Coaching and Mentoring
Coaching – a holistic approach
‘‘Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it now.’ Goethe
Looking to fulfil your potential?
Know the next step but not sure how to take it?
Looking to return to work after a break but feeling de-skilled?
Lost your confidence and direction?
Managing change in life situation, life stage or a new role?
Redundancy -what next?
I use a range of approaches to help you identify ways to fulfil your dreams, working with right-brain logic and left-brain intuitive methods. I draw on my experience of training, advising, facilitating and working psychologically to enable inner and outer change.
Coaching is a collaborative partnership in which you take responsibility for your own progress and I assist through listening, questioning and offering up exercises to explore ways forward.
For further information about coaching or mentoring sessions or to make an appointment contact Catherine.
Coaching sessions concentrate on where you are now and where you would like to be. They include exploring your intention and helping you set goals to achieve it. This includes identifying areas of your life you are unhappy or unsatisfied with and, by the use of careful questioning, exploring the blocks to achieving your goals.
You may wish to look at your life as a whole and how to make changes to make it more fulfilling or create harmony and balance, whilst living your dream, or you may have a specific goal such as ‘to get fitter’.
Working with you could include:
- Connecting to your values and what gives meaning to your life
- Visualising desired outcomes and identifying realistic and manageable steps towards achieving them
- Helping you define your goals
- Building your confidence by identifying current and past strengths and resources
- Exploring possible barriers and how you can find ways around them
- Exploring and transforming limiting beliefs and patterns of behaviour
- Working holistically – includes paying attention to physical sensations, working with thoughts, feelings and the imagination
- Creative techniques to by-pass blocks or rational mind
Coaching young people
Personal life coaching identifying personal goals, purpose and values
Returners to work – building confidence and aspirations
Coaching creative people through projects and creative block
‘Coaching sessions with Catherine were such an enormous help with creation of my book. Not only we were able to devise a step-by-step project plan but also to address all the artistic dilemmas within that project. Catherine’s sensitivity, her artistic flare and wonderful ability of bringing my ideas into focus had really helped me.’ E, Brighton
Catherine offers mentoring to young people in study skills and writing. She offers professional support in the form of mentoring to teachers and therapists.
Thank you for your help. It inspired me to look at what I was teaching with a fresh eye. East Sussex language teacher 2010
My expertise has increased greatly under Catherine’s leadership… Her influence across the county has been effective and widespread. Advanced Skills Teacher