what they said!
what they said!
Rachel. P - Coaching, Coffee & Cake
I was at a point in my life where everything felt too busy and the demands of work were leaving no room for all the things that matter; I knew that I needed to invest some time in myself to get the balance back. When I discovered Pippa’s ‘Coaching, Coffee and Cake’ package, it offered everything that I wanted – an informal setting in a great location, a face to face personal connection, extended time to unpack and explore my current situation - and great food!
I haven’t worked with a leadership coach before and the ‘Coaching, Coffee and Cake’ package felt like a great way to start as it provides the time that is needed to tell your own story before getting stuck into the current issues; we all bring our past experiences with us in so many ways that the opportunity to share all of that openly at the start allows you see patterns in your own choices and decisions that you might not have reflected on in that way before – and Pippa asks just the right questions to enable you to do that.
Although I love to talk, I did wonder how I would sustain it over such a long period of time but I needn’t have worried about that as the time slipped away without me even noticing – Pippa has quite a gift for putting you at your ease.
I am looking forward to making some changes in my working life and am hopeful that these will have a wider impact. Knowing that I can contact Pippa by email in the next few weeks to reflect on these changes will be really reassuring and helpful. The time spent with Pippa in this session makes me confident that we have built firm foundations for a successful longer term coaching relationship.
Julie. S - Live, Love & Lead
“From that first session, I felt a sense of calm wash over me... I knew I’d made a good choice and that I was in good hands. I had some soul searching to do from some of the great questions you asked me.
My coaching experience has been grounding and transformational. You are a true professional and an outstanding coach, you blend in just enough warm and fuzzy alongside the tough love. You are a natural and your authenticity can be felt across continents!”
Cheryl. W - Live, Love & Lead
“When I met you I felt like I had taken a huge step back in my life. My expectations were that we would talk through some things and set a few actions, but I'd be left on my own, waiting anxiously for the next session. At my initial consult something about the way you spoke to me, I felt like you really understood me. You blew my expectations out of the water. I said all I wanted was to have my old life back, but really, I just wanted to feel like I was making progress again. Immediately I felt heard and understood, and while I didn't feel it would be easy, knowing what my goals were and feeling like they were possible was a big shift for me.
Coaching with you has changed my life. I have developed a much greater understanding of what I want, my strengths, my weaknesses. I recognise self-sabotage a lot of the time now and let it go. My marriage and relationships have improved, my fitness level is up, I've gained confidence, started a new business, got a promotion at work, became a better, more patient mother, and I doubt I could have done it all without you. I'm also more relaxed now. I do what I want to do, and understand that everything will happen in time.”
Deb. B - Live, Love & Lead
“My no’s are defined by my values and what I believe in. This is my compass. If the decisions I have do not conform within my value system, it’s a no. I don’t make excuses.
I have set my boundaries and it’s not for me to comply. It’s for the others who want to be within my framework. Like you said, I might not be for everyone, yet I might be for someone and that’s what I’ve learned from you.”
Aly. M - 90-minute Intensive
“Working with Pippa was beyond everything I could have imagined! It was so healing and allowed me to see things from a whole new perspective, it went beyond any expectations!
I’ve learnt that it’s okay not to be okay and that we need to allow all feelings to just be and we don’t have to fix everything. There was so many major shifts for me - everyone should have a fairy godmother coach like Pippa!”
Joanna. A - Live, Love & Lead
“I’ve had a long-standing habit of being 'too nice' and putting up with other people's bad behaviour. When we met I was generally fed up of having people take advantage of my good nature! Bored and fed up of the same old crap, I needed to get to know myself, to figure out what would set my world on fire!
When we first started I couldn't figure out what I wanted to work on. I had only ever made 'practical' work related goals before, and so setting a personal feelings-based goal was really tough. Learning to 'love, understand and respect myself' has been pretty enlightening, and at the same time it’s been bloody knackering!
I used to go through life trying not to be noticed and putting up with so much crap…now I love myself enough to embrace who I really am. I wear clothes that get me noticed, instead of shying away from attention. I smile more. I’m more bubbly and have no fear about showing my true self. I used to want everyone to like me, as an introvert giving so much of myself away, leaving me feeling depleted. Now I give myself the time and TLC to regain my energies for life’s challenges.”
Mel. M - Live, Love & Lead
”When we first met I wanted to spend some time working out what made me tick as I felt quite alone and undervalued. Through our work together I came to understand that for women like me, apparently confident and articulate, it is still OK to feel like a failure and not feel confident 100% of the time.
We had a lot of laughs and some heartfelt tears. It has been a life affirming experience which has really helped me be brave, show compassion for myself and be more confident to carve out time for me and my family too.”