Feeling the Pressure at Work and
Can’t Relax at Home?
I help overloaded business owners and managers
become all-round happier bunnies
Coaching is relatively new in the UK, and unless you’re part of a big corporation (big companies invest hundreds of £1,000’s in coaching because it works!), you may not have experienced the benefits of having a coach.
But not everyone benefits from being coached. I usually find the people who benefit the least are the ones who don’t buy into the notion that they can change. Usually, my clients are up for the challenge, but occasionally I’ll find someone who seems determined to stay stuck, and I can’t help them.
How Do You Know if You Need a Coach?
The kind of clients I attract tend to share common characteristics. If you can relate to one or more of the following points, then you’ll definitely benefit from being coached:
- You’re highly motivated to succeed at work
- You value your loved ones and you want your home life to feel positive
- You sometimes lose your shit and don’t feel proud of yourself
- Your loved ones often tell you you need to chill out more
- You don’t suffer fools gladly
- You have a great sense of fun and humour, but the enormity of your struggles can snatch it from you from time to time
- You sometimes ask yourself “Is this all there is?” and want more from life, but you’re not sure what
- You’ve reached the top of your career (as you currently know it), or you’re working your way much faster up the ladder than expected
- You sometimes fantasise about blowing your life up and starting again, doing something completely different
- Many people look to you as the one with all the answers
- You tend to beat yourself up for falling short of your own expectations
- You can be good at forgiving others but terrible at forgiving yourself
- You can do the combined jobs of a small army of people, and yet still beat yourself up for not being superhuman
- You sometimes feel as if you’ve achieved nothing for days and weeks at a time, even though that’s blatantly not true
- You care deeply about other people and feel very hurt when you’re not shown the respect you’d give others
- You find it hard to delegate and let go of tasks because you can’t bear watching someone take hours over and/or fuck up what you could do in five minutes
- ^^^ This leads to having too much on your plate and a team that continues to lean on you because you haven’t empowered the people around you
- You often feel out of control of your time and wish there were more hours in the day
- You often sideline fun and self-care, choosing to put work and the needs of others first
- You often spend too much time in your own heads, trying to consciously work out problems, when really the solution is to take time out and let your subconscious genius thoughts bubble to the top. (And, oh how you love it when you finally come up with the answer you’ve been searching for when you're relaxing in the shower!)
- You simultaneously doubt yourself and yet also secretly believe you’re fricking amazing and have much more to give
…the list goes on, but you get the picture.
These are the sorts of challenges I help clients deal with on a daily basis.
I believe in my work so much because, time and time again, I see evidence that the only thing getting in people’s way is their own thoughts.
Who won’t benefit from being coached?
Not everyone benefits from being coached. I usually find the people who benefit the least are the ones who don’t buy into the notion that they can change. Usually, my clients are up for the challenge, but occasionally I’ll find someone who seems determined to stay stuck, and I can’t help them.
I can’t help you if:
- You’re not open-minded and willing to learn
- You say, “That’s just the way I am” and believe you can’t change, even if you don’t like where you are.
- You shy away from the discomfort of giving up bad habits that are difficult to break
- You won’t put in the time or effort to challenge yourself
- You revert back to your old ways if you get pressure from people around you who don’t like you changing
- You can’t laugh at yourself - I think keeping a sense of humour is vital because change isn’t always easy
- You’re not prepared to invest financially in order to improve your life
Other than that, if you feel now is the time to get out of your own way and step up to a better future, then let’s things moving!
Not ready to invest in yourself yet?
There’s no rush.
Take things at your own pace!
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