When I came to coaching it was during a mid-life career change and I had many doubts about how I wanted to do it. I was not entirely sure what I should focus on and generally wasn’t quite convinced if it was a good idea. As a result of the sessions I have quickly become excited about it all, fully appreciating and enjoying the new opportunities which are arising.
I have gained a great amount of knowledge about myself and my goals. I’ve learnt what to do to achieve them and I’ve also become more aware of possible consequences of not acting upon them. I can say that I am far more confident, focused and determined to achieve what I want. It was always easy to talk to Angela, and although frequently challenged, I always felt supported, and due to her outgoing personality the sessions were fun.
It was an exciting journey of self-discovery and goal setting which led me to greater clarity, confidence and, as a result, actions. I would definitely recommend Angela’s services to anyone who would like to improve their career and look at it from a different perspective.
Anna – Mindfulness Trainer
I sought coaching after recognising I was unhappy in my work situation but not sure the best way forward. I thought that coaching would provide me with the answers but after my first session with Angela I realised it was more about providing me with the tools to look at the problems I was facing, break them down and systematically work through the issues. Angela gave me the opportunity to verbalise the issues I was facing, challenging my perspective when necessary.
Overall, coaching has helped me to assess the direction my career is going in, improved my confidence within my job and helped me to recognise what I have achieved. As a result, I feel my performance at work is better and I have been able to prioritise my commitments. I am so grateful to Angela for the time she spent with me. Her positivity is infectious and I would leave our sessions refreshed with clear goals for the weeks ahead. I felt her professionalism made it so easy to open up and be honest about my feelings and shortcomings. I was initially quite self-conscious about the process but she quickly put me at ease and made the process so comfortable.
I recommend Angela and her service to anyone who is stuck in an aspect of their life and needs a fresh perspective. I feel that the process has helped me so much and I have been able to approach my work with renewed vigour as a result.
Lisa, Advanced Nurse Practitioner
I was intrigued at getting external support with planning my personal career goals as I have been my own biggest barrier to achieving them, and the style of Angela’s sessions being so led by me and flexible made it something I looked forward to. I liked the ‘homework,’ as it made sure you were doing actions in between, so it wasn’t just something that happened for a couple of hours every two weeks.
I learnt a lot about my own negative behaviours and after coaching I feel like I have much more of a rounded understanding of what I want to achieve and what I need to stop doing in order to get there, and now I have a clear vision for the path ahead. Since coaching with Angela, my brain now does those checks before making decisions where I know that what I’m saying or doing is something that we spoke about in coaching. Now, a few months after my sessions have ended, I have really embedded a lot of the techniques Angela taught me into my everyday life and have seen the results already in getting me to the places I want to be. I have noticed that having a clear vision for where I want to go in my freelance career has enabled me to take the risks with confidence that I am working towards regarding my long term career goals.
Angela was amazing! Her flexibility to adapt sessions to be visual, probe further for information to make me think more (without coming across as forceful or didactic) was really beneficial. If anyone is ever thinking of doing coaching, I’d say definitely give it a go, you’ll see the benefits of working with Angela as your coach in no time!
Bilal, Speaker and Facilitator Manager
After a few sessions it became clear that rather than getting general guidance around what I wanted to focus on, the sessions where really helpful in talking through the approach I took to my goals and life in general, and the positive and negative impacts that had on me progressing to where I wanted to get to. It was really helpful to be able to just talk through my ambitions and way of working with some guidance and not having to hold back at all, which is definitely a result of the comfortable environment that Angela sets up and her open approach to her work.
Before the coaching sessions I was feeling quite stressed, under a lot of pressure and feeling like I lacked direction. Through my sessions with Angela I learnt so much about myself, how I approach life, set goals and how to manage all of these areas of my life in a positive way. I feel so much more motivated to strive forward and take on new challenges.
If you are thinking of using Angela as a coach – then definitely do! She creates a great open, comfortable environment and delivers coaching in a way that works for so many different learning styles – whether you are visual, prefer writing or like moving – and regardless of what you want to focus on you will definitely benefit from coaching.
Miss Byrne – Programme Manager
The journey with Angela through coaching has been a delightful experience of self-discovery and clarity. I was in a place where I was lost, de-motivated, tired, overwhelmed, stressed and I simply needed to reset and start living my life from a fresh pair of eyes.
Opening up to someone completely can be tricky, even for someone as open as me, yet from the start and progressing through each session, there was an atmosphere of being in a peaceful sanctuary. I felt there was mutual trust, never a judgement placed, and a common goal to receive something positive from the session. Angela is empathetic, compassionate and positive and has a brilliant agility to work with whatever you throw at her. I’m heavily visual and there were some exercises we did which really enabled me to find clarity with certain issues. The coaching allowed me to explore my personal thoughts (which I had hardly shared with my close ones) with someone who I had just met in a completely comfortable and professional environment.
After working with Angela on my insecurities and self-confidence issues I had started to believe in myself.
Social situations, were no longer as stressful and my work life became more balanced. I felt I was content and at peace by the end of it.
I met Angela and her positive attitude made me want to work with her. Before our first session any slight reservations about coaching I may have had were quickly dispelled through her professionalism before, during and throughout our time working together.
I liked being challenged through Angela’s reflective practice, and she gave me the time and space to realise inner strengths I had overlooked and also how I could access opportunities I thought were out of reach before I started the sessions, and her methods helped me focus my ideas into realistic goals. Through working together, I have been able visualise the career path I would like to take in accordance with my values, and Angela’s coaching has given me additional self-belief as well as better understanding of my own skills and attributes which I can apply throughout my life and career development. She went to great lengths to tailor our coaching sessions towards my learning style and I always looked forward to our meetings as she has such an easy-to-get-along-with personality and I took something away from each session.
Angela is a very effective coach, she helped me reflect on my past experience and use my knowledge, strengths, skills to structure realistic and attainable goals. I have explored some life changing decisions such as living and working abroad. I hope to have the opportunity to work with Angela again in the future.
George – Team Leader