Coaching clients can be individuals looking for support to make a change in their personal or professional lives, or corporate organisations looking to provide coaching for specific employees or groups of employees.
I bring the same qualities of honesty, insightfulness and a focus on results to my coaching practise as to my other work, using thoughtful and incisive questioning techniques to spotlight the challenges facing an individual and then supporting them to find fresh perspectives and techniques to achieve change and deliver very pragmatic and practical results.
What clients say:
"I sought Marian's help as a coach when I started a new job. She helped me to think about my personal career aspirations, work through different approaches to handling difficult work situations and facilitated a number of role plays which aided my thinking. Marian makes you feel completely at ease, is a great listener and offers practical tips which you can easily incorporate into your daily working life. I would not hesitate in recommending Marian for any aspect of career guidance.”
LK, Senior Campaign Analyst, BUPA
"I would recommend Marian as a coach to anyone who seeks for a creative and respectful environment to explore emotions and goals. Marian's coaching sessions were very much result-driven. From each session, I walked away with tangible actions that I feel excited about.”
MW, Chief Information Officer, large multinational technology firm
“Marian has a great presence and holds space for clients in a way that I've rarely seen before. She's patient, she's there with you all the way and as a coach, she's following your lead - letting you guide where the importance of the session is, what you really want to get out of it - through powerful questions that land with impact and really encourage you to dig a bit deeper. You always leave a session with Marian with action steps and something to work towards. A great coach!”
What can you expect from coaching?
Coaching is about enabling a person to move towards a desired goal, overcome a problem, or make the most of an opportunity, whether at work or in their personal lives.
Coaching sessions provide a space for busy people to take time to think and reflect on their choices, to consider solutions and identify actions they need to take to achieve the change they want.
The subject matter can vary widely, but some areas clients have chosen to seek coaching on include:
how to have impact in the first 100 days of a new job
As your coach I promise to listen carefully to you, to provide support and challenge, observation and feedback, and to offer new techniques and suggestions to help you discover and achieve your very best.
To see if coaching with me would be helpful for you, please contact email@example.com for a free, no-obligation conversation.
How many sessions will I need?
This is something we would discuss in our exploratory call, however clients often find that 6 sessions is a useful benchmark. Meetings usually last 60 - 120 minutes and may be in person or via a platform such as Skype/Zoom/Microsoft Teams.
A typical framework involves:
Session 1 – Exploring the current situation and the desired situation and setting objectives for the coaching program.
Sessions 2-5 – Working on explicit challenges or barriers identified by the client, sometimes using carefully selected psychometric tools to add clarity and insight.
Session 6 – Final review of progress and setting up strategies to sustain the change.
For corporate-sponsored clients, we would also ensure an initial 3-way contracting meeting to align your objectives with the needs of the organisation, and at least one review session to ensure the objectives have been met.