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Why Coaching, and Why Now?


The upending of life as we knew it has taken its toll on every part of our lives - our health, work, relationships, and financial situation – all stress-tested beyond reasonable limits. The question many people have asked themselves is

“How can I hold it all together when everything’s falling apart?”

Living in such uncertain times can feel overwhelming and exhausting - difficult to see clearly, make decisions, plan ahead, having to let go of what we’ve come to know.

It’s at times like this when coaching can support you in finding a way forward that works for you, so you can thrive no matter what shows up in life.


Coaching for Self-Awareness 


Do you tend to look outside of yourself for answers? Asking yourself what makes you ‘tick.’ What makes others ‘tick.’ How can you fix yourself/make yourself better, be more successful, have a great relationship, and so on. If you do, you're certainly not alone.  

The truth is that the answers to most of life’s questions are never outside of us. I firmly believe that all change starts from the inside. Once we understand ourselves better by becoming more self-aware, no longer limited by our ‘blind spots’, we see life from a different perspective. Responding, rather than reacting, to situations from the inside-out. Otherwise, the potential to change our lives is severely limited, if we believe that our thoughts and feelings come from the external circumstances and/or other people.


I’ve moved away from the more conventional coaching models which rely on tools and techniques to focus on ‘fixing’ problems one at a time. Instead, I point you to your natural common sense and insight, keeping it simple by avoiding any further overload of strategies, theories, and techniques within your already busy mind.

Coaching for self-awareness helps you to see for yourself that you are the one creating your experience of the world around you. You’ll begin to understand that the root of the ‘problem’, whatever it is, and the 'solution' come from the same place – your state of mind and thinking.


Coaching with Me


I see it as a meaningful conversation that’s built on connection and rapport. It’s an opportunity to share a safe and confidential space that allows you to explore what’s been holding you back from leading the kind of life you want to live. It could be that you feel


  • overwhelmed

  • at a crossroads

  • stuck

  • lacking in purpose

  • there’s more to life

  • something’s missing

There could be any number of limitations that get in the way.

You’ll find that I listen closely and point to examples of fresh thinking and insights so that you get greater clarity and find answers for yourself. With space for reflection, it’s likely that you’ll see the need to let go of old stories, beliefs, and patterns that no longer serve you, begin to feel more empowered, and appreciate the importance of self-care if you are to thrive in your life.


Why Me?


Most of the people I support are experiencing high and unhealthy levels of stress or anxiety - unable to think clearly or put into words how and what they’re feeling. The best, and most appropriate support I can provide, is to help them to release tensions held in their bodies and settle their minds. Once the body’s relaxed, the mind calms down. Each coaching session starts with a short grounding practice to ‘bring you into the room’. 


Beyond that, if there’s a need for more tailored de-stress support, I design simple mind-body practices that are easy for you to do for yourself whether you’re at home or in the office. Once you experience this for yourself and notice that you’ve more ‘headspace’ and feel more relaxed, your quality of mind and overall wellbeing improve significantly.


Taking this holistic approach differentiates my coaching practice from the more traditional coaching services which are entirely verbal. I’m seeing an increasing interest in and need for a blended offer for people I support.


Contact Me


I'm based in South West England and work with individuals, business owners, groups, and within organisations - in person, zoom, social media platforms 

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