Coaching from the heart
What is Coaching?
There are probably as many definitions and perceptions out there of what coaching is, as there are coaches!
According to the International Coach Federation (ICF) coaching is:
"Partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.
Professional coaches provide an ongoing partnership designed to help clients produce fulfilling results in their personal and professional lives. Coaches help people improve their performance and enhance the quality of their lives.
Coaches are trained to listen, to observe and to customize their approach to individual client needs. They seek to elicit solutions and strategies from the client; they believe the client is naturally creative and resourceful. The coach's job is to provide support to enhance the skills, resources, and creativity that the client already possesses."
Coaching with Chris
Chris Markiewicz holds a certificate in co-active coaching from the highly prestigious coach training organisation Coaching Development www.coachingdevelopment.com . He is also a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF).
There are many great coaches out there and choice of coach will be as much down to personal chemistry as qualifications and experience.
Therefore, the first step will be to have an initial 30 minute phone consultation at no cost to establish whether Chris’s approach will suit your specific needs. To take this first step call +44 (0)208 440 3335.
“It made such a difference to have that safe space to be able to plan my future direction. Chris really listened and provoked action through direct, yet sensitive questioning” MC – Chartered Accountant
" As my coach, Chris had a way to create space for self reflection. Within that space we were able to explore the main issues I came to him with as well as unexpected areas. Chris's methodology allowed me to follow my own path. He helped me create a road map that I still use. The wonderful thing about the road map was that there were several routes to choose from. This came from the space that Chris helped to build in order to allow lateral thinking." RS - Architect
"In under 3 months Chris' patient, understanding and invaluable guidance has enabled me to find my first two coaching clients, work with them and complete satisfactorily. I am delighted" EE - Professional Coach
"Chris helped me during a particularly stressful time in my life both at work and at home. A good attentive listener who encouraged me to break down what seemed like overwhelming problems into manageable chunks to be addressed one at a time" PA - City of London Financial Accountant
Chris helped me during a particularly stressful time in my life, both at work and at home. A good, attentive listener, who encouraged me to break down what seemed overwhelming problems into manageable chunks, to be addressed one at a time.