The Life Coaching Handbook

Book of the Week! I am recommending some reading material to some of my coachees and as such, I thought I would share these books, articles and videos with you. I will share more of my work during 2020 in the shape of podcasts, the launch of my YouTube channel and new publications. For now, I would like to review the book of the Month, “The Life Coaching Handbook” by Curly Martin.

When I first studied life coaching, many years ago, I read Curly Martin’s book, “The Life Coaching Handbook”, and now as a qualified life coach, who also trains others to become a life coach, I recommend many books for students of life coaching to read.

I also discuss in my training sessions the importance of considering the qualities of an effective life coach and for individuals to review these qualities to ensure life coaching is the path for them. For me the main qualities of a life coach are:

  1. Compassionate Empathy. Above all, effective life coaches genuinely love what they do and care about people.
  2. Active Listening. If you become a life coach, you will spend much of your days listening to people’s problems.
  3. Problem-Solving, you will need to be able to help people resolve the situations or issues they are facing in their lives.
  4. Communication, you will need to be able to communicate with others and to use their frame of reference and their communication preference style, to ensure you can both understand them and that they can understand you.

In-order to coach effectively as a life coach, you need to ensure you develop the essential skills for life coaching and these are all covered in my life coaching training. For me the essential skills for life coaches are:

  1. Effective communication – as mentioned above effective communication cannot be underestimated in the coaching relationship.
  2. Awareness – self-awareness is the capacity for introspection, which is to look at one’s own conscious thoughts and feelings, with the ability to recognise oneself as an individual separate from the environment and other individuals.
  3. Listening skills – listening is an art by which we use empathy to reach across space between us. Passive attention doesn’t work. Not only is listening, an active process, it often takes a deliberate effort to suspend our own needs and reactions. Non-verbal listening techniques are paramount to the coaching process.
  4. Characteristics of good questions – powerful questions are provocative enquiries which put a stop to people being elusive and feeling bewildered. By asking the powerful question, the coach invites the client to clarity, put in place actions and discovery at a whole new level of personal self-insight.

Here are some of the results and benefits of my life coaching practice:

  1. You will learn about life coaching as a powerful development tool.
  2. You will develop practical skills and learn how to make achievable goals.
  3. You will explore life coaching as a means of generating personal and professional change.
  4. You will learn how to plan improvements in your own life while developing a coaching philosophy.
  5. You will explore your triggers and learn how to implement a new way of regulating these triggers.

Outcomes from my life coaching practice:

  1. You will have the opportunity to develop self-awareness which is the key to self-mastery.
  2. You will understand your “Emotional Intelligence” and how you can make your “EQ” work for you.
  3. You will develop the ability to identify and change your behaviour by creating a new narrative around your identity.
  4. You will learn about the power of reflection, and how simple ways can support you in making incredible breakthroughs.
  5. You will understand yourself more, and I will assist you in overcoming the challenges and barriers that you are facing in your life right now, which can include work-related issues.

Overview of the book

This handbook is essential for any potential life coach consultant or indeed if you want to engage as a client.  This life coaching book takes you on a journey of understanding and gives you a full comprehension of what life coaching is. For those who wish to train as a life coach, you will find this book will teach you how to effectively set up and sustain a fruitful practice. The book is clearly scripted and presented well, each section begins with an outline and finishes with a clear summary.

This book is for anyone who is involved in coaching either life coaching or indeed any other kind of coaching, as this book offers, an all-inclusive, impressive overview of some popular coaching tools and techniques, linking into some advanced NLP based methods. This book is a meaningfully and insightful guide for any new coaches looking to set up their own life coaching business or an excellent reference for the busy life consultant looking to enhance their skills.

About the Author

In 1992 Curly Martin was told she had nine months left to live. Cancer Free For 20 Years is the story of her journey. Now as an international bestselling author and know for becoming the grandmother of life coach training, Curly has built a successful coaching business and written or co-written over 30 books and articles on coaching. Curly Martin is an inspiration to us all. I for one can highly recommend her life coaching books.

