Deborah Reeds coaches those who are preparing to transition into Self Employment, and those who are already their own boss but are struggling with some aspects of creating a rewarding, profitable business and the lifestyle they truly desire.
I led a very conventional suburban life working as an internal Human Resource Consultant in a bank before getting into Management Consultancy and then becoming Self Employed at the age of 30. Part of my strategy in becoming a Self Employed consultant was to be able to attend personal development workshops and training as I had a feeling there was something more for me and I was concerned with finding my life purpose.
One of the courses I attended was the Mastery of Self Expression. Although I seemed to express very little over the weekend, the tears flowed and I realised how safe I had been keeping myself. Gradually I learned what it was to experience my feelings rather than suppress them and I began to think about less conventional adventures I might want to have.
Later that year I set off for Australia, my first bit of independent travel. After a negative experience in my first year of University, I hadn’t really traveled further and this trip was truly liberating for me. A few years later I had trained as a teacher of English as a foreign language and set off to Asia. I traveled the region and taught in Hong Kong, China and Thailand.
I was still on my quest to find my life purpose and, whilst on a meditation retreat in Bali, it came to me that I am a teacher. I learn and then I teach. This has been the case throughout my life- from teaching dance as a teenager to internal training courses and management development workshops and then English. Finding ways to explain complex issues and guiding people through their learning comes very naturally to me. As my main interest was in life and I had had some positive coaching experiences from CoachU-trained coaches in the UK, I decided to train with them.
I began practising in Bangkok and set up Soul Sanook Life Coaching Ltd. working mainly with ex-pats from Europe, America and elsewhere in Asia. Bangkok has a strong business community where I become known and my practice thrived.
The years flew by and I returned to the UK in 2009. Whilst I enjoyed being nearer my mother and the ease of living where all is familiar, it has also taken some time for me to put down some roots and develop my coaching here. This has been helped by living in the wonderfully creative community of St Leonards on Sea. Many of the photos I use are of our wonderful seascape.
Whilst continuing to coach International clients on all areas of life and work, I have developed specific resources for those transitioning into Self Employment and those developing their businesses. I am deepening my own understanding of how life works through understanding the Three Principles revealed by Sydney Banks and taught by Michael Neill
~ I work along side you, asking questions and making observations. I can support and encourage but only you can take the action needed for your next step.
~ I help you more fully access your inner resources, your creativity and wisdom and align your head and your heart to be, do and have all you desire. This will enable the transformation you make to be deep and lasting.
~ I believe we are often our worst critics and tend not to fully acknowledge our own progress. I will champion your achievements and celebrate your uniqueness. I will also reflect back when your actions will not take you towards your desired outcome.
~ I bring to coaching sessions traditional business understanding (from my Business Studies degree and professional qualifications in Marketing and Human Resources) together with up-to-date information on internet marketing and business automation and practical, hands-on experience.
~ I ensure we consider all aspects of your life - personal, professional and spiritual as all are related.
~ My life doesn't look perfect! I have approaches to life, developing businesses, relationships, getting things done, moving through emotions and expressing myself and I can encourage you to find ways that work for you too. I believe life's ups and downs are part of our human adventure.
~ I have experienced times of loss, confusion, hopelessness and frustration, as well as passion, feeling in the flow and being completely in love. I am now nurturing a different relationship with thoughts and feelings and finding that makes all the difference.
During this 30 minute coaching call, we will explore your current situation, decide if coaching is right for you and agree the best way forward.
We focus on clarity and inspiration, acceptance and celebration of the progress you've made to date and identifying the best way to collaborate.
Click on the link above and you will be taken to my on-line diary to book a convenient time for the call.
I write a blog most weeks exploring different aspects of Self Employment. Click here to access all the past articles and videos. Enjoy! And don’t forget to show me the ones you like and leave me your comments!