What is Coaching?
Coaching is a collaborative approach where a coach facilitates someone through a process of enquiry, learning and action. My role as a Coach is to partner with my clients and to support them as they find motivation and inspiration to evolve and transform. It is to help them to identify and achieve their goals, whatever they may be. My Coaching with Neuroscience practice combines an understanding of how the brain works with best practise coaching techniques to achieve positive outcomes for my clients. I support my clients if they feel at a crossroads in their life or career or find themselves unable to achieve their vision or a specific goal. I can help them to discover their purpose or a deeper meaning in their lives. Coaching enables my clients to understand where they are today and set them up for success in the future.
“The discipline of coaching puts the centre of its attention on the question of how a person can help other people develop new capabilities, new horizons, and new worlds of opportunity for themselves and those around them”. - Chauncey Bell.
I work with people in many areas including these:
- Self-limiting beliefs
- Career change
- Public speaking
- Identifying goals
- Finding purpose
- Executive Coaching
- Time Management
- Stress Management
- Emotional Intelligence
- Business mentoring for Coaches
- Business mentoring for Counsellors
As an accredited member of the World Association of Coaching with Neuroscience (WACN) I follow their code of ethics and practice.
What is Neuroscience?
Neuroscience is the study of how the brain develops, functions, and evolves, and it’s relation to behaviour and learning. Coaching with Neuroscience provides insights about how one’s brain is wired to process information, learn and create habits while simultaneously using that awareness to explore self-limiting beliefs, doubts, anxieties and unconscious biases.
Neuroplasticity refers to the brain’s ability to change and adapt in response to new experiences. We can develop new neural pathways in the brain. This is an incredible ability that we have as humans, and it provides us with the potential to learn and grow throughout our lives. Studying how we are wired can be a lifelong journey that leads to greater self-awareness and understanding. By learning more about ourselves we can develop greater insight into our own behaviors and motivations. This knowledge can help us make more informed decisions, set healthy boundaries, and find fulfillment in life. We are always learning, always growing, and always evolving. We are capable of successfully making changes.
How Coaching with Neuroscience can help.
Understanding how our brains work and how we build belief systems (often self-limiting ones), even as early as childhood, is critical to achieving our potential. We can lack confidence or conviction to accomplish what deep down we know we can achieve as a result. The brain likes habits, and will often repeat the same limiting patterns of behaviour, thereby not getting the hoped for results.
Choosing a Coach with an in depth understanding of Neuroscience therefore is helpful in building new habits as well as creating and maintaining strong self-belief. It can also help a person to find out what they truly value and what goals will set them up for long-term success. The wholesystem, neurochemicals and how they work, the connection between the head, heart and gut can be explored at a level that is comfortable for my clients to reveal coping strategies and resources that can help to make rapid changes.
In Coaching with Neuroscience I support clients as they explore their values, their self-limiting beliefs and their successes. When a person fully realises what their values are, starts to live by them, and make choices and decisions based on their values, then it is easier to identify their purpose. When a person identifies their self-limiting beliefs then they can work and act to challenge them and replace them with more useful self-affirming beliefs. When a person uses their strengths and resources in their career or in their personal life, they can create a more fulfilled and rewarding life or career. Giving some time and space to remember past successes can allow positive and motivational hormones like serotonin and dopamine to flow, and help someone to feel motivated to do more in the future. I work with my clients on this level in a very supportive and encouraging way. It is work that can be done in a collaborative coaching relationship to create quick and lasting results over four to six sessions at a time. As a Coach I know that when coaching ends, my client will carry on successfully with all of the knowledge and coaching tools that they have learned to support them. Coaching is more about asking good questions and walking with someone as they learn rather than teaching them, but there are many useful coaching techniques that can be explored and practised. Coaching with neuroscience provides a solid base for confidence building, mindset growth and achievement of goals and purpose.
“Coaching is an art, and it’s far easier said than done. It takes courage to ask a question rather than to offer up advice, provide an answer, or unleash a solution”. Brene Brown.
The changes I support my clients in making are creating lasting positive changes in their brains.
Neuroscience and coaching are ever-evolving fields, and I stay up to date on the latest developments so that I can offer my clients the most effective support I can. When science and coaching work hand in hand, I as a coach can create an environment for lasting change and sustainable success for my clients.
Why come to me?
I have worked in the counselling area for the last thirty years. I have worked in private practice as a counsellor for the last 25 years. I bring a vast amount of experience and knowledge to my coaching practice as a result of that work. I use a strengths-based approach that draws on my client's own wisdom, abilities, dreams and purpose to help them achieve their goals.
How does Coaching work?
The process begins with a free 30-minute discovery session where we can discuss what my client hopes to gain from coaching and see if I'm the right person to help my client achieve their goals. We will then work together on the client's goals over a series of 4 to 6 sessions, each lasting 60 minutes. I will explore my client's objectives for coaching with them during the free discovery session and agree the goals to work on.
A coaching session is time and space for my client to process their values, beliefs, motivation, goals, and whatever it is that they are bringing to coaching to work on. Coaching is about my client and there is a coaching relationship with the coach. I am there to support my client to discover their own solutions through listening and coaching interventions and tools.