When I initially signed up for the coaching, it was with a view to trying to leave law for good and build a business that gave me a good income. However, I had just overcome a period of depression so severe it required hospital treatment. I had little self-confidence which is unsurprising as I had left an abusive relationship two years ago. Needless to say, I felt miles away from my goals and had no motivation.
We set goals for the business in the first session, with Gemma encouraging me to think of ways that I could easily build my readership. However, I found myself resisting the goals I had set myself when we talked through what had not worked in the second session, I decided to work on the self-care habits that would keep me well and build healthy foundations. Gemma helped me set goals for my personal finances such as setting a proper budget and not relying on credit, achieving a better work life balance and improving my work and personal environment. I found that the fortnightly calls gave me a sense of accountability as I am naturally target driven. I found Gemma was very encouraging and helped me see how well I was doing. If there were any issues, we talked through them in a constructive and kind way that helped me accept responsibility for mistakes, but view them from a loving perspective rather than beating myself up for a ‘failure’.
Over the weeks, my self-care goals became healthy habits and I am now happier and healthier than ever. I even found myself falling in love with my legal career again as my sense of purpose and confidence returned and my colleagues and management team have noticed the difference! I started taking care of myself and recently have set myself various ‘big’ goals for 2017 which I believe will enrich my life and I am genuinely excited about. All this has happened over a matter of weeks!
When we think of personal coaching, we often envisage a process that is exclusively used by high flying professionals and entrepreneurs. However, we all need guidance and support to become the best and happiest versions of ourselves. With that in mind, the coaching process exceeded my expectations and I wholeheartedly recommend Gemma and Delphinium Coaching to anyone looking to make positive changes in their lives.