FAQs

What is Coaching?

Coaching is a non-directive, powerful and simple way to achieve your best in both your personal and professional life. Coaching is about making changes to improve your life. As your coach I will work with you to support and empower you as you decide what you want to achieve in your career, relationships, health, finances – in fact any area of your life and I will provide the ongoing support you need to achieve your goals.

Why do people want coaching?

People come to coaching for many different reasons but with one thing in common, there is a gap between where they are now and where they want to be in the future. Often people don’t always know where they want to be, just that they are not happy where they are now.

A coach can:

  • help you find clarity in a situation where currently you feel unsure of what is the ‘next step’ to take
  • help you review your priorities and set clear goals for the future
  • help with strategies to achieve what you want
  • stretch you out of your comfort zone in a supportive and confidential environment
  • give you support to help you maintain motivation on actions where you might previously have given up
  • help you reach your potential in new unfamiliar situations such as a career change or promotion

How is coaching different from other forms of support I can get?

The key differences between coaching and other kinds of support you can get such as mentoring, counselling, training etc. is that a coach won’t give advice or tell you what to do. You are the best person to judge what’s right for you; a coach will work with you to help you discover this for yourself. A coach will also expect you to take action – coaching will only be successful if you are willing to make a change. To be ready for coaching you will need to be willing do something different to improve your current situation. Don’t worry if you don’t know what action to take now, that’s where I come in…I will be a sounding board, help you look at your options and support you to make high quality decisions about what is best.

How does coaching work?

Coaching sessions usually last 1 hour. These can be either face-to-face or over the telephone depending on your preference and location. All coaching sessions are confidential. Having a series of coaching sessions is ideal because this enables you to build up momentum, lose old habits and be empowered to continue with your action plans after the coaching sessions finish. I usually find that booking a series of 4 – 6 coaching sessions is a good starting point.  To book your coaching sessions or to have an initial chat about coaching, call me on 07923 289127 or complete the contact form.
How do I find the right coach for me?

There are many coaches working today and it is important that you find the right one for you. It will be important to have a chat first; most coaches welcome this and are happy to answer any questions you may have. A great way to find a good coach is to talk to friends and colleagues; they may be able to recommend someone. If you think you would like to work with me, give me a call on 07923 289127 or complete the contact form and I will get in touch.

If you have any further questions please contact me and I will do my best to answer them. Thanks Ruth

Testimonials

“This course is the most beneficial one I have ever attended. I have learned the tools I need, to deal with situations I would previously have avoided... Thank you.” Team Leader, Construction

..."I would recommend coaching to anyone who wants change things in their life and achieve their goals." Sue T

“Using Illuminarity has been beneficial for the success and growth of Zen over the last 6 months, giving the team focus and structure to everyday activities. We now have clear goals and objectives with necessary planning to achieve them...” Zen Creative Ltd, Design Agency

..."Coaching has supported my transition into a new role by giving me tools and techniques to build confidence, deal with conflict and challenge my own self-limiting behaviours. Account manager, Public Sector.

“Very interactive, proactive approach to learning” I Huggett