A warm welcome to my page! People choose to work with me for a variety of reasons, but usually there is a desire for personal change and also frustration that you aren't yet making the changes you know you want. Making change is uncomfortable, it takes us right out of our comfort zone, brings uncertainty and can trigger anxieties and fears.
SO WHERE ARE YOU RIGHT NOW?
Perhaps you want to change jobs and/or career and don’t know where to start.
Or you are successful at work and yet your inner critic voice tells you that you aren't good enough.
Maybe you are struggling to enjoy your success, however hard you work. Perhaps there is a niggling feeling about imposter syndrome, lack of direction, or low confidence.
Or perhaps you want to make a significant change in your life. Some clients come to me with no idea what they want to do next, whilst others know where they want to go and need help getting there. Often unhelpful beliefs and habits have previously held them back from moving forward towards their desired goal.
If any of this sounds like you, then let’s have a confidential conversation. You can message me for a free initial Zoom consultation and we can take it from there.
WHAT ISSUES HAVE I HELPED?
Areas that I have successfully helped my clients with include:
- Overcoming imposter syndrome
- Increasing confidence and self belief
- Changing their job or career to something more fulfilling
- Dealing with high-functioning anxiety
- Overcoming perfectionism and the problems this causes
- Discovering personal values, and learning to live by them
- Overcoming procrastination and fear of failure
- Improving work performance
- Facing a challenging situation that is causing stress or anxiety
- Balancing performance and wellbeing
- Improving health and fitness, and weight loss
MY COACHING STYLE:
I combine traditional coaching with mindset coaching.
My style is to listen and learn about you and then plan a programme tailored for you. It often involves increasing awareness of your thoughts and beliefs, and how unhelpful thinking patterns might be holding you back and impacting on your actions and choices in life. After awareness comes the learning of new ways of thinking, through Cognitive Behavioural Coaching. The things you'll learn will be useful to all areas of your life, so you'll learn how to become your own coach.
You may need a more traditional style of coaching too, where together we'll identify your goals and desires, what's working for you now, what's holding you back, and agree actions that you'll take between sessions that take you towards your goals. Yes, that means homework! The more you take action and practice things you've learnt between sessions, the quicker you'll be able to move towards your goals.
I find that this combination of coaching methods can be very effective.
I started my career working for Government Ministers in Westminster, before moving into PR and Marketing, working in television and radio. But I had an itch to be an entrepreneur and that took me on a journey to set up a business, working with my husband and growing it into a large award-winning tourism company.
Yet despite my successes, I spent many of my early working years battling low self esteem, which for me led to perfectionism and never feeling good enough.
I went on to win the East of England Businesswoman of the Year Award, and to mentor new businesswomen. But whilst success and respect came to me, my low self esteem and perfectionism drove me to work harder and harder until I eventually reached burnout. That wake-up call taught me many important life lessons, and I'm so grateful for it! I learnt about CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), how to meditate, started practicing daily yoga, developed self-compassion and brought a happier balance to my life.
Now I share the tools that helped me, by helping people from all walks of life to achieve success, in balance in other areas of their lives, so that they can feel happier and more fulfilled.
WHAT TO EXPECT IN YOUR INTRODUCTORY FREE SESSION
I offer a free 45 minute introductory session by Zoom, Skype, Facetime or phone so that we can both see if coaching is going to be helpful to you. The rapport between you and your coach is important and thus free taster session gives you an opportunity to see if I’m right for you.
In this session we’ll:
- Find out where you currently are in your life
- Explore what you might like to work on
- Gain a better understanding of where you’d like your life to be and what your values are
- Consider any obstacles, barriers, beliefs and thoughts that are holding you back from making changes
- Give you a opportunity to ask questions and find out more about my coaching
Please message me to set up your free introductory session.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a member of the Association for Coaching and trained at the Centre for Coaching in London.
