Coaching® FAQs

Is coaching right for me?

In order to determine whether Solution-Focused Coaching is right for you, start by reflecting on what you hope to accomplish from coaching. If you have a fairly clear idea of your desired outcomes, forging a coaching partnership can prove to be an extremely useful part of your strategy for achieving these goals with ease.

You should also consider the following questions:

  • Am I ready to make changes?

  • Am I committed to making change happen?

  • Am I prepared to devote the time and energy needed to make these changes?

  • Am I motivated to draw on my own resourcefulness in order to reach my goals?

  • Do I value collaboration and am I open to exploring new perspectives?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, Strategic-Focused Coaching could be right for you! This type of coaching will allow you to take advantage of the resources available to you, provide clarity and perspective to your language development, and enable you to act strategically on your road to achieving your desired results.

What are the advantages of working with a coach?

Individuals, teams and organizations may choose to work with a coach for a number of reasons, some of which may include:

  • The pursuit of a compelling or exciting experience (a challenge, opportunity or a serious long-term goal that requires sustained focus).

  • The motivation to fill a gap in skills, knowledge, attitudes, confidence or resources.

  • The need for assistance with identifying and leveraging core strengths.

  • The drive to resolve a lack of clarity in defining choices and making decisions.

  • The need for help in becoming “unstuck” from issues that have begun to cause problems.

  • An aspiration to achieve fast-tracked and lasting results.

How does coaching differ from other support professions?

Professional Solution-Focused Coaching revolves around goal-setting, driving outcomes and managing personal development. In order to understand what coaching is and how it works, it can be helpful to demonstrate how it distinguishes itself from other support professions.

Therapy: Therapy often focuses on dealing with pain, dysfunction and conflict within an individual or relationship. It aims to resolve difficulties arising from the past, which impede an individual’s emotional functioning in the present. Therapy is therefore past-focused. On the contrary, coaching supports personal and professional change which is self-initiated and based on pursuing specific, attainable outcomes. These actions are directly linked to how an individual defines personal or professional success. Coaching is therefore future-focused. The primary emphasis comes from creating actionable strategies to achieve specific personal or professional goals. The coaching relationship is based on action, accountability and continuation in term of goals, progress and results.

Mentoring: In a mentoring interaction, the mentor is usually a specialist who provides expertise and guidance based on their own experience. Mentoring may include a combination of advice, guidance and coaching. In contrast, a coaching relationship does not seek to advise, guide or provide expertise. Instead, the coaching process focuses on empowering individuals to set and reach their own objectives.

Consulting: Individuals and companies hire consultants for their expertise. Consulting approaches may vary widely but the basic assumption remains the same: a consultant will diagnose issues and then prescribe and often implement solutions. In coaching, the assumption is that individuals are fully capable of generating their own solutions but, nonetheless, require a coach for providing support through discovery-based approaches and frameworks.

Training: Training programs and initiatives are based on objectives set out by the trainer or instructor. Conversely, coaching goals are defined and embarked on by individuals or teams. The coach is there to offer support, guidance and clarification, as well as to provide assistance in building accountability frameworks. Most training programs assume a linear approach to cover a pre-curriculum, whereas coaching tends to be less linear as it is not based on an established curriculum.

How are AxL Tailored Corporate Language workshops structured?

AxL’s Tailored Corporate Language Workshops are bespoke and customizable, which makes them ideal for assisting individuals and teams in overcoming specific communication challenges such as the language barriers that arise in meetings, negotiations or presentations.

AxL’s Tailored Corporate Language Workshops are designed to tackle everyday linguistic challenges with focused programs that are entirely content-based. These sessions construct realistic and practical situations in order to equip participants with valuable knowledge and skills that can be instantly applied in their day-to-day jobs.

AxL can tailor any workshop to suit the communication needs of an individual, team or organization. The workshops can also be customized in sessions of 4, 6 or 7 and a half hours.

NeuroLanguage Coaching® FAQs

What is NeuroLanguage Coaching®?

No two people learn in quite the same way, so why should they be taught in the same manner? This is where NeuroLanguage Coaching® can provide a responsible and effective solution.

Imagine a powerful combination of hard science and tried-and-tested coaching techniques, and there you have it: NeuroLanguage Coaching®. At its crux, this type of coaching brings together the latest breakthroughs in neuroscience with the principles and structures common in traditional language training.

Using methods and approaches that are tailored to the needs of individuals, NeuroLanguage Coaching® sets out clear and structured targets and empowers participants to achieve them in a defined period of time. These learning conditions also lend themselves to sustainable results. This means individuals learn faster and more effectively than they would when using traditional language courses. The outcomes are both lasting and cost-effective.

How is NeuroLanguage Coaching® delivered?

The average NeuroLanguage Coaching® relationship involves weekly sessions during a three-month period. The sessions kick off with a short one-to-one discussion in which the coach identifies the individual’s needs and ambitions. This means that the participant becomes aware of their targets and is able to define how they will go forward in achieving these goals during a given time period.

Each session can last anywhere from an hour to an hour and a half during which the coach will use the methods and frameworks of NeuroLanguage Coaching® to inspire and motivate the participant in each phase of their development. Ultimately, the coach will drive the participant towards achieving their goals on a much more fast-paced, effective and enjoyable path than is usually possible with traditional language training.

At the end of each session, the participant receives consolidation exercises crafted to further and strengthen their progress. These are discussed during the following session but, should the participant require assistance in between sessions, they are always able to contact AxL for assistance.

There are two main types of NeuroLanguage Coaching® courses. Both take place at a desired location, such as at the company’s offices, and provide a ‘blended learning’ approach comprising face-to-face sessions and additional online assistance via Skype.

1) General Language Coaching

For improving language aptitude in one-to-one sessions or in groups (a maximum of 4 people is recommended).

2) One or two day intensive workshops

Specialised Language Coaching delivered by experts who cover specific topics (from legal to sales to HR, and much more besides) in one-to-one sessions or in groups (a maximum of 6 people is recommended).

How is NeuroLanguage Coaching® different from traditional language courses?

Unlike traditional language training, NeuroLanguage Coaching® uses a scientific approach and neurological methods to ensure faster, more effective and sustainable results. NeuroLanguage Coaching® sessions provide immersive and effective training by providing face-to-face sessions alongside continual support.

This holistic and scientific approach lends itself to a deeper understanding of the grammatical and verbal aspects of the language, as well as a greater awareness of mistakes and an enhanced ability to self-correct. In addition, NeuroLanguage Coaching® inspires motivation in the learner and enriches their appreciation of how the brain learns according to each individual.

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