As we move through this time of change in the world, things can feel overwhelming and confused.
It's my belief that we owe it to ourselves and the world to find and spread happiness. To become who we feel we are meant to be. To find meaning and purpose in our day to day lives and feel engaged and alive in our relationships, our work and our communities.
There are many challenges ahead for leadership, for technology, the the environment and for our communities.
My purpose is to help people find wellbeing in their personal and professional lives, work, business, studies and volunteering.
I'm a coach that has studied and continues to learn about the science of wellbeing and positive psychology. I am trained in the science of positive psychology and the various coaching approaches that help us reach our highest potential.
It's not all about aspiration though, it's also about being happy. Finding the true meaning of happiness in our own lives so that we are able to share with our kids, our beloved, with anyone who also seeks the same level of contentment in life.
As Jon Kabat-Zinn said, "You can't stop the waves, but you can learn how to surf."
(Jon Kabat-Zinn is considered the founder of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction)
Training, qualifications & experience
- Happiness Coach - Museum of Happiness
- Certified Strengths Coach - GALLUP
- Mental Health First Aid - Mental Health First Aid England
- BSc (Hons) Psychology, University of London
Areas of coaching I deal with
Other areas of coaching I deal with
- Strengths Based Coaching
- Positive Psychology
- Self Esteem
- Change of direction
- Change of career
£30.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
I offer an initial telephone or in-person consultation at no cost so that you can determine if a positive psychology approach is the right one for you.
We will then spend our first session exploring your aspirations, goals and needs. As well as an blocks and difficulties you are facing.
A one-hour coaching session with me is currently reduced to £30 in light of the difficulties many are facing as a result of the pandemic.
I also offer nature based coaching for local people. Walking and talking in nature can be very productive.
Weekdays, evenings and Saturday mornings.
What My Clients Say About Me...
Karen Hadley, Primary School Headteacher, Exeter, Devon:
I have long been an advocate of coaching and have always embraced both the principles and core values in my role as a Headteacher. Coaching has always been something that I have used to empower and develop others but until now I had never engaged in 1:1 coaching for myself.
On my first introduction to Strength Coaching I knew straightaway that this was something special. Strengths Coaching has given me renewed energy and helped me to form greater clarity and focus in what I do at my workplace and within my home.
Having the opportunity to consider and explore my strengths in depth thanks to highly skilled facilitation on the part of Tracey my coach, I feel that I have been able to peel away at very complex layers and move to both action and impact in a confident manner.
I have enjoyed the time to think and reflect and consider all of the options open to me. Tracey has excellent listening skills and her knowledge and understanding of the issues raised has been most impressive. She has been able to back up my comments with observations and examples of published research which has served to deepen my thinking further.
Knowing and understanding more about my strengths has enabled me to consider the strengths of others. I have felt reassured by my actions and rather than worry about the things that I am not very good at, I have now been able to draw upon my strengths in order to move both my own learning and that of the organisation forward.
Strengths Coaching is something that I feel will always stay with me. It just makes perfect sense!
Strengths Coaching And Beyond! Kate, London:
Before meeting Tracey, I had taken part in numerous training courses, mostly through work, designed to make me more efficient, improve my communication skills, better understand my personality, and fix any number of issues in my life. As interesting as most of these courses were, I have found that, despite my best intentions, none of them have had a lasting impact on my life. What makes Strengths Coaching different is that it does not try to mitigate your weaknesses but instead is entirely focused around helping you to become the best and happiest version of yourself.
I came across this concept when I was given a copy of the book “Now, Discover Your Strengths” (the updated version is called “StrengthsFinder 2.0”). I used the code inside to complete the online StrengthsFinder assessment and was intrigued enough by the results to look for more information on Gallup’s Strengths Centre website. I then found Tracey’s contact details and since our first phone call I haven’t looked back. The great thing about working with Tracey is that each session influences and is influenced by what is happening in my real life. They are changing my outlook on the future and past events and helping me to see things more clearly.
To give a quick example, I have always felt relatively conflicted in my personality and by discussing my Strengths Profile with Tracey I am starting to understand why. Two of my dominant “themes of talent” are Command and Relator. For those unfamiliar with Strengths Coaching and their terminology, you should still be able to see that these two words do not have similar meanings! At first I saw this as proof of my “kind and caring” side vs my more “evil and aggressive” side but, having reviewed each of these themes in detail, I now understand that they aren’t opposites. In fact, these parts of myself can often work together to achieve really positive results both in my professional and personal life. That’s what Strengths Coaching is all about. Seeing that potential in your innate talents and consciously developing them into powerful strengths.
However, working with Tracey goes far beyond mere Strengths Coaching. In my case, Gallup’s research and resources have given us a framework for our discussions but Tracey draws on all of her other experiences, tools and training as well to make sure each session is as helpful as possible. The flexibility in communication has also been invaluable given the distance between us and we make regular use of email, phone calls, Skype and texts to allow us to work around each other’s schedules. The only other thing I’d say is that if you’re not sure whether this is for you, give Tracey a call and find out! I’m really glad I did.
What Else Should You Know About Me?
I am also co-founder and director of Lighthouse South Devon CIC. We are we are Community Interest Company (CIC) dedicated to promoting wellbeing in Teignmouth and South Devon.
Lighthouse is not your typical business. We are a not for profit established by local people with the intention of promoting mind and body wellbeing in our area. The science of wellbeing is still young, although the art is ancient. We hope to marry the two by offering activities and events that will boost everyone's sense of wellbeing as well as increasing social connections.
Find out more on our embryonic website: www.lighthousesouthdevon.com
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