Lisa Matzak Associate Member Assoc For Coaching
Hi, my name is Lisa and thanks for visiting my profile.
I am a fully qualified Life/Career Coach and Consultant (giving advice on cv's, interview techniques etc.)
I work with clients either face to face in York or over Skype, enabling me to work with people across the UK and overseas.
For twenty years I worked in the corporate world of recruitment and coaching, representing international brands, based in London. Through coaching many candidates over the years on their lives and careers I realised this was where I wanted to specialise.
I am extremely passionate about what I do and the most rewarding part of my work is seeing life changing results in my clients. I will support and help you to understand yourself better and work towards achieving your full potential.
I believe that we have within us the resources to change and improve our lives and sometimes we may need someone to help and support us with this. Many clients that I work with will be feeling lost or confused where to go next in their lives, demotivated or lacking in confidence which prevents them doing what they know will make them feel happier. This is where I can help.
I will be here to work alongside you, to listen to you in a non judgemental way so that we can build a strong and trusting, equal relationship. I will help you to recognise what's important to you, help to prioritise and break down ideas and aspirations so you can see things more clearly. We will set small achievable goals together that will help to motivate you and to understand yourself better and then help you move forward in a more positive way.
If you're stuck in a career that isn't satisfying and you're not sure what to do next we can work together to discover options and ideas to move forward. I have extensive experience on helping you to produce an excellent cv and presenting the best version of yourself at interview.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have around fifteen years experience in coaching and focus on Career and Life Coaching. I can also consult for you where I give you ideas and suggestions towards subjects such as writing or improving your cv, how to find the right roles for you, performing well at interview, giving presentations etc.
Many Career Coaching clients come to me as I also have many years experience in recruitment, giving me an excellent understanding of what employers are looking for.
I am an Associate member of the Association for Coaching http://www.associationforcoaching.com and accredited with Middlesex University and have studied Cognitive Behavioural Coaching with the Centre for Coaching, enabling me to work on both practical matters and emotional issues.
I receive regular supervision for my coaching work where I always keep client's identity confidential.
In my coaching work I have seen significant improvements in areas such as;
- Stress or feeling low
- Finding it difficult to deal with criticism
- Low self esteem and confidence
- Ways to enhance your life
- Loss of meaning or direction in your personal life
- How to improve your productivity and time management
- How to self motivate
- Improve your communication skills
- Work/life balance and maintaining it
- Preparing for interviews, presentations etc
- Career changes or loss of direction in career
- Stress at work or bullying
- How to be a better leader
- How to think more strategically
- Dealing with redundancy
- CV improvement
Areas of coaching I deal with
- Business coaching
- Career coaching
- Charity volunteer work
- Personal development
- Redundancy coaching
For client flexibility I am available in the daytime and some evenings seven days a week until 7.30pm.
I charge a competitive rate of £70 for coaching and £90 for consulting for 60 minutes.
Coaching is very personal and it’s vital you feel you can open up to me. To find out if this works for you we will arrange a phone conversation where we can find out more about each other and for you to see whether my style of coaching feels right for you. This session lasts for around 30 minutes, is free of charge which I believe helps you feel less pressurised, and it is a chance for you to explore what it is you want from the sessions and ask me some questions too.
Please be assured, everything we discuss is confidential.
You may feel you’re stuck in a career you no longer enjoy but you’re not sure how to move forward, you may have been made redundant which has affected your confidence and self esteem. Maybe you’re feeling demotivated with life in general and need some support or guidance on a plan to work towards or you may have a situation arising that requires some coaching and learnt techniques to achieve your goals.
How does coaching work?
Coaches offer their clients a supportive and motivating environment to explore what they want in life and how they might achieve their aspirations and fulfil their needs. By assisting the client in committing to action and by being a sounding-board to their experiences, coaching allows the individual the personal space and support they need to grow and develop. The Coach’s key role is often assisting the client to maintain the motivation and commitment needed to achieve their goals.
What is life coaching?
