For the last five years, I have juggled work, maternity leave and the primary care of two small children. Time in and out of work had left me feeling lost and inadequate both at work and at home, regardless of the role I had. Around a year ago, I realised that my behaviour and preconceived ideas about achievement and fulfilment were limiting my ability to feel proud and confident of my own achievements and my ability to make decisions. It took me a long time to decide to meet with Vanessa for coaching. I am really thankful that I did. Her support and advice has had an impact on so many aspects of my life, many unexpectedly. It was evident within a few short phone calls that Vanessa understood where I was coming from and the issues that were contributing the greatest weight. Once we met in person, Vanessa took the time to listen and was brilliant at helping me to identify the underlying contributors to my concerns, with practical long-term strategies to help me keep the most important things at the front of my mind.
Vanessa created a safe, trusting environment that allowed me to be more vulnerable than I had expected. She has a great ability to explore concepts in depth and safely challenge preconceived ideas. I have been able to use the strategies Vanessa has shared with me every day. I find they are applicable at work and in my relationships. The more I use them, the more I continue to grow.
Life seems easier since the coaching sessions with Vanessa. I have learnt a lot about myself, how I interact with others and how I can confidently contribute to the great things around me, making them even greater.