On this page I have included some of the main coaching models that I use in my coaching sessions.

What is Coaching?

Coaching is:

  • Practical
  • Skill based
  • Individually tailored
  • Fitted around an individual’s life and needs
  • Results Driven
  • Usually short term
  • Based in the present and the future
  • Not a substitute for personal motivation-the individual has to take responsibility for change!

Coaches encourage and support a client through difficult times, helping a person build on success and design, plan and implement business or life strategies

Business/Executive Coaches help improve performance at work-getting the best of themselves or their teams. Executive Coaching is generally aimed at senior managers and coaches will need to feel comfortable exploring business related topics as well as personal development

Life Coaching focus in a more holistic way on an aspect of life that a client wishes to explore. Life coaching will help people overcome personal blocks at work or at home

 Although Business and Life Coaching are seen as separate activities many people find that they are linked

Speciality Coaching is used to tackle specific issues such as performance, confidence, happiness, success accomplished under an impossible deadline?--and show how your business went above and beyond to make the impossible happen.

The GROW Model

The GROW model (or process) is a simple method for goal setting and problem solving. It was developed in the United Kingdom and was used extensively in corporate coaching in the late 1980's and 1990's. There have been many claims to authorship of GROW as a way of achieving goals and solving problems. The model is used by a coach to work with a client to identify  a single or range of SMART goals, understand the issues/reality affecting their achievement, identify and challenge a number of options before ultimately agreeing a way forward with clear actions and desired outcomes

Cognitive Behavioural coaching (CBC)Image result for thinking error cycle

It has been common for coaches to draw on and adapt clinical models of change. Cognitive behavioural coaching is a  bringing together
of cognitive behavioural therapy, rational emotive therapy, solution focused approaches and goal setting theory.

CBC is goal focused, time-limited and focused in the present. It is a non-therapeutic approach dealing with non-clinical problems and challenges.  It works in both a psychological and practical way. In  identifying and dealing with unhelpful cognitions, clients are able to change how they view situations and stumbling blocks to change. The coach then works concurrently with behaviours to the to develop goals and agreed actions

Neuro- linguistic programming (NLP)

“Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is an approach to communication, personal development, and psychotherapy created by Richard Bandler and John Grinder in California, United States in the 1970s. Its creators cla
im a connection between the neurological processes ("neuro"), language ("linguistic") and behavioural patterns learned through experience ("programming") and that these can be changed to achieve specific goals in life.They believe  that the skills of exceptional people can be "modelled" using NLP methodology, then those skills can be acquired by any individual.

An NLP coach, where appropriate will use a range of NLP techniques to change a particular issue. These may include, framing, mirroring, swishing and anchoring.


Stress mangement

  Many people can identify with these signs of stress and it important to listen to our bodies, identify stressors and find ways of dealing with them.Stress management refers to the wide range of techniques  aimed at identifying the issues that are causing the stress, rationalising and controlling levels of stress in order to improve everyday functioning

Solution Based Coaching

It is true that all of us are good at identifying problems but not so good at concentrating our minds on identifying solutions....the "yes but....." approach to
not moving forward.

The Erickson Coaching methodology will look at issues in a holistic way and move towards outcomes rather than concentrating on the past and negative experiences. It is a systematic approach to putting in place steps to leas to shifts in behaviour and achievement of goals.



Whether you are a young person starting a career or well established in a career but feeling in a rut-sometimes we need help to identify and take the next step. Using an adaptation of the Career Wheel , a coach will support you to come obstacles,identify professional goals, overcome obstacles and develop plans that will move you forward.