“I went into coaching sessions with Alice because a personal project was, I felt, getting out of hand financially and this was having a negative impact on my outlook and on my personal and professional life.
Alice helped me to break down the complex issues as I saw them into manageable steps and then to come up with simple actions that moved me forward gently but purposefully. Alice definitely helped me gain understanding of my project and elicited and captured some concrete actions that created momentum and brought a much more positive perspective.
I also came away with simple techniques to keep that momentum going and to continue progressing in my project. Probably the biggest outcome for me from the coaching sessions with Alice is that I have a greater self awareness and an improved ability to set priorities, to start acting and generating momentum. Understand, prioritise and take action, with emphasis on taking action. Also how to be focussed on the task in hand or how to be more present in conversations. I’ve learnt some simple techniques to prepare for conversations and this is leading to better outcomes.
I would certainly recommend coaching with Alice if you are prepared to be open and honest with yourself and be willing to change. It’s not always easy or comfortable, but certainly worthwhile. I still havent managed to answer one of her questions, but reflect on it a little more everyday as I’ve realised, in fact it is one of the most critical questions we have to answer: ‘Who are you?”