Work with me
What will we do?
Our coaching relationship will have two main stages:
Coming home to yourself
The first part of our work together will focus on getting you deeply acquainted with yourself - what's important to you, what you were born to do, who you are at your very best, how you get in your own way and what you can do about that.
These sound like big things, but you'll be surprised at how quickly we can uncover them once we get going.
Living and leading with all of yourself
Once you've got clear on who you are, it's time to get out there and start living and leading with all of yourself. This is putting your 'being' into 'action'. It's where the magic happens and where you learn how to stay true to yourself when the going gets tough.
You set the agenda, depending on what your goals for the coaching are. For some people, it's work related - how do I lead more effectively in the workplace, or set up my own business doing the work I love? For some, it's relationship related - I want to find a partner who really gets me, or have the confidence to show up fully in the relationship I have. For most of my clients, it's about being kinder to themselves.
I walk alongside you at this stage - nurturing you, reassuring you, challenging you and holding you accountable for showing up 100%.
Get in touch to get started.
What you can expect
Right from the start, I put a strong focus on exploring exactly what you need and exactly where you're heading.
We will start with an initial 20 minute consultation to establish whether we'll be a good fit, discuss the issues we'll be working on and what you need from me. If you decide to work with me, we'll design how we will work together in more detail and then get into action.
I work with clients face to face, by phone or by Skype. We'll have regular reviews throughout our relationship to check that you're heading in the right direction, re-orientate ourselves if needed and, when the time comes, bring our relationship to an end. Clients generally work with me for a minimum of six months.
Building trust is a cornerstone of my work and I treat all my interactions with clients and prospective clients as 100% confidential.
Coaching and leadership models
Although I draw tools and inspiration from a variety of sources, the main model I use for my coaching and leadership work is the Co-Active® model. This model balances 'being' and 'doing' to create transformational change and envisages a world in which people know that who we are is as important as what we do. It refocuses the lens on the importance of self-awareness and connection as being key to fulfillment and performance.
The Co-Active® leadership model is based on the premise that everyone is a leader - it's not just for the talented few - and that the world needs us all to step up and take responsibility. It focuses on five different dimensions of leadership: Leader within; Leader in front; Leader behind; Leaders beside; and Leaders in the field.
My coaching starts by powerfully connecting you to your leader within - enabling you to live your life with integrity and purpose - before moving out to work with the other dimensions of your leadership.
My commitment to you
When I work with you, I offer you all my experience and expertise and commit to:
- meet you where you are: with compassion, playfulness, tenderness, directness and love
- hold you accountable
- champion you
- shake things up when needed
- let you know if things don't feel right
- name things that aren't being said
- sweep deep under the carpet
- stay with you when the going gets tough
- celebrate all that you are and
- bring more than a touch of magic to our relationship.
I won't take you anywhere that I haven't already been or where I don't have the skills to take you.
Worried about the investment?
Stop worrying. If we're meant to work together, we will. I'm keen that to ensure that my work is available to as many of the people who need it as possible and offer coaching on a 'pay what you can' basis to those who are not in a position to pay full fees.
Finally, if you're still reading...
... check out this beautiful poem by Ann Betz, which captures the essence of the work I do:
write the poem you are
you are the keeper
of a thousand mysteries
have you forgotten?
you know the secret
mumblings of the bees
what the water whispers in its
travels over stone
and the true meaning
of the homecoming of
but this busy bustling world
keeps our attention moving
just to make it through the day
and the endless lists
of what is yet
encountering the magic
of who you are
and what you know
requires a slower pace
time free of demands
a space for unproductive musings
nothing to check off
and these poems—
mine and others—
are nothing more
than a reminder
of what you hold in
your own soul
but may simply be
if I had any hope
for how you use them
it would be to
take that gentle time
burn my writing
and allow the flame
to light your own
on your own smooth paper
from your own uncertain hand
~Ann Betz, Santa Fe, January 2018