Liz & Phil are very person centred, open minded and non-judgemental. Coaching with either of them will enable you to discover what it is that is holding you back from being the best you could be or from being the happiest you could be. Sessions will help you put strategies in place to make the changes you want to happen;

  • Boost your confidence and motivation
  • Set goals and work towards them
  • Make changes and improvements you want to make
  • Gain peace of mind and control in situations you find difficult, become calmer
  • Become skilful in how you manage yourself and interactions with others.
  • Develop a whole new way of thinking – choose your life – rather than letting life happen to you.
  • Improve your relationships and become happier.

What is a Personal Coach?

A Personal Coach is someone who is qualified to support, encourage, challenge and motivate you to identify and achieve your goals. They keep you focussed on where you want to be and moving forward in the right direction. A coach is a good active listener who can pick up what you are really thinking and will facilitate you to take actions to move yourself towards your goals. They will enable you to get to where you want to be in life, much faster than you could on your own. They will celebrate your successes, help you discover how to overcome obstacles, identify your strengths and weaknesses, and enable you to move forward at a far greater pace than you could achieve on your own, with the ultimate aim of you achieving your goals and discovering a much happier life.

How does Coaching work?

Coaching works because it focuses you on exactly what you want to achieve and gets you there faster. We go through life constantly busy ‘doing things’, but very rarely do we stop and consider where we are, what we’re doing, and where we want to be. By using a Coach who is 100% dedicated to you and your future, you can do just that. They will listen, encourage, support and motivate you. The Coach is able to keep you focussed and, through their experience and expertise, you will be guided to identify options available to you that you may not have ever considered before.

What sorts of people have a Personal Coach?

It is well known that successful sports and business people have coaches, but actually all types of people benefit from coaching. It is all about the desire to change part of your life so you are happier and more successful. With the support of a coach you can stay focussed and get there quicker than you would going it alone.  

Coaching is an investment that we can all make to change the rest of our lives.

What happens during a Coaching session?

During each session we will recap on the actions set and achieved from the last session and look at general progress and successes and how to deal with challenges….every obstacle has a solution. We will then set a ‘session goal’ to clearly set out what you want to achieve by the end of that day’s session. We then explore where you are at the moment with that particular goal; what you have tried; what has worked and any obstacles you have come across along the way. We then explore all the possible options in achieving that goal, using lots of techniques to really extract options that you have never thought of before. Lastly and most importantly we look at what actions you want to set yourself to move you towards achieving your goal.

How long are the Coaching sessions?

Coaching sessions are usually between 45-60 minutes long and can be weekly, fortnightly or monthly, whatever suits your life and the speed at which you choose to take actions to achieve your goals.

How many Coaching sessions will I need?

This depends on what you want to achieve with your coaching. In order to achieve an overall goal, we break things down into smaller steps to work on each session with individual work happening between sessions. For some people this may take as little as 4-6 sessions and for others it will be more. It is a very personal decision based on your individual goal.

Where does the coaching take place?

Coaching usually takes place at The Countryside Retreat, Edgeley, just outside Whitchurch in North Shropshire, but can also be arranged at a mutually convenient location across the North West. Coaching can also take place over the phone, with the client phoning the coach or by Skype. This has proven to a most convenient way for individuals to fit coaching into their often busy lives.

What will I have to do?

To get the best from coaching, you need to be open to the possibility of change and want something to be different. Your Coach will help you formulate that into a goal. You need to be totally open, trusting and honest within the coaching relationship. You need to have the time and commitment to complete the actions that you will set yourself at the end of each session. These actions are what will move you closer to your overall goal. Ultimately your level of commitment will directly influence the speed and extent to which your goals will be realised. To help you with all of this, the coach provides motivation, support and encouragement within a confidential and non-judgemental environment.

What are the benefits of Personal Coaching?

The benefits of Coaching are having someone that is solely dedicated to you and the achievement of your goals. Your coach will creatively enable you to focus and reach your goals in a way that otherwise may not have been possible. Often we give up because we just don’t know the way forwards and coaching will inspire you to continue and open up possibilities.

How is Personal Coaching different from Counselling?

Coaching and Counselling are similar in the sense that both counsellors and coaches ask the client questions, sometimes requiring a lot of soul-searching. Neither a counsellor nor a coach will give advice but they will listen to what you say and direct the conversation with further pertinent questions. However, whereas the typical counselling session will be dealing with emotions and issues in the past affecting the present, the coaching relationship is mostly focused on the future and deals with optimising the opportunities in your life for you to ultimately achieve greater well-being.