What is Coaching?

Akeso provides a holistic model of coaching that offers a confidential, safe, creative space where you can reflect on both your life and career and be supported to entertain possibilities, explore opportunities and enable choice, in order to move towards your desired future.
In a coaching session you will be encouraged to recognise and explore your goals or desires to work out where you want to be and how you can get there, including an understanding of what is getting in your way and how you can overcome that.
Your coach is there to both support and challenge you to develop your own understanding and ideas and recognise and develop your own potential and ability.
At the heart of coaching is a dialogue or ‘thinking partnership’ that enables empowerment, personal growth, facilitated reflection and self-directed learning.

Coaching can help you to:

  • Improve your work-life balance
  • Review your career
  • Plan for retirement
  • Increase your resilience
  • Build confidence
  • Adapt to change and transition
  • Manage relationships and conflict
  • Develop and achieve your goals
  • Increase your motivation and fulfillment

What are the principles behind coaching?

  • Coaching is a partnership of equals based on non-judgmental respect
  • Humans are resourceful and we have the resources within us to resolve our problems and dilemmas
  • Skillful questioning, challenge and support can help us to develop our resourcefulness
  • The agenda is set by the ‘coachee’
  • Coaching enables change. It increases self-awareness, makes choices explicit and helps to close the gap between what we are capable of and what we are currently doing