Why coaching will not work for you…

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It seems a little self-indulgent, no?

You have enough things to juggle at the moment, and you don’t have the time, money or energy to spend on something so ethereal.

And anyway, what would you even need a coach for?

  • you know everything about yourself
  • you never have any doubts or fears
  • you always fully embrace change
  • there is nothing in your life you want to change
  • you are absolutely certain about where you are going
  • your physical and mental fitness is everything you want it to be
  • you never procrastinate
  • you have no areas in your life you want to grow
  • you never self sabotage
  • the stories you tell yourself are 100% accurate
  • you always feel like you are good enough
  • you have no self-destructive habits, at all
  • your time management is amazing, always
  • you don’t need feedback
  • all of your habits are positive
  • you set clear, realistic goals and unrelentingly achieve them
  • there is no stress in your life
  • you don’t wrestle with Imposter Syndrome
  • you are never cynical and never give up
  • you have never had any type of trauma

And, of course, you can do everything on your own and have never benefitted from the input of others.

Of course I’m bring a little cheeky here. Please don’t read the above as a not-so-subtle way of arguing that coaching can solve all your problems (after neatly breaking each one down into attractive and bite-sized portions…

But

If you are honest with yourself, you know that while you are dealing with many personal or professional situations really well – there are one or two that have tripped you up, confused you or sent you into a spin of fight, flight or denial.

Maybe we could have a chat about how coaching might be a way of getting past those?
Get in touch for a free, no obligation chat: book a free 30 minute conversation here.

Why Qawah?

Qawah is a Hebrew word, which means “to wait, look for or hope with eager expectation.”

This waiting is far from passive – but balances the things we are in control of with those things that are outside of our immediate influence. We can wrestle (with our contexts, our resources and even ourselves) as we wait – and, in doing so, we begin to see clarity forming where once there was only confusion. So we neither naively expect everything to improve immediately, nor sit back and hope for change to happen without us having to do any work.

Hope is not dependent on personal circumstances, history or attitude – but stretches beyond our present reality, into a future where things have changed for the better. And we draw on an range of internal and external resources as we engage with this hope – including understanding that the realisation of that hope takes time, and positive change only comes through intentional action. This action may be to stop a behaviour or relationship, to start something new, and/or to alter how we think about and do things.

Waiting is not instinctively an easy thing for most of us. We live in a world where increasingly everything happens quickly, and we all-too-readily lose sight of the opportunity to stop, notice and reflect. When you work with a coach, you are giving yourself explicit permission to invest in areas of self-limitation, fear or false-narrative.

And so, at Qawah, we work with you to create space where you can have an honest conversation with yourself about who you really are, and who you want to be – personally and/or professionally – to begin a journey of improvement, with eager expectation that the journey will be exciting, engaging and profitable.

Get in touch to find out how we can help you help yourself

Why on earth would I need a Coach?

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We are all doing our best to get through life, to find what ‘success’ means to us, to feel that we have a purpose or contribution to make.

To spend time with a Coach is to be given the gift of time and space with yourself – a good coach will never tell you what you should do, but will work with you to help you understand what your reality is, and where you are limiting yourself or being unrealistic.

We have all had those moments when spending time with someone else – where we can see things they are somehow blind to, where they seem to be unconsciously limiting themselves, or trapped by fears about what the future might hold.

A Coach creates and moderates the space where you can be fully honest with yourself – about any hopes, fears or uncertainties you may have (sometimes hidden beneath the surface). We help you see where you are limiting yourself and where you are defined by stories that others have told you about yourself. We observe, question and offer feedback – always without judgement – and help you arrive at a new place where you have greater insight about yourself, others, and who or what you want to be.

The client is always the one who initiates any change, resolves any issues or sets any goals – the coaches may offer some insight as to how such progress can be made, point to any external tools that could be helpful, or co-form a specific challenge with the client.

People who commit to being coached commonly experience:

  • Improved performance or focus
  • Increased self-awareness
  • Improved ability to relate to and influence others
  • Increased levels of motivation and performance