Most of us are far too busy to think properly these days, rushing from one appointment to the next, or juggling family with job commitments, struggling to keep a beautiful home while attempting unsuccessfully to reduce our email inbox. Most conversations seem to happen by text or with one person half distracted by their phone. Sound familiar? What happened to your Big Plan? Where is the list with your dream holidays on it, or when did you last think about your long-term career or life path?
Coaching offers you a space to think. Working with a skilled coach can get you back in touch with your plans, dreams and the big ideas that are often forgotten in our daily busyness.
Coaching is not therapy. It does not dwell on the past. Instead we start from where you are now, and look forwards. It is a positive and energising process, a spring clean for the mind.
With 25 years experience in the performing arts as a double bass player, I have an in-depth knowledge of the challenges and motivators that drive the lives of those involved in the performing arts, and the radical swings between being immersed in a project and the isolation of being 'between jobs'.
My work aims to help you clarify your sense of direction and support you in your journey along that path, enabling you to be resourceful and self supporting, to continue successfully on your own.
I am a trained coach and coach supervisor, and have worked since 2010 coaching individuals and groups, running workshops and retreat days, training and supporting new coaches, and providing supervision to coaches both in group and 1:1 settings.
Clarity of direction
Deepening skill levels
Release from feeling stuck
Self-belief and Imposter Syndrome
And when I’m not coaching you will spot me (in my other listening profession) in the double bass section of the BBCSO at the Royal Albert Hall, New Adventures Dance Company at Sadlers Wells or playing tangos in stately homes or prisons with the Oxford Concert Party.
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