Therefore I love to coach those who have a strong desire to move forward in their lives. I encourage my clients to ‘think outside the box’ in order to truly live their purpose whilst exploring their options.
Whether working on a plan of action, updating or gaining a new skill set, or looking at what the issue really is, I promote clients to take bold leaps in creating an enriching life. Coaching sessions are also bound by an 100% confidentiality agreement that is signed by both parties at the beginning of our coaching relationship.
My approach is warm, intuitive and very practical, sharing my experience, skills, knowledge and resources, to help YOU to produce results authentic to your values and beliefs.
Elizabeth Wood, Founder & Director of Coaching
What is Coaching?
Coaching is a collaborative and dynamic process whereby the coach and client (that’s you!) work together to address the client's agenda. Coaching is a relationship where your purpose is identified and your challenges are met, both of which are an eye-opening journey of personal discovery.
As the coaching relationship grows and blooms, you will often find yourself addressing deeper areas of your life such as heart, mind, body, soul and relationships.
Coaching is about having someone on your side. Someone with an outside perspective to bounce ideas off and get the encouragement and support that you need to ask more of yourself and to accomplish what you really want more easily. And we are talking about what YOU want - not what you should want or somebody else thinks you should want.
Coaching helps you to focus, clarify and take action. It is an adult to adult relationship in which I will support you in being responsible for your own life choices as long as they are morally sound and do not break the law.
Coaching with Inspire Me can help you to:
Discover your life’s purpose
Set and achieve inspiring goals
Overcome any obstacles that may be holding you back from the life you desire
Start a new venture – whether a new business, a new project or a transition to a new career
Become more confident and assertive
Invest in your self-care
Help you find the balance between work and family life
Stretch you out of your comfort zone in order to discover your true potential
Work on self-authenticity
Provide Public Relations & Marketing consultancy (if requested)
What Coaching Is Not
Coaching can often be confused with many other professions. It is important to understand from the outset what coaching is not.
Coaching is not therapy; although that can have a useful role to play at different times. If you are in a lot of emotional pain or caught up with past issues then you may like to consult a professional therapist. Coaching is more concerned with taking appropriate action in the present time so as to create the life that you choose.
Coaching is not consultancy, although that can also be a valuable tool and there is some overlap at times (for more info on PR & Marketing Consultancy services please click here). Consultancy is appropriate if you want someone with specialist knowledge in a particular area to provide solutions and/or to implement them for you. Coaching is more to do with supporting you in generating and implementing your own solutions.
How does coaching work?
Coaching sessions at “Inspire Me” is conducted online through Skype or Zoom for 60 minutes where there are no distractions.
Therefore I am able to better focus on the content of the conversation, and we both save time in travel time and cost.
During each session, we will address your agenda for that session so that I can assist you in working through any challenges being addressed. Face to face meet-ups can be arranged in advance. An initial “Exploration sample session” will be conducted in order to build rapport between client and coach. From there both parties can decide whether or not to commit to a coaching relationship. Either has the right to choose whether or not to go ahead. Click here to book your free 30 minute exploration sample session.
What do I do as your coach?
Listen to you openly and actively
Ask powerful questions
Guide you to be mindful and in the present
Offer different perspectives
Assist in setting goals, planning and strategising
Hold you accountable for what you want to achieve
Trust you to make your own decisions
What do I not do as your coach?
Do your work for you
Give you legal or financial advice
Take responsibility for you or your actions
Planning for your coaching session
What do I ask of you?
For each session, create and email your agenda to me 24 hours prior our coaching session (use the coaching prep form - details and documents will be provided after we sign the contract)
Create an agenda for each coaching session that reflects what YOU want to discuss and explore ( use the coaching prep form)
Be completely truthful to yourself
Be willing to stretch beyond your current comfort zone
Let me know if something isn't working for you
Be committed and persevere
Establish regular prayer/dua’a/meditation
Have fun and enjoy the process!
Things to talk about during the session include:
How you are: how you are feeling about yourself - good and bad, how you are looking at your life, how you are feeling about others
What has happened since the last call
What has occurred to you since the last call
Any breakthroughs and insights
Any new choices or decisions made
What you are working on: progress reports on your goals, projects and activities, what you’ve done that you are proud of, what you are up against
How I can help: where you are stuck, where you are wondering about something, a plan of action, strategy or advice
What is next: what is the next goal or project to take on, what do you want for yourself next
How to action your decisions from the new awareness gained from the session