Frequently Asked Questions


How does coaching work?

Coaching is a conversation where I, as a coach, ask questions and listen deeply. Our conversation has a certain structure and a pattern that helps us to focus on what is most important at the moment. So that you find your own answers. Our conversations are stricktly confidential.
As a coach I will support you, guide you with some questions and clarify, but I will not give you advice (because only you know what is best for you). During our conversation I can ask you to try new approaches and I can also offer you so-called homework that can help you get closer to your goal.

Is coaching suitable for everyone?

Coaching does not dig in your past, it does not analyze your weaknesses or failures, it does not heal you past dissatisfaying experiencies - such topics remain with the therapist. However, if you want to set goals, change something in your current life and in your future, find new approaches to questions in your hands, then coaching is great for you.

How long does one coaching session last?

The duration of the conversation is usually 45-60 minutes, but you lead the conversation. When you reach to the point you were looking for quicker then it is for you to decided how do you want to use our time together. Sometimes of course, it may take a bit longer. In that case we can agree to take some extra time if needed.
It is usually recommended to have at least three conversations before deciding how the coach fits you and how coaching affects you. Better results usually come with 5-7 meetings. The frequency of the meetings is preferably 1x a week but will be agreed with each client according to his/her needs.

How does focused discussion work?

During focused discussion, I will share with you my experiences of improving work processes, employee involvement, and change management. Following goals and needs of you and your company I can help you to map work processes, find ways for improvement and conduct discussions with employees. It is a process we create together according to your needs.

Are there any rules for the coach to follow?

A professional coach follows The Code of Ethics set and agreed by ICF (International Coaching Federation). A professional coach also follows these 5 main principles: * The client is OK (just the way he/she is) * The client has all needed resources in him/herself * The client makes the best decision for him/herself * There is always positive intention behind every thought, act or person * Change is inevitable

How does coaching differ from counceling, mentoring and consulting?

Unlike therapists and counselors, coaches don't focus on the childhood or past experiences that might be the root of the way a person lives or feels. Instead they help their clients get clear on what they want in the future, why they want it, and how they are going to achieve it. Consultants and mentors diagnose the needs of an organization or individual and offer their own solutions based on their specialized expertise to ‘fix’ the problem. Coaches use tools and processes to help clients to generate their own solutions and then hold them accountable for following through.

When to use focused discussion?

Focused discussion can be used: * if you feel the need to improve processes in your company, but do not know where to start; * if you would need a by-stander look or different insights no matter the position you have in the company; * if you would like a neutral third party to work with your team, support the change management.

What is the difference between focused discussion and coaching?

Focused discussion is a mix of sharing experiences, mentoring, creating new insights and ideas and also performing tasks that you or your team may lack competencies with. The main idea is to create growth together by putting together both our knowledge and experience, whereas coaching is good for seeking answers within yourself and understanding your own patterns and behaviors.