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What are the benefits of coaching?

Professional coaching brings many wonderful benefits: a fresh perspective on personal or school-related challenges you may be facing, enhanced decision-making skills, greater interpersonal effectiveness, and increased confidence.

After coaching you can also expect to have taken steps towards your goals, have appreciable improvement in your productivity, and more satisfaction with your life and your teaching career.

I coach using the phone or Skype, so it does not matter where you are, we can still work together to create your best life.

FAQs​

W​hat sorts of things could you help me with?

I can help you ​to...

  • stay on top of your teaching workload without feeling overwhelmed
  • manage your time between home and school, especially if you have children
  • manage the dual responsibilities of being a school leader as well as a classroom teacher
  • create a good foundation if you are in the first three years of your teaching career
  • plan your next steps in your career
  • have more effective relationships with your colleagues and/or your students
  • enjoy your job

​... and so much more. You bring whatever you need to each session and I partner with you to give you greater clarity and plan your next steps.

How long are the sessions and how often will we meet?

​For you to get the most benefit out of the coaching relationship I suggest 4 to 6 sessions. You can choose whether your sessions are weekly, fortnightly or monthly.

Each session lasts approximately 45 mins to an hour.​

What is professional coaching?

The International Coach Federation (ICF) defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximise their personal and professional potential, which is particularly important in today’s uncertain and complex environment.

As your coach, I honour you as the expert in your life and work and I believe you are creative, resourceful and whole. Standing on this foundation, it is my responsibility to:

  • Discover, clarify, and align with what you want to achieve
  • Encourage your self-discovery
  • Elicit solutions and strategies generated by you
  • Hold you responsible and accountable

This process helps you dramatically improve your outlook on work and life, while improving your leadership skills and unlocking your potential.

For more information on the International Coach Federation click here.

​How do I know if coaching will be right for me?

To determine whether you could benefit from coaching, start by thinking about what you would expect to accomplish during the coaching sessions. When you are clear on the outcomes you would like to achieve, a coaching partnership can be a useful tool to help you reach those outcomes.

However, if you do not exactly know what it is you would like to achieve then the first coaching session would help you get clarity on this.​

Also, ask yourself whether you are ready to devote the time and the energy to making real changes. If the answer is yes, then coaching may be a beneficial way to grow and develop.

How is coaching different from other service professions?​

Professional coaching focuses on setting goals, creating outcomes and managing personal change. Sometimes it’s helpful to understand coaching by distinguishing it from other personal or organisational support professions. Coaching is not therapy or counselling, and it is different to training or mentoring. 

How is the coaching delivered?

I coach over the phone or with Skype, so no travelling time involved.​ Our first session will begin with a chat to assess your current opportunities and challenges, identify priorities for action and establish what you would like your outcomes to be. 

Between scheduled coaching sessions, you may set yourself specific actions that support the achievement of your goals. I can also provide additional resources in the form of relevant articles, checklists, assessments or models to support your thinking and actions if you wish. 

What are your qualifications?​

I have been coaching for the past 12 years and I am an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coach Federation.​

I am a NZ registered teacher with over 30 years of experience as a classroom teacher and school leader. For many years I was a Deputy Principal and now I am Principal of a large city primary school in. I completed a Masters in Education Administration (Leadership) at Massey University in 2005. ​

How do I get started?

​I am more than happy to answer any further questions you may have.
You may want a no obligation chat before you decide if coaching is for you.

Just give me a call on 09 524 5949 or 021 411 403.
or email me at carolyn@teachingsuccess.co.nz