'ITS ALL ABOUT ME' coaching programme brings focus and clarity for change 

Another successful coaching retreat was held in the beautiful Monmouthshire countryside with a wonderful lady who needed the time out to reflect on the next phase of her life in terms of her career and work/life balance. 

Occupation: Finance Director

Company: Large Private Housing Authority in Wales

The process of the weekend began with a 1 hour consultation and a questionnaire to understand the clients needs for the course. It was agreed that she wanted to do the weekend and then back it up with 5 coaching sessions spread 1 month apart to maintain momentum and to ensure her that goals were being carried out and any «blocks» could be addressed. She was also asked to carry out a DISC psychometric profiling to help her be more aware of her behaviour and personality fits for future career choices.

The structure of the weekend was tailored to her needs and can be summarised as follows:

  • Relaxation techniques to help bring clarity, including visualisation, the use of mindulness meditation, creation of a powerful mantra.
  • Awareness of how her values and beliefs can be misaligned and the investigation of the integrity gaps that were apparent for different parts of her life.
  • Discussion and application of the wheel of life
  • Walk while you talk» around the lakes of Monmouth — insights from the DISC assessment 
  • Goal setting using a solution focused model
  • Space to reflect and re-establish a focused direction 

At the end of the weekend,  feedback was given to measure the programmes value. Here are the answers….

1. Accommodation 

 Really beautiful setting, and home 5* accommodation and 5* service! 

2. Food

The food was perfect and catered for my distrust needs, went beyond what I would have expected from the best hotels! 

3. Structure of weekend

I wasn't sure what to expect and did worry it may be a bit too much or intense for a full weekend, but it was really relaxing, enjoyable and focused on what I needed. I was feeling more positive and exited about changes and challenges as the weekend went in. 

4. Value for money

Really good value for money! Food, accommodation and 2 full days 1-1 coaching! 

5. Outcomes for you

I left having a really positive mantra and felt positive about being able to believe in myself.

I realized I am my own worse enemy when it comes to criticism and pressure. I loved the wheel of life exercise and knowing what I need to put right to get my life on track again. 

I realized I've got everything at my fingertips to get where I want to be, I just need to do it! 

Having a list of clear goals for everything that's important to me has given me the focus to really go out and do it! 

The DISC profiling really helped put things into perspective and enabled me to understand that I am in the right type of job for my personality.

I’m really looking forward to our one to one coaching sessions over the next 6 months – this has been invaluable

Since the programme, the results speak for themselves…..

"I've had a different outlook on things since I left the weekend.   I have gone for a new job and I went into the interview with positive thoughts and my mantra (which really does help!) I got the job, so went out celebrating Friday night.  We spent the weekend doing healthy stuff cycling, walking and gardening. I am really looking forward to our coaching sessions. Thank you so much Jane, it has been life changing!'

Jane Baker

Jane Baker

Leadership & Management Coach

My name is Jane Baker and I specialise in performance and motivational psychology for both individuals and teams. 

My objective is to encourage and motivate individuals so that they become creative in their approach, identify and take ownership of solutions, prioritise their goals and develop strategies to achieve them.


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03 January, 2017
03 January, 2017

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