Member of the European Coaching and Mentoring Council
What is Transformational Coaching? Transformational Coaching has gained extensive ground in both academic and coaching worlds. I foster ‘transformational’ coaching techniques due to its empowering nature for clients. Transformation Coaching is about achieving results through encouraging clients to look at their presenting issue, for example, this could relate to lack of confidence stopping you from applying for a job promotion, asserting yourself in a relationship, anxiety with public speaking or dealing with change. Coaching begins by exploring where you are now, where you want to be and what you need to do to get there. It’s basically about moving away from a way of being that no longer serves you well. This technique encourages a person to distinguish between what they are doing and saying and how this aligns to their desired outcome. Where disparity exists, confusion, conflict, indecision and resistance to change may be present. Consequently, this creates barriers and self-limiting beliefs that hold you back and prevent you from reaching your full potential. My job is to support you on a personal journey of self-exploration and rediscovery to change your way of being, thus leading you to a new and positive existence that brings with it feelings of happiness, fulfilment, satisfaction and achievement.
Coaching differs from other traditional therapies that rely on imparting knowledge and giving prescriptive advice. The client is encouraged to take responsibility and be accountable for what occurs in their life. The client is resourceful and can often find their own solutions. Sessions revolve to desired outcomes and achieving tangible results. Coaching aims to create profound ‘light-bulb’ or ‘a-ha’ learning moments that create new perspectives, a sense of opportunity and the feeling of optimism, consequently changing a client’s way of being. The learning is (put simply) a bit like the difference between learning to swim by getting in a pool and practicing rather than being taught to swim just by watching video or being told what to do.
It’s a whole-person approach, where new habits and behaviours are formed which can be transferred in to others aspect of one’s life, for example family, friends, partners and work. The client transforms their perspective, shifting their paradigm to include more, which allows an expanded repertoire of possibilities to exist in various aspects of their life.
My coaching is not just about motivation and encouragement as this needs continuous reinforcement. It is about equipping individuals with behaviours, beliefs and values that align to their way of wanting to be. The learning is far more about inspiration, thus lighting a fire that doesn’t go out. Where motivation is on the whole intrinsic, motivation is unstoppable.
I offer the following types of coaching:
Making changes or decisions in your life, setting and achieving personal goals
Gaining clarity about what motivates you and what you would like to achieve
Gaining a work life balance, managing energy levels and workload
Increasing confidence, assertiveness and self belief
Self awareness - identification of strengths and areas to improve on.
Academic/vocational learning - for career progression progression for promotion, Position yourself for future opportunities
Career Exploration - Maybe you feeling bored or frustrated in your current role and you want to explore other possibilities Thinking of completely jumping ship – ready to change your career direction but need help and direction to get you to where you want ot be
Preparation for employment- CV writing, preparation for interviews, coping with presentations, first-time interviews or being interviewed for the first time in a very long time, overcoming nerves
Managing work related difficulties - proactively manage career risks such as the threat of redundancy. Dealing with conflict. Learning to say ‘no’. Managing difficult subordinates. Leadership confidence. Communication skills. Work-life balance: Realign your working life and personal priorities to gain a work-life balance for improved health and or/home life
Relaxation and stress management skills to reduce anxiety
Dealing with lethargy and tiredness
Understanding different ways to improve your health and accessing a variety of useful resources
Duration: 1 hour Cost: £55
Why I also offer Coaching As a women of a ‘'particular age', life experience helps me to understand and recognise what is important to women, knowing that sometimes we lose our way which is why I offer Life Coaching services as an additionality. This holistic 'whole-person' approach provides clients with a toolkit of strategies and coping mechanisms to help them move forward in their lives by letting go of self-limiting beliefs, finding direction and overcoming barriers to change, thus instilling an overwhelming sense of self-belief and inner strength, This in turn supports them in managing their career, home, family and relationships. This all-round holistic approach ensures that I can support women both internally and externally.