Jennifer Collins - Janus Coaching and Development
Hi. I’m a professional coach accredited trained by the International Coach Federation (ICF) providing 1-1 personal and business coaching to people looking for perhaps something more from life, to overcome limiting beliefs, or achieve what they want smarter and faster. I specialise in career coaching and building self confidence. As well as a Certificate in Career Coaching Practice I also have a Diploma in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), and I’m about to start a counselling diploma. I currently offer appointments after office hours, during the week and weekends in central Edinburgh, Peebles and the surrounding area. I also offer 'Walking Coaching' in Peeblesshire for those who prefer an alternative to traditional office based coaching.
What I bring to coaching
Having worked 25 years in Corporate Business I’ve experienced first hand how hard it is at times to get the work/life balance just right. I’ve faced redundancy many times and got through it, and I’ve changed career several times and handled it. It’s also fair to say I’ve had lots of experience supporting people from all walks of life over the years.
I’m currently working in project management in Human Resources, but coaching offers a new dimension – you couldn’t really get much farther apart from project management! So it’s all about the people for me really and the buzz of helping people along that sometimes unclear path. The satisfaction from watching someone discover new things about themselves or rediscovering old passions is priceless. Seeing someone successfully move up the career ladder or trying a new career makes me very proud.
imagine, believe, be that's the vision I have for my clients. Please read below how I made this possible for a recent client and their experience of our partnership.
When I started my coaching I felt apprehensive, shy and frustrated with myself. Now I have ended my coaching I feel confident, equal and positive.
“I decided to get coaching as I was changing job and stepping up a level and wanted to do the job as best I could and prove I am capable. I knew I needed to be more confident in my interactions with colleagues and stakeholders and see myself as equally important.
Jen has been particularly good at taking my jumbled thoughts and making sense of them. She has been brilliant at probing me to get to the actual root of my issues and prompting me to ask myself questions I wouldn’t have thought to ask myself. And through this I’ve discovered that I am capable of doing my job well and there’s no reason why I should hold myself back.
Over the course of the four months, my confidence and self-belief has increased substantially, and my mindset has changed to one of “I can do it” and “I want to do it”. This has resulted in me actively putting myself out of my comfort zone in order to increase my visibility and progress my career. A number of my colleagues have commented on the difference they’ve seen in me too."
A little about Janus
If you're curious about Janus, well he was the Roman God of new beginnings, transitions, keys and doorways, with one face looking to the past and the other to the future. Coaching can support you as you look to the future, and make that investment in yourself whatever you want to achieve.
I really look forward to working with you towards your goal. Let's imagine, believe, be.
Training, qualifications & experience
Owner/Coach of Janus Coaching and Development offering personal and business coaching in central Edinburgh, Peebles and the surrounding area. I’m accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF) and abide by their ethics and professional standards.
ICF Accredited Trained Coach (CPCP)
Certificate in Career Coaching Practice (CCCP)
AoEC Certificate in coaching Skills
INLPTA Diploma in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
COSCA Counselling Skills
SQA Introduction to Counselling
Areas of coaching I deal with
Other areas of coaching I deal with
I also offer 'Walking Coaching' in Peeblesshire for those who would prefer an alternative to traditional office based coaching. Ideal for those who are strapped for time to fit coaching and exercise in the one go and would welcome a more sensory experience.
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Please contact me for further information.
We can meet in person in central Edinburgh, Peebles and the surrounding area, or by telephone if you’d prefer. I can offer appointments Monday to Friday after office hours, or at the weekends between 10-4pm.
Imagine, believe, be
I’m passionate about unlocking people’s potential through coaching to be the very best they can be and really invest in themselves. It’s fascinating how each person has the answers within to achieve great things and just need some support and guidance along the way to help make it happen.
Sometimes people find themselves stuck in a rut or just generally going round and round in circles. Perhaps you feel overwhelmed or dismiss your desires as too hard to achieve. Is that pesky inner voice limiting your self belief and damaging your confidence? If that sounds like you or if you find yourself in any of these situations you might want to consider coaching:
- Desire to increase personal performance and results in or out the workplace
- Challenges in the workplace, changing careers, redundancy, newly promoted or being groomed for promotion
- Improving personal organisation
- Relationship concerns
- Re-discovering what you’re passionate about or exploring your creative side
The benefits of coaching are endless but expect to feel more focused and energised, have a more positive outlook, better work/life balance, working more effectively and improved time management, and just enjoying life more.
Finally, 'Walking Coaching' has a number of benefits to both the mind and body. Walking in nature is very relaxing, changing our brainwave patterns and heightening the senses leading to more creative thinking, and truly embodies the coach/client partnership moving forward both mentally and physically. Ideal for those with a love of the outdoors who are perhaps strapped for time to fit in physical exercise and coaching.
Type of session
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Monday-Friday after office hours Saturday-Sunday 10-4pm