A Journey that Changed a Life

At the end of last year I started working with a client to support her with resolving challenges she was facing at work and how she was feeling about herself, life and her career in general. At the end of her 6-session programme she sent me this email. She has documented her experience in her own words. They are so powerful that I wanted to share it with you.

The power of reflection

“Dear Lucy,

I started the process feeling confused, unhappy, stressed, stuck in a rut that I didn’t know how to get out of. I also felt unhappy and frustrated with work. I knew that coaching was about helping me find clarity, answers and giving me a direction to move in. I remember thinking ‘that is just not possible, I don’t have the answers anywhere in my brain, my mind just doesn’t work like that and I’m not confident in my decision making – hopefully Lucy will just tell me what I should do’. My biggest fear at the start of the six sessions was getting to the end and feeling no clearer or happier.

What I realised over the first few sessions was that I always kept myself busy, I was always looking for the next thing- the grass is always greener, I didn’t ever having the feeling of being content and satisfied. I always had a ‘to do’ list which was often unrealistic and just made me stressed and when I didn’t tick everything off my list I always dwelled on what I hadn’t achieved. I learnt that this is down to my confidence, a feeling of not being good enough and comparing myself too much to others. Looking at the labels I gave myself was really powerful and emotional process, not until I saw them written down could I start to understand, re-write or process them. It took a while, at first reading the labels made me upset but now I have earnt to appreciate my strengths. I can also see some of my perceived weaknesses are also my strengths, and other labels are unfounded criticisms that I have put on myself. At the end of session three I felt in a much stronger place mentally, calmer, content, happy and relaxed in myself. I felt some key things had been unlocked and I understood myself better.

Session four felt like a new phase and made me wobble again, still not feeling happy about work and not knowing how to move forward with this but I was able to put this into perspective and acknowledge why I was feeling like this. For me the breakthrough was the “career timeline” exercise, I couldn’t see how looking back at jobs would help me move forward, but it did. It really gave me clarity of what I like, didn’t like, what was important and gave me satisfaction, it also highlighted what was currently missing. Saying the words “I’ve thought about being a midwife” out loud during this session was quite a big step, just hearing the reassurance from you made me cry (as I did a lot!) but also started me believing that anything is possible, it made me excited, positive and gave me hope. I wrote in my journal after that session ‘this session was a game changer’.

Session six, felt emotional, I didn’t want it to end. I couldn’t believe how far I had come, I have found it emotional and tough but have really enjoyed the self-reflection with the guidance and reassurance from you, always making me believe I could do something. As much as I didn’t want the sessions to end I did feel ready and strong enough to move on. 

There is still some way to go but I feel I understand myself and now have some tools to help me deal with things better. I cannot begin to thank you enough for what you have helped me achieve, it really is quite unbelievable, you have literally changed my life for the better.”

It was such a pleasure to work with her and facilitate her journey. I am incredibly proud of what she has achieved. I believe whole-heartedly that the person who has the challenge/problem also holds the answer and solutions.

How you can start your journey

My job is to help clients make sense of their thoughts and feelings. We work together to identify the steps to moving forward so they are no longer stuck. Instead they are inspired and motivated. It is a journey and it is life changing.

If you would like to get in touch and chat about how we can work together to start your journey call me on 07810 205781 or email me lucy@lucytullochcoaching.co.uk

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A Journey that Changed a Life

At the end of last year I started working with a client to support her with resolving challenges she was facing at work and how she was feeling about herself, life and her career in general. At the end of her 6-session programme she sent me this email. She has documented her experience in her own words. They are so powerful that I wanted to share it with you.

The power of reflection

“Dear Lucy,

I started the process feeling confused, unhappy, stressed, stuck in a rut that I didn’t know how to get out of. I also felt unhappy and frustrated with work. I knew that coaching was about helping me find clarity, answers and giving me a direction to move in. I remember thinking ‘that is just not possible, I don’t have the answers anywhere in my brain, my mind just doesn’t work like that and I’m not confident in my decision making – hopefully Lucy will just tell me what I should do’. My biggest fear at the start of the six sessions was getting to the end and feeling no clearer or happier.

