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About

What is Coaching

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Coaching

What is coaching? Coaching is a conversation, a dialogue, whereby a coach and a coachee interact in a dynamic exchange to achieve goals, enhance performance and move the coachee forward to greater success. At Staying Focused Coaching, we partner with you to establish the goals and success that you are striving for and deserve.

Coaching is not for everyone, as you need to be prepared to step outside your comfort zone, as you strive towards your goals. However, at Staying Focused Coaching, we will be there along the way, to support and challenge you further, as you achieve your goals faster than you would have dreamed.

We will help you keep the focus on what is important, be it your family, your career, your health, yourself, actually we help you keep focus on all these four important areas.

As we work in partnership towards your success, your role as the coachee is to:

  • Have the time to invest in you
  • Manage and keep appointments for your own self development
  • Be prepared to be challenged and supported

Our role, as your coach, is to:

  • Keep the focus on you, without judgement
  • Be genuine in our belief in your goals
  • Challenge and support you, on your journey

Staying Focused Coaching is based in Brisbane, Australia, and with technology we easily cover most of Australia, but also other countries. Our hours are flexible, with sessions being available during the day, evening and some weekends.

Our People

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Andrea Corcoran, is the owner and principle leadership coach of Staying Focused Coaching, who has been coaching for over 5 years, with more than a 1,000 coaching hours under her belt, and is credentialed as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), with the International Coach Federation.

Andrea has a passion for leadership and the positive impact that great leadership can have on a team, which has been the driving force throughout her career and in her coaching. Andrea has had more than 22 years in the banking and finance industry in a range of roles including relationship management, call centre management, head office sales and strategy, and leading a state business (as Head of the Private Bank in Queensland for one of the Big 4 banks). Also, on a part time basis, Andrea spent 14 years in the Army Reserves, retiring as a captain.

Andrea now specialises in coaching leaders who have been promoted recently into their role, or who wish to extend and challenge their leadership skills to become the best leader they want to be, working with them to understand and develop their leadership style. Andrea quickly builds rapport and understands the drivers and needs of the client, and then challenges and encourages them to stretch their boundaries, to reap the rewards they are seeking, and also to enjoy life along the way.

Andrea appreciates that one leadership program or model does not suit everyone, especially as leaders strive to find and maintain their authentic leadership style. Which is why she has access to unique programs and services through her own business, and also through an organisation that she works with, who have been in the executive coaching and development business for over 18 years, with a faculty of 30 senior executive coaches across Australia – Stephenson Mansell Group.

When Andrea is not coaching and working with clients, you will most likely see her on the golf course, or spending time with family and friends.

If you are not sure whether leadership coaching is what you are seeking, or even if it is the right time for you, let Andrea shout you a cup of coffee, and let’s jump some hurdles together.

Andrea holds the following qualifications:

  • Master of Business Administration, Deakin University
  • Graduate Diploma in Business Administration, Deakin University
  • Bachelor of Business in Banking & Finance, Monash University
  • Certificate IV Life Coaching, Life Coaching Academy
  • Level 2, Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership

Andrea holds the following appointments and memberships:

  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with International Coach Federation
  • Accredited in DISC ADVANCED
  • Member, Australian Institute of Management
  • Member, Financial Services Institute of Australasia Member

Andrea has coached clients from the following organisations:

  • Arrow Energy
  • Brisbane City Council
  • Care Source
  • Griffith University
  • James Hardie Industries
  • Mater Hospital
  • National Australia Bank
  • Port of Brisbane
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Rio Tinto
  • Suncorp
  • SunWater

What her clients say about working with Andrea:

“Andrea has added real value to the leadership team, and has assisted transition and skill development around the management of very difficult situations in ways that have led to more resilient and effective leadership. She is highly personable, friendly, and warm, and brings a sense of humour and balance that harmonises relationships and enables personal development.” – Head of School, Brisbane-based University

“Andrea has a genuine interest in my success, and she is honest and challenging in her approach. My success is greatly in part due to Andrea, not that she would say that.” – Senior Manager

“Making the transition from the safety of permanent full-time work in the public sector to starting a new business and becoming self-employed has been the most challenging time in my working life not to say a tad scary. So to discover Andrea and her ability to guide my new ways of thinking as a business owner and planning the transitional journey with me, was a god send. With Andrea’s coaching, I slowed down when my natural tendency was to run, we refocused on my strengths and talents instead of the barriers, and Andrea pushed me when I was more content to play around the edges. But by far, the most notable success through Andrea’s coaching, has been my self-belief and I am now well and truly on my way to being my ‘awesome self’!! Thanks Andrea.” – Owner, HR Training Solutions

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