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The Four Agreements!

Book of the Month! I am recommending some reading material to some of my coachees and as such, I thought I would share these books, articles and videos with you. I will share more of my work during 2020 in the shape of podcasts, the launch of my Youtube channel and new publications. For now, I would like to review the book of the Month “The Four Agreements”.

I like many of you are shocked by the news of the death of Caroline Flack. There is an outpouring of grieve for the star. I am filled with sadness today, as in my work I try to coach and support people to live a better life but too often I see the ugly side of people. I have also realised that I am not prepared to be around individuals who are negative and who try to control and abuse others for their own agenda.

I want to use my platform, to call people out because we have all gone too far with our careless words and actions. Our words affect people and I do not want to be part of a world that disrespects, hurts and dishonours others. I have shared the following book as a start for anyone who is wanting to change their lives.

This book gives you insights and a practical guide to personal freedom, by Don Miguel Ruiz. This is a wonderful book for stress management and personal growth. It’s written in simple language but deals with complex themes that can help you bring sweeping changes to your life.

Book Overview

Agreement 1: Be Impeccable With Your Word

Ruiz states that while this agreement is the most important, it is the most difficult one to honour. For this agreement, Ruiz first analyzes the word “impeccable”. The word Impeccable comes from the Latin word peccatus meaning “sin”, and the “I’m” in the beginning of impeccable is the Latin prefix that means “without”. Ruiz describes a sin to be anything that goes against oneself, and therefore being impeccable with language means to take responsibility for one’s actions and remain without judgment against oneself and others. In essence, this agreement focuses on the significance of speaking with integrity and carefully choosing words before saying them aloud.

Agreement 2: Don’t Take Anything Personally

The second agreement provides readers with a way to deal with hurtful treatment from others that they may experience in life. It advocates the importance of having a strong sense of self and not needing to rely on the opinions of others in order to be content and satisfied with their self-image. This agreement also allows readers to understand the notion that each individual has a unique worldview that alters their own perceptions, and that the actions and beliefs of a person is a projection of their own personal reality. Ruiz believes that anger, jealousy, envy, and even sadness can lessen or dissipate once an individual stops taking things personally.

Agreement 3: Don’t Make Assumptions

The third agreement describes the issue of making assumptions, how it leads to suffering, and why individuals should not partake in making them. When one assumes what others are thinking, it can create stress and interpersonal conflict because the person believes their assumption is a representation of the truth. Ruiz believes that a solution to overcoming the act of making an assumption is to ask questions and ensure that communication is clear between the persons involved. Individuals can avoid misunderstandings, sadness, and drama by not making assumptions.

Agreement 4: Always Do Your Best

The fourth agreement allows readers to have better insight on achieving progress towards their goals in life. This agreement entails integrating the first three agreements into daily life and also living to one’s full potential. It involves doing the best that one can individually manage, which varies from the different situations and circumstances that the individual may encounter. Ruiz believes that if one avoids self-judgement and does their best in every given moment, they will be able to avoid regret. By incorporating the first three agreements and doing the best they can in all facets of life, individuals will be able to live a life free from sorrow and self-ridicule.

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Mindfulness

What is mindfulness?

Take a moment to stop, notice your posture, be aware of your breathing. Can you feel your body? Do you feel any pain or strain anywhere? Is your mind racing? or are you calm? are you comfortable? Or a bit tense? Too hot? Cold? Just right? Are you hungry or thirsty? What are you feeling this second? Irritable? Happy? Sad? Bored? Relaxed?

For me, mindfulness is about – being completely IN THE NOW!!! It’s about noticing, this second, how you feel, what you think, what you want, without criticism or judgement.

It’s about learning to notice everything in your body, your mind and your environment: the gurgles in your stomach, the twitches in your back, the clenching of your jaw, the rain on the window, the clouds in the sky, the flowers in the garden, the smile on someone’s face, the sound of a car, a bird twittering on a branch, the itch on your nose, the whirr of your computer, or the last piece of a melting square of chocolate on your tongue.

