FAQ

Individual Coaching FAQ

What is Coaching?

Coaching is a useful way of developing people’s skills and abilities, and of boosting performance. It can also help deal with issues and challenges before they become major problems. The process creates a step by step change in results by focusing on behaviour and mindset.

The technical definition is “partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential, which is particularly important in today’s uncertain and complex environment”

In simple words – we help you get to where you want to go.

Can we speak prior to commencing Coaching?

Yes!!! We definitely want to chat with you; as we want to make sure coaching is right for you. We will explain in detail what will you get out of our relationship and how.

Is coaching right for me?

Define what you expect to accomplish from a coaching partnership. There are many reasons coaching could be right for you, some of them are:

  • Being stuck in life or situation
  • Looking for clarity and meaning of life or career
  • Optimise performance of company or individual
  • Develop new empowering habits
  • Want someone to support, encourage and challenge you to achieve your goals.
  • Have more self-awareness
  • Looking for scientifically proven approach to improve quality of your life
How can I get ready for coaching?

First and most important step is to set goals. Ask yourself, “How would I like to be different by the end of coaching? How would I behave differently? What will I have? What will I not have?”

Think specifically about changes you’d like to make at work, at home, in your relationships with family, friends, co-workers, and others. We will help you to evaluate and refine these goals and help you determine which goals you might be able to work at on your own and which ones you might want to work on in the partnership.

What happens in the first session?

The first session is for the coach to become acquainted with you and learn about what you want (and don’t want). We define specific goals and outcomes for our relationship. We also explain in detail some of the aspects of coaching process. Our goal in first session is to provide you a non-judgemental environment, so you can share your challenges comfortably.

Is there age limit to work with you?

This depends on case by case basis. Most of our clients are above 21 for life coaching and career coaching clients are above 12.

Is there science behind your approach or it is all woo-woo stuff?

We mainly utilise Contextual Behavioral Science and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) which is empirically supported approaches to personal and professional development. Our approach combines mindfulness and values based action with some ground breaking psychological theories.

We also utilise GROW Model and Solution Focused approach in our consulting work to increase wellbeing, performance, and goal achievement. We teach science-based principles and practices for increasing happiness, which is based on positive psychology.

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy Studies

Mindfulness & Happiness Studies

Why the fuss about science based, empirically proven methodology?

There are lot of people around to give you advice on what to do and what not to do. We believe in evidence-based psychology as it gives confidence that the advice given has been thoroughly tested and proven to work. We don’t ask you to walk on fire to increase your motivation, it is important for you to know WHY our approach works.

This has added benefit of easier skills and knowledge transfer. You are buying the highest quality of advice in terms of what works and doesn’t.

Do you offer online (skype, telephone, chat etc.) coaching?

Most of the individual coaching we do is virtual/online. Some of the benefits our clients have found of virtual coaching are:

  • You get to speak from the comfort and security of your own space. This increases openness and reflectiveness with yourself and your coach.
  • There is no traffic or public transport to worry about.
  • You can be travelling anywhere in the world and still be able to chat to your coach.
  • Less need to find carer for your loved once.
  • The time saved can be utilised to do the things matter.
  • Sessions can be organised into your evenings and free time.
  • You can stay anonymous (to an extent).

Virtual coaching also suits with my travels and corporate training as clients do not need to wait for me to get back to office.

How long is a typical session?

Sessions are usually 60 minutes. Depending on clients’ goals this is customisable.

Is our coaching partnership confidential?

Yes it is within the confines of the law. Confidentiality and non-judgemental listening is critical part of our coaching process. We abide by Australian Government’s privacy and confidentiality laws for psycho therapists, which can only be broken in the most extreme circumstances, e.g. if a person is currently involved in acts of child abuse, if you are clearly likely to cause bodily harm to yourself or others.

Tell me more about email communication and confidentiality

Email communication is preferred if you are looking to clarify something simple, although emails do have chances of misinterpretation. Our email programs use encryption technology to protect confidentiality. Although, confidentiality of emails has limitations and cannot be guaranteed all the time. Do not use email during a crisis. In the case of a medical emergency, call your local emergency response number.

What if I find coaching is not for me after first session?

You will get full refund, including the cost of first session with a smiley face.

Are there any clients you don’t work with?

Yes and No, there are many situations where you would be better off seeing another expert.

We most of the time say No to clients suffering from clinical issues e.g. schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder, autism, Aspergers syndrome.

But you can always chat with us for free to discuss if we are the experts you need.

Do you work with couples?

Not really but at times we have worked with couples. Please chat to us for free and we’ll let you know.

What have you studied?

I love learning, and I’m continuously learning via books or courses. My education is at below link

http://mrugank.co/my-education/

Group/Corporate Coaching FAQ

What is Group Coaching?

Depending on the topic of the program, the group members would learn career strategy plans, set goals, monitor progress and troubleshoot any blocks to success. Some of our exclusive programs are focused on specific topics like resilience, happiness, leadership and team-building which have set outcome or benefits.

Why would I choose Group Coaching?

Our corporate clients mostly prefer group coaching as they have specific goals to achieve as a team.

If you are not a corporate client, you would choose group coaching because you want to improve quality of life, you like working with people. Group coaching has similar (not same) benefits as individual, like:

  • Get clarity and meaning of life or career.
  • Optimise performance in life.
  • Develop new empowering habits.
  • Have more self-awareness so you know your strength and weaknesses.
  • Is cheaper than individual coaching.

Looking for scientifically proven approach to improve quality of your life.

What if my group has specific needs for coaching?

We can design programs according to your group/organizational environment, experience level, and interest of participating people.  We can also create customized training catalogues and help you develop training material. Please contact us to discuss your needs.

How can we engage you for on-site workshop?

On-site workshops are planned at least 3 months in advance. We recommend on-site training for organizations with groups of 10 or more people. Please contact us to discuss your needs.

What if we are not an organisation but eager to attend one of your programs?

Depending on the group size, we can organise either online or offline workshop for your group. Please contact us to discuss your needs.

If you are an individual (or less than 5 people) please complete the expression of interest form here – you will go on our exclusive mailing list to be notified of our upcoming online or offline program.

Do you offer Management Consulting?

Yes, but we take very selective clients as that is not our main focus. Mrugank is happy to discuss your group’s challenges and offer effective solutions utilising best Management and psychological techniques. His extensive experience and education in the field of Psychology and Management has always shown great results.

We also help in the process of organisational change management.

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Please seek individual consultation to discuss your specific challenge.