What is Coaching?

Coaching put simply is the process of improving performance and focusing on ‘now’ rather than the past or the future. A Coach recognises that the internal obstacles are stronger than the external ones and their role is to facilitate the removal of these internal obstacles, providing guidance to the coachee for them to achieve their goal(s).

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

Benefits of Coaching

The personal benefits of coaching are as wide-ranging as the individuals involved. Numerous clients report that coaching positively impacted their careers as well as their lives by helping them to:

  • Establish and take action towards achieving goals
  • Become more self-reliant
  • Gain more job and life satisfaction
  • Contribute more effectively to the team and the organization
  • Take greater responsibility and accountability for actions and commitments
  • Work more easily and productively with others (boss, direct reports, peers)
  • Communicate more effectively

(source: Ken Blanchard Companies)

Karen Blake Coaching Service

Give yourself the best chance of success with our coaching services. Our coaches can meet with clients on an individual basis or in teams. Support offered to you includes work searches to navigating a career path within an organization. Through reflection, discussion and questioning techniques, KBC Coaches use the Co-Active and GROW Coaching model to collaborate with business and professional clients to manage their careers and strategically fulfil and excel in their roles – both at work and in their personal lives. KBC coaches Corporate Leaders to manage their teams and grow their organisations.

“I wasn’t very satisfied with my life when I first contacted Karen Blake Coaching. Now, after just a few sessions, I feel like an entirely different person. I can’t recommend these coaching sessions enough.”

NM - Senior Training Co-ordinator, Arfon Dwfor Training