Hey & welcome lovelies!
I'm Poppy and I'm a certified life coach. I'm truly passionate about coaching and the benefits it brings.
I've personally gained so much from coaching and I know my clients have too (check out my testimonials tab).
So who do I coach? I coach people who feel stuck where they are right now. I coach people who resonate with one or three (!) of the following statements:
I'm stuck and unsure about decisions I face
I've hit a stumbling block in my career and feel that it's on pause
my key relationships feel flat and uninspiring or on a rinse, repeat cycle
I don't know how to take those next life steps
I can't move on from a situation
I've hit decision fatigue because there's so much I want to change and I don't know where to start…
I feel anxious about what I should be doing but I'm not doing it
I can't remember when I last felt confident and don't know how to change this
I feel blocked and like I'm just going through the motions
I don't know how to feel joy anymore
If you connected to any of these statements, tell me about it! I want to hear about what's going on in your world that's keeping you where you are right now. Because it's daunting at first, not knowing where to start to bring in change, never mind how to!
But together we'll talk it through. I will ask you questions, I will deeply listen, I will reflect back to you and I will challenge you. I'll do all of this gently but I will be holding you accountable. Because I don't want you to be stuck. I want to work with you and get you moving forward, taking one steady step at a time towards your goals.
So what did I do that led me to coaching? Well, I got an English degree from a London university so let's just say I've read a lot of books. I then spent a few years working in different capacities in different industries (selling books, managing spaces and peoples expectations). Luckily I enjoyed much of what I did, but after a year or two, when there wasn't anymore to learn about the role or it didn't challenge me, or if I had to mask my sensitive, empathetic soul, then I would start feeling disconnected. So yes, I know all about that stuck feeling.
In 2020 the company I then worked for sold, gifting me redundancy. I took this time to train as a life coach via Animas, who are accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and Association for Coaching (AC). It was one of the best decisions I've made!
So, believe me when I say I know change is not always comfortable, but I also know staying stuck in a space you've outgrown is far more uncomfortable.
Now, so you can suss me out a little more, I'll share a bit of my personality with you via a mini q&a:
Despite loving reading and moving home to make space for my books, I don't have a favourite one. How is this possible? Well, how can I choose one? Just one? That's impossible! But I've recommended some coaching style books in my blog, so take a peak if you fancy it!
Do you collect anything?
Err, I've got a collection of royal tea tins. Does this make me an avid royalist? No. I inherited my grannies Charles and Di wedding tea tin and felt the need to give it some friends! I didn't want it to be lonely. I appreciate this might make me sound strange and that's okay. What will make me sound stranger is my random collection of limited edition Marmite jars. I have no excuse for them, they were just too pretty to recycle.
Cats or dogs?
Equally love and respect them! But deer are my favourite. When I see them in the flesh I want to give them hugs but never would because they're wild (let wild things be free!), fast, and may have ticks. But seeing them is magical and fills me with absolute joy.
Yoga or running?
Yoga as it's strengthening, lengthening and meditative. I love all the heart opening positions - you've got to let the light in where you can lovelies! And I know running is good for the heart but I only run for animals and small humans!