What I realised over the first few sessions was that I always kept myself busy, I was always looking for the next thing- the grass is always greener, I didn’t ever having the feeling of being content and satisfied. I always had a ‘to do’ list which was often unrealistic and just made me stressed and when I didn’t tick everything off my list I always dwelled on what I hadn’t achieved. I learnt that this is down to my confidence, a feeling of not being good enough and comparing myself too much to others. Looking at the labels I gave myself was really powerful and emotional process, not until I saw them written down could I start to understand, re-write or process them. It took a while, at first reading the labels made me upset but now I have earnt to appreciate my strengths. I can also see some of my perceived weaknesses are also my strengths, and other labels are unfounded criticisms that I have put on myself. At the end of session three I felt in a much stronger place mentally, calmer, content, happy and relaxed in myself. I felt some key things had been unlocked and I understood myself better.

Session four felt like a new phase and made me wobble again, still not feeling happy about work and not knowing how to move forward with this but I was able to put this into perspective and acknowledge why I was feeling like this. For me the breakthrough was the “career timeline” exercise, I couldn’t see how looking back at jobs would help me move forward, but it did. It really gave me clarity of what I like, didn’t like, what was important and gave me satisfaction, it also highlighted what was currently missing. Saying the words “I’ve thought about being a midwife” out loud during this session was quite a big step, just hearing the reassurance from you made me cry (as I did a lot!) but also started me believing that anything is possible, it made me excited, positive and gave me hope. I wrote in my journal after that session ‘this session was a game changer’.

Session six, felt emotional, I didn’t want it to end. I couldn’t believe how far I had come, I have found it emotional and tough but have really enjoyed the self-reflection with the guidance and reassurance from you, always making me believe I could do something. As much as I didn’t want the sessions to end I did feel ready and strong enough to move on. 

There is still some way to go but I feel I understand myself and now have some tools to help me deal with things better. I cannot begin to thank you enough for what you have helped me achieve, it really is quite unbelievable, you have literally changed my life for the better.”

It was such a pleasure to work with her and facilitate her journey. I am incredibly proud of what she has achieved. I believe whole-heartedly that the person who has the challenge/problem also holds the answer and solutions.

How you can start your journey

My job is to help clients make sense of their thoughts and feelings. We work together to identify the steps to moving forward so they are no longer stuck. Instead they are inspired and motivated. It is a journey and it is life changing.

If you would like to get in touch and chat about how we can work together to start your journey call me on 07810 205781 or email me lucy@lucytullochcoaching.co.uk

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KB - Deputy Head Teacher and Educational Consultant

2019-06-24T13:20:17+00:00

KB - Deputy Head Teacher and Educational Consultant

"It is clear to me that our half years’ worth of work provided a quantum shift in the way I think, which has helped me understand the values that are important to me so enabling me to understand the route and direction in which I want to take next."
"Lucy’s skills and knowledge, empathy and professionalism have completely won me over. Her ability to get to the heart of blocks and anxieties is almost uncanny"

Eley McAinsh - Writer, Editor, Producer.

2019-06-24T13:15:32+00:00

Eley McAinsh - Writer, Editor, Producer.

"Lucy’s skills and knowledge, empathy and professionalism have completely won me over. Her ability to get to the heart of blocks and anxieties is almost uncanny"
"I would highly recommend Lucy to anyone who feels that they need to make a change of some sort, whether externally or simply their own feelings about a situation."

Emma - Marketing Manager

2019-06-24T13:09:11+00:00

Emma - Marketing Manager

"I would highly recommend Lucy to anyone who feels that they need to make a change of some sort, whether externally or simply their own feelings about a situation."
"I found it very helpful to be listened too and for my thought processes to be valued for what they were, which supported me in having the confidence to take on alternative ways of thinking or doing things."

Sophy - Teacher

2019-06-24T13:04:42+00:00

Sophy - Teacher

"I found it very helpful to be listened too and for my thought processes to be valued for what they were, which supported me in having the confidence to take on alternative ways of thinking or doing things."
“Lucy Tulloch is extremely perceptive and insightful. She can hold and unite a group while including each different individual and noticing where each person might develop and grow. She is warm and fun. I would totally recommend her as a coach, she is in the right job!”

