Business Coaching & Consulting
Private CoachingSo what is Coaching?
Everyone at the top of their game in business, self-development or sport got there with the help of a coach or mentor. Fifteen years ago if you said you had a coach people would have assumed you were training for a marathon or some other athletic event. But about ten years ago CEOs and successful entrepreneurs began to talk about the benefits of mentors and coaches. Today, thanks to the internet and the expansion of training programmes for coaches, everyone can find and access the services of an effective business or life coach.
Coaches help you reach your personal and professional goals and overcome blocks which may be preventing you from reaching those goals. Every coach has there own style and technique, but all coaching relationships are confidential, where the coach uses feedback and questions to raise awareness of unconscious patterns of behavior which may be holding you back or keeping you from realizing your full potential or achieving higher levels of success.
What's the difference between a Coach and a Consultant?
The primary difference between Consulting and Coaching is that Coaching is client driven. It is based on the premise that you know what's best for you and your business, you just need help identifying it. Once you identify a course of action, coaches offer support and hold you accountable during regular coaching sessions.
Someone can be a very good and effective coach without having any specific knowledge or expertise in the field or type of business that the person they are coaching is in. When using a coach it is important that you know what you want, or hope to accomplish (although a coach can also help you identify this).
Consulting on the other hand requires knowledge of, or experience in the field or business that the consultant is advising on. Someone who is struggling in their business or looking for help and advice for improving their business may seek out a consultant who will review the situation and offer suggestions or make specific recommendations. It is then up to you to implement the changes, there is rarely ongoing support or regular follow up.
Here's a metaphor for the difference between courses, consulting and coaching:
Courses and books provide road maps. Good ones also give you tools to plan the best route from A to B.
Consultants, in addition to giving you "maps", also ask where you want to go, and tell you the best way to get there before sending you on your way.
Coaches are like a SAT NAV (in a good way), you tell them where you want to go and they show you possible routes. They may point out alternative routes, alert you to speed cameras or point out things you can't see from the drivers seat. They stay with you throughout the journey (hence the reason for longer term commitments).
Then there's Group Coaching
I offer Group Coaching sessions as part of the Artists Alliance membership programme. Monthly "calls" take place online via a webinar platform. Participants submit questions before the schedule time which I then address live. The sessions are also recorded and available to participants should they not be able to join in the live session. While group coaching is not always specifically focused on your situation, often members find solutions for problems they didn't even know they had and because I am able to leverage my time, the investment is far less than that of one-on-one coaching.
Coaching or Consulting - Here's what you can expect from me
As your coach, I work closely with you to focus on specific objectives you want to accomplish. I am committed to your success and will be there to support you through the good and the difficult times. I believe that with the right tools you can achieve anything you believe in, and are committed to.
One such tool is Tapping or EFT which allows us to uncover and remove emotional blocks or barriers. My style of coaching is very direct, if you’re not motivated to change and ready to push through some barriers I’m probably not the coach for you.
After an introductory session I will ask you to commit to either 8 or 16 consecutive sessions of coaching. These can be weekly or fortnightly for 30 or 45 minutes by Skype or telephone.
While I can help you set goals and reach objectives, coaching is client directed so in order for you to get the most from a coaching experience you must have the following:
self-motivation, inspiration and a burning desire to change or grow personally, professionally and/or spiritually a willingness to work hard, make sacrifices and take full responsibility for your actions and where you are right now
What you'll get from coaching:
a clear idea of where you are and what you want to achieve a safe, supportive and confidential place to discuss, explore and establish where you want to be a structure within which you can design and implement a plan to propel you toward your goals
Some things you might want to accomplish with One-to-One coaching:
Identify what success looks like for you and design a plan for achieving it Move from an amateur (unpaid) to professional artist Change habits or behaviors that are restricting your progress Identify strategies for increasing your income while working less or spending more time on the things you enjoy Improve your time management to increase office productivity
30 Minute Strategy Session - See what coaching can do for you and your business!
If you have ever thought about working with a coach or reviewing where you are and exploring ways to move forward, than you won't want to miss this opportunity to schedule a coaching taster session.
Your investment for a 30 minute consultation with me is £65.
At the end of the session you'll have a chance to claim one of my limited ongoing coaching slots, spaces fill quickly so scroll down to grab this offer before all the sessions are taken!
If you are interested in coaching, but still have questions please send me an email. If you're ready to grab a one-on-one session click the payment button above and within 24 hours I will send you a confirmation email with appointment options and questionnaires for our session together.
Your investment for ongoing Coaching Sessions
Two 45-minute fortnightly sessions, £195 billed monthly in advance
(6 month minimum commitment)
Two 45-minute fortnightly sessions, £1,050 for 6 months paid in advance Two 30-minute fortnightly sessions, £145 billed monthly in advance
(6 month minimum commitment)
Twelve 30-minute fortnightly sessions, £785 for 6 months paid in advance
Private Coaching & Business Consulting
This programme is for artists who are ready to take their practice to the highest level and requires a serious commitment and focus. When you sign up for my private coaching and business consulting programme I become a participating member of your team. This programme is by application only, requires a minimum 6 month commitment and is limited to 5 artists at any one time.
During the 6 months you'll receive
Twelve 45-minute coaching/consulting calls Up to 6 hours of research or document review & editing Limited Email support Three 10-minute "emergency" phone calls
Your investment in Private Coaching & Consulting
£695 billed monthly in advance, 6 month minimum £3,750 for 6 months paid in advance £6,950 12 months paid in advance
If you are interested in working with me on this level, please send me an email and I will get back to you to arrange an interview.
This is a quick note to say a most sincere thank you for the coaching session this morning. Your experience and insight is profound and the way in which you share it generous and kind.
I am so grateful for these sessions. I already feel much clearer - it really is as if you have opened a door that I've been hesitating to push for years - the light is invigorating!
Looking forward to moving myself on and talking with you more.
It was good to speak to you by phone and having a conversation with a 'real person' is very reassuring and just underlines what you put up on the posts is for me to act on! The amount of time, thought, perseverance invested in preparing our living documents has been a real eye opener.
Your straightforward approach backed up by your experience is really appreciated.
Just wanted to let you know how much I am enjoying your courses. In our self-employed, cope-best-you-can world, it is really good to have a voice of someone like you, guiding us, reassuring and helping.
I can tell that you live by your principles and have an amazingly productive life, which in itself is an inspiration. So thank you very much.
As usual you come up with timely advice and a lot of free advice to all of us practising artists.
I would just like to say many thanks for all the effort you put into these little gems and to encourage you to continue – some things sink in others I admit I forget, but they are little prods along the years output and always inspire me to do better.