I love to work with people in a private and personal space. I work with a process called iRock which I’ve developed over the past couple of years. This process is also part of ongoing research, so you know it’s got a fair amount of rigour and proven technology behind it.contemporary-home-office

If you are thinking about getting a Life or Executive Coach, I suggest that you interview a few coaches to see who you gel with, what suits your budget and what process works best for you. Don’t just take any coach.

What should I ask a prospective coach?

There are a few things you can and should ask your prospective coach. Are they willing to connect you with some of their current/past clients so you can do your own homework? Do they have some sort of certification in coaching? Are they mentors for reputable organisations like the Business Women’s Association? Are they registered with any professional body, like the HPCSA, COMENSA or ICF? Do they themselves have a coach ( preferably more than one) Do they specialise in a particular area or are they a jack of all trades? (Beware of the ‘I can coach anybody’. You’re not going to go visit your GP when you need heart surgery – you know what I mean.)

How long are the sessions?

The coaching session differ in length. Our first session or kick – off session is usually a bit longer than the others – 90 min. We review the results of your questionnaire and agree on the boundaries/parameters of our coaching engagement. I share how we’ll review progress and deal with sensitive issues. Subsequent coaching sessions are either 45 min twice a month or 90 min, once a month.If you are in one of the more intensive programs for rapid change, then sessions are held each week.

Do you coach via telephone or Skype?

I coach via telephone, Skype/Zoom or in person. Coaching is supported by e-mail notes and access to a secure online accountability module that both of us can access anywhere, any time, any place in the world. I’m based in Port Elizabeth, the beautiful Eastern Cape in South Africa and one of only a handful of Eastern Cape coaches.

How do we get started?
We first meet for a consultation to make sure I’m the right coach for you.  Note that there is an application process prior to working with me. It is vital for me that we are a good match to engage on this experience. If we are not a fit, I refer you to one of my colleagues who may better serve you.

 

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