This page will help you to schedule, connect and make the most of your one2one sessions.
What is a one2one Session?
A one2one session is an opportunity to:
- discuss your current goals, plans and challenges to gain new perspectives, a different opinion, alternative ways of thinking about things
- delve deeper into the topics covered in the program
- identify the actions that you need to take to move forwards
When you schedule is up to you. We have a six month scheduling window, meaning that you can schedule a session within the next six months.
How to Schedule
Click on the Book one2one Session button and choose you date and time. You will receive an email confirmation with a link to add the session to your calendar. There will also be a link to the actual one2one session. You should click this link at the appropriate time.
There is nothing to install. Our session takes place in your web browser (Chrome, Edge, Firefox and Safari preferably; we have not tested with other browsers).
When you click the link to join the session, a web page will open and you should click the button to join the meeting (you can opt for video + audio or audio only).
If it is your first time using the system, you may be asked to allow access to your webcam and mic. Please select ‘Allow’.
Then you will see the Media Settings for your webcam, mic and speakers will pop-up.
If you would like to know more about the technical side or have any issues, there is a section below.
How to Get the Most From Your Session
The main purpose of this session is to help you to move forwards in achieving your goals. And that means that we can discuss whatever you like: your vision, a difficult client, procrastination, bad habits, business opportunities …
Of course, I may make suggestions on areas to discuss but it is your time and I will endeavour to help you in whatever way works best for you.
You will note that this is a ‘one2one‘ rather than a ‘coaching‘ session. Coaching is a questioning approach that facilitates self-discovery. A coach will ask questions that help the coachee to discover new ways of thinking. During our one2one sessions, I am likely to use a coaching style most of the time. However, I will, when appropriate – and with your permission – make suggestions, offer advice, share experiences, point you in the direction of relevant videos, articles, websites etc.
I believe this ‘blended’ approach is the most effective and fastest way to help you to achieve your objectives.
Before your sessions, I would suggest that you make some notes about the issues you would like to discuss. Keep a notepad handy at all times so that you can capture your thoughts and insights. Develop a 3R Habit and use your Action Map to help convert ideas into actions (If you are booking in the first or second month after subscribing, you may not have access to these topics yet; that’s not a problem – you can update when you access the topics.)
A couple of points:
- a one2one session should not be regarded as a counselling or therapy session for issues such as clinical depression. If you have serious issues, please consult a doctor.
- any advice or suggestions that I give are simply ideas for you to ponder. They are NEVER recommendations to act in a particular way. In any situation, there are always too many nuances and variables.
We want to be as flexible as possible. You can reschedule or cancel a one2one session up to 48 hours before the session. After that, the session will be regarded as completed.
I hope that you understand why this is. A one2one session commits my time – I can’t schedule other activities and a single one2one session may have prevented a whole day of training work.
If you are going to be late connecting to our one2one session, please let me know and it may be that we can shift the meeting to a little later (this depends on other sessions that may be booked). Contact me as soon as you know that you may be late through the contact page on the main Personal Edge site.
I will remain available for the whole of your session – simply login when you can. However, it is likely that the session will have to end at the scheduled time owing to other bookings.
We use the Vectera platform for our one2one sessions. The session takes place in the browser and Vectera has the great advantage that no software or browser plugins need to be installed. All you require is a mic (webcam preferable – much easier to talk with someone you can see!), speakers and an internet connection.
If there are technical problems, we have alternative options – please check your emails for alternative links.