What is Coaching?

The International Coaching Federation (ICF) defines coaching as “partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential”

To some extent coaching exposes one to a learning journey; coaching provides the coachee (client) with an environment where insights are able to be safely explored and action plans developed that enable a process of unlearning the patterns that are holding one back, and provide the impetus to explore and implement the “relearning” of new patterns that over time will enable success.

I believe the statements above are best encapsulated with this quote “The best vision is insight.” Malcolm Forbes

We have many patterns in our daily lives, some of the patterns we “fall into” don’t always serve us well; most importantly we don’t often choose to spend time considering those taken for granted assumptions we hold and the ways we interact with ourselves and those around us.

To make a difference I believe that by standing in the spaces between patterns, we are able to garner insights on how to change the way one sees the world; and, to shape how you'd like the world to see you!

“Insight doesn't happen often on the click of the moment, like a lucky snapshot, but comes in its own time and more slowly and from nowhere but within.” - Eudora Welty

To achieve success in all that we do, our focus needs to be on ourselves first. Mindsets matter!!

I am a credentialed coach with the International Coaching Federation (ICF), an Associate Certified Coach (ACC). Being a credentialed coach I have met the highest international standards for professional coaching, and have passed a rigorous evaluation of my coaching skills. I am skilled in executing on the ICF core coaching competencies and I adhere to the ICF Code of Ethics

Making a Difference through Individual & Executive Coaching

We all have goals we want to reach, challenges we’re striving to overcome, ideas that need a road map and times when we feel stuck. Partnering with a professional coach can unlock your potential and set you on a path to thriving personally and professionally. One-on-one coaching gives you the opportunity to gain clarity and perspective; to reflect on what’s been happening for you at the same time as ensuring you identify and work towards your goals, and keep your eyes on the future.

Whether it be setting bold goals and strategies to achieve them; holding crucial conversations; planning for success; planning for change; getting out of a rut or any other need, people committed to being the best they can be, tap into the power of coaching. It’s really, really easy to be caught up with what’s in front of you every day in this so called VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous) world; feeling challenged to stay on top of it all, constantly fighting fires.

By drawing on leadership concepts and frameworks, best practice, and wisdom gained from many years of experience, a coach helps bring fresh thinking to the challenges you face. A coach is committed to your success and supports and challenges you to lift your leadership performance.

I understand the landscape you’re operating in!

Contact David for an initial conversation at no cost to you.

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Team Coaching

Team coaching uses your organisation's need for performance as an opportunity to identify the processes your team needs to develop together to deliver higher performance.

Team Coaching through reflection and dialogue demonstrates and teaches the team the tools needs for this level of performance. The coaching focuses on what your team delivers and their dynamics - performance and processes.

First we support your team in learning how to learn. Then we introduce a coaching approach that includes processes around reflection, dialogue, questions and feedback that your team will be able to use on their own.

The primary model in use is based on Peter Hawkins’ Team Coaching approach which acknowledges the systemic drivers at play in the teams day-to-day work life.

In this short video Peter Hawkins explains the coaching model. There’s more information on the domains of excellence required for a high performing team here too.