Anita Gohil-Thorp

Anita Gohil-Thorp

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Stanmore
Middlesex
HA7

London
W1K

07961 111 255

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Stanmore
Middlesex
HA7

London
W1K

07961 111 255

About me

"SUCCESS IS WHAT YOU DEFINE IT TO BE. NOTHING ELSE MATTERS."

Anita Gohil-Thorp, ACC (ICF) Coach Director at Evolution Career Coaching, inspiring and helping UK and global clients to progress wholeheartedly to attain their personal successes: clarity on goals, CV, interview and career coaching, talent development, stress management, overcoming barriers or blocks, confidence, conflict, presentation, business development , personal challenges and much more (see below).

“Evolution” has been defined as the gradual development of something - advancement, growth, rise, progress, progression, expansion. It is a spectacular word that encompasses what every person and business aspires to in some form or other. We all want to keep evolving and my goal is to facilitate and support this as a catalyst for your optimum development towards an identified outcome.

I have spent over 15 years of working with individuals of varying age profiles, male and female, City of London based corporate clients, managers, lawyers and undergraduates embarking on careers whilst dealing with personal challenges. My clients have been based in the UK and overseas. I have also had my own challenging personal life experiences including a career break, career change, business ownership, family life and health issues. I have overcome my challenges and progressed! My entire professional and personal background has given my tremendous insight to people's needs, fears and goals and I am passionate that everyone, including hugely talented people (yes, even the CEO!), has an amazing, often locked away, potential to operate at a personal optimum - at work and, it follows, in personal lives. After all, it’s all connected like a matrix.

During my working life, I have witnessed how, at certain stages of life, individuals look back feeling as if they were “cruising along”, hit a crossroads or were being held back - by themselves or others. I’ve also seen how businesses can support staff to really flourish through motivational coaching programmes to nurture their skills.

When presented with development tools, the good news is that the majority I’ve come across, whether senior lawyers, managers, work returners or graduates, all genuinely want to feel inspired and motivated, recognizing that change NOW will pay dividends going forward. Why wait to be the best you can be?

“Don’t just dream, do” 

I began my career as a solicitor in the City of London before entering the field of professional legal recruitment over 15 years ago with clients I recruited for including small and medium sized law firms such as Howard Kennedy FSI, FFW, RPC, BLP, Payne Hicks Beach to name a few as well as large, global law firms such as Arnold & Porter, DLA Piper, Steptoe & Johnson, Covington & Burling. I’ve also recruited for Royal Mail plc. I've been instructed by senior partners, managing partners and heads of department, working closely with them as key decision makers. Such clients have also requested my assistance in matters beyond my typical remit.

I have been privileged to assist a vast number of lawyers and other professionals move towards their aspirational career and life goals. It was the more senior lawyers’ life stories of their obstructed career aspirations, structural changes, management struggles, regulatory changes, change in firm focus and other challenges leading them to feel rather stuck, unmotivated,  and so on that fascinated me, leading me to my own personal development goals of becoming a coach. It also led me to believe, and witness, that it’s essential for everyone - solicitor, barrister, accountant, mumpreneur, property manager, everyone - to feel they do have control over the direction of their lives and careers. With law firms, I saw how coaching could benefit the firm with raised levels of morale, motivation, commitment and, as a result, revenue! For businesses, investing in coaching for staff is a fantastic “perk” that shows commitment to staff – businesses believe they recruit exceptionally talented people to do a job well and those that support their staff in all manner of ways are the ones that retain the most and succeed. In 15 years as a recruiter, money was rarely the reason someone changed jobs. Often it was about how they were being treated at work especially in relationship to development.

Overall benefits of coaching can include:

- improved morale, confidence and self esteem
- heightened self awareness, emotional intelligence and ownership of personal development
- raised confidence
- reduced stress and stress management
- awareness of time management
- optimal performance, results and revenue
- greater success
- clarity of decision making
- improved relationships
- advantageous personal and/or career development


Please feel free to call me to discuss fees and concessions with no obligation or to book a free sample session.

