The coaching relationship with Charmaine turned out to be an absolute delight. From the beginning I was looking for someone who you could have a frank and open discussion about leadership development as I was feeling I had hit a ‘brick wall’ in terms of further progression.
Charmaine has instilled a belief in me that I am ready for the next stage in school leadership. The relationship was one of deep thinking discussion, good humour, direct questioning, facing honest truths and developing pathways. The atmosphere was always positive and I left the sessions with a spring in my step.
- P Stevens.
Nottingham Coaching Centre-Our Philosophy and Approach
Lifeflowbalance life coaching and leadership development coaching, works with you on what is difficult for you in your life, your group, business or team, as it is, right now.
The Core Benefits of working with us:
Gain the clarity of focus you need to succeed with personal, business or organisational change and improvement goals
Make use of a safe environment in which self-limiting assumptions and core beliefs, that are a barrier to development and improvement, can be challenged and reframed to drive transformation
Gain from the insights that come from a systemic coaching approach to one to one, team, and group coaching and consultancy.
I know what it is like to make big and painful transitions through life. I successfully navigated the journey from a fulfilling career in education, of 29 year's duration, to the role of consultant and professional coach. I was an acting headteacher when my own ill-health coincided with the need to attend to a terminally ill close relation. I was no longer able to balance the demands a rewarding but stressful job, which required a daily two hour commute, with my personal needs and family responsibilities. I decided to leave.
The decision to leave what had been my vocation was a difficult one; even more difficult was managing the fear that I would not be able to find new employment that would give me the same sense of purpose and meaning which, for me is at the heart of experiencing flow and balance in my life. I am at my happiest and most fulfilled when what I do is in full alignment with who I am and what I value.
This was true for me as a leader in large organisations where my core purpose was caring for the young, nurturing their development and the development of the staff for who whom I was also responsible; It was true for me as a mother, daughter, sister and wife; It remains true for me as a coach, no matter who I am coaching and in what context.
Supporting others through personal, professional and organisational growth; through difficulty and challenge, toward transformation, is my new vocation.