Updated: Feb 10, 2020
This is the year to roll out all the stops. To rise to heights previously unimaginable.
2020 is a big year. If your life does not look and feel the way you want it to for the next decade, it is time to make this year the one you make a change.
Yet most people will keep doing the same thing and getting the same results. I know you. You are NOT one of those people.
Over the course of the years, I have seen what an incredible difference it makes to have a structured process to work through as well as the ongoing support and accountability that comes from having a personal coach.
Just as Heather retired from 30 years in the federal government her Dad became unwell so she ended up spending a lot of time looking after him. He had surgeries and other chronic health conditions that meant he needed a great deal of support. Eventually, he needed full time care. Just as he moved into a facility, Heather realized that her first few years of retirement had gone by in a flash and she had had no time at all to think about what she wanted or what a well lived retirement would look like. There were so many options, she felt overwhelmed by the choices and preferred to ignore the problem as she just didn’t know where to start.
Heather is exactly the kind of person that my 1:1 coaching program is made for. I walk you through a proven structured step by step process that helps you get crystal clear on your next steps, take action and come away with a plan that fills you with energy and vitality.
New to coaching? Perhaps you aren’t sure what it looks like. Coaching involves meeting on a regular basis (I use zoom or a videoconferencing application so I can coach people all over the world), grabbing a cup of tea and answering some questions that you likely hadn’t thought of before. It is a supportive relationship – one where you truly have someone in your corner. My role as a coach is to help you figure out what you want and so I listen deeply to you and ask thought proving questions. I might make connections that you hadn’t or reflected things back to you in a way that gained new insights. A client recently remarked “It feels so good to be heard” and “I never said that out loud before – that really helps me get clearer.”
One of the things I love most about coaching is that it is truly designed to tap into your innate wisdom, and draw out your resourcefulness. I don’t tell you what to, I trust you are the expert in your life and you know best what next actions will help you to create the life they desire. Then I provide the support and accountability to help you be successful.
Coaching is different from therapy – it doesn’t concern itself with how you got to where you are, it is more interested in creating a positive change in the future and in moving forward. Therapists ask “why” and coaches ask “what is next”?
My transformational 1:1 coaching program is unique as I combine proven tools and a structured process with my own personal experience. I draw on a wide range of disciplines I have studied over the years including neuroscience, positive psychology, design thinking and coaching to get you from where you are to where you want to be. We start with a detailed Discovery Guide which asks you all sort of questions about what you want to create in your life and we use this as a foundation upon which to build your plan for success.
If you really want 2020 to be different, take the leap and reach out to me for a free consultation to see how coaching can help you take your life to the next level.
Laura Macdougall is a leading authority for senior women leaders in the non-profit and healthcare sectors who are designing their next chapters in life, work and legacy. Direct message her for more information on her coaching or speaking packages.