contact Emma McColm at Lakes Coaching for a free session.