Coaching can be of benefit to anyone who is seeking deliberate positive change. If and how much it helps depends on a lot of different factors, and the truth is that you won’t know until you experience it for yourself. But in general, if you feel a strong motivation for change and are committed to the process, coaching can be powerful and life changing.
I have a simple, direct and clear style. A friend once said, “More than anyone else I know, with Craig, what you see is what you get.“ People feel they can trust me, which allows more freedom and ease with the coaching process. During sessions I hold an open and caring space, which helps clients trust themselves more and deepen their growth and learning. I have a tremendous appreciation for the coaching process, and for the honour of being able to share in my clients’ journey.
Ultimately no. Relatively yes. Meaning, if someone deeply believes they can’t change for the better, and is more committed to that belief than they are to putting in some sincere effort, it’s unlikely they will make much progress. But once that person is willing to at least test the possibilities of deliberate positive change, everything opens up.
Coaching is not designed to heal trauma. Having said that, trauma in no way means someone can’t benefit from coaching, or that coaching can’t help trauma. As long as a person is able to stay with the forward-moving process of coaching, trauma is not an obstacle. But if the trauma keeps pulling the individual back into the past and preventing movement forward, coaching is not helpful.