Melanie Faulks: Agdela Coaching
This month, my strapline you could guess - it's all about staying at home, supporting the NHS and saving lives. Let's focus on what we CAN do, on what we CAN control and how we can BEST contribute xx
Hi! I am Melanie Faulks. Helping you thrive with life, work and wellbeing - especially if experiencing or juggling any of the following alongside:
- Too much work
- Unhelpful anxiety or low mood
- A physical health condition
- Neurodiversity (i.e. Dyslexia)
What's your preferred future and when are you planning on reaching for it? Imagine!
What is coaching?
Coaching is all about being and feeling the best you can and achieving in life what you're really hoping for - and it's for anyone! Anyone who wants to make changes or make progress.
It is also for people who may have started already but have become stuck or stalled. And if you don't know where to start, I can help with that too. Welcome to Agdela Coaching!
I'm based in Newport, South Wales and offer outdoor coaching plus coffee lounge coaching in pre-selected and comfortable venues. I look forward to walking with you - perhaps in both senses of the word.
Want to try something out first? Check out the FREE Life Audit exercise on my website: https://www.agdela.co.uk/life-coaching
Ready to meet?
I believe that coaching begins best with a NO OBLIGATION face-to-face taster session/chemistry meeting and so this is the first step in my 1-1 services. We say "Hi!", I introduce myself and you tell me a bit more about your current situation - all in confidence of course.
The quality of the relationship between you and your coach is important to the success of the coaching.
If, after chatting, we think we can work well together and meet each other's expectations, we'll start looking at meeting again. Marvellous! Your new thinking and planning partner awaits!
"Deciding to go down the life coaching road can be hard but it is so worthwhile." Andrew, 37.
"Practical, real world and constructive coaching." Matthew, 29.
"I have become a lot more confident and I have a greater belief in my abilities and decision-making. I have already recommended Agdela Coaching to another person." Joseph, 26.
"Thank you, I feel happier, more positive and more willing to be open to new opportunities." Jo, 35.
"Melanie really helped me to refocus my priorities and give me better perspective over my work life." James, 42.
"Working through my challenges with Melanie has helped me achieve a much improved work/life balance. I now have the tools to make that sustainable." Emma, 36.
"Melanie has helped me focus on myself, looking at all aspects of my life and what "I" want to change. I now feel I have much more clarity, time and energy to focus on what matters to me." Paula.
Outdoor group sessions - Fresh Air Fridays in Newport
Welcome to Fresh Air Fridays! An invitation to relax and recharge alongside exploring how to create the life, work and wellbeing you want. To discover your best self whilst outdoors in nature with like-minded others. Each session contains a different wellbeing related conversation theme and regular segments such as a guided breathing exercise, being present and a guided relaxation.
Come along to my 3 hour session in Newport on the first Friday of every month at the RSPB Wetlands Nature Reserve. Or my alternative venue if the coastal path is due to be a bit TOO fresh. We go out in all weathers!
Booking is required to participate and all you need to bring along is yourself (friends welcome too) and a flask of hot water for the tea break. Some people choose to bring along a bottle of water also.
Your first time is FREE!
"I thoroughly enjoyed my first Fresh Air Fridays, I stayed chilled for days." Dany
"It's all about wellbeing and my thinking becomes clearer too." Elizabeth
"Melanie has a very warm and gentle manner, and created a safe space for each of us to feel listened to and supported on her Fresh Air Fridays session." Maxine
"My cheeks are still glowing! Melanie gently guided us through a mix of mindfulness, being in nature and reflecting on the month's theme. The relaxation at the end was lovely too." Lisa
If you enjoy being outdoors in nature and you're up for some relaxation, connection, fun and inspiring conversation on life, work and wellbeing - then you've come to the right place. This is the time and space to do just that and where you can show up just as you are.
Also available is a 12-week format for organisations.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been coaching for 20 years and work in the Newport with private clients and service providers. I am a preferred supplier of coaching to Macmillan Professionals and my other collaborations/experience includes Newport City Council (Employment Coach), Shaw Trust (Return To Work Coaching), Expanding Horizons Housing Association (Facilitator & Coach), DWP Jobcentre Plus (Work Psychologist), Rethink Mental Illness (Condition Management Coach) and NHS Primary Care (Condition Management Coach).
I'm a member of The British Psychological Society's (BPS) Division of Occupational Psychology, BPS Special Group in Coaching Psychology (SGCP), The Association for Coaching and Fresh Air Fridays Facilitators. My training and qualifications include:
- Solution Focused Interviewing
- BSc Psychology
- Cognitive Behavioural Coaching
- Motivational Interviewing
- Brief Psychological Interventions
- MSc Occupational Psychology
- Fresh Air Fridays Facilitation
- NLP Coaching
My clients' goals and action plans range across personal wellbeing and life fulfilment, condition management, returning to work after sickness and workplace wellbeing and development. I keep up to date with the evolving world of wellbeing, coaching and psychology and continually evaluate and develop my coaching services.
I look forward to meeting you!
My MSc research explored the successful return to work journeys of people who were previously on long term sick leave. FREE Return to Work 'map' on my Back to Work website page - will it resonate? https://www.agdela.co.uk/back-to-work
Areas of coaching I deal with
Other areas of coaching I deal with
Returning to work after sickness
My no-obligation 1-1 coaching taster /chemistry meeting
In person: £75
Via telephone: FREE
1-1 coaching sessions
In person: £100
Via telephone: £50
Currently receiving a low wage or income?
I offer 'Pay What You Want' sessions in Newport for those currently receiving a low wage or income. Offering you the discretion to pay what you wish.
Outdoor group sessions - Fresh Air Fridays
My monthly 3 hour session in Newport: First time FREE.
Then £25 per month or £28 per session depending on whether you choose the Fresh Air Fridays Membership (with additional benefits) or Pay As You Go. Paying for one year's membership via an upfront payment is £250.
Are you a Tempo volunteer? Spend your credits at Fresh Air Fridays - come along to any session for 3 Tempo Time Credits.
Other monthly locations & days provided by the Fresh Air Fridays team - do ask!
Payment & cancellation terms
Payment in advance is kindly required and accepted via Bank Transfer or Standing Order with a minimum of 2 working days notice for the rearrangement of 1-1 coaching sessions. Short notice rearrangements obviously considered for unforeseen and exceptional circumstances.
- Will it be easy? Nope. Worth it? Absolutely!
- Do visit my website for more information and testimonials
- How about social media?
- Find Twitter and Facebook links at the top of profile alongside the link to my website
- I'm on Instagram too: https://www.instagram.com/melanie_newportfreshairfridays/