"I started off coaching with one, simple goal: find a new job which I love. But as the sessions went on, it became clear that what I really wanted to do was find contentment and fulfillment in myself. So nearly a year on with the new job acquired, we've developed a coaching dynamic around new exciting goals and self-discovery. Sophie's consummate skill and professionalism in the coaching environment means she has helped me traverse the difficult, often avoided conversations with a deft, reassuring skill. The sessions leave me feeling energised and unburdened in equal measure, with a clarity of thought and a purposefulness about what to do next. Her approach is methodical but not sterile making it easy to build rapport with her. I wholeheartedly recommend her coaching services to anyone looking to begin a fruitful journey of self-discovery."
Simon, Partnerships Manager at TikTok
I started working with Sophie as I was planning my return to work as a primary school teacher after an 18 month sabbatical in order to be the main carer for our two young children, during which time I had also left my previous employment. It was suggested to me by my wife and I thought I'd do it as I had the time and nothing to lose from doing it. I thought my case was pretty straight forward and in my heart of hearts wasn't sure what some coaching would do for me, other than help me decide if I should go back full time or part time. What actually took place over the next three months was a number of discussions and exercises that helped rekindle my passion for teaching, my desire to lead, as well as develop me as a better person. I now have a better idea of the kind of person I am that helps me personally and professionally, and feel more confident in going for goals and ambitions that had previously been muted or that I had discounted for myself. As a person who is quite (very) closed, and struggles to talk about emotions, Sophie was excellent at understanding my viewpoints and where I was coming from, and helped me feel comfortable talking about things I hadn't previously been comfortable doing. All in all, I can only recommend her in the strongest terms possible.
Dave, Primary School Teacher
I worked with Sophie over a six-month period. I first contacted her as I was feeling 'stuck' in many areas of my life and unsure of the best way to move things forward. Sophie gently helped me to explore how I was feeling and also to articulate my hopes and dreams. She helped me to think about what I really wanted to prioritise and six months on I can honestly say that the impact of our conversations is bearing real fruit. I am far happier and more fulfilled and have a clearer sense of direction about the future. Sophie is lovely to work with - truly empathetic and understanding with real expertise.
Catherine, Charity Executive
I would highly recommend Sophie to anyone looking for a practical, empathetic and highly skilled coach. I initially had a free taster session with Sophie and found it so beneficial and thought-provoking that I booked six sessions of 1:1 coaching. Sophie is a great listener, always skilfully probing and asking the right questions. She has helped me understand my priorities and how one area of my life can interact with another. She has also given me clarity on setting goals and then creating a plan to achieve them so that progress is tangible and real. I wouldn’t hesitate in doing further coaching sessions in the future and would thoroughly recommend for anyone to have coaching with Sophie.
Chris, Senior Pursuit Coach at PwC
I have really enjoyed my coaching sessions with Sophie; after a year in lockdown, working from home, I was struggling, feeling unmotivated and lacking in energy. Sophie worked with me to help me to understand what I really love and value about my job and why I was feeling the way I was. We also identified some areas that I wanted to improve including confidence and Sophie had some excellent exercises to help me work through that. The sessions were always relaxed and enjoyable, and never pressured. Sophie has a great skill in bringing out your inner thoughts and feelings, and I feel like I understand myself a lot better now.
Katie, Charity Director
I reached out to Sophie at a time when I felt very lost about the work I wanted to do and struggling with motivation and energy to think through my next steps. Sophie helped to shape my thinking through a series of exercises aimed at understanding my values, goals and strengths, which enabled me to really get to the bottom of what I wanted out of work and life. Most importantly she helped me to get comfortable with understanding my own needs, blocking out societal expectations and following my gut! Her non-judgmental but incisive approach helped me to feel completely comfortable but left me feeling energised and with a new sense of direction after each session, and I'm very grateful for the support she provided me with!
Chloe, Civil Service
I began life coaching sessions after a bereavement and I just felt lost and really demotivated. I didn’t know what my goals were and what I was missing in life. Doing sessions with Sophie and the exercises we did together, put everything into perspective. I decided to change my job role, which has impacted massively on my quality of life. I was able to decide on my goals and what's important to me. This has really motivated me and now I am excited about the future. Thank you Sophie.
Katie, Nurse in the NHS
I reached out to Sophie as I was in desperate need of some external and objective support and guidance after becoming some confused with advice from friends, family, books, podcasts, websites and so on. I felt like I was suffocating or drowning with so much information! Sophie explained the difference between the fortnightly sessions and the Discovery Day and that she’d be willing to try a taster day first with fortnightly coaching thereafter as additional support if needed. I had gotten myself into quite an anxious place and am naturally a “do-er” (some would say incredibly impatient!) and as such I opted for the Discovery Day so that I could really get under the skin of what was truly important to me relatively quickly. Sophie sent me homework to complete which was a great baseline to begin our session as well. During the session itself Sophie adapted her style and approach to suit my comfort levels and it was so rewarding to come away with a few “the penny has dropped” moments. However, most importantly, after reflecting a month or so later, the biggest change was the noise had lifted from my mind and in its absence I had been able to move forward without giving it a seconds thought and for that I am truly grateful!
Sophie, Manager at Lloyds
"I would highly recommend Sophie to anyone looking for a practical, thoughtful and insightful coach. Sophie was absolutely fantastic in encouraging me to look at my work and home-life from a new perspective, including using a range of great exercises which helped me come to conclusions I would not have reached otherwise. Experiencing a lot of change in my professional life, and handling the strange flux of pandemic life, I really valued being able to touch base with Sophie in our coaching sessions and to air out some of my more anxious thoughts and feel more open to change and more aware of my own ability to take control of some of the external factors causing this anxiety. Sophie is an extremely reassuring and positive coach, and I really appreciated her helping me to stay focused in our sessions and to do the work in coming to my own conclusions."
Freya, Campaigns Officer at The Children's Society
"I was feeling slightly apprehensive about finally asking myself some tough questions but Sophie’s approach instantly put me at ease. Her ability to really listen and interpret what you say to probe in a supportive and constructive way meant I began to understand the root causes in a way I hadn’t before. On the back of Sophie’s help I made some small changes which have had a much wider impact on my overall well-being. Highly recommend Sophie to anyone needing a nudge or a shove!"
Becca, Place Reviewer at Care Quality Commission
"I found my sessions with Sophie useful and motivating. It was valuable to have her reflect and distil my thoughts and feelings about my career and its trajectory; my thinking about that part of my life had become quite tangled and confused, and Sophie helped me to unpick that and to identify some actions to pursue that felt achievable and made me feel ‘on track’. She is a brilliant listener and always understood my sometimes garbled responses to the exercises that we went through, helping me to take something prescient from every one. I enjoyed some of the more lateral approaches that we took as they made me think differently about some things that I was previously failing to see my way through."