"We are angels but with only one wing. So to fly we need to embrace each other"
LIFE COACHING CASE STUDIES
FIONA was an events organiser, aged 27, who was, she said, “Desperate” to change her job. She felt that her senior line manager wasn’t allowing her to express her creativity, but said “I don’t see a way round this, and anyway, I just don’t feel I have the energy to demand more”. As a Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Master Coach, I am trained to understand a client’s internal sensory preferences - which influence how they think - from what are called ‘sensory predicates’, the words they use to express what’s happening in their heads.
Fiona was using phrases like “see a way round this”, and “don’t feel I have the energy.”, which told me she had Visual/Kinesthetic preferences. And these were not being honoured by her line manager.
She also didn’t know how to say ‘No’, and coupled with her “not knowing what else I can do”, also showed me her ‘Away From’ preference - for Fiona the cup was usually ‘half empty’ rather than ‘half full’. She lacked self-esteem, confidence, and the realisation that actually, she already had all the resources - previous experiences - she needed to be able to do what she wanted.
My job was just to help her access these; to reframe her language, to herself and others, to become more ‘Towards’, solution rather than problem based: to get her to say what she wanted, not what she didn’t want.
Two 1 hour coaching sessions resulted in her saying ‘Yes’ to herself more, and ‘No’ more to others. She then changed to a senior executive creative role in another company as well as getting married and having a baby!
JENNIFER, an impeccably well-groomed lady in her early fifties, was, reluctantly, running her own small publishing company. It was a family business, which she’d taken over when her father had retired.
She came to me for what she originally referred to as ‘business’coaching, because she needed help to build up the company to a point where it was financially viable enough to sell it. Like Fiona, Jennifer too had a very ‘Away From’ preference - she wasn’t sure what she wanted, so much as knowing what she didn’t want…. responsibility she didn’t enjoy, and the business itself! In fact the only time her language was about wanting something it was still ‘Away From’…… “I want to get rid of the company”; “I want to get out!”
She did all the writing of articles in their magazines, and let her brother do the sales, “Because I can’t”, she told me. Working with her in three coaching sessions, we reorganised the structure of the company, helping her to reframe her responsibility to it and to the family members. She had hated what she’d been doing, but had still been what she herself called a ‘control freak’!
Together we got her to choose to step back, and encourage the family to take on different roles: she let her son do the writing and editing, her brother was allowed to take the retirement to Spain he’d thought impossible, and Jennifer took over his sales role.
She found that not only did she love selling, she was also really good at it!
Jennifer e-mailed me some time later to say that she and the business were doing so well, the company was financially viable at last, and she was enjoying it so much, that she’d decided not to sell it after all!
this busy hectic world, we often put important parts of our lives
on hold for our jobs, spouses, children and friends. Life in the
21st Century is extreme. More and more people seem to be experiencing
increased stress in their lives. We frequently hear complaints about
not enough time, job burnout, being confronted with too many choices
and decisions, and a feeling of spinning ones wheels.
help has arrived in the form of life coaching with NLP, a powerful antidote
to life in the 21st Century. A life coach is someone who helps you think
out loud, supports you when you take a solid hit, serves as your wake-up
call and is your partner in achieving your personal and professional
put it another way:
Life Coaching is a personal and powerful relationship focused on knowing, having,
doing and being what you want in life. A life coach provides a simple,
yet effective structure of support to assist you in moving forward in
significant areas of your life: career, health, romance, personal growth,
education, spirituality, fun and recreation, physical environment, and
friends and family. A life-coach will help you
a life that fits who you are
obstacles from your past
through stuck thinking and stuck places
and implement action plans that move you forward
Coaching works! Here's why:
- Some of us don't
know where we're going, what our lives are about, and what our values
and goals are. Life Coaching helps us clarify our purpose, values,
may know where we're going and what we need to do, but we forget
or get stuck in our limiting belief systems, ineffective habits,
or inability to focus. A life-coach gets us back on track by helping
us identify limiting beliefs and ineffective habits and find more
effective ways of being.
times we resist change because it's easier and more comfortable
to stay the way we are. Any change we make causes resistance and
backlash within ourselves as well as from other people in our lives.
A life-coach helps us move beyond that resistance with greater
ease and flow. In the coaching relationship you may decide to work
on all areas of your life at once or just focus on one. Life Coaching
clients typically report :
clarity, focus and direction
and satisfying relationships
procrastination and fewer stops
- A more
balanced and fulfilling life
and bigger results
earnings and productivity
- A new
sense of passion, energy and enthusiasm
do we Coach?
specialise in working with:
in life or career transition
who want to simplify their life
who want to accelerate their learning
who want to learn how to learn
- Students and Adults
with Learning Difficulties (ADHD, Dyslexia, Asperger's Syndrome)
who wants to achieve a dream or life goal
First, call 01727 869782 or BOOK A SESSION ONLINE
to schedule a free no-obligation 45-minute
coaching session. This will give you a taste of life-coaching and a
sense of who we are and how we work. Then you can see for yourself how
you can benefit from the life coaching process.
£75+vat per 1 hour session at New Oceans House
£150+vat/month. Four 30-minute coaching phone calls per month (pre-scheduled)
with e-mail contact.
Expenses may be incurred in travelling
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