Life coaching is a profession that is profoundly different from consulting, mentoring, advice, therapy or counselling. The coaching process addresses specific personal projects, business successes, general conditions and transitions in the client’s personal life, relationships or profession by examining what is going on right now, discovering what your obstacles or challenges might be, and choosing a course of action to make your life be what you want it to be.
What is career coaching?
Career coaching is a great way to get personal help with establishing your professional goals, making career decisions, creating and executing plans, and overcoming obstacles that may come in your way.
What happens if I miss a session?
If you are able to give me 24 hours notice of your cancellation, I will not charge you for this appointment, and will do my best to offer you an alternative slot that week.
Please see testimonials from recent clients I have worked with;
D, London “Lisa gives you a clearer mind set and helps you achieve your goals. Work and life cross over constantly and sometimes with the amount of things one has to think about its harder to focus on your main objectives and personal targets. I found that life coaching with Lisa made everything seem clearer and therefore my goals seemed much easier to reach. Lisa gave me confidence and clarity to figure out what I wanted to achieve both in personal and work life. I would highly recommend her.”
R, Yorkshire “I made a career change from teaching to running a small business last year. In a short space of time I was delighted and surprised by how much work I was taking on, but this comes with its own issues of time management, prioritisation and saying no! I’ve always thought I was good at these things, but speaking to Lisa has been extremely helpful in dealing with the transition from getting started to getting busy. Put simply, I achieved far more with Lisa’s help than I could have done in twice the time if left to my own devices. She is excellent at keeping me on track with my goals and holding me accountable. Her approach is flexible and supportive and puts the onus on me to make progress. I would highly recommend her services.”
M, London “From the beginning my career in London Lisa has paid a huge part to play as an experienced recruiter and a mentor. On launching her own business I was keen to touch base and continue to seek her wealth of knowledge in the business, to help understand my next move in my career. I can honestly say that Lisa's business offers a great platform for both coaching and mentoring. Her previous career and industry knowledge supply an amazing foundation of experience and reflection to all. For anyone seeking an honest, personal and professional service then I would undoubtedly point them in Lisa's direction. Thanks again for your patience and support.”
E, Herts “Lisa helped me when I was at a cross roads in my professional life. Having had a very successful career but taking time out to look after my two children, I had lost my confidence and found it hard to see a way in which i could do what I really wanted to do. Lisa's background in counselling gives her the technique of helping you realise your potential and also set short, medium and long term goals to help you achieve what you dream of and get where you want. I've recommended Lisa to many of my friends and colleagues and would urge you to work with her if you need someone to steer you in the right direction, share some great ideas, motivate you and build your confidence! Thank you so much .. From my whole family!”
A, London “Having my own business I reached out to Lisa for coaching, mentoring and focus, all of which I received in abundance. Lisa worked with me to give me clear outlines and achievable small step projections that led to larger changes. What I wasn’t expecting or looking for was the counselling aspect! Through examining my circumstances and listening to my objectives Lisa was able to delve deeper and question why I wasn’t moving forward when I could so clearly see my goals. Lisa brought to light, some small, but nonetheless important emotional factors that were causing a sticking point and preventing me from progressing. It was like a lightbulb moment when suddenly I could see why I was procrastinating and by looking at this it was so much easier to focus and achieve my goals. It was time well spent and I wouldn’t hesitate to reach out to Lisa again!”
M, London “Lisa has a wonderfully calm manner and I really appreciate the way she was quickly able to understand my situation and help guide me. This gave me the support that I really needed at the time. Having someone to speak to on a regular basis about my goals and being held accountable really helped push me through, rather than if I was left to my own devices. I'd highly recommend Lisa if you are thinking of changing careers and don't know where to start. She can help in working with you on a plan of action that's specific to your needs. Lisa is a fantastic listener and is empathetic towards your needs with just the right dose of cheerleading and encouragement needed to achieve your goals.”
- Also registered with Counselling Directory
Type of session
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For client flexibility I am available in the daytime and some evenings seven days a week until 7.30pm.