Frequently Asked Questions


1. Why do I need a coach?

Well, you don’t really need a coach.

Except that maybe you’ve been looking for answers all over the place: In personal development books and at events and workshops and in multiple courses and from various ‘experts’ – not to mention the hours you’ve spent searching on Google.

I get it; I’ve been there myself.

Here’s what I believe now; all the answers are inside you.  You know what you need to do, but your head is so full of actions and ideas and thoughts – not to mention doubts and fears – that you don’t know where to begin.  It’s confusing.  Some days you feel paralysed by it all.  What you really need is some space and some time to get everything out of your head.  You need someone you can trust who you can speak to freely, someone who will listen and help you reflect and offer a fresh perspective, someone who wants to see you succeed.

That’s where I come in.

The core of my work is about guiding you to listen to yourself, learning to trust your intuition and cultivating your self-belief. Everything feels possible when you dare to believe in yourself.  However, this isn’t about spending more time navel-gazing, whilst I don’t have any magic tricks up my sleeve, I do work to get to the heart of an issue as quickly as possible in order to help you take action.  I’ll ask tough questions and hold you accountable – but I’m fully committed to helping you learn to trust in yourself – so you’ll have the courage to make your own decisions and take action long after we’ve finished working together.

2. How do I know if I’m ready for coaching?

Are you ready to trust yourself rather than looking everywhere else for answers?  My clients are smart women who have already tried a multitude of approaches; they’ve read all the self-help books, signed up for multiple courses, tried manifesting, meditating and sought out various ‘experts’ – all in an effort to find whatever they feel is missing from their lives.

Trust your intuition.  You’re ready for coaching if you’re ready to trust yourself, and there’s something powerful about having a sensitive and skilled coach who can guide you through the process of looking inward for answers.

As your coach, my work is to hold space for you, to engage you in deep conversations and ask you questions that help you to think about your life from an entirely fresh perspective.  My work is to challenge the thoughts, stories and beliefs that are holding you back and to dare you to try a new way of doing things.

3. How will I be able to tell if coaching has helped me? And how fast will I see results?

You’ll experience changes in your external life and also your internal state of being.

The external changes are tangible and include progress towards whatever you bring to coaching that you want to work on; maybe you’re feeling overwhelmed or stuck and want to feel more productive but less stressed – or you’re longing for a more intuitive yet practical way to approach your life, business or career. Perhaps you’re ready to pursue a big life goal or explore your creativity.  Maybe you long to be a writer and you don’t know where to begin. Perhaps you want to be more visible in your work and life – you’re tired of feeling afraid of being seen for who you truly are.

The internal changes are less easy to measure, but they can be some of the most enduring and powerful.  You’ll begin to think and feel differently about yourself. You’ll begin to trust in yourself and start to experience deeper levels of self-belief.  You’ll have new resources and tools that you can use as you go forward.

For some clients, the awareness and insight that comes from our first session can mean changes start to happen quite quickly.  For others, it’s a slower, steadier process.

4. I’ve never invested in myself like this before. Will it be worth it?

When I signed up to work one-to-one with my first coach, it was the first time I’d invested that kind of money in my own personal development.

I actually spent less time thinking about whether or not coaching was worth it – but if I was worth it?  When you say yes to coaching, you’re saying yes to taking a step closer to the life you really want.  And you’re telling yourself you’re ready to ask for help in taking responsibility for actually creating that life.

I believe coaching is worth it when you’re ready to put in the work that’s required in order to change your life – or a particular area of your life.  A good coach won’t claim to have all the answers, but a sensitive and skilled one will guide you through the process of finding them.  Saying yes to coaching can feel courageous – and that’s because it is.

The core of my work is about guiding you to listen to yourself, learning to trust your intuition and cultivating your self-belief. Everything feels possible when you dare to believe in yourself.  However, this isn’t about spending more time navel-gazing, whilst I don’t have any magic tricks up my sleeve, I do work to get to the heart of an issue as quickly as possible in order to help you take action. I’ll ask tough questions and hold you accountable – but I’m fully committed to helping you learn to trust in yourself – so you’ll have the courage to make your own decisions and take action long after we’ve finished working together.

Trust yourself.  You’ll know in your heart if coaching feels right for you and when it is, coaching can make the world of difference.

5. Why twelve sessions? And why is it my choice if we only use the full hour every second week?

I’ve experimented with various combinations of coaching packages, and twelve sessions offered in this format works so well.  It means we always have a full hour together every fortnight, which feels achievable and comes with a sense of ease.  There’s time for us to get to know one other and go deep into our conversations – but there’s also time for you to go away and digest what we’ve talked about and to try new approaches or start new projects.

However, some weeks you’ll be busting to talk to someone; maybe something’s gone really well or something just isn’t working out as expected.  Maybe you’ll need to check-in for 15 minutes and maybe you’ll need that full hour to work through any challenges or obstacles that may have come up since our last conversation.  That time is for you to use exactly how you wish.

Being able to choose whether or not you use the full hour every second week means you’re not dialing in weekly for a full hour unless you need it – but that support is there if you do need help to remain focused and to follow-through with action.

With coaching, some sessions feel like you’re going deeper into the question and in others, like you’re going deeper into the action.  Twelve sessions offered in this format allows your transformation to unfold organically.

6. What if I’m not ready for coaching yet?

What’s more important than being ready (because sometimes you never feel ready), is feeling sure that you’ve found the right coach for you.

Trust your intuition. You’re ready for coaching if you’re ready to trust yourself, and there’s something powerful about having a sensitive and skilled coach who can guide you through the process of looking inward for answers.

From my experience, it’s important to take the time to dance around the idea of coaching, to consider what you want to get out of coaching and to make sure you find a coach who really gets you.  Find someone who you feel 100% comfortable with – if you have any doubts – explore why before you commit to anything.  Also, find someone who you think would be fun to work with, coaching is an investment and requires a commitment – but it should also be something you look forward to.

7. What if I’d like to get to know you better first?

Every Tuesday I publish a new article on my blog.

Currently I share (almost) daily inspiration and stories on Facebook, where I’m not afraid to go deep and get personal.

You can also read my fortnightly column on 1010 Park Place.  I’m a former extreme dieter and creator of The Pro-Body Project, a series of articles to share my story and discoveries and to help other women make peace with their bodies.

8. Do you accept payment in dollars or Euros?

I accept all currencies.  If you choose to coach with me, then I’ll send you a PayPal invoice – along with my terms and conditions.  Just let me know if you need an invoice in a particular currency – you can check the current exchange rate by visiting this useful online currency converter.