What is Coaching?
Professional Coaching is a collaborative partnership built through a creative and thought-provoking process that inspires individuals to maximize their professional and personal potential. In a recent study conducted by PWC (2017), individuals who experienced coaching reported: Improved self-confidence; strengthened business management strategies; expanded career opportunities; better work/life balance; increased productivity; accelerated on-boarding to new professional position; and improved communication.
How do I know if coaching is right for me?
I offer a free no-obligation chemistry session to discuss what coaching is, your experience and desired outcomes. During this session, it provides an opportunity to decide if coaching is what you and if we can work together.
How do I choose the right coach for me?
Choosing a coach is a very personal decision. This is why it is so important to meet or speak to any potential coaches you are considering before making a decision. Professional coaches may have different training, background and specialties so this should also be a consideration when choosing who is the best fit for you.
While there is no standardization in the coaching profession the International Coach Federation (ICF), Association for Coaching (AC) and the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) all have ethical and conduct guidelines in place for coaches associated with them. It is a good idea to ask your potential coaches if they are members of a Professional Coaching association.
Lastly, you should select a coach that you feel comfortable discussing personal and professional details with and who will challenge you to get the most value from your sessions.
Is what I talk about with my coach confidential?
Confidentiality is essential to building trust in the coaching relationship and should be clearly communicated by the coach. Your coach will discuss confidentiality in detail during the chemistry discussion. As well, any coach who is associated with a Professional Coaching Association will be expected to uphold the ethical guidelines established including confidentiality and data protection.
What is the process for psychometric testing and are you a trained practitioner?
The psychometric test itself is completed online and should take approximately ten to fifteen minutes of your time. The second stage in the process is to schedule a feedback session which usually takes 60 to 90-minutes. It is best to complete the two stages close together to ensure that the information is fresh in your mind. Our coach is a qualified psychometric practitioner with accreditation and experience in various psychometric tools.
What is the benefit of using psychometric testing and how long is it relevant for?
The benefits of psychometric testing are that it provides self-reflective feedback and insights into your preferences, strengths, personality and working styles. This can be used to support career transitions, work productivity, promotions, and generally improve self-awareness. The validity of most psychometric assessments is six – twelve months to ensure it remains relevant to you. However if you have undergone any big changes it is recommended to complete a new assessment.
Can I work with you if I am not based in the UAE?
Definitely! While our first option is always to meet face-to-face, with the support of modern technology there are no geographical boundaries in our business. We are able to provide coaching over the phone or video conferencing depending on your needs. When contacting us, please let us know your location so that we can provide the best service to you.
What are the costs of coaching?
Please contact us and we will be happy to send through a quote or package information on the service you require.
What is your payment and cancellation policy?
Payment must be made before each coaching session through cash payment or bank transfer. We also offer special pricing for coaching packages paid upfront so please inquire for more details. While we make every effort to reschedule appointments where possible in order to provide the best service to our clients we request a minimum of 24 hours’ notice to reschedule.
Appointments cancelled over 48 hours in advance will be fully refunded.
Appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours’ notice will not be refunded.