About transformative coaching
Coaching is a space where you can bring any challenges or struggles you're having (particularly to do with things like mindset, motivation and beliefs) and we'll discuss how it's holding you back, what you'd like to achieve, and possible ways to help you move forward.
When is coaching useful?
People often find coaching really helpful when they're stuck in a rut, struggling in a job/relationship, feel a bit directionless, overwhelmed or frustrated, or are plagued by a belief they're not good enough, or like something is ‘missing’.
And it's just as valuable when people are already doing well, but want to take certain aspects of their life to the next level.
How does coaching differ from therapy?
Coaching's not like therapy – in that it focuses more on the future than the past. It’s also largely non-advisory. Instead, I'm here to listen, be curious, ask questions, help you to see your situation from a different perspective – as well as offer practical tools and techniques to support change and growth.
A good coach will nurture your untapped potential, while moving you to higher levels of responsibility and accountability – sometimes beyond your comfort zone – to help you reach your goals.
My role as a coach
As a coach, I’m trained to listen, observe, and help you to explore and understand the barriers that keep you from living the life you want. I’ll also help you to identify and eliminate those pesky ‘blind spots’ – the places where we might see things from a distorted or unhealthy perspective – and suggest improvements to take you beyond them.
"The mind works best when it can hear itself, work through its mental clutter, notice any distortions or inconsistencies, and speak its deepest hopes, fears, dreams and goals out loud."
An end to feeling 'stuck'
Many of us have times where we feel 'stuck' somehow. Coaching can help us find more focus and greater clarity – along with the motivation to move forward again.
Finding your purpose
Coaching helps us find clarity for the direction of our lives, through exploring things like purpose, identity, values and beliefs. Once we can visualise how we'd like our lives to be, it then helps us make it a reality.
Building confidence and motivation
Coaching gives you the tools and techniques to help develop your confidence and drive. The aim is to help you challenge limiting beliefs, boost your self-esteem, and motivate you to take action.
Feeling more alive and in balance
Balance coaching is designed to create more flow and better alignment, and help you regain control of your life. Whether it's work, family or lifestyle-related, coaching helps you to make powerful life choices and select the experiences you want most, for a life well lived.
Tackling a negative inner voice
Our 'self-talk' can be a critical factor in making life easier or more difficult. Coaching helps us recognise the stories we typically tell ourselves about our lives and the world around us, and learn some handy tools to move beyond them.
Breaking old habits/creating new ones
Bad habits can be tough to break – but if you're ready to replace them with better ones, coaching offers powerful ways to help you feel empowered and motivated enough to make real changes in your life.
Help with big life changes
Whether it's a break-up, a bereavement, or the start of a new job, when life gets tough, coaching can help carry you into smoother waters, while giving you tools and insights to help you adapt.
Face fears and embrace vulnerability
Coaching is a great place to explore the deepest fears and limiting beliefs that hold us back, and understand where they come from. Once we can face our fears and learn from them, we can move forward with greater resilience to defeat fear, anxiety, overwhelm and burnout.
Matt is a wonderful coach. Engaging and always fully engaged, I found sessions to be relaxed, yet very meaningful. Matt's deep perception really helped me to unpick my thoughts and extract what was going on underneath. I always felt safe, supported and in good hands, and would strongly recommend Matt as a coach.