My journey into coaching with Jennifer was not because I was a victim who needed help but actually, I was not fulfilling my own goals in life. Is it all too easy to get caught up in the day to day momentum of life and like a fish in a shoal, I was caught. I have a social and professional network where I regularly talk through ideas but decided that I needed someone different to work with me, to help me make a change. This is when I started working with Jennifer as my coach.
Previously I had received a couple of sessions of coaching at work but I have never really been coached. Therefore my expectations were open and decided that I would see how the process progressed. I immediately found the first session useful, as I was asked to think about other areas in my life and aims that I had forgotten about. This started to get me to reflect and opened up my mind. Together with Jennifer’s facilitation, I set myself both short and long term goals.
I found that Jennifer was flexible in her approach for trying different tools and techniques to get me to think creatively. Personally I found this effective and really refreshing. I enjoyed doing fun exercises and whilst they might have felt strange at the time, they gave me inspiration. The reason why I found Jennifer as a coach really usual was because I was able to trust her and share my thoughts and beliefs that have haunted me for many years. This is a really important point and of course there are other coaches out there but I found that Jennifer is able to balance her approach with being both empathic but also challenging self-limiting beliefs. As a result of the coaching sessions, I have made significant changes to my life and have continued to use techniques that I learnt from my sessions with Jennifer.
The coaching process does require you to set time aside, do some outside thinking and be honest with yourself in order to maximise the process. If you do this, you will achieve a significant amount in a short period of time and would highly recommend Jennifer as the perfect coach to start your journey!