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Frequently Asked Questions

Here you will find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions around coaching and the services offered with Boost You Coaching.  If you have other other questions, feel free to contact me or book a free discovery call..

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What is Life Coaching?


Life Coaching or Personal Coaching is a practice designed to help people grow, improve, develop and find their own level of personal success and goal-achievement.  It’s a very effective and constructive way of supporting people in many different life situations: relationships, careers, life transitions and so on. As The Coaching Academy suggests, “Coaching draws out rather than puts in. It develops rather than imposes. It reflects rather directs…it is flexible and enabling, not prescriptive or instructional.”  Life coaches aim to support people be the very best they can be, as they deal with, learn and grow from the process of change.

What is Executive Coaching?


The International Coaching Federation (ICF) defines coaching as ‘partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.’ Working in a senior role can sometimes be a lonely endeavour; working with a coach can offer a confidential space in which a manager or leader can feel comfortable to explore ideas and thinking, unlock their potential, enhance their performance, and achieve their goals. This process helps executives to improve their leadership and management performance, create more balance in their lives, develop greater self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and enhance their capacity to influence others.

How does the Teen/Young Adult coaching differ from the Life Coaching programme?

Youth or Teen coaching for 14–22-year-olds can support young people by providing them with an opportunity to remove themselves from the day-to-day challenges and offers them a neutral and confidential outlet for some of the stresses and anxieties they may be dealing with.  At this time in their lives, young people can place a lot of pressure upon themselves: fitting in, planning for their future, growing up – and sometimes having a safe space to be able explore those challenges more strategically and objectively in order to find solutions, is just the kind of help they need. Session times are shorter – 45 minutes, rather than an hour. Although the sessions themselves are confidential, parents are often involved in the initial process before the sessions begin, and when requested, a review at the end of the coaching journey.

Safe & confidential space with Teen/Young Adult Coaching
What is Transformational Coaching?


Whilst transformational coaching and life coaching share some parallels, as both aim to help individuals improve their lives and achieve personal growth, transformational coaching differs in approach, focus and depth of the changes it seeks to bring about. Transformational coaching goes beyond external achievements and goals, aiming for deep, integrative personal transformation. This type of coaching takes a more holistic approach, addressing the whole person—mind, body, and spirit. It delves into deeper levels of self-awareness, inner wisdom and personal growth.  It is best delivered over a 2-day period (or 10 consecutive weeks) for maximum impact.

Is Life Coaching like therapy or counselling?


Life Coaching does call for honest, sincere dialogue but it is NOT therapy, counselling or psychology. Often these practices rely on looking at the past to help formulate a particular solution to a specific problem or issue. Or a therapist will look to address a physical or mental condition. The coach will take a more holistic view and come to have a picture of how your past has shaped your present however, the focus is on what you are dealing with now and where you want to be in the future. A coach works with clients to help them find the answers. And at the end of a session, clients often leave with actions to complete to help them move forward.

How many sessions will I need?


There's no fixed answer to this question as it really depends on the person, and the type of goal, change or challenge a client wants to deal with. For some clients, four to eight sessions are enough to achieve a short-term goal. And for others, having fortnightly sessions over a period of several months works well for them. Some clients like to work on one aspect of their lives, then after a period of time, they come back to work on and progress with another goal. Part of the Boost You Coaching commitment to you is to inform you when and if you reach a point where coaching is of little benefit to you or your progress.  With the Transformational Coaching programme, the coaching journey takes place over two intensive days or 10 consecutive weeks.  (Though follow-up sessions can then booked in as needed.)  Clients are also welcome to return to coaching whenever the need arises, and at Boost You Coaching, I have many long-standing clients who return when they go through some kind of change or transition and need a boost to support them along their journey.

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Are the sessions confidential?


Absolutely. Given that the nature of the coaching relationship involves the passing of personal and business information that may be highly confidential, the coach agrees that, unless express permission is granted, all coaching calls and conversations and written communications remain completely confidential between the Coach and Client, except where prohibited by law. Boost You Coaching abides by the Ethical Principles laid down by International Coaching Federation.

Does Boost You Coaching follow any principles or guidelines?


Yes, as a qualified coach and member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF), I follow the code of Ethics set out by ICF Code of Ethics which can be read in detail by clicking on this link.


If you would like to learn more about how coaching can support you and/or your business, contact me today to arrange a complimentary discovery call.

How much does the coaching cost?


Boost You Coaching has different rates depending on the type of coaching required and number of sessions requested.  (Discounts are offered when a block of sessions is booked for example.) Why not book your free Discovery Call here to chat through your needs and how coaching can support you?

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