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Coaching to unlock a new future

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We all have times when we would like to make changes in our personal or professional lives, and goals we’d like to reach. Often, however, we can feel overwhelmed, pulled in different directions and stuck in a kind of loop - and so that aim to change just doesn't happen.

This week is International Coaching Week, a time to reflect on the value of coaching and how coaching sessions can help you move towards your desired outcomes. The theme of the week is ‘reimagine the future’ - and sometimes coaching can really help you break out of that loop and help you move towards a different new future.

Some people think that LionHeart is just there for when things go wrong in life. But we have a whole range of services that help support people’s personal and career development too, free one-to-one coaching included.

Coaching offers an opportunity to start a journey of change, with someone experienced and impartial who can help keep you on track! It really helps to give yourself the gift of time for yourself so you can truly focus on your purpose, seeing beyond any difficulties or barriers, so you can find ways to make progress in a way that’s right and realistic for you.  

The people who come to LionHeart for coaching have really varied goals and span a broad spectrum of age and career experience.

Some of the most common goals we see are:

  • To make progress in career
  • To be more efficient with time management to cut stress
  • To feel more confident in the workplace (particularly those who experience feelings of imposter syndrome)
  • To create a better balance in life

Each person is treated as a complete individual, but recently there are some common themes and patterns we have been seeing among our coaching clients.

A high number are in their late 20s and 30s, typically will have become chartered and are taking the next steps along their career path, looking for new roles and progression, maybe moving into management. Some will feel not quite comfortable in their own shoes yet: they might be grappling with feelings of imposter syndrome and need help to feel more confident in their own abilities.

Others may just need to fine-tune their approach to making their next step up the ladder and find coaching helps them to gain clarity and confidence, or help to look at their goals and what is holding them back.

We work with others who feel overwhelmed and overloaded at work and this is spilling over into their personal lives too. They need to find a way of setting boundaries and a balance that is right for them. Sometimes people are so keen to do well and please others, that they say ‘yes’ to so many things and become saturated and this has a detrimental effect on how they do their jobs as well as their personal lives and wellbeing.

Finally, we also see surveyors in their 50s and 60s who find themselves at a kind of time of transition. They might be looking for more fulfilment or reviewing what they want altogether as they move into a different stage of their careers or family lives.

As a coach, it’s incredibly rewarding to know you are helping people reach those desired goals and outcomes and we get some very positive feedback. If coaching is something that interests you, or even if you’re not sure it’s for you, I would encourage you to get in touch for an informal chat.

Clare Davis has been a support officer at LionHeart for over 20 years and is also a qualified coach.

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See the video below for feedback from some recent clients: 

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