I am incredibly passionate about well-being linked to work and my own work has demonstrated to me how aspects of our whole lives – relationships, careers, values, families, hobbies, illnesses, stress to name a few – are intertwined; if balance is strived for, well-being and job satisfaction are not “just” achieved, they’re more sustainable in the long term. As an example, if a busy, profit making but stressed and undervalued Mr Smith attains the career promotion (and probably pay rise) he seeks in a new organization following some confidence and self-belief coaching, CV review and interview coaching, he is likely to feel greater job satisfaction and fulfillment in the overall work place. This happiness follows through to other areas of life and overall personal development and vice versa. Of course, if Mr Smith’s existing employers had positively acted upon his expressed concerns, demonstrated some action or change and commitment to a promotion path, they may have retained him and avoided costly recruitment and advertising fees for a replacement!

Happier people make better decisions and have greater concentration.*

What clients say

“Anita is a highly professional, confident and approachable person. She has a very driven and positive attitude… and has the ability to bring the best out of people.”

“Coaching with Anita was a new experience for me…. Anita listened to me and understood what I was going through. She encouraged me and helped me to deal with my situation in a positive way. She is very professional and understands the problems and gives you the tools to deal with them. I am glad I had coaching sessions with her and I would definitely recommend her.”

“Anita is an exceptional coach who has assisted me…Her professionalism is of the highest standard and her style is geared towards her client’s needs and therefore the coaching is bespoke.”

“I would thoroughly recommend Anita to anyone that wants to achieve success, personal goals or change personal circumstances for the positive.”

"Anita is extremely professional, ensures she understands the brief that she is provided and produces excellent results within deadlines set and is alive to budgetary constraints. I would recommend her as one of the best in the business."

" I first worked with Anita in 2000 and again in 2006 when she was at EJ Legal as a recruitment consultant. She is a fantastic listener, and has a great depth of understanding. She has given me valuable career advice over the years and I would have no hesitation in turning to her for career coaching"

Coaching Sessions: Cultivating your success and well-being

For individuals and businesses, an initial 20 – 40 minute telephone or SKYPE consultation is entirely free - you must feel that any coaching programme embarked upon is right.

All coaching sessions are confidential.

I coach face to face and also coach clients based outside London and overseas via SKYPE or telephone.

Everyone is unique and so my coaching sessions are never the same. The number of sessions will vary with each client.

I come to coaching with an impartial, clear and focused mindset. The coaching session is a safe, confidential place to clear your mind, to address your needs, obstacles, dreams and goals. With business led employee coaching, there may be shared goals.

My aim is to support you, inspire you, guide you, encourage you and even challenge you to be the best that you can be, to maximize your fullest potential and live your authentic life.

This is how it might work albeit more in depth:

  • Together we will clearly identify your current situation and your inspirational goal for coaching.

  • We work on strategic actions to attain the bigger steps towards your goal, all the while having flexibility as typical life/work matters may arise.

  • We address obstacles or what is holding you back or making you feel stuck/less in control.

  • We explore the less obvious, the alternatives, the choices, again considering what may get in the way or indeed what may be wide open.

  • We observe and review regularly and address steps frequently to keep you on your path.

  • Once changes are made, we look at sustaining that progress and possible pitfalls to this.

  • We may also look at how what you have learned about yourself and the changes you’ve made can impact wider aspects of your life positively in the future.

  • My aim is that you take away tools that can be adapted to the whole of life.

  • An optional 3-6 month discounted review once coaching ceases.

  • Actions or exercises are discussed at each session to support development.


Having come from a “City” background, my coaching style is professional and courteous. I’m friendly, motivating and relaxed in approach yet challenging.

Getting past challenges and comfort zones leads to growth and coaching with me is about growth, it’s about evolution.

