What Will You Experience
I love to coach outside, in nature, as I think it helps you to find a different perspective and connect with yourself in a different, more meaningful way. You will experience beautiful views, fresh air and a stimulating conversation to help you discover what is really important to you. On occasion, I also coach using some closed-eye processes to help go a bit deeper.
I enjoy sharing my passion of being outdoors with others, whether in a local park or botanic garden, the Pentland Hills, or in the bigger Scottish mountains. (I also have an indoor coaching studio if the Scottish weather doesn't play to the rules!)
My coaching practice is based in NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) and I also draw on other coaching practices when appropriate. My coaching style is supportive and encouraging, although at times I can be a little provocative. I love to see people find their freedom, and achieve their dreams.
How I Can Help You
I help people who feel stuck, trapped or directionless and work with them to help them identify what's really important to them, and make a change.
Whether you need career coaching, business coaching, to find more confidence or to work on some other personal development aspect, I can design a coaching series to suit your needs.
My clients often come with a mix of work-related, relationship and personal issues. This can be things such as finding the confidence to start your own business, achieving a better work/life balance, or discovering more direction in your life. Many of my clients are in a transitional period, such as being made redundant, getting out of a relationship, or kids growing up and leaving home. Situations like these can leave us questioning our identity......who are we now?
Other clients come with a goal in mind that they want to achieve, and I support them to find the internal resources they need, such as courage, confidence or motivation.
I have experience of working with people who have depression or suffer from stress. I find the forwards-looking approach of coaching useful to help you move forwards and find solutions.
How Coaching Helped Me
I know the effect that coaching can have - it helped me move from a corporate job where I was desperately unhappy (yet I felt trapped by the financial benefits,) into now, running my own business combining my passions for the outdoors with helping people. I love supporting people along their own journey to doing more of what they love and what makes them happy.
When you contact me, we will arrange a time for a 'Discovery Call' to check that we both feel we can work together. At our 'discovery call,' you can decide whether you would prefer to be coached inside in my coaching studio, or outside at a mutually convenient location. Day-time and evening appointments available, weekday and some limited weekend availability. We would also discuss the length of programme that may be appropriate.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications & Experience
NLP Trainer - INLPTA certified
NLP Master Practitioner - INLPTA certified
NLP Practitioner - INLPTA certified
NLP Diploma - INLPTA certified
Qualified Practitioner in Memory Re-Solution
Qualified Mountain Leader (Summer and Winter)
7 years experience in corporate HR jobs (financial sector, manufacturing sector and consulting)
I am an experienced coach, and I also run weekend-long coaching intensives and Transformational Treks (aimed at women in career transition), based in the beautiful Scottish Highlands. Visit www.reachthepeak.co.uk for more information.
"Cat is an adept and confident coach who has an amazing ability to put you at your ease. Throughout working with her I always had a really comforting sense of being in a safe pair of hands which greatly assisted me to relax and be present in the moment with whatever we were working on. She works in an incredibly flexible way and you feel very certain that she is committed to helping you to meet your goals and has the ability to support you in your journey to achieve them. I have really enjoyed being coached by Cat and have enjoyed even more the transformations that she has supported me in achieving. " Fiona, from Edinburgh.
"The whole [coaching] weekend has had a massive impact on me. I feel positive, energised and a completely different person to when I started. I am now clearer in my mind as to where I want to go and how to get there. Cat is a lovely person, very perceptive and very likeable. The relationship between coach (or therapist in my past experience) can be difficult, but Cat made it easy. Her easygoing approach made me feel welcome and relaxed from the outset. Overall, my weekend was amazing…positively transformative." Jenny, from Birmingham
Areas of coaching I deal with
Other areas of coaching I deal with
Free telephone 'discovery' session to see that we are suitable to work with each other.
The following prices are especially for Life Coach Directory customers - please mention Life Coach Directory when you contact me.
Outdoor Coaching session = £80 an hour
For example, a 3-hour outdoor coaching session = £240
Coaching Series available - buy a number of coaching hours, and tailor a package to split these into 1, 2 or 3 hours sessions as appropriate.
6 hours = £460
12 hours = £900
18 hours = £1330
24 hours = £1700
Indoor/Skype/Phone Sessions = £80 an hour
Weekend Wellbeing Retreats = from £545
Transformational Trek - for women in career transition = £2995
I work with clients on a bespoke basis to create a package and fee structure that works for them. The above are some examples. Please get in contact for more details.
In addition to one-to-one coaching, I run Transformational Treks, taking people in career transition away to the Highlands for 3 days of intensive focus on making a career decision, through bespoke executive coaching. I run women-only treks and mixed treks.
I also run Wellbeing Retreats, combining walking and life coaching with Hatha yoga, taught by my business partner and dear friend, Lindsey Porter.
Outside of work, I enjoy leading expeditions to developing world destinations with school groups. I have recently led to Everest Base Camp, and also in India, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, Swaziland and Peru, and was lucky enough to be guiding an expedition in the Arctic Circle in January - March 2017. I also regularly volunteer with the Scouts to run mountaineering courses, and with Duke of Edinburgh groups.
When not in the mountains, I enjoy reading books, colouring, and cooking. (Well maybe not the cooking as much, but eating!)