Penny Barker

Reading, Berkshire, RG7
07786 161127 07786 161127 07786 161127 07786 161127

About me

About Me

“Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
Howard Thurman

I'm Penny Barker. The above quote by Howard Thurman is one of my favourites and it's the very essence of my coaching practice - I’m passionate about helping people to (re)connect with what makes them come alive both personally and professionally. This is the root of our wellbeing - it's living our values and our purpose, having meaningful connections with others and nourishing ourselves physically and mentally.

My role as a coach is to create a space for you to do your best thinking. Whatever goal or challenge we work on together, I’ll help you get really clear about what’s important to you and the outcome that you want to achieve. You’ll harness your strengths, set your direction and learn how to get out of your own way – after all, chances are you already know deep down what you need to do, you just need some support and accountability to get there.

What would you like to focus on?

Resilience and Wellbeing - Thriving not just Surviving

  • Would you like to reconnect with the things that are important to you?
  • Would you like to prioritise the things that matter?
  • Would you like to take back control?

It can often seem like you are being pulled in different directions by conflicting demands and expectations – personally, professionally and socially. In this environment of deadlines, challenges and pressure, there’s simply just no time to stop and take stock.

When you’re on the hamster wheel, it can feel impossible to get off; you’re constantly reacting, with no time to reflect, let alone set goals. You feel out of control of your life and your time; you know you need to do something but just don’t know what.

Wherever you’re at, whatever you feel I’ll meet you there. You’ll get clarity and perspective, reconnect with what’s truly important to you and start living the life you want to lead.

Career Transitions - Make "Work" work for you

  • Are you embarking on a new phase of your career journey?
  • Do you want to reignite your passion for work?
  • Do you want to explore new opportunities?

Work isn’t just about the job you do and a way of paying the bills – it gives you meaning and purpose, a sense of identity and direction, a chance to use your strengths and develop new skills. It’s a means to connect with others and build relationships, to challenge yourself and explore your potential.

Whether you’re feeling stuck in your current role, wanting to try something new or at a transition point in your career then I’ll help you to bring your best self to the game. You’ll get crystal clear on what’s important to you about life and work, learn how to harness your strengths and move forwards with confidence, clarity and purpose.

New Challenges - Bringing your best self to your biggest goals

  • Is there something you’re truly passionate about?
  • Have you set yourself a new challenge?
  • Are you creating something new?

When you truly set your mind on a goal, it’s what makes you come alive. Whether it’s starting up a new business, running your first marathon or setting a world record, the dream will drive you on. It’s your vision, your passion, your North Star. It’s what gets you out of bed in the morning and what you talk about to anyone who will listen (and even to those who don’t!). You live it and breathe it; it gets under your skin.

Whatever you’re working on you need clarity, focus and momentum. Working with me you’ll set your direction, take action and get big results. I’ll help you to bring your “A” game, and I’ll also help you to sustain it.

Working Together

I offer a range of services and programmes including

  • Personal coaching 1-2-1 (usually by telephone/ FaceTime/Skype/Zoom)
  • Online group coaching
  • Online f2f coaching for local groups
  • Live and virtual workshops
  • Online training courses
  • All my coaching clients have access to a wide range of resources and tools to support their personal development journey

My ethos

I deeply believe in creating opportunities for personal development and making the benefits of coaching available to everyone, whatever their background or budget; I’m always open to creative conversations about how I can help you, whether that’s flexible payments or sharing sessions with a group of friends with similar goals. Everything is possible!

I offer discounted rates for charitable organisations, young people and members of the Armed Forces. I am also committed to using a proportion of the profits from Eighteen Forty Four to support individuals in need and good causes.

Getting started

All my coaching programmes begin with a free no-obligation strategy session for me to understand what outcomes you want from coaching and for you to ask any questions that you might have. It's an ideal way for us to get to know each other and make a start on your coaching journey. If you'd like to get booked in, please drop me an email, or if you'd like a bit more information to help you make your choice then please check out my website http://eighteenfortyfour.life

Many thanks
Penny

Training, qualifications & experience

I work with individuals and teams through personal and corporate coaching, mentoring and training. I deliver public workshops (live and virtual), in-house training and also lecture at conferences and universities.

I am a qualified veterinary surgeon and have also worked as a programme manager for an international software company and as a management consultant with Ernst and Young.

Coaching Qualifications

  • Personal Performance Coaching (The Coaching Academy)
  • Corporate and Executive Coaching (The Coaching Academy)
  • Small Business Coaching (The Coaching Academy)
  • Coaching in Education (The Coaching Academy)
  • NLP Practitioner (ANLP Professional)

Further training

  • Resilience coaching
  • Therapeutic coaching
  • Neuroscience
  • Heartmath

Member organisations

ANLP

The Association for NLP

The Association for Neuro Linguistic Programming (ANLP) is a UK Association for NLP Professionals.

Other areas of coaching I deal with

NLP

Small business

Start-up

Fees

I deeply believe in creating opportunities for personal development and making the benefits of coaching available to everyone, whatever their background or budget; I’m always open to creative conversations about how I can help you, whether that’s flexible payments or sharing sessions with a group of friends with similar goals. Everything is possible!

I offer discounted rates for charitable organisations, young people and members of the Armed Forces. I am also committed to using a proportion of the profits from Eighteen Forty Four to support individuals in need and good causes.

Reading
Berkshire
RG7

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a life coach's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the life coach to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

I am happy to arrange sessions at accessible venues that work best for my clients

Availability

Mondays to Fridays 0900 - 1800

Weekends, evenings and early morning sessions are available on request

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