My Working Background
I spent nearly twenty years in corporate life gradually getting closer and closer to my “client”! I started out in large multi-national corporate marketing departments creating and running large TV advertising campaigns, but realised something was missing: all of my “clients” were at the other end of a TV screen or magazine! Working in large companies did teach me a huge amount about people, behaviour, communication and social exchange! As a result I then moved into Training, running large training contracts, some of which were for Central and Local Government bodies. But a lot of this was “Distance Learning” or involved seminar rooms full of people. Again…no rapport with the “client”. It took me 20 years to realise that it was people that interested me; helping people towards more fulfilling lives, is what I find most rewarding.
Who I am
My clients often describe me as a People Whisperer. I am naturally empathetic and have an ability to relate to people from absolutely all walks of life. My natural ability to remain completely non-judgemental allows me to help people in areas that may be emotionally charged or difficult to talk about. My complete curiosity about people helps me to lead people to make their own discoveries, which is really what Coaching is all about. It allows me to give my best to a client, whether in a private or professional capacity. My personal style is informal, relaxed, inspiring and caring. This allows clients to be immediately at ease, so that we can start building a constructive relationship straight away.
Having realised that I wanted to work with people, I set about getting trained to the highest level in a variety of people-orientated skills. I would best describe myself as a Personal Change Practitioner; this is somebody who helps people in making changes in their lives. I am a Hypnotherapist, accredited by the American Board of Hypnotherapy, the biggest governing body in the world. Having coached many people over the last few years, I am fully trained as an NLP Coach, by the only training institute in the world accredited to train in NLP Coaching by the ICF (International Coach Federation), the largest and most demanding Coaching accreditation body in the world; this is the highest level of accreditation a Coach can receive. I am also a fully-accredited NLP Master Practitioner, Trainer(Neuro-Linguistic Programming) and an Associate of the Royal Society of Medicine. I am also a Practitioner in Psych-K (using Kiniesiology to change Limiting Beliefs) and TFT (Thought Field Therapy) which activates the body’s energy meridians to change Emotions, as well as a Reiki Master (which uses Energy for healing).
My Unique Approach
I am also an experienced presenter and facilitator, which helps me to inspire people to change in a group setting, as well as on a one-to-one basis; I use all of the skills from my different areas of knowledge in a group environment just as effectively as in a one-to-one situation. Indeed I thoroughly enjoy the “Group Dynamic” and thrive in the corporate area. As a result of my training, I have the ability to draw on many complimentary skills to ensure the best outcome for the client, whether on a one-to-one basis or in a group corporate environment. The ability to “pull different tools out of the bag”, allows me to ensure that I really do help the client reach his/her desired outcome.
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