How I work

Whether or not you’ve used a coach before, it’s important to know what you’re getting yourself into. Everyone works differently after all.

Read on to find out more about how I carry out my midlife coaching and what you can expect from working with me.

1. Before anything else…

Before you pay a penny, we have a free, 30 – minute discovery call. This does three things. It gives you a chance to ask those niggly questions you’ve got, proves that I’m a real person and helps us understand if we have (what coaches call) a ‘fit’. 

By having a chat, we can quickly understand whether we’ll be able to work together successfully. If I’m happy and you’re happy, we move forward. If the ‘fit’ isn’t right, we amicably go our separate ways. I may be able to put you in touch with a coach who will better suit your needs. 


2. Getting started

If we decide to work together, we agree to a minimum number of sessions. However, I find six sessions to be a good starting point because this allows us both to settle in working together and be more productive.


How often you have your sessions depends on your priorities and how quickly you want to progress. You can choose between weekly, fortnightly, or monthly calls in the daytime or evening. We book all sessions up-front.


With all this decided, I send you my contract, T&Cs and payment terms. You pay for all sessions in advance and can use a payment plan if that is helpful.


Once you have paid me, I will send you a few pieces of homework to complete before your first session. I will also send you a DISC personality profile link, ready for us to complete together in our first session.


3. Intake session

This session is 90-minutes long and focuses on getting you ready for your sessions.

We go through your DISC analysis together and review your homework. 

We also talk a bit more about the nuts and bolts of your sessions, so you know exactly what to expect. We cover details such as what you need to do for best results, what you can expect from me and how you wish to be coached. You can also ask questions you might have.

4. Your sessions

Now it’s time to begin your sessions. As the client, you set the agenda for each session. That’s not as formal as it might sound. But, essentially, you tell me what you want to discuss, or perhaps kick-off with some reflections you’ve been musing on. And we take it from there.


5. After your session

After your coaching sessions, you may feel a range of emotions. Being coached can be an intense experience, so you may want to allow some ‘downtime’ immediately after your session as you gather your thoughts.

You will begin to take steps to cope with the changes you experience. We establish your priorities and agree on realistic timescales. Most of all, you begin to make the changes needed to achieve the future you desire.


6. The outcome

The next chapter of your life is going to be different. I promise.

What next?

Want to find out more? Why not give me a call? It costs nothing to chat with me, and I’m always happy to answer your questions about coaching. 

What people say about me?

Not sure you’re ready to chat? That’s fine. Then dip your toe in with my midlife Reawakening programme instead. It’s a great way to establish the changes you want to make in your own life.

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