Who benefits from coaching?

Who benefits from coaching?

People who want to think deeply and seriously about their careers, their futures and what it is they most want to get out of their lives. People prepared to think independently, challenge assumptions and explore new possibilities.

At the moment my coaching clients include:

People who’ve reached stalemate in their working lives and are determined to find something better

Individuals working in senior executive positions who want a safe place to consider professional and personal plans

People returning to work after a career gap (illness, redundancy, time out for families).

Those considering how to get the best from retirement

Each of them finds that the clear, safe space provided by this kind of focused attention stimulates clarity, new ideas and possibilities – plus the will and energy to make changes that work well for them.

Why do they choose to work with me?

Because coaching is a golden opportunity to work out what we really think, want and need to do, without the well-intentioned advice or discouragement of friends or family putting us off before we get there. Together we create a safe yet dynamic space in which it’s possible to engage with your deepest assumptions, identify and demolish the ‘hidden saboteurs’ to your thinking and work out exactly what it is you want and need to do next.

Talking about our ideas and problems with friends and colleagues is not like Thinking It Through. Why is that? Because our friends and colleagues believe they know us so well they also know what we’re going to say, which is why they constantly

  • interrupt our thoughts to give us advice we haven’t asked for
  • finish our sentences for us
  • do not listen to the end of our ideas and
  • rarely challenge us usefully

When we repeat our thinking we repeat our actions: we’re in a loop.

Coaching is the route to breaking out of that cycle and creating change that really works.

To arrange a free 20 minute call to find out how we can work together please email, phone or use the Contact tab.

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"Thank you so much for seeing my 19 year old daughter, Amy, for some coaching recently. As you know she couldn’t decide whether to leave her current University after one term and reapply to another larger city based university. She hadn’t been happy during the first term and was finding the situation overwhelming. She was finding decision making in general difficult and I hoped an objective professional person like you would be able to help her. She had to make the decision very quickly as deadlines were looming and you kindly made room for a session just before Christmas.

Amy was a little apprehensive coming to see a stranger but she tells me that you immediately put her at her ease and were warm and friendly. She found your life circle diagram very helpful to view the various aspects of her life and what she felt was important. She is a visual sort of person and you quickly tapped into that. It gave her some structure to analyse her situation and she came away feeling more positive, confident and calm about the decision before her. You didn’t impose your opinions on her or judged her ideas but helped her explore her options. She spoke very highly of you. Once again, thank you for all your help and support. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to others."
Diana Wilson (Amy's mother)