How did I get here and what does being a business coach mean to me?
My role as a Business Coach
My business coaching comes from the heart (and my mind works at a million miles an hour). I listen to what people say and reflect back to them what I hear. Listening between their words I can hear what they are not saying when they explain why they are stuck. I then take them down to the detail (of what they are expressing) and the back out to the global view to find the common pattern across their behaviours, then we work to find a solution that fits their needs.
Some say I’m blunt, some say I’m flippant, some say I’m arrogant (I honestly try not to be) but overall most people say I trigger something in them that changes the way they think about their situation. << That makes me happy.
It makes me happy because for many years I was stuck, I was repeating the same behaviours (and sometimes still do) and getting the same results. It took lots of different people (who were honest enough with me) to shake that up and bring me out the other side.
I never really know how much to share at this point:
Do you want to know about my scientific background, my use of logic, experimentation, reasoning, testing and questioning everything?
Do you want to know how (and why) my world, and life, fell apart when my dad was diagnosed with a brain tumour? (and how I eventually recovered from that)
Do you want to know about my jobs in logistics, project management, requirement gathering, training, making things happen, software and processes development?
Do you want to know about my 20+ years of personal development, martial arts, energy work, Reiki, NLP, meditation, coaching and being coached?
If any of these are important to you feel free to ask me about them (and more) when we talk. I, however, will be more interested in hearing about you.
- The core of what we do is identify what you need to do,
what is stopping you from doing it,
and how to get you moving forward.
The best way to really find out about me is to have a chat.
Other things to know about me are:
I used to hate having my picture taken,
now I'm OK with it.
I am happiest in shorts, sandals, t-shirt and maybe a hoodie, sitting in a park rather than an office.
(So don't be surprised if that is how you see me when we have a video call.)