Jacky Matthews - confidential support to deal with life!
Hello and welcome to my page.
My expertise is in building confidence, self-esteem and helping you to deal with difficult situations, this might the type personal issues that life has a habit at throwing at you and you need an independent person, not involved with the situation, to talk through solutions with. Or it might be an issue at work, if we are having a bad time at work it can make us miserable and stressed. Or maybe you lack direction in your career and need to talk through your options or brush up on interview skills. Whatever is making you lack confidence or feel you want to talk to someone in total confidence, then coaching could help.
Each coaching session is 1 hour, frequency will be dependant on you and what you need and there will be contact between meetings to ensure you have sufficient support. We will investigate your goals together and agree a way forward. We might work in a structured way covering subjects such as emotional intelligence, dealing with stress or imposter syndrome. Or we might work in a less structured way, dealing with issues as they arise or become important to you.
The types of things I have helped people with include:
- Being more self-aware and understanding how your behaviour impacts on others and how their behaviour impacts on you.
- Identifying reasons for lacking confidence and working to build that confidence and self-esteem
- Dealing with difficult personal circumstances and finding methods of coping
- Dealing with work-place bullying
- Improving confidence and skills in leadership of a team
- Completing gap analysis between current skills and an ideal job and working on the skills that are missing
- Assistance in job applications, CV’s and interview techniques
- Improving performance as a result of negative feedback from a performance review
All of the people that I am and have worked with have felt so much better and empowered when they have taken back control.
Many organisations are beginning to spend their training budgets on 1:1 coaching, so if your need is work-related, then please contact me and we can discuss the opportunity for me to speak directly to your organisation.
Hope to hear from you soon.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (hons) 2.i
Post Graduate Certificate in Education
2006 Oxford Brookes University - Post Graduate Certificate in Subject Learning Coaching
My experience includes 13 years coaching managers in the work setting, but I quickly found that many work issues are similar to everyday issues, in that confidence is often the underlying factor. A lack of confidence can present itself in many ways and we may not realise this is our underlying issue that is holding us back or stopping us making that important decision.
I have also trained managers to use coaching skills to manage their staff and trained staff to use coaching techniques when feeding back on performance, specifically on lesson observations.
More recently coaching individuals to improve their performance at work and achieve set targets and personal goals. I also work with organisations to work on specific issues with their managers. This could be change management, culture or restructuring.
I am a member of the Association for Coaching and abide by their standards and ethics.
Association for Coaching
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Areas of coaching I deal with
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Gold package - monthly benefits include: 4 x 1 hour meetings, 2 x 1 hour phone calls and unlimited e-mail contact. £250 per month
Silver package - monthly benefits include: 3 x 1 hour meetings, 2 x 1 hour phone calls. £200 per month.
Bronze package - monthly benefits include: 2 x 1 hour meetings, 1 x 1 hour phone call. £100 per month.
Individual 1 hour sessions via face to face, Skype or phone, charged at £65 per hour.
Travel expenses will be charged where appropriate.
1 x 20 minute taster session for those new to coaching, £10.