I Invested in the programme as I felt that it would be beneficial for the later part of my first year of transitioning to being a business owner. Little did I know at the time that in fact it became invaluable as we headed into a global pandemic!
I was initially drawn to Natalie as I liked her calm and steady approach. I was sourcing a coach for a client and having reviewed a few, I felt Natalie matched the client needs at the time. Through this process, I felt that the values that Natalie and I hold for both ourselves and our businesses aligned and through the last 9 months I feel a genuine, open and trusted working relationship. I appreciated when pushed a bit to explore some of my own, self-constructed barriers as this helped me rethink priorities and my focus.
Simply to thank Natalie for her support and helping me navigate the last 9 months of life. I really do feel like it was an anchor to have these sessions and I will endeavour to keep my monthly development time in my own diary.
ALICE / FEMALE ENTREPRENEUR COACHING
At a time when I was feeling very muddled about myself professional and unclear about the future Natalie’s support helped me achieve real clarity in understanding where I wanted my future to be.
In the past I have struggled to articulate and understand what I am good at or bad at – again working with Natalie has really unlocked this for me.
It was my first time using a coach, I found it to be a positive experience and can envisage myself turning to Natalie again in the future.
JEAN / CAREER COACHING PROGRAMME
When I returned to work after my first child, my confidence took a real beating.
For various reasons, rather than be regarded as an experienced and valued employee, I felt like I was regarded simply as a woman who had had a baby.
I felt like my expertise and previous projects were of little value and couldn’t find my voice to express myself without feeling, well, devastated.
As a result, I left a job I loved and an organisation I believed in.
Despite being 4 years ago, this has had a lasting negative impact and I’ve been feeling very anxious about my return to work after having my second child.
I decided to work with Natalie to overcome this as the experience has held me back and there are lots of negative emotions that would flare up when I thought about it. Over two sessions, I have been able to let go of so many negative feelings and thoughts that have held me back for years - and not just the ones associated with my old job.
Natalie has so much empathy that even personal questions didn’t feel intrusive. I found the sessions emotional but Natalie was incredibly supportive and sensitive to my situation.
If my experience resonates with anyone out there I can’t recommend Natalie highly enough. She has been a much needed breath of fresh air. I feel like a different person.
KATIE / IEMT THERAPY AND COACHING
My coaching experience with Natalie has been invaluable from our very first meeting. I felt very safe with Natalie and was able to carefully pour of my goals and ambitions for the future and through my time spent with Natalie, I have been able to carefully lay out my goals for the future and devise a plan and the clear steps I need to take to make these goals a reality.
I really valued having someone to talk to who was in a neutral position and could ask questions that would challenge my view on things so I could see things more objectively.
Through my coaching with Natalie, I’ve been able to identify that the only person stopping me from achieving my goals is myself which has been enlightening.
I’m happy to say that one of my main goals set out in my first coaching session has in fact changed into a reality which I was able to shake with Natalie in our 6th and final coaching session and I honestly feel that without Natalie’s guidance and counsel that this would have taken a lot longer.
Whilst I went into my first coaching session with an open mind, I was a little sceptical as I am very much stuck in my own ways but I am pleased to say I’ve learnt a lot about myself, about the way I view challenges in my professional and personal life and through my coaching sessions with Natalie, I have been able to set these out into manageable and achievable goals.
I felt it very easy to talk to Natalie, and her gentle and proving questioning technique really helped me to question myself in a way I wouldn’t ordinarily do.
I absolutely wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Natalie to anyone who is looking for a coach-the help and guidance she has provided to me has been beyond helpful and I’m extremely grateful for that.
K / CAREER COACHING PROGRAMME
I worked with Natalie following a redundancy. We explored any limiting beliefs which may have been affecting decisions about my next career move. What struck me was how insightful and empathetic Natalie is as a coach. Her questioning style really honed in on some key issues I was holding onto, and then focused on strategies to deal with these and build resilience in the future.
Honestly it was one of the most empowering coaching sessions I have experienced.
Natalie is hugely knowledgeable, professional, with great emotional intelligence and insight, which has helped me push through the challenges to build confidence and inject a much needed dose of positivity into my career.
SALLY / CAREER COACHING PROGRAMME
I have never done a coaching programme before and I met Natalie through a mutual networking group. After working with Natalie on one level, I approached her about taking me on as a client. Not the everyday approach, but her calm manner, her thought, her values aligned with what I was seeking. I was looking to clarify my position as a design and freelancer and also clarify how other interests and how they tied in - or didn't into the bigger picture for my dreams and goals both personally and professionally.
Natalie coached me over a 12 month period. It has been hands down the most transformational experience for me on every level. In our last session, we realised that the goals I had set in the first few months were achieved. These goals weren't hard "targets" as in extra work but were actualised and came to fruition through the actions i had taken by my choice from the questions, direction, and way in which Natalie coaches.
I am beyond thrilled with how my career has changed and 3 months on is still growing.
Her approach from when we first commenced to the last session, was fluid, personal, and the best investment I have made in career.
SHELLEY JELONEK / FEMALE FOUNDER COACHING