“Duncan is a highly personable and caring individual. Duncan is also a very effective coach. I thought that my original reason for seeking out Duncan’s help was for me to be introduced to Duncan’s network of contacts to help me grow my business.
Mission accomplished. However what followed shortly thereafter was a realisation, a “light bulb” moment. What I really needed was for Duncan to challenge me to find answers to questions around my role within the company, why was I here and why did I want to stay? In other words to help by coaching me to clarify the purpose of my job, what choices I have and whether or not these are aligned with my life goals.
Duncan used Socratic questioning to shift my thinking from strategy (head) to passion (heart) and back again. In this way I reframed how what I’m doing now contributes to my ultimate goal of working for an employer who really values the well-being of staff and their customers and who enables me to plan for retirement whilst still being completely engaged in my role along the way. At each step Duncan checked in with me to ensure that I maintained a commitment to change.”