FAQ about Personal Life Coaching

Here are some of the most popular questions. If your question isn't listed below, please get in touch so that I can help you!

  • Who Hires a Personal Life Coach?
    Coaching attracts people from all walks of life:- private individuals, business owners, employees, business start-ups, executives, parents returning to work....

    In business Personal Life Coaching is for executives, professionals, and employees alike - your success in business and in life is not solely about your career, and how much you earn. If your life outside of work is falling apart, that will have a direct impact not only on your performance, but the performance of those around you.

    Those who may be attracted to hiring me as their Personal Life Coach may be in their 40’s or over. This is the time in our lives when we experience the most change - kids leaving school, relationship breakdowns, illness, loss of parents, mid-life crisis and menopause. These are all real issues that you don’t have to deal with alone.
  • Are Holistic Life Coaching & Personal Life Coaching the same?
    Holistic Life Coaching and Personal Life Coaching are the same for me. I work with the Client as a whole - mind, body and soul. The emphasis being on personal empowerment, though better choices, using the emotions as an indicator of wellbeing and success. I work a lot with the principles of Law of Attraction and I am also an Energy Practitioner. We are all here on a very personal journey. I encourage my clients to really walk on their own catwalk. To break away from the fear of not living off everybody else's advice and experience (isn't it astonishing how many people have opinions about wealth - most of them decidedly lacking in their own abundance!!).
  • Tell me more about the benefits of Personal Life Coaching.
    The benefits are limited only by you. You may experience any or all (!) of the following:-

    Create and enjoy a more balanced life!
    Be more positive!
    See change as a positive thing!
    Be motivated by the prospect of going to work!
    Be motivated at the prospect of going home!
    Have more confidence and higher self-esteem!
    Feel excited when you look to the future!
    Have more energy!
    Look and feel vibrant!
    Be able to say ‘no’ for the right reasons, and not feel quilty!
    Attract healthy friendships and relationships!
    Change negative patterns!
    Be noticed and respected at work by your bosses / employees / colleagues and clients!
    Be noticed and respected at home by your family and other loved ones
    Understand what makes you tick (your core values) and use this knowledge to make better decisions for yourself!
  • Is Coaching confidential?
    Yes, anything you tell me will be kept in the strictest of confidence. I comply with criteria required by the Data Protection Act 1998. I guarantee that your personal details WILL NOT be passed to any third parties (except in the case of police or other legal body).
  • Are there issues that Life Coaching doesn't deal with?
    Yes. I am a trained accredited Personal Achievement Life Coach and my non-directive practice is not a form of therapy nor is it counselling - these deal with the past and how it affects today. When I coach, I deal with the here and now and from this moment on. I have trained in Energy Therapy (specifically Emotional Freedom Technique - EFT) and I find it a powerful and supportive tool which I sometimes along side Personal Life Coaching.

    I would always advise that with matters of addictions, marriage guidance, abuse, clinical depression etc. appropriate professional help should be sought. There are many organisations, with specialist qualified individuals and therapists, to help within these areas.

    http://www.ukwebstart.com/supportorgs.html is a very useful site with a directory of just about every support group out there.

    If you are looking for a counsellor http://www.bacp.co.uk will help find one in your area.

    I am, however, able to support you, in my role as your Life Coach, whilst you are seeking advice or treatment from appropriate professional bodies.
  • Why do people choose coaching over the phone?
    Coaching by phone works well for clients for the following reasons:-

    Convenience - an appointment can be set up quicker and easier (you could have your first coaching session by the end of today!).

    Convenience - coaching can fit in with work and other commitments.

    Convenience - there is no travel involved.

    Convenience - you are not restricted to Life Coaching in your local area.

    Convenience - you can maintain a degree of anonymity (no chance of awkward explanations in the coffee shop when you are with your friends or family!).

    Convenience - I can work with you no matter who you are, or where you are in the world.
  • Do You Skype?
    Yes - the success of Skype video does depend on the quality of connection, we will do a dummy run first!
  • How much does it cost?
    I charge a flat rate of £75 per hour. This rate applies to everyone. The cost of the call is included (landline only) although there may be additional costs to cover overseas calls.

    Life Coaching over the phone or Skype needs to be booked and paid for in advance and all payments are via Paypal. It is not necessary for you to have a Paypal account for this. I will send you a confirmation e-mail, which will include a link to a Paypal invoice, where the details of your transaction will have already been setup for you.
  • How many Life Coaching sessions will I need?
    The number of Life Coaching sessions is Client driven, however I would recommend at least three, with one coaching call a week. You can book them individually or as a package for a discount.
  • I'm interested in hiring you as my Coach, what do I do next?
    That's easy! Fill in the Contact Form. We will arrange a time and date for a FREE 30 minute chat/consultation. This is offered over the phone and is a ‘no pressure and no obligation’ chat. It is really about two things – (1) give you the opportunity to get a feel as to whether Personal Life Coaching will help you, and (2) to establish a rapport. Rapport between Client and Coach is very important, as without it coaching will not work. My approach is professional, but at the same time relaxed and friendly, so I am sure we'll be fine!

    If I don't feel I am the right Coach for your needs, I may be able to suggest alternatives.