Hi I'm Laura, a certified Career and Life Coach. I specialise in coaching those who feel stuck. If you…
- feel frustrated with your current situation but are unsure how to change it
- have a vision for the future but don’t know where to begin to achieve it
- often describe yourself as stressed, overwhelmed or unmotivated
- know that you are limiting your life by procrastinating
- find it difficult to make the choices & decisions that are right for you
I can help. I coach people who feel this way & who want to make changes in their career or personal life. I can support you to gain clarity, identify your options, find motivation, develop your confidence, make decisions & most importantly to take steps to improve your life.
If career change is an area of focus for you my coaching packages include the option to use some of our coaching time to develop a CV that showcases your skills. We can work together to take practical steps towards your new career - including job searches & preparing for interviews.
WHY DO PEOPLE CHOOSE ME AS THEIR LIFE COACH?
I am practical - I focus on real-life steps that you can take right from our first session together. I know that when people are stuck they need practical support to start making changes. I take great pride in providing this & my clients often comment that they didn’t realise how much control they had over their happiness & success.
I ask insightful questions - When people feel stuck & haven't been able to make changes on their own they need thought-provoking questions to uncover the limiting beliefs & fears that have been holding them back. I will enable you to identify possibilities that you haven’t yet thought of. My sole focus is you & the choices you can make to improve your life.
I know you are busy - I understand that clients want to to see results but are also often juggling other demands & responsibilities. I will help you be accountable for the changes that you have committed to making. I will ensure that we break down into manageable steps the actions that you need to take. We will also build in some strategies to ensure that you don't feel overwhelmed. I will help you to stay strong & focussed through the changes you know you need to make.
I value your investment - I understand that coaching is an important investment of time & money. I will ensure that our sessions are tailored to you & what you need.
I appreciate that for some people contacting a Life Coach can feel daunting. For information about my free 30 minute consultation call (& how I work to ensure that everyone who contacts me feels confident & knows what to expect) visit www.iflifecoaching.com
TESTIMONIALS FROM MY COACHING CLIENTS
"Laura has been a great coach. I started working with Laura when I was going through a tough period and feeling ‘stuck’ in my work situation. She gave me the space, confidence and tools to start taking action and making decisions and also helped me redo my CV. As a result lots of new job opportunities are on the horizon and I’m excited about the future again. Thanks Laura!" Mitch, London
"A super service. I now have two new jobs that I have been dreaming about for quite sometime and didn’t think was possible! Thank you!" Katie, London
"Contacting Laura was completely the right decision. I had some choices to make. I felt unmotivated, stuck and overwhelmed. Laura gave me the space and structure to not only work out what I wanted but what steps I could take to make decision and make things happen. We did all this whilst managing my stress and developing a new perspective on the future. Thank you Laura for all your practicality, patience and professionalism. Highly recommend." Mark, Bristol
"Laura has been an absolutely amazing coach. I came to her when I was struggling to navigate the world of work after graduating from my Masters degree. She completely redid my CV, coached me through better application and interview preparation techniques and kept me accountable for being consistent with applications. Her knowledge gave me a great overview of different sectors and how I can make the most out of my skills, while her positivity and coaching skills relieved so much of the anxiety I felt around my career and brought me genuine confidence and positivity. I would leave my sessions with Laura excited to jump on LinkedIn or hunt through job websites - it continues to astound me that anything would be able to do this" Holly, London
To read more client testimonials visit - www.iflifecoaching.com
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a certificated & fully insured practitioner Life Coach. I completed my core training with the London Pure Coaching Academy. I have a specific interest, & qualifications, in the field of stress management & performance coaching.
I have extensive experience of supporting clients through career change & I offer practical & direct support including identifying career options & writing impactful CV's, profiles & cover letters.
With sixteen years of experience in education, the public sector, strategic planning & project management my coaching approach is logical & methodical. I use my experience as a qualified teacher, consultant & company director to enable my clients to identify & achieve their goals.
In addition to being a qualified Life Coach, I am also a fully qualified Psychotherapist. I use my therapy training to ensure that my coaching practice follows an ethical framework & that I approach my client work with deep insight & empathy.
- Qualified Life Coach Practitioner – International Authority for Professional Coaching & Mentoring (IAPC&M) - Pure Coaching Academy
- Certificated Stress Management & Performance Coaching Practitioner - Centre for Coaching
- Brief Solution Focussed Practice Foundation Cert – BRIEF
- Qualified Psychotherapist - Diploma Therapeutic Counselling - Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB)
- Certificate Counselling Skills & Studies - Level 2 & 3 - Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB)
- BA Hons Education & Learning with Qualified Teacher Status
- Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Areas of coaching I deal with
Other areas of coaching I deal with
I have significant experience in working with those who are feeling stuck or overwhelmed. I have a particular interest and qualifications in stress management and performance coaching.
I also offer coaching, support and mentoring for those who are looking to train, or are in training, as a Life Coach and those who are seeing coaching clients in private practice
In addition to the coaching areas listed above my coaching work also covers
- Limiting beliefs
- goal setting
- career change
- public speaking
- personal organisation
To find out more about me, my coaching or to book your free consultation call visit www.iflifecoaching.com
Free initial telephone or online session
I am completely open & transparent with my fees (no surprises or hidden costs) To view a full & up to date list of each of my packages & my fees please visit www.iflifecoaching.com
A free consultation call is a great opportunity for us to talk about what brings you to coaching.
I enjoy these calls but I know that for some people this first step can feel daunting (my clients often tell me that sending the e-mail to book their call was the hardest bit!) To help you to take the first step this is what you can expect from a free consultation with me:
1. You'll send me an email to request a call (let me know in your email when would be a good time for us to speak). I'll email you back to say Hi and to confirm my availability.
2. Once we have an agreed time I'll send you my contact details. When you call I'll start by asking you for a summary of what brings you to coaching.
3. I'll tell you about my coaching style and how I would work with the areas that you have identified. We'll have some time for questions – ask me whatever feels important to you. We will talk about coaching options and availability.
When you book your free consultation call you are under no obligation to work with me. You may choose to start coaching straight away or you may choose to take some time to think through what we have discussed – either is fine because just by contacting me you are already refusing to stay stuck.
To book your consultation call email email@example.com or visit www.iflifecoaching.com - I look forward to speaking with you.
I am able to offer daytime and evening sessions Monday – Friday and some Saturday morning sessions.
FLEXIBLE COACHING - MY APPROACH
Coaching needs to make sense in the context of what is happening in your life.
I believe that it is important to offer flexibility regarding when, and how often, I meet my clients. Therefore, after each coaching session we will decide together when it would be most helpful for us to meet again.
This approach means that our coaching will always respond to the pace of your life & the events and actions that are taking place. We might have a coaching session each week or we might decide to build in some purposeful pauses (really helpful if you have actions you would like time to complete or have work events or interviews that you want to focus your coaching around)
I also don’t insist that we meet at the same time or on the same day for each session as I am committed to removing any barriers that might make it difficult for you to access coaching. I am able to offer this flexibility by carefully managing my caseload & ensuring that the coaching clients that I work with are my absolute priority.
Please feel free to ask about the flexibility I provide.