Anise Bullimore - Walk Coach Learn
Too often we become stuck on a treadmill of commuting, working, lunching at our desk, or childcare. We are distracted by our beeping phones, an endless surge of emails or addictive Netflix episodes. It can be difficult to concentrate and gain clarity about where we are at and how we wish to develop. At times we can feel demoralised, overwhelmed by all that we are juggling, confused about what’s next or uncertain about how to move forward. Walking coaching can make a difference.
Take a micro retreat in the form of a confidential one-to-one coaching walk in an outdoor space near where you live or work in London. Catch up with yourself, raise your self-awareness and feel uplifted. A coaching walk enables you to reflect on where you are at, where you are going and how to thrive on the way.
“You have been so attentive, encouraging, and sensitive. I have felt nurtured by our sessions, and I have been left feeling better able to move forward (or to just be – and that’s ok too.) Thank you.” Walking coaching client
Why walking coaching?
Walking alone has over a hundred physical and mental health benefits and has been proven to improve thinking and creativity. Being on the move is energising and generates a natural high. Walking can be done by anyone anywhere.
Walking and coaching is a powerful combination. Walking coaching focuses on creating a stimulating, reflective, supportive space. The physical walk creates a journey that feeds into your story and offers its own insights. Walking and talking side by side generates trust, openness and a sense of equality. It is a means to connect with yourself, with others and the area you walk in.
How will you benefit from walking coaching?
Coaching is the art of attentive listening and perceptive questioning. The Walk Coach Learn coaching experience gives you space to:
- discover how you respond to change and can thrive while experiencing change
- acknowledge and appreciate your strengths
- recognise and challenge thinking patterns that hold you back
- get in touch with how you actually feel and think clearly about where you are at, what you are doing and where you are going
- understand yourself and what is important to you and drives you
- be creative, generate ideas and come up with your own solutions
- gain a sense of well-being and reduced stress
- enjoy the myriad benefits of being active, spending time in nature (where possible) and having a moment of uninterrupted digital detox.
How does it work?
Walking coaching takes place in a park, outdoor space or streets near your work or home in London. Coach and client walk side by side at a slow to moderate pace while walking, talking, thinking and engaging with the environment. There is a focus on creating a safe, supportive, gently challenging space.
The walk session is confidential and lasts for around an hour. Rain is an occupational hazard and can add to the experience! Come prepared to walk by being dressed for the weather with no heavy bags and comfy shoes. After the session, you will be given a follow up activity and invited to evaluate the experience.
Where do I start?
Talk to Anise at Walk Coach Learn to try your first coaching walk for free.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an executive coach and walking enthusiast experienced in individual and group coaching, event facilitation, walking activities, parenting three girls, and wandering around parks taking photos. Walk Coach Learn clients have included UCL, LSE, Kainos Software, the British Library, Conde Nast International Digital and City, University of London.
My background is in bringing about change in Higher Education through educational technology and leadership development. I worked in this field at City, University of London from 2003, tutoring on the MA module Developing Leadership and Your Reflective Practice and becoming Head of Educational Technology leading a team of 20 in 2013 until leaving in 2016. I have a Diploma in Intermediate Executive Coaching from the AoEC.
Areas of coaching I deal with
Photos & videos
Book a phone consultation via email to arrange your first coaching walk in or around central London for free. The consultation will address what to expect from walking coaching, session logistics and location, and your questions.
One 1 hour walking coaching session is £95
Three 1 hour walking coaching sessions are £270
There may be an additional administrative charge for clients paying via their company or institution.
Prices for event facilitation such as meetings, away days, team walks and action learning sets are available on request.
Contact me to explore your team’s needs and clarify event aims with a free coaching walk in or around central London.
Here are some experiences of Walk Coach Learn coaching clients:
“I have found being coached by Anise a pretty transformative experience. The concept of walking appealed to me, as I love walking in my spare time. It gave a really natural and easy feel to the sessions as well – it was good to be outside after a day at work- even if the weather was not good sometimes!"
“I love having a willing listener who’s there just to listen to me talk about my direction in life. The journey of the walking session mirrors the interior journey. By staying focused on exploring my personal experience of work, I feel like I am being guided down a road. It is a fantastic place to learn about myself. A very valuable experience.”
"Thank you so much, Anise. Who knew that walking, talking and being heard and supported for a few hours was all that was needed to get me on track again? In fact, I now believe it is not a luxury, but something we all deserve and I thoroughly recommend anyone trying it.”
“Anise worked closely with me to plan our day to ensure activities were truly tailored to the needs of my team and the challenges we’re currently facing. Between this and her impressive ability to moderate in a way that is inclusive and analytical lead to both an enjoyable and practical experience. A rare achievement! We not only bonded as a team, but we also left the day with an actionable list of things to do as a team to improve the way we work together and with others in our organisation. We were all so inspired by the day that we hope to repeat the experience at least annually.”
Type of session
|Online life coaching:||No|
|Telephone life coaching:||No|
|Face to face life coaching:||Yes|