Personal Development Coaching
Personal Development Coaching
… for Life’s Challenges
or when you just want to make more of life
I'm wondering, do you often or even periodically …
Ask “Is this all there is?”
Feel like there is something more to life.
Experience unusual sleep patterns
Feel like you want more freedom and less stuff
Feel there is something bigger for you to accomplish but you just can’t get figure out what it is
Experience that your belief systems are breaking down and changing
Have a sense of feeling lost, at sea
Have a sudden urge for a new job or career, to serve
Lack direction on what it would look like to live an authentic, fulfilled life.
Find yourself having increased self-talk or talking to “something” “your creator”
Have an inner intuitive calling but fear financial instability if you “follow your heart”.
Experience synchronicities – moments or experiences that are more than coincidence
Find you can’t really share your dreams and goals with family and friends for fear they will mock
Need certainty yet feel you can’t fully trust yourself to listen to your “intuition”.
Feel undervalued at work or at home
Long for people to get you and appreciate you
Experience profound feelings of “oneness”
Have a sense that humanity needs to waken before it destroys itself
Have profound moments of deep sadness and / or aloneness
Feel less and less connected to your circle of family, friends, and colleagues
Depending on your answers to the above, you may benefit from exploring some personal development or taking a look at your life and making plans to shake it up a bit. Or it may be you are going through a spiritual awakening, a raising of consciousness. Either way, could you do with some support, guidance, partnering, or mentoring?
Your power in life is directly related to your purpose, passions, and beliefs and the meaning of your life.
Having a primary purpose ignites the passion in your being.
Your beliefs are the fuel that drive you through challenges and into personal success.
They will either support you in achieving your purpose and passions, or get in the way.
What is your purpose, and what are your passions and beliefs?
Consider Personal Life Coaching
A typical programme of personal coaching will consist of four to six (or perhaps
more) one-hour Skype sessions spread over three to six months. Working by
Skype is highly effective and cost efficient.
Different coaches will offer different services for different reasons and use
different methodologies. So if you are considering coaching do your research,
find out about their approach and whether you must have a minimum number
of sessions. Ask questions, listen to your intuition, do you and your possible
coach resonate with each other?
Life Aspects I can assist you to explore various personal life aspects and
issues related to eg:
Achieving personal or professional intentions
Clarifying goals, meaning, and purpose
Creating and managing relationships effectively
Creating good health and well-being
Developing a positive mindset
Developing self-Love, self-esteem, self- confidence
Discovering the authentic self
Healing, health and wellness
Honing good habits and releasing ones that are holding you back
Increasing joy and passion
Living a more spiritually based life, connecting with the Divine
Living a conscious life
Making life fun
Managing difficult relationships
Reducing and managing stress and anxiety
Success in finances, health, relationships
Fee Per Skype session - First session £85 – paid in advance
All additional Skype sessions run for a nominal one hour and cost £65 each.
Please note, if you are late for your appointment, the end time may not be extended.
Request a session
Complete the contact box opposite.
You will receive an immediate acknowledgement.
Within 24 hours you will receive from me:-
the offer of a free 15 minute Skype consultation to help you determine if this is right for you
an e-mail outlining how we would work together
If you wish to proceed you will receive by e-mail
a questionnaire to help get us started
pay details for your first session
3 possible dates and times for our first session
Once payment is received, we begin at the agreed date and time.
Specific areas covered
It is unwise, I believe, to try to compartmentalise things too much and your issues or
reasons for seeking help could cover a wide canvas. If you imagine an iceberg, you may
approach me thinking your issue is what you know and see ie the tip of the iceberg.
In reality the cause and means to deal with your issue are often found in the depths of
the lower portion, the part below the surface. As such, sometimes the reasons why we
don't do or do things, is often outside our awareness.
The following is an indication of the key areas I tend to be asked to work with but you
are not restricted to these alone. If you are unsure if I can help, please have the free
Health and Lifestyle
Health and lifestyle issues can be covered in personal development coaching.