Mindfulness is about noticing everything in the moment. It’s about learning to focus your attention in the present. This very second. This millisecond NOW!!

Mindfulness is about making the most of the now, as we are only ever in the now, the past is gone the future has not yet happened…What we do in the now however is creating our future. There are no mistakes as everything has got you to this point, what you do now will create your tomorrows.

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you will always get what you’ve always got”. “

So, make the most of your time as time is a gift”.

From the moment we are born, now is always what we have, there is never a time when our lives are not in the now, in this moment. The present moment is in fact, life itself. As George Harrison once said: “It’s being here now that’s important. There’s no past and there’s no future… all there every is, is the now. We can gain experience from the past, but we can’t relive it; and we can hope for the future, but we don’t know if there is one.

How can you make the most of “now”? By learning to be mindful. You may think that being mindful requires an ability to completely clear your mind and go off into an altered state in an attempt to get to a better place. Not so; mindfulness does not involve complex mediations routines. Mindfulness is not about having an empty mind or suppressing thoughts and feelings. Nor does it require years of practice, sitting in the lotus position in a flowing white robe on a beautiful beach, (although I wouldn’t mind doing just this) …

 Mindfulness is about being Mindful…

  • About being in the present
  • A way to focus on the now
  • A way to calm your thoughts down
  • An effective means of relaxing
  • A way to release your creativity
  • A way to boost physical and emotional health
  • A way to gain compassion and empathy

There is a growing body of evidence – psychological, physiological, scientific – that our 24/7, chaotic, pressurised, stress-filled lives are doing us immense harm.

 Many of us are suffering from mental and physical health issues that can be helped significantly by taking the time to slow down and learn, simply to breathe.

 Mindfulness is not about eliminating stress, as stress is a given in life, but it can help us deal with stress in a much more effective way. It has been proven to help relieve stress, anxiety and depression and can even relieve some of the symptoms of ailments such as ME (chronic fatigue syndrome), eating disorders, chronic pain, learning disabilities, and sleep disorders.

Mindfulness is now recognised by NICE (the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence) as an effective form of therapy for dealing with physical and psychological stress.

Why Mindfulness is so relevant to our lives now.

At its most extreme, worrying about the future can lead to anxiety disorders. Dwelling on the past can lead to depression. Research shows that the number of people in England who experience depression and anxiety has slowly but steadily risen in the last 20 years.

Feeling overwhelmed by the past or the future takes us away from living in the now, in the present. Too often, we let the present slip away. It’s easy to waste “now” time, missing what is happening in the only moment that really exists.

How mindful are you?

The real difficulties arise, however, when your mind gets lost in stressful thoughts about the past and the future: replaying painful experience from the past and imagining worst-case scenario about the future. At its most extreme, being stuck in the past leads to depression and being trapped in the future leads to anxiety. Or, it may be that what’s happening right now is painful. In those circumstances, you may live in denial; avoiding painful feelings and situations that you can’t accept or bear to live with. 

All this rewinding back to the past and fast-forwarding to the future is exhausting and rarely productive. Therefore, mindfulness can help with work-life balance or at least for you to give yourself some time, some time to be still. 

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Eileen works with senior management teams, individuals, independents, & other coach’s on executive, interpersonal or business coaching. 

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In Sheep’s Clothing

In Sheep’s Clothing: Understanding and Dealing with Manipulative People

Book of the week! I am recommending some reading material to some of my coachees and as such I thought I would share these books, articles and videos with you. I will share more of my work during 2020 in the shape of podcasts, the launch of my Youtube channel and new publications. For now I would like to review the book of the week “In Sheep’s Clothing”!

