FAQs

What is Coaching?

Like Personal Training is for the body, Coaching is for the mind. You will transform your life by feeling empowered to get from where you are now to where you want to be (much faster and more effectively than if you were working alone). You, as the client, discover and set your own clear goals with the support of a coach asking all the questions, and through this process you hold yourself accountable for achieving your own goals. You absolutely get out what you put into the process.

What is the difference between coaching, therapy, consulting, and mentoring?

  • A therapist helps a client explore their past in order to uncover what is preventing them moving forwards
  • A mentor is likely to share their own experience, offering useful advice to help the client
  • A consultant will give the client clear and logical advice, providing process and structure
  • A coach is future-focused and empowers the client to take ownership and responsibility for their situation and solution. A coach doesn’t try to shape the client’s decisions in any way. The goals, agenda and results are 100% driven by the client. A coach is like your biggest advocate and best friend, but who doesn’t offer their opinion! We just get results.

How will it help me?

How many times have you set yourself resolutions or goals and next thing you know; weeks, months or years have passed by – nothing’s changed, and you’re still unhappy or unsatisfied in your personal or professional life?

Particularly now, with the creative industries being one of the hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, there remains a great deal of uncertainty around employment, with us all wondering if and when people will be returning to work. Feeling like you’re living at the mercy of a virus is disempowering, and can cause future planning to be clouded by fear and anxiety. But it doesn’t have to be that way – you can empower yourself with the help of a coach.

As a coach, I take the time to help you figure out why you might be going around in circles with your goals and not achieving what you wish to achieve. By asking the right questions framed in the right way, I help you identify and address those fears to set you on an empowering path to achieving what you really want.

What happens in a coaching session?

A session will take place via Zoom or telephone and will usually last 50 minutes. The structure of the individual sessions will follow a similar pattern, and take place either weekly or fortnightly, depending on the complexity of the action points you’ve set yourself in the previous week. We’ll start with a recap of the previous actions, see how you got on and then work to set a new clear intention, breaking this down and stretching your current (limiting) beliefs about yourself or the situation. By the end you’ll be walking away feeling confident and motivated to take the next leap towards where you want to be.

Who do you coach?

I coach anyone who is motivated to achieve success. My background in West End theatre means many of my clients are professional performers, directors, producers and technicians, however the techniques I use apply to any industry and position. If you want to achieve a positive outcome in your life, I can work with you.

Are you only available in London/The UK?

Not at all. Whilst I’m based in London, I coach a wide range of clients internationally at the following times:

RegionLocal Times
Sydney, Australia16:00 – 23:00
China, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore14:00 – 23:00
Dubai, UAE10:00 – 23:00
Central Europe08:00 – 23:00
UK07:00 – 23:00
East Coast USA07:00 – 18:00
West Coast USA07:00 – 15:00

Do you guarantee success?

Let me ask you a question: Out of 10, how committed to achieving your goals are you? I can tell you now that you’ll have that amount of success! Your success, and how you measure it, is all down to you, but we’ll work together to make that a less daunting prospect, don’t worry! Hopefully the testimonials speak for themselves – Read them HERE.

What if I’m nervous?

It’s completely normal to be nervous! Trying something brand new, or getting out of your comfort zone can be scary at first, but I know what it’s like to be nervous and will make sure to guide you at your own pace. It’s my job to tailor each session to your values and speed, so we can achieve positive results without them feeling overwhelming. 

Any other questions?

Fire away! Drop me an email: Hello@westendcoach.com.

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