My coaching sessions with Natalie over the past two years have provided me with a confidential space to share challenges in my work and personal life, gain a new perspective on them and reflect on my own needs. Natalie has helped me to gradually tease out what I really want from life, rather than what I think I ought to want. She supported me through a particularly demanding period when I was trying to juggle family life with three boys under the age of 4 alongside two different sets of work responsibilities. Her patient listening skills and incisive questioning enabled me to accept that I was finding things hard, identify what was proving particularly difficult and to negotiate a better situation.
While her approach was primarily aimed at enabling me to identify my own feelings and solutions in a non-directive way, she knew intuitively when to offer an alternative perspective or share an experience which has helped her to grow. I particularly appreciated her insightful understanding of and empathy for the challenges presented by working motherhood. I would thoroughly recommend her coaching to anyone who needs space to reflect on what they really want from life and wants to learn from their experiences.
I found Natalie’s sessions to be extremely beneficial and inspirational. The coaching helped me to see a different perspective and gave me a solid foundation on which I could start to understand my life in a much clearer way. Goal setting was crucial and done in a way that was easy to digest. Completing goals was enjoyable and gave me a great sense of achievement. I would thoroughly recommend Natalie to anyone wanting to be the best they can be.
Who’s coming to the workshop on 21st April?! It’s gonna be good. Here’s a sneak peek at delegate workbooks and the cards we’ll be using as tools for one of our exercises on finding out your values, strengths and skills! Plus a three-course lunch from the award-winning Warwick Conferences, at the University of Warwick in … Continue reading Career Reinvention Day – 15% discount!
It’s like Christmas today. I must confess to having been on a bit of a buying spree… I’ve been putting together mini retreat boxes for clients as a little boost for them! First up: A big thank you to Mapology Guides (www.mapologyguides.com) for making my day with my package in the post, even if the contents … Continue reading Mini retreat boxes
Someone asked me today what books I like. So here’s a (curated non-fiction) list. They’re thought-provoking, often funny, and are all worth a read. In no particular order: 1) A Sense of Direction – Gideon Lewis-Kraus 2) The Pilgrimage – Paulo Coelho 3) The Examined Life – Stephen Grosz 4) Drive – Daniel Pink 5) … Continue reading A curated collection of books
Happy International Happiness Day everyone. There’s one photo here for the hopeful and optimistic, and one for the cynics among you, courtesy of Modern Toss (that’s most of the people I know, then). The serious message: don’t expect things or others to give you happiness. You’ve got to create your own. You, and only you, are … Continue reading Make your own happiness