My definition of coaching

What is coaching?  Well, for me and my clients coaching is a powerful tool that helps us with life’s challenges. The process of coaching teaches us about ourselves, how we interact with others and how we can make positive change in our lives.  

What you learn from your coaching sessions may surprise you. You may even find that what you are striving for isn’t what you want at all.  And if you have been battling with your challenges coaching is a good step forward to gain clarity in your life.

My view of why professional coaching is important

Why is professional coaching important?  For most clients I see it’s the need to have an objective, supportive, confidential non-judgemental relationship with a qualified coach – someone who has you and your mental wellbeing at heart.

Personal coaching deals with issues and feelings of work/life balance, vulnerability, being stuck in your life, building personal resilience at work and at home.  And wanting change. Business coaching and executive coaching deals with issues in the workplace, team work, people management and building resilience in the workplace. Leadership coaching looks at you as a leader and the leader you want to be.  Coaching looks at your characteristics, skills, traits, abilities, the qualities of a good leader and leadership development process. Mindfulness plays a key role in leadership skills and leadership development for executives and business leaders.  Please see the Mindfulness page for more details on this topic.

What I need from my coaching clients

To realise the benefits of coaching I always recommend a minimum of six, hour-long sessions. I will ask you to be open and honest.  This is the best way to get the most from your sessions. 

Discovery session

One complimentary 1-2-1 discovery session is open to anyone who wants to get an idea of what it’s like to be coached. During our 20-minute session we’ll explore the three biggest challenges you’re currently facing and gain clarity on three goals you want to achieve. 

You’ll get a good idea of what it’s like to work with me, and it gives me chance to understand you a little better too. You can ask any questions you might have about coaching, or about me, then decide if you’d like to go ahead. There’s no hard sell – I only work with people who really want to work with me.

Discovery sessions take place by telephone, Skype or Zoom.

Personal Coaching and Business Coaching Programmes

Coaching programmes with me will follow my tried and tested process. All sessions focus on you leading your life.

1.    Awareness

  • Raising awareness about limiting beliefs and individual behaviours. Beliefs and behaviours that impact you, your relationships, your work and your ability to work as a member of a team or leading a team

2.    Realisation

  • Self discovery

  • Leading gradually to a realisation of the changes that need to be made

3.    Self-development plan

  • Identifying your strengths, knowing how to work with your strengths

4.    Change

  • Encouraging new thought processes, opening minds to new ideas and new ways of thinking and to future successes

  • Accepting change

5.    Transformation

  • Seeing results in the lasting transformation of the person and the organisation.

6.    Evaluation

  • Measuring where you are in your journey.

  • Follow up Coaching Programmes will look at the next steps on your journey.

Leadership Development Coaching

Leadership development coaching programmes with me again follow my tried and tested process. To realise the benefits of leadership development coaching I always recommend a minimum of six, hour-long sessions. Then, further sessions on a regular basis to suit your schedule.  I will ask you to be open and honest.  This is the best way to get the most from your development sessions. 

All sessions focus on you leading your life whilst leading your people.

Please see here for Mindful Leadership Programmes.

Please review the services I offer. If what you are looking for isn’t listed, or you want to find out more about a specific coaching service for you, please get in touch.

Kish has been my coach for the past two and a half years during which time I’ve had some major personal challenges to overcome. Kish was always there for me, steering me calmly through some very turbulent waters and bringing perspective. She helped me deal with my personal situation while keeping me focused on my very demanding business. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a personal or business coach
— Julie Eltham Regional Director. The Athena Network
Kish is gentle but firm, spacious, and experienced - both as a coach, and as a human being. I appreciated her willingness to share relevant parts of her story, which helped me gain perspective on my own. I learned some more pieces of my story, which I believe will help me as I continue to reshape my life to meet changing circumstances and opportunities. If you have an opportunity to work with Kish, consider yourself lucky!

— Deborah Huisken Executive Coach. Dancing Star International