I specialise in the following areas, because I find them most effective for my clients:
- Cognitive Behavioural Coaching
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Coaching
- Mindfulness Coaching
- Self-Compassion Coaching
My qualifications include:
Certificate in Coaching
Primary Certificate in Performance Coaching
I have regular Coaching supervision and continue to develop my skills and knowledge.
I have many years experience as an entrepreneur and business leader, founding a start up company in 2006 and growing this into a highly successful and respected award-winning Suffolk business. During that time I ran it with my husband and this brings a unique perspective to my business coaching.
I won the 'East of England Businesswoman Entrepreneur of the Year' in 2011-12 and am a motivational speaker at business events. I have been a Board Member of Suffolk Businesswomen, Chairman of my local business association, and I am passionate about providing opportunities and support for women in business.
I am a Mentor for the Prince’s Trust, mentoring young people who are starting up their own businesses.
I also have an interest in health and wellbeing. I enjoy running and cycling, eating healthily, and looking after the mind-body connection.
Association for Coaching (AC)
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
From £60.00 to £85.00
Free initial online session
I offer a free and no obligation 45 minute introductory session. This is so that we can both see if coaching is the right path for you and will help deliver the results that you would like to see in your life.
Sessions usually take place on Zoom, Skype or Facetime. This gives you the freedom to be at home somewhere quiet with a cup of tea, or, if you are at work, to find a quiet meeting room where you won't be disturbed. It also means you have no travel time, so you can more easily fit it into your day!
I recommend a package of four to eight sessions, once a fortnight, but can be flexible if you have different needs.
“Naomi is a life coach who does more than just “talk”. She listens, inspires and mobilises her clients into action in a somehow gentle yet incredibly powerful way.” VA
"I’d managed to get myself stuck in a rut, through coaching sessions with Naomi I’ve managed to increase my confidence in my decision making again. Naomi is an extremely good listener and with the combination of this and her suggestions I’ve managed to recalibrate my thoughts and worries and move forward. I’d highly recommend using Naomi." E.N.
"Naomi is understanding, kind and patient. She had many suggestions on how to improve my situation. Fully recommended." M.K.
"Sessions with Naomi increased my confidence and were invaluable in helping to prep for meetings on contentious subjects in a safe and fun environment!" S.S.
“I was incredibly nervous before my session, knowing I would have to speak and go deep into my dreams (which can sometimes feel uncomfortable “thinking big”). Naomi instantly put me at ease, and I quickly realised that what seemed like unrealistic and daring goals are actually absolutely possible. Naomi is practical, and this fused with thinking big brings the “hows”, “whens” and “whys”.
“Naomi’s practical approach along with the homework has brought me much closer to implement action steps for my dreams and goals. She also helped me sift through the confusion of ideas and possibilities that, although possible, had been slowing me down and holding me back from achieving the big stuff.
“Naomi doesn’t beat around the bush. She listens. Whilst she doesn’t make decisions for you; she helps you navigate the jumble and confusion and march straight on with what does serve you. Naomi is inspiring and will set off a spark within you to move forward in a very realistic and practical way.” VA
"I had the pleasure of working with Naomi Tarry via the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce when she was introduced to me as a business mentor. It was so good to have a confidante, a successful entrepreneur, who made me feel completely at ease. I could discuss a variety of business objectives and ideas, which I hadn’t had a chance to implement. However, I found, being able to talk these through with someone with extensive business expertise, enabled me to expand my ideas, prioritise the most important areas for business growth and therefore reach certain goals. Thanks to Naomi, her mentoring skills have helped me take my business to the next level." S.W.
“Naomi is a compassionate, intuitive and inspirational coach who through her thought provoking targeted questions and vast life experience has helped me to clarify my thoughts on my career transition and find practical steps to move me towards my goals, dreams and life purpose. Her personal experience from so many industries, like business and media, makes her also a caring and strategic mentor. Naomi is an incredibly talented, natural coach that helps you bring your vision to life - and I cannot recommend her enough.” VA