Individuals – Power Hour
Helping you with that one thing
Whatever stage of your return to work you’re at – in the lead up to or in those first few months back, the odd challenge is likely to come up.
A Power Hour is for you if generally everything is running smoothly but there’s just one specific issue that you know you need to address. In this one-off coaching session we’ll get straight to tackling whatever is going on for you right now so you can leave with some actions to take to move you forward.
The Power Hour is for you if are struggling with one specific thing, such as:
★ You’re dreading leaving your baby when you return to work.
★ You have a tricky conversation coming up that you’re feeling worried about.
★ You lack confidence speaking up in meetings and you know it’s holding you back.
★ You never manage to find any time for YOU anymore among everything else.
right for you and your family.
This Power Hour can help you:
★ Face the one thing that is troubling you most about your return to work whether it’s coming up or you’re already back at work.
★ Work through how you feel about being apart from your baby while you’re at work.
★ Prepare for and get the best out of a challenging conversation that’s coming up.
★ Communicate in meetings with confidence and in a way that feels true to you.
★ Return to work feeling engaged and motivated.
★ Work out how you can carve time out for you so you can recharge and be the best you.
Frequently Asked Questions
I’ve put together some of the most commonly asked questions I receive to give you more information about coaching and You Beyond Baby.
Coaching involves a single or series of forward-looking conversations in which the coach and client work in partnership with the aim of the client gaining an understanding of and maximising their full potential.
As a Coach I believe you have the answers you are looking for inside you already. However, it may require some challenging questions, observations and re-evaluating to untangle assumptions and beliefs that you may have about yourself or your situation in order to unlock those answers and find your path for personal transformation.
My role as a Coach is not to advise or teach you but to listen, guide, challenge and encourage you to think about the beliefs, values and assumptions that you have of yourself and your life.
As your Coach I will provide a safe, objective and non-judgmental space for you to be honest and open with yourself and gain greater self-awareness and new learning. With these new insights you are empowering yourself to make the best decisions for you moving forward.
Each coaching session will last approximately one hour.
If you have booked a package I generally advise having a session every 2-3 weeks as this gives you some time to work on any actions you have set yourself but maintains the momentum towards your goals.
Returning to work after maternity leave and the months following it can be really challenging. There is so much going on during that time and it can have such an impact on your confidence, how you feel about leaving your baby, your career goals, your own identity etc.
I think it’s something that we don’t really talk enough about and there could be a lot more support around so that women can return to work feeling confident and ready for the next phase. And this is what I’m trying to provide through You Beyond Baby.
Yes, organisations can book coaching with me for employees. If this is something you would like to do or think your company would be interested in please ask the relevant person to send me an email at email@example.com to discuss further and for me to provide a quote.
No, I’m afraid not. Power Hours are great for tackling that one specific thing that is on your mind but for deeper, more transformational and long-lasting change either my Back to Work or Reset packages are the best option.
I have a Diploma in Professional Coaching Practice which is an International Coaching Federation (ICF) accredited qualification. I follow the Code of Ethics set out by the ICF.
I am also a Mental Health First Aider.
Before becoming a Coach I worked in HR and completed my CIPD Level 7.
There are several differences between coaching and therapy and it’s really important to understand them and work out which is most suitable for you at a particular time. Some of the key differences are:
- Coaching focuses on the present and the future. The past may come up and you may discuss how that has contributed to the present but you won’t dwell on the detail or try to heal what has happened in a coaching session. Whereas in therapy, you are likely to analyse the past to understand how it has shaped the present and address what has happened in order to move forward.
- Coaching is action orientated.
- Coaches are not trained to diagnose or treat mental illness whereas therapists are.
- Coaching is more likely to have a closed-end or have a set, fewer number of sessions whereas therapy is more likely to be open-ended or longer term.
- Being true to myself – this is a value which is hugely important to me. By really understanding what being true to yourself looks and feels like it can be a great guide in decision making and how you go about things. When I’ve made decisions that turned out either not to work out or down the line I regretted, I know the majority of the time they came from me not being true to myself. If you are in tune with how it feels to be true to yourself and how it feels not to be true to yourself it is an amazingly liberating feeling. It doesn’t mean everything is easy, but it means you can feel comfortable and confident with your approach, how you are treating others and the decisions you are making.
- Integrity – being honest and upholding strong moral principles is fundamental to me and my business. I will only work with clients if I genuinely believe they will benefit from the service I offer following a discovery call and throughout the time of our coaching journey.
- Commitment – I commit to continuing my own personal and professional development so I can be the best coach I can be for myself and for my clients. I am committed to each client I work with and partnering them on their journey. I also ask for commitment from my clients.