Who I coach?
I believe we are all leaders in all that we do. Most of the clients I have had the privilege to coach or mentor are senior lawyers, head teachers, business owners and leaders in operational roles. When I say operational roles I am not limiting this to those in business I mean anyone who is juggling with a number of challenges and is in need of clarity to find harmony and a sense of better control. As a clinical negligence lawyer I also understand the challenges faced by those in the medical and healthcare profession. I can coach Business owners, Solicitors, Doctors, Surgeons, Head teachers, leaders and those seeking a change in direction to find greater fulfilment.
What is Coaching?
Until about 5 years ago I knew little about coaching other than coaching in the context of sports. Little did I know that in my 25 years as a legal professional I have been coached by some brilliant people and I have coached many lawyers wanting to progress and find balance.
Coaching is not a form of therapy, consulting or training. It is a form of learning for self-growth, reflection and personal development. My role as your Coach is to support you, the Coachee (client) to create learning and self -development in a way that is empowering and beneficial to you. This is done through a series of conversations and brain storming sessions. As a Coach I do not advise I listen and ask insightful questions to help you to find your best solutions.
How I coach/ Types of coaching I offer:
I use a combination of insightful questioning, observation, listing and feedback to create a conversation which is rich, meaningful and leads to learning. My aim is to create greater self-awareness and appreciation of my client’s own circumstances and talents. I am flexible in how I work with my clients but I also offer respectful challenge to help them work with any self limiting beliefs so they can move forward.
Executive coaching is to help those who wish to improve their situation and achieve their desired goals. It is useful way for the client to learn new ways of thinking and approaching a given situation for optimal and happy outcomes. I say happy outcomes because all said and done whatever we want is driven by how we feel and happiness is generally what helps us be in more in harmony with ourselves and the situation we are in. An example of executive goals might be developing/ enhancing strategic thinking, gaining confidence, developing better leadership style or simply being able to work with others more effectively.