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Deborah Chalk - Mind Body Coach, Certified Life Coach

Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1
Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1

About me

I’m Deborah Chalk. I’m a life coach who helps people to experience a greater sense of mind body connection.

Increasing mind body connection helps to regulate the nervous system so that you can feel less stress and less overwhelm. You’re more able to cope when you go into freeze or fight/flight reactions.

Integrating mind and body helps bring you into aligned action which gives a feeling of flow.

You can learn what to do when things are feeling too much and bring yourself back to a calmer more open and inspired feeling. You learn how to feel your emotions and how your emotions hold wisdom for you. They’re there to help.

You’re then able to listen to your inner wisdom that helps you to lead your own life in the direction that’s right for you.

Doing this work and learning to play and to rest helps you to become your own best friend and when you do that it helps you to cope with the challenges and stresses that life brings your way.

You can go from feeling stressed to feeling relaxed and from overwhelm to more trust in yourself and your ability.

I'm an experienced Martha Beck Certified Wayfinder coach and a trained career coach. I'm also currently training as a Mind Body Magic coach in addition to my previous certification.

“Deborah holds a calm and kind space for her clients. She shows up with deep skills and sensitivity. You can trust her completely to guide you as you change your life.”

Susan Grace Beekman, Master Certified Coach, Byron Katie Coach.

Oxfordshire/Cotswolds life coach.

Experienced Martha Beck Certified Wayfinder Life Coach

Experienced Career Coach.

Experienced as a business mindset coach.

Currently training as Mind Body Magic coach in addition to other coaching certification.

Deborah Chalk M.A. (Hons) B.A. (Hons) P.G.C.E. Q.T.S.

www.deborahchalk.com

All coaching takes place on Skype, ZOOM or phone.

'Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.' Marianne Williamson

'Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.' A. A. Milne

Deborah Chalk Limited, Company Number 10030494

Registered Address at Companies House (not general postal address) 1st Floor, 2 Woodberry Grove, Finchley, London, N12 0DR

Training, qualifications & experience

Martha Beck Certified Wayfinder Life Coach

Mind body magic coaching - Anamsong method, Abigail Morgan/Steidley.

Certificate in Life Coaching, N.C.F.E.

Trained and experienced in career coaching (with Washington DC based coaching company)

Experienced in business mindset coaching (with top US coaching company)

I have run coaching workshops at Soho Farmhouse in the Cotswolds.

I was the life coach in residence at Bamford Haybarn Spa, Daylesford Organic for over a year.

Masters Degree (Hons) in English and Philosophy.
B.A. (Hons) in Art History and Creative Writing.
Postgraduate Certificate in Education.
Qualified teacher status.

Alumni of B School (Marie Forleo) and of Jenny Shih's Making it Work Online.

Copywriting coach assistant for Jenny Shih's 'Making it Work Online.'

Experienced copywriter writing copy for US-based top life coaches and sales funnel creators.

Level Three Interior Design, National Design Academy.
AS level Photography
Level 2 City and Guilds Floristry.
Grade Four Piano, Royal School of Music. Grade 5 Singing ABRSM.
5 Scottish Highers - Maths, Physics, Chemistry, English, History.
8 O levels.

Previous employment

Merchant bank (corporate banking) in London and insurance companies.
Teacher in state schools and then preparatory schools.


I am now a mother and completed three years of Carrie Contey PhD's 'Evolve' programme about conscious parenting, parenting and partnership.

Writing - contributing blogger for 'The Huffington Post' and 'Life Hack.' My work has also featured on 'Tiny Buddha,' 'Mind Body Green,' 'Chopra,' "TUT,' 'Inspired Coach Magazine,' 'Soul and Spirit Magazine' and many others.

Winner of business award sponsored by University of Wolverhampton and H.S.B.C.
Winner of Golden Key Award for Lifelong learning, Enterprise Ayrshire.

Other areas of coaching I deal with

Mother and daughter mind body coaching

Mind body coaching for parents

Mind body and money

Coach mentoring

Coach for coaches

Mind body connection

Issues with physical pain (to be used alongside medical help)

Confidence

Writing coach

Creativity coaching

Creative business coach

Student coach

Academic coach

University Life Coach

Study Coach

Transition to University Coach

Photos & videos

Fees

calm, connected, cosy.
Would you love to establish a mind body connection practice to help you through the winter months?
Would you love to feel less stress and more of a feeling of ease through the winter months to come?

Is everything feeling crazy busy at the moment with a white frosting touch of ‘really this is all a bit much’?

