Compassionate coaching for courageous change
"You have a real gift there Emily, you really helped me to find the bit that was most relevant to me at the core of what I was dealing with." - S, 2015
"Whatever you can dream or think, you can; begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it"
"Such a beautiful conversation. I've never had such a pivotal moment before where my perspective shifted so much." - K, 2016
Personal Coaching - why would you invest?
Maybe you are struggling with something about your life right now? Or maybe you are generally feeling good yet wanting to make a change and are finding that you haven't taken that step yet on your own? Coaching is about supporting you to find your own answers, so anyone can benefit from coaching, on the topic of... anything!
Coaching focuses on being constructive, really hearing what you are struggling with so that your vision for the future can appear, rather than you staying stuck and not sensing a way forward. It can bring a sense of ease and a mindset you never knew to be possible. You can feel the support you've been longing to experience.
It's a brave option.
It can be excruciatingly enjoyable... deliciously difficult... rewardingly realistic!
"You’ve really helped me to see what’s been happening in a way no-one [else] has… I don’t think I would ever have been able to acknowledge these thought patterns or their consequences on my relationship with others without your questioning."
- D, 2015
Why choose me to work with?
I have been coaching since at least 2011, when I received training in coaching as part of my Customer Insight team leader role and realised "Oh! This is kinda what I do already!"
If you are interested in a coach with the qualification of genuine passionate lesson-filled life experience, I would love to hear from you! There are plenty of people who have been taught some methods of coaching... and then there are people who just ARE coaches. I am a coach and have been coaching people for years. Coaching is where I come alive, and YOUR struggles are my place of service to the world.
I have changed my lifestyle completely, learned to understand depression, I've cancelled a wedding, I've travelled round the world on my own, I pull apart every thought pattern I've ever had. I continue training and studying, about wholeness and leadership, in particular experiencing the benefits of nonviolent communication combined with deep Vipassana meditation. If you are looking for a qualified counsellor or specific therapist, you'll probably look at other options. That's okay!
"You hold a space really well and ask good questions, taking time to listen. You got me to uncover the deeper issues, with relative ease, and without feeling judged." - J, 2016
Interested to know what the principles of coaching are?
You can expect me to commit to this set of principles when I am coaching.
I am accountable to you, as my client, in the following ways:
1. Listening is more important than talking
2. What motivates people must be understood
3. Everyone is capable of achieving more
4. A person's past is no indication of their future
5. People's beliefs about what's possible for themselves are their only limits
6. A coach must always provide full support
7. Coaches don't provide the answers
8. Coaching does not include criticising people
9. All coaching is completely confidential
10. Some people's needs cannot be met by coaching and coaches recognise clients with those needs
The client's satisfaction is what the coach is looking for, not the coach's satisfaction.
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I like to work in unusual settings - going for a walk or doing something practical. If we both decide that my coaching is a good fit for you and face-to-face is an option (rather than Skype), we can arrange this kind of setting if you wish, rather than the slightly clichéd 'sitting on chairs with box of tissues' scenario!
References and Resources
I truly see time and again how a conversation with a coach can make a vast difference compared to reading and self-reflection alone. Having said that, I am a big fan of reading and self-reflection! If you're looking for more resources, click here:
Interested to meet with me in a group instead?
Follow some of these links to see how you could come along to some of the group work that I hold, to get a feel for whether you'd be interested to work with me one-to-one: