What kind of coach?
Whether you call me a life, wellbeing or happiness coach, my role is to facilitate your growth, using the same principles that have made The Happiness Course so successful. After all, who doesn’t want to be happy, find success, experience healthy relationships and discover a sense of purpose and meaning? This is not counselling; rather it helps to re-set priorities in life and find ways of reaching the goals that you establish yourself.
What kind of struggles?
Grappling with pressure is a part of life in Britain today…
- Stress affects one in five of the working population and is the biggest cause of sickness in the UK.
- Stress, anxiety, depression and loneliness are being described as ‘epidemics’.
- Eight million people in England currently live alone, a number set to rise.
- The welfare state, designed to improve material wellbeing, cannot respond to the lack of social contact and support in our day.
What kind of answers?
In many contexts today, much emphasis is placed on acquiring skills: interpersonal, management, financial, etc. But although developing skills is important, there is a deeper level to life than this – not so much “What can I do better?” as “What or who can I become?”
This has more to do with my growth as a person than my achievements as a worker – my character more than my skills. Research shows that people at ease with themselves achieve more anyway, and that being centred and purposeful leads to a fulfilled life..
Nearly all of us grapple with similar kinds of questions in our lives. Here are some of them:
- How can I be happy?
- What does success look like in my life?
- How can I grow healthy relationships?
- What is my life about anyway?
- How can I change?
By unpacking these key questions, and applying them to your own life, my aim in coaching is to help you discover answers in each arena. I don’t provide you with ready-made answers, but I will assist you in finding them for yourself!
 “Taking Companies & Individuals from distress to de-stress”, Stress Management Society, http://www.stress.org.uk/Stress-at-work.aspx
 “Sinking and Swimming: Understanding Britain’s unmet needs” (The Young Foundation, 2009)
 “The How of Happiness”, Sonja Lyubomirsky (Sphere, 2007), p 25-26