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Coaching

"ICF defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. The process of coaching often unlocks previously untapped sources of imagination, productivity and leadership.

 

We all have goals we want to reach, challenges we’re striving to overcome and times when we feel stuck. Partnering with a coach can change your life, setting you on a path to greater personal and professional fulfilment."

- International Coaching Federation  

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Let me tell you a secret about Coaching:

Coaching isn't all about being woo-woo, going on yoga retreats and taking sabbaticals.

 

And it isn't indulgent, selfish or any other negative or preconceived  thoughts that your inner voice is telling you.

Coaching is a professional and personal development process in which a Coach (me) works with a client (you) to help them achieve specific goals, improve their skills, or enhance their overall well-being.

 

It is a collaborative and client-centred approach that aims to empower individuals to identify and achieve their potential.

 

Here are some key aspects of coaching:

  • Goal-Oriented: Coaching typically begins with the client setting specific goals or objectives they want to achieve. These goals can be related to various aspects of life, such as career, personal development, or well-being. 

  • Client-Centred: The coaching process is centred around the client's needs, desires, and circumstances. As a Coach, my role is to not provide solutions or advice; instead, I guide and support clients in finding their own solutions and strategies.

  • Active Listening: The use active listening skills to understand clients more deeply. I ask open-ended questions, reflect on the client's responses, and create a safe and non-judgmental space for the client to explore their thoughts and feelings.

  • Accountability: I help clients stay accountable for their goals and commitments. I may co-create and establish action plans, set milestones, and monitor progress to ensure the client is making strides toward their objectives.

  • Feedback and Reflection: I provide feedback, insights, and different perspectives to help clients gain clarity, make informed decisions, and overcome challenges. I empower and encourage self-reflection and self-awareness.

  • Confidentiality: I adhere to strict confidentiality standards, ensuring that what is discussed in coaching sessions remains private and secure.

 

Continue reading to find out more about my coaching practice. ​​

What my clients say: Georgina Otubela

"Lucy has been my coach for the last few months and I cannot recommend her highly enough. Throughout our sessions she has listened and understood my competencies, highlighted areas of focus and improvement and helped me set a development plan to work towards. 

 

Lucy offers a completely non judgemental approach for areas which could be perceived as making someone feel particularly vulnerable for example when working with through cognitive behavioural therapy techniques to support growth and confidence. She has identified a number of tools and techniques which I practice on an ongoing basis. Having put this into practice I am already seeing improvements in my delivery and also my mindset to approaching challenging situations.  

 

Lucy’s industry experience in service management and technology lend well to her ability to deliver coaching to those in customer facing or technical industries. She has a breadth of experience which enables her to lend advice from a coaching, colleague, and business stakeholder perspective.

 

Her guidance on personal branding has been invaluable, she has helped me update my linked in profile to reflect my authentic personality and brand. I am excited to continue to grow and develop with Lucy as my coach.

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In a world of disruption and change, it can be hard to find your way. 

​Coaching will provide you with the dedicated time and space to engage with a neutral party to analyse where you are now and where you want to be. By working together, we can really define your aims and create transformational goals with an action plan to help you achieve them. 

Clients have gained direction, focus, and confidence working with me, leaving them less overwhelmed and confused about their future. By exploring your values, personality, drivers and strengths, you can move forward with your professional and personal life armed with tools and techniques to help you thrive.

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The aim to Coaching is to help you understand what you want, the skills you need and how you can develop. As your Coach and Facilitator, I will support you in making these initial steps. I engage in complex thinking with simplicity, to help you see your problem(s) more clearly.

I offer a safe space to be still, to think simply and in a future-focused way.

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  • I will analyse your current situation

  • I will guide, encourage and challenge you

  • Together, we will define outcomes, results and accomplishments

  • I will never tell you what to do but will support you through your decision making and give you the time and space to talk

  • You are in control and decide on how fast and far we go

  • You will find the answers and solutions

  • You will be stretched outside your comfort zone

  • You are never alone or judged

  • Together we will plan for your success!

Typically, Coaching sessions span across 6 to 12 sessions. Working on a bespoke plan for you.​

What my clients say: Beth Pattison

"Lucy makes you dig deep and dares to ask those questions you wouldn’t necessarily ask yourself. Over the last six months, Lucy has supported me to explore my own ideas and build on my personal brand. The powHERful workbook has very quickly become my go-to bible. It keeps me accountable but also helps shape my future plans. I feel confident that I have the tools to reflect on my own needs and I have seen a big shift in my confidence to explore my key pillars. I am so glad our paths crossed. My biggest wins are that I can: articulate my strengths, what is important to me, but most importantly why. I can tell my own story. Lucy listens and picks up on things you’d never have considered before. Don’t expect Lucy to tell you the answers, but what you can be absolutely sure of is that she is there every step of the way cheering you on. You get out what you put in. If you are wondering whether to work with Lucy …. stop. Take action and be prepared for a big shift!" 

Is Coaching Right for you? 

Are you feeling stuck in your personal or professional life? Do you have goals and aspirations that seem just out of reach?

 

If so, coaching might be the key to help you overcome what is holding you back. 

Coaching is a powerful, personalised journey of self-discovery and growth. It's for those who are ready to take charge of their lives, set and achieve meaningful goals, and overcome obstacles. But how do you know if coaching is the right path for you?

Signs That Coaching May Be Your Solution:

You Desire Change: If you have a strong desire to change your life for the better, coaching can provide the guidance and support to make it happen.

  • Unclear Goals: Are your goals unclear, or do you struggle to define them? I can help you clarify your objectives and create a roadmap to reach them.

  • Feeling Stuck: If you feel stuck in a rut, experiencing the same challenges repeatedly, coaching can provide fresh perspectives and strategies for moving forward.

  • Seeking Accountability: Do you need someone to hold you accountable for your goals and actions? I will help and empower you stay on track.

  • Personal Development: Whether it's personal growth, career advancement, or improved relationships, coaching can help you realise your full potential in various aspects of your life.

 

Ready to Take the Next Step?

 

If you resonate with any of these signs, coaching could be the transformative journey you need. Take the first step toward a brighter future today - email me lucy@lucygrimwade.com 

How Do You Know If You Need Another Form of Intervention?

Sometimes, coaching isn't the right solution for everyone. In some situations, a different form of intervention or support may be more appropriate.

 

But how do you determine if you should explore other options?

Read my article: Evaluating the Need for Alternative Intervention to find out more. 

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Contact me to find your way to overcome what is holding you back.

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