I am a very conscientious and caring person. My first career was in nursing, at the age of eighteen and I have been coaching since 2003.
I am passionate about helping busy and often exhausted individuals to overcome any anxiety or stress they may have. By sharing easy to follow strategies this then leads to a calmer, more focused and happier life. Then, as a direct result of this, motivation increases and so does productivity.
Sharing proven coping strategies and personal development techniques ensures that you develop and grow, retaining the new information in the long-term and making positive changes little by little each week.
The main method that I use to help you make these vital changes involves using highly successful and thoroughly proven 12 week modular online programmes. Working online in this way, the resources are available to you 24/7 which means that you can work on your development and learning at the times of day that suit you, wherever you’re based. I then reply to you within the next day or two.
In this way we are in touch regularly and it enables you to make the absolute best use of your time, as our work together can be fitted in around your other commitments, just a little each week, (20-30 minutes). This ensures that you WILL be able to make the changes you desire, quickly and effectively. Win win.
There is also the option to de-stress via Self-Study and this is a very affordable and effective method too.
I am by nature a very positive and upbeat person. I have learnt how this behaviour is beneficial for me and my health, as well as for those around me, so even on the days when I may not feel like it, I choose this attitude.
I am extremely focused and hard-working; I love challenges and good humour. I love connecting with like-minded people and working together to create an improved and stress-free world, one person or one organisation at a time.
When we work to remove stress and anxiety we all begin to feel much more real and this is my aim. For everyone to live a ‘real’ life, happy, fulfilled and successful – in whatever way you define successful.
Why I choose to help others and feel lucky to do so…
As stated earlier, my first career was in nursing and in 1981 at the age of 18 I began a fabulous SRN/RSCN training at Queen Elizabeth School of Nursing in Birmingham. Part of this involved working at Birmingham Children’s Hospital which I loved as well as Birmingham General Hospital and several others. I enjoyed the work very much indeed, however after contracting 3 viruses followed by a serious bout of Glandular Fever for six months, caught from one of the toddler patients, I decided to leave nursing for the benefit of my own health! This was a very traumatic time for me as this was the only career I had ever considered.
Now I feel very lucky to be working with those who want to make important life-enhancing changes and I thoroughly enjoy supporting them so that they can implement high quality self-care and overcome stress. I will be pleased to help you too in this way.
Keeping stress levels low is crucial to me too, both in my business and in my personal life…
I have two adult children and a husband along with two dogs and a home to organise. I have friends and family that I like to see as much as I can and I also enjoy playing the piano, reading many books (often at the same time!), singing with Rock Choir, walking in the local area and ensuring I set aside time for ‘being’ rather than ‘doing’ all the time.
I believe that:
- We are CAPABLE of so much more than we think we are
- We need to change and grow so that we keep ALIVE
- We need to keep our mind in check CONSTANTLY, to prevent negativity taking over
- We are too close to our own situation; thus we will always benefit from a NEW PERSPECTIVE
- We can do whatever we want to do as long as we take the ACTION required
I started my coaching business in 2002 and I developed it into full time in 2003. Since 2003 I have coached hundreds of people, enabling them to reduce their stress, find more hours in the day, start, develop or grow their business and to become far more in control of their business and life.
Before Coaching I ran my own part-time music business, teaching piano to adults and children for over 10 years, including a blind boy for 6 years. Prior to this I worked as a Computer Programmer (in the ’80s!) for a large national company as part of their Support Team.
I completed an Introductory Counselling course in 2001, and I progressed on from that to pursue Life Coaching as a career in 2002.
I found Life Coaching to be much more positively focused than Counselling. I trained with The Coaching Academy, Europe’s leading coaching organisation, and qualified with Distinction. I also took and passed their Executive / Business Coaching qualification.
Most of my work is via Online Coaching and Telephone Coaching, so wherever you are in the world, we can work together easily and effectively.
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…And feel free to get in touch to discuss, with no obligation, your own needs or those of your organisation, on 07783 107 236 or [email protected].