Hello, I am Shirley, The Change Agent. My coaching focuses on helping you address all the stuff that gets in the way of enjoying your work.
We invest a lot of our time, energy and emotion working to provide for ourselves and those we care about. The return on that investment comes from:
- knowing what our work is for and that it fits to our values and aspirations, it's taking us towards our goals,
- we are valued for our skills and talents
- we have fun doing it and have great, energising working relationships.
- we feel confident in our decision making and resilient in the face of challenges
If any of these elements are missing, we can find ourselves in roles we are not suited for but beating ourselves up about it, doing things for which we haven’t developed the skills – and doesn’t necessarily want to, chasing other people’s motivators because we are not sure of our own or spending too little time with those we care about. Work is then stressful and unfulfilling.
“Without work, all life goes rotten. But when work is soulless, life stifles and dies”. -- Albert Camus
When our working lives are expressions of our best selves then everything else in life just falls into place. There is more of us to go round and we are calm and alert. We have more resilience and presence, creativity and flexibility. We are more effective leaders of ourselves and others. Unfortunately, most of us are just ploughing on; over thinking, overwhelming, over reacting and overworking ourselves and all the while ignoring those nagging doubts. Our best self is buried under exhaustion and doubt. When are you going to do things differently?
Check out this quote by Johnny Carson;
“Never continue in a job you don't enjoy. If you're happy in what you're doing, you'll like yourself, you'll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined”.
I have powerful combination of work experience, NLP and mBIT training which enables me to deliver effective coaching with humour and humanity.
I can challenge effectively and help people to see themselves from a fresh and empowering perspectives which give them choices and opportunities. i have helped people shift mindsets from corporate to business owner, become more confident as leaders, find career direction and work that they love.
I am fair, committed and honest. I value the connections I have with my clients and see them as something which goes beyond the formal coaching relationship.
I work with honesty and humour. I can be direct, provoking and cheeky but it's for good reasons and always appropriate. I have my methods but I am flexible; sometimes deep, sometimes directive. Whatever it takes to help you reach your goals. You have to do your part but I will be there to support you through your challenges and celebrate your successes.
If that's how you would like to feel about your work then book a free chemistry call to find out more.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Business and Life coach, NLP practitioner, mBIT Practitioner and Everything DiSC practitioner.
I’ve had a variety of corporate work roles – good, bad and (sometimes) ugly - and my career has been peppered with some great decisions, some poor decisions and plenty of drift. I’ve worked in teams, run teams and built teams; I worked in full-time employment and freelanced. I am now in my third phase; running my own business. I have learned so much along the way and I draw on this in my coaching. I help you take control of your career, your performance and direction, so you make the most of opportunities that come your way and develop your skills and confidence.
Together, we will find effective and fulfilling ways of working which fit with your aspirations and lifestyle. You will get from where you are, to where you want to be, faster and more effectively than I did. Whether that’s becoming more effective in your current role, seeking new opportunities or a change in direction or running your own business.
I am someone who has lived through challenging, fulfilling careers in a variety of organisational cultures and am wiser, more fulfilled with a keen sense of purpose. The chances are, that whatever challenges you bring to the conversation; loss of direction, stress and overwhelm, skills gaps, job hunting and interview prep, lack of confidence, managing difficult people, the mindset shift in running your own business etc., I have gone through them myself…and probably more than once!
Areas of coaching I deal with
After a free 30 minute chemistry call you can work with me in the following ways:
Power Hour: £100
One-off coaching session via zoom, facetime or Phone. Great for someone new to coaching or wants to work on a specific problem or challenge such as interview preparation, confidence for a presentation, new skills e.g. managing a difficult person.
Core Concentrated: £395
A half day action oriented workshop style session designed to help you problem solve and create an action plan to deliver your goals. Includes a follow up coaching session. It is highly interactive, involving Coffee and marker pens. The outcomes are; high level action plan, identification and resolution of any blockages to your achievement, practical ideas for taking your objectives forwards.
The Core: £795
Six 60 minute 121 coaching sessions via Zoom, facetime or phone. Shape your goals, explore ways forward, problem solve. Generate insights into how you can progress in your work, career or business. Grow in confidence in yourself and your abilities by recognising your strengths and values and how you can best use them in your work. Create a sense of purpose and direction for your future which will make your work more meaningful and rewarding.
Core +: £1,195
The core package with the additional value of being able to access the Change Agent between sessions to share insights, challenges and successes. Collaborate on CVs, job applications, presentations or work on issues “in the moment”. The Change Agent will be available for hands on support and encouragement.