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I would like to put down on paper my gratitude for the help and assistance you have given me over these past weeks. My confidence has improved immensely and the time spent specifically on interview technique proved vital and, almost certainly, was pivotal in my securing a new job. I would happily recommend your services to family and friends alike and look forward to continuing contact with you to move on into the future. Again, many thanks,



I just wanted to say thank you for all the support you have given me and my family. Since losing Dad we have been through a difficult time and you have been there supporting all the way through.



I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for your support, guidance and wise thoughts that you have shared with me at this difficult time in my life. You have given me so much confidence in myself and given me back some self-esteem that I was badly missing.

By talking to you it has helped me clarify many issues and make priorities to be able to move forward in a constructive and meaningful way. Even if I knew the answer you were excellent in facilitating my ideas, enabling me to make the right decisions for me at that time.









Coaching can be used in all areas of our lives to create improvements. It teaches new skills, improves coping mechanisms and gives the us more control of ourselves and our lives.

Who is coaching for?

Anyone and everyone who wants to change and improve something in themselves or their lives.There is no upper age limit or particular type of person that coaching can help. Please dont worry how 'important' your problem is, or not - if its important to you it's important to us.


The areas that I offer coaching for are:


 - Life/Personal

 - Relationships/Marriage

 - Separation and Divorce. Family

 - Parents and Parenting Plans

 - Executive

 - SME/Business/Teams

 - Sports


Some interesting definitions of Coaching:


  • “Unlocking a person’s potential to maximize their own performance.  It is helping them to learn rather than teaching them” (Whitmore 2003)

  • “A collaborative, solution focused, result-orientated and systematic process in which the coach facilitates the enhancement of work performance, life experience, self-directed learning and person growth of the coachee”  (Grant 1999, basic definition also referred to by the Association for Coaching, 2005)

  • “A professional partnership between a qualified coach and an individual or team that supports the achievement of extra-ordinary results, based on goals set by the individual or team“ (ICF, 2005)

  • “The art of facilitating the performance, learning and development of another” (Downey, 2003)

  • “Coaching is directly concerned with the immediate improvement of performance and development of skills by a form of tutoring or instruction”  (Parsloe, 1995)

  • “Coaching psychology is for enhancing well-being and performance in personal life and work domains underpinned by models of coaching grounded in established adult and child learning or psychological approaches” (Special Group of Coaching Psychologists, part of the British Psychological Society)

  • “Coaching is about developing a person’s skills and knowledge so that their job performance improves, hopefully leading to the achievement of organisational objectives. It targets high performance and improvement at work, although it may also have an impact on an individual’s private life. It usually lasts for a short period and focuses on specific skills and goals.” (CIPD 2009)

  • “Psychological skills and methods are employed in a one-on-one relationship to help someone become a more effective manager or leader. These skills are typically applied to a specific present-moment work-related issues….in a way that enable this client to incorporate them into his or her permanent management or leadership repertoire” (Peltier 2010)

  • [Co-active] coaching is “a powerful alliance designed to forward and enhance a life-long process of human learning, effectiveness and fulfilment”  Whitworth et al (2007)

  • “Coaching is about enabling individuals to make conscious decisions and empowering them to become leaders in their own lives” (Wise 2010).


I work with clients from  Hampshire, Wiltshire,  Dorset,  The New Forest and all along the M3 corridor  I also have clients from further afield who visit or who I work with by telephone, Skype, Facetime and email.


Please call Better Life Coaching on 023 8081 2758 or email:


and we can discuss how I can help you.

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