3 Key Questions You Should Ask a Coach...
BEFORE you hire one.
Helping YOU get the results YOU want in YOUR personal and professional life.
Start your own business,
Be home from work at 5.30 every day,
Complete a marathon,
More free time,
£500K in the bank,
Buy your dream home,
Take home £X at the end of each month,
Employ new staff,
Lose X pounds in weight.
Your goal could be one or many of these and they're common goals that people aim for.
It’s quite a varied list and they're all successes when achieved, as success means different things to all of us. Some people are driven by money, some are not.
Having a goal that challenges us is very healthy and it's less about achieving the goal itself and more about the person you become as a result of achieving the goal.
Here's one truth that will NOT help you achieve YOUR success…
Comparing yourself to others who seem further ahead than you will cripple your confidence and momentum. Remind yourself that any person that’s succeeded in what you're after, had to start at the beginning at some point; you can too.
So what's your goal, vision or dream?
What's important to you?
It's critical that whatever you're aiming for, it's something that YOU want and not something that'll impress others or is expected of you from others.
And before you start climbing the ladder of success, make sure the ladders’ leaning against the right wall.
There would be nothing more soul destroying than doing something your whole life that you hated and one that didn’t bring any meaning to your life.
And I'm not referring to your professional life only; having direction in your personal life is just as important.
Focusing too much on one, will over-time affect the other. Putting all your energy into your work or business and neglecting your personal life is a recipe for disaster over the long-term.
Having a bank full of notes after all your efforts at the office won't count for much if you don’t have anytime left in the week to spend with your loved ones.
There's no such thing as a balanced life when it's clearly out-of-balance.
Maybe you're very clear in what you're after or you might be lacking direction. Either way, being in the midst of it can be challenging at times; unable to see the wood from the trees.
Having someone to listen without judgement and to ask questions that are relevant to your needs will help to get you one step closer to achieving your goals.
You might be thinking, I can do that with my friends and family. Friends and family mean well, but they will often say what you want to hear that might not be in your best interest and won't challenge you to grow.
One question I get asked is why I do life coaching as well as coach professionals? Why not focus on one only?
Quite simple and from personal experience, they both go hand-in-hand.
I've been coached for coming up to seven years, and still am to this very day, Why? For starters, integrity is high up on my list of values and having someone to coach and bring out the best in me can only help to bring out the best in my clients. Secondly, I always learn something new and I recognise the power in the process and the positive results and breakthroughs it brings.
In all the sessions I've been to, when I thought the challenge was business related, it's never been about the business; it's always been about my way of thinking around the situation, my mindset and limiting beliefs.
Be it a personal or business issue, more often than not, it's personal.
If like me, you love to stretch yourself and take on new challenges, then you're already in a healthy place, because the vast majority think that learning is something that ends on the last day of school or University.
SO HOW CAN I HELP YOU...
IN YOUR BUSINESS?
Since 1993, I've started and grown four very different businesses, and that has given me a wealth of experience in the challenges, pitfalls and the attitude needed to run a successful business.
If you're looking to start a new business, improve the results or grow your current business, want a change of direction or feel lost in your professional life, then I can help you.
WITH YOUR PERSONAL LIFE?
If you're facing a personal challenge, you're in the right place. Every coaching client is unique and on their own personal journey. And having helped many other clients to date by working through their challenges, this has given me experience to effectively listen and deal with a wide variety of matters and help the client to focus on what really matters so their goal or dream can become a reality.
HOW I CANNOT HELP YOU
I'm not a counsellor or therapist, so if you're very much focused on the past, have a negative outlook on life, then we won't be a good fit.
I help people to focus on the present and fill the gap of where they are now to where they want to be. Think of me as your personal pilot.
IF YOU’D LIKE TO:
* Improve Your Clarity and Focus *
* Have Impartial Support *
* Increase Your Confidence *
* Have a Healthier Work / Life Balance *
* And get the Results YOU'RE After… *
Then get in touch today for a no obligation chat.
What Other People Say…
I really like Hefin's coaching style. Anyone new to coaching, who may be nervous about the process, will quickly feel at ease with his calm but assured approach. During our coaching session, Hefin used some excellent questions to draw out a couple of issues that I needed to deal with. Issues that I hadn't consciously previously been aware of! We then looked at some actions I would take to resolve these points. Finally, we put a timescale on it and I know that Hefin will hold me accountable at our next meeting, which will make sure I get them done! Like all good coaches, Hefin didn't tell me what to do, but asked insightful questions that helped me become aware of things that I hadn't previously noticed. If you haven't experienced coaching before, I strongly recommend you have an initial session with Hefin, so that you can experience the powerful benefits it provides.
I had a very productive session with Hefin. He managed to ask the right questions that lead me to solid decisions. Hefin helped me to focus and prioritise. He did not make decisions for me but instead helped me to develop a plan of action to deal with situations using my own knowledge and self-awareness. Thank you Hefin for your time and a great session.
I have used Hefin’s services and I can honestly say it opened my eyes and completely changed my perception on business coaches. I would certainly recommend that you talk to him. The first free consultation is very useful as a "try before you buy" tool. It only serves to enhance the confidence you will have in Hefin’s ability to help you.
Having closed my retail business after 17 years, I was struggling to identify what direction I wanted my future career path to take. I had a series of 6 coaching sessions with Hefin which really helped me add some clarity as to what I did and didn't want to do. He asked questions that really made me dig deep and think about things in a way that I hadn't before. Everyone can benefit from coaching, on a personal or a business level and I would highly recommend Hefin. I felt comfortable and at ease during our coaching sessions and at the end of my sessions I felt inspired and clearer on the path I wanted to take.
Once again thank you for the coaching session which was an amazing and very inspirational experience for me. I really appreciate the help I got from you in realizing how many ideas and solutions I already had in my mind. The guidance you offer through your service is something I believe everyone should use in any type of business. I highly recommend booking a coaching session with you!
Working with Hefin over the past few months has had such a positive impact on me both personally and professionally. The process has helped to raise my awareness and has improved my focus on the business. The 80/20 approach has benefited me so that I now delegate less important tasks which allows me to spend more time on growing the business. Coaching has also been a great way of holding me accountable to my actions.
I found Hefin's coaching to be extremely professional. He helped me break down my goals into smaller chunks and as I'm a visual learner, I found that writing down things on paper helped me by having something concrete that I could reflect on to hold myself to account. He ensured that I reiterated my goals and actions, when I wanted to achieve them by and challenged me in a very appropriate manner. With effective questioning by Hefin, it helped me explore a range of options for me to think and reflect on. Each session ended with me having a clear goal and an agreed action plan with firm timescales. He started every session by getting me to review previous actions and praised me for my achievements. This really encouraged me to take action as I did not want to let Hefin or myself down. It has been a great pleasure working with such a committed and professional coach!
I have achieved a great deal through my coaching sessions with Hefin. Not only have I now expanded my client base, but I have also tackled issues such as confidence, assertiveness and procrastination as well as making headway on discovering my niche. The biggest impact however was dealing with my assertiveness. I found this very powerful and I was able to deal with a situation which I had been ‘putting off’ for weeks. The relief of dealing with the situation has had a direct positive effect on my life. Found Hefin to be very professional and gave me plenty of thinking time which often resulted in new ideas.
Hefin had a great rapport and made me feel at ease. He pointed out my strengths, encouraged me to delve deeper with ideas for actions and really got me out of my comfort zone. With his powerful questioning, he explored my lack of self-belief and challenged me when it was needed. There's been a significant shift in the way I see myself now and I enjoyed my time being coached by Hefin. I found him to be very competent in coaching in any topic area.