First I offer a free half-hour discovery call where I can learn more about you and what you’d like to get out of coaching and you can ask me any questions you have about the process.  It will enable us to decide whether we are a good fit to work together. Fill in the contact form and I will get back to you and arrange an appointment.

Coaching requires a commitment from you.  I will ask you to do some work in between sessions.  The more you put into the process the more you will get out of it. 

There is no one-size fits all package.  I work differently with everyone because everyone is different.  Each session is led by your most pressing need. 

If you are ready to make changes in your life you can then sign up to a programme of 6 hours of coaching.  Over this time we will:

  • Identify your goals and why they are important to you
  • Shine a light on the things that are holding you back – both those you can articulate and those which are currently hidden to you
  • Create an action plan to overcome your obstacles and achieve your goals
  • Review progress and accountability

I usually find that clients get the most benefit by spreading the six hours over 6 x 1 hour sessions every two weeks so that the programme lasts approximately 3 months.  However this can be tailored to your needs. Sessions can be face to face (I am based in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire) or via a video conferencing app such as Skype, Zoom or Google Hangouts.  Some clients prefer voice only calls but I find that it is good to build rapport with an initial video call.

I find that many clients come to coaching with broadly similar issues.  These are some of the most common reasons for coaching in my experience. 

Career transition

You feel trapped in a job that you’ve fallen out of love with.  You know that you have a lot of skills but you are stuck with how to transfer them to another industry.  You’re worried about starting again. Maybe you’re looking to return to work after a break and you are feeling overwhelmed.

We will:

  • Take an honest look at your skills and talents including those you are ‘deleting’
  • Identify your true values 
  • Determine your areas of interest and passions
  • Build an elevator pitch of what you are looking for
  • Establish your action plan
  • Build confidence 

You are plagued with self-doubt

The voice inside your head keeps telling you that you’re not measuring up. You feel inferior to other people.  Your self-esteem is at a low point. You don’t hear or believe positive feedback. You feel like an imposter. You try to think positively but you find it really hard to sustain.  

We will:

  • Identify your negative thought patterns
  • Notice what triggers them
  • Find ways to challenge them and quieten your inner saboteur
  • Establish more helpful patterns of thinking 
  • Manage stress

You are mentally and physically exhausted from the unrelenting stress of modern life

Your work impinges on your home life. Your inbox is rammed full and so is your mind. You feel like you are spinning multiple plates and are fearful of them all crashing down.  You rarely feel present with your partner and your family. You have regrets about the past and feel anxious about the future. You wish you could stop the world and catch up.

We will: 

  • Identify the triggers to stress
  • Notice the healthy (and unhealthy) strategies you use to alleviate stress 
  • Distinguish where you have control and where you do not
  • Learn techniques to help you relax and manage stress  
  • Find your purpose

You feel lost in life like a boat without a rudder

Perhaps you’ve been through a recent change – a serious illness, bereavement, the kids have left home.  You’re starting to question who you are and what you stand for. You’re suddenly faced with your own mortality and you’re anxious to start living.

We will:

  • Go deep and examine who you really are and who you want to be
  • Identify your true values as opposed to standards you think you should have
  • Examine areas of your life to find opportunities to live out your values
  • Discover ways to live with intention and find joy