Saturday 18th August 2018  
Forward Thinking – Our life-coaching Academy

Life Coaching is a new and rapidly growing profession that is profoundly different from consulting, mentoring, advice, therapy, or counselling.

At Roseham Automotive, we believe the coaching process has to address specific personal objectives such as business and career development, as well as relationships, personal or professional by examining what is going with our clients - right now.

We attempt to help you discover what you see as your obstacles or challenges and we will jointly agree a course of action to make your life what you want it to be.

During the 4wd-thinking programme we will ask you to respond to the following:

  • Am I ready to create a better balance between my work and private life?
  • Am I prepared to improve my personal or business relationships?
  • Do I intend to make real and positive changes in my life?
  • Am I ready to find and live my life's purpose?
  • Do I see myself as willing to overcome obstacles?
  • Am I capable of creating plans and taking action to achieve my goals?
  • Am I ready to achieve a sense of fulfilment at work and in my life?
  • Am I ready for more fun and enjoyment in my life?

Life Coaching is a designed alliance between coach and client where the coaching relationship continually gives all the power back to the client. We believe the client knows the answers to every question or challenge the client may have, even if those answers appear to be obscured, concealed or hidden inside.

What do you want to achieve from your life?

Without a set of key goals life can become a case of living randomly from day to day.

We believe that the SMART system can be used successfully to help you achieve any goal.

A SMART goal would need to satisfy the following components. It should be…

Specific
Measurable
Achievable
Realistic
Time bound

Any goal whether a small one en-route to achieving a key goal or indeed a major goal should be developed on the SMART principle.

Specific

What precisely do you want to achieve? I want to be a millionaire is not really a goal, it’s actually an outcome of a goal. Check that your objectives are specific and not just outcomes. I want to achieve a promotion; I want to learn to play the clarinet. Let's look at how these specific goals might break down.

Measurable

So you want to learn the clarinet – nothing wrong with that!

To what level? What does measured success look like? Are you looking to play in an orchestra or simply achieve a graded level enabling you to play at a reasonable level? How would you know that you were en-route to promotion and how would you identify this? You will need to break down the measurable elements. How well do you currently understand the stages of the route?

Achievable

OK so you want to learn to be a clarinettist but you are working long hours each week, and have family commitments to stand by. Ensuring your goals are achievable is important as unachievable goals might force you to fall at the first hurdle; thereby experience failure.

Instead you should seek to check that what you are aiming to achieve against other demands on your time and talent, is reasonable.

Realistic

Is it realistic to learn the clarinet to a grade 8 level? Is it realistic to target yourself to run a multi-million pound corporation? Do you have the right personality; Can you manage the pressure; And do you worry when things are not quite going to plan? This is the essence of being realistic.

Time bound

You should be seeking to set time frames for the various stages of your goal. Unless you build these parameters into your goals you could end up in a state of procrastination and end up more frustrated and unfocused than you were before you defined the goal in the first place.

Take the example of the promotion. Having assessed whether or not the time frame is realistic you might conclude that you intend to achieve this goal within 18 months. What happens if it doesn’t happen for any reason? Arguably you should give some thoughts to the contingency goal?

Roseham Automotive offers an Introductory Session

An initial 2-3 hour session with the purpose of establishing our four key coaching objectives:

  1. Developing a strategy and jointly agreeing specific, time bound and achievable objectives that are strategically based
  2. Formalising the coaching relationship and establishing joint expectations between client and coach
  3. Assessing development needs and generating an understanding of the behavioural/skill changes required to achieve the vision
  4. Creating ownership, commitment and motivating factors to bring about change, then identifying priorities, barriers and the methods to achieve the vision.

Three-Month Coaching Programme

Month One - two three-hour sessions fortnightly.

This frequency kick starts the coaching plan. Actions are positioned at the top of the client's priorities and are kept firmly in focus in order to facilitate the initial phase of behavioural change.

A month into the coaching, we find our clients begin to feel comfortable using some of the new approaches/skills and will begin to behave differently. They will especially be encouraged to improve their ability to:

  • Self-observe, so as to gain
  • Self-awareness, in order to
  • Self-feedback, self-correct and self-coach

Months two and three -four three-hour sessions run fortnightly.

This is about embedding and deepening the skills and behavioural changes so that the client begins to become more habitual and automatic in order to facilitate permanent behavioural change. The process of self-coaching really kicks in at this stage.

This enables the coach to close the coaching relationship at the appropriate point without bringing the client's self development to an abrupt end.

A minimum of three months is recommended for coaching of this nature.

The final 3-hour session will allow both parties to assess progress against the original vision and objectives, address and explore any outstanding coaching topics, generate a self coaching action plan, and/or re-set further coaching needs if appropriate.

What about the cost of life coaching from Roseham Automotive?

No two coaching contracts are the same, but with Roseham Automotive, a typical 3 month Life Coaching programme consisting of 6 x 3 hr sessions - would start at between £750 and £825 plus VAT.

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