What Clients Say – Personal Coaching

“I started working with Elaine shortly after I had a big promotion at work. At the time I was lacking in confidence and unsure where to start with the sea of problems I saw before me. 

Working with Elaine has helped me to get underneath the issues I perceived on the surface to understand how my own beliefs and character traits are at risk of holding me back. As a result, I’ve changed some bad habits I should have ditched years ago, and acquired some good habits that are going to take me far in the future. 

Elaine’s supportive coaching style has also been rubbing off on me.  I’m now a more empowering manager and feel confident about giving my staff the freedom to work towards an agreed goal. I am prioritising better at work and dealing with issues more effectively, I have a better work-life balance and my team feel trusted and more in control of their own work. 

Working with Elaine has made the difference between sinking and thriving and I would wholeheartedly recommend it to anybody.” – Caroline S, Senior Civil Servant

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 “I met Elaine at a Retreat on Cultivating Emotional Balance and immediately noticed what a special, precious, & beautiful human she is. I felt blessed to be with this wonderful, powerful woman and learnt so much from her already then.

We started coaching when I was feeling lost. I was going through difficult times. As a graduate I was outside the safe harbors of family and school for the first time.

Looking back, working with Elaine has been one of the greatest investments I have ever made. She challenges me, encourages me, and gives me the tools instead of just the answers. I had been struggling with decision making – it would paralyze me. Elaine has a brilliant mind and heart. With her compassion, love, and care I am now able to see more clearly & choose what is best for me.

We are working strategically for my highest goals & aspirations and becoming my best self. I am no longer feeding the thoughts & habits that are not serving me, rather cultivating my dream garden. Through our coaching I am becoming a warrior & liberating myself.

I am eternally grateful to Elaine for her powerful, joyful, loving, kind, disciplined mentorship, teaching me how to become an independent adult and bringing calmness, clarity, & strength to my life.”  – Ekin B, artist

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“Having completed a phase of work with you as my professional development coach, it is a good time to reflect on the experience. Firstly I have thoroughly enjoyed the ease and rapport that we established right from the outset, a sense that I could share anything with you and it would be heard with kindness and respect, that alone is an invaluable gift and a conduit for powerful facilitation.

Listening however is just the beginning of what you have contributed to my growth arc this year. Your comments are always insightful and perceptive, grounded in an uncompromising honesty, a powerful presence yet always done without overpowering my inner voice – amazing!

At times it has felt like you have held up an undistorted mirror and had the ability to just hold it until I have seen and said what needed to be seen and said. This facilitated so many breakthroughs and ‘aha’ moments all of which released energy and motivation to move forward so I want to thank you for that too.

After all that, I think what clinches the amazing progress that you have helped me make is the fearlessness with which you have inspired me to then look forwards. You have been patient with my baby steps whilst cheerleading and egging on the big leaps! Throughout it all, your gentle wisdom and encouragement have nurtured my self-belief and seen me achieve things that I would only have dreamt of.” – Sushma S, Entrepreneur, Author and Teacher

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“Not only have you helped me professionally, but personally too. Looking back over my notes from all our sessions makes me think that I have come a long way in quite a short space of time. I still feel nervous but the the notions and ideas that you have given me all just make so much sense and I do feel I can handle situations in a different manner now.

So how did I make this happen? How did I get to this stage? Because I realised that the change could only come from myself and opportunities like the one I was being offered to work with you was something that I would regret if I did not take it.

This is what I would like to say about your coaching:

Working with Elaine is something that can only change you for the better. And I say “with” as it’s the operative word. As you progress on your coaching, you know that you are not alone. You truly feel that you are with someone that can relate to your own insecurities or fears, who can and will make you realise that you are completely normal and that it is ok to feel the way that you do.

The strategies that Elaine uses to help you think and act on your situation are brilliant and I can honestly say that working with Elaine has had a massive impact on me both personally and professionally. Thank you just doesn’t quite cover it!” – Charlotte R, Alumni Relations Manager

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When I went to see Elaine, I was confused, apprehensive and distraught. After 45 minutes, I was smiling, I saw opportunities everywhere and I had a clear vision of my own potential. I particularly liked your bright and caring personality, your efficiency with time, and how you catered to my special circumstances. I now feel armed to the teeth with the tools to explore the unknown and the confidence to face the world, no matter what happens.” – Michael A, MBA Student

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“The coaching world is very fortunate to have someone like Elaine. She is a great listener and really cares about the people she coaches. I have never met someone so genuine, knowledgeable and enthusiastic as she is. We were lucky to have Elaine come to our school as part of our career coaching curriculum. I still remember – after many months – the things that she told me, and I will always probably look at things differently from now on because of how she taught me to view the world. Thanks, Elaine!” – Cecilia M, MBA student

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“Elaine combines insight, energy, a wide-ranging tool kit, professionalism and warmth to catalyse change, solutions and increased self–awareness. She encourages both exploration and action, intuition and precision – a rare and potent combination that comes from a wonderfully joyous and caring personality.” – James B, Entrepreneur and Musician