The coaching connection is powerful. We connect. We explore. Feelings heal. Problems unravel. The way gets clearer. Change happens.
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Mike’s career was stalling due to him being anxious about speaking in groups. After four sessions, Mike was speaking in groups with quiet confidence. As our programme continued, he started enjoying a more outgoing life as well.
From Steve’s case book
Some people come to coaching because of problems, malaise and ill-being which feels very present in their lives. Some come to channel their energy into their goals and projects. Others come to deepen their spiritual or emotional grounding and drink more from the well of life.
Coaching serves. Powerfully. Practically. Emotionally. Spiritually.
Graham had been off work with stress and anxiety. We slowed right down and created a deep, peaceful thinking space. I listened while he thought and articulated. Sometimes we relaxed in a mindful silence. The process was deeply therapeutic and supported Graham in his return to work.
From Steve’s case book
Nobody needs coaching, but it can be transformative. We can get lost in our own thinking. We can fail to see ourselves clearly. There’s something about working with another person that helps us think and see clearer.
It’s also human nature that we tend go adrift. Our clarity and focus drifts away. We start to fall for our negative self-talk, excuses and bad habits. Coaching brings us back. Bad habits change. We get on track.
Coaches get coached too, for the very same reason.
Julie had taken on too much, became overwhelmed and got stuck. Everything looked too big and hard so her chosen project started going nowhere, for years. In our sessions, she unravelled her stuck thinking and started to see more clearly how to get her project moving again. She started and within three months, what had been procrastinated for years was done.
From Steve’s case book
Working with me is simple. First you enquire and we do some initial work to test the water. You enrol and sign a client agreement and then you can book sessions using my on-line booking facility powered by Calendly.
We meet by phone or Zoom video and share about an hour together, although we reserve ninety minutes, just in case we need extra time to reach a natural break. There may be practices and field work for you between sessions.
My preferred way of working with you is a programme of twelve sessions, one a week except for where we need to work around holidays and other commitments. This gives us the space to let the work breathe, deepen and follow through the insights of the early sessions.
You are also welcome to book single sessions on a pay-per-session basis, but I do urge you to stay in the conversation beyond the first few sessions to allow whatever work we do a chance to deepen.
Our sessions will be committed and filled with unconditional respect, confidentiality and time to pause, slow down and experience a high quality thinking space.
My coaching is different to a lot of people out there. It’s not the old fashioned, aggressive, big-go-get-it, massive-pain, massive-action style of coaching. It’s about you. It’s about revealing the peace, creativity and widsom at your core and letting that be your guide.
Remember, I’m not interested in success without wellness. My work is about success with wellness and that’s why I place so much emphasis on cultivating and deepening our grounding as well as working with problems and goals.
We slow things down. We co-create a therapeutic, deeply felt thinking space. I listen, deeply. I enquire, gently. We take all the time we need. Through the space we create and the practices we undertake, we stimulate the resources you need to come up from within you.
You bring the goals. Or the problems, depending on how you see it.
The only thing I would say is I don’t just want to resolve some problems and achieve >some goals with you. If we work together, I want us to do that plus something more. I want you to realise the peaceful grounding that will allow you to gracefully meet any problem or goal.
What’s better than solving one problem or achieving one goal is knowing you have the resources to be present with any problem and any goal. That’s why I put so much emphasis on you and your ground of being.
The first step is for you to contact me by phone or email. Subject to my availability, the next step is for us to schedule a free, no obligations conversation to explore what brings you to coaching and what you’d like to achieve. We’ll start the work on that call and if we both feel good about working together, we’ll draw up a coaching agreement and schedule further sessions.
If it turns out this work is not for you, it’s easy to walk away at no cost. There’s really nothing to lose but time by trying it.
Remember, there’s no cost or obligation with an initial conversation, so even if you’re not fully sure coaching is for you yet, contact me.
There are many reasons people seek coaching, including:
Sheila had poured all her time, energy and money into a big dream and was ready to give up in exhaustion. We realised the problem wasn’t a lack of work, vision or motivation. It was a lack of self-care. We worked on self-care recovery and improved wellness. With better self-care, she was able to continue and fulfilled her dream not long after.
From Steve’s case book
Coaching is a facilitated process in which we create a deeply felt, high quality thinking space for learnding, self-discovery and transformational change. It supports you addressing difficulties. It supports you creating and achieving goals. It supports you nurturing your ground of being.
Coaching itself is not therapy, but it is therapeutic. Treating psychological trauma is the domain therapy. Working on problems and goals is the domain of coaching. Working through difficult circumstances, overcoming malaise and creating personal change can be in both domains.
I tailor my coaching fees and agreements to your circumstances and my availability. My standard fee is £120 per session when booked individually or £1295 for a programme of 12 sessions.
I reserve some sessions each month for work at reduced fees, for those who are on lower incomes. Contact me to discuss options.
Coaching isn’t about telling you how to solve your problems. It’s not advice. That would be infantilisation, the opposite of what coaching aims to do. You are the expert on you. Coaching channels your strength, your courage, your wisdom, so you can find your and your resources to meet your challenges.
Due to people’s working schedules, that’s actually when I do most of my coaching.
My work could draw on a variety of sources including practical Psychology, NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), business coaching models, mindful meditation and spiritual understandings such as The Three Principles.
I am experienced in four particular styles of coaching. I might draw on any or all of them in our work together:
Classic coaching: the classic goal and performance coaching.
Presence intelligence: Coaching with presence and connection to a deeply felt thinking space with spiritial principles to evoke wisdom and clarity.
Coaching with the Enneagram: Coaching inner growth and releasing fears and anxieties through deep inquirt and self awareness.
Coaching with NLP: Coaching with hypnotic processes to change habitual patterns of feeling and behaviour.
If coaching interests you, even if you are not sure coaching is for you yet, send me an email for an exploratory conversation.
“The coaching I was fortunate enough to be gifted by you was life changing. It was a revelation and the start of a new unravelling. You worked intuitively with grace and depth. Through the questions you asked and with the safety you provided, I was able to see something from my past had caused a self limiting belief that has held me back so often. This seeing was powerful and I believe has been a major influence in enabling me to stop procrastinating and step up to create and share my new website.
“I would take pleasure in recommending you to anyone who is looking to release blocks to evolving their business or personal lives. I would also highly recommend you for your easily accessible and enjoyable teachings of language uses. Your wisdom and knowledge combine to create something quite magical. Thank you!”
“The coaching I had with Steve was very helpful and enlightening. He helped me to prepare for an important interview and to look at some family concerns in a completely different light. He has a natural ability to work with people. He works subtlely: it often wasn’t until after the sessions that I really realised what he did. I always left the sessions feeling extremely positive and ready to tackle my challenges. I would thoroughly recommend Steve.”
Karl C, manager
“Steve, you have the ability to engage with people and build rapport very quickly. That makes me feel at home and know you want to help me. Your good listening and good questioning really gets to the core of my concerns very quickly and you always pull the most appropriate tool out of your kitbag. It feels like two friends chatting, yet I come away feeling 100% better and knowing that I have the control and power to change my life. I have no hesitation in recommending you.”
Tim W, project manager
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