Dr. George Simon explains what makes manipulators tick and how manipulation works. He explains why manipulative people can make you feel crazy and why these back stabbers and con artists manage to get the better of you. In Sheep’s Clothing is Dr. Simon’s first book and has enjoyed unprecedented bestseller status for almost 14 years. Readily available at local bookstores, libraries, the book is regarded by many as the definitive manual for understanding manipulative people and other difficult characters and has been published in several foreign languages. Read it today and discover:

  • The true nature of aggressive and covert-aggressive (manipulative) personality types
  • The tactics manipulators use to deceive and get the better of others
  • The emotional vulnerabilities a person can have that make them prone to victimization
  • How to become more empowered in relationships with manipulator and other difficult characters.

If you would like to know more about my work please visit my website www.eileenhutchinson.com Where you will see a variety of coaching and leaderships programmes which I have developed. I offer a choice of one to one coaching via video conference calls or in-house training days. Please note when working with me you will be at the very heart of what you want to achieve and we will work at a pace that is just right for you.

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Eileen works with senior management teams, individuals, independents, & other coach’s on executive, interpersonal or business coaching. 

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www.ehleadershipcoachingacademy.com www.eileenhutchinson.com

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Performance Coaching

Workplace Coaching, Leadership Development and Transformation.

Performance coaching still leads the field in business coaching and leadership development. Performance coaching unlocks you and your teams potential. Successful organisations create a workplace environment where individuals can show initiative, take responsibility and feel empowered to take measured risks.

Performance coaching helps to develop the skills to unlock versatility and innovation. Performance coaching supports business professionals to create an environment which enables individuals to learn, grow and deliver to their full potential.

Performance coaching engages employees, strengthens business cultures and encourages individuals to become more resilient and able to deal with change. By developing these skills within your business you are investing in your greatest asset, “the people who work for you”, supporting them to grow your business.

95% of learning and development managers see direct benefits of performance coaching to their organisations. 96% see direct benefits for the individuals being coached. 

Performance coaching improves efficiency and effectiveness, reduces employee turnover and improves morale. Participants benefit from increased confidence, a sense of personal growth and fulfilment and the opportunity to develop their leadership skills.

Performance coaching stands for leadership that is based on individual and collective awareness and responsibility, driven and led by all levels of an organisation. Performance coaching strives for the integration of strategy, culture and leadership, while assisting people and organisations to engage deeply within a society that demands new forms of corporate responsibility and public accountability, which is paramount to creating the world and future we desire.

Performance coaching is aimed at individuals, managers and business professionals who want to expand and immerse themselves in a fresh and new way of thinking.

By engaging in performance coaching, your focus will be to discover and develop new insights into your own behaviour and the behaviours of others. For me personally, Performance Coaching has become a philosophy for living and brings a wealth of meaning and understanding into our daily lives. Limited thinking and thought processes are not a part of performance coaching.

Performance coaching can give you so much more than just tools and techniques. Performance coaching gives you the opportunity to put theory into practice by developing, encouraging and motivating your team straight away.

Performance coaching is the foundations to my coaching practice, which inspired me to create a coaching model focusing on real outcomes for individuals and teams. The Insights Coaching model is featured in my book “Understanding Coaching and Mentoring” co written with Dr Richard Hale.

My coaching model is now referenced by other authors and features in two academic texts “The Little Big Book of Coaching Models” and “The Little Big Book of Management Theories”, translated into 10 different languages.

I have developed a variety of coaching and leaderships programmes with a choice of one to one coaching via video conference calls or in-house training days. Please note when working with me you will be at the very heart of what you want to achieve and we will work at a pace that is just right for you.

Eileen specialises in helping clients with inspired learning and leadership development, by supporting and equipping talent management with a variety of training or coaching packages.

Eileen works with senior management teams, individuals, independents, & other coach’s on executive, interpersonal or business coaching. 

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Coaching Conversations

Coaching is so much more than just a conversation! Coaching goes beyond the ability to ask questions and listen attentively. Coaching explores personality traits, behavioural habits and thinking processes. Eileen Hutchinson

‘Coaching conversations focuses on helping another person to understand themselves through the art of communication. At the core of the conversation will be the very essence of the problem, situation, or individual goal. Coaching conversations are based on asking rather than telling, on provoking thought rather than giving directions or advice and it holds individuals accountable for their goals and aspirations’ 

Coaching conversations are an important way to turn experiences into learning, and supports individuals to engage and develop themselves by becoming more self-aware, leading to better work related performance. Coaching reinforces strengths and explores weaknesses, opportunities and threats, helping people to take responsibility and ownership for their actions and their interpersonal development.

