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Coaching Services

Do you ever feel that:

  • You would like an impartial, independent, confidential support person in your life to bounce ideas and challenges with.
  • You would benefit from new ideas on the many challenges you face in your role, and in your life, including better ways to manage staff, and produce business results.
  • You could be happier and more fulfilled in your professional and/or personal life ...if only you knew how?
  • Just like an Olympic athlete, you'd be able to achieve so much more if you had your own personal coach?
  • As much as friends and colleagues want you to succeed, you don't seem to get the advice and encouragement to make a change?
  • It seems too difficult and overwhelming to make significant changes to your life?

If you relate to even one of the above, let us help you reach your goals!

Our Approach

Coaching consists of 45 minutes to 1-hour sessions, usually once per week or once per fortnight, one-on-one. Coaching is delivered in a confidential environment either in person or by telephone. It is suggested that a coaching series be conducted over 3 to 6 months, with a total initial commitment of 12 coaching sessions per person. Barbara is accessible between sessions via email or short phone calls.

In the first session, as well as getting to know each other, the coach will assist the coachee (client) create inspiring goals they will work on together over the coaching series. Three big goals are suggested – these can be in any area of life. For executive/business coaching two goals will probably be business related goals, and a third goal could be an optional personal goal (for example, a health goal).

The coaching methodology used follows a Solution Focused, Cognitive Behavioural model. I see clients as creative, resourceful and whole, and do not assume that clients need “fixing”. I endeavour to further the client’s agenda and build towards their desired outcomes. My vision is to foster attitudes and behaviours where people flourish and are happy, produce outstanding results, and are eager to learn and enthusiastically affect everyone they come in contact with.

Following the initial first session, given the coach and coachee want to proceed, we will sign a contract covering all aspects of the arrangements. This agreement includes our commitment to following the ICF Code of Ethics.
Coaching in the workplace will work in conjunction with any systems currently in place, and will utilise any assessment tools previously used.
Introductory session

Click here now to contact Barbara for an introductory session, to see if this is something for you.

What’s in it for you? (WIIFM)

Unlike other relationships in your life, the total focus will always be on YOU. People going through significant changes often feel they don't, or can't, get appropriate support and advice from their partners, friends and colleagues. Some even worry they might become a burden on other peoples' time.
In a Coaching relationship, you'll feel more open to discuss your personal and professional needs, fears and concerns. Together, we'll focus on specific actions plans and with regular check-ins, you'll soon be on your way to reaching your goals.

Benefits to the individual being coached:

  • Expanded range of skills and competencies.
  • Greater self-confidence.
  • A compelling vision of their work.
  • Higher level of performance and effectiveness.
  • More organised.
  • More effective Time Management.
  • Greater Focus.
  • Higher expectations of themselves in the workplace.
  • A feeling of wellbeing and balance in their life.
  • Stress reduction.
  • Sense of achievement from setting and achieving goals.
  • Avoid burnout.
  • Feel recognised and valued by their employer (for corporate coaching)

Benefits to the employer/business:

  • Improved performance of individuals
  • Development of individuals for the next level: confidence raising, skills and self-empowerment, goal achievement, relationship improvements, and retention.
  • Bottom line results including profit, client service and competitiveness.
    Demonstrated commitment to staff development creates staff loyalty & retention.
  • Fills training and development void for executive and management level staff.
  • Avoid staff loss due to burnout.
  • Greater staff satisfaction.
  • Improved workplace morale.
  • Higher levels of staff motivation.
  • Increased workplace efficiency.
  • Improved communication.
  • Improvement in staff ability to make decisions.
  • Higher aspirations for the business capabilities.
  • Having professionals assist their management/HR team in areas lacking (identify gaps up front).

How different our lives are when we really know what is deeply important to us, and keeping that picture in mind, we manage ourselves each day to be and to do what really matters most."-- Stephen Covey

Advantages of using Shire Coaching & Training for Coaching

  • The Head Coach, Barbara Anderson, has a wealth of experience and qualifications. See bio.
  • You or your people can experience coaching with an external professional coach and consequently be able to acquire the competencies of coaching for themselves.
  • As required, we have access to a team of excellent coaches and trainers, all who have been professionally coaching for the past 2 years.
  • All coaches have undergone extensive training.
  • All coaches are members of the International Coaching Federation (ICF).
  • All coaches have experience in coaching corporate clients and have held remunerated positions in a corporate environment (for corporate coaching).
  • All trainers hold the Certificate 4 Assessment and Workplace Training qualifications.

Coaching Definitions

“Coaching is unlocking a person’s potential to maximise their own performance. It is helping them to learn rather than teaching them.” (Whitmore, 1992)

“A coach is a person who facilitates experiential learning that results in future-oriented abilities …. (a coach) refers to a person who is a trusted role model, adviser, wise person, friend, mensch, steward or guide – a person who works with emerging human and organisational forces to tap new energy and purpose, to shape new vision and plans and to generate desired results. A coach is someone trained and devoted to guiding others into increased competence, commitment and confidence.” (Hudson, 1999)

“Personal or life coaching is a solution-focused, results-orientated systematic process in which the coach facilitates the enhancement of the coachee’s life experience and performance in various domains (as determined by the coachee), and fosters the self-directed learning and personal growth of the coachee. (Grant, 2001)

“Workplace coaching is a solution-focused, results-orientated systematic process in which the coach facilitates the enhancement of work performance and the self-directed learning and personal growth of the coachee.” (Grant, 2001)
Coaching is like a synthesis of a mentor to believe in you and help you set bigger goals for yourself... A manager to break down the goals into 'do-able bits'... A personal trainer that will keep you moving along your path and a sports coach to give you feedback to help improve your game. Over time the coach helps the client set goals, provides feedback, perspective, encouragement and new ways of tackling situations. It's like having someone "running alongside you" in life, giving you the extra input and insights that can really make a difference to your success.

Coaching is all about having someone believe in you and encourage you, about getting valuable feedback, about seeing things from new perspectives and setting your sights on new horizons. Every successful athlete and performer today has a coach of some sort. A coach makes coaching available to anyone wanting to achieve their best, in any field. Coaching is not another 'how to' course. It is a powerful alliance between two people that produces exceptional results. (Results Coaching Systems, 1998)

Goals. There's no telling what you can do when you get inspired by them. There's no telling what you can do when you believe in them. And there's no telling what will happen when you act upon them." -- Jim Rohn


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