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How often should I have a coaching session?

The pace is determined by you, with input from your coach. Depending on the development areas that we identify, it could require frequent consultations until the approach is solidified, or it could require a weekly or fortnightly session to track progress and realign based on the progress at that point.

Do you offer virtual sessions via video call?

Yes, we do. We support Skype and WhatsApp. We will try to accommodate other platforms where feasible.

Can we do sessions via voice calls?

Yes, voice calls are supported. However, video calls are more effective, with face-to-face interactions allowing for richer discussions. Body language is also important in the coaching process.

Where do you conduct in-person sessions?

In-person sessions are conducted at the consulting room in Johannesburg South. Address details will be provided on request, or can be viewed here. Social distancing and sanitisation guidelines for Covid-19 are applied in the coaching room.

What are your consulting hours?

Sessions are scheduled against Central African Time or GMT+2 during the following periods:

Mondays to Fridays from 08h00 to 19h00

Saturdays from 08h00 o 17h00

Closed on Sundays and South African public holidays, and on Fridays between 12h00 and 14h00.

Special arrangements can be made for clients adversely affected by timezone differences.

Is life coaching the same as psychotherapy provided by a psychologist or psychiatrist?

There are distinct differences between life coaching and mental health services provided by mainstream mental health practitioners. Life coaching itself also has many different approaches, which is why it is important to understand the coaching approach being offered before signing up for sessions. You can find more info on my coaching approach in the Life Coaching page on this site. Or you can schedule a free 30 minute connect session here.

How long are your sessions?

Each session is 60 minutes, with the exception of the first session. If you haven’t had a free 30 minute connect session before starting your coaching process, your first session will be 90 minutes long to allow for us to establish a rapport and understanding about the approach and focus of the coaching.

The human experience is not a mental illness. When we label the experience in order to judge the behaviour, we lose sight of the struggle of the human behind the experience.

Zaid Ismail

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