Are you all caught up in your thoughts and feel like you’ve lost connection with your body?

Have you been putting everybody else before yourself?

Do you feel tension in your shoulders from all that sitting on ZOOM calls?

Do you just keep moving faster in an effort to get everything done and think that you’re going to start making mistakes if you keep going at this rate?

Have you been less patient than you want to be? (sorry Father Christmas)

Do you wish that things felt more like they were in flow?

Would you like to feel more inspired?

Is your tendency towards worry and perfectionism acting up more than usual?

You’re tired, overworked and uninspired and you want to go on new and different rides - ones that feel less like a crazy fast toboggan ride and more like a ride on a sleigh through forests glistening with snow.

You’d love:

To have a simple mind body practice to help you have more inner peace and joy over the winter months.

To be able to slow down and take a breath, or two!

To feel more connected with your body.

To be able to show up as the best version of you more of the time so you can support others and make the difference that you want to make in the world.

A regular practice of releasing tension can help bring you calm.

Imagine having a go to practice to use when things get tricky that helps to melt tension from your body.

Imagine no longer just living in your head with all that negative thinking and instead feeling more grounded and connected with your body.

Does this sound familiar...

You tune out of how you feel with chocolate or netflix.
A bubble bath just isn’t cutting it as self-care.
You’re an overthinker, high achiever with a long to do list that doesn’t get any shorter no matter how much you tick off.
You know you want to be strong for other people and that means being kind to you first and yet you still work on when you’re tired.
You have a tendency not even to notice the tension in your body as it’s always there and you are not feeling connected with your body.
You’d love to feel more relaxed more of the time.
You look after your health, you even do yoga or meditation, but somehow they are still not grounding you and leaving you feeling connected.
I'm a mind body connection coach for people who want to stop living just in their heads and instead feel grounded and inspired.
I help them believe in themselves, be kinder to themselves and allow themselves to go for the things they really want in life so that they can one day look back without regrets.
As a result of this program, you’ll…

Learn how to release tension from your body with a simple practice that you can use on yourself whenever you need to.
Learn how to become more connected with your body
Feel more grounded and relaxed.
Learn two simple and highly effective mind body practices that you can use regularly to help you through the winter months without feeling like a bear that really ought to have hibernated.
This package includes:

‘Cup of cocoa consideration’ - a deep diving questionnaire to tune in to your current situation. This thoughtful process will help you stop and take a raincheck on where you are and your needs so that we can make the most of our coaching session together.

2 COSY COACHING 60-minute 1-1 sessions in which we’re likely to cover:

Session 1 Guided practice to release tension in your body. This practice comes from the work of Abigail Morgan who I have studied to be a Mind Body coach with.

Session 2 Guided practice to become more grounded in your body. This practice comes from the work of Abigail Morgan who I have studied to be a Mind Body coach with.

Coaching around current situation, as time allows.

Please note that sessions are tailored individually to the client and their needs so each session will vary in its structure and content.

Comprehensive hand outs on the two guided practices so you can practice them on your own.

‘Book by the fire’ recommendations - If you love self-help as much as I do I would be happy to share a couple of book recommendations or other resource recommendations that I think would be a great fit for you.

PRICE:

Investment: £97

Let’s Get Started

Are you interested in working with me? Excellent! Here’s how to get started.

Sessions for this coaching package are available only on weekdays and are for new clients only.

Step 1. Email me at deborah@deborahchalk.com

Step 2. Within 2 working days (Mon-Fri), you’ll receive an email from me asking you to confirm that you’re happy for me to send the contract to your email via HelloSign.

Step 3. When you’ve signed the contract (if you’re happy with it) I’ll send you an invoice to settle on Paypal or by bank transfer in the UK and the coaching questionnaire.

Step 4. We’ll arrange a time for our ZOOM session via email.

Step 5. We’ll meet on ZOOM at the scheduled time.

Have questions? Email me. (deborah@deborahchalk.com)

Bloom Coaching Package
You will learn to connect to your body and emotions more so you can listen to your inner wisdom. This can then support your general well-being, home life, your creative work and your business.

This includes 6 sessions of between 45 minutes and an hour and access to ask questions by email for 3 months. Price £1050

All coaching takes place online via ZOOM, Skype or phone so you don't need to live in England.

Please email me at deborah@deborahchalk.com if you would like to talk about the possibility of working together. We can meet together for a free 20 minute consultation so you can ask any questions you have before committing to coaching together.

Blossom Coaching Package
You will learn to connect to your body and emotions more so you can listen to your inner wisdom. You will have support over the 6 months to help you integrate this practice and way of being into your daily life. This can then support your general well-being, home life, your creative work and your business.

This includes 12 sessions of between 45 minutes and an hour (12 in total) and access to ask questions by email during UK business hours over the six month period. Price £1800

All coaching takes place online via ZOOM, Skype or phone so you don't need to live in England.

Please email me at deborah@deborahchalk.com if you would like to talk about the possibility of working together. We can meet together for a free 20 minute consultation so you can ask any questions you have before committing to coaching together.

I look forward to hearing from you!

TESTIMONIALS:

Deborah is the epitome of the calm and soothing coach. From the moment you start speaking with her, your energy shifts to match her calm demeanor and wonderful intuitive understanding of what great questions to ask and how to guide you to get the best out of yourself and your time together. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Deborah and would highly recommend working with her if you are someone who knows you have a gift inside and need help “mining it, smoothing it out and getting it polished and most importantly getting it on display for the world to enjoy!” Stop hiding it, you need to share your gift.

You are a gem, Deborah!

Kirsten Jones, Motivational Speaker and Transformational Biz & Life Coach

Deborah has the gift of getting to the heart of things quickly. She helped me to see that I need to claim coaching, that I don’t need to have all the answers and that I have the knowledge and skill to help the women I feel drawn to help. I would recommend her coaching to women in general but particularly to coaches. I experienced several ‘aha’ moments during our session which have stayed with me. As a life coach I really appreciated Deborah’s insight in supporting me to claim the title of coach.

Deborah Nicholson, Life coach for women emerging from domestic abuse Debnicholson.com

Deborah helped me jump the hurdle of starting a new venture – taking the first step, which is often the hardest. In her gentle and supportive way, she enabled me to see how beliefs affect actions and then helped me explore ways to move forward. I loved the depth of our work together and highly recommend Deborah’s coaching, especially if you’re feeling stuck. It’s a time to discover truths, in a safe and friendly environment.

Gail Schie Transformational Coach, www.inspiredcalm.com

‘Working with Deborah gave me a greater sense of calm and peace and trust/faith that things are working out exactly as they should. I appreciated her calm, gentle energy, her intuitive hunches and the creative playwork she assigned. She was willing to let me go all over the place, exploring this and that nook or cranny and then also always pulling me back to the central issue…intuitively knowing what was most important to look at. I appreciate the encouragement that I DO have access to my intuition and inner wisdom…the reminder that I discount it too quickly.’

Julia Yanker, Transformational Coach

www.juliayanker.com

Working with Deborah has been fantastic, I could not recommend her highly enough. Deborah is a great mentor and a very passionate life coach. In just one session with her warm gentle approach, her positivity, compassion and support Deborah was able to help me find full clarity and confidence. I felt connected, inspired, motivated and clear on how and what actions I needed to take in order to move forward to fulfil my career dream goals. Truly AMAZING!

– Diana Carles – Integrative Health Nutrition Coach

www.lovelifekitchen.wordpress.com

When I first signed up for coaching I thought it would be more of a step by step solution, rather than the amazing guidance that it was. I gained more clarity, direction and a sense of calmness. Deborah was able to guide me to go deep and explore what was the true reason behind the overwhelm. I would recommend working with her to anyone that is feeling stuck, overwhelmed, lost or confused. She has some great tools for self-exploration and I absolutely love her approach, her energy and her coaching method. She has tools to go deep and to the core, and that is the key to true and deep transformation.

Gabby-G, Emotional Healer, http://gaby-g.com

I would gladly recommend Deborah to anyone who is floundering with their coaching practice or their writing and is wanting some compassionate yet firm encouragement to move forward. I also recommend her to anyone who is working with issues of self worth. I really liked her gentle encouragement and her ability to focus and stay on subject.

Deborah has a wonderful ability to zero in on what’s really going on, and in addition to encouragement and helpful suggestions, she is so good at inspiring my own insights about what steps are next for me.

Sarah Grace Powers, Life Coach and Energy Healer, Holistic Hot Sauce

Deborah is a one-of-a-kind coach. She got straight to the heart of my challenge without judgement or discomfort, quickly helping me see through my problem with a new clarity and getting me to come up with ways to dissolve it, which has literally removed the issue. Deb is extremely easy to talk to, incredibly smart and you really feel her intuition. I couldn’t recommend her highly enough to anyone wanting to make positive changes in their life, whether you are entirely new to life coaching, a coach-in-training or a fully qualified coach yourself.

Alison O’Leary, Career and Life Coach www.livetrue.co.uk

Coaching with Deborah has changed my life in a very significant, positive way. I’ve been challenged to think about things differently, in a much better than the way I would naturally revert to thinking. My mind has expanded. My belief in myself feels even more secure. I have taken away many life lessons even from the very first coaching session.

I would recommend working with Deborah to mums who want to run their own businesses from home (or similar) because this would be perfect for these types of visionary, entrepreneurial women. Deborah challenges you to think about problems or internal battles very differently but in such a way that it is YOU discovering the changes and solutions for YOURSELF. She guides people to be their own best friend again and to make changes that they can take away from the call and apply to real life scenarios (without Deborah around to talk through the steps).

Roxanne Ford, Website: www.babymamas.com.au

Deborah is a natural coach and amazingly resourceful – she always knows just the thing that will help you with your issue.

She is truthful and open and gets to the core of the issue. With Deborah there is nowhere to hide, which is perfect, because she is on your side, she is genuinely supportive of you to reach your true potential, and she knows how to guide you there.

Ozlem, Women's Empowerment Advocate

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Testimonials

''Deborah is the epitome of the calm and soothing coach. From the moment you start speaking with her, your energy shifts to match her calm demeanour and wonderful intuitive understanding of what great questions to ask and how to guide you to get the best out of yourself and your time together. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Deborah and would highly recommend working with her if you are someone who knows you have a gift inside and need help “mining it, smoothing it out and getting it polished and most importantly getting it on display for the world to enjoy!” Stop hiding it, you need to share your gift.' Kirsten.

"I would recommend working with Deborah to mums who want to run their own businesses from home (or similar) because this would be perfect for these types of visionary, entrepreneurial women. Deborah challenges you to think about problems or internal battles very differently but in such a way that it is YOU discovering the changes and solutions for YOURSELF. She guides people to be their own best friend again and to make changes that they can take away from the call and apply to real life scenarios (without Deborah around to talk through the steps)." Roxanne Ford

"Deborah is a one-of-a-kind coach. She got straight to the heart of my challenge without judgement or discomfort, quickly helping me see through my problem with a new clarity and getting me to come up with ways to dissolve it, which has literally removed the issue. Deb is extremely easy to talk to, incredibly smart and you really feel her intuition. I couldn’t recommend her highly enough to anyone wanting to make positive changes in their life, whether you are entirely new to life coaching, a coach-in-training or a fully qualified coach yourself." Alison O’Leary

''When I first signed up for coaching I thought it would be more of a step by step solution, rather than the amazing guidance that it was. I gained more clarity, direction and a sense of calmness. Deborah was able to guide me to go deep and explore what was the true reason behind the overwhelm. I would recommend working with her to anyone that is feeling stuck, overwhelmed, lost or confused. She has some great tools for self-exploration and I absolutely love her approach, her energy and her coaching method. She has tools to go deep and to the core, and that is the key to true and deep transformation.'' Gabby.

'While writing my Masters thesis, Deborah supported me with two coaching sessions. She shifted my mindset from seeing only limiting circumstances I couldn´t change, into perceiving my own strengths, and seeing the positivity in the situation. This was the missing piece of the puzzle for me to finish my thesis happily. I passed – with distinction.' Lea Holtzer.

''When I first was considering coaching with Deborah, I was unsure how it would work, and in particular how it would work as a mother and daughter team. What I found was that coaching with Deborah was incredibly beneficial and the process of it is so interesting. We built such a good working relationship.Deborah has a lovely generous confident spirit that’s suited to working with young people. We now have processes to think on and strategies to help us deal with life’s challenges. I would absolutely recommend working with Deborah, as her coaching is very effective. I am so grateful to Deborah for helping my daughter through coaching and can see how much she has advanced personally during our work together.'' Stephanie.

''Working with Deborah has been fantastic, I could not recommend her highly enough. Deborah is a great mentor and a very passionate life coach. In just one session with her warm gentle approach, her positivity, compassion and support Deborah was able to help me find full clarity and confidence. I felt connected, inspired, motivated and clear on how and what actions I needed to take in order to move forward to fulfil my career dream goals. Truly AMAZING!'' Diana.

"Deborah holds a calm and kind space for her clients. She shows up with deep skills and sensitivity. You can trust her completely to guide you as you change your life." Susan Grace Beekman, Master Certified Coach.

"Deborah is a natural coach and amazingly resourceful – she always knows just the thing that will help you with your issue. She is truthful and open and gets to the core of the issue. With Deborah there is nowhere to hide, which is perfect, because she is on your side, she is genuinely supportive of you to reach your true potential, and she knows how to guide you there." Ozlem

"Coaching with Deborah has changed my life in a very significant, positive way. I’ve been challenged to think about things differently, in a much better than the way I would naturally revert to thinking. My mind has expanded. My belief in myself feels even more secure. I have taken away many life lessons even from the very first coaching session."

''Working with Deborah has been such a powerful and positive experience for me. Before I approached Deborah, I wasn’t sure whether life coaching was right for me, in fact I wasn’t sure what I wanted or needed! But my first hour working with Deborah was a revelation!

Her gentle and uplifting demeanour and an ability to ask just the right questions in the right way allowed me to explore my priorities and options in a way that just wouldn’t have been possible alone or with the friends and family I usually “mull things over” with. I really valued the way Deborah can root out and reflect back exactly what I am thinking and feeling in a way that helped me find clarity and a sense of positive momentum towards my goals.

I would definitely recommend working with Deborah to anyone who is experiencing change in their personal or professional life, or anyone who is simply pondering, “What is my next step from here?'' Rachel

''I was fortunate to find Deborah through a unique channel, a group that is put together to encourage women to go get it and work past things that are holding them back in their careers. Deborah was offering a life coaching session and I was drawn to it for the first time ever. To be frank I had heard of life coaches and was sceptical I didn’t think it was something for me. I took the initial step and emailed with Deborah and finally hit the yes button and scheduled our meeting. From the first email exchange, I was hooked. Deborah has such a gentleness about her, it is very soothing and uplifting. Her initial questions were focused, yet broad enough that I did not feel I was being backed into a corner. From the first moments of our session, I was finding emotions that I had submerged and they were finally coming to the surface and that was OK since Deborah was able to keep me focused to get to the good stuff. In the end, I can say this has been one of my biggest AHA moments, we all need a coach to help us when we sink back to self-question and bring us back to the greatest selves we are! Deborah is truly a champion I would recommend her to everyone.'' Lesley.

''The insight that I got from coaching with Deborah was amazing. I so appreciated her kindness and her ability to see what my blockers from success were so quickly. I find I have so much more confidence now. I would recommend coaching with Deborah to anyone, particularly people who want to find out what is blocking them from success and who want to get to the very root of that. I feel that my life is forever changed by the coaching we did.'' Lisa.

''Working with Deborah gave me a greater sense of calm and peace and trust/faith that things are working out exactly as they should. I appreciated her calm, gentle energy, her intuitive hunches and the creative playwork she assigned. She was willing to let me go all over the place, exploring this and that nook or cranny and then also always pulling me back to the central issue…intuitively knowing what was most important to look at. I appreciate the encouragement that I DO have access to my intuition and inner wisdom…the reminder that I discount it too quickly.’' Julia

''Deborah has the gift of getting to the heart of things quickly. She helped me to see that I need to claim coaching, that I don’t need to have all the answers and that I have the knowledge and skill to help the women I feel drawn to help. I would recommend her coaching to women in general but particularly to coaches. I experienced several ‘aha’ moments during our session which have stayed with me. As a life coach I really appreciated Deborah’s insight in supporting me to claim the title of coach.'' Deborah

"As a mother, Deborah really knew where I was at. She was SO gentle and totally got my sensitivity and and could handle it, which I really appreciated. There were so many results and realizations that it is difficult to capture them all. I realized that that I don’t have to sell myself short I can make my dreams for work and life manifest, but I need to ensure self care and really really hone my intuition and listen to my gut instincts, so I don’t get overwhelmed with life. I’ve also gained more confidence in my writing and published articles. I loved having Deborah to confide in and found the email coaching in between sessions hugely supportive. I would recommend coaching with Deborah to other mums like me that are struggling to work out what to do post-baby, to budding writers, to coaches, to sensitive people. Deborah was there for me when I needed her, through the yucky times and in the good. She was so dependable. I’m now excited about the growth of my Earth Mama business and looking forward to working with my new clients."  Elizabeth Santos

Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

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Availability

Daytime UK, weekdays only.

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Deborah Chalk - Mind Body Coach, Certified Life Coach

Deborah Chalk - Mind Body Coach, Certified Life Coach