People want coaching for lots of different reasons…

I help you to focus on where YOU want to go in your work, dance, relationships and/or life, and work with you to create it, busting through blockages to create happiness, fulfillment and love.

My role as a coach is to be your guide, to help you to navigate life’s up and downs. Lots of people know exactly what they don’t want, not so many what they do.  I will help you to get comfortable with working out where you want to go so that we can make it a reality, together.

How does it all work?

Coaching is mostly done over the phone, or via Messenger etc, so there is little down time for you. Session generally run for about an hour.
However, they are sometimes combined in to a two hour session.
Mostly fortnightly, but sometimes less frequently.  Or more often.
It depends on what YOU need, because my coaching is all about you.

Is it confidential?

YES – absolutely.  I will never pass on information to another party about you.  Part of the trust that I provide is that guarantee.

Why should I work with you?

I know that you are wondering, and it’s a good thing to wonder, because that means that you’ve already considered how important prioritising you is.

The learnings, insights and understandings that you will take from coaching are things that will stay with you forever.  They are things that you can instill in your kids as well.  Just imagine what having some really cool ‘life tools’ would mean to them?

Or even better, imagine how you being a true example of confidence, excellence and motivation, with freedom from stress and fear would change your communication and relationships with them and everyone, absolutely everyone around you?

So as you’re here, reading this, it really starts to sink in just how important looking after you actually is.Because you is more than just you, isn’t it?

Mostly we should work together because you’re worth it.  Because it’s your time to shine.  Because this one decision will change the course of your life. Make the decision.

Let’s have a chat.

What is coaching?

Ask any coach and they will tell you this:

Coaching is a conversation like no other.

A coach’s job is to help you overcome fear and self-doubt.

As a coach I help you set meaningful goals so you can create your life on your terms; not held back by the limiting beliefs that we’ve inherited, or learned along the way.  Our most important goal is to help you close the gap between where you are now and who you want to be in the future, much faster than you can by yourself.

We do this in several ways:

  • Through removing you from the stories you tell yourself
  • By calling ‘bullshit’ with the reasons we can’t and helping you find ways that you can
  • By helping you become much more resilient, so that you can roll with the punches that life throws our way
  • By helping you to create empowering beliefs and attitudes that allow you to stop the people pleasing, the guilt and shame, the overthinking, the second guessing, the anxiety and so much more

A coach is open to change and is ready to listen to you – and even more than that, is also genuinely curious and cares about your well-being. A coach usually wants to constantly improve and use all the resources available to help you. A coach is always ready to take risks and gently stretch you (and themself) outside the comfort zone.

A little history about coaching

Until the late 80’s, there were some people who’d go to see either a psychotherapist or an analyst to help them overcome a specific problem such as giving up smoking or beating depression.

It was soon discovered that a lot of these “patients” didn’t have a “condition”– they just felt that their lives were a little off balance. Some therapists started to deal solely with these clients and this branched off into a new industry known as Life Coaching.

There are 30,000 coaches in the world, and that’s growing daily. As a coach, we help you seek in areas such as goal-setting, getting better results, understanding what you really want, aiming for a more fulfilled, richer life among other things.

But let’s address the elephant in the room.

*Does coaching really work?*

Let me put it this way, if it didn’t, there would be no coaches, and the industry would be shrinking instead of growing. Simple logic, yes?

Is coaching same as therapy, counselling and mentoring?

I get asked this a lot, “Isn’t coaching is really like therapy or counselling, or even mentoring?”

The short answer? Nope.

Let me explain why. Patients seeking therapy and/or counselling usually have a problem arising from a specific incident, condition or trauma.

A coaching client may have have no experience of these. Many clients are successful, fulfilled people already and they are now looking to raise the bar, experience even more success and become more effective at what they already do well.

In my experience, a counsellor helps their ‘patient’ to open up and start talking about their feelings.  They ask a lot of “and how did that make you feel” questions, which is great and useful… but offers limited strategies around making lasting permanent change, apart from keeping talking about it, which for me got kinda boring when I wasn’t seeing change in me.

My experience of psychologists was in treating the depression I experienced preceding my divorce.  They helped me (the ‘client’) move out of the depths of the depression, but then it stated to feel like a merry-go-round… and I wanted more than just not being depressed.  I wanted an awesome life, not just a good existence.

A mentor has some similarities to a coach with one fundamental difference. A mentor the person that tells you what to do, and so you go do it, based on their experience.

A typical coaching session

Most people are understandably a little nervous about their first coaching session… sweaty palms, tight chest, you know the drill, and that’s OK.  Becoming a legend (some people call them clients) is not for the faint of heart… Delving into what you might see as the murky depths of your heart and soul can seem frightening.  I mean what if you don’t like what you see in there?

Which is exactly why this ‘inside work’ is so vital to do with someone who can guide you, who can help shine a light in places you never even knew existed, so that you can start to see the beauty that lies within rather than relying on the external validation that drives and powers our addiction to collecting ‘likes’ on social media…  That’s what a coach does…

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