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What is Coaching?

Updated: Sep 9, 2022

Coaching offers you a space to work through any changes you would like to make around the ways you live… communicate… play… work… and create.

The theories that my work is based upon are many... sometime complex... and not easy to summarise... I'll aim to keep this as clear as possible... I hope you may find it useful.

Coaching over the last couple of decades has changed a lot. 

The book that initiated the change in modern coaching… from winning at sport… towards gaining self awareness and confidence… is called The Inner Game of Tennis… written by Timothy Gallway.

It had a big impact on me when I first read it years ago… and many of the ideas and principles in this book… still have an impact on the ways I work.

.. and live.

These lines from the books last few pages give a flavour of what my coaching is based upon;

“… the art of concentration is basically the art of experiencing ever more fully whatever is in the here and now for you. 

[The Inner Game]… is something real and changeless; its beauty and its value have no limits.

It’s the origin of every experience we have ever had of love, truth or beauty.”

My coaching offers you the space to consider your conceptual self awareness… the ways you think... moving from there into... your embodied self awareness… the ways you feel... and align both towards being present with whatever shows up for you. 

Within this space we create together… lies your true self… the self that knows what you need… and is willing to learn how to meet your needs... with compassion… for yourself… and for those around you.

Noticing what shows up for you in a coaching session is the start of moving towards embodied self awareness... and you may well start to notice that the ways you relate to and set boundries for yourself and for others... changes as you work through whatever you bring to your sessions.

I trust that some of my work helps create communities based upon mutual respect and love… I believe that is possible… I want this for me and my own community... and you and your own community... to live in respect and love together. The first step towards building caring communties... starts with me managing my own reactions and responses to what ever life offers me... the second step... is me helping others to self manage their own reactions and responses.

This is why I do this work and practice with these skills on a daily basis. Thanks for bearing with me while I work out how to describe what my coaching offers... and I realise that it is not easy to pin down... so book a free short call with me... and we can work through whatever is going on for you right now... together.

Meanwhile... take care... maybe even subscribe to this site to receive updates on my work?

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