Swindon’s Life Coach

Swindon’s Life Coach

Life Coaching is not a ‘new’ thing, after all Tony Robbins has been doing it for years. He is known all over the world, as one of the greatest and best known life coaches of all time.

There is a massive difference between the American and British markets, mainly the fact that many British people like the idea of life coaching but do not want to spend 4 days with others, shouting screaming and getting the whole ‘experience thing’ (yes I have watched the “I’m not your guru” on Netflix).

I am always asked “how did you get into coaching?” The answer is very short, I fell into it. I was not looking for a career change, I had an interest and a want to better myself. After studying and qualifying in several coaching techniques, all for my own benefit, I found that I was using these new skills to help friends and then complete strangers. We were getting some amazing results and more importantly, I felt an all new self fulfilment that I was helping people that others were unable to do.
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The difference between the US and the UK coaching is that I do my coaching over a cup of tea, as a one to one session and without the need for my client to spend 2 months salary on buying a ticket along with the other 5 thousand people who want and need coaching.

Taken literally (from our friend Google) – to coach2

kəʊtʃ/
verb
  1. train or instruct (a team or player).
    “he moved on to coach the England team”
    • give (someone) extra teaching.
      “she was coached for stardom by her mother”
      synonyms: instruct, teach, tutor, school, educate, upskill, guide, drill, prime, cram, put someone through their paces;

      train
      “Philip coached Richard in his school work”
    • teach (a subject or sport) as a coach.
      “he teaches history and coaches rugby”
      synonyms: instruct, teach, tutor, school, educate, upskill, guide, drill, prime, cram, put someone through their paces;

      train
      “Philip coached Richard in his school work”
    • give (someone) instructions as to what to do or say in a particular situation.
      “he had improperly coached a witness to testify more credibly”
      synonyms: instruct, teach, tutor, school, educate, upskill, guide, drill, prime, cram, put someone through their paces;

      train
      “Philip coached Richard in his school work”
    • give (someone) professional advice on how to attain their goals.

To me being a life coach is all about listening to people. Guiding them by helping them aim for and then pushing them to go on to achieve their goals. Coaching is about setting out that plan or a life map, picking out the main features on that plan, focusing and motivating the person to want to achieve each of those tasks, ensuring their focus remains on the final destination.

How it is done.

I keep a session to about 2 hours, shorter than this we do not get great momentum and any longer than 2 hours it can get a bit too much and things start to get missed, if we cannot fit it all in to the one session further follow up sessions can be arranged.

After a quick hello we get straight into coaching. Asking “What do you want to get out of today?” I then listen to the response, picking out the obvious and not so obvious areas that are holding someone back, these then form a basis of what the session is going to concentrate on. We then work on a plan, using the training and experience that I have as a coach to map out a clear path.

Coaching examples

As an example, from time to time people try to explain to me that they do not get what they want, listening to their concern and working through it we find a lack confidence or the inability to communicate effectively. As a coach I have quite a few tools that can help. I have used and modified many of my tools over time and have made and honed many of my own, all kept in my Caveman tool box. We can use the Caveman Button, The Caveman Tribal Sorter and not forgetting the Caveman change and RESPECT principles, all of which get the job done with a little fuss and a bit of fun, all of these tools teach skills that can be taken away.

Life is an adventure, we only have one certainty in it and the rest of it is up to us. Regardless of who we are, we all experience problems in our lives and they cause us ‘hang-ups’ setting us back in our own endeavours and making us lose focus. To me life coaching is about acknowledging and recognising these areas, either working on them or embracing them before we move forwards towards the goal and making this one life, something worth living!

If Caveman coaching is not within your reach, or you want more information about The Caveman Principles before committing, then you are in luck as they have been written down, for you to take a look at. The book is available in all good book shops or from my website shop, where signed copies can be asked for.

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