Coaching can be more time consuming in the short term compared to other methods of training, improving or developing your staff, but coaching pays dividends overall. It is acknowledged as one of the best ways to get improved performance from staff.

More broadly, organisations benefit from a coaching culture through:

  • Increased employee engagement
  • Increased job satisfaction and morale
  • Increased collaboration
  • Improved teamwork

Being a coach is all about developing others and it is an essential part of leadership. Effective coaching conversations requires you to do a few things:

  1. Listen with curiosity and put the coachee at the heart of the conversation and become a great listener.
  2. Build rapport, ask curious questions and embrace silence, giving time to the coachee to fully know what they want.
  3. Give objective feedback and remember there is no such thing as failure only feedback.

When you’re able to listen with curiosity, respond by building rapport, embrace silence and give constructive feedback you will have the basis of a coaching conversation

Start your coaching conversation by finding out the coaches views of their current situation, using active listening and asking open questions to encourage the coachee to talk openly and to raise their awareness and therefore insight into the issue.

Using my Insights coaching model as a frame will help you to ask insightful questions which will take the coachee on a journey of inner self discovery. This is a good way of creating time for the coachee to really think about what is important for them to achieve.

The essence of good coaching conversations, is that the development process is two way and enables both parties to build absolute trust in each other. Therefore it is essential that a trusting relationship is established, and expectations are explored and established from the very beginning. Outtake from EH Leadership Coaching Diploma.

Eileen specialises in helping clients with inspired learning and leadership development, by supporting and equipping talent management with a variety of training or coaching packages.

Eileen works with senior management teams, individuals, independents, & other coach’s on executive, interpersonal or business coaching. Please visit her websites 

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Experiential Learning in the workplace

Experiential learning supports employee development by building knowledge and skills and offering a path for successful application in the workplace. When they learn by doing, individuals learn how to change their behavior in order to improve performance and have a greater impact in the workplace. Another benefit of experiential learning is that individuals remember as much as 90 percent of what they learned, compared to only 5 percent for traditional learning. This degree of retention helps individuals apply more of what they learned, even long after training has taken place.

The importance of experiential learning for children is evident to us all. We would never have learned to ride bicycles or hit balls without taking tumbles, swinging and missing, and trying again until we had developed some mastery. When it comes to adult learning, we often ignore the simple fact that experience and practice underpin all performance improvement, whether simple psycho-motor activities or complex decision-making processes. In fact, all workforce development can be distilled down to four basic elements: experience, practice, conversations and reflection

Kolb – Experiential Learning

As we continue to look at models of learning it is vital to include Kolb experiential learning model here. Kolb D. (1984) proposed a model of learning that has become widely known and used as a basis for considering how we learn from experience. This is often referred to as the experiential learning cycle.

The model suggests four learning stages and style preferences whereby ‘immediate or concrete experiences’ provide a basis for ‘observations and reflections.

These ‘observations and reflections’ are distilled into ‘abstract concepts’ producing new implications for action that can be ‘actively tested’. in turn creating new experiences. Kolb’s model has provided a basis for the development in the UK of the Learning Style Preferences model and questionnaire, as discussed above by Alan Mumford and Peter Honey, and it is important for coach/mentor and coachee/mentee to recognise both their own learning style preferences and those of the other party, experiential learning enables this process to take place.

What are the benefits of experiential learning?

Here are five distinct advantages experiential learning has over traditional classroom, instructor-centric methods.

  • Ability to immediately apply knowledge. …
  • Access to real-time coaching and feedback. …
  • Promotion of teamwork and communication skills. …
  • Development of reflective practice habits. …
  • Accomplishments are obvious

Why is experiential learning so effective?

