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Our Methods

Communicating with Sign Languages

Open line of communication

I want you to know that I am here whenever you need my advice. Many coaches will strictly restrict offering coaching during their hourly sessions, to ensure that their personal time is not infringed upon and that any coaching given is charged for. 


I want you to know that I am here for you whenever you need me. I give out my personal number to all of my clients and while I might not appreciate a midnight phone call and I can't always promise to respond to you instantly, I want you to know that there is always an open line of communication.


So if you get stuck and need a specific question answering you will never have to wait 2 weeks to find out the answer!

Life coaching

A coach should never give advice

Some purists of coaching believe that a coach should never offer advice because the client should feel empowered to find their own answers. Personally I think this is bullshit and an easy excuse for coaches who may not have the answers that you are looking for.

I may not always have all the answers and what works best for me might not always work for you. Also everything I share with you is only ever offered as a suggestion and you can always decide what you would like to work on next. But if I didn't share my experience with you and help you find the right path quicker than when I did it myself, then there wouldn't be any benefit in my coaching.

I believe in both encouraging people to discover their true potential through asking the right questions and also giving help and guidance when I think I can offer a solution.

Business Meeting

The coaching follows a framework

Again some coaches reject following a framework as they believe that a framework can prevent the client from feeling empowered to lead the session in the direction that they want.

I disagree with this premise and think a framework can be useful for 2 reasons. 1) It helps us to measure your progress. As they say, what doesn't get measured doesn't get done! Keeping track of your progress not only helps us to map out a road ahead but to celebrate how far you have come.

2) Your business journey should be developed in a certain order. So I wouldn't advise designing your retreat before you have done your market research, calculated all of your costs and crunched the numbers. Or booking the accommodation until you have established your brand and created avenues for marketing.

This is why in our first initial assessment we will evaluate where you are in your business journey and where we need to go next, then move through the journey together systematically.

How I developed my coaching methods...

For a long time I have been a big reader, I read books on personal development, books on positive psychology, behavioural economics, leadership and books on coaching. I love taking things that I have learned and applying them to my life or my business, for example the book 'The Power of Moments' I just read out of interest and then found that there was so much useful insight in this book on how I could apply their findings on what creates defining powerful moments and apply them to my business. 

The book 'Predictably Irrational' is a book on behavioural economics (a fancy term which basically just means the science of how people make decisions). In this book it explains how people are not only irrationally biased in their decision making, but how they are systematically and predictably biased. These predictable biases are not built into conventional economic models hence the term 'behavioural economics'. This book gives some great insights into how you could market your own business or present choices to people in order to lead them to make your desired choice.

I have no formal training or qualifications in coaching, but I have read a number of books on coaching and incorporated a number of the methods that I learned about, as well as a mix of all the knowledge and insights I have gained from some of my favourite books and 3 years of running my own retreats making plenty of mistakes along the way.

 I am personally not a big believer in the need for certificates to validate your credentials, I started a decorating business without a certificate in decorating, an excursion business without a degree in tourism and a yoga retreat business without a qualification in retreat management. I am a big believer that we all have the potential to constantly learn new things and grow our knowledge, the only thing that holds us back a lot of the time is our self limiting beliefs or fear of failure.

Here are some of my favourite books that have valuable insights that apply to organisation, business and ultimately life.

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