JA - Digital Marketeer

2019-06-07T11:41:40+00:00

JA - Digital Marketeer

“Lucy Tulloch is extremely perceptive and insightful. She can hold and unite a group while including each different individual and noticing where each person might develop and grow. She is warm and fun. I would totally recommend her as a coach, she is in the right job!”
"She has enabled me to bring my level of awareness to the forefront and reminded me of the mechanisms I can use to deal with general concerns and worry. Lucy's coaching has enabled me to feel much more positive and confident about the future direction of my life."

Maxima - Specialist Online Business Retailer

2019-06-24T13:10:17+00:00

Maxima - Specialist Online Business Retailer

"She has enabled me to bring my level of awareness to the forefront and reminded me of the mechanisms I can use to deal with general concerns and worry. Lucy's coaching has enabled me to feel much more positive and confident about the future direction of my life."
"This has been a brand-new experience for me and I found it very insightful and useful, in how I need to tackle things I have put off and addressing changes I need to make."

Sales Consultant, Holiday Architects, Cheltenham

2019-06-24T13:12:34+00:00

Sales Consultant, Holiday Architects, Cheltenham

"This has been a brand-new experience for me and I found it very insightful and useful, in how I need to tackle things I have put off and addressing changes I need to make."
"Lucy was already known to me and I have always found her to be professional, approachable and a great listener.  My experience of using Lucy as a coach has reinforced that opinion but has also shown me how naturally Lucy put me at ease."

M.T, Oxfordshire

2019-06-24T13:13:49+00:00

M.T, Oxfordshire

"Lucy was already known to me and I have always found her to be professional, approachable and a great listener.  My experience of using Lucy as a coach has reinforced that opinion but has also shown me how naturally Lucy put me at ease."
"Lucy has the insight to ask probing questions and get at the heart of the problem, at the same time maintaining the right balance of encouraging, listening and understanding. As a result, she has empowered me to make choices that align with my values and I will continue with the practices to stay attuned to what matters most to me in the present moment."

KB - Deputy Head Teacher and Educational Consultant

2019-06-24T13:19:30+00:00

KB - Deputy Head Teacher and Educational Consultant

"Lucy has the insight to ask probing questions and get at the heart of the problem, at the same time maintaining the right balance of encouraging, listening and understanding. As a result, she has empowered me to make choices that align with my values and I will continue with the practices to stay attuned to what matters most to me in the present moment."
"By posing the question 'Do we have any evidence to support this theory' I am able to tackle dilemmas more rationally rather than form an assumption based on speculation."

Sophy - Teacher

2019-06-24T13:02:37+00:00

Sophy - Teacher

"By posing the question 'Do we have any evidence to support this theory' I am able to tackle dilemmas more rationally rather than form an assumption based on speculation."
"Lucy and I worked through what was important to me professionally and personally and she helped me to see everything more clearly and, most importantly, to feel that I was in control of the situation."

Emma - Marketing Manager

2019-06-24T13:08:31+00:00

Emma - Marketing Manager

"Lucy and I worked through what was important to me professionally and personally and she helped me to see everything more clearly and, most importantly, to feel that I was in control of the situation."
"Honest discussions and motivational chats were highly beneficial and I can guarantee that I will be using what I learnt from Lucy throughout the rest of my career."

KB - Deputy Head Teacher and Educational Consultant

2019-06-24T13:18:46+00:00

KB - Deputy Head Teacher and Educational Consultant

"Honest discussions and motivational chats were highly beneficial and I can guarantee that I will be using what I learnt from Lucy throughout the rest of my career."
"Lucy has helped me on so many levels to change the way I think and therefore to approach things in a different way. Thank you Lucy. I have learned many life lessons that will support me in all manner of situations in the future."

Sophy - Teacher

2019-06-24T13:06:29+00:00

Sophy - Teacher

"Lucy has helped me on so many levels to change the way I think and therefore to approach things in a different way. Thank you Lucy. I have learned many life lessons that will support me in all manner of situations in the future."
"I was thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Lucy as my coach as I already knew her to be professional, insightful, logical and completely non-judgmental."

Emma - Marketing Manager

2019-06-24T13:07:49+00:00

Emma - Marketing Manager

"I was thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Lucy as my coach as I already knew her to be professional, insightful, logical and completely non-judgmental."

 

A SELECTION OF LUCY’S CLIENTS

A SELECTION OF LUCY’S CLIENTS