Experiential learning is personal and effective in nature, influencing both feelings and emotions as well as enhancing knowledge and skills. It goes beyond classroom learning and ensures that there is high level of retention, thereby delivering exceptional RoI over a traditional learning program.

What is the role of experiential learning methods in the training process?

Experiential learning is also called as ‘learning by doing’ and the training involves a two way interaction unlike the informational training methods which are more of one sided. … On the Job Training (OJT): This training method is used to impart new skills to the employees when they are working on a certain position.

What are examples of experiential learning?

Experiential learning is a method of educating through first-hand experience. Skills, knowledge, and experience are acquired outside of the traditional academic classroom setting, and may include internships, studies abroad, field trips, field research, and service-learning project. Outtake from EH Leadership Coaching & Mentoring Diploma workbook.

Eileen specialises in helping clients with inspired learning and leadership development, by supporting and equipping talent management with a variety of training or coaching packages.

Eileen works with senior management teams, individuals, independents, & other coach’s on executive, interpersonal or business coaching. Please visit her websites 

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Carl Rogers, Coaching & Mentoring

Carl Rogers is the founder of “Person Centred Counselling” I studied the work of Carl Rogers many years ago when I undertook my training in person centred counselling. I did not think back then, that I would use his model of facilitation within my coaching practice, nor did I even imagine I would create my own coaching models or even own a leadership coaching company, but here I am!

Carl Rogers was one of the founders in the humanist movement, (or client-centred approach). Rogers widely advocated this approach because at its core it enabled a coach to understand not only the human part of relationships, but the personality of the individuals within the relationships.

The person-centred approach is a unique way of enabling individuals to make a shift within their own learning process. This was a shift away from the traditional authority teacher telling you what to do, i.e. by giving you Information and Instructing you on how to pass a test, towards the individual finding their own solutions by understanding their unique learning styles. This became known as a model of facilitation, a process for the individual to arrive at their own solutions to their own learning objectives.

At the core of person-centred coaching are five principles: 

1 A coach can only facilitate another’s learning” (Rogers, 1951). This outcome is directly from his personality theory, which states that everyone exists in a constantly changing world of experience in which he or she is at the centre. Each coachee reacts and responds based on perception, projection and their individual life experiences (Hutchinson 2019)

2 “A person learns meaningfully by being in involved in their own development and improvement within the core self” (Hutchinson 2019).

3 “Experience, by being coached, which, if assimilated, would involve a change in the individual’s perception of self, the coachee will learn if he or she is open to varying ideas. Being open to consider ideas that differ from one’s own is vital to creating a coaching culture. Therefore, tenderly encouraging open-mindedness is helpful in engaging the coachee in learning experience. (Hutchinson 2019).

4 “The structure of self appears to become more rigid under threats and to relax its boundaries when completely free from threat” (Rogers, 1951). If coaches believe that concepts are being forced upon them, they might become uncomfortable and fearful. A barrier is created by a tone of threat in the coaching relationship. Therefore, an open, friendly environment in which trust is developed is essential.

5 ” The coach should be open to learning from the coachee too, by giving feedback on observed performance and supporting the coachee to discover their own wisdom. (Hutchinson 2019)

Carl Rogers also identified three elements which he felt were an important part of effective facilitation.

Congruence, Empathy & Responsibility 

My understanding of these main characteristics and elements are:

Congruence: being open, being real with a sense of genuineness and honesty.

Empathy: the capacity to understand or feel what another person is experiencing from within their frame of reference, i.e. walking in their shoes.

Responsibility: by showing unconditional positive regard coaches accept and take responsibility for themselves.

Carl Rogers ‘belief in his inability to teach anyone anything, merely to provide an environment conducive to effective leaning, is the guiding principle of his theory.

Using facilitation as a coaching method is more about how you show up in the coaching session, it’s about being genuine and being present. It’s also about making the process of coaching easier for the coachee. In order to use this approach, you must have a strong sense of self and move away from being the controller or teacher to becoming the facilitator.

