Abigail Broad

Abigail Broad

Portsmouth
Hampshire
PO6

07973500954 / 07973500954

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Portsmouth
Hampshire
PO6

07973500954 / 07973500954

About me

It is my belief that coaching should be both affordable and accessible to everyone. I work in an authentic, relaxed and conversational style and focus on the importance of building rapport with all my clients. Coaching offers a positive and effective process to enable anyone who is ready for change, to do so in a manner that is comfortable and inclusive.

My career has spanned over 25 years and in that time, I have acquired and developed a variety of skills and experience and I believe this has given me a unique insight into just what can be achieved through this amazing process.

As a trainer of new coaches, I have the privilege of sharing this knowledge through a face to face training programme and continuous online support.

My work with local businesses, coaching staff through redundancy's and the implementation of new procedures is very rewarding.

I also provide one to one coaching to private clients and I am currently developing a variety of affordable workshops within the local community, which will begin in early 2018.

Coaching is my passion and my beliefs are such, that I am motivated by the value that I can bring to others and the feeling of a job well done.

My Core Values as a Coach 

To Build Trust - Transparency of Process - Authenticity - To Build Confidence - Focus Attention - To Shape Behaviour -  Positive Reinforcement - Build Rapport - Person Centred  Professionalism - Integrity

Training, qualifications & experience

Licenced Trainer for Simply Changing – Life and Performance Coaching with NLP Level 5 Diploma

Level 5 Diploma – Life and Performance Coaching with NLP

ABC Level 3 - Counselling Skills

Basic Counselling Skills Certificate

PTLLS-Level 4

Member of the National Council of Psychotherapists

Coaching for Mental Wellness

Mindfulness MBSR

Other areas of coaching I deal with

Vision Board workshops in the local area. For more information and to book a place visit my website www.nowwatchmefly.co.uk  or pop over to my Facebook Page Now Watch Me Fly.

Introduction to Coaching Behaviours and Language 4 day course spread over a 4 week period.

Introducing mindfulness to your coaching practice 1 day

Coaching for clients with Anxiety 1 day

Photos & videos

  • Support For Change
  • Vision Board Workshop 14th April 2018
  • Mobile Life Coach
  • Portsmouth Evening News
  • Licenced Trainer - Simply Changing
  • Vision Boards
  • Vision Boards
  • Now Watch Me Fly Ltd

Fees

One to one sessions. I offer a free 30 minute consultation. £40-£60 per session depending on individual requirements and travelling time.

Business client fees are negotiated on an individual basis and charged as a daily rate.

Further information

Client Testimonials

Christine 01/08/2016
Abbie has a wonderful "gift" and with that she has been able to help me see real potential in myself.

Karen 31/07/2017
" it was refreshing speaking to someone who was actually interested and seemed to understand what I was trying to ask "

Jean 18/08/2017
" I particularly liked the ease of discussions in the sessions and the reflective feedback I got from you…you were listening and sometimes that’s all a person needs! "

Ellie 9/12/2017
"Working with Abbie has helped me to negotiate a difficult period of change. Through her positive and effective coaching, I have been able to gain perspective on my situation and overcome issues relating to social anxiety. Building confidence and self belief, has enabled me to make decisions and changes in behaviour that have resulted in a new career and a positive outlook on life."

Claire 23rd April 2018

How you felt before participating in coaching

Before I started participating in coaching I was easily overwhelmed, I focused on the negative and let my brain run away with me, catastrophising the future and leaving me stuck in a place of frustration and reacting with tears because I just didn’t know what else to do.

I would spend lots of time dwelling on the past and going over things I had done, or not done, making myself feel small and miserable. I left job after job because I did not know what I was looking for, which added to my lack of self-confidence and I struggled to find and stay in supportive and fulfilling relationships.

I found myself following similar patterns of unhelpful behaviours that I just didn’t seem to have the power to get out of, and in many cases I didn’t even realise I was doing this – it just felt like the norm.

How differently you feel now you have been coached

I have now had 5 or 6 sessions with Abbie, including the initial meeting where we met to work out what I wanted to achieve from my time being coached. Within moments of meeting Abbie, I knew that I had to sign up to be coached. I explained the problems that I have been having in various parts of my life and Abbie, for the first time, has shown me that I can be in control of these.

Each time I work with Abbie, I feel like little pieces begin to fall into place. She has a fantastic way of throwing light onto the worries and behaviours that I have and showing me ways to begin to take back control. We work to evaluate where I am and where I want to get to, putting me in the driver’s seat of my own life, which is something that I have never felt possible.

After a session with Abbie I come away feeling positive and empowered to make small changes and to begin to reflect on my actions and behaviours without guilt and sadness but with the aim to improve and to be more aware of myself, in order that I can live a fulfilling and happy life, on my terms.

Using worksheets during the process has helped focus my attentions back to the underlying issues I struggle with, as I can now see how they have such an impact on my family, work, relationships and social life. By putting myself first, and building my confidence to see that I have it within me to make these changes for myself, I have been able to begin to make the right choices for myself, which in turn only benefits those around me in a positive way.

What you particularly enjoyed from the sessions

I have particularly enjoyed the way in which the sessions allow me to work on something that has been an issue for me over the past fortnight, but then this leads to discussions on many different areas that I had not thought about before, or for a long time. It has really helped me feel open to talk to Abbie about issues of confidence and unhelpful behaviours, as I never felt judged.

Every time I come away from a session with Abbie I am absolutely beaming. Sometimes it can be hard work as emotions and regrets do come to the surface, but I feel alive and empowered to make the steps I need to, to find a sense of calm, clarity and acceptance of who I am. I am also armed with a wealth of ideas to reflect on, as well as positive actions to aim for, which although might be hard and difficult, will all add to my confidence and happiness in the long run.

What personal changes you plan to make as a result of coaching

From the first day I met Abbie she asked me to write down 5 positive things that have happened each day. Now, I have over 3 months’ worth of positive things to look through and to reflect on. If I have a difficult day, I am still searching for those brighter moments, and it is beginning to train my brain to start to look for the positives more and more.

I am starting to reflect on my actions and to see why I might be doing something and to take a step back to see if it is going to benefit me, and whether it is a behaviour that fits with my values. Rather than berating myself like I would have done in the past, I am able to reflect more kindly and to then take a positive step forward to tell myself that next time I could react in a different way to get a more positive outcome.

After years’ of ingrained negativity, worry and frustration, I know that it will take a lot of work to be as positive as Abbie is! But these little steps and ideas that she has given me feel like I am finally taking the director’s seat of my own life for myself, and taking responsibility for my own happiness.

Portsmouth, PO6

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

Daytime & Evenings

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