I work with clients in a variety of ways. Face-to-face coaching sessions from my coaching practice in Buckhurst Hill, Essex, over Skype, over the phone and I can travel to appointments within the London, Essex and Herts areas. Unlimited contact via email inbetween sessions is standard.

What happens during a coaching session?
Typically each session involves a recap on the actions achieved from the last session, and we look at your successes and any obstacles that might have arisen. We talk about the new ‘session goal’ so that you know what you want to achieve by the end of the day’s session. We explore where you are at the moment with that goal; what you have tried; what has worked and any obstacles you have come across along the way. We then explore the possible options for achieving that goal, using techniques that can bring up ideas you may have never thought of before. Lastly and importantly we look at what actions you want to set yourself from the list of options to achieve that session’s goal.

When working with small businesses, I often help facilitate group sessions that will feed into the coaching work with the owner.

How many sessions would I need?
The number of sessions is purely based on each individual’s persons or business’ needs.  Some clients start from just the 1 or 2 appointments to something with more commitment and being held on a retainer with regular access to our support.  Sessions are generally on a fortnightly basis initially and then monthly thereafter.

How long are the coaching sessions?
All sessions last approximately 1 hour. As we first start out, sessions are normally weekly or fortnightly and then often move to monthly.

How much do sessions cost?
As all clients and requirements are unique, our fee structure and options are based on individual basis.

What happens next?
Get in touch and to arrange your free 30 minute consultation. We’ll use this time to understand more about you, what you’re looking to achieve and the challenges and opportunities that you’re faced with. Please call on 07972 783 507 or email hello@thrivecoaching.org.uk

Is Coaching the same as mentoring?
There are similarities but whilst mentoring often focuses on receiving advice from someone who is very experienced or is considered an expert in a specific subject, coaching is not based on providing advice or opinions. Instead, it increases people’s insights into their own abilities and strengths and helps them achieve their full potential and become who they really want to be.

Is coaching the same as therapy or counselling?
Coaching is not the same. Coaching is proactive and enables people to move forward positively and achieve greater successes in their lives, whereas therapy often requires looking to the past to prescribe appropriate solution to a patient’s problem. Therapy or counseling may address a single and specific physical or mental condition. Coaching is interested in a person as a whole being. Focusing on a holistic manner on your mind, body and spirit to achieve your objectives.

What’s the difference between a business coach and a consultant:
A business coach will help you understand how and why you ride a bicycle, help you to determine what’s holding you back from riding properly, and jog along next to you as you ride.

A business consultant will explain why one bike is superior to another, teach you how to ride the bike, and if necessary, ride the bike for you.

My commitment to you

  • 100% confidentiality. I will never discuss anything you have told me during our sessions, with anyone else (unless I am required to by law).
  • I will provide a non-judgemental, non-critical stance, in a safe environment that allows you to be completely open and honest.
  • I will be constructive, encouraging, positive, and sometimes challenging.
  • I will ask lots of questions!
  • 100% commitment and motivation towards achieving your goals.
  • Being honest and open.
  • Willing to take action. Coaching will not work if a client is not willing to action.
  • Punctuality. This is important if you are to get the most out of your sessions.