Frequently Asked Questions
The following are some of the questions that are most commonly asked about Coaching. If you don't see an answer to your question here you can submit your question to us by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll reply as soon as possible
Q: What is Coaching?
A: Coaching is a series of non directive, challenging yet supportive discussions which focus on the coachee's values, goals and beliefs to help them break out of their comfort zone and reach their full potential.
Q: Isn't coaching just for sports?
A: No it's not. Coaching can trace its origins to sports but it's now a widely recognised and accepted business tool. 90% of organisations in the UK use coaching and 92% judge it to be an effective tool (CIPD 2005)
Q: Is Coaching a form of training?
A: No. Coaching and training are different. In business and in sports training can provide you with the skills to play the game. Coaching helps you to use those skills to win.
Q: Will my boss know what we are discussing?
A: All Coaching is carried out in the strictest of confidence. If your employer is paying for your coaching then you, your coach, your line manager and HR dept. will all agree before hand what feedback will be provided by the Coach.
Q: Isn't Coaching just for under performers?
A: No. Coaching is an effective way of improving performance but its not just under performers who can benefit. Coaching can be used to help prepare you for promotion and to give you support in a new job.
Q: How much does it cost?
A: The cost of a coaching programme will depend upon what type of coaching you require, the method of coaching and the length of the coaching programme. Your first 1 hour coaching session is free. Your Coach will discuss the options open to you at that meeting.
Q: Does all Coaching have to be face to face?
A: Not at all. The coaching sessions can be face to face or can be by telephone or video link (if available). Some programmes can be a mixture of all 3. The method of coaching will be based on what suits you best.