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Do you feel like you are not living the life you were meant to live?

 

Do you sometimes experience a deep sense that this cannot be "it"?

Do you have a yearning for a more meaningful experience of life?

I know how it feels because I’ve had that experience many times in my life.

We are so engrossed in our busy daily routines trying to survive in an uncertain, challenging world. 

 

Sometimes it feels like it is all too much.

 

Sometimes it feels like something is "off" and with that feeling comes a sadness, a sense of loss, and grief.

Feeling like that is profoundly discomforting, I know. 

 

It is easier to think that there is something wrong with us but the fact is that, the feeling of discomfort, pain and overwhelm is hiding a huge opportunity for growth.

Have you been having any of these experiences?

  • You sense that so much is possible for your life but feel stuck and unable to move forward.

  • You may set yourself lofty goals, start a project but, after the initial excitement, you lose the motivation and get stuck and unable to move forward.

  • You feel frustrated and disillusioned with your career and find it hard to cope with the increasing demands of modern life.

  • You feel invisible, disenfranchised, ashamed, guilty, etc. because you have not been able to "make it work" for yourself and are constantly comparing yourself to others who seem to "have it all together".

  • You have been struggling to make a decision and need to find clarity.

  • You have identified a pattern that repeats over and over in some area of your life but do not know what to do to change it.

  • You would like to explore how you can move forward in the areas where you sense a bigger potential than the experiences you are having at present.

What is life coaching

Life Coaching is a purposeful conversation between you and I: you being the coachee and I, the

coach.

What makes this conversation very special is that it has a specific purpose.

In the first session, we agree on what you want to work on. You bring a problem and the desire for change.

I bring my knowledge and experience in the process of change and the methodology of transformation.

During the first and, sometimes, second sessions, we will explore your problem and decide on what you want to happen. What outcome do you want?

The idea of the coaching relationship is to help you to move you from where you are right now to where you want to be.

We will embark on a journey of exploration and discovery that will develop your self-awareness and ability to make life-enhancing decisions.

Coaching works better when we focus on a specific outcome so the first step is to explore and decide what outcome you want to have and how having that outcome will help you achieve your long-term goals.

Most professionals and coaching practitioners tell us that coaching focuses on the future and that we do not talk about your past. This is not entirely true.

It is more accurate to say that we use the information that you bring to the coaching and this includes your past in relation to the outcome. Questions we may reflect on are: how did you get to where you are now? What have you tried that did not work for you? What have you tried that did work? What are the main challenges that you’ve experienced?

All this is information that helps us understand your present circumstances. Coaching does not dwell in the past. However, sometimes, in order to make real changes, we need to face our past, understand it, accept it and let it go so that we can move forward. You are not your past behaviour or circumstances. In this sense, coaching is the Art of Possibility. Coaches do not believe that who you are now is the whole story. We believe that there exists in you a potential still to be manifested and our job is to help you see this and to actualise it.

In my practice, I use a future-led approach whereby we work on becoming very clear about the outcome you want, and your short and long-term goals. Then we work from the future backwards. If this who you want to be and where you want to be, what is preventing you from being that person right now?

The first change is that of your mindset and personal identity. Who do you believe yourself to be? What are your assumptions? What emotional baggage are you carrying that is no longer serving you? How do you show up in the world, in your relationships, at work, in your personal life?

These are some of the things we aim to explore.

Sometimes, clients need more than challenging questions. In my coaching practice, I use a wide range of tools and strategies to help you move forward. We do visualisations, work with imagery, symbolism, energy and movement. We work on your beliefs, values, communication skills, and many other aspects of your personal psychological make-up.

Sometimes clients have the mindset and the motivation but lack the skills that will allow them to overcome their obstacles. We then do some life skills training, for example, we may work on developing your ability to set boundaries, have difficult conversations, perform in public, etc.

Life-skills training is an important aspect of an effective coaching strategy.

Finally, I bring my strong intuitive self to the session. I work with my intuition a lot and I am also a good reader of energy and energetic transactions.

People come to coaching for many reasons, some of these can be because they are looking to:

  • Find clarity on an issue

  • Gain purpose

  • Become more self-aware

  • Set meaningful and challenging goals

  • Identify strengths and resources

  • Explore ways forward to achieving success

  • Take specific, targeted action

  • Set deadlines and commitments

  • Challenge limiting thoughts patterns

  • Review results and learn from successes and failures

  • Look at situations differently to gain new insights

  • Understand your own motivations better

  • Change direction away from habitual behaviour

  • Get to the core of what stops you moving ahead in your life

The way I work 

So often people want to make changes which only touch the surface and, over time, they find themselves reverting to old patterns, sometimes, to a state that is much worse. This is because very often, real change takes place when there is transformation at a deeper level of being.

 

This means that we need to look at our beliefs, values and, our perceptions so that we can understand how we relate to ourselves, to others and the world, and to something bigger than ourselves.

I can guide you through the process of transformation, step by step.

 

Working with me you will feel supported and encouraged to look at yourself in a completely different way.

 

Together, we will create the structures in your life that will enable you to break the cycle of recurring destructive patterns.

If you are ready to take the leap, contact me to arrange a free consultation.

The world needs your contribution

We are facing an unprecedented time in history, where the opportunity for each one of us to contribute to the benefit of society and the planet is bigger than ever.

More importantly, the opportunity to develop and evolve to a greater level of self-actualization is open to those who can overcome their fears and gather the courage to step up and answer the call.

We cannot, however, accept this lofty task and co-create our future when we are feeling that we are less than, not good enough, or are constantly comparing ourselves to others.

It is time for you to open the door and welcome yourself in.

The world needs you right now. Our world is changing fast.

Old social systems are falling apart and the planet is on the verge of a climate catastrophe.

It is now more important than ever for you to gather the courage and the strength to step up and play a bigger role…yes, that role that you know, deep inside, you were born to play.

You have incredible gifts inside of you, waiting to be discovered. You are strong and courageous and have the incredible capacity to defy the odds, otherwise, how would you be able to cope with life as you have been doing it so far?

I know that you are a kind soul, who cares deeply about the state of our world, who has a deep yearning for spiritual clarity and connection, a hunger for justice and fairness.

I also know that you have a deep desire to make an important contribution to the world.

I know it because I am also on the same journey and I understand all the incredible challenges you are going through.

I know that there are days when you think that you cannot make it one more day, that it is all too big for you to make a difference.

But here’s the thing…I also know that you have a heart filled with hope and faith in Life.

You know that change is possible…you just don’t know where to start, how to start or whether you can make it alone.

This is why I am here to help you make that change, overcome that limitation or transform that pattern that has been holding you back.

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