Pathfinder: Purposeful time to think.
You deserve time to focus on you...
You're at a crossroads ...? What do you say when someone asks about your work? If the answer is always, fine, alright, mustn't grumble or can't complain.... something isn't quite right. Your job or business may be safe, comfortable, even well paid but unfulfilling. You might feel guilty even thinking about leaving during uncertain times. Maybe you're bored and want a complete change but are fearful of taking the leap.
You're facing big changes. Restructures, career transitions, redundancy, retirement, promotion. Whatever the reason for the change, life will be look and feel different. That's nearly always unsettling, often downright scary. Maybe you have a new role and greater responsibility or you're starting a business. Maybe you have a new team or you're planning how to wind down and move on. Maybe redundancy is on the cards for you or for those you employ.
There's something that's holding you back. As uncomfortable as it might be, the first step in releasing what you are really capable of is becoming aware of the assumptions that are holding you back.
It's all on you. You are expected to role model positivity and stay strong for your team. It's important that when you're the one in charge that you have an outlet for your thoughts and worries. It's healthy to have a thinking partner whose interest is not vested in the organisation and who can remain detached from office politics. It's high pressure, it can be a lonely place.
You're feeling muddled. We've all been there, a sticky problem that seems to have no ideal solution.
Who works with me?
Professionals who are stuck, and feeling a bit trapped in their current roles or businesses. Bored or falling out of love with a safe but now unfulfilling career and wondering what else there is. Maybe facing redundancy or even early retirement and keen to dip a toe into new waters.
Many of my clients are from a white-collar role in HR, Business Support, Office or Customer Service Management but I’m not industry-ist or role-ist.
I have no specific focus on gender or age. My former clients tend to come from the 40 – 55 age bracket but not through any focused marketing on my part.
What’s it like to work with me?
Imagine a conversation with a friend. A friend that has no agenda of their own, other than to see you grow and succeed in your ambitions. A friend that will help you see the things that're blocking your progress, that are holding you back. A friend that holds a safe container for your thoughts and that will not, and (contractually) cannot, blab to your other friends.
A friend that understands the power of your inner critic and that helps you build an internal board – new members that balance the overly protective, negative and fearful inner dialogue.
Ok, I’m not your friend. I’m your coach. My job is to help you find and make the choices that suit you and your context. To help you map out your territory with eyes wide open and make intentional choices that take you toward your goals. To explore the system that surrounds them and see it from new angles, through new lenses, shine a light on blind spots and to notice new things.
I sound annoying don’t I. I’ll admit that good coaching isn’t necessarily comfortable. It’s not a cosy chat. You come to me because you want things to change, but as humans we are naturally wary. I empower you to influence your own changes and step into them with a clear head. Yes I will poke and prod but I will also cheerlead.
So where does nature fit into all this?
Mother Nature, Mrs N is the secret sauce! We can work outdoors together if we can reasonably travel and meet. We can use the natural spaces in your location via 4g or phone with decent connections or I can infuse your experience with metaphor and narratives of nature which speak directly to a very influential part of your psyche, the limbic system, your emotional centres.
Nature is my business partner, a giant toolbox and sandpit for exploration, an office space and a place to soothe, restore and re-energise. Don't worry if we can't get together - there's always a way to add a little nature to your experience.
So what’s the plan?
The Pathfinder 4 x 4 programme has nothing really to do with off road vehicles apart from having the capability of robustly navigating bumpy ground.
It’s four coaching sessions (121) of 60 to 90 minutes and four 30- 45 minute calls in between plus appropriate materials. We can run this intensively over one month or in a more relaxed way over two months.
We have a short session before we kick off to agree our ways of working, your comfort with challenge and to clarify a few ground rules before we get going. These exist to reassure you and we cover items such as confidentiality, feedback, opportunities to review and adjust as we go.
There may well be a few bonus extras as we go through depending on your challenges and what appropriate materials, I can offer you or things I have to share. No two coaching experiences are identical, the programme offers us structure and it’s up to you how far we go with it.
As with any coaching, the outcomes will depend on your openness, commitment and willingness to take action from the plans you make from our work together.
My job is to help you clarify what these are, help you release your blockers and feel capable to tool up so you have the resources you need. To know where to find, access and best utilise them to travel your path with confidence.
You don’t start this journey alone, we build in your ongoing support as a key part of the programme.
Coaching with me is a thinking partnership where you reap the benefits.
Call me on 07967 508547 or contact me via this link
I am EMCC Accredited as a Senior Practitioner, have MSc Coaching and Behavioural Change and am a member of the International Coaching Federation, Association for Coaching and an affiliate to the Institute for Coaching Psychology. I am also qualified as a coach supervisor which means I support other coaches to develop their own professional practice.
(flexible packages can be discussed. Zero VAT)
Pathfinder coaching programme £895.00
Ad hoc coaching £150/hour
Team Coaching To be agreed
VAT is not charged.
Travel at 45p per mile and all invoiced travel costs are donated to charity as part of my carbon offset. Specifically either to Tree Sisters or The Woodland Trust.