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You might find the answer to your question below…..

What type of coaching do you offer? Because coaching does not require prior knowledge of your industry or expertise, it can be applied to most areas. Maze Associates offers Business, Personal Development, Parenting and Career coaching in areas such as confidence, conflict resolution, stress coaching, career change and personal development. For full details, please see coaching types.

How qualified do you need to be to practice as a coach? At present, there is no single regulatory body governing the coaching profession. Please be aware of coaches who have not trained or reached an adequate level of coaching. Please check my profile page to see my qualifications.

Do you coach individually or in groups? Coaching at Maze Associates can be carried out on an individual basis or in groups.

How can you coach me if you do not have experience of my industry or business? Coaching, unlike mentoring does not require a coach to have experience because the process involves the coach to listen and ask the questions and the coachee to provide the solutions. An understanding of commercial experience helps in business coaching but because we do more listening and less advising, coaching can be applied widely.

How do I know if I need a coach? If you have read this website and are still not sure if a coach could help you, please call. There may be instances where we may not be able to help, for example, you may have a deep rooted issue that would be better suited to counselling. You may want technical expertise in which case a mentor would be better suited to you. A good coach will be able to assess within the first session whether coaching is for you.

How many sessions will I need? Sessions vary for each individual client and often whether it is personal or business coaching. At a personal level, some may only need a session twice a month for 3 months. Others may choose to be coached for longer. Coaching is tailored specifically for you. The idea of coaching is such that you do not become dependent on the coach and learn relevant tools and techniques to guide you in the future.

Where is coaching held? If face to face, business coaching is typically held at the clients’ premises or in offices in Manchester/Cheshire. Personal coaching is usually held in Altrincham.

How long is a session? This will depend on individual needs. On average individual sessions will last an hour to an hour and a half. Group sessions vary depending on nature of coaching but will typically range from 2 hours to a full day.

Is it confidential? All individual sessions are completely confidential unless required by law or where action may be necessary to prevent harm to the client or anyone else.

Do you offer a free introductory session? Yes. All first sessions are free of charge.

How much do you charge? Fees will be charged in line with other professional coaches with a similar coaching qualification at that time. If after the first session you feel you would like to progress with coaching, you will be provided with the terms of business and rates will be agreed prior to coaching sessions.