As a coach I offer personal performance coaching to help enable people to unlock and reach their full potential. I have worked with a range of clients looking to move forward with their lives and to be more fulfilled. This includes career coaching, accessing new learning opportunities, growing in confidence to face new challenges.
How Coaching can help you?
If you are stuck or struggling with how to move forward or want your life to change I can provide you with an opportunity to begin to take charge and gain confidence to take action. Having someone to support you can make all the difference. As your life coach I will spend time to get to know you and help you to learn more about yourself. Taking some time out for you to consider what it is that you really want from life.
I offer an opportunity for clients to focus on what they want to achieve and what is important to them. Creating achievable plans you will grow in confidence as you begin to work towards the life you want.
Clients come to me for many reasons maybe they want support with their career, establishing a better work/life balance, to look after themselves better to improve their health and stress levels. The benefits of life coaching is that you are in the driving seat and taking control of what you want to do, be and have. My clients have seen the real improvements to their family lives, their motivation and energy levels.
What to expect in your first session?
At the very beginning you will have a FREE telephone consultation to go through what you hope to achieve through life coaching and to discuss the coaching process. This is an opportunity to ask any questions that you may have before committing to the process. You will decide how you want to work with me either Face to Face, via SKYPE or over the phone the choice is yours.
Work with young people
I also offer life coaching to young people who may be struggling with stress of the choices and pressures they have. It can be a challenge with exams adding extra pressure alongside high expectations. Bullying can have a damaging effect on a young person's life and it is difficult to always know what is the best thing to do. I will meet with the family to discuss how I best support them and create a plan to meet your needs. As a qualified youth and community worker I have spent 25 years working with people supporting them to make changes in their lives. If coaching isn't the right fit for you I also offer youth mentoring for young people 11 -25 years old.
As a parent I know that we want to give our children the best that we can. Having someone outside the family to listen to, support and encourage your child could make the the difference that you and they are looking for. Contact me for a free consultation.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA (Hons) Community & Youth Studies
- Diploma Personal Performance Coaching
- A member of the Association of Coaching
- 25 years experience of working with and engaging parents, young people and communities as Youth and Community worker.
- Licensed DISC personality profiling practitioner
- Motivational Map Licensed Practitioner
- Accredited NLP Practitioner
Association for Coaching
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
Other areas of coaching I deal with
As a licensed Practitioner of Motivational Maps I can offer clients a chance to map their motivation and identify how this maybe affecting their work and life.
It is an online tool and once completed this provides key insights into the key motivation factors and information to aid successful and improved decision making.
Free initial telephone or online session
I offer a range of coaching and mentoring packages that can be tailored to meet the needs of each client.
I typically charge £60 for a coaching session.
Please feel free to book an initial coaching session via www.calendly.com/trainlearngrow
In addition to life coaching I offer one to one mentoring for young people who need help and support to deal with their lives and situation. This includes those the have experienced bullying, anger management, school and exam stress, family changes.
Testimonials from previous clients:
Working with Simon was a game changer!!
Before I met Simon, I had a vague idea of what I wanted to do and achieve in my life but no idea how.
Simon took the time to understand what makes me tick and provided me with the structure and guidance to enable me to gain the much needed clarity and confidence to allow me to build clear, concise, and achievable plans to help facilitate my career goals and aspirations!
I now feel confident and much better equipped to go and get what I want for my life and career.
I would highly recommend working with Simon, particularly if you want more out of life but need someone to help get the best out of you!!
Friendly yet professional
I found Simon’s coaching sessions to be highly useful in regards to helping me focus on things in my life that are important to me.
Simon was very friendly yet professional allowing me time to think about what I wanted to focus on and helping me figure out step by step how to achieve the results I needed/want to achieve.
The impact on my life I would have to say is quite great as the sessions allowed me to sit and focus on what I wanted – something I never really gave myself time for before. I feel that the sessions have helped me grow and definitely have given me strong goals to work towards. I have found myself to be more determined than ever to achieve goals that I previously thought out of my reach.
I would highly recommend Simon as a coach and would like to thank him for his time.
Building back my confidence
There were many things I felt I wanted to achieve in my life, but was unable to even think about where to start.
The biggest hurdle stopping me was my confidence.
I’ve never been the most confident person anyway, but last year, what confidence I had, had taken a real bashing and I was struggling on a day-to- day basis as a result.
As luck would have it, I heard about Simon Billenness, Life Coach, around about this time. I had never done anything like this before and didn’t even know how it would work, but I honestly thought, ‘What have a got to loose?’ I contacted Simon and we discussed what I wanted to achieve. Wanting to build my confidence back up was a huge thing for me but I just didn’t know how I was going to get there.
Simon and I talked things through and agreed what my final goal would be – to be confident in my abilities, feeling free to move on and achieve what I wanted to in the future. I wasn’t sure it could be done!
However, over the next three months, with Simon’s careful coaching, setting me achievable milestones to reach before each session, I have got there. I am amazed that I can now say with complete sincerity that, not only have I regained the confidence I had before – and more, but I have learnt so much more about myself. I feel more in control of my feelings and how I react to other people, and in difficult situations. I am now equipped with the tools to be able to cope when things in life get difficult.
Simon completely put me at ease. I chose to work with telephone sessions, but could have chosen face-to-face or skype sessions. He was very flexible and made sure I was happy with when the sessions were held and the frequency that we spoke.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Simon to anyone who feels that there is something in their life that they want to change, or that elusive ambition that they haven’t quite managed to achieve. I am confident that Simon will get you to where you want to be.
A big thanks Simon – I could honestly not have done it without you