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What is Coaching?

About Coaching

Welcome to the wonderful world of coaching!

It’s not always easy to decide whether or not coaching is for you. How does it work? What does it involve? What are your options if you know you need guidance but money, time or society is an issue?

My name is Elizabeth Wood, Founder of Inspire Me Coaching. I am passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of others. I believe when individuals take personal responsibility - everyone benefits.

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
  • Consultancy option:
  • 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.

Our Process

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.

Arrangements to meet face to face should be planned in advance and will take place at Inpire Me Headquarters, Qanat Quartier, The Pearl Qatar (click here to view location).

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
  • Judge you
  • Give you legal or financial advice
  • Take responsibility for you or your actions
Session details

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
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.