“Emotionally intelligent coaching”
Peter’s expertise in individual coaching enables him to see people’s potential and help them fulfil it.
Training as a coach was a natural development from Peter’s experience as a teacher and school leader. Emotionally intelligent coaching!
Whereas as a mentor I pass on expertise and experience, as a coach I specialise in asking questions that unlock individuals’ expertise and efficacy and enable them to change their lives for the better. In recent years I have coached everyone from senior executives and managers to sportspeople, young people and parents.
My approach is to help people understand how and why they think the way they do and steer them towards doing more of what they do best. I challenge them to think critically about behaviours that are causing problems and give them psychological tools to help them think and behave differently.
Inevitably at times this involves identifying and overcoming blockages of inappropriate and limiting beliefs, behaviours and ways of thinking. Sometimes I carry out coaching as part of organisational change, helping individuals to meet their own desire for personal growth at the same time as building an organisation that is strong enough to sustain change.
Ultimately my goal is to help people live the life they want. It’s an extraordinarily rewarding process for all.