I truly love my job
How many people can say that? That’s because weird and wonderful stuff happens to me every week and I never know what I’m going to get. So this week, I Skyped a snail. Shrek magically shaped a very interesting coaching session about the importance of boundaries. His magic was so awesome, that he then came to coaching and met Smiley. If that sparks your curiosity, then you might want to go behind the scenes to read about more Magical Coaching Moments with my little clients.
Summer Club is in full swing. Here are two mini Summer Clubbers (above) from one of the 175 families taking part. Apparently, these two were having such a good time that they were fighting over the keyboard!
In other news: my very clever friend, Diana Jordan, published her book: ‘Dealing with Divorce. A guide for parents who want to stay out of court and save their money and sanity.’ I have to say I love her approach because above all, she makes children the priority. People underestimate the end of a family. Well the end of anything really. I hate goodbyes. Have you ready my latest blog post about separation anxiety?
Moving along to another Diana: ‘Diana:Her Fashion Story’ was how I spent my day off with my lovely friend Julia (the one who built my website). I sobbed into a box of tissues watching William and Harry on the TV the other night talking fondly of the legacy she has left. Did you see it? You can follow me on Instagram if you want to keep up with that kind of thing:-)
I want to create change
I loved Diana. Apart from her obvious magic (and she was a Princess), she changed our monarchy. I wish I could have met her. I am hugely inspired by her kindness and compassion. The way she could connect with anybody and put them at ease. Her energy was transformational; rounding off the edges of the Royals and leaving her mark on the world. I want to create change. Not at that level, but by helping one child at a time.
I want to help children who struggle
I really really care about that because I grew up not knowing how to deal with this stuff – it would feel like a total waste if I didn’t share the love! I really do want to watch them shine. So, that’s why I’ve created something new and different for the return to school.
A Back to School Confidence Coaching Call. It’s £29.99 (until 7th August) and I think for children who struggle with transitions and who aren’t big fans of school, it will be the boost they need. It’s 60 minutes of Smiley and comes with a motivational download and a workbook.
I know it seems very early to be thinking about school (6 weeks to be precise) and I’m sure you have way more exciting stuff to be doing right now, but you know what happens if you put it off? It will creep up on you like a muffin top on your skinnies when you aren’t looking.
When it comes to our mental health, prevention is better than cure. We need to start before we are ready.
Wouldn’t you love to pick them up on their first day and hear that it went well?
Coaching is the gift that keeps on giving
This week a Mum wrote to me to tell me how her son was doing one year after coaching has finished. My heart literally jumped for joy knowing that my little client – Elliot was able to find his way. He was very nervous when he came to coaching and would often have intrusive thoughts which went around on a loop keeping him awake at night.
He was an absolute pleasure to coach with a really cheeky sense of humour which we used to switch up the energy when the worries got too big.
Have a read and see if it doesn’t make you feel the same.