"Coaching is unlocking a person's potential to maximise their own performance. It is helping them to learn rather than teaching them"Timothy Gallwey
People often ask if coaching is a form of counselling and although there is sometimes an ovelap, generally speaking the coaching experience is quite different to counselling. In a nutshell, counselling generally explores where you are now and how you got there and coaching explores where you are now, where you want to be and how you are going to get there. It's very much about looking forwards, not back, setting goals and making plans to achieve those goals. Through a series of conversations and exercises, the coachee will become increasingly more self aware, enabling them to unlock their potential for maximum personal and professional growth. Having the opportunity to think and speak without interruption is something many people have not experienced before and clients report a sense of looking forward to their time with a coach where they can fully engage in this process. Using her experience and skills, Meg is a thinking partner for the client and listens attentively to everything the client is saying, both verbally and non-verbally.....it is amazing how much is actually said without speaking! Meg encourages the client to deepen their thinking by asking insightful questions, supportively challenging their thought processes and helping them to get to their goal.