Creative Business Coaching, Performance Poetry, Comedy – "Nothing is ever out of reach!"
The Golden Wheel Coaching Programmes
In all heroines’ (and heroes’) journeys a wise guide features in the story at key turning points. This is where coaching enters your story. Most of us (including me) have an awful lot to learn. Indeed for some of us (including me) at some stage in our life “Groundhog Day” is far from being a fantasy. We live the same day over and over again; not necessarily because we want to, but because we don’t know how not to. We don’t know how to change.
Here’s the deal: any change starts with us – on the inside – without which steering your business becomes a stressful struggle, a constant challenge and we end up steering ourselves and our businesses in the wrong direction. What’s more, it often involves learning how to let go: of patterns, stories, habits, behaviours, emotions, relationships, pretty much anything you can imagine. And here’s the sweetener: life tells us when we need to change. We may choose to ignore the message, but that’s another matter entirely.
If we’re paying attention, we’ll notice that we feel like this:
When you’re stuck
In a rut
With a belly
Full of jelly
That turns you inside up
Take a drop of joy
These are lines from my poem ‘Shout the Sun’. My prescription’s right there in the last line: ‘a drop of joy’. That’s what I do. I lead you into your creative space.
And we can all lose sight of the bigger picture, become demotivated or find that outside circumstances are impacting upon our business. Here are some of the challeges that occur in your heroine’s – or hero’s – journey:
your vision and branding story lack clarity
you’re in transition after childbirth; life changes; health issues
market changes; expansion; looking at the bigger picture
team building; loss of inspiration and motivation
communications both personal and business in need of a make-over
women’s leadership issues
integrating your spiritual beliefs with your business values
No two people are the same which is why my coaching and mentoring programmes are bespoke. They may have a set formula or process with The Golden Wheel at its heart, but they’re tailored to meet your needs, skill sets, and outcomes.
I offer three ways to be supported through managing change creatively:
VIP Golden Wheel Half Day Intensive
An opportunity to move more swiftly and intensely into discovering greater resources, kick start your move from fear and uncertainty to clarity and your way forward; deal with important business issues and deepening your trust of your self. I only offer this VIP Half Day to two clients a month and is:
“a must for all entrepreneurs who get a little stuck…”
The half day works like this with comfort breaks for refreshments,and where appropriate time with nature’s inspiration. We work together from 9.30am-1.00pm or from 2.00pm-5.30pm.
Reviewing your challenges and where you want to steer to
Relaxing and recharging with visualisations, creative writing
Key actions for the issue: what needs to change
What inner work needs to be done
Making that commitment – your action plan
Then during the following 4 weeks you have access to my coaching with emails and phone (up to 2 hours) and we review your progress with a 2 hour session either in person or by Skype at the end of the 4 weeks.
The Golden Wheel Transition Programme:
We begin by exploring and identifying where you are now, where you want to be, and what’s blocking you. Then in the creative space, without which no new thinking can emerge, together we:
Identify blocks, overcome fear and seek new behaviours
Find clarity for personal and business issues
Tackle any areas where lack of expertise is an issue
Source resilience, self esteem and confidence
Look at the challenges of being a woman in business
Release stress, energise and inspire you
The Transition Programme lasts for 12 sessions, preferably weekly. The eighth usually heralds the arrival of a significant turning point. After we’ve finished whooping and hooraying, we continue to ensure everything is flowing and going well til the completion of your 12 sessions. After that there is the follow up with e-mails and phone calls (2 hours) and then a review session 4 weeks later.
The Golden Wheel Bespoke Coaching
The focus is as much on you as it is on your business. We travel together on this type of journey for as long or as short a time as you need.
We begin with the ‘bigger picture’: an overview of where you are now, what issues you’re experiencing difficulties with – change, isolation, perspective; work/life balance; the purpose and direction of business; are some for instances and then together we source the solutions and actions needed to ensure that you continue to move forward to your chosen destination and continuing profitability.
Bespoke coaching is face-to-face, by e-mail, phone and Skype. Fees are by agreement depending upon the length of the programme and its content.
Free Discovery Session
It’s important for both of us that, right from the very beginning we build rapport – that quality that can be so elusive in the everyday, but is absolutely fundamental in coaching. Also, because we’re going to be travelling together, I like to make sure that we’ve got the basics covered: departure point, arrival point, intervening obstacles. So we begin with a no commitment free Discovery Session during which you experience the coaching and mentoring.
The Creative Space
I’m an in-the-moment woman by nature; also an in-the-moment coach by choice. I genuinely believe that working together in the same physical space facilitates creative change. And when I say ‘physical space’, I don’t just mean the four walls of a room. We’re embarking on a journey together, and the scenery we pass through has a role to play. That’s why we’ll sometimes be in the great outdoors, inviting nature to nourish us as we go. We may follow a few twists and turns, we may even end up a blind alley or two, but I guarantee that we’ll arrive safely – and have fun along the way. My unique coaching process involves the arts: visualisation, creative writing, and poetry are my key ones and been shown to be the swiftest and easiest for opening up your creativity and releasing stress. But I have worked with clients using art, music and dance.
“But if I truly hear you, if I listen and connect with you, you may be able to hear yourself say something which gives you insight.”
Listening is a communication skill that can be learnt. I offer ‘the art of listening’: one of my gifts. Listening is about inhabiting your clients’ landscape and exploring it with you. What your perspective is on the issues and why you behave or believe as you do. My gift of listening has been developed through my years as a writer and stagecraft; as a PR and Business consultant, Holistic Business Trainer and now Coach and Mentor.
We have two ears and one mouth and that’s the ratio I use in listening to my clients and a formula we all need to follow. The Art of Listening is like being a radio – I tune into which ever station my client needs me to listen from for what ever stage they are on in their journey. : I listen to language – the script you use to communicate with; your energy; body language which will reflect the former; help you uncover your inner scripts by which you live by and which contain your beliefs and behaviours. The Art of Listening applies as much to your business as it does to your life. Here I tune into the experience station – think Radio 4! – and delve into my bag of expertise.
The Golden Wheel System & Intuition
My intuition is fine honed from more than 21 years of meditation and personal development. I follow my intuition, wherever it takes us, which together with my experience and The Golden Wheel – an holistic business model, solution source, coaching tool and The Diamond Compass – a guide to balancing your resources - secure in the knowledge that these and the pole star guiding my intuition will always be what’s in the best interests of my clients.
I work with M.D.s of SMEs, creative professionals, entrepreneurs, and executives who seek to manage change creatively.
Call me for an informal chat or to book your free Discovery Session on
07772 464672 or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org