"You cannot solve a problem with the same thinking that got you there.”
Albert Einstein (paraphrased. That guy knew what he was about.)
Through 1-2-1 life coaching, I help head-led people connect with heart and gut to stop second-guessing themselves. I support them to blend intellect, emotion and intuition, to understand who they really are and what they really want. The result? You can finally move forward.
Does this sound familiar?
Once upon a time, you felt powerful. In flow. Connected to the person within you that explores, creates, has adventures and feels alive. But you've lost touch with that person. You can't remember the last time you met up with them.
You've spent your whole life following a particular path — using your intellect, charisma, drive and personality to get what you want, whether that was travelling the globe, growing your own business, rising to the top of the company chain or falling in love and building a beautiful family.
To the outside world, you always seem to be winning.
If only you could believe that. But something just feels out of whack.
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over to some of my incredible clients...
"The thing that I love about working with Victoria is her ability to get to the root of the problem so quickly. There are things that I've spent years trying to understand, and within one session she's identified a key part of the puzzle that moves me heaps closer to a resolution."
"The questions Victoria delivers are timed perfectly to reveal things about myself that are often beyond my perception but essential to my success. She has enabled me to uncover truths about myself that are now being nurtured as strengths."
"[Coaching with Victoria was] powerful and thought provoking, it made me think like I've never thought before! It's helped me realise that I am in control of everything."
"I thought I needed some help gaining clarity and direction in my career but as it turned out coaching was a journey of self discovery, finding answers to questions I didn't even know to ask! Victoria was great, no session was like the last and they kept changing to draw out the real core of my feelings, help me acknowledge them and then let them go allowing me to move on!"
"At first I was skeptical about coaching, yet curious. As it turns out, my skepticism was just a cover for fear, fear of being vulnerable and fear of what I’d find out. It’s been a truly phenomenal experience. When I started working with Victoria I was asking lots of questions like who am I, what are my values etc. In her presence, I became fully myself. By saying who I am, I could start to live like that too."
"Victoria has had a significant impact on how I perceive myself and interact with others. I trust completely that she has a clear understanding of my goals and will support me in realising them. I can honestly say the hour I spend with Victoria each fortnight adds more focus and clarity to my life than anything else I do."
WHAT I GET UP TO (AS UNFILTERED AS I DARE)
Alongside my 12+ years in the corporate world, I am a fully qualified life coach with >200 hours experience, having trained at the world's leading transformational coach training school. I also work regularly with https://sanctus.io/, an organisation working to reduce the stigma around mental wellbeing
Latest blog posts
I've been trying to understand why I feel so wound up over the last few weeks. I mean LITERALLY wound up - tightness in my back, neck, hands, jaw, and a low-grade headache almost constantly behind my eyebrows. I'm filled with plans, ideas, frenetic energy, ambition, excitement, and yet there's almost always this slight fog over my mind, stopping me from relaxing into the focused flow that comes when I do my best work.
I've wanted to write this post for a very long time. It's sat, swirling like a gentle whirlpool in the back of my mind and in the centre of my heart. I've spoken about it in safe spaces such as reflection sessions with my beloved fellow Sanctus coaches, spaces where I'm not consumed by the fear of judgment or the worry of alienating other people. It makes me feel guilty, superstitious, and strangely ashamed. And it is this - I found having a newborn baby easy, joyful and relaxing.
Two weeks ago, my business partner, Felicity, and I had a necessary, supportive and courageous conversation. It was also, for me at least, deeply uncomfortable. And the subject was 'contribution'.
One place we unfailingly visit every time we're in NYC is the Strand bookstore in Union Square. Many of you will know it — a magical treasure trove of wonder and escapism (minus the crowds). Last Christmas, we were wandering around the Strand in silence, perfectly content to spend hour upon hour sheltering from the biting cold.
When I was young, about 7 or 8, Sunday night was the most bittersweet time of the week, and the space in our living room behind the far sofa was my favourite place in the house. Against the wall on the right hand side was a writing bureau that Mum and Dad had bought at an antique shop (at least that was the story we were told, knowing my mother I suspect she picked it up at a charity shop for £1.75).