The following services are also offered:-
1:1 Radical Healing Sessions for people with specific health issues and in need of one-to-one time
The T-Factor programme (link) a training programme for people who want to learn more about healing, creating health, and well-being. Becoming available early 2019.
Our social interactions, including the relationship we have with our self, will either nourish or deprive us, be a source of pleasure or pain.
Are your relationships nurturing and fulfilling?
Are there relationships with which you struggle, even including the one you have with yourself?
Are you surrounded by people that care about you and feed you– or are you lonely, perhaps surrounded by people that drain you?
If you’re with a partner, is your relationship a healthy one? Are the dynamics between you healthy and supportive?
Given we spend almost a third of our lives at work, it is worthwhile exploring whether the time has come for a change in direction.
Are you just doing a job or creating a life?
Are you happy in your work, with your company?
Does your work fullfill you, allow you to express your creativity?
Do you feel something is missing, that there could be something “more!” that you could be doing something more worthwhile?
How satisfied are you with your current career progression?
Do you enjoy your work environment and your colleagues or are you just barely tolerating them?
Is your full potential being realised with your current job?
Are you happy with your current work-life balance?
Your Life’s Legacy
As we age, we often have a sense that as life ends, we want to ensure that we leave a meaningful contribution – to leave a positive mark on the world
How would you like people to remember you when you’re gone?
Do you know what will be your mark be on the world?
Is it important what legacy you will leave behind?
If you were to die today, what regrets would you have?
Have you summarised your wishes in one document?
The Spiritual Dimension:
People often seek spiritual life coaching when they sense or experience a lack of a strong sense of purpose in life when they feel lost, depressed, and unfulfilled.
Do you find yourself frustrated with your lot in life?
Are you increasingly irritable with people around you?
Are you content and at peace with yourself?
Do you know who you are; and are you clear what core values drive you?
What are your greatest fears? How do they impact your life? More importantly, do you know how to overcome your fears?
Is there an area of your life which if improved, would make you much happier and more peaceful , are you ready to do something about it?
Chances are your issues may be a mix of all of the foregoing!
Health, healing, wellness, well-being
Self - esteem, confidence Love
Spirituality, spiritual living
What could personal development coaching involve for you?
Working with me on your personal development may include some of the following:-
Being able to forgive, let go, and move on
Becoming happy, healthy, wealthy, healed, whole and complete
Being willing to and actually taking radical, bold action in your life now
Building healthy relationships and social abilities
Championing a cause
Changing how you communicate – style, language etc
Creating optimal health
Discovering your life’s meaning, purpose – the “why am I here” question!
Experiencing peace in the midst of chaos and uncertainty
Enhancing your lifestyle and your overall quality of life
Ensure you are skilled in a deep level of being self-aware and aware of the wider world
Evolving your spiritual development – we are all spiritual beings, we are not all religious
Improving your fitness
Increasing your net worth (not just financially) and earning potential
Personal responsibility – you must assume responsibility for your entire life
Raising your consciousness
Turning past weaknesses or failures into opportunities and strengths
Updating how you self- identify and ensure it is up-to-date and congruent with your life purpose
Walking away - from anything and anyone whose being in your life no longer serves you
My approach seeks to support you in some or all of the following to:
Always remember you are the author of your life, the key that unlocks to reveal your greatest work
Be able to manage healthy self and interpersonal relationships
Be clear about who you are, your identity – and that that helps manage your primary purpose
Clarify a primary life purpose, a higher work, the why you are here
Create an empowering belief system and to live in alignment with it
Create a positive, life affirming, empowering personal identity based upon your higher purpose, in a way that serves the truth of who you are and not who you once were.
