By Ruby McGuire (United Kingdom)

Coaching is about collaboration – A coach and a client work together to enable the client to achieve their goals, dreams and desires.  It is often confused with counselling or therapy, but coaching is about the here and now and where the client wants to be.

To quote Lewis Carroll in his book, ‘Alice in Wonderland’, Alice asks the Cheshire Cat:

‘What road do I take?’

‘Well, where are you going?’

‘I don’t know’

‘Then it does not matter.  If you do not know where you are going then any road will get you there’.

Source: iCN Issue 3 (Life Coaching); page 06

About Ruby McGuire

Ruby McGuire is a self-confessed chocoholic and a vanilla coffee addict. Married to her soul-mate, she is a mum of a teenage daughter and two grown up step-daughters, and is a Life Coach. Ruby wants to help you live your life in colour! She loves to help individuals bring fun and sparkle into their lives, as well as working with SME’s, passionate entrepreneurs and fellow Coaches.  She helps keep them sane and grounded while they are busy running their exciting and challenging businesses, whether they do it single-handedly or with a small team. Ruby especially loves working with new Coaches setting up their Coaching practices, helping them to hone and develop their Coaching skills and confidence.