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Life coaching is perfect for those individuals who are ready to take back control and transform their lives.
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Coaching is about empowerment and a designed alliance between the coach (me) and the client (you). It helps you determine what your goals are and how you can achieve those goals.
Life coaching enables you to view your life from a different perspect and gives you the confidence to move forward. You get to design the life that you want, not just accepting the life you've found yourself in. It means daring to dream for more, expanding your horizons and finding a way to make it possible.
This is not just wishing things were better. And I don't just do plain Life Coaching. When you work with me I include elements of CBT (see below) and Neuro Linguistic Programming.
It's about your psychology. Your thoughts, values and beliefs shape the world you live in - through the way you interpret what happens to you and the choices you make.
When you understand what makes you tick, how to make more informed choices and how to take empowered action, you get to hack your life. You can dramatically improve your situation, improve your relationships and meet your goals.
Until we meet, it's difficult to answer that question. There are however, a few factors that will indicate your readiness for coaching:
If you answered "yes" to these questions, you are probably ready for coaching. The best thing we can do now is book a call to see if we connect and you can see us working together.
Life coaching can help you gain greater insight into the present and change aspects of your life you are unhappy with. It can help you set and achieve your goals.
Ultimately, life coaching can help you dream bigger, expand your horizon and increase your ability for positive change by exploring new options and helping you become a better decision maker.
Life coaching is a not a miracle cure for everything wrong in your life. Attending the sessions alone will not be enough. There will be actions to take between sessions where most of your transformation will take place.
The good news is that by changing one aspect of your life, it can create a ripple effect whereby one change leads to another, then another. It means that we don't have to "fix" everything at once. We can look at one area of your life (your relationships, a goal, your career, your confidence), and improve that. In turn it will have a knock on effect on your life as a whole.
For example, suppose you were to have greater confidence or less anxiety in your life? What might that do for your relationships at home or at work? How might that in turn affect your productivity at work? And your career? One thing leads to the next.
I do offer one-off sessions for those who want to "dip their toes into the water", but we often find that one-off sessions are not enough.
With that in mind I offer a range of packages designed to suit your budget and needs. We can go at your own pace and if you need to switch things up or cut things back, we can do that too.
I understand that sometimes you have questions and may not want to wait until our next session. As a bonus, anyone on regular programme with me will be able to get support between times.
Since the support you may need can vary it's difficult to give you an exact price until we speak. I offer several programmes and some may not be right for you.
My packages start at £99 per month and payments plans are available.
Business coaching can help you shortcut your learning curve, increase your income and win back your time
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Let's face it, since you're reading this right now, you need help. Unless you're confidently growing your business, consistently bringing in new customers and hitting your targets, and your growth is exactly where you want it to be, you need help.
Maybe you are hitting your numbers right now, but you feel like you're selling your soul in order to achieve it. You created your business because you wanted a certain lifestyle and the freedom to live your life on your terms.
If you're making money at the expense of spending time with your family, and you're seeing your best years slip away, it's time to get some help.
You've done well on your own to get to where you are right now, but if you want to be truly successful, you need a guide or mentor. After all, you may be exceptional in your chosen area of expertise, but who taught you how to grow a business?
Maybe you took some courses or read some books. How much of what you learned did you manage to implement? That's the trouble with self-study. The information is often good, but it's implementation that you need, and that requires a different approach.
Results vary form individual to individual so it's difficult to say what results you should expect. It also depends on your goals right now and how far along your business is.
Are you just setting up your business? Business coaching can help you get out of the gate quick, put together a compelling offer, help you with your pricing, and show you how to market your business.
Are you looking to grow an audience? Maybe you're struggling with social media or you're looking to build a membership community. Business coaching can help you by providing a content strategy that's laser focussed on your ideal buyer. You'll learn what creates engagement and how to turn engagement into action - whether that's to drive traffic to your website, trial on offer or book a call with you.
Are you having difficulty with getting leads? Business coaching can help you put together an effective lead generation plan based around your particular skill set, your preferences, your budget and your ideal buyer.
Are you struggling with closing clients or lacking confidence in sales meetings? Business coaching can help you by teaching the psychology behind sales, redefining your relationship with sales, and teaching you how to hold discovery meetings and sales conversations in a way that feels, natural, authentic and fun.
