Mostly people want clarity. Clarity about what they’re doing, where they’re going, or how they’re going to get there. When the path ahead is muddled, people often find it more productive to work with a coach than toil away on their own. A good coach works with you to look at different perspectives and guides you to look beneath the issues causing your unrest.

People may think they want coaching to get motivated. Motivation is good but it’s always external, so when the externals change the motivation can disappear. A good coach doesn’t motivate, they inspire. Inspiration is internal; it comes from within you when you are encouraged to tap into it – sometimes you may even be surprised by the inspiration you find there.

Sometimes life throws you curveballs, or you reach a transition point, or you simply lose track of your mission in life. A coach helps you find that clarity again without defining it for you – with coaching you discover ways to develop your own path. Coaching can help you to:

  • take the next step
  • get clear about your direction
  • improve performance
  • develop a plan
  • get out of a slump and overcome difficulties
  • improve your communication skills
  • achieve your goals
  • put a stop to procrastinating
  • They recognise that everyone is capable of achievement.
  • They know listening is more important than talking.
  • They help people see where they limit themselves through beliefs about what is possible.
  • They know that a person's past is no indication of their future.
  • They are 100% supportive.
  • They are not critical in any negative sense.
  • They always provide 100% confidentiality.
  • They provide a neutral, non-judgemental and safe environment.

Some people work with coaches for a few weeks or months. They deal with one piece of the puzzle that particularly interests them, and then move on. Other people work with coaches for years, because they find they do better with a routine and a partner. The routine may be as important as the partner. In our fast-paced world, many people find it difficult to stop the action long enough to step back and look at what is going on. The discipline of weekly or fortnightly calls or meetings (or the timing you choose), together with the preparation for that call, helps a person become more reflective and make more progress in their lives. The coach puts the magic into the routine.

It’s all about you! We meet for one hour, either face-to-face or via Skype.  We discuss what issue is of most significance to you on the day and work together on that. The conversation is positive and generates new ideas for action and clarity. Through a process of trial and correction, these ideas can effect adjustments in attitude, perspective and habits.

Everyone responds to coaching differently so I don’t follow a pre-determined ‘success’ model in my coaching. I listen to what’s going on for you and work with you on issues of most significance on the day.

I work with individuals, couples, families or groups in the workplace.

That depends on the desired outcome a client wants to achieve. The length of time to commit to the coaching is discussed and shaped according to their needs and wants. 

Yes. I work with some clients to help them accomplish specific goals or projects.

There are a number of packages which I can discuss with you on request.

They may not need a coach, but it is helpful for them to find out:

  • Are they doing what they most enjoy?
  • Are they tolerating anything?
  • Do they have what they most want in life?
  • Do they have clarity around their life purpose?

Often I have discovered that people want more out of their lives and a coach can help in this process.

There is often confusion over the differences with coaching, counselling, consulting and mentoring, and while they all have some common links each one addresses a different need.


Usually looks to the past and investigates the roots and causes of mental or emotional trauma. Coaching may look to the past to find what may be holding back the client, but always with the goal of moving towards the future in order to make a good life even better. Coaching is so popular because it works to explore future possibilities and solutions, rather than encouraging you to dig into past memories or experiences. Coaching is about getting you from where you are now to a future you want.


Is where an expert gives advice and has the answers and solutions. The consultant holds the agenda, communicates knowledge and offers suggestions to improve effectiveness. Coaches act on the basis that the person who knows the most about your life and work is you and works with you to uncover more of that knowledge.


Is where the mentor often has many more years of experience, and acts as a role model. The client sees attributes, qualities or abilities in the mentor that they wish to learn or copy. Coaching is a partnering of two equals that focuses on the unique and essential qualities already within the client, that the client may not be aware of, recognise or appreciate. The coach helps the client to connect with these qualities.