Coaching

Leadership - Behaviour -  Resilience - Presentation Transitions - Life

Why do I need a coach?

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.

  • You realise, or have been told that you have a habit or behaviour that is holding you back.  As uncomfortable as that is, it's a useful bit of feedback.  When you feel ready to address the matter, it's then quite really hard to do alone.   Coaching can support you to find the shift that needs to happen, we support you to find a way to change the behaviour, and hold you accountable.

  • Your in charge and you are expected to role model positivity and 'stay strong'.  It is important that those like you who are 'in charge' have an outlet for their thoughts and worries.  It's also healthy to have a thinking partner whose interest is not vested in the organisation and who is outside of any office politics that may exist.  It can be a high pressure, lonely place and your coach is a secure confidant, a trusted ear, safe container and challenging thinking partner.

  • You are facing big changes.  Restructures, career transitions, redundancy, retirement, promotion. Whatever the reason for the change, life will be look and feel different. That can be unsettling or downright scary.  Maybe you have a new role and greater responsibility, maybe you have acquired a new team or maybe you are planning how to wind down and move on maybe redundancy is possible or the reality.  A coach can help you to acknowledge your feelings, give space to your worries and then support you while define your journey.   

  • You want to shift your career.  Maybe you feel pigeon-holed or stuck, maybe you've been overlooked and feedback hasn't given you any clues as to why.  Maybe you're bored and want a complete change but are fearful of taking the leap. Coaching can help you see what is holding you back, raising awareness of limiting assumptions and beliefs.  We can help you identify blindspots, those rules we tell ourselves.  Then we and gently support a shift in mindset.

  • You're in a pickle.  We've all been there, a sticky problem that seems to have no ideal solution.  Coaching can provide methods that help you view the problem through a multitude of new perspectives.  One or more of these is likely to shine a light on the answer you need but had not been able to see from where you are.

I don’t label myself an executive coach or a life coach.  I blend the two and envelope the results in biophilic* blanket.  I’ve a corporate background and a deep respect for the human condition.  I use the dynamics of the natural environment to unwind tangled thoughts and liberate limiting beliefs, I challenge assumptions and I support the exploration of the uncomfortable and the unacknowledged.  Coaching with me is a thinking partnership where we focus on you and your world.

*Biophilic - A principle founded on the human - nature relationship and inherent benefits to mind and body in nature rich environments (E.O Wilson)

How does the nature thing work?

Coaching in nature with me is like going for a walk with a friend to talk about yourself and your work.  I’m an odd kind of a friend who has no vested interest in the decisions you make;

 

Nature is one of the tools I use to ensure the best possible outcomes for my clients. 

 

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. 

We can ensure your thoughts are clear and memorable, being rooted in the physicality and metaphors of nature.  I select locations with parking, facilities and, quite often, cake.

This approach is well founded and growing in popularity with scientific acknowledgement of nature and it’s effects.   My own MSc research explored the benefits of being coached in and 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.

Get in touch and tell me about yourself.    Tell me about your aspiration, 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 minutae as well as zooming out to see the bigger picture..

Price Guide 

(flexible packages can be discussed)

Coaching programmes of 3 sessions or more                 £125/hour (plus travel if outside and more than 20 miles from BA9)

Ad hoc coaching                                                              £140/hour (plus travel as above)

Team Coaching                                                                To be agreed 

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