You deserve time to think.
You might not be sure about coaching...
It's a good question to ask yourself, how do you know when finding a coach is the right move.
Coaching can be a liberating and transformative experience when you step into the process with your eyes wide open. Fair to say, it's not the solution to everything but it's a great place to start.
Consider these statements
You're at a crossroads ... Maybe you feel pigeon-holed or stuck, or you've been overlooked and can't work out why. Your job may be safe, comfortable and 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. I can help you identify what's holding you back, and connect you with your sense of purpose, to identify opportunities and select the things that align to who you are and who you want to be.
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. I can help you acknowledge and appreciate your feelings, give some airtime to your worries and be your thinking partner to use what's helpful to define your onward plans
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. The good news is, you don't have to do it alone. I will help you to find the shift that needs to happen safely and confidentially Together we find the most effective way for you to recognise limiting beliefs, challenge your assumptions and release your potential.
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 a high pressure, lonely place and as your coach, I am a secure confidant, a trusted ear, safe container and partner unafraid to ask you the difficult, yet critical, questions..
You're in a pickle. We've all been there, a sticky problem that seems to have no ideal solution. I can provide methods that help you view the problem through a multitude of new perspectives. One or more of these is will shine a light on the answer you need or give you the clear air to create a new solution.
I don’t label myself. Executive coach, career coach, life coach blah blah blah... Coaching touches all of these things and humans bring all of these things, regardless of status or job title. I appreciate and respect the human being, enable you to connect with and understand your own true nature. I use the biophilic* narrative, metaphors and physical dynamics of both human nature and mother nature to unwind tangled thoughts, creating space for the useful and the motivating. I challenge assumptions and I support you to explore the uncomfortable and the unacknowledged.
Coaching with me is a thinking partnership where you reap the benefits.
*Biophilic - A principle founded on the human - nature relationship and inherent benefits to mind and body from thoughts of and exposure to the natural world.
How does the nature thing work?
Coaching in nature with me is like going for a walk with a friend where you talk about yourself and your world. I’m a weird kind of a friend who has no vested or biased interest in your choices and asks interesting, insightful and occasionally awkward questions.
I do work indoors and via virtual platforms. Nature is one of the tools I use to achieve the best possible outcomes for my clients. Whether indoors or out, the narrative, metaphors and analogies speak directly to our grey matter. Our brains are wired for stories and wired for nature.
On a coaching walk, you are safe in the knowledge that neither nature or I judge you for venting and not paying attention to us. We expect you to think for yourself and will help and encourage you to do so. It’s a liberating experience to have that time walking shoulder to shoulder letting the absence of walls release your thinking. There’s no ceiling (literally) and no constraints to where your mind can wander. I set the route and keep us safe, you set the pace and the focus.
We can ensure your thoughts are clear and memorable, being rooted in the physicality and metaphors of nature. You can take pictures to aid recall and reflection. I have a range of locations with parking, facilities and, quite often, access to tea, coffee and cake.
This approach is well founded and growing in popularity with scientific and academic acknowledgement of nature and it’s effects. My own MSc research explored the benefits of being coached in and with nature. There's nothing woo about coaching with nature.
This is England… It rains! Now a walk on a mild day beneath a brolly can be wonderful but when it’s squally and cold it does not propagate healthy thoughts! I'm not a fan of going out if the rain is falling sideways. The good news is that my approach can work in virtual environments as well as when we are wandering the woods. Sound and visuals can be included to help us draw on the impactful metaphors to support us while we explore.
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 supprot other coaches to develop their professional practice.
Get in touch and tell me about yourself. Tell me about your aspirations, your blocks, your challenges and the system that surrounds you. I will help you to look at it all with fresh eyes, a variety of lenses to highlight the unseen, examine the minutiae as well as zooming out to see the bigger picture..
(flexible packages can be discussed)
4 + 4 coaching programme £495.00 four hours of coaching plus four 20 minute calls in between at your discretion
Ad hoc coaching £140/hour
Team Coaching To be agreed
Travel at 45p per mile and all invoiced travel costs are donated to charity as carbon offset. Specifically either Tree Sisters or The Woodland Trust.