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A time to reflect, measure and value

I love this time of year, it’s the end of the financial year and a great time to take a step back and reflect on what we have achieved, see how we got here and recognise those amazing people who supported us along the way.

As a coach I often find myself creating space for clients to explore the things they are most proud of, reflecting with them the skills and strengths they have that contributed to those successes. Measuring and valuing what we do also helps us see what is most important to us, discover our passion, drive and ambition and help us set our our intention and goals for the next chapter.

It also gives us the opportunity to find out what we did well and look for opportunities of learning and development. So, walking the walk, I did this last week and wanted to share with you some of what I have learnt.

On 1st April 2021 I set out with the intention of making coaching more accessible, to help others see their true potential and create the life they want. In the last 12 months I have worked with 55 individuals, 36 companies in 10 different countries.

What I love so much about the work I do is that although everyone comes for coaching or mentoring each client is unique, with their own lived experience, learning style and values. As a qualified coach, mentor and counsellor I enjoy working with clients to co-create bespoke programmes that works specifically for them.

I enjoying working across all sectors and with a variety of industries and individuals from Property, Marketing, Recruitment and Wealth Management companies to Farmers, Teachers, Authors and Choreographers.

Twenty years of working at Leadership Level gives me the experience to work across organisations, from Front Line Worker to Chief Executive. Specialising in transition, imposter syndrome and emotional intelligence I am always looking to find what is most important to my clients to help drive their ambition.

I created a values based organisation which allows me to deliver on my intention, this year I delivered 100+ pro bono hours of coaching and mentoring, making coaching and mentoring more accessible to those that do not have the financial resources available.

To support my own learning I actively seek feedback from those I work with. I enjoy finding ways to use this feedback to identify my blind spots and take time out to celebrate the positive things that people have noticed. What Are People Saying is a page on my website that shares some of the ways people have found coaching helpful and they described my approach as:

Taking the time out to measure and value what I have done has given me the opportunity to recognise how far I have come in 12 months and take some time to feel really proud of what I have achieved. I encourage you to try it, it feels really nice and sets me up well for looking at what the next 12 months might look like.

It also reminded me that I could not have got there without my amazing Circle of Allies, those people I seek out to support me. My amazing network of clients, sponsor companies, study buddies, friends, supervisors, mentors and family. You give me the strength to see the opportunities and be bold. You remind me to be curious, slow down, take the time to really enjoy the peace and joy around me. Thank you.

If you are interested in exploring how coaching or mentoring could support you or someone you know please reach out to organise a free chemistry call, I’d love to hear from you.

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