Moving from lost dreams or tragedy towards purpose and hope
There are times in life when bad things happen – dreams are shattered, tragedy strikes, life will never be the same again. As we are going through these times, supporting those we love the best we can, we just do what we need to do that day……..we cannot think any further ahead and our minds are unable to think with any clarity.
Some time goes by, essential activities and events fill your week and a “new normal” begins to emerge. But you feel void of purpose, activities you used to enjoy no longer hold your attention and (perhaps) you are thrown into a challenging new world of unknowns.
You may have received terrific support from family and friends, been helped to grieve and understand what has happened by a counselor, and now you want to move forward…….. but you feel unable to go on that journey alone.
A new person to listen, support, inspire and encourage you – to help you gain clarity about what you want, discover ways to look after yourself and to cherish those you love. A person who will help you to find new purpose, new confidence, new energy…..and renewed hope.
As a qualified and experienced life coach, I would love to be that person for you. I don’t have all the answers but I will help you as you find them for yourself.
I am enjoying being in my 50s and have three children in their 20s. I have experienced my own share of life’s ups and downs like many of us, and I have discovered the amazing results that coaching brings, both as a client and as I have coached others.
Two recent clients wrote to me at the end of their coaching series:
"I can't thank you enough Joanne for accompanying me on this journey of discovery these last few months. It has been so helpful to be guided through a process with some structure and I always felt reassured that I was moving forwards. I have greatly valued your listening, perceptive feedback, challenging questions and encouragement to set goals and report back about progress.
I was amazed to see that when we reviewed the various areas of my life at the end of the series of sessions, I was in a considerably better 'place' than before I had started. The coaching has enabled me to clarify the path ahead and I am excited to be moving forwards and to experience more fulfillment and growth as I do so.
I have really enjoyed the process with you Joanne. You were just the right person for me at this time." Jackie, Haslemere
"I am so pleased that I had the good sense to commission you as my compass back in January. I would most certainly not have found my feet within 6 months (within 6 months!!) had I not done so. I was completely without any view of the future or of myself and you helped me turn around – I shall always be extremely grateful for the time you sent with me." Christopher, Guildford
Training, qualifications & experience
I am accredited with the International Coaching Federation at PCC level, and I have been a member with ICF since 2010.
I trained with Results Coaching Systems in Personal Development, Executive and Team Coaching, with a special emphasis on understanding how the brain works and using this knowledge to help us move forward, achieve our goals and flourish. I am a Resilience Master Practitioner with Thrive and a Mental Fitness Coach with Sanctus.
I have been coaching since 2010, working with a wide variety of clients: individuals at a crossroad in their lives either personally or career-wise; Directors, managers and teachers who want to be the best they can be in their role; charity leaders who want to make the maximum impact in their area.
UK International Coach Federation
The International Coach Federation is the professional association for personal and business coaches worldwide.
Coaches can become accredited by the ICF, who have three grades of membership: Associate Certified Coach (ACC), Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and Master Certified Coach (MCC), with the different categories standing for different levels of training and experience. Master Certified Coach's have achieved a substantial level of training and experience.
Members of ICF are accountable to a professional code of ethics.
Areas of coaching I deal with
Please give me a call for an initial conversation when I can hear a little about you and your situation, and you can get a feel for how I can support you move forward.
I work in a flexible way to match your situation and preferences, and I create a package that’s personal to you. I am based in Effingham Junction and our sessions can be face-to-face. on the telephone or on Skype, so location is not a problem.
My fees are reasonable and I am flexible for those in real need, so please do not let money be a reason not to call.
I am available for client sessions in the daytime and some evenings. Sessions can be face to face in Effingham or at another venue of my client's choice, on the telephone or on Skype.
I am also a leadership and team coach working with people in organisations and businesses - if you would like to read more about my executive coaching, please visit my website at www.flyingfishcoaching.co.uk