The interview today Friday 7th November .
I had my first radio interview today with SourceFM based in Falmouth.
The presenter was Andy Coote, who I met at the business breakfast meeting at Tregenna Castle, Carbis Bay, near St Ives. He also leads the Falmouth Breakfast Meeting Club. My slot was for 12.30pm on the 7th November.
I did research on the radio station; I made my notes yesterday and this morning, so I felt very prepared for my interview; quite exited really. Nerves had only started to surface a little on the journey over..
My husband came along for moral support, so we tried to make the day jolly and fun. We had a cup of tea at The Falmouth Hotel first of all. I wanted to see what the location was like to meet clients for an initial chat and I was most impressed. In the bar area, there was lots of comfy sofas and sitting-up table and chairs in cubby-holes. Piano music was playing in the background: very relaxing (and just the right discreet level of ‘noise’ so you could not be overheard by other people in the bar area).
I was also interested/distracted by the array of High Afternoon Tea options …. (Perhaps I should call myself ‘The Cream Tea Coach’ ??)
Once dropped off to the studio, it all seemed a bit surreal. (A bit nervous)
As soon as the interview started, Andy put me at ease instantly. I didn’t think about the people in their homes/offices who may be listening to me. I just thought of me talking to Andy in this small studio. The film ‘The King’s Speech’ (starring Colin Firth ) came to mind and all the techniques that the King’s Speech Therapist used to stop him from stuttering through a nervous condition ie swearing, (!!)
The interview was for 20 minutes and the time seemed to fly by. I certainly was asked challenging questions as Andy is an expert in Neuro Linguistic Programming. He knew what to ask me about coaching.
As far as I know, there’s no recorded copy of the interview, as there’s technical problems.
Here’s what I remember:
Briefly we discussed:
My Personal Development history and qualifications. What made me choose coaching?
I gave a brief background to my Personnel & Training background which started in Bristol after my postgraduate diploma in Human Resources. How I worked in HR for some time, my first training jobs, then my training and implementation roles I started troughout the country. My subsequent courses that followed in NLP and then Personal Performance & Life Coaching. I emphasised my enthusiasm for Personal Development which started in the mid 1980s.
How I help my clients change their lives. (I discussed the type of people I coach who have reached a ‘crossroads ‘in their life. How the coaching process is started and what happens in a coaching session)
The tools I use to discover client’s core beliefs, ie Values Elicitation Test for career & personal relationships. Looking specifically at careers, I’d explore a person’s career history with them to discover what makes their jobs fulfilling. In a nutshell, if the results showed values such as ‘adventure’, ‘recognition’, and ‘belonging’ as being important, it is vital that these values are sought in a new job or at least in another part of that person’s life ie a hobby.
What is the DISC Personality Test about and how has it benefitted my business clients? – I gave a full description of DISC and how it is used in personal coaching and business coaching.
In personal coaching, DISC is often used as a snapshot of someone’s personality and used for client self-knowledge, vital information for the coach to know about the client and often used as a starting point for the coaching relationship. It could be the client wishes to develop a certain part of their personality which is scoring low on DISC i.e. they may wish to develop the more ‘D’ (Direct) side of their personality, whereas they show higher in ‘I’ (influence), a more people-pleasing, fun-loving characteristic.
How can people with less money benefit from coaching? I talked about my Affordable Life Coaching Workshops (how they started in Penzance 18 months ago and that they are now also running at Tregenna Castle, Carbis Bay, near St Ives. I talked about the possibility of starting such a group in Falmouth). I gave examples of the topics in both locations’ workshops. See link to Coaching Workshops.
Finally I spoke about doing one-to-one sessions in Falmouth. I am currently looking for premises for this.