Coaching: positive; proactive; gets results.

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Feel Confident

These sessions ideally need to be face to face.

Using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques we will address what needs to change and identify ways to build your confidence. By challenging your current perception of yourself we can improve your self-esteem to make you aware of all your qualities and fully appreciate the person you are.

Often the reasons for low self-esteem/confidence stem from our past; perhaps parents, colleagues or friends have had a negative influence. As your life coach I do not dwell on your history. I acknowledge that your past has shaped the way you are and I coach the person you are today, to like and love who you are.

You can achieve incredible things once you have the self-belief and confidence to do so.  My clients prove that time and time again.

Coaching: positive, pro-active - addresses concerns

Food and You

This is one of the most important relationships we have. We need food to provide us with the right balance of nutrients to ensure we can function fully every day.

Yet for many of us food means much more. It’s a source of comfort, it makes us feel good, we use it to celebrate occasions, we use it to reward ourselves; eating is sociably acceptable.

I can coach you to understand your eating habits and behaviour. Together we develop a daily regime which accommodates your lifestyle and therefore, unlike slimming clubs or faddy diets, it is something you can sustain to get you the results you want.

Weight loss can help improve:
• Job prospects
• Love life
• Social scene
• Confidence
• Health
• Holiday choices

In the UK, 36% of men and 33% of women are predicted to be obese in 2030 compared with 26% of both sexes in 2010. Let coaching help YOU.

The Right Job for You

We spend a great deal of time at work – so it’s important we find our jobs fulfilling.

Often we find ourselves on career paths we never expected, through poor career advice, taking jobs because of salary or location or accepting roles that led us in a different direction entirely.

Coaching can take a fresh look at what is important to you in a job and help you look at all the options available to you:

  • Get more out of your existing job
  • Improve your work relationships (which are key to us being happy at work)
  • Manage your manager!
  • Deal with stress
  • How to make your job more rewarding
  • Work v Life Balance – how to get it right!
  • Change job- CV writing, job applications, interviews, sell yourself with confidence!
  • Change career – age is not a barrier!
  • Training options
Coaching: positive, pro-active - addresses concerns

Cognitive Behavioural Techniques

Coaching with Cognitive Behavioural Techniques can effectively combat stress, depression (excluding severe clinical depression), irrational fears and anxiety.  We look at strategies you can use to break habits, change your outlook, feel differently about yourself, manage your stress levels and Work v Life Balance.

Coaching can help you incorporate relaxation techniques into your daily routine.

As a result of coaching you will feel revitalised.  You will feel confident that you are in control of your life and feel positive about the decisions you make.

Coaching: positive, pro-active - addresses concerns

Rewarding Relationships

Internet dating is huge business and millions of people try it in the hope of meeting someone special. It works, as long as you know how to get the best results.

  • Social Media – How to use it safely to meet people
  • Profiles – what to say about yourself.
  • Pictures – what they say about you.
  • What to look for when searching for a partner.
  • Messages/emails – what to write and when.
  • First dates! What to do and what to expect.
  • Rejection – How to handle disappointment.

Couples often complain of the lack of romance, or how different it was when they first got together.

You can have a loving, stable, fulfilling relationship, that endures the test of time, through coaching and my unique Marriage MOTs (Marriage On Track!).

Complacency damages relationships because the initial signs are subtle; resentment, nagging, neglect. By the time it surfaces as anger, depression or an affair. It is much harder to deal with and often the damage can be irreversible.

My unique MOT approach tackles the problems that can grow and cause relationships to fail.  Through coaching you gain techniques to address any niggles and relish the positives rather than focusing on the negatives, allowing your relationship to thrive. You will see that there are alternatives to splitting up or being unhappy.

I often talk to my clients about positive thinking…its not new.
Looking for the positives isn’t always easy – but practice helps!
Watch this clip from Pollyanna, a 1960 Disney classic; she explains how the Glad Game works: 2.30 mins in.

Playing the Glad Game - Pollyanna style

The second clip reminds us how important it is to find things to be glad about.  Go on, try it for yourself!

Play The Glad Game the Pollyanna way.
Coaching: positive, pro-active, addresses concerns

Life Doesn’t have to be Stressful

We all experience stress from time to time. Stress in short bursts can help us meet deadlines, make us work harder, get ourselves organised and make us prioritise tasks.

However, for many of us high levels of stress have become part of daily life and over time this takes its toll on our health, our relationships, temper/patience and our ability to focus and to perform well at work and at home.

Continually feeling overwhelmed can affect our emotional and social intelligence, so we also fail to see the impact our actions are having on others.

Coaching can remedy these issues.  Firstly by clearly identifying the source (of which there are usually many) what or who is exactly causing excessive amounts of stress and why, and then finding workable solutions that can readdress the balance, regain control and achieve lasting calm.

Money, Money, MONEY

Money worries play a major part in how we feel about our life. So do NOT bury your head in the sand!

Ignoring money problems does not make them go away – they only get worse and the stress from worry worsens too.

Financial worries are often not as bad as you imagine them to be and can be resolved. Think how great you will feel knowing your finances are all sorted.
Through coaching we will identify the key issues and draw up a workable, step by step plan, to ensure you can address any debt and most importantly develop good spending habits that can be sustained.

I cover Northamptonshire, Milton Keynes and North Bucks.