Develop supporting resources and skill sets to navigate life
Discover how to construct an identity
Enhance your quality of life through managing your emotions, mindset, attitudes, and behaviours
Enhance your self-awareness – what’s working / not working in your life at present and what you might want to change
Ensure your primary purpose kindles the fires of passion in your being, makes your heart sing
Have passion - the energy, the fuel that drives you through challenges and into personal success
Live with personal integrity, authentically, in autonomy, in truth, aligned with your personal values and beliefs (not living to others’ expectations, opinions and beliefs)
Live your best authentic self, in freedom from others’ opinions and beliefs
Live honestly, with inner peace, with personal integrity
Tap into your optimal potential to manifest the best you possible
Understand how you might leave behind a personal legacy to make a difference in the world
How I work
I have trod many paths including
intra and interpersonal process facilitator
experienced interfaith minister
careers and higher education adviser
Governmental industrial relations facilitator and mediator
Healer - spiritual, Reiki, energy
health charity founder and CEO
life coach and personal development tutor
personal and relationship development coach
radio producer and presenter
Reiki Master / Teacher
teacher and tutor (in counselling, inter-personal skills, personal effectiveness, managing relationships, personal and spiritual development.
That said, I’m not impressed by job titles; as Maya Angelou once said, “I’ve learned that making a ‘living’ is not the same thing as making a ‘life.’” So whatever your title, it tells me little about you the person, and if it is regarding work, where you trained, how long ago, how current your knowledge and experience are, how you are as a being, what you aspire to, and if so why, and why you’re holding yourself back from becoming the best version of you possible.
I work in many ways - holistically, spiritually, and metaphysically, led by Spirit and Soul. I can draw from the philosophies of : -
Functional medicine (which addresses cause, not just symptom) By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, functional medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms.
Gestalt – a relational theory developed in the 1940s by Fritz Perls, which states that each person is a whole (mind, body and soul) and that self-awareness is key to personal growth and developing full potential. It recognises that self-awareness can become blocked by negative thoughts and behaviour that can leave people feeling dissatisfied, unfulfilled, and unhappy.
Integrative medicine - bridging the gap between the allopathic (ie conventional medicine) and holistic (eg complimentary, alternative, Ayurvedic, Chinese, and Shamanic approaches)
Intuitive medicine – whilst a conventional doctor focusses on symptoms, relies completely on logic and physical tests to make a diagnosis and treat the patient, a medical intuitive relies on his “reading” of the patient’s energy, as well as his understanding of the mind-body connection. I do not diagnose.
Metaphysics – simplistically, how thoughts and attitudes influence our bodies—for both health and illness.
Nutritional medicine - which is at the root of so many health challenges and conditions
Psychoneuroimmunology – lovely big word which simply means the influence of emotional states (such as stress) and your nervous system activities and how they affect your immune function especially in relation to the onset and progression of disease ie simplistically, what’s going on in your mind affects what’s going on in your body
Spirituality – yours, not mine – meditation, prayer and guidance from the sacred source! I encourage and support you to find your own way!
Transactional analysis – (or TA for short) a model of people and relationships, developed in the 1960s by Dr. Eric Berne, based on two notions:- 1) that we have three parts or 'ego-states' to our personality, and 2) that these converse with one another in 'transactions' (hence the name).
Modalities - in my work I use, as relevant, and to name but a few, ...
Assigning exercises, projects, for you between sessions
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
Energy medicine activities for health and well-being
Intuition - I work intuitively and encourage you to do so too
Journalling – which I request you do
Metaphysical treatments and exercises
Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP)
Prayer – which is not always religion
Respect for people of al religions and those of none
Spiritual counselling and directing
Transpersonal psychology - a "school" of psychology that integrates the spiritual and transcendent aspects of the human experience
So, my services are for you if you are seeking a unique place to help you flourish in these challenging socio-economic times; this could be about your health and well-being, your work, about relationship, about your personal development within the wider framework of a spiritual and mystical life. Above all, I offer a skilled dialogue space to listen beyond your small ego demands and find ways to be of service to individuals, our community and the larger system however we understand it.
My Kick Butt Manifesto
Kick butt if I think it would help
Help you pick yourself up when you fall down
Cheer lead, inspire, encourage, support, nudge, cajole, respect you
Offer my shoulder if needed
Remind you life is for living and fun is ok
Accept excuses such as "I didn't have time"
Let you get sidetracked -by life, love, or laziness
Let you lie to yourself
Let you blame other people
Try to fix you or even see you as broken
Let you think you deserve only second best