It is a tool that uses questions to support individuals on a learning journey, during which they are able to explore goals and take action to lead a more fulfilled life.
Coaching is not mentoring, counselling or the coach giving advice; it is about unlocking an individual’s potential and enabling them to move forward in their life.
Benefits of Coaching include :
- Coaching develops rather than imposes
- Enables rather than trains
- Action rather than thoughts
- Looks to the future not the past
- Accelerate personal growth and increased understanding of your self
- Empathetic and not judgmental
- Individual responsibility not dependence
- Moves Your Life Forward to achieve more than you have now.
During the coaching process you will be the expert in your life and I will be the expert in the coaching process.
What client’s are saying about Personal Performance Coaching
I have really loved working with Cherie (you!). I worked with her over a particular difficult time and she has definitely helped me to look at things differently. When I first spoke to her I did not think that I had achieved much in my life but every time I spoke to her she made me look at my week positively. She encouraged me to break down what I wanted to achieve into manageable bites and to imagine what it would feel like to have achieved those goals; I found this such a positive way of looking at things that I did not want to lose that feeling and so would always make steps towards my goal.The best part was her reminding me why I was doing the work; as a working mother it is easy to get caught up in the pressures of family life and being reminded that I am doing a good job and that I am important has given me a lot of strength.
I had not had coaching before and found it very refreshing; I finished every session with a spring in my step and a renewed sense of vigour – I would definitely recommend Cherie and hope to use her services again.
Vicky Sullivan, mother of 13 year old son and 16 year old daughter.
I found the coaching sessions with Cherie to be a very worthwhile experience . Cherie was very approachable and friendly, but at the same time I felt that confidentiality was not an issue at all, which was reassuring.
Cherie started by asking questions which led on to me identifying areas I wish to change/move on in both my professional senior leadership role within a primary school and my personal life. Cherie was a very good listener and picked up on issues that are important to me and needed some changes to take place. Cherie made me realise that no issue is too big to tackle as long as small, achievable goals are set within a sensible time frame. I have already made a few small changes which have impacted hugely on my work-life balance and general well-being by reducing my stress levels. Simple solutions which just needed time to discuss and think through before putting them into action. Again, I am using the strategies Cherie has shown me to help tackle newly identified goals. I am very grateful to Cherie for helping to move both my professional and personal life on in different but very important ways.
Caron Keeley Early Years Coordinator in a Primary School.