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Coaching

 

 Exective Coaching for a sucessful life.

Riggours can help successful people be more successful. Any executive coaching session invairably moves onto issues with the client's life by the end of the second session. That's why we use qualified life coaches with exective experience.

Typically our coaches are:
* experienced business people
*qualified life or executive coaches
*certified business advisors
*certified management consultants

What is Coaching?
Coaching is a series of structured conversations with someone outside your normal network. It will identify your potential and draw out your resourcefulness. The intention is to help you improve your effectiveness and make changes in your life
A coach is neither adviser nor a therapist. A coach has skills and techniques to help you think through issues and take action. This enables you to use your resources more effectively. A coachworks in partnership with you on your agenda.
What are the benefits?
Clients achieve improved personal effectiveness. They report a range of benefits from their coaching sessions including:
Clearer Priorities
Enhanced problem solving abilities
Greater self awareness
Better decision-making
Increased self-confidence
A more balanced life

What happens in a coaching session?
A coach:
Asks questions and listens attentively
Help you to set goals
Will challenge you and give feedback
Carefully summarises discussions
Ensures you leave with practical tasks.

What about confidentiality?
All discussions are confidential and will not be shared with anyone else.
How can I give the coach feedback?
At the end of a coaching session a coach will ask for some honest feedback
Any other questions?
To talk about whether coaching can help you please get in touch.

The wheel of life could discuss
Career; Money, Health, Friends and Family, Significant other/romance, personal growth, fun and recreation, physical environment

Coaching Tips - How to Structure Short-Term Goals for Long-Term Success

In this section we’ll delve deeper into the goal-setting process by working on specific exercises to help you structure your goal, along with a goal chart that will help you track your progress. In general terms, short-term goals are goals you can reach in one year or less. Long-term goals are ones that are attainable in one to five years. Both of these goals work hand-in-hand with each other. By merely having a long-term goal, you don’t have the necessary “baby” steps that will get you where you need to go. It’s like starting from point A and being told to go to Point C without any type of roadmap in hand. This is where short-term goals come in. A short-term goal is a rung on the ladder; a concrete activity you can check off on a list. It is also a task that leads you towards your ultimate goal.

In creating a short-term goal, it is important to distinguish between what you “wish” for and what you ultimately want. Often a person’s goal can be “to make lots of money,” “live where it’s warm,” “find Mr. or Ms. Right,” etc., but these are merely broad generalizations and therefore, it’s difficult to create concrete markers to let you know if you’re heading in the right direction.

Instead, use these broad subject areas to delve into what exactly motivates you about them. Instead of wanting to make lots of money, this “wish” could be re-phrased to “making £50,000 this year and saving £2,000 for retirement.” There are also many more factors involved in “living where it’s warm” that you need to address. What part of the country interests you, what is the cost of living, what demographics are you seeking? By breaking down a statement of what you wish your life could be like, you are much more likely to get there. In order to reach your goals, you will have to get around any barriers you may face. List those barriers and your solutions for dealing with them. Below are two exercises to help you structure your short-term goal-setting process.

Exercise: In creating your goal, ask yourself the following questions:

1. What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?

2. What would your “perfect life’ look like and your “worst life” look like?

3. How important is the goal to you? Why is it important?

4. What obstacles might I face?

Exercise: On a sheet of paper, write “Short-term Goals I Want to Accomplish.” Start with the goal that most interests you, then create a column for each of these areas:

1. Things I can do right now to achieve them

2. Things I can do next month

3. Things I can do six months from now

4. Things that might prevent me from achieving my goal

5. Thoughts I’m telling myself about my abilities to complete this goal

For each statement, make a list of concrete actions you can do, then set a deadline for their completion. After you complete each action, put a big checkmark next to it. Seeing something written down can often be much more motivating then simply thinking about it.

Following this framework, you can begin working on transforming any negativity or frustration you may be suffering in your life to positive energy and a strong focus. Find a coach to help you define your goals.

 

 



 

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David’s has helped SME MD’s, senior executives, self-employed, individuals setting up businesses, coaches and consultants, the clergy, the prison service, network marketers and senior managers manage teams. In additional to coaching individual clients he is a business mentor for South Somerset Council, BRAVE and Princes Trust. David’s clients say:

"I have known and worked for and with David for several years. Currently he is mentoring me and helping me develop my business through a series of one to one life coaching sessions. These I am finding extremely useful at this stage in my life and career. David has a knack of getting straight to the issues and offers useful and practical solutions. I would highly recommend him as a Life Coach" Andrew Herbert, Goodrich Management


“Just to let you know that one year after the life coaching sessions I have managed successfully to change the culture in the prison I work in. Our Prison got 90% when the National audit team visited in May. Last year it was 67% before I started. I think the most important thing in bringing about change was how to make staff valued and appreciated” name on request.


“Coaching helped me in various ways. It helped me as a coach/mentor myself, as I noticed the skills that David has and I have applied them to my own role. From a personal point of view, coaching helped me to focus on myself for once (I tend to work hard at helping others) and gave me an opportunity to reflect, and talk through issues which I have kept to myself. David was an interested listener. There was a high element of empathy. David and I set realistic targets, and being accountable for these helped me to achieve them. It also helped improve my self-image.” Dr Patricia Evans


“The first thing that David did that was excellent was zero in on establishing an agenda that was limited enough to work on in the context of the sessions, but would move me forward. Since everything in my life right now hinges on generating sales, he focused on one area where an emotional block appeared to be holding me back. He did this through a questioning process that was patient but fairly direct and wasted no time in getting to the heart of the matter. We then built a plan of action appropriate to the time we were working with.” Jonathan Mueller

 
         
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