Coaching

 

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There are plenty of difficult obstacles in your path, don’t allow yourself to become one of them.  – Ralph Marston

“I don’t think anyone has listened to me quite as carefully as Pauline did during our coaching sessions. This was only eclipsed by her skilful knack of pulling out significant areas and details and explaining how they related to the bigger picture. Her amazing insights helped me realise what was important in my life and gave me the direction and confidence I needed in order to pursue the things I wanted. I am undertaking a masters course, which I love, and I am feeling excited about my future possibilities and potential”. – Al

Coaching offers tremendous benefits to women seeking to unlock their potential, tap into what really matters and remove the internal and external barriers getting in the way of achieving valued goals and priorities.  So tremendous, in fact, that I penned a blog post about it not long ago.

I offer two types of coaching.  One is more orientated to business and career development and the other to  personal development, health and wellbeing.   However, both areas of life as we all know are intrinsically linked, so inevitably issues we are dealing with in one area will impact on another.  For this reason I take a flexible and holistic approach to whatever comes up in coaching trusting that all rivers will lead to the same sea,  one way or another.

Here is a list of my current coaching offers.  Follow the links for more details.

Business and Career Development Coaching

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One to One Coaching

You can access one to one coaching with me to support your business or career development in person, or via Skype or telephone over a period of 3, 6 or 9 months.  Sessions take place fortnightly, or monthly as you prefer, and interim contact with email to maintain support and momentum is included in the cost.

Read more about one to one business and career development coaching options here…

Group Coaching

I run women’s coaching and development courses for small groups, usually 5 -7 women per cohort.  This is a very powerful way of building accountability to your own professional  goals and benefiting from the perspectives of a wider group.   You are invited to really ‘show up’ as yourself, to be as authentic as possible and be willing to work through  barriers to success and achievement, with support, but also a level of challenge to really motivate you and push you to your best efforts.

Read more about group coaching options here

Accountability Coaching Bundles

Many women in business or ordinary employment  can’t afford regular coaching, at least not long term.  But its well documented that having a coach who will hold you accountable to your goals gives you a tremendous advantage in getting ahead in your business or your career.

My Accountability Coaching Bundles give you a ‘budget’ of time you can use flexibly over whatever period of time suits.  You may wish to spread 12 hours of coaching over a whole year, accessing shorter or longer coaching sessions as required, conducting some contact via email and so on.  I offer 12 month, 7 month and 3 month bundles and a range of payment options.

Read more about Accountability Coaching Bundles here

Personal Development, Health & Wellbeing

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There has never been so much attention paid to personal development, health and well being as there is today. Mindfulness, Self care and Natural Health have moved from the fringes and into the cultural mainstream.  There has never been so many resources available ostensibly to support us in our development, health and wellness and yet, as a nation, we are more scattered, more stressed and more ill than ever before.

Women in particular often bear a heavy burden of stress as many have extra caring responsibilities and find themselves juggling multiple commitments and obligations to the detriment of their health and well being.

If you are feeling stuck, overwhelmed, overburdened or just bleugh.  If you are  experiencing a loop or a pattern in your life that you want or need to change. Coaching can help you get ‘unstuck’ and shift into a different way of thinking and being.  While all around may be chaotic and turbulent, it is possible to find, and build on, a core of innate stability that will enable you to deal with current stresses, challenges and make healthy positive choices for your own development and well being, regardless of circumstances. Clear away blocks and move forward more easily in your chosen direction.

One to One Coaching

You can access one to one coaching with me to support your personal development, health and well being goals in person, or via Skype or telephone.  The minimum number of sessions is 4, there is no maximum number.  We can work on personal issues such as confidence, anxiety, stress, procrastination or other issues getting in the way of your progress.  We can look at health, wellbeing, weight loss, addiction, or anything else you want to tackle.

For some women, the theme is more general, maybe you’ve lost your mojo, feel unclear about your path or are struggling to get clear on what you want and how to move towards it.  Whatever your personal goals, one to one coaching offers dedicated and powerful support enabling you to connect with what’s important and move forward with increasing energy, confidence and positivity.

Read more about one to one personal development, health and well being coaching options here

Group Coaching

I run a series of women’s coaching and development programmes throughout the year.  This is a safe, nurturing and empowering space to explore yourself, connect with your deepest needs and most important values and get in touch with what really matters to you in order to start to move towards it.  Supported and inspired by a great group of women, enjoy the intimacy, trust and stimulation of the group coaching process and notice how you begin to open up and thrive in that setting.

Read more about group coaching options here

One Off Intensives

Work with me one to one for a day, or half a day,  and enjoy the uninterrupted intensive process of digging deep into what you want to work on, gaining insight into yourself , your potential and what is stopping you from attaining it.  Map out your own plan and process for going forward and commit to actions which will lead you closer to what you need and want in life.    This may be enough to propel you forward, or you may wish to access some follow up coaching afterwards which can be arranged if needed or wanted.

Read more about One Off Intensives here

 

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy or ACT

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Over the past two years I have been training in a highly effective set of approaches for self development known as ACT which stands for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.   While I am not a therapist, the techniques and processes of ACT are uniquely well suited to coaching as they are focused on working with the present, with the person to identify future goals, and remove barriers to achieving them.

ACT is a mindfulness based set of practices which help you to connect with your values, what’s really important to you in life which then gives you the energy and focus you need to achieve your goals, because they really matter and you are strongly committed to them.  What gets in the way of progress for most people are the unhelpful thoughts and feelings which arise, critical thoughts, uncomfortable feelings, which it is only human to want to move away from as they feel bad. 

In trying to avoid our thoughts and feelings we in fact strengthen their power and find ourselves moving further and further away from what matters to us rather than towards those things.  The acceptance part of ACT helps us to accept reality as it is, the situations we are in, the challenges we face, the difficult thoughts and feelings we experience and just be with them as they are, to accept our total reality.  This doesn’t mean we need to tolerate it, we can absolutely set goals for the things we want to change and start to make changes to our reality, but we need to accept it first, and that means learning how to deal with those difficult thoughts and feelings.

ACT is an amazingly simple but effective set of processes for helping us to focus in on goals and values and deal with the thoughts and feelings that get in the way using very accessible and non threatening techniques.

I offer specific sessions in ACT for people who feel especially challenged by unhelpful thoughts and feelings, for example poor self esteem, anxiety, lack of confidence, feelings of unworthiness, states of mind which have become debilitating and are stopping you form leading a rich and meaningful life according to your own values and goals.

If you would like to know more about how I work with ACT, read more here, or contact me to discuss how ACT coaching practices can help you.  I can offer one to one sessions weekly or fortnightly to tackle longstanding issues and blocks, moving to a monthly pattern once things start to shift.

Contact me to discuss your coaching needs in more detail ….

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If you would like to discuss how coaching might support you in dealing with current challenges or moving forward more fluidly and intentionally in your personal or professional life,  send me a message using the contact form below and I will get back to you as soon as possible to arrange a free ‘discovery session’  – a 20 minute phone or Skype conversation that will allow me to hear more about what you are looking to work on and to tell you more about what I can offer.

To read how others have experienced coaching with me, here are some recent testimonials.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Pauline Meikleham