Steps of the Coaching journey

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Coaching is a journey, and while our process for working together is focussed on your goals and customised to your needs, with flexibility as those change, there are certain steps that we usually follow:


  1. Discovery

The first free session is about getting to know each other and exploring how we might work together.  We discuss logistics and expectations and agree on the parameters of our engagement.  Then, to get started with the real work, we move through a set of exploratory questions to uncover the key areas you would like to focus on, including your values and goals.

  1. Values and Goal Setting

At this point we take a step back to establish the big picture, taking your personal values into account.  For example, what does your success or at least your optimal progress look like?  The clearer we can get on our desired outcomes at this stage, the better the chance we have of achieving them, or something even better.


  1. Strategy

Once we know what we are aiming for, we then discuss and agree on the optimal ways of working together and decide how we will assess progress.  I work with you to create an action plan that best suits you.

  1. Milestones

As your vision becomes clearer and your awareness grows, we regularly check progress against our agreed milestones and then adapt the journey accordingly.  The emphasis here is on learning, reflection, designing and redesigning actions.

  1. Resources

To enhance the learning process, I may share with you techniques and resources that add value.   ACTION AND ACCOUNTABILITY

  1. The Work

The quality of your journey is determined by how deep you are prepared to dig.  As we recognize sabotage gremlins, and identify patterns and trends, we establish strategies and techniques to overcome these challenges and break negative cycles.  I am available between sessions if required, to help you bounce around new thoughts or respond to unexpected challenges.

  1. Celebrating Progress

As you explore your insights and test new actions, then review the results and reflect on what you have learned, miracles occur.  Along the way, it’s important to take time to celebrate the victories, as well as to respond to any obstacles.

  1. Planning What’s Next

As our three- to six-month engagement comes to an end, we ensure that you have a long-term plan to help you maintain your momentum.  At this stage, you may also opt for a monthly maintenance session.  Being accountable to someone else helps to ensure that you stay on track and continues to grow.

If you have any questions or would like to book a free Discovery session to start your journey, mail




18th July 2014
Steps of the Coaching journey