If you need a bit of ‘sparkle’ back, if you are facing a difficult time in your life, or you want to explore how life could be? Speak to me, a life coach.
I have depression, I have panic attacks, I have a pretty much constant anxiety… But when my thoughts turn and that ‘big black dog’ starts looming at my side, who am I kidding? He is there constantly, and probably will be for the rest of my life…but, and here is my BIG truth, I have a choice… I can let that dog lead or I can drag him behind me kicking and screaming whilst I live the most authentic, compassionate, badass, BIG life! And boy have I got some living to do!
So who am I?
I am Mary, I am a mother (to a crazy little ‘threenager’ called Albie), I am a single parent (long story that I will share over on another blog), I am a dog lover (we own George a 6 year old shih Tzu), I am a qualified Life Coach, I am a yogi currently trying to find at least 10 minutes a day for a home yoga practice and I have a non-negotiable daily 15 minutes evening meditation, I am a pretty darn good baker (have a major crush on Paul Hollywood, woe betide anyone that telephones me during the bake off), I am a daughter (my parents are hugely supportive of my efforts to rise) I am a sister (my little brother and his family are a constant support to me and my son), and apparently I’m now a Blogger!
2015 was a huge learning year for me, I finally figured out that it all starts with ‘me’
If I want to change something, if I need to change something, or if a change is forced upon me…Only I have the power. I have the power to change my thinking, I have a choice in how I react…this is such a powerful realisation for me, and can only be explained by my reflection and using coaching techniques on myself in the arena of learning and education. It is always so much easier to look at things outside of us to ‘distract us’ from our true path, when I’m having a wobble, nearly always turn to junk food, shopping and occasionally gin!
‘Life Coach’ …
to someone that hasn’t heard of this vocation before, sounds a bit ‘woo woo’? Maybe something only affordable to the rich and famous? Something for when your finances are in place? Something you could explore once you have your ‘shit sorted’? It’s my life why do I need a coach for it?
Since I qualified I have successfully coached many clients, and most of them probably thought the same as you, here are some exerts from where they are now…
‘My Life Coaching sessions with Mary were incredibly valuable to me’
‘Thoughtful, sensitive questioning, Mary is a warm and empathetic person, productive sessions with concrete outcomes’
‘I would recommend Mary as a Life Coach without hesitation’
‘Life Coaching has enabled me to be far more focused’
‘For once in my life I can look towards the future with optimism and excitement’
‘I now feel confident and supported even when I am alone facing my anxiety’
‘Someone listened to ME!’
‘Time and space to think’
‘I was feeling ‘lost’ during a transitional time in my life, having recently separated from my husband. Life Coaching helped me to identify aspects of my life with growth potential. A real journey of ‘self exploration’, having acknowledged these areas, I now feel motivated to make some changes!’
‘In just 3 life coaching sessions I feel more positive about myself’
‘WOW! I know now without hesitation, we ALL need Life Coaching!’
If you feel a bit shy, you can always send me a lovely, rambly email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact me through the website.
Mary #badasshappy Meadows