From stuck and overwhelmed to alive and hopeful

Being coached by Michelle is life-changing.  Since working with her I have realised that aspects of myself and my life are actually strengths to be celebrated and I have experienced so many shifts that I’ve lost count!  The result is that I now feel that I am creating my own path in life, one that excites and challenges me.  I’ve gone from feeling stuck and overwhelmed to alive and hopeful and Michelle has been at my side, supporting me, helping me to see things differently and celebrating me, each step along the way.  Thank you Michelle, words just don’t express how lucky I feel to have worked with you.

 

GeorgieLeadership coachBuckinghamshire
I was surprised at how impactful it could be

I’d been in my current role for a while and at my company for coming up to 7 years. Maybe it was the 7 year itch, but I felt unfilled, undervalued and demotivated. Feeling completely lost and unsure what to do next in my career, I sought out coaching. Michelle’s profile immediately stood out – she was clear in her approach, and her background and life experience seemed similar to mine. I knew from the introductory call that it was a good fit – she was able to talk to me straight in a direct, no-nonsense manner, which is what I had asked for.

The whole coaching experience with Michelle was incredible – being a little sceptical of coaching before I started, I was surprised at how impactful it could be and how much I could learn about myself through the process.  Michelle could get to the heart of what I was saying and help me understand the meaning for me in terms of understanding my values, strengths and motivators and how that might reflect what I want from my work.

Michelle was patient, kind, a pleasure to speak to and I always looked forward to our sessions. I am soon to go on maternity leave, but I am now armed with a toolkit of information about what I want for my next move when I am ready to make it. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Michelle.

CarlyCommunications Account DirectorKingston-upon-Thames
I am clear about where I am going

When I started coaching with Michelle I had a vague idea that I wanted to be doing something different. But I had no idea how to figure out what it was – and how to go about it. Coaching with Michelle was an enlightening experience. It helped me pinpoint my strengths, values, and expertise. Through a very structured process, we developed a roadmap and a plan of action. I now feel equipped and confident to take the next step in my career. I know where I have come from and I am clear about where I am going. The relief and joy that this process has brought me are priceless.

 

IlanaNutrition student and writerNorth London
Working with Michelle was a great experience

Michelle helped me understand what was next in my career. I was at a point when I’d achieved a goal I’d set for myself and could not see the next role or opportunity. Michelle helped me focus on what was important to me and how the next step aligned for me. I found working with Michelle a great experience which really helped me. She was a great coach – I really appreciated that she challenged me to unpack topics. Highly recommended.

 

PhilipDesign LeaderBristol
The process was cathartic and gave me confidence

Working with Michelle has been such a positive experience. When I first contacted her, I was feeling lost and in need of some direction to work out the next step in my career and job search. I immediately felt at ease talking with Michelle, she took time to really listen and understand my goals and suggested a coaching programme that fitted with my timeframe and budget.

She guided me through the process of identifying my strengths, favourite skills and achievements which allowed me to really focus on what I wanted (and did not want) from my work. The process was cathartic and gave me the confidence to believe in myself and my abilities, and helped me to identify the types of positions and companies I would be most suited to.

I have recently secured a new position and I know that all the work I did with Michelle helped me to prepare effectively and present myself in the best light. Thank you!

 

Louise, HR DirectorKent
I found a new role within a month

I started working with Michelle after leaving a long-term role which I had fallen out of love with. I was unsure about what to do next job-wise and wanted to ensure I didn’t end up in yet another job dealing with the same frustrations, simply with a different name on the door.

Michelle helped me to identify the parts of my job I enjoy, the type of industries I find inspiring, and what I could offer and should expect in return, from my next employer. With great patience and flexibility, Michelle helped me to focus on these elements. Our sessions were informal, good humoured and very honest. I’m pleased to say I found a new role within a month of finishing my sessions with Michelle.

StuartCommunications DirectorTwickenham
I really saw my positivity and confidence grow

I had reached a point in my job where I was majorly unhappy and my mental health was suffering as a result. I decided to seek out career coaching as I was terrified of the prospect of quitting my job with no back up plan and I was struggling to think of what I could possibly do as an alternative career. From the first time I met Michelle (albeit virtually due to Covid) I instantly felt comfortable in her presence and in safe hands. I found her warm, approachable and personable.

I have found the process of coaching with Michelle an amazing journey and one that, even under the circumstances, I am so glad that I have had the opportunity to experience. Throughout it, I rediscovered and realised all of the skills, strengths and experiences that I had to offer, and I really saw my positivity and confidence grow. I have unexpectedly come out of coaching with a new found enjoyment for my present role. However, I have my sights set on the direction for my next move and Michelle has equipped me with the tools and action plan to help me take the next steps towards it. Thank you Michelle!

AlexPharmaceutical industryWest Hampstead, North London