Jenny Butter, Epiphany Life Coaching
Organisations have given 5/5 and private clients give excellent feedback. Life, Career, Outplacement and Gallup Strengths coach. Working with people who feel stuck.
"Get where you want to go. Become who you are meant to be."
I am an accredited life and career coach and work with people from all walks of life - directors to recently redundant; overseas mission partners to students; business owners to parents.
I work with people who feel stuck but don't know where to start. For example, you may want a new job or better work-life balance; need to figure out who you are; or want improved confidence and need a coach to move you forward.
With organisations, I do outplacement coaching as well as run strengths based development workshops for managers and teams, based on Gallup's Clifton Strengthsfinder. In addition, work-life balance workshops are well received.
Each session is tailored to you. Some clients prefer to focus on just life or career coaching and others prefer to have a combination of both. Each person is unique and requires different input from me. If you are motivated, a lot of weekly goals are set, enabling you to achieve. If you are stressed, disillusioned or close to burnout, a first step is usually to find out what needs to stop.
I use the strengths and values based approach. When you know who you are, you will know which way to go and which choices to make.
I ask all clients find out their top 5 strengths via the Clifton Strengthsfinder. It is far easier to achieve and do well if you are starting from a position of strength. In fact, Gallup has found that, “people who do have the opportunity to focus on their strengths everyday are six times as likely to be engaged in their jobs and more than three times as likely to report having an excellent quality of life in general.”
*using material by Tom Rath, StrengthsFinder 2.0.
Finding out your values is also an essential part of the coaching I do. Are you feeling unsatisfied with life? This could be because what you care about has not been articulated or linked to what you are doing. Your values underpin who you are, and they are what you unconsciously use to make daily decisions.
Knowing your values equips you to take the right action in all areas of your life. For example, if you need to decide between staying in your current job or making a change, by looking at all of your values such as health, wealth, family, job satisfaction and so on, it will then enable you to make the right decision overall.
Recruiters require an answer to arguably just three questions. Can you do the job? Will you do the job? Are you the right fit?
Career coaching gives you to opportunity to know and understand your strengths, motivation and fit; decide what the next step is for you, and be able to communicate who you are and what you bring to employers.
Outcomes from coaching will be recorded and a list of non-negotiables for the right job will be developed. From this you are able to pursue ‘fit’ openings. If requested, the coaching sessions will culminate in a tailored CV for use in your first choice job and a session on interview techniques.
Many of my clients live and work overseas, or elsewhere in the UK, and I coach via Skype. If you are local we can meet face to face in at a mutually agreed location. In addition, I am available between coaching sessions via email, Skype or phone if required. It is very important, when choosing a coach, that you work with someone you feel happy with. Coaching is based on trust and honesty. I always spend time chatting to potential clients first, so we can get to know each other and get an idea of how we can work together.
Training, qualifications & experience
I become an accredited life and career coach after living overseas and seeing the amount of stress, disillusionment and burnout there was among the expat community. During that period, myself and my husband underwent life coaching and it so revolutionised things for us, that I decided to retrain. I get a thrill out of seeing people have an ‘epiphany’ moment.
Epiphany Life Coaching is a support organisation for the NHS MINDFUL EMPLOYER® scheme and a member of Global Connections.
Before becoming a coach, I worked as a BBC radio producer and reporter. Prior to that, I did PR for the international aid and development agency, World Vision. I have lived in the Seychelles, Sri Lanka and New York, and currently live in West Sussex in the UK.
Areas of coaching I deal with
Other areas of coaching I deal with
- Career coaching
- Outplacement coaching
- Back to work after maternity
- Gallup strengthsfinder
Cost per session is the same whether Skype or face to face due to the preparation time involved.
Regular session ~ £75*
The cost of paying up front for six or more sessions works out cheaper than paying session by session. If a client feels finished before they have had their full set of sessions, then the remaining sessions can be taken at any point within a year.
Six regular sessions ~ £425* (saving £25 per)
If none of these packages are what you are looking for, then please give me a call to discuss your needs.
If you want to find out your strengths, then you will need to purchase Strengths Finder 2.0 book by Tom Rath. Current cost is around £11 per book from Amazon. A new book is needed as each book has a unique code at the back where you gain access to the online survey.
Coaching Session Length and Frequency
Each session lasts 60 minutes and can take place:
* Weekly, bi-weekly or at differing intervals.
* During the day, in the evening or at the weekend.
* Private clients, Mon-Fri 9am-3pm; 8pm-10pm and Saturday mornings. If requested, additional times can be arranged.
* Organisations, requirements can be met including coaching over different time zones or full day training sessions.
“With Jenny’s help, I have managed what seemed impossible. Not only have I found a new job but also a complete career change! Jenny helped me establish exactly why I was unhappy in my previous job, what kind of work would suit me best and gave me all the confidence I needed to do my best at an interview when I felt very low emotionally. She was utmost professional, understanding, flexible, efficient and prepared at all times. I highly recommend Jenny’s coaching to anybody who wants to achieve success.” Oksana D, Cambridgeshire.
It has been a pleasure to work in partnership with her [Jenny] to design and fine tune our aspirations for CMS… We have found Jenny to be an extremely gifted, committed and dedicated trainer, who operates with the highest integrity; enabling individuals to feel at ease, as well as sensitive to their needs. She is an excellent communicator who has sound judgement, excellent listening skills and a good sense of humour. Therefore Jenny Butter has our highest recommendation.” Melinda Staines, Head of HR, CMS
I never thought I would need the help of a life coach at any point in my life. Contacting Jenny at Epiphany Life Coaching was a turning point for me. I had multiple issues, some vague answers in my mind, but no real direction. Jenny was great at pointing out my strengths and guiding me, to help me make my own decisions. Couldn’t have turned my life around without her." Stuart Wright, Surrey
Type of session
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9.30am-3pm, 7pm-9pm, Saturday morning