Tim Clarke Performance Coaching/Life Coaching
Unlocking Potential for Individuals and Small Businesses
30 years experience as a qualified coach/teacher
A Member of The Coaching Academy
Based near Banbury
Tim Clarke is a member of The Coaching Academy, and offers to coach adults using Performance Coaching techniques (often referred to as Life Coaching). Tim has been coaching teenagers and adults since entering the teaching profession in 1985:
What is Performance Coaching?
Performance Coaching or ‘Life Coaching’ is a growing industry in the UK. It has its roots originally in the USA. It borrowed training techniques used by companies aiming to improve their performance. Some of the techniques are tried and tested and have been around since the 1930s. In the USA, trainers started using these techniques with individuals, rather than groups in the late 80s.
Around the year 2000 coaching for individuals grew in popularity in the UK. The applications are very varied. Goals set can be personal or professional. A good coach will help you find a goal, and then make it a reality.
Coaching is for people who appreciate a positive challenge. It is distinct from related areas, such as mentoring, management consultancy, counselling, or therapy. Surprisingly, the coach often does not do or say much other than to ask searching questions. They will not offer or advice or come up with solutions: the client does this.
Coaches are advised not to coach family or friends. (It doesn’t work).There are checks in place to make sure any goals set are ethical, and will not harm the client or those around them.
Who becomes a coach? Many people come into it from the related professions above. The largest training organisation in the world is ‘The Coaching Academy’, a British Company based in London.
Research shows that people generally spend more time planning their annual holiday, than setting objectives for their life. Large organisations usually have their own ‘in house’ training, but smaller companies and individuals perhaps miss out.
If you are buying a package of Performance Coaching sessions, please tell me if you would like any of the following to be part of your package:
1 Interview preparation and practice
2 Public Speaking preparation and practice
3 Presentation Skills
4 Social Networking expertise
5 CV writing and updating
6 Personal Statements, Mission Statements
7 Personality Profiling: understanding group dynamics
8 Knowing your values; acting on your values
Fees for Performance Coaching: these work out at £100 per session, for adults (normally up to one hour) + travel expenses, if you wish to buy a package of at least 4 sessions. It is good to meet face to face, but telephone/skype consultations can also work very well.
For those who would prefer to ‘pay as you go’, the fee is £120 per session + travel. There are considerable discounts for teenagers, so please ask.