Are you making good money and looking to scale your business? Business coaching can teach you models for scaling your business, how to grow a team, how to build and automate systems and how to become an outstanding leader.
As with all things in life, it depends on a variety of factors. Having said that, my clients typically start seeing results in 2-3 months. Results build over time based on where you are in your business presently, and how much action you're prepared to take.
This is not a get rich quick scheme. Nothing will come to you unless you're prepared to do the work - on your business, and on yourself.
I can promise you a couple of things:
I offer a variety of options to suit your budget and need. Programmes begin at £99 per month.
You can cancel with me anytime you need to. I just require 30-days notice then you're free to exit the programme and can come back to me if and when you need to.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) helps you deal with anxiety and move forward with confidence
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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy can help lots of people in a variety of situations. Whether it works for you or not depends on a variety of factors so we won't know until we've had chance to meet and explore your situation carefully.
This is why I offer a free connection call. The purpose of this meeting is to explore whether CBT will help you and if I am the best person to facilitate it with you.
Similar to coaching, CBT requires active participation in solving your problems. It isn't just about talking through your problems. It's about discussing them, understanding them more fully, and developing strategies that you will implement to improve your situation and how you feel.
Some forms of counselling concern themselves purely with the past and how they affect your present day feelings. CBT takes the next step by helping you focus on your present situation and what you can do to change it for the better.
While some forms of counselling focus largely on coming to terms with the past, CBT helps you understand how your thoughts, feelings and behavours are connected, and how by changing any one of these things you can affect the others.
In short, CBT is about giving you a toolkit to cope with the ups and downs of life.
Sessions are normally weekly initially and then dialled back to once every two weeks for as long as you need them.
I don't normally see people for single or adhoc sessions as this rarely builds lasting change.
It's possible that you'll feel better after your first session, although this will likely be a result of sharing things that are worrying you and expressing yourself freely. It's the old adage taking place; "a problem shared is a problem halved."
The real benefits of CBT will likely emerge after the first 2-3 sessions. At this time we should have fully explored your current situation and are moving on to practical coping strategies. These are not fully explored in the first couple of sessions since we must deal with the present before you're ready to adjust for the future.
Much of the work we'll do together is based on the fact that your thoughts, feelings, physiology and behaviours are interlinked. When you change one factor, the others change accordingly.
As a result, how quickly you start feeling better will depend on how much attention you give to practicing the techniques taught and how frequently your session take place.
Prices start at £79 per session. If you need support between times we can discuss this in your intake session and we'll agree a price that suits your budget and support needs.
Here are some of the results my past clients have enjoyed...
My simple 3 step formula:
Increase awareness of your thoughts, feelings and behaviours to improve understanding and expand your choices.
Accept the things you can't change, love yourself (warts and all) and improve relationships.
Take a series of small and purposeful actions that create the life (or business) you desire.
Not sure what type of help you need?
Here's why it doesn't really matter:
If you're not sure what type of help you need it doesn't matter one bit. I don't offer cookie-cutter programmes. You know what problems you're experiencing and how you want your life or business to be different. When I work with you I'll know the right approach to help you achieve your goals and create the results you're looking for.
Are you ready to be successful, confident and happy?
Something Truly Different
I recently worked with Julie whilst she was coaching me around presentation skills. After initially being skeptical of life coaching, and in particular the return on investment, I was pleasantly surprised by the outcome of working with Julie.
Julie herself was extremely professional and allowed me to see things in a different way. At the end of each session Julie set clear objectives, and although these challenged me, none of the tasks left me feeling outside of my comfort zone.
The techniques Julie used allowed me complete visibility of my development and after working with Julie I can honestly say my confidence has improved, and not just in the area of presentations, but has helped me apply the same techniques throughout all of my professional interactions. I have no hesitation in recommending that anybody considering life coaching speak to Julie, as she truly offers something different.
I Couldn't Be More Grateful
I first became acquainted with Julie on LinkedIn and then via her Facebook group which is a great place to receive advice, great tips and motivation from Julie and many other hard-working ladies in business.
Julie has also been coaching me one-on-one and it’s been so great to have her encouragement, guidance and expertise. She’s helped me to clarify what it is I’m aiming for and helps me form a plan of action of how to get there. She always provides valuable insights and useful strategies that are applicable and really help me move forward.
