What is Lifespan Coaching?

“I give a warm welcome to truth in whatever hand I find it, … .”

Michel de Montaigne, Of the art of discussion

Odilon Redon, Muse on Pegasus

Lifespan Coaching is all about you. What is happening in your life? What would you like to change?

Lifespan Coaching utilises supportive and motivational conversations to explore current issues, life events, challenges, ideas and aspirations relating to your personal and/or professional life. Lifespan Coaching helps you to think about things in a broader philosophical context, acknowledging and reflecting on previous experiences as well as current thinking, values, emotions and behaviours.

There is no such thing as ‘a typical coaching programme’. You can have as many or as few sessions as you like, all of which will be led by you and what is happening in your life. We start with an informal conversation about where you are, your issues and aspirations. If we agree to proceed, we’ll formalise our contract and organise a meeting. It’s good to meet somewhere neutral, and I’ll do my best to create and hold a space where you are free to focus in on what you are really feeling and thinking. I recommend a minimum of an hour per session, and 90 minutes is the average in my experience.

Research shows that regardless of whether we have similar or different personalities, the most effective coaching comes about through the development of our relationship and shared values: trust, honesty, being solutions-focussed and committed to change. We will also openly and regularly discuss how we both think things are going.

Read more about why people choose Lifespan Coaching and how it differs from therapy.