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First-time Coachees

Starting Out

Mindset Mastery with Milan

Coaching sessions that help you to level up in your personal and professional development, to be more fulfilled, impactful and thrive in life.

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Your Introduction Session

What to expect

To help explore if we're a good fit for each other, we start with a 30 minute intro call to get to know each other better.

Together, we will begin to understand your growth areas, what feels most salient, and clarify the outcomes that matter the most to you. By gathering context on goals, uncertainties, blockers, we cover salient topics and explore a 'menu' of support styles and topics. This can provide an initial glipse into what can be possible in coaching, and an intuition for our overall fit for coaching. 

After our intro, and if you feel it's right to move forwards, we create a very personalised coaching program tailored to your preferences, needs and goals.

While it's okay if you haven't entirely thought through how to engage with coaching, carving out a bit of time beforehand could facilitate important insights on the prompting questions and potential focus areas below.

Feel free to only dedicate time to prompts that resonate most – no need to cover them all!

Introduction call preparation

Questions for self-reflection:

It is helpful to take a short while to reflect on what you would like to talk about (even 5 - 15 minutes). It greatly improves the chances of creating an impactful and meaningful coaching relationship.

Some helpful prompts (cover only what resonates):


  • Have you had any form of coaching previously? If so, please share a few sentences about how it went

  • What are you hoping to ultimately achieve, solve or get to? An exercise that helps: Imagine all of the problems have gone away / goals have been achieved after the coaching sessions - what does that future look like / how does that feel?

  • What areas or topics would you like to cover in the sessions in the process? (Potential focus areas are listed below, but it's also no problem if it's not entirely clear, a vague idea is also fine!)

  • Is there any other information you would like to share or that you feel I should know about? (E.g. constraints, preferences, expectations, relevant context)

  • Do you have any preferences to share up front? It’s also ok if you don’t know, and it usually forms organically over time:

    • Any important agreements, boundaries or interaction styles you would like to make explicit, e.g. to make you feel at ease

    • Any arcs of development (conceptions of ’progress’ in an organically salient way)

    • Session format: more structured vs. unstructured

    • Coaching styles that you prefer: more reflective & questioning. More supportive & empathetic. More embodied and energetic. More challenging & observational. More mentoring & sharing experiences. These don't need to be mutually exclusive!

    • Logistics e.g. session lengths/frequency or have expectations around your progress)

    • Language styles that resonate, or trigger behaviours to watch / avoid

It's also good to revisit these questions in a feedback session to check we're interacting in a way that resonates well with you.

To emphasise again, feel free to only dedicate time to prompts that resonate most – no need to cover them all!

Potential coaching focus areas

  1. Concrete surface-level challenges that can be good for reaching tangible outcomes and rendering information about the fit between us

  2. Largely unstructured offloading of context on a range of issues and then spending time on the meta-level sorting through what would make sense to address and why

  3. Outlining areas to address at varying levels of depth and discussing on the meta level what makes sense to target and why

  4. Clients inform me of insights, patterns and cycles that they’ve come to realise about themselves via self-discovery, coaching, therapy, etc. and want to pursue exploration of these further, conceptually and/or as they manifest in the present day

  5. Clients are under emotional distress and want to be debugged in order to simply think straight about long-term growth

  6. Broad discussion about proactive growth targets and the steps we would take to achieve them


Feel free to reflect as much or as little that feels right for you. I look forward to meeting you on our introduction call!

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