Individuals and businesses can contact me for coaching in relation to :

  • Stress management

  • Confidence, self-esteem, motivation and self-belief

  • Women in the workplace – starting work, changing careers, entrepreneurs

  • Managing portfolio careers

  • Conflict management

  • Communication and articulation

  • Identifying key skills and transferable skills

  • Job suitability identification

  • Impactful presentation

  • Leadership skills

  • Reassessment of values or mission

  • Reassessment of career

  • Career development including CV review and interviews for junior and senior executives

  • Staff retention

  • Business development and networking coaching

  • Regaining and maintaining control

  • Obstacle and conflict management at work and in personal or extended relationships

  • Time management

  • Return to work following redundancy, ill health, birth of a child, career break

  • Change of career

  • Optimising peak performance

  • Work/life balances

  • Retirement

  • Relationship/partnership development

  • Further education applications

(non-exhaustive list)


My website will be coming soon.

Training, qualifications & experience

Over 15 years working with City based solicitors and barristers in career development and change recruitment and coaching.

Over 4 years working with professionals in the UK and overseas, teachers, managers, partners, carers, students in life coaching or career development/coaching.

International Coach Federation (ICF) member

Associate Certified Coach (ICF designated)

Certificate in Professional Coaching (ICF Accredited)

Diploma in Life Coaching (distinction)

LPC

LLB (Hons)

Courses include Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, Stress Management.

Workshops presented on coaching and self coaching options.

Other areas of coaching I deal with

Individuals and business can contact me for coaching in relation to :

  • Stress management

  • Confidence, self-esteem, motivation and self-belief

  • Women in the workplace – starting work, changing careers, entrepreneurs

  • Managing portfolio careers

  • Conflict management

  • Communication and articulation

  • Identifying key skills and transferable skills

  • Job suitability identification

  • Impactful presentation

  • Leadership skills

  • Reassessment of values or mission

  • Reassessment of career

  • Career development including CV review and interviews for junior and senior executives

  • Staff retention

  • Business development and networking coaching

  • Regaining and maintaining control

  • Obstacle and conflict management at work and in personal or extended relationships

  • Time management

  • Return to work following redundancy, ill health, birth of a child, career break

  • Change of career

  • Optimising peak performance

  • Work/life balances

  • Retirement

  • Relationship/partnership development

  • Further education applications

(non-exhaustive list)

Fees

Please contact me to discuss fees and concessions.

Concessions apply for some individuals. Reduced fees apply to block sessions paid in advance.

Business Clients: please contact me to discuss your requirements and rates.

Schools/Charities: please contact me to discuss your requirements and concessionary rates.

Further information

Other coaching/mentoring

Outside of my professional work, mentoring is extremely important to me. I have significant experience of volunteering within a primary school at Key Stage 1 and 2 and I also provide interview and coaching services to Key stage 3 students at secondary schools. I have also supported other groups as a mentor. Fundraising through charity events is also close to my heart.

I offer voluntary and concessionary rate coaching to sections of society. Interested organisations or individuals may contact me.


Ethics

I provide bespoke coaching to professionals through my own company, Evolution and I’m also a consultant with Frith Street Consulting, a London based HR Consultancy. As a certified coach and member of the International Coach Federation, I’m dedicated to providing an ethical and professional coaching service.


Insurance

The business is fully insured.


Final word

I sincerely hope you enjoy coaching with me - it may be challenging at times and it will require an investment of your time, but it will be worth it. Do feel free to contact me for a sample session.

Best wishes,

Anita

T: 00 44 7961 111 255 overseas clients
T: 07961 111 255 UK clients
E: anitagohil0906@yahoo.co.uk/evolutioncareercoaching@yahoo.com
W: www.evolutioncareercoaching.com

Stanmore, HA7
London, W1K

Type of session

Online life coaching: Yes
Telephone life coaching: Yes
Face to face life coaching: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Availability

9am to 8pm weekdays 10am to 4pm weekends (limited availability)

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