I am a newly accredited coach with Relational Dynamics 1st and Culture at Work Ltd. I am looking to build up my practice hours, and can offer a coaching series of up to 6 x 50 minute sessions free of charge to any creative practitioner in the subsidised arts sector. In return I would simply like feedback at the end of the series to help me develop my practice. All sessions will be conducted over video or phone call and the series will start with a shorter ‘intake session’ – this is an opportunity to find out a bit more about coaching, but to also make sure coaching is right for you, right now.
What is coaching?
Coaching is an opportunity for the coachee to pause, reflect and better understand their self and others around them. It is outcome orientated, and future focused. Though time in the session could be spent in the present and past, it’s a space to look forward and and set goals around what’s right for the coachee. I trained through Relational Dynamics 1st – their training style includes a wide range of coaching techniques, emotional intelligence, neurology, psychology and contemporary research into leadership. Coaching is especially useful for clarifying thoughts, reflecting on past work or projects, and planning for the future.
Coaching is different to mentoring. Mentoring, training and consultancy would involve me advising on a project or situation, offering my knowledge and experience to problem solve or develop skills and networks for the mentee*. Coaching, on the other hand, is in the hands of the coachee – they bring and are responsible for the content in that session. I do not advise, I simply ask questions to allow the coachee to develop their own problem solving muscle, and I hold the space for that to happen safely and creatively.
I have space for up to 15 people and is on a first come first served basis. There may be a short wait dependent on my own capacity if there is a sudden uptake. If you are interested and would like to arrange an initial intake session, please contact me at email@example.com. I look forward to hearing from you! Px
*If you are interested in mentoring, training or consultancy, this is also something I can offer. If you live and/or work in the D2 and N2 postcodes you may also be able to access this for free through Big House. Please email me firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.