Change can be deeply unsettling but you don’t have to face it on your own
ü The very thought of retirement can feel very scary. You might imagine your days stretching endlessly before you or perhaps you’re feeling lost or afraid that you will no longer be useful.
It But it doesn’t have to be like that. I know it can feel like this is the end of life as you’ve known it but, actually, this is just the beginning. Do you realise that this next stage could be – if you let it – the birth of a brand new life with more opportunities that you can possibly imagine?
r Work with me if you want to feel alive, fulfilled and purposeful.
I can help when
o you’re facing change, for example retirement or divorce after many years
o you’re facing tough choices and decisions
o you want to improve your relationships
o you want to become truly self-empowered
What can life coaching do for me at this stage in my life?
Life coaching can enable you to:
o Recognise that the quality of your thoughts determines the quality of your life and relationships
o Introduce you to your Critical Inner Dialogue and to the tools and resources to manage it
o Introduce you to your Inner Champion
o Learn new tools and resources to create the next stage in your life, one that is rewarding and meaningful
o Develop satisfying relationships with yourself and others
o Identify the knowledge, skills, experience and wisdom you set aside in your corporate role
o Helps you deal with the stress and anxiety of your new circumstances
My journey to becoming The Life Enhancing Coach
I had been trying to understand for a long time why my life and relationships felt so unloving, unrewarding and empty, why people treated me the way they did (taking me for granted, ignoring me and my needs and often treating me carelessly) and, what was even more important, why I allowed it! I kept telling myself “there must be another way!” but I didn’t know what that ‘other way’ was. That’s when I met the man who became my life coach.
One of the first things he said to me was: “When YOU change, your whole life will change!”
Our work became a journey that took me through a process of identifying my many masks, the ones I presented to the world to make people like and accept me, perhaps even love me. It was a journey towards becoming authentic, an experience so profound that I feel compelled to share it with you.
As a result, I identified the steps that led me to create the life I live today – doing work I’m passionate about and having relationships that are open-hearted, loving, supportive and generous. Eventually I codified those insights into a powerful new model – ‘The 10 Life Enhancing Principles’ (LEP™). These principles not only inform my own life but my coaching, workshops, talks and writing as well. I have finally realised that there is indeed another way to live and that my model addresses those very issues.
It was that experience that compelled me to become a life coach, a speaker and a writer so that I may share what I learned.
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“Thank you so much for your help over the last few months. When I started working with you I was personally and business wise at a very low ebb. I was not sure what to expect when I met you for a free consultation and now, three months later, I don’t know how you did it but I now have complete clarity of what I want from life and how to achieve it! I have worked with mentors and with business coaches in the past but you have been able to combine both roles. I would describe you as a Samaritan, Friend and Mentor. We have had some deep discussions and throughout you have been non-judgmental yet firm when required to keep me on course to achieve the goals we agreed. With your help I have been able to close the door on two very stressful and worrying years, and I have regained my momentum to get on with and enjoy life. Thanks for being in my corner.” Roger, Owner and Business Development Director
“Dear Sue, I would like to thank you for the strong support you provided me this past year. Your understanding and ability to focus me coupled with a good sense of humour ensured that our sessions were fruitful. The goals set at the beginning have nearly all been achieved and the added value of being able to discuss openly my ideas with someone with no axe to grind was of immense value to me. I would recommend your services to anyone looking to make changes in both their personal life as well as business. Many thanks.” John G, Managing Director
“Sue, you had the insight and tools to turn my thinking about my 20 year marriage around completely. When I came to you I was convinced that I was fundamentally flawed as a person and only complete change in my character would make me acceptable to others, including my wife. I told you I had to believe this in order to help me. You listened patiently to all my outpourings and problems then gently led me to the truth – that, like everyone, I am a mixture of good and bad but that the good far outweighs the bad! Your gentle guidance liberated me to leave home and embark on the greatest years of my life so far (I am 63) and to find renewed joy in living which is priceless and the greatest gift you could have given me. No amount of money would be enough to pay for what your skills have brought about, Sue! With love and grateful thanks,” David Lewitt
“Dear Sue, Where to start? It’s been a year now that I’ve worked with you and I would never believe a year ago the changes I’ve made and the things I’ve done.” Suzanne H
“…Sue helps me realise my true potential in life as a Step Mum, wife and, of course, business woman. She seems to be able to unravel my mind and set me on clear paths to success of a different kind. Success for my family is very different from success for my business. She is tough. Sue does not allow you to hide in a corner; she challenges your deepest thoughts and she helps you find your purpose in life.” Jane J
December 6th, 2013 - By Sue Plumtree
Do you feel frustrated and resentful because people so rarely meet your expectations when it comes to standards of behaviour or service?
I really feel for you. It can be absolutely infuriating. You make your feelings absolutely clear: “this is totally unacceptable!”, you say angrily. But what’s worse is that, though you tell them again and again, nothing changes.
There’s only one way to change another person: by changing the way you engage with them. That means that, when you react and respond to them differently from the way you always have, they will have two choices: to change the way they deal with you or leave.
I was recently Read more
December 5th, 2013 - By Sue Plumtree
I was brought up to always be friendly, agreeable, charming and cheerful. My parents believed that would make people like me, and people liking me was, they believed, crucial to my very survival.
I grew up, got married and, for most of my adult life I developed a variety of friendships of varying degrees of social ‘appropriateness’ and superficiality.
I worked really hard at these relationships. As had been drummed into me, I did everything I could to get people to like me. One of the ways I did that was to pretend to feel one thing when I actually felt another such
as sad, angry, frustrated or resentful – feelings I would Read more