Coaching

“The secret is here in the present. If you pay attention to the present, you can improve upon it. And if you improve on the present, what comes later will also be better.” Paul Coelho, The Alchemist

Why have coaching?

Women in many parts of the world now have more choices and opportunities than ever before. They find themselves breaking new ground, forging their reputation in traditionally masculine worlds, balancing the needs of families and older relatives, re-defining themselves as they grow older, moving on to new relationships, contributing to the community, becoming politicians and so the list goes on.

But there are so many choices, opportunities and conflicting media messages that sometimes it can be difficult to hear your own voice and desires. You may have lost your internal compass, question your abilities or not know where to start. That’s when partnering with a coach can make all the difference.

Coaching means having a unique relationship with someone who is completely on your side and doesn’t judge you; supporting and helping you to see things from a different perspective, and enabling you to focus more clearly on what you want.

With this new understanding and confidence, you are able to:

  • be more focussed
  • make purposeful choices
  • create resourceful plans
  • overcome obstacles
  • stretch yourself
  • deal with difficult emotions
  • play to your strengths
  • better  respond to others
When I was too overwhelmed to make changes to my family dynamics and career path, Lisa helped me to improve my personal strength and energy levels. I learned some valuable strategies to move forward under my own steam. Family and friends have commented on the changes they see in me. Lisa is a great mix of caring, realistic, supportive and inspirational.
VW, Berkshire

The coaching process

As your coach, I work alongside you in a creative and collaborative process of learning and action. It takes time to make lasting changes, and so I ask you to commit to a minimum of six sessions – although you may want longer, depending on what you want to achieve. Each session is 45 minutes to one hour, usually every two weeks, either face to face or over the phone.

First we really get to know what matters to you, what you want for yourself and what you value. Then we create goals which inspire you and build on your strengths, develop the strategies which are effective for you, and support you through a plan of action and review.

Coaching includes:

  • Asking powerful questions
  • Listening to what’s beneath the surface
  • Exploring beliefs and emotions
  • Trying different perspectives
  • Constructive challenge
  • Making decisions
  • Taking action
  • Learning
  • Celebrating success

Not only will you discover valuable insights about yourself which you can use in different parts of your life and career, but you will be stimulated, learn new skills and tools, try new things and even have fun.

Coaching with Lisa

I am certified as a professional coach with the Coaches Training Institute, and a member of the International Coaching Federation.

My clients want to make meaningful changes in their career and life, to better understand themselves and have a positive impact in the world.

Typically they come to coaching because they want: more fulfilment at work, to manage their time, increase confidence, better work-life balance, to run a small business successfully, to develop leadership/management approaches, to return to work after children, to improve relationships,  a richer more purposeful life, or to develop their creative thinking.

I was unhappy at work, felt like I was neglecting my children, and couldn’t see a way forward. Lisa helped me to realise that I did have choices and I have now started a new job.  I feel like I know myself again and the fog has lifted.  I’m confident that I can go forward without Lisa’s help, but it’s good to know that coaching is available when you need it.  It goes without saying that I think Lisa is pretty fantastic!
AS, University Lecturer

I have a warm and incisive style, encouraging a spirit of adventure and telling you what I see. Together we create a safe space for you to explore, try things out, get to grips with difficult emotions, be who you are, be who you want to be, and get into effective action.

I am inspired by people’s endless capacity for learning and development, and the sheer buzz of better knowing yourself and connecting with others. I want you to have the buzz that inspires you, to know what is possible and feel able to take the leap into the next phase of your life or career.

Coaching sessions are 45 minutes to one hour long, either over the phone or face-to-face in Bristol / London. Contact Lisa for more information and to book a FREE consultation and sample coaching session.

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