Finding a new role you love – Emma Brown’s Journey
“Coaching has had a huge impact on my life, I was completely stuck and felt I had no option to change that fact. I was in a job that I thought I needed to keep committing to, even though it was affecting my life outside of work very badly. I knew I should leave, however, I didn’t know how to go about that or even what I should be leaving to! Coaching helped me realise that I was allowed and could move on to the next thing. I’m now three months in to a different job and the difference it has made to me, both personally and professionally, has been wonderful.
I was a little concerned that I wouldn’t be able to give coaching the headspace I know it would need and if that meant I wasn’t going to get a lot out of it. However, I met with Maggie every few months which meant I could fit it in to my schedule, but I also felt those breaks between gave me time to reflect. In the end I really looked forward to our sessions, because it made me assess where I was against where I knew I wanted to be.
I was a little nervous about setting goals to begin with, because even I didn’t know what I wanted! Maggie was brilliant (and patient!) at getting me to write a goal down, we spent a lot of time doing exercises to try and get to the bottom of what I wanted to achieve. The goal posts also changed along the way and Maggie always made me feel that this way okay and not something to be concerned about.
Maggie is an incredibly warm and approachable person, I never felt uncomfortable discussing things with her, even when they were quite difficult subjects. She was very patient and I always felt she listened to me fully, when she echoed what I had said back to me she was always spot on. She was always full of exercises that we could do together in order to tease out answers, this made the sessions really enjoyable and I often found myself learning things about myself I didn’t realise in the beginning! Maggie is also really accommodating and was happy to meet me in places that suited my needs.
I can’t really put a price on what Maggie helped me achieve – but she was great value for money. I’m astounded looking at where I am now, compared to when Maggie and I first started working together. It was well worth the money and the time in order to achieve my goal of finding a new role.”
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