"Perhaps the most important thing we bring to another person is the silence in us. Not the sort of silence that is filled with unspoken criticism or hard withdrawal; the sort of silence that is a place of refuge, of rest, of acceptance of someone as they are. We are all hungry for this other silence. It is hard to find. In its presence we can remember something beyond the moment, a strength on which to build a life. Silence is a place of great power and healing."
Rachel Naomi Remen
Silence - as a place to find rest, and to gather strength to build - plays a vital part in my coaching. I believe strongly that in our fast-paced, information-rich, 24/7 world, many people do not need more input from their coach. Instead they yearn for a place where they are guaranteed the opportunity to reflect, regroup, examine their feelings, rebuild confidence, reconnect with their priorities, and make sense of what’s been going on around them before they take further action.
Based on an attitude of genuine non-judgement and real interest in the client’s - rather than my - agenda, a coaching session with me provides clients with the conditions to obtain real clarity for themselves about key issues. To connect head, heart and gut and so access their own inner wisdom.
It’s not an approach that suits everyone, however; it can require considerable courage to examine what you really think. But if this sounds like something that would work for you, please do get in touch for an exploratory conversation.
“My three coaching sessions with you were the best thing I’ve ever done. It was a real awakening.”
Jackie Sullivan, General Manager,
Women’s’ Health and Children’s services,
University College London Hospitals NHS Trust
“Anne is a leader in her field and a rare being. She combines a razor-sharp mind and intellectual rigour with great warmth and humour, giving people the courage to take their thinking to new levels and create exceptional results. Generous with her time and her knowledge, she also has a can-do attitude which is just the stimulus I need at times.”
Charlotte Baker, Founder, OutThere HQ
The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled’