Experienced in the corporate world, used to changes that come with life, family and work and lucky to have lived and worked around the world, I have an understanding of the challenges and changes that clients face.
Below are a few snippets about me which I hope will help you to see who I am:
1. I stepped out of my comfort zone in my 40’s, grasping all my courage, to travel solo to India working as a volunteer and then travelling around the country.
2. I overcame my lack of self-belief in my academic abilities to complete a Masters degree when I was 50
3. I’ve learnt to say ‘yes’ to change despite the fear
By the time you decide you want to hire a coach you’ll no doubt have already tried finding your own solutions, but for whatever reason it hasn’t worked out. You start to wonder if life will ever change or is this your lot? Maybe it’s easier to stick with what you’ve got… change and the unknown can feel tough and a difficult choice? But then what’s at stake if you do nothing? Where will you be in 6 months, a year, 5 years’ time? Working out what you want and how you’re going to get there can feel lonely and isolating.
As that great quote goes ‘if you keep on doing what you’ve always done you’ll always get what you’ve always got’.
I love working collaboratively with people like you, where with mutual trust and openness, you’ll feel confident in exploring parts of yourself you may previously have kept hidden or haven’t acknowledged. It could be lack confidence, not all the time but in some situations? Being a people pleaser? Avoiding being assertive - it’s easier to agree with others than ask for what you want. Or does everything need to be perfect? All these and more can prevent us from getting what we want in life.
Discovering your strengths and focusing on the positive is when we see things start to grow. I will help you create and follow your own path.
This is about you and your journey. I’ll be there alongside you working towards your goals. I won’t tell you what to do and when to do it. You are in charge. I’ll be there to nudge and support you.
What is the outcome?
The coaching journey allows you time to think and reflect, something we frequently lack in everyday life. You’ll have someone on your side, who is non-judgemental, with no personal agenda prioritising what you want.
You’ll gain a clear idea of what you want and where you’re going with a sense of contentment, clarity and purpose.
You will be in control; proactive rather than reactive.
Training, qualifications & experience
I’m qualified at ILM Level 7 (Post Graduate Level) in Executive Coaching
I currently volunteer as a coach with the Shaw Trust supporting participants on the Governments Work and Health Programme to overcome challenges they may face in gaining employment
I trained and qualified as a Cruse Bereavement Support Worker working with the charity for over 3 years helping people going through a difficult time in their lives
Completed the University of Leicester, Introduction to Counselling Skills
MSc Responsible Tourism Management
Fully insured through Holistic Insurance
Areas of coaching I deal with
Sessions are for 60 – 90 minutes. Typically, I do monthly sessions but I am happy to work at intervals to suit you and more frequently initially if that’s going to give you the start you need.
I offer a free 30-minute consultation prior to booking. It’s important I get to know you and you get to know me, and we can then decide if the fit feels right.
I’m currently ‘meeting’ clients via the virtual platform Zoom, Skype, FaceTime or WhatsApp or telephone – whichever works best for you.
Confidentiality is paramount and I fully respect this when working together.
I'm fully insured through Holistic Insurance