Every client we work with is treated with the same high level of professionalism and confidentiality. We know that confidentiality is of the utmost importance but we also know that people love to hear about success stories and, just as important, our clients love to share the difference our coaching has made in their lives. So, with their express permission, here are some of our clients’ stories.
Rachel, Babybird Blankets
Rachel was building a business designing and making beautiful blankets for babies and children and in 2014 she entered a local small business competition. She knew she had a great product but struggled with the idea of standing up and talking about herself and her business to a crowd of people, all of whom she felt knew far more about everything than she did. Together we worked on her pitch and her confidence, looking at what other people saw in her and why her ideas deserved to be recognised. Rachel had a habit of undervaluing herself – it’s only me, anyone could do it was her mantra. Over the course of a few sessions she started to change that view. On the night, she delivered a fantastic pitch and won the award. Since then her business has gone from strength to strength. ‘Jackie lets me talk rubbish and get things off my chest. She gives me inspiration and ideas in ways to do things I would never have thought of. She has always believed in me and what I’m doing and her encouragement is invaluable.’
Rebecca is a member of a networking group but hated standing up and doing her monthly minute elevator pitch. She felt that everyone would be looking at her and judging her and she would tremble with nerves. Rebecca came in for a coaching session to see if she could boost her confidence and feel more comfortable, soon afterwards she did a great monthly minute and people commented on how well she had done. ‘I just wanted to say thank you for your seeing me on Wednesday, I actually did not really know what to expect from a coaching session and you just simplified a subject that I’ve got myself worked up about and as a result I’m feeling more at ease following our session.’