Mentoring & Coaching
What are the definitions of coaching and mentoring?
A lot of people ask that question because they think that coaching, mentoring and personal development are the same and certain aspects are; here’s where they are different:
Coaching is more about success, careers and your work life. You can focus on getting that promotion you want or training for a job you yearn for. It’s about becoming more confident in business or it could be that you are an athlete and want to be a winner.
Coaching will be more focus orientated and HeadGym will help you set goals, giving you techniques and strategies so you can stride towards these ambitions.
Coaching sessions are usually shorter than mentoring and here’s why:
Mentoring is about you, about how you feel and about your personal issues and your mental well being. We understand that mentoring needs a different approach to coaching, you may be talking about issues which are delicate and bring up unhappy memories.
HeadGym believe that every situation is changeable, you don’t have to be fixed in a time when you were unhappy; HeadGym believe in the ‘happy ever after’ and that’s where we would like to take you.
Who would benefit from coaching and how could HeadGym help?
I have decided to get some support, what happens next?
At HeadGym, we believe your mind and body are equally important and we view every client as a fresh individual. There is no set format to follow; your plan will be just that, ‘Your Plan’ and it will be different to everyone else’s because it is personal to you.
You will be allocated a trained mentor who will be matched to your needs and interests. They will welcome you, make you feel at ease and listen to you without judging. With their assistance you will change negative views through reframing, you will learn new techniques and methods make your way to the life you want.
There is no set time for mentoring, we can go as fast or slow as you need, some people may show initial improvement after only a few sessions whilst others require more; there is no right amount.
For example, you have a gambling problem and you work with a mentor who teaches you strategies, it may be our STOP technique, as with any addiction there is no quick fix. You may feel able to stop for a few weeks but then it becomes hard and you need support again, HeadGym understand that sometimes things are tough and you may need prolonged reassurance or other strategies to reach that ultimate goal.
That’s why HeadGym offer a long term approach to mentoring, we understand life is tough and there are always going to be time that cause stress and anxiety but with the help of HeadGym, you CAN get the life you WANT!
The only thing we ask of you is that you ‘want’ to change so we can begin your journey to a better life.
Who would benefit from mentoring and how could HeadGym Help?
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