Your One Life
The world is an amazing place and life is full of incredible possibilities.
Most of us don’t take time out from our busy and stressful lives to consider the life we actually want - the alternative to what we've allowed to evolve around us.
We may dream of becoming self-employed or building a business..
Or perhaps we wish for more time doing things that makes us feel alive: travel, family, adventure, creativity..
...or a thousand other ways we could spend our One Life.
But the days, weeks and years pass; and with them, life’s untapped possibilities.
I coach people to build the lives and businesses they want.
Professional Training & Approach
My coaching integrates philosophical, psychological and practical frameworks to help people achieve profound change in themselves, their work and their personal lives.
I trained as a Transformational Coach at the Animas Centre for Coaching (ICF accredited).
I give my clients a powerful space to think and talk about the things that are important in their life. We explore what it means to be them rather than the person they may feel they should be. For most of my clients it's pretty rare that someone truly listens to and cares about what they want to say. I accompany them in exploring thoughts, feelings, actions and dilemmas with a belief that each individual is capable of choosing what is right for them.
In my work with business owners (and future business owners), I draw on my own experience of running a business, and my understanding of business theory alongside lessons from the businesses I've worked with. This mentoring is useful but the most powerful part is my coaching which draws out the business owner's instincts, ideas and experience and supports them to find solutions that feel right for them and their business.
While a mentor shares can offer good generic advice, I help my clients to connect with their own unique ideas based on an intimate knowledge of their business and what will work best for them.
- Professional Training: Animas Centre for Coaching (ICF accredited) & CPD Certificate in Relationship Coaching (Animas)
- Business Experience: 10+ years in media, politics and business (Startups, SMEs, Corporate + the British Chambers of Commerce)
- Academic Studies: BA (Hons), Durham University & MSc, University of Bristol
You & the people I work with
I work with people who care about how they live their life. They know or feel that life can be different depending on the choices they make. Sometimes this can be a scary feeling. I help them to think clearly about what they really want and how to get it. My coaching helps them to stay focused on their priorities, to work through difficult decisions and to understand and control their thoughts, emotions and behaviour.
My coaching offers time and space outside your normal routine to think about your life/ business, your goals and your buried dreams – the ones you discount because they seem too hard, risky or unrealistic.
I help you to make the most of NOW and avoid future regrets.
Many of my clients have particular goals, needs, challenges or emotions they want to work on. If this is you, I can help you through any barriers and indecision to understand the right way forward.
- Personal Life Coaching: existential questions, career decisions and relationships
- The Self-employment Journey: from dissatisfaction as an employee to self-employed building your successful business
- The Entrepreneur's Journey: extract yourself from the operational centre of your business so that you can grow it, sell it or devote your time to higher value work or a new business
How I can help you
You'll start to feel more confident and in control about what you want to do, leading to change, progress and achievement.
My role is not to tell you what to do, but to help you to see your situation more clearly. I provide time, space and accountability.
Together we will identify any distortions in your thinking based on incorrect assumptions, beliefs, emotions and automatic thoughts. You'll take time to think about what's really going on, the full range of possibilities available to you and alternative outcomes. We'll talk about anything that might hold you back and resources you can draw on.
As your coach, I’m on your side, but unlike your friends, family and colleagues I won’t collude with you or try to shape your decisions according to my own pre-conceptions of who you are or what’s best for you.
My role is not to tell you what to do, but to create a space in your week for a transformational conversation; to explore what it means to be you in this modern world.
I'll support you to feel clearer and more confident about WHO YOU ARE and WHAT YOU WANT.
I'll support you to take responsibility for your life and for the decisions you choose to take, or not.
Together, we'll be honest about the possibilities open to you and any limiting beliefs holding you back.
I work with people who feel inspired by life’s possibilities and are determined to make the most of this one life. There can be no better investment and no justification for delay.
Contact me now for a free, no-commitment consultation. I will give everything I can to help you.
“Dreams are universal. Opportunity is not”
For each new client who engages me as a coach I will provide finance to a low-income female entrepreneur in a developing country who is currently unable to access the capital she needs to grow her business. I won't receive any interest on the loan and you can help me to choose the beneficiary if you want to be involved.
I owe most of my success and the things I love about my life to luck. I was born in a rich and stable country with a good education system and plenty of life opportunities. Most other people, and particularly women, around the world were not so lucky, and have to struggle for the things I take for granted. Supporting women's economic development is known to be one of the best ways to support a country's development.
Kiva is an international non-profit, with a mission to connect low-income entrepreneurs with people with capital who want to help them.
“Your loan helped us to buy better bags, labels, a blender and sealer. The higher profits will be reinvested in the business”
“Your loan allowed me to buy more stock to increase my income”
Your loan helped me to increase my inventory of beauty products and boost sales.