COACHED BY JESS
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS LIFE COACHING?
The International Coaching Federation (ICF) defines Life Coaching as "a thought-provoking & creative process that inspires clients to maximize their personal and professional potential." me? well I completely agree
WHATS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LIFE COACHING AND COUNSELLING?
The objective of Counselling is to help people address and resolve past trauma that is affecting them emotionally and impairing their ability to function well in the present. Life Coaching on the other hand focuses on the client's present circumstances and mindset and works towards the desired future as defined by the client.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING A COACHING SESSION?
Everyone is an expert in their own life, so in that respect, coaching is not an ADVICE platform. What works for me won't necessarily work for you and vice versa. Everyone has their own journey and from that your own unique dreams, needs, passions, dislikes etc. I partner with you to investigate and create YOUR dream life. Our sessions will be designed to fit your needs. I will offer powerful questions, reflections, tools and exercises to unlock the life you desire.
WHY DO I NEED TO BOOK A DISCVERY CALL BEFORE BOOKING A SESSION?
This is a chance for the both of us to meet, chat and ensure that we are a perfect match for each other. Coaching is deeply personal work. It's delving into our mindset and emotions to find the solutions... so it's important that you feel that I am someone you can trust and open up to. It's also a chance for me to ensure that I feel I'm the right coach to assist your needs. If I conclude that I'm not the right fit for you I will do my absolute best to refer you to someone I know specializes in what it is you're looking for help with :)
WHY DO YOUR CLIENTS START WITH A COACHING PACKAGE?
I don't offer single sessions because thought work is WORK. It takes time. It takes coming back to the conversation, it takes reflecting on what has occurred since the last session, it takes trial and error, it takes deep understanding that only comes from digging into your values, beliefs, limitations, and life journey. Think of it like gardening....you don't get a beautiful garden in a day. It takes vision, consistency, work and TIME.
HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL I NEED?
That is totally up to you! Everyone starts with 4 sessions and after that it can be topped up. Some people come to coaching with a specific area and goal that they would like to work on, others come for maintenance. Whatever your goal, you're in the drivers seat. Im here to assist you in clearing the way, but at the end of the day you're the one driving the car, its up to you to put our work into action. Thought work is WORK and Im happy to support you at whatever pace youre driving.
WHERE DOES COACHING TAKE PLACE?
Currently, all coaching sessions with Jess are done online via Zoom. Alternatively, you may also request your sessions take place over the phone. Its recommended that you have a quiet comfortable space, free from distractions, where you are able to speak openly and authentically. Having a nice warm cup of your favourite warm beverage on hand doesn't hurt either ;)