My name is Jacqui and I am an Executive Coach and Yoga Instructor. With a passion for both, I offer a unique, tailored coaching approach.
Feel better. Make plans. Get stuff done.
Is life a bit out of kilter? When the way forward gets blurred, some tailored, impartial coaching support can be just what’s needed. Our work lets you tap into ‘YOU’ - your unique and natural talents, your motivations and mojo.
As the catalyst unlocking this potential, I lend structure and the right mental, physical and emotional environment. This enables you to develop the right attitudes and approaches to help you feel better day to day and get you to where you want to be longer term.
Career Change? Leadership Development? Stress Management?
You may have a well-defined aim in mind – a specific outcome or achievement that you’re working towards. Or you may want to explore more abstract areas, like motivation, confidence or personal values. Amongst other areas, I have extensive experience coaching for Career Change, Leadership Development, Communications, Confidence and Stress Management.
The 'Yogic Twist'
Thinking and talking about things is great. But if we also involve the body and the breath we can bring something extra to the process. Because our thoughts and feelings don't exist in isolation from our physiological self.
It is when mind, body, breath and spirit are all in balance – when everything is just so – that the greatest insights are available and you can access your most potent energies.
You don’t need to have any previous experience of yoga – you don’t even need to own a yoga mat. And it’s not about being physically fit or super bendy. It’s about getting you into the right space to get the most out of every coaching session.
Turning the ‘yoga dial’ up or down accordingly, using breath awareness, meditation and movement, I work with each of my clients to find just the right mix for them, to bring in the appropriate “yogic twist” to supercharge the coaching experience.
Not for you?
I appreciate the ‘yogic twist’ is not for everyone, and I still run my executive coaching practice, Here to There (www.heretothere.me.uk), for those who prefer their coaching without the twist.
Training, qualifications & experience
I spent 20 years in the advertising industry before qualifying as an executive coach and setting up my practice, working mostly with people in the context of their business or career.
From the outset I realised there were elements of yoga – particularly its focus on the breath and certain meditation practices – that could be really useful in helping my clients find the right mental and psychological state to get the most from their coaching.
My training as a yoga teacher provided me with the knowledge and the conviction to move beyond using a few breathing exercises and look at fully integrating yoga into my coaching.
Coaching Qualifications & Accreditation's:
- Accredited Executive Coach & Member of the Association for Coaches (MAC)
- Level 4 BWY Yoga Teacher
- Diploma in Corporate & Executive Coaching (distinction)
The Coaching Academy – Institute of Leadership and Management endorsed
- Diploma in Personal Performance Coaching (distinction)
The Coaching Academy – International Coaching Federation endorsed
- Member of Henley Coaching Centre (Henley Business School)
- Certified Coaching Academy Mentor
- British Wheel of Yoga - Yoga Student Teacher
- AC Learning and Development programmes
- Systemic Leadership Team Coaching webinar series with Professor Peter Hawkins
- Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) - Dorset Mindfulness
- Treating Intrusive Thoughts and the Inner Critical Voice
- TCA Learning & Development (CPD recognised):
- CPD Confidence Coaching
- CPD Mindfulness and Coaching
- CPD Personal Finance Coaching
Association for Coaching
The Association for Coaching is one of the leading professional bodies for Coaches and Organisations.
The Association is made up of a number of different membership categories, e.g. Associate Member (AMAC), Member (MAC), Accredited Member (AC Accred), with the different categories standing for different levels of training and experience. Accredited Members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
The Association has a Code of Ethics & Good Practice and a Complaints Procedure.
Areas of coaching I deal with
My fees are ‘programme’ based, which means they depend on how many sessions we agree would be appropriate, and how long we think each session should be.
As a rule of thumb, a typical programme will be four to eight sessions. I maintain a minimum programme of four sessions because my experience is that you're unlikely to truly reap the rewards from fewer sessions than this. Session lengths can vary from 1 hour to 90 minutes and we can determine what lengths will best suit your needs and budget.
Our initial call will be a consultation, it is complimentary and will last around half an hour. During this time we can discuss in confidence which areas you want to be coached around and how we would work together.
My usual hours are Monday to Thursday 08.00 to 18.00 and Friday 08.00 to 16.00.
''Jacqui Purdy combines physiologically and mentally beneficial yoga with fantastic coaching. Having tried it, I honestly cannot understand how any coaching works without it!'' LR-L, London, Undergraduate & Entrepreneur
''Jacqui’s wealth of experience and knowledge combine to produce highly effective and bespoke coaching. The introduction of yoga poses and breathing helped me target specific situations which I have incorporated into my work and found hugely beneficial. The 'Yogic Twist' is a brilliant addition to Jacqui's excellent coaching.'' SD Mental Health Professional
''I can feel the benefit of her calm and focus… It feels like time stopping, just for a little while; time to look inwards, and tune out the clamour of daily life. That time feels very precious'' TA-S, Dorset, Health Practitioner
“I have really enjoyed my sessions with Jacqui. They gave me the time to really think about and concentrate in detail on my business and where I want to take it. It gave me new ideas and also increased my confidence.”
ST, Business Owner and Artist
''The sessions really helped to pull out my values, priorities and goals in life. It feels very good to get something on paper and want to work towards realistic and achievable goals. It's changed my outlook on life and I now feel anything's possible if you really want it.''
ND, Healthcare and Child Development Professional
“I have loved working with Jacqui as my coach. She manages to retain a natural, relaxed and supportive style while still challenging me to think differently. My coaching sessions with Jacqui have supported my development and achievement tremendously and I feel in a much better place having worked with her.”
KH, HR Director, Public Sector
“I have found the sessions really useful as I’ve never really taken the time or had the techniques to help me move forward before. The sessions taught me to think about what I want in a different way. It’s helped break it down into manageable chunks too.”
AT, Marketing Manager, Music & Publishing