Getting the most for your money from coaching

Coaching is an investment – time, energy and money. You want to get something in return – positive change, a sense of direction and valuable learning.

Here’s how I help my coachees get the most from coaching. Helping them get a greater return on their investment, with a little preparation. I write to them in advance of the session, with this little bit of guidance…

Tip 1

  • It’s great if you can have a gap between your last meeting finishing and the coaching session starting – even 10 minutes makes a difference to creativity and concentration. 
  • Microsoft recently completed a piece of research showing brain scans of people who took mini gaps between meetings. It indicated that stress levels were considerably lessened and that concentration and creative thinking was increased!  So take some space. 

Tip 2 

  • Please do your best to find a quiet space, where you can’t be overheard and won’t be interrupted.

Tip 3 

  • Some people like something to take notes on – either a mobile phone, pad or notebook.   
  • It’s great to have a space to record all your learning and small steps from coaching and you can also use it as a reflective journal.

Tip 4 

  • Finally, please think in advance about the one theme that you would like to focus on in your first session – ‘what would be the best use of your time?’ 
  • No need to tell me in advance, but it just helps if you’ve had a little bit of reflective space to clarify what your focus will be. 

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