”The specific challenges that I wanted to address were around how I viewed my financial situation and also building my confidence in respect of my writing.
It’s a cliché but true, the coaching process is powerful because it is simple, it strips things back to an empirical level. As I worked with Nami in identifying my values I was intrigued, then excited, and that has stayed with me. I can’t wait to get to work on whatever we have identified during the session.
Nami is clearly interested, he has great listening skills, he’s patient, compassionate, encouraging and supportive. He has great imagination and a way of reflecting the best of you right back so you can see your own possibility. Powerful stuff!
I reached my target of saving / making an extra month’s salary this year in just over three months. For me this was the proof, it took almost no effort, was entirely painless and was so immediate, including getting grants within a week of applying. It’s like there’s this abundance, just a big pile of goodness that I can grab handfuls of, and everyone wins. I have also created and published a blog via which I share my stories and writings. But even better than either of these, and which underpins them both, is finally enrolling to do a degree aged almost 50… Getting an A for my first assignments gave me further proof that I can do whatever I have a will to do. That alone stands as testament to the power of effective coaching.
The improvements in other areas of my life are significant, and all stem from having greater confidence in myself. I discuss things more freely, share my opinions, talk to strangers, try new things, get things done, ask for help/ support/ extensions of time. I speak up. I no longer settle.
I’m inspired to get started on the next stage as soon as the session ends and for me, the act of writing a thing calls forth its manifestation; it galvanises me to get started, to be proactive. I have been given a key and I know that only good things lie behind the doors it fits.
I am quite transformed. I am definitely happier, I get centred more easily, I’m able to identify niggles of resistance and acknowledge them which in turn helps me to overcome them. I understand myself much better, especially in terms of what happens when and why I procrastinate. I am able to give myself permission to do (or not do) something and accept my justification or reasoning. I trust myself better. I have faith in myself: that’s the greatest gain of all. I feel empowered, capable, resourceful and worth knowing.
If there was ever a choice between buying another pair of shoes or a coaching session with Nami, I would invest in the coaching session, because the effects are much more long-lasting, much more satisfying! What a tagline that could be – Nami: even better than more shoes!!”