Frequently Asked Questions About Coaching

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Generic Questions about coaching

What is Life Coaching?

Coaching is a way of asking empowering questions to help the client shift their current thinking and achieve more than they thought possible. Coaching is about identifying  challenges, or barriers to success and allowing the client to think rings around them. Coaching is about prioritising goals, focusing on strengths and resources, and motivating the client to fulfil their goals quicker than they would have done alone.

Why should I hire a Life Coach?

You should hire a coach if you want to achieve personal goals in areas of their life, such as health, careers or self esteem, and of course in relationships.

You should hire a coach if you have hit a brick wall in any of those areas and you want to break through.

You should hire a coach if you believe you are worth the investment, bot in time and money.

A professional life coach will help you turn your dreams into reality, which I know may sound fantastic. Goals are simply “dreams with deadlines”, and most people fail because they get the fantastic dream, and then do nothing towards its achievement. The lack of action leads to lack of belief so people begin to identify with that lack.

A person who actually sets goals is far more likely to achieve success for themselves, because having goals, and having a coach, keeps you focused on taking steps towards achieving them. 

As your coach I will inspire you to perform at your best because I believe in your potential to overcome obstacles along the way and achieve more.

How soon can I start my life coaching sessions?

I love working with people with enthusiasm. If you are new to life coaching we can get going as soon as you can take a free coaching consultation.  I recommend you see if any of your questions about coaching are answered here, then head straight over to the sign up form and send me your contact details. 

I will contact you within a couple of days (except weekends) to schedule your consultation session.  

How does the free Coaching Consultation work?

Your coaching consultation will be around 60-75 minutes to focus on your current situation, identify the key areas you want to improve and set up to three inspiring goals.

At the end of the session you should have all your questions about coaching answered and can decide if life coaching is for you.

Can I work on more than three goals?

You decide how you want to work together based upon my recommendations and the goals we create in your trial.

Ideally your goals will be inspiring for you and you would want to prioritise them. On the other hand you may prefer to work through some emotional breakthroughs first. 

Can I refer my friends and colleagues?

Yes of course I can provide life coaching for friends and colleagues. Referrals and recommendations are a fantastic way to get your friends where they need to be in life. 

All life coaching sessions are confidential therefore I will never discuss your session with anyone who you refer to me, or vice versa without express permission.

 (See also our privacy policy.)

What If I want a break in the life coaching series?

Of course this happens from time to time and I ask that you give me as much notice as possible to work around, otherwise I would have to invoice you for a cancelled session! I hate that, but I value my time even more. 

Let's be fair, if you don't respect your time then that session space can go to someone who does. The most committed clients can expect the best results, but I understand the need for flexibility from time to time.

All terms are covered in a coaching agreement to protect us both in th event of a dispute. If you want to dive straight in and schedule some sessions you can complete the life coaching forms via this link.

Questions about Coaching Sessions

can I take out a finance plan for life coaching 

There is no direct funding available through us, however you may wish to consult with your employer or another third party to sponsor your life coaching sessions. As long as your sessions are covered in advance if fine by me but I don't offer any finance terms. You can pay in bulk, or you can pay as you go. Either way is fine.

What are the qualities to look for in a great Life Coach?

There are many qualities that you could look for in a life coach.

I personally aspire to these seven major qualities:

  • Great Communicator
  • Integrity
  • Confidence
  • Insightful
  • Committed to Others
  • Consistency
  • Invests in Coaching themselves

The last one shows that I believe in coaching and have employed my own coaches and mentors to ensure that I give the best service to my clients.

I Need life coach near me, where are you based?

My life coaching practice is based in the  North West of United Kingdom (UK), just outside Manchester, near the borders with West Yorkshire, and Derbyshire. Most life coaching sessions takes place over the phone, and more recently "Zoom". Face to face appointments are less common and traveling expenses may be incurred. I'd be happy to discuss to find out which works best for you.

Questions about Coaching for Couples

Is Life Coaching the same as Therapy

Life coaching for couples is not counselling. It isn't psychiatry, mediation or even couples therapy.