There are no half measures when working this way, therefore it is important to not only look at the behaviours and skills of facilitation but to take the necessary steps towards becoming a good facilitator.

My understanding of these main behaviours and elements are:

Be open with yourself and don’t hold back from expressing who you are and by showing your true feelings.

Be open and curious about who other people are, by acknowledging and embracing differences.

Accept individuals and situations as they are and coach with empathy by creating an environment of non-judgmental positive regard.

As we know the coaching setting is paramount in order for you to engage with your coachee and I have created a learning model which is called the 5E’s model of learning, which you may find helpful with your coaching practice. 

STEP 1 ENVIRONMENT: Create a safe space and the freedom for the coachee to examine situations from a new and different perspective.

STEP 2 ENGAGE: By learning and engaging with your coachee by exploring coaching techniques and tools, will help you to create insight and awareness for the coachee to define their goals.

STEP 3 EXPLORE: Enable the coachee to discover their inner self by identifying how certain questions make them feel and give them the tools to respond in an authentic manner.

STEP 4 ENHANCE: The coachee’s learning through their inter-personal development, expanding their mindset, changing their perception of who they are and by supporting them to create a new narrative by bringing their true self to the coaching process. 

STEP 5 ELEVATE: Rapidly support your coachee to remove self-limiting beliefs and sweep away old patterns of behaviour, by enabling your coachee to advance to a higher level of self-actualization. 

My coaching specialises in helping clients with inspired learning and leadership development, by supporting and equipping talent management with a variety of training or coaching packages.

I work with senior management teams, individuals, independents, & other coach’s on executive, interpersonal or business coaching. Please view my coaching and leadership packages or for more information please contact me  or visit my training academy website below.

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Business Coaching & Mentoring

Managing a business successfully is a challenge and sometimes the challenges become difficult. Making informed decisions is the only way to grow your business and you will at times be faced with uncertainty. Identifying the best way forward needs to be done in a structured, proactive and balanced way. Making business decisions is all part of the journey, however, without good quality coaching or mentoring you put the business and yourself at risk.

Working with anyone in business is all about knowing who to “Trust” and working with me on your business or your new business idea will be a focused experience. I’ve come across people who are all about taking and no giving. So from the outset, I will be building and establishing a trusting relationship with you. In partnership, we will cover all aspects of your business needs.


I will help you to improve the results of your business by offering you a hands-on approach and supporting you to:

  • Identify what you need in order to develop and grow.
  • Understand your business proposition and where to make changes.
  • Focus on the parts of the business that will impact and influence on your results.
  • Develop the leadership skills you and your team need through a leadership review programme.  
  • Avoid mistakes and common pitfalls by developing a business strategy that works.

What qualifies me to help you?

A qualified business mentor, SFEDI Adviser, and Assessor, my work has included assessing Business Link Advisers in East Anglia, working with Luton and Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce.

I have a portfolio of clients ranging from Sole Traders, Directors of Ltd Companies, Partnerships, Social Enterprises, Charity Managers, and Executives. The cost for the Business Coaching/Mentoring one to one programme is £75.00 per session per hour which is via video conference call, email, and phone. Face to face sessions will be either half a day or a full day depending on the coaching/mentoring required.

It is such a privilege to have worked with businesses and business startups, some of my clients have a international market. I continuously work with leadership business teams, Individuals and CEO’s. If you feel like I am the kind of coach you would like to work with, then please contact me!

Additional Coaching & Mentoring

I offer additional coaching in “Enterprise and Entrepreneurship” and two Business mentoring programmes, covering all elements of business planning and leadership development. Please view the links on the page by clicking back to page – for an overview of each programme.

www.eileenhutchinson.com www.ehleadershipcoachingacademy.com

Eileen Hutchinson Leadership Coach & Owner of EH Leadership Coaching Academy, with center status from ILM.

