What to expect from a coaching session

In a coaching session, you can expect me to listen, take on board what I hear, ask questions and provide feedback to help you to deepen your self-knowledge, achieve clarity, and take the steps to move forward.

I operate from a place of non-judgement. I am here to help you, not to push my own agenda or tell you what I think you should do.  But I will help you get insight. And I will help you to work out what you need to do.

The fundamental belief of any decent coach is that you – the coachee – possess the potential to live a successful and happy life, whatever that means for you. Coaching helps you understand what that kind of fulfilment really looks like for you.

“Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.” Walt Whitman.

I won’t tell you that anything is possible, and that just by believing in something that you can then achieve it.   Chances are that coaching won’t help you identify that one single dream and a five-year plan to get there.  People are more nuanced than that, their wants and needs are complex, and so too is the process of coaching.

Coaching gives you the chance to still your mind and start to truly and objectively notice some of that inner “chatter” we all endlessly, often subconsciously, experience. You get the chance to step back, observe yourself and your interactions, and really reflect on your behaviours and focus of attention, and decide whether it’s in line with what can make you happy.

You can expect to explore your desires and your potential, and look long and hard at those barriers getting in your way, and see if those blockages are real or perceived. And this can be challenging.

If you commit to this process, then you will achieve insight, learn to reframe, rethink your perspective and possibly your goals in life.

But most important, you will translate all of this into action. You will change.

And for my part, I commit to coaching from a fundamentally non-judgemental stance.  A successful coaching relationship is one of equals, with mutual trust and respect.  At times, I will hold up a mirror and challenge you, sometimes asking some hard questions.   But I’ll always do so from a place of unconditional respect, and only do so if I think it will help you to move forward towards your own goals.

If you are interested in learning more about working with me, then please get in touch with me directly via email: joyepalmer@outlook.com or call me on 07943 455573.

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