As a professional coach I help clients gain awareness of their current reality, and identify ways to become what they want to become, either one to one or as a couple.

Personal development is about developing into the person you want to become. Life Coaching is about creating the vision, strategy and actions you need to succeed.

Therapy and counselling is often about solving problems whereas life coaching is solutions focused. If you have any specific questions about coaching for couples set up a free consultation and see if we can work together.

Can I use NLP in my relationships?

How can you not?

NLP is the abbreviation for Neuro- Linguistic Programming. NLP is a hybrid science that was created by modelling successful therapists and practitioners. Key language patterns used by these pioneering practitioners were identified that brought reliable success.

NLP has been described in many ways and simply means communicating intentionally to effect change more effectively. Some say it is like software for the brain. An NLP practitioner can help you change habits and behaviours through specialised techniques and language patterns.

As a Master Practitioner of NLP I enable people to turn significant emotional events into massive positive learning’s that accelerate their results even further.

Questions about coaching with hypnosis

Will I be hypnotized to do wild things?


The use of hypnosis for better relationships is a great tool from the coaching toolbox and I love becoming deeply relaxed and allowing positive suggestions to sink in to the unconscious mind to enhance your perceptions and ability to achieve more than you thought possible.

The kind of hypnotic suggestions that work often  will be related to your goals and will leave you feeling even more confident and committed to taking action.

And, you get to enjoy the process while all the enhancement work goes on, on the inside.

What will happen to me during a life coaching session?

Its not unusual for people to ask questions about the coaching session itself. Especially when I talk about going into trance to work with your unconscious. Some people get kind of freaked out by that talk. 

You decide what you would like to achieve by the end of the session to. I call this “creating a context” for the session. We create an outcome or a context for the session and through questioning and listening I will utilise the relevant patterns, to achieve the desired results.

No two sessions are the same, and my clients generally experience some new insight or even a breakthrough in each one.

Questions about My Coaching Practice

Does a life coach give professional advice?

No. Coaching is not about giving you advice. I do not provide financial, medical, legal or specialist business advice, either. From time to time I may refer you to a partner company for professional advice if that is relevant to your goals. Occasionally I will refer you to products that suit an dI may have an affiliate arrangement with a third party. All that means is that I may benefit from your participation with or purchase from those third parties.

For full details of my disclaimer notice follow this link.

What are your professional life coaching qualifications?

  • Qualified Coach and mentor to newly trained coaches with Results Coaching Systems
  • Intuitive Coaching with Results Coaching Systems
  • Coaches Tool Kit with Results Coaching Systems
  • Build Your Practice with Results Coaching Systems
  • Qualified NLP Results and Master Results Coach with Christopher Howard
  • Christopher Howards Breakthrough To Success seminar attendee and Crew
  • Christopher Howards Design Your Destiny
  • Anthony Robbins Unleash the Power Within attendee
  • Joseph Mclendon III’rd The Next Step attendee

I only use coaching tools that I have been trained in and practiced either personally on myself or with other clients. I have personally experienced all of the coaching methods that I use and can absolutely vouch for their effectiveness and in every case they are a pleasure to work with, which means that you can enjoy your sessions as much as I do! 

I use coaching models, questioning techniques, patterns, and questions as and when it is appropriate and useful for you. Many of the models used in relationship coaching sessions are simple conversational tools that you need have no conscious awareness of. The greatest benefit for you, the client, is not in understand the tool but in the application of it. I will not use any tool that you are not absolutely comfortable with and will gain your permission before deepening your experience.

For more information about why I am totally invested in coaching click here: about your life Coach

What should I do now?

What do you want to do now?

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Relationship Breakthrough Coach provides life coaching for men, women and couples in Mossley, Tameside, Uppermill, Saddleworth, and all surrounding areas. I also work with english speaking international clients via Skype and Zoom.

Life coaching is a journey of self discovery. Your journey starts with your next step. You don't have to see the whole staircase. Just take the next step. The power of life coaching will unlock your personal power to overcome obstacles that show up while you get to work on your dreams.

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