what to expect
I'm a paragraph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. It's easy.
We always offer an initial 'chemistry session' between coach and coachee before we enter into formal coaching. This will take at least 30 minutes, and is best done via Zoom.The chemistry session is to check that there is a good fit, as so much of coaching's effectiveness is fuelled by the relationship. Jane has a fantastic network of coaches and will refer you to another coach if she thinks that is the best way to proceed.
We provide comprehensive coaching notes following each session to capture the essence of our work together; these notes are there for your reflection in between sessions, and clients often find real value in the thinking that emerges from reviewing these notes.
There may be home assignments to do in between sessions and it is important that these home assignments are engaged with and approached with an open heart and open mind. We strongly believe that coaching is a holistic process that doesn’t end when the session time is up; the work that is done in between sessions is so crucial to the development journey
Some of you will be familiar with the GROW model and may be wondering if that is at the heart of our approach.Whilst you may experience the GROW model as we work together, Jane takes a flexible approach that is informed by different coaching frameworks; therefore may experience each session as having a different feel and a different tempo!
We will recommend reading, podcasts, and other references if we feel that they are relevant to your own development.You are not compelled to follow up with our suggested references!
Central to our approach is the principle of awareness-raising as the key to learning and growth. To help build that self-awareness we often encourage some diagnostic work to inform our coaching journey.We work with a range of diagnostic tools, your own 360 feedback, or we can generate some 360 feedback for the purposes of the coaching.In terms of formal diagnostics, we work with the MBTI Step1 and II to uncover personality preferences, the Hogan Personality Inventory, emotional intelligence (EQ-i 2.0), or the Thomas Kilman Instrument for exploring conflict modes.
We usually recommend six coaching sessions with the option to extend. Coaching sessions are usually 1.5 to 2 hours long. We work via Zoom, or face to face.
In non-pandemic times, we love working face-to-face where possible, however Zoom coaching works incredibly well, offers great flexibility, and saves on travel.
If working face to face, we can work from your own offices, or from our favourite spot on London’s Southbank with a wonderful view of the river. Coaching away from your own offices is a fantastic way of giving yourself the space to breathe, get a different perspective, and ensure that your coaching is not interrupted by day-to-day demands.
Let’s Work Together
If you would like to know more about coaching or to arrange a chemistry chat, please do get in touch.