"Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen." Brené Brown
I help people be themselves. I help people build good lives.
Who we are is not fixed. Throughout life we are able to grow, shape and transform ourselves. If you are reading this, you may already know that a part of you wants to change but you’re not sure what to do about this ‘wanting’. Maybe you're fearful of change. Perhaps you’re not quite sure what it is that’s not quite working for you, you might just long for less or more of something: less stress, less guilt, less email, more joy, more life, more energy, more satisfaction, more sense of purpose. If you feel like you're not quite the material for therapy but life keeps scratching at you, get in touch. And whilst coaching is not therapy, it can be deeply transformational and healing. See FAQs for more info.
Who can benefit?
If you can identify with some of these statements, you are likely to benefit from Personal Coaching:
1 Maybe you don’t know what you want? Maybe ‘your’ goals are not really your own but you feel guilty, stupid, fearful or embarrassed about not saying so?
2 Are you struggling with lack of self-belief, are unsure of your self-worth and contribution to society, family or friends?
3 Are your relationships leaving you disappointed, stressed and bothered?
4 Are you wondering if the life you’re leading is ‘as good as it gets’?
5 Have you been feeling inadequate or envious of other people’s success and happiness? Do you think you’re unlucky?
6 Are you struggling financially and it chips away at your confidence?
What outcomes you can expect from Personal Coaching:
1 Clarity of what you want, what’s important to you and how to pursue things that matter to you.
2 Increased self-confidence, a greater sense of identity, self-worth and belief that you matter.
3 Ability to connect with and build better relationships with your loved ones, friends and colleagues. You will learn how to resolve conflicts.
4 A greater sense of gratitude, appreciation of life and knowing how to be joyful and how to sustain happiness.
5 A fresh outlook on life, an ability to look at your situation from a variety of perspectives and make better choices.
6 An ability to dream again, accomplish goals that not only bring success but also fulfilment.
If Personal Coaching is something you would like to explore, get in touch and let's have a conversation.
New Careers, New Directions, Doing Meaningful Work
“There are thousands and thousands of people out there living lives of quiet, screaming desperation, who work long, hard hours, at jobs they hate, to enable them to buy things they don’t need to impress people they don’t like.” Nigel Marsh
A couple of years ago I was facilitating a training session with a team at an organisation where I was employed. The team had a bit of a joke during one of the exercises and they exchanged sarcastic remarks how nobody felt happy in their jobs and couldn't wait for the weekend to come. I gently challenged that perception and said "Actually guys, I am happy. There is nowhere else I'd rather be right now than here, with you." It was shocking to them that someone could feel happy and fulfilled rather than embittered by a career in the corporate world. And that's what I wish for you, doing work that matters and fulfills you. It has 'only' taken me 15 years to get here but I did get here. Maybe you can, too.
Who can benefit?
If you can identify with some of these statements, you are likely to benefit from Career Coaching:
1 You hate your job, you can’t bear the thought of having to do it for another 25 years.
2 You don’t know what your strengths and/or talents are. You might think you don’t have any.
3 Your role is not big enough for your spirit, you can't express yourself, you feel constrained by it. You don’t feel you’re making any meaningful contribution.
4 You think you deserve a promotion but it’s not happening and you don’t know why.
5 You are full of self-doubt and your inner critic is out of control. You are yearning for recognition.
6 You feel stuck, weak, harassed, you are too scared to fail or change anything.
7 Your work doesn’t matter to you, you’re overwhelmed, you might be struggling with burnout.
8 You are considering a career change but are unsure what you want to do or how to go about it.
9 You are considering setting up a business and you want someone to help you clarify what you want it to be.
What outcomes you can expect from Career Coaching:
1 You will get to know yourself, what lights you up, your real motivation and values.
2 You will understand your most natural self, excavate your skills and talents.
3 You will understand what your limiting beliefs are and how to diminish their impact.
4 We will identify your blind spots, what your intended and unintended impact is so you can take greater control of how you show up at work.
5 You will gain self-confidence and ability to learn from adversity and success.
6 You will reinvigorate you natural self, give yourself permission to be all that you are so you can do more, with less effort.
7 We will dig deep to understand what type of work lights you up so you can pursue it with a renewed energy and self-belief.
8 We will explore ways to build in self care and external support.
9 We will explore and identify routes and strategies to take it all the way.
I can’t promise you it will be easy, I promise you it will be worth it.
“Fall seven times, stand up eight” Japanese Proverb
Losing your job whether it’s via redundancy or other means is a time of great personal uncertainty and can be a trying period even for the most confident type. Outplacement support offers assistance that can make a tremendous difference to an individual's job search success.
What I can do for you:
Offer Emotional Support
1 You will have space to heal and reconcile yourself with the impact of job loss.
2 We will re-build your self-confidence at this vulnerable time.
3 We will reinvigorate your aspirations and you will gain better awareness of your true skills and talents.
4 You will gain clarity and focus about your next steps.
Provide Practical Assistance
1 I will help to spruce up your CV to improve success-rate to win interviews.
2 I will offer advice and assistance with job search campaign.
3 I will do a mock interview to enhance your interviewing skills.
4 We will look to energise your networking skills to connect and build fruitful relationships.
If this is something you are looking for, get in touch and let's have a conversation.
Under construction - thank you for your patience - 18 August 2016