Ali Bond (B.A. Hons) - Personal, Career and Wellbeing Coach
We all need help from time to time with the three C's in life- Change, Choices and Challenges.
Do you long to make a change in your life? or are you going through change already? Do you need help sorting out your thoughts? Are you worried about your emotional wellbeing?
You may already know what you want to change – a new career, a better relationship, or working on a behaviour which is no longer helpful to you. Or you might be at a turning point in your life and wanting help to navigate your way through it – for example retirement, returning to work, children leaving home or illness.
Or are you faced with choices and can't decide which path to choose? Do you need to talk it through?
Or perhaps you are experiencing particular challenges - loss of confidence or self esteem, stress or anxiety, and would like to work on ways to manage?
Perhaps you are simply unhappy or stuck, feeling that there is more you could be doing with your life and need help working out what to change in order to move forward.
Whatever changes, choices or challenges you are facing, you will want to make sure that what you do doesn’t adversely affect other areas of your life. I can help you to understand what’s important to your emotional wellbeing and to build a personal emotional wellbeing and resilience plan so that you can be sure to achieve balance as you move forward.
I also offer practical support with CV and job application writing, and interview preparation.
I am a qualified, experienced and accredited coach and I support people through change in their lives and careers, always with a focus on positive emotional wellbeing.
I have an Advanced Diploma in Mental Health and Wellbeing coaching (distinction) and the ILM Level 5 in Coaching and Mentoring. I am also accredited at Practitioner level with the EMCC, which means I abide by the Global Code of Ethics at all times.
I have had a successful career to director level in Corporate engagement and Education.
For more details of my professional background, please see my LinkedIn profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/alisonjbond/
What my clients say
Ali creates a relaxed and comfortable environment that enabled me to be truly open to my thoughts and feelings; even if I wasn’t sure what they were at first. I looked forward to each session, knowing that Ali was helping me to achieve and become myself again. I felt comforted that how I was feeling was normal and acceptable. Every session felt like I was given a fresh breath of air, a new lease of energy and an ability to succeed.
Having had other types of therapies before in the past, these have been the best due to how comforted and supported I felt.
Ali is a fantastic listener and it is always clear from her comments that not only has she listened intently but that she has done so without judgment. She is quite simply a pleasure to be around and it was clear to me from the start that she cares about her clients and only wants the best for them.
I have developed some clear habits now, and practising these has significantly altered my state of mind, especially my resilience in handling what I now realise are relatively minor setbacks.
Ali has made a material impact on me. At the start of our first session, I told her that my biggest goal was to have a beaming smile on my face. I now do every day. Thank you, Ali.
Ali was amazing and very skilled. I left each session on a high, clearer on what I needed to do and confident that I could. I knew I had someone who understood me and wanted me to be the best for me. Wonderful experience.
I feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to meet Ali. Our sessions have had a significant impact on multiple aspects of my life and have helped me to navigate a period that could have been particularly stressful. Ali is a wonderful coach and I would not hesitate to recommend her (in fact, I already have!)
Ali was quick to understand the nature of the challenges faced and I felt that she managed to balance the coaching pitch at the right level to be thought provoking yet supportive. Sincere thanks for your time, energy and understanding; it has been extremely useful for me.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a distinction in the Advanced Diploma in Mental Health and Wellbeing from Kingstown College, Dublin (accredited by the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) and the International Coaching Federation) and the ILM Level 5 in Coaching and Mentoring.
I am accredited at Practitioner level with the EMCC and am an Associate member.
I have a B.A. (Hons) in German and Spanish and am a qualified marketer with the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
I am a trained Mental Health First Aider and hold Be Talent Resilience Accreditation.
I am an Associate Coach with Coaching4Careers https://www.coaching4careers.co.uk/
I founded the Warwick Business School Mentoring programme in 2008, which came third in the TJ Awards for best Coaching and Mentoring programme.
I hold Professional Indemnity and Personal Liability insurance.
European Mentoring and Coaching Council
EMCC UK is part of the Europe-wide European Mentoring & Coaching Council.
Together their aim is to promote good practice and the expectation of good practice in mentoring and coaching across Europe.
EMCC is an independent, impartial and non-profit making organisation.
Areas of coaching I deal with
Other areas of coaching I deal with
Return to work
Starting a family
Let's start by having a no charge, no obligation introductory call, by phone or online, whichever works best for you. We can then find out what you would like to achieve from working with me and how I can help you.
In my experience, you will need between 6 and 12 sessions with me. If you book 6 sessions in advance, I will give you the sixth for free.
Some concessionary rates may be available. Please call me on 07870 969961 or email for details.
“There is no passion to be found in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”