What is coaching?

Coaching empowers you to make sustainable, positive changes in your life, whether that is from a personal or professional perspective, or both. You might want to change jobs, earn a promotion, learn a new skill or simply go from feeling unfulfilled to a real sense of achievement. Coaching can motivate you to go from thinking about it, to actually doing it!

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What coaching is NOT

Consulting - generally speaking, consultants recommend solutions. Coaching, on the other hand, is discovery-based; I will work with you to create your own solution that is best suited for your unique situation.  

 

Counseling - this is a form of therapy that is often concentrated on past pain or current challenges. Coaching is future-focused. You create a plan and achieve specific goals.

 

Mentoring - mentors offer guidance from their own experience to someone who is less experienced in a particular field or industry.

 

Training - training has a focused agenda and objectives set out by a curriculum. Whereas with coaching you will not be curriculum-based. You set the objectives around your specific needs, wants and wishes.  

What are the benefits of coaching?

The benefits of coaching have been thoroughly researched and documented by organizations such as the International Coaching Federation.

 

Studies show that coaching can dramatically:
 

  • Improve self-awareness

  • Lead to better work performance

  • Improve self-confidence

  • Enhance relationship building skills

  • Increase communication skills

  • Yield superior time management ability

  • Enrich work life balance

According to research carried out by the International Coaching Federation people who have tried coaching report an 80% increase in self confidence, a 73% improvement in relationships, 69% increase in work/life balance and 70% improved work performance.

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Why do people choose coaching?

People choose coaching for an abundance of reasons; some know what they want to achieve and want a coach to help them get there.

 

Many, however, are unsure about what they want to achieve, but they do know that they want something to change. Coaching is a great way to help clarify your thoughts, enabling you to decide on that change and do something that will lead to your fulfillment.

What everyone using coaching has in common is a desire for positive change. And the self-commitment to make that change happen.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

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Mel, D

Estelle radiates positivity without overwhelming you. It is always clear that the coaching is about you, your choices, your goals and your progress. Estelle deftly facilitates this in a caring and professional manner. 

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Lisa, C

"I started coaching when I was looking to change jobs, I was looking for a new career but had no idea what I wanted to do or what I was good at. Over a number of sessions Estelle helped me figure out my strengths and what type of role I was suited to

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Holleh, H

Coaching with Estelle that was pretty groundbreaking for me personally in identifying the things that work and don't work with my current situation.