ICF Associate Certified Coach and Strengths Champion Certified Coach
I bring both a prophetic perspective and a strategic outlook to coaching
It’s incredibly exciting to see people realise a sense of meaning, alignment and joy in who they are and what they should be doing.
I trained as a coach in 2016 and have loved every minute of it. Before that I had various roles in both administration and supporting people with disabilities.
I am also a mum of 2 boys, I run a lasercut, personalised present business with my husband James and love reading, snowboarding, paddle boarding and having a coffee with my friends.
My Approach & Philosophy
I have the gift of administration, strategic thinking, a love for improvement and self development and am not put off or overwhelmed by big scale issues or the need to re-jig anything / everything.
I think outside the box, am flexible and offer a mixture of consultancy and coaching to teams and individuals, alongside encouraging a love of and ability to hear from God daily.
My purpose, calling and dreams!…
After going on this journey myself this is how I would summarise what I’m passionate about and what I’m focusing on as a template for making decisions. Everything I do is because I’m passionate about:
1. Everyone chatting to God regularly
2. Everyone finding out who they are and aligning their work with their purpose, calling and strengths
3. Awareness, advocacy and change in the realms of disability and inclusion
4. Homes and healing for the vulnerable – I am invested in fostering, trauma recovery and better love and care for refugees
5. My friends and having fun are also priorities for me because I am a 7 wing 6 on the Enneagram (more on this in a blog!)
So what are my CliftonStrengths results?...
People exceptionally talented in the Strategic theme create alternative ways to proceed. Faced with any given scenario, they can quickly spot the relevant patterns and issues.
I quickly weigh alternative paths and determine the best one. My natural ability to anticipate, play out different scenarios and plan ahead makes me an agile decision-maker.
How people with strong Strategic talents describe themselves:
“I am a planner who plays out different scenarios and asks, ‘What if?'”
“I need freedom to make mid-course decisions.”
“I love seeing a way when others assume there is no way.”
“I hate doing things the way they have always been done.”
“I bring creative anticipation, imagination and persistence.”
People exceptionally talented in the Developer theme recognize and cultivate the potential in others. They spot the signs of each small improvement and derive satisfaction from evidence of progress.
I see the raw potential in people and even small signs of progress as I actively invest in their development. My encouragement helps others learn, grow and improve.
How people with strong Developer talents describe themselves:
“I am patient with the inexperienced and unseasoned.”
“I need someone to invest in.”
“I love to see potential and progress in people.”
“I hate wasted or unrealized potential.”
“I bring a commitment (time and energy) to the growth of others.”
People exceptionally talented in the Responsibility theme take psychological ownership of what they say they will do. They are committed to stable values such as honesty and loyalty.
I feel obligated to honor your commitments. I do things correctly, accurately, and properly.
Driven by my talents, I am consistent in my core values and predictable in my actions. People are likely to know that I go to great lengths to do things right and to behave in an ethical manner.
How people with strong Responsibility talents describe themselves:
“I am someone others trust to get things done.”
“I need freedom to take ownership.”
“I love the respect of others.”
“I hate disappointing others and being disappointed by others.”
“I bring dependability and loyalty.”
People exceptionally talented in the Belief theme have certain core values that are unchanging. Out of these values emerges a defined purpose for their lives.
How people with strong Belief talents describe themselves:
“I am passionate and uncompromising about core values.”
“I need a cause or purpose for which to live.”
“I love altruism.”
“I bring stability, clarity and conviction of values.”
People exceptionally talented in the Connectedness theme have faith in the links among all things. They believe there are few coincidences and that almost every event has meaning.
I build bridges between people and groups. I help others find meaning by looking at the bigger picture of the world around them, and I give them a sense of comfort and stability in the face of uncertainty.
How people with strong Connectedness talents describe themselves:
“I am incredibly aware of the borderless and timeless human family.”
“I need to be a part of something bigger than myself: a family, a team, an organisation, a global community, a cosmos.”
“I love circles of life and threads of continuity.”
“I hate an ‘us vs. them’ mentality.”
“I bring an appreciation of the mystery and wonder of life and all creation”
3 wishes for all my clients…
To know your calling, what you are uniquely talented in and what you should be doing next
To feel confident you are moving in the ‘right’ direction and to be hearing from God in all areas of your life
To feel valued and understood by your colleagues and to be maximising your potential at work and at home
My training and affiliations
- Coach training and mentoring from 3D Coaching. I cannot recommend 3D coaching highly enough and am so grateful for everything they have taught me. https://www.3dcoaching.com/
- I work to ICF standards and am regularly taking exams and accessing professional development courses through this organisation: https://coachfederation.org/
- I am a Strengths Champion Certified coach through Brent O’Bannon who was the first Gallup Strengths Coach https://strengthschampion.com/
- Applied Neuroscience and Brain Health Certification from The Neuroscience Academy: http://theneuroacademy.com/
- Ongoing continued professional development through the Association of Coaching: https://www.associationforcoaching.com/
- I also took some further training with Destiny Coaching Ministries who love to teach God centred coaching: https://destinycoachingministries.com/
Organisations you can find me affiliated to…
Options coaching are focused more on work transitions and involving God in the process of coaching. If you would like your sessions to have a ‘spiritual edge’ please let me know. If you would rather this wasn’t an element of our sessions, just let me know. The FAQ section of the Options website is also very helpful in explaining what coaching is and is not, regardless of your views on spirituality. https://www.optionscoaching.co.uk/
WeAlign are an incredible, strengths based coaching organisation who I work alongside regularly. I am currently their only coach based in the UK! https://wealigncoaching.com/
The Christian Coach and Mentor Network are a great place to start if you are looking for coaching and mentoring in the UK. https://christiancoachandmentornetwork.org.uk/
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My working week is extremely flexible meaning we can meet when you want and as often as is useful