Have you ever received “good advice” from a friend, colleague, or manager but found yourself unable to act on it? Or maybe you have worked someone who called themselves a ‘coach’, but was actually very ‘directive’ and their ‘advice’ or input did not resonate or motivate you?
Although I embrace and utilise the latest coaching methodologies and approaches, I am still a firm believer in the unique power of non-directive coaching to bring insight and transformation. Unlike mentoring, consulting, or training, non-directive coaching is not about giving you advice or telling you what to do. Nor is it a form of counselling or therapy that focuses on past emotional issues.
“Coaching is partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximise their personal and professional potential. The process of coaching often unlocks previously untapped sources of imagination, productivity and leadership.”
~ International Coaching Federation ~
Non-directive coaching is effective because:-
It is a collaborative process between the coach and the client, where the client is empowered to take ownership of their goals, identify areas for development, and create an action plan to achieve their objectives. This approach is often more effective than simply being told what to do, as it encourages self-reflection, self-awareness, and self-accountability.
It provides a safe and confidential space for clients to explore their thoughts and feelings without fear of judgment or repercussion. This can help individuals identify and work through limiting beliefs, negative thought patterns, and unhelpful behaviours that may be holding them back.
It utilises a range of coaching techniques, frameworks, and tools that are designed to facilitate personal and professional growth. These may include goal-setting, action planning, visualisation, cognitive restructuring, and skills development, among others. By using these techniques, coaches can help clients identify and overcome barriers to success, develop new skills and competencies, and achieve their goals more efficiently and effectively.
Utilising the full coaching spectrum:-
Along with non-directive coaching, I am also trained in and blend my non-directive coaching approach with other coaching methodologies, tools and techniques across the wider coaching spectrum – each of my coaching programmes are tailored for each individual to ensure you get an effective and transformational coaching experience suited to you.
Give it a try and experience the difference for yourself!
Benefits of Coaching….
Typically, we are advised or told what to do, but each individual is unique and what works for others may not be the right solution for you. For many, coaching is often the only chance for them speak with someone who is unbiased, non-judgmental, and dedicated to helping them achieve their goals and aspirations…this
“Coaching is unlocking a person’s potential to maximize their growth.”
~ John Whitmore ~