15+ yrs of Life Coaching - 10+ yrs Craniosacral Therapist - 4+ yrs of Executive Coaching
My continued personal development spans 20+ years. I qualified as a Health Counsellor from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, in New York. This training instilled in me the importance of a holistic approach to inner transformation and development, and the importance of considering the whole person. My training as a Craniosacral therapist evidenced the interconnectedness of mind and body. My knowledge and experience to date, perfectly dovetails with the tenets of the Executive Coaching training gained through the Institute of Leadership Management organisation, that the client is resourceful, and the sessions must be client led.
I have passion and energy in supporting others’ development and change. I use my coaching skills to support developmental skills, self - confidence and self-resilience. I am an astute listener and work in a non-judgemental way, keen to encourage a feeling of safety where the coachee feels free enough to discuss the real issues concerning them.
I am experienced in:
- Executive Coaching
- Career Progression
- Work-Life balance
- Relationship dynamics
- Stress & Anxiety
- Fear of failure
- Discovering direction in life
Training, qualifications & experience
- Integrative Holistic Health Coaching from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition New York
- Registered Craniosacral Therapist
- Institute of Leadership & Management Level 7 Coaching & Mentoring Qualified
- Trained Mental Health First Aider
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
Initial free 30 minute Contract Meeting via phone to discuss:
- Reasons for coaching
- How I coach
- Number of sessions - long term and time limited sessions
- Boundaries and confidentiality
- Fees: £75 per session for first 3 sessions then a 10% reduction for further sessions
Subsequent sessions can be conducted in person, via Skype / Zoom or by phone
Active listening: Active listening is a really rare skill, but Irene is brilliant at it. It's not just the visual cues that she gives, nor the pointed questions that shows she really understands, but Irene also brings topics of conversations from previous sessions to link with what we're currently discussing, which demonstrates the fact that Irene not only listens in the session, but clearly remembered precisely what we had discussed weeks earlier.
Curiosity and interest: Irene is genuinely interested in the things that I discuss - more than a superficial showing of interest and engagement, but it is apparent from the line of questions that Irene genuinely cares about the topics we discuss and genuinely wants to help me through the problems I am facing.
Softness and empathy: Irene's approach to coaching is fundamentally challenging and outcome based - as coaching can only add value if it enables me to challenge my beliefs/behaviours/pre-conceived ideas - but Irene does so in a way that's incredibly empathetic. Irene fosters a really positive vibe and enables me to relax and speak honestly and candidly.
Assertiveness and challenge: Irene has the wisdom to know exactly what questions to ask, but not just the next question, but it's clear she understands exactly what needs to be asked to enable me to reframe the problem in my mind. There have been times where Irene has asked a sequence of questions which has culminated in an 'eye-opening' final question which really gets me to rethink the issue we're discussing. The way that Irene does it demonstrates incredible wisdom, emotional intelligence, and a fantastic ability to enable me to find my own answers, by providing the framing and context that enables me to challenge my thoughts. It feels like I am having a conversation with a fully qualified psychological professional!
Outcome focussed & accountability: At the end of each discussion, Irene always ensures that there is a clearly defined plan for what I should do, based on our conversations.
Resilience: Irene's sessions have helped me no end in work and subsequently in my personal life. I have found these sessions, and how important a role they have played- and continue to play - build my resilience and making me more effective.