Based in Swanley, Kent I offer face-to-face, telephone and Skype coaching in the London and Kent areas with options for week day, evening and weekend sessions.

What is coaching?

Coaching helps you step back and look at a situation differently, to deal with it differently and ultimately reach your goals. We all have the potential to succeed, but consciously or unconsciously, we can hold ourselves back. Life has a way at chipping away at us, and we end up telling ourselves "we can’t do it" or "don't know what to do". Sometimes we have heard this so often we believe this to be true. My job as a coach is to help you recognise you have everything you need within you to do what you want to do, and not only recognise it, but to believe it and own it!

Coaching is not mentoring and doesn’t give you the answers, neither is it therapy focussing on the past. In coaching we work together looking at current situations, to help you find your own answers. Coaching is short term and solution focussed and works on your agenda because no one knows you better than you!

"After attending a life coaching session with Merrisha I found the cluttered mess in my head had been decluttered and I had a plan in which I could move forward with. The session helped me piece things together by enabling me to see a different perspective and gain some clarity"
- Head Teacher, London

What is coaching useful for?

Life coaching may address anything in your life and can be both powerful and life changing. I create a space in order for clients to talk about their innermost goals and desires, ensuring there is a plan to take these forward. Focusing on your goal is the first step to making it happen. Words follow and then actions. Some areas that life coaching can address are:

  • Feelings of being stuck or unsure
  • Coming to a natural crossroads in life
  • Work/life balance
  • Healthy lifestyle
  • Relationships coaching
  • Effective parenting
  • Planning retirement
  • Motivation
  • Procrastination
  • Self-confidence
  • Limiting beliefs
  • Phobias
  • Wanting to get the best out of life

Leadership coaching is for leaders within workplaces and entrepreneurs. It gives leaders all-important time and space to reflect on how to be effective within their working environment. The benefits will be tangible; it may be surprising how big an impact coaching can have. We use the space, or psychometric tools to bring awareness to self to develop an effective leadership style.

People seeking leadership coaching may want to explore:

  • Setting goals
  • Vision
  • Beliefs and values
  • Leadership styles
  • Communication
  • Empathy
  • Your impact on others
  • Influencing others positively
  • Implementing new initiatives
  • Evaluating and strategising
  • Managing difficult conversations
  • Creating and maintaining positivity
  • Greater productivity within the workplace
  • Creating harmonious working relationships
  • Progression within leadership
  • Work/life balance
  • Being the best you can be

Career coaching is for anyone wishing to enhance, develop or change their career. Some situations include: exploring different career options; wanting a new career; returning to work after maternity or paternity leave; exploring different career options after being a stay at home parent; progression up the career ladder; and starting your own business.

Career coaching may address different issues such as:

  • Identifying options
  • Setting goals
  • Preparing for interview
  • Building confidence and self-belief
  • Identifying your strengths
  • Addressing limiting beliefs
  • Becoming targeted and focused
  • Maintaining momentum
  • Identifying next steps and how to get there

Coaching Packages

Individual coaching is typically contracted for 4 x monthly 60 minute sessions. A complimentary introductory meeting is offered to help you decide if I am the coach for you, and if I’m not, that is OK...really. Individual sessions are charged at £100 per hour, and discounts are available for block booking. If you would like to find out more about rates please contact me.

Corporate coaching is also available, rates to be discussed.