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PCC accredited ICF Occupational Therapist BSC Hons

About me

Hi there, I’m Polly Brennan, founder of Adventurous Coaching. I am also the creator of The Mental Fitness Kitbag™ system encompassing proven strategies to strengthen your mental health and wellbeing.

With over 26 years of experience working in the field of mental health within the NHS and being a Specialist Occupational Therapist (BSC Hons), I know what it takes to get you Mind Fit!

It is my belief that it is possible for us all to make the most of our life's adventure

Coaching isn't an event, it's a conversation with a purpose that helps you to create the tools to keep it that way.

I specialise in delivering mental fitness coaching for lifelong learners, proactive leaders, and humans who want more. I deliver the Mental Fitness gym into workspaces and educational settings and empower individuals and teams who want to invest in their health, happiness, and performance to fully thrive.

I believe that life is just too short to put off experiencing health, happiness, and fulfilment. I adopt an adventurous and solution-focused approach to uncover more possibilities and have you feeling inspired.

“In my experience, even the most creative and successful people can lack resilience, feel stuck, find themselves at a crossroad without a clear direction, or feel that they are existing but not thriving in life. I place a strong value on transparency and the use of humour as we work and learn together”.

Coaching with me helps you to create a mindset that opens new doors, resets your compass, and enables you to successfully navigate your way through transitions with inner resilience.

Developing your knowledge and expertise in your health and wellbeing maximises your potential to lead a more fulfilling life, gives you the tools to become your own coach and to embark on your big adventure!

Adventurous Coaching has grown since 2015. It delivers individual 1:2:1 coaching, workshops, masterclasses, public speaking events, and retreats that deliver noticeable results.

Coaching with Polly helps tap into your inner resourcefulness and that audacious spark that we all have, and helps you to find ways to live a life that you love exploring different ways of living a more adventurous and energetic life. This means something different to each of us. The big question is what does it mean to you?

Look me up on www.adventurouscoaching.com

Training, qualifications & experience

I  have vast experience working with a range of people from different walks of life and supporting organisations to develop their team potential and boost productivity.

More recently my portfolio of clients has included:
* Young entrepreneurs with neurodiversity challenges
* TEDx workshop delivery
* Mental Fitness online monthly challenge for urban primary schools
* Individuals exploring new directions for a life or career adventure
* Parent looking to have more escapades with family, and energetic approach to parenting
* Military veteran coaching
* Delivering workshops to promote mental fitness in the workplace

I am a fully certified Energy Leadership Index life coach (ELI), with a gold standard coaching credential (PCC). I trained through IPEC (Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching). I am accredited through the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

I am also a Brene Brown - 'Dare To Lead'  Workshop Co-Facilitator

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£97.00 per session
Free initial online session

Additional information

My policy is to offer a 20-30 minute complimentary 'chemistry session' by telephone/zoom before we begin working together. This way, you get to experience what coaching can offer and check that we are a good match. 

Sessions currently cost £97 for up to an hour which you can book on my website using this link https://www.adventurouscoaching.com/individual-coaching. I can also offer gift vouchers.

When I work

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Further information

How I coach: I coach primarily online via Zoom. For those who live local to me, it is possible to book me for face-to-face coaching or a coaching adventure where we partake in an outdoor activity of your choice while we work together.

We can meet up at a time to suit you and in the comfort of an environment to suit you best. Each coaching session lasts up to an hour.

Head over to my website to check out the packages that I currently offer.

I recommend at least 6 coaching sessions to make a significant impact and have you going forward from a place of confidence and clarity.

With Adventurous Coaching interventions are brief and yet powerful; we can co-create solutions in a short space of time. I love that coaching enables clients to develop the tools to move things forward independently and to be their own life coach after our work is done.

I would recommend weekly/fortnightly sessions to get things started and make an impact. I am happy for us to work together for as long or short a time frame as is useful to you.

What people have said about my coaching:

My big dream was to become a TEDx speaker to share my idea. This thought scared me because I am a visual communicator and standing on a stage talking in front of a large audience is way outside my comfort zone.  Also, the process to apply to be a TEDx spear was challenging because you have to go through m several stages of submissions, including creating a video proposal. With Polly by my side, coaching me as I created the video and exploring my purpose, I was able to take the steps necessary towards achieving my big vision. Together we packed my mental fitness kitbag by nurturing my can-do mindset and strengthening my self-belief to help me to lean out of my comfort zone. I was selected from hundreds of applications to be a TEDx speaker and will realise my dream this year. Yeah!!! At each stage, Polly celebrated my success and lifted me up to meet the next challenge. With Polly as your coach, I truly believe you can achieve whatever you put your mind to too!
Anne English, Create Intrigue

I have had the pleasure of working closely with Polly on a retreat in France with our female veterans. Polly was an integral part of the leadership team, as well as carrying out outstanding group life-coaching and individual sessions. Polly has also carried out strategic life coaching sessions with the management of Forward Assist which was hugely successful and a great help within our organisation. I look forward to working with Polly even more in the future and I couldn’t recommend her highly enough.
Sarah Lattaway, Veteran Programme Facilitator

If you want a coach to work with you on reaching and realising your own personal goals then Polly is your person. Words can’t quite sum up how unique Polly’s coaching techniques are. I have gained clarity, courage, and confidence to make choices and take actions that have brought me great fulfilment and authenticity. Thank you Polly so very much for helping me along the way on this exciting journey.
Amanda Wilde - Specialist Occupational Therapist

As a musician and a music coach, it’s important to start the weekend the right way with a good accountability coach by my side. I choose polly from Adventurous Coaching for the job. Polly’s coaching keeps me focused, on track, and on a mission.
Tim Hutchinson - Musician

Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61

Type of session

In person