Before coaching I had a lack of confidence about my abilities in and out of school as well being reluctant to offer my opinion, or answer questions in class. In addition to this, I had no plans or focus with regards to my future plans (post secondary school).
At first I was apprehensive about starting the coaching sessions, as I was didn’t know how it would work or what I would be doing. However, Katie told me a lot about herself in the first session which made me feel more at ease and allowed me to express my concerns as time went on. We did many activities, such as creating a focus board which allowed me to map out my future starting right from my A-Levels, up until how a degree could help me with my ambitions in 20 years time (even if living in New York with a Mercedes G-Wagon may be slightly unrealistic). Now having a goal in mind I was able to motivate myself to continue studying. To aid this, Katie also shared some motivational tips with me, such as giving myself rewards after certain amounts of study time and printing photographs to create visual inspiration to accompany my vision board. I believe that the techniques shown to me allowed me to not only motivate myself, but it also gave me the self-belief I needed during the exam period.
Four months later I have received my A-Level results and have secured a place at university, something that didn’t quite seem possible when applying. I’m very excited, rather than nervous and I’m positive that it is due to our sessions. I now feel a lot more confident about myself and more able to verbally communicate with other people when I get to university.
I would definitely recommend life coaching to anybody who feels uncertain about their future as Katie is able to help navigate you towards your aspirations and help you achieve your goals. Coaching is a safe and enjoyable experience that will help improve your confidence, as well as undoubtedly focus you.