QUESTIONS?

Bellow are questions that others like you have asked, I thought it would be helpful to share the answers here. If you have other questions as you decide whether to Jump In or take the Deep Dive, you can submit them at the end of the page. 

I’ve subscribed but can't find/access the resources I signed up for.

Once you have a subscription, your ‘go to’ page on the website, is the Members Area. From there you can access the area that you have subscribed to. If it turns out that you aren’t currently logged in, you will be prompted to do so before you can access the area. Make sure you have made a note of your log in details so that you don’t forget!!

How is coaching different to mentoring?

A mentor is generally someone who is more proficient in the area being worked on, and so able to give advice and direction. A coach need not have specific experience with the client’s context or even the goals they are working on. For example I can and do coach school principals, I don’t need to have experience in school leadership to be highly effective as a coach and for them, their team, their school to benefit greatly from my work with them. 

I have written a blog on this subject, you can have a read here.

How long are the 1-2-1 coaching sessions?

Allow an hour and 15 minutes for a session; I’ll aim for an hour but if we need a few more minutes to get to resolution, we have them. I encourage people to also schedule in at least 10 minutes before the session starts so that you can gather your thoughts and be ready to work with me during the session.

I don’t know what to do with [the rest of] my life, can coaching help me?

Yes indeed. Coaching can help you clarify your goals. Put another way, coaching can help you clarify the direction and priorities that God has for you for the next season of your life. In some traditions that might be referred to as your ‘calling’. If you come from a tradition that emphasises the role of ‘prophetic word’  from others when discerning your ‘call’, you will find coaching different as the aim here  is to help you discern God’s ‘voice’ for yourself. Don’t expect me to tell you what you should do with your life or what God wants you to do with your life. Having said that, in the Poolside, Paddlers and Jump In! areas I do share and explore some things about God’s heart and general design for us as his beloved children. 

10 coaching sessions seems a lot, can I just book a few?

The short answer: there is a reason for 10 sessions (I’ll explain) and yes we can talk about booking fewer sessions. 

Generally speaking when someone has a clear objective to work on, six coaching sessions is a minimum, add to that a session to clarify the objectives and pathway, as well as a final session to wrap up and work out next steps; that brings the general total up to 8. The chances are that if you are working to build a fulfilled life that’s sustainable, there’s going to be some fairly profound work to do both in clarifying what that looks like for you and dealing with those things that have meant you haven’t reached there yet, in addition there will be work to do to ensure that you can sustain growth and continue your journey after our sessions come to an end. If you want to book fewer sessions we can certainly have a conversation about it, but you need to be aware that you wont get as far on your journey in fewer sessions.

Can you coach me about something other than living a fulfilled life?

Yes of course! If you have had a look around the website and like the idea of working with me, but you have something other than building a fulfilled life you’d like to work on, we can do that. The basic phases we will go through will be the same as I have laid out in the Deep Dive section, namely: clarifying what you want to achieve, creating a plan to that end that makes most sense to you, identifying and clearing blockages you will face, integrating new habits and attitudes you’ll need, and tracking and celebrating your progress. Coaching helps bring about transformative change and that happens over time, so booking 8-10 sessions is still the best way to go. 

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Poolside Ease

A FREE collection of videos in which I share some reflections, my own story and the 5 essentials to Fulfilment that I’ve learnt on the way.

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Paddlers’ Splash

A single, one on one, coaching session with me during which we get to deal with anything you want to!

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Deep Dive

At least 10 1-2-1 coaching sessions with me to help you make the significant changes you want, that will create the life and future you were made for.