Frequently Asked Questions about our Coaching Services
We answer the Frequently Asked Questions that you may have about how Planned Wishes Coaching will be able to help you. We want to make sure you’re well informed about what our coaching is all about.
At Planned Wishes, we work diligently to make sure we work with you. We achieve this by maintaining relevancy, honesty,
We encourage you to focus on the mental and non-financial aspects of retirement lifestyle planning in contrast to
During our coaching sessions, we accept you as being an individual and for whom retirement is a realistic option within the next 3 to 5 years.
What is the difference between Coaching and Therapy?
We are not your Counsellor, Therapist or Psychologist. Coaching is not counselling, psychotherapy, mentoring, training or consulting.
The table below shows a quick side-by-side comparison of the differences between Coaching vs. Therapy/Counselling
|Coaching Client||Counselling or Therapy Patient|
|You and the Coach collaborate on solutions||The therapist is the ‘expert’|
|Focuses on the present and future||Focuses on dealing with the past|
|Inquires, “Where would you like to be” and “How can you get there”||Inquiries, “How did that make you feel”|
|Driven by goals and taking action||Driven by unresolved issues and feelings|
|Results based and focuses on exploring solutions||Explores the root of problems and offers explanation|
|You act on information||Patient absorbs information|
|You are emotionally and psychologically healthy||Patient is emotionally unwell and in need of healing|
|You work towards a higher level of operating||Patient works to achieve understanding and emotional healing|
|Conducted over the phone or internet||Provided in an office setting|
What is our coaching about?
Our coaching is the process of facilitating positive change in order to prepare you mentally to think about your personal transition plan and create a Later Life with a purpose. Maximise your potential by defining opportunities, start doing what you have always wanted to do, or reinvent yourself for your next stage of life.
We focus on:
– where you are now
– where you want to be, and
– what you will need to focus on to get there.
By setting goals and developing strategies, our coaching will help you define solutions and take the committed action required to achieve your own specific goals.
We listen to your unique story, engage in a series of structured conversations to explore issues and ask insightful and challenging questions.
We then offer our observations and insight to help you develop an action plan with outcomes and actions for you to implement when you are ready.
Our approach to coaching?
We don’t tell you what to do – we partner with you, to help you find your way to achieve your specific goals. We allow you to find the answers yourself, by asking challenging and thought-provoking questions.
Coaching will help you to step back and figure out what’s right for you in a safe and supportive environment where you can consider and clarify what’s important to you.
We assist you to explore your various options – by providing a fresh perspective and possibly challenging your thinking. Then help you to set an action plan for success.
You’ll be able to trial and take manageable steps forward using different strategic tools and processes which will:
– focus your thinking
– gain a clearer perspective about yourself
– understand what drives you, and
– what you need to discover to gain insight into the direction you want to head towards and the best way to achieve it.
Why choose us?
Our coaching sessions are not delivered by trainers or young people that have never had any age-related life experiences.
Our coaches have been confronted with many issues including planning and transitioning into retirement, suffering late in life redundancy or the challenges of starting up a business as an over 60-year-old.
All coaching sessions are conducted professionally with certificated coaches with real-life experiences, skilled in the knowledge and ability to work with you to produce results.
We abide by our Professional Code of Conduct as we help support you on your journey and transition.
Who is our coaching designed for?
Our coaching is for you if you’re
– 50 years of age plus,
– seeking new beginnings,
– wanting to clarify or discover your passion, or
– just want to develop an action plan for the next chapter of your life.
The most common reason people state for wanting to work with a coach is the feeling of being “stuck” and unsatisfied with their current life situation.
We make sure you’re motivated and challenged enough to make progress between appointments and progress much quicker than you would on your own.
This is achieved by:
– keeping you focused on your goal,
– providing objective feedback, and
– encouraging you when you’re feeling frustrated.
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What is involved in the coaching sessions?
In your coaching sessions to move towards your goals, we will:
– work on a clear definition of your goals and motivation
– workaround and tailor strategies to fit into your current circumstances
– breakthrough limiting beliefs that may be holding you back whether you are consciously aware of them or not;
– explain the techniques and strategies for success to achieve your goals
– monitor and keep track of your progress
– keep you accountable and provide the necessary motivation to create and maintain your positive momentum
Depending on the coaching package you chose, the coaching may take the form of a series of consistent sessions over a few weeks or flexible sessions which we will schedule as you require.
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How do I know if you are the coach for me?
e can understand your possible reluctance and concern about working with a coach so we are happy to offer you a FREE introduction session as we are confident that we can assist you.
We will also explain the other services we offer and what you can expect from our coaching sessions before you decide to go ahead.
This is only available when face to face Coaching is offered and not available for self-paced programs.
Where is the coaching conducted?
We offer all of our local, national and international clients coaching sessions via Skype, Zoom and sometimes by phone.
When are you available?
We will organise a mutually beneficial time.
How long are the sessions?
Sessions are generally 60 minutes long once a fortnight. They aren’t just about passing on information.
Our sessions include practical exercises to be completed between the sessions. This will focus your thinking, help you to
How many sessions will I need?
On average we work with clients for 6-8 sessions or as stated in the package you signed up for. We work through a structured process but at your pace. You can choose to have a session once a fortnight, depending on how much time you have available to complete the exercises that you are provided with before the next session.
Do I have to do anything between sessions?
Yes. At the end of each session, we will chat about what we will be covering in the next session. This might be reviewing and summarising what we spoke about, completing exercises we send to you, researching potential retirement lifestyle ideas or putting into practice something we have discussed.
The completion of the short tasks will make your next session more productive and beneficial in progressing forward in attaining your goals.
What types of retirement changes do people make after completing the program?
What people decide to do is very individual and varied.
– make big changes to their plans and move in a completely different direction,
– to take a sideways step into a similar but different retirement lifestyle.
– often with a different emphasis on staying physically, mentally fit or maintaining social contacts.
– not to retire
– to transition into part-time employment.
– to start their own business and
– for a few, they
Will you look at my financial retirement portfolio and tell me what I can afford or should do?
Planned Wishes are not Financial Planners, Career Advisers, or
We encourage you to focus on the mental and non-financial aspects of your retirement lifestyle planning as we believe that this aspect of retirement planning is often not fully considered.
Our coaches will lead you through an investigative process to gain clarity on your wishes, values, motivations, purpose and ideal retirement (amongst other things). We will brainstorm retirement ideas together, but we will never directly tell you what to do.
What are the payment options and do you have payment plans?
Currently, we only accept Direct Bank Deposits into an Australian Bank Account and No, we don’t have any payment plans available.
Need to know anything else?
If you have any other questions that were not adequately covered or explained in this frequently asked question section just ask away. We are happy to answer your inquiries. Just Get in Touch with us.