Well done on taking steps to improve your life and thanks for taking the time to find out more about me.
I have been passionate about learning and personal development for many years. The first personal development book I read was Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers. It had a massive impact on me and I’ve been hooked on personal development ever since. Through personal experience I understand how coaching and self-improvement can be hugely beneficial.
How Life Coaching can help you
Coaching is an empowering process that helps people to live their life more fully and with purpose. It can help identify what’s important to you and give you more choices as to how you engage with the world. As your coach I work alongside you to create an action plan to implement lasting positive changes. When you improve things in one area of your life you often find that other areas improve too. Working together we seek out and challenge limiting beliefs so you achieve more than you thought possible. You will learn tools that will help in all areas of your life. Clients comment that they appreciate the time and space to think and be fully listened to by someone non-judgemental.
Who I work with
I work with a whole spectrum of people; they may be from different backgrounds but they have one thing in common – they’ve listened to that niggling voice that says things could be better and are ready to take action.
My particular interest is helping people develop a holistic strategy to help them enjoy and engage with life more fully. Clients come to me for many different reasons - often when they are going through a period of transition. People thinking of changing careers or adjusting to a new job, coming up to retirement or going through a separation, anything where there is change. Some people are highly successful but are lacking in life satisfaction – coaching identifies what’s missing.
How I work
It's important that a client feels comfortable and confident with their coach so I offer a free initial session of 30 minutes to discuss how coaching can help you and answer questions.
I work with people on a 1 to 1 basis - face to face or coaching walks, Skype and telephone. Coaching Walks are a great way to improve clarity and can be conducted over a lunch break.
The first session takes about 1.5 hours - this is to establish a clear outcome and discuss how we will work together. Subsequent sessions are normally 1 hour.
I also deliver workshops on several topics, including goal setting and time management.
What my clients say...
*I found it useful to take time to organise my thoughts and prioritise issues. It was helpful to set steps for how to solve my problems (Gina, PGCE student)
*I identified what is holding me back from achieving already (Rachel, Teacher)
*I now have a strategy to process any concerns to make them feel more manageable (Brooklyn, Lab technician)
*I now have a plan of action for managing the move into retirement (Val, Head teacher)
*I'm more relaxed knowing I have control over the goal and it doesn't matter what others think or do (Kathryn, Assistant Head teacher)
*Excellent workshop. Thoroughly motivating, inspiring, challenging. It really helped me break down my priorities and truly acknowledge the areas I need to work on (Vanessa, Cardiac Physiologist)
*I found it useful to have the time to sit and gather my thoughts into an organised plan and focused direction to head in (Natalie-Claire, Engineer and Coach)
*Another great session. Delving deeper into aspects of my life that I feel are currently lacking and seeing a clear path through (Leigh, Teaching Assistant)
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed my Personal Performance Diploma (Life Coaching) through the Coaching Academy and am currently undertaking my NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) practitioner training.
*Experience of mindfulness
*PGCE in LifeLong Learning
*Trainer for several organisations
My background is varied and includes community development, training / teaching, project work and outdoor education. I love working with people; passing on skills and seeing them develop.
Areas of coaching I deal with
- Personal development
- Redundancy coaching
I find that working with clients over several sessions is best so that we develop a good working relationship and you really feel the impact - for that reason I encourage clients to sign up for at least 4 sessions. The cost is £60 for a 1 hour session.
Get in touch to organise your free 30 minute consultation.
It's important to recognise that very successful people have coaches - working with a coach isn't a sign of weakness. Coaching is an empowering process and will have a massive impact on improving all areas of life, not just the area being coached on.
Type of session
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I'm generally flexible with sessions and can offer both day and evening slots. Dependent on location I can also meet at your place of work to offer lunch time coaching walks