Eileen specializes in helping clients with inspired learning and leadership development, by supporting and equipping talent management with a variety of training or coaching packages

Eileen works with senior management teams, individuals, independents, & other coaches on executive, interpersonal or business coaching. Please visit her websites www.ehleadershipcoachingacademy.com www.eileenhutchinson.com

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Explore Coaching

I would like to invite you to explore my 5E’s coaching programme, which is being described as a transformational intervention. The techniques within the 5E’s programme enables you to engage with others more effectively.

My work has been modelled and studied from an NLP perspective. The observations were to review the techniques I used with individuals and groups. This was due to the incredible breakthroughs people experienced when working with me. By reviewing my work I went on to develop the “5E’s programme” and the “Insights Coaching Model”. These are unique processes becoming influential within the coaching and mentoring sector. My work is referenced by other professionals and authors too.

Coaching is so much more than just a conversation. Coaching goes beyond the ability to ask questions and listen attentively. Coaching explores personality traits, behavioural habits and thinking processes. Eileen Hutchinson. 

Exploring how you feel when asked certain questions is just one way of “Engaging” in the coaching relationship. Exploring is all about creating a safe space to examine situations from a new and different perspective. Aside from “Exploring” and “Engaging”, you will test many new tools and techniques, helping you to create insight and an awareness of how to define your goals, enhancing your learning, while creating new solutions to current problems. The 5 E’s model will enable you to clearly plan and elevate to a higher level of self-actualization.

You will find the 5 E’s of Coaching to be a powerful set of tools, enabling you to experience rapid results, by working at an accelerated pace, unlocking barriers and letting go of self-limiting beliefs. You can use my 5 E’s model in your personal development, coaching, mentoring, leadership or developing your own team or business.

When you book a session with me you will fully experience the 5 E’s and “Elevate” to a higher perspective. Please see my booking section on the website to engage with me. The model at the bottom of this page gives you an idea of the how the 5 E’s programme works.

I would like to invite you to take some time to explore the coaching interventions on my website, as they will give you a deeper understanding of how my sessions work and what to expect from each coaching theme. Please note all of the interventions come with a different range of tools and techniques, however, together, we will create a bespoke coaching programme around your specific needs – Please call me to explore how we can work together.

Life Coaching – Assists you in gaining in-depth knowledge of how to use effective tools to support you in making the changes you seek in your life. You may be suffering from low self-esteem, low confidence, a lack of purpose, or trying to overcome an addiction. Motivational Coaching – Helps you to develop positive behaviours and achieve your goals. Managers and business owners find motivational coaching helps them to keep on track and become more focused on achieving success. Mindfulness Coaching – Enables you to connect and listen to your inner wisdom. You will learn how to live in the present moment and create inner peace, contentment, and clarity.

NLP Coaching For Busy People – Explores ways in how to change your thought process by changing the words you use. NLP is embraced by people in business or to develop team members, as it enhances learning on many levels, “Elevating you towards being the best you can be”. NLP gives you the ability to be at the centre of your interpersonal development.

Career Coaching – Gives you a clear direction on career matters and helps you to answer many questions around either leaving your current job or making the changes necessary to adapt and get the best out of where you are. You will be invited to look at your patterns of behaviour and to undertake a career review to ensure you are on the right track.

Leadership Coaching for Individuals and Companies – Are you in a leadership role? Do wish to improve your team’s performance, and need a helping hand to support you along the way. If so you will find my leadership coaching will equip you to become an effective leader.

Coaching Supervision – Supports professional coaches/mentors with the opportunity to reflect on the skills and knowledge they have gained. Please visit my website to explore these coaching interventions. https://www.eileenhutchinson.com/one-to-one/explore-coaching/

Eileen Hutchinson Leadership Coach & Owner of EH Leadership Coaching Academy, with center status from ILM.

Eileen specializes in helping clients with inspired learning and leadership development, by supporting and equipping talent management with a variety of training or coaching packages

Eileen works with senior management teams, individuals, independents, & other coaches on executive, interpersonal or business coaching. Please visit her websites www.ehleadershipcoachingacademy.com www.eileenhutchinson.com

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