"I wasn’t sure there’d be anything/anyone out there who could bring new thinking/perspectives to problem solving (I’ve read widely on ‘self improvement’ etc), so was grateful and relieved! I liked knowing that after each call, with set actions, that I would be accountable (in my eyes) to reporting back on progress and the opportunity to talk through issues and stumbling blocks in a supportive, non-judgemental way. [You were] easy to talk to. Good at helping to ‘unpack’ issues/problems and coming up with a clearer plan of action. [I am now] better equipped at taking the emotional ‘sting’ out of situations and thoughts, so I can focus on the facts and successful outcomes.
A happy by product of wanting greater well being, is slow and steady weight loss – have not weighed myself as don’t want to get fixated, but clothes notably looser and compliments on appearance tell me I’m heading in the right direction. I find that not only do I use more ‘positive’ language, but will also gently nudge others towards turning negative thoughts/language into positives. I have also cut loose others who seem terminally toxic (to me) and the quality of my life is all the better for their absence.
Since finishing the coaching, I went through a quick succession of personal emotional trials – bereavements, family illness, caring for family member whilst juggling other demands – the tools I acquired from the coaching helped me navigate those stormy and at times, very emotional waters. When past issues/emotions flared up, I was able to face them head on and ‘talk myself down’ and was able to concentrate on the here and now and not be dragged down by unhelpful ‘baggage’ chatter. I don’t think you’ll know just how invaluable I found the coaching."