My experience as a coachee.
Have you ever wished for an hour of undivided attention just for you? My first experience of executive coaching over a decade ago was as a coachee. What I needed was some help in getting clear about what I wanted for myself and for my career. I may have chosen to leave my job, but was uncertain of what I really wanted. Through the coaching process I found a way to make that job more personally meaningful, which served me well for several more years.
Each fortnightly session was devoted to self-evaluation of my needs and interests, prompted by open questions. Over the agreed three-months we established a range of incremental goals. We explored these steps toward defining my broader personal goals, including ensuring a good regime of family-compatible self-care activities. As a parent, working full time in a sometimes challenging role, this focused personal attention was essential to my wellbeing.
Five years ago I participated in the ICF accredited coaching programme provided by Coaching Pacific. (www.coachingpacific.com) Mary Britton, one of the founders, continues to provide support as a mentor for my coaching practice.
I enjoy executive and organisational coaching. I also enjoy working with past couples who are looking for a way to establish agreement for the care of children living in two different homes, and all that this entails. As their mediator and facilitator I incorporate the coaching model into the pre-mediation process to ensure each party is clear about their own goals. This lays the groundwork for an efficient and productive mediation process.
If coaching sounds like something that would be helpful to you, contact me to arrange a phone conversation to discuss the coaching and mediation process, or alternatively, individual coaching.
Please contact Shona to discuss your workplace health and safety, mediation and coaching needs on:
Phone: +64 22 406 1144 (for international calls) or 0224061144 in NZ
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