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.
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.
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).
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.
When to use focused discussion?
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.