Coaching isn’t consulting, mentoring, or therapy although it’s related to all of those disciplines. One difference is that in those relationships you’re often seeking answers from an expert. My expertise is in building meaningful coaching relationships, but I’m not an expert on you or your aspirations as a leader, and I won’t have ready-made answers for you. I will have questions, and my goal with each client is to earn the right to ask the uniquely challenging questions. I do have my own perspective from working as a leader myself to working with leaders from many different industries that I may share from time to time.
My approach to coaching is holistic because it is about seeing the whole you to make sure you can best develop as a leader. I strive to offer the right balance of challenge and support which may be different from client to client, possibly also from session to session. If I am challenging you then I am challenging you with your best interest at heart.
Yes, I do have methods, tools and models I work with and I will adapt these to whatever suits best for our relationship and our journey. It will be important that we find the coaching and communication style that’s most effective for us as a team, and it’s essential that you always feel heard and respected.
At the end of the day it is about a relationship and a journey that we go on together.