About Coaching

"What is coaching? Is it the same as therapy?"

Coaching is not the same as therapy, and coaching would not be suitable for you if you're looking to access therapeutic services or counselling.

 

In a nutshell

Coaching is a process of listening without judgement, reflecting back the words you use, asking you open questions, and supporting you to unearth and connect to the possibilities that already lie within you. Coaching is not advice-giving. It's action-focused and future-focused.

 

What's my approach?

I specialise in one-to-one life coaching for individuals whose experiences sit outside of the mainstream, holding space for the unique ways we each move in the world, whether in your neurodivergence, your ethnicity, your experiences, your history, your disability, your quietness, your queerness... because that's my life experience, too. 

I don't make assumptions and will always seek to validate and celebrate your lived experience.

And my life coaching approach is focused on creating positive action and social good in the light of climate change. Specifically, I support you to move towards the kind of relationships and community you need and want, rather than feeling isolated as an individual.

 

What are the roles, expectations, and responsibilities of the coach and the person being coached?

Transparency and openness is really important to me - I want your experience of working with me to be really positive and based on trust and clarity. Before our first session, you'll receive a coaching agreement which explains what you can expect from our time together. Here's what it says:

"Coaching is a non-therapeutic alliance between the coach and the client in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires the client to maximise personal, professional, and creative potential. It is designed to facilitate the creation or development of personal, professional or business goals and to develop and carry out a plan for achieving those goals. It is future-focused.

The client is solely responsible for creating and implementing their own physical, mental and emotional well-being, decisions, choices, actions and results arising from the coaching relationship and their coaching calls and interactions with the coach. The role of the coach is to support you on this journey towards the positive change you want to create."

Confidentiality and ethics are an important part of my role as a coach. You can read more about this here:

https://everydaywrites.com/pages/confidentiality-ethics 

 

Can I read some testimonials from people who've been coached by you?

Check out my homepage - near the bottom you'll find some testimonials written by people who've experienced Everyday Writes coaching, which should give you an idea of what to expect. I can also answer any questions you might have by email - just check out the Contact page.

 

 

 

Nadia's Professional Training & Courses Completed

Qualified Life Coach, Dr Sarah Madigan's Spectacular School

Trauma-Informed Coaching, Susana Rinderle 

Self-Guided Embodiment Basics, The Embodiment Institute

 

Current Community Membership

The Practice Ground, by The Embodiment Institute

 

Books I've Co-Created

'I Cannot Get This Wrong: Change the way you think about Anxiety, Create Joy & Heal Collectively', with Dr Sarah Madigan (2021)

'Her-story Rewritten', with Saje Scotland (2019)