I began coaching my own clients 6 years ago, but my experience of life coaching began when I was a young adult. Throughout my teens I suffered with depression which then led to me developing an eating disorder in my early 20’s. I needed to find outside support to help me move forwards and after many years of different types of counselling and therapy my final and successful support came from a life coach. This was a major turning point and through learning a number of tools and techniques, I was able to make the steps I needed to take to get to a healthier place in my life.
I am fortunate that my own experience is something I can share with my own clients to help them overcome their struggles.
I believe that coaching can help every individual and often clients come to me after trying other therapies which haven’t worked for them. Through my one on one sessions I use various tools and techniques, from NLP to acceptance and commitment therapies, adapting them in line with each person’s individual needs.
“Everything in life teaches us a lesson – you just have to be willing to learn.”
I love that breakthrough moment when a client discovers what has been blocking them from making progress. Seeing someone take a step further towards their goals is so rewarding for me as a coach.
Through the BHappy Project, I am able to share my knowledge and passion for self-development with the people who need it most. My aim is to create space for attendees to share their story and to help them unlock what has been stopping them from having the courage to reach their goals as well as equipping them with the “life tools” they need to stay on track and live in a more mindful, connected way.
Read more from Jude at her life coaching website.