It seems to me that the pace of change is quicker these days. Things that seemed absurd two years ago are an everyday reality today and we have so much new knowledge about human-designed systems that are completely broken and drastically need to change that it’s hard to even know where to start from. It feels like so many things are in motion that it’s hard to maintain a steady pace along my own trajectory rather than be pulled to all sides by all that is going on around me. Being in a coaching relationship has been an extremely effective agent for intentional progress that I can clearly see in myself as a coachee and in the clients I coach. There’s something special about the combination of agreements, container and space that makes coaching an extremely important tool in current times.
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Coaching came into my life a few years ago and as most other new things, I regarded it with a mix of curiosity and scepticism. Despite training and support from clients and friends I could not inhabit this growing part of myself. So what helped me get going? Being a coachee, of course. Seeing the impact that working with my coach continues to have, on my life and effectiveness, I feel it’s important to also make this service available to others.
Neuroscience and coaching
Neuroscience is, for me, a crucial part of coaching since knowledge about how the brain functions helps to ensure that methods used are effective and building on what science has figured out. I have studied with top experts in the conjunction of coaching and neuroscience including Amanda Blake, David Treleaven, Dan Siegel, Alan Fogel, Richard Boyatzis, David Treleaven, Due Quach, Ann Betz, Lisa Feldmann Barrett and Stephen Porges. This work helps provides my methods with context and evidence towards navigating the most effective paths to change.
The book Co-Active Coaching describes coaching as “chiefly about discovery, awareness and choice. It is a way of effectively empowering people to find their own answers, encouraging and supporting them on their path as they continue to make important choices.” Coaching is a space for supported change. Encouragement to find and let go into the river of your very own precious life.
We generally start with an exploratory chat where you can talk about your current situation and what you are looking for from coaching. I talk a little bit about my background and approach and we figure out if working together sounds like a good idea. If it does, the next step is to send you a short questionnaire to fill before our first session. Coaching sessions are generally 1 hour long, first session is 1.5 hours to give us enough time to work through the initial phases.
Most of my sessions currently happen online, mostly for logistical reasons. I usually use Zoom and would send you a link after you book your chat or session. Sound only or phone sessions are also available.
This depends on your needs and current life situation. I usually see clients at intervals of between 2 and 4 weeks.
This naturally depends heavily on your particular situation and at what stage you are in your life. In some cases change is swift and immediately visible. Some issues, especially when dealing with life-long habits that have created strong pathways in our brains, take longer to unravel. I ask clients to commit to at least three sessions to begin with.