Charlotte Phillips - Women's Professional Coach (Perdoceo Coaching)
Why did you become a coach?
Having reached the ripe age of 38, I took a long look at my life and realised that I had never followed through on anything that I wanted to achieve. I had a slew of professional roles and academic qualifications, but not a career in an area I loved and not a lifestyle that I wanted for myself. I wanted more. I wanted to help people. I wanted to make a difference so I decided to invest in learning to help other women to find their way when they have found themselves in that same position.
Who do you work with?
I work with women who are seeking their ‘why’ in life. We work together to take action (sometimes-uncomfortable action) to bring about real change for the better. We work on strategies to achieve goals and we work through step-by-step. No magic bullets – no false claims – just real, honest-to-goodness coaching in a safe, authentic environment.
Do I really need a coach?
Would you be here and reading this if you didn't? In a global pandemic, it has become really easy to give up on your hopes and dreams, thinking, “I can’t be arsed”, “What’s the point?”, yada, yada, yada… But answer me this: what if you actually could be arsed? What if this was the perfect time to start putting those hopes and wishes into action and to really reaching your potential? You honestly do not need anymore ‘life hacks’, you don’t need another ‘Five steps to…’ or ‘the idiot’s guide to…’ - You need a PROFESSIONAL COACH.
What can I expect in the virtual coffee and chat session?
This is your fifteen minutes to tell me who you are, what you need help with and how you think we might work together. I will use this time to tell you what it is that I do, to make sure that we are a 'good fit' and to ensure that I can deliver what you are expecting from the coaching relationship. It is incredibly important to me that we work as a partnership and for that reason, this is an open discussion where I will encourage you to speak up if you do not feel able to proceed with the coaching. At the end of this session, you we are ready to proceed, I will book the 60 minute discovery call at a mutually convenient time.
What is a Discovery Call?
Following on from our initial meeting, this is an opportunity to get down to the details. I will have asked to you to prep a brief questionnaire ahead of time and I will have some questions prepared. I encourage you to bring as many questions as you like to the session too. From what we learn here, I will be able to advise how many sessions I think will be necessary for you and I will confirm the cost of those sessions to you. As a general rule, I don't offer one-off sessions as this rarely has the effect desired and does not offer value for money.
Can I have ongoing coaching?
It is really important when we have our discovery call that we work out exactly what we are aiming to achieve from our sessions together. It is not healthy for a client to continue to see a coach on a regular basis after the aims of the contract have been achieved. The whole idea of coaching is to strengthen and enforce your independence as a person so that you can take the lessons learned into other aspects of your life. That is not to say that, if at a later date you have another issue to address/ aim to achieve, you cannot come back to me! Far from it! I welcome return clients for new sessions, but the important element is that coaching is not a crutch and it is a skillset to be learned and used.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Over four years of direct coaching experience, I qualified with my first life coaching certification in 2018, and have been learning ever since.
- Completed programmes in NLP (practitioner level) and Emotional Intelligence.
- Successfully completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Coaching at De Montfort University - summer 2021
- Working towards my accreditation with the Association for Coaching.
- Affiliate Member, IOC, at McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School affiliate.
Areas of coaching I deal with
Other areas of coaching I deal with
Mindset, Goal setting, Self discovery, Mindfulness, Meditation, Personal growth, transitioning, female/ women's coaching
Free initial telephone or online session
I offer all my clients a complimentary 'virtual coffee and chat' session to discuss your needs and to assess how best to proceed. Following this, a 60 minute discovery call will be scheduled at a cost of £250.
During this discovery call we will discuss the number of coaching sessions that you will require and the costs associated with those sessions.
The number of sessions and the length of the sessions needed may vary from person to person. Some people may find that three sessions at 45 minutes per session is right for them, whilst for others ten sessions of a 90 minute duration will be needed.
Each client is different and we will work together in the discovery call to establish what would work best for you as an individual.
I work mostly in the evenings to accommodate my clients work schedules but there may be flexibility if needed. Please do ask and if I can accommodate an alternative time, I will do so.
Take a look at what my clients have to say about their experiences of working with me:
Charlotte was just what I needed, exactly when I needed it! She actively listened to all of the things life has thrown at me and helped me to look at each circumstance separately which was a huge help— everything was bundled into that all encompassing mess that you cant see through! She gave honest, realistic advice in such a gentle way that reassured you things were going to be okay. And on top of all of that, she put practical tools in my hands to allow me to do the work, because sometimes it takes getting your hands a little bit dirty. I cannot recommend Charlotte enough, easily the best life coach I’ve ever had. - Hannah K.
Working with Charlotte was a breathe of fresh air! She is great at listening to what you are saying and really understanding what you are not saying! The way she works is so fluid, helping me see where I was 'stuck' and holding myself back, and giving me the tools to help me to get myself unstuck. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her and her services. The best investment that I ever made. - Jean B.
I had a great coaching sessions with Charlotte. She quickly identified the best way to help un-lock me and move me forwards. Charlotte made me feel really comfortable and relaxed straight away and my sessions were all really productive. - Natalie S.