She holds me accountable for my actions and has helped to change the thought processes and techniques I use to manage my business for the better. She ensures that I’m spending my time wisely and I now feel like I have much greater control over the direction of my business and with her help I’m implementing tools and strategies that will maximise my chances of success. Above all, she’s really helped to boost my confidence and I couldn’t be more grateful for her support.
Exactly Where I Want and Need to Be
I am a 35-year-old mother of three who was struggling to juggle work and home. I wasn't finding any real satisfaction in any area of my life leading to feelings of guilt and a general sense of being overwhelmed.
Through the coaching sessions, Julie helped me focus on what I really wanted, what was really important. The goal focussed nature of the sessions gave me something to strive for and reflect on. Consequently, I now feel that I am exactly where I want and need to be. I am much more able to deal with the stresses and strains of everyday life without feeling burnt out.
Julie is incredibly easy to talk to and just seems to understand without judging. She is incredibly professional but still warm and engaging and I really look forward to our sessions, (which I still find I need from time to time).
I have had experience of counseling in the past but for me, the focus on the future which Julie's coaching provides was exactly what I needed. The fact that she could be flexible with the appointment times was hugely helpful and I would very highly recommend her to anyone
Relatable, Helpful, Motivating and Accommodating
I met Julie thanks to social media! Julie is friendly, relatable, helpful, motivating, and accommodating. She was able to teach me how to use Skype for our training because we are located half way around the world from each other!
She helped me to analyze my past successes, and current and future goals. We also started to create an action plan for a tough transition that I was experiencing.I would highly recommend Julie for any type of life and business coaching that you might be interested in.
Not a cookie-cutter program
Working with Julie was such a pleasure. I had been working on my social media presence for a little while and started with focusing on Twitter and using apps and programs and it made a huge difference. I signed up for many different courses and groups. They helped a lot especially Boom Social group. But I finally realized I needed one on one attention. I also wanted to up my Instagram presence as I really loved what I was seeing other people doing on that platform. I was semi knowledgeable about Instagram but I really used it to show pictures of my family and share funny memes. I started posting business stuff on my personal page and it was a little frustrating to see who liked it for my personal stuff of my business. I needed to do something different.
Coaching with Julie was so easy and she gives you clear actionable steps that you can implement immediately and checks your progress. She is very attentive to your needs at that moment whatever they may be. I love the personal attention. I didn’t feel like she put me through a cookie-cutter program she gives to everyone.
If you are thinking of working with Julie I say do it and just talk to her and see if she is the right fit and I bet you will like her as much as I did. It was a pleasure collaborating with you and hope we can continue our connection in the future.
Confidence to step outside your comfort zone
I was a little unsure as to what to expect with my coaching sessions, Julie made me feel at ease with her lovely kind, caring character and really made me think about what I wanted to achieve in my business and life.
I left each session with action steps that I could implement, taking things step by step and getting a clearer picture of what I could do, gave me more focus and confidence to step out of my comfort zone.
Since the sessions, I feel more able to be productive and reach my goals. I recommend all of you to set some coaching sessions with Julie, she is a true blessing.
Thank you, Julie.. xxx
Calm, informative and supportive style
I met Julie online and love being part of her supportive community. I have benefited tremendously from her love, support and great coaching. Thank you for helping me take my business to the next level Julie.
I highly recommend Julie as a coach. Her calm, informative and supportive style as well as her willingness to go the extra mile is just awesome.
Truly one in a million
Life Coach Julie: There is so much I could say about her. Julie really cares about her clients and their success. This shows in so many ways. Julie understands that personal life and business impact each other and she effectively helps you manage both.
Unlike most coaches, Julie is both financially and personally accessible. She gives you access to HER, not just email, between sessions. This has an undeniable impact on your forward motion. It allows you to keep being productive and make significant progress between sessions.
Julie’s actions match her words! She is truly one in a million.
She put me at ease immediately
Julie is an effective coach who is very easy to talk to. Her professionalism and desire to help her clients shine through in each session and in supplementary email/messaging conversations. She put me at ease immediately. She helped me prioritize where I wanted to spend time on social media marketing and what tasks I wanted to focus on to get traffic to my website. We worked on stream-lining my niche and my message to clients within that niche. She packed in so much valuable information into our sessions, but at the same time made certain that I understood the points she made. I now feel more confident in my message and how I will get that message across to my audience. I highly recommend Julie as a life and business coach.