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Experienced Dr Martha Beck Certified Coach and trained Career Coach. Fully qualified and experienced teacher. Writer.
Life Purpose and Career Coaching
I coach women who are creative. They are prone to introversion and perfectionism.
They were often the ‘good girl’ and want to learn to balance meeting the needs of those they love with doing their great work in the world.
They often find that they have a harsh inner critic that has stopped them from shining as brightly as they are capable of.
They have often achieved great things, but this has come at a personal price and they want to redress that balance, so that they get to enjoy life more.
They are thoughtful, love books and learning and have a real sense of social conscience. Some of them are writers and some are coaches, but every woman that I work with has important creative work to do that expands her potential as she leans into it and trusts herself to do it. Some of them have not figured out what this work is yet.
They are highly capable; but find that they don’t trust enough in their ability and want to build up their level of confidence and self-reliance.
Some of my clients are mothers or care-givers and are looking to build a business or to find work the inspires them, alongside the important caring role that they have in life.
For these women, I offer a one-month long and a three-month long coaching package called ‘What’s Next for Me?’ and I also offer a package called ‘Too Much Stuff – 5 weeks to a bit less stuff and a bit more you.’ I also can offer individually tailored coaching packages depending on your needs. You can find out more on the ‘Work With Me’ page on this site.
I also can offer individually tailored coaching packages depending on your needs. You can find out more on the ‘Work With Me’ page on this site.
I use my Masters with honours in English, my Honours Degree in Creative Writing, teaching experience and coaching and blend them together in a writing coaching package.
This can be for creative writing, writing self-help, writing for your business or for using writing as a creative/self-care practice.
I help with things like:
Making the time to write.
Tapping into your creativity. (a.k.a. what on earth do I write about?)
Structuring your work.
Defining your audience.
Self-belief and self-trust as a writer.
For writers, I offer a six-session coaching package of writing sessions.
Coaching for Students and Young Adults
Life Coaching for A-Level/International Baccalaureate pupils to help with pressures and next choices. (For under 18s these are run as coaching workshops with one parent and child both present)
Life Coaching for university students dealing with issues such as course pressures, exam preparation, self-esteem, self-care, time management, decision-making, next steps and life balance.
Life Coaching for New Graduates – finding their way into work that is right for them, first steps in their career, transition from University to work.
For young adults, students and new graduates I offer a 12 week long coaching package.
All coaching takes place on Skype or phone.
Deborah’s intuitive and gentle style of coaching helps women figure out where they are blocking themselves from what they want and then helps them to move past those blocks.
Deborah trained with and was certified as a life coach by Dr Martha Beck, a best-selling and New York Times featured author. She also has trained as a career coach and is part of a Washington DC based career coaching team in addition to running her own coaching practice.
She is a qualified and experienced teacher. In her writing coaching, she draws on her M.A. (Hons) in English and Philosophy and B.A. (Hons) in Creative writing and Art History.
“Deborah holds a calm and kind space for her clients. She shows up with deep skills and sensitivity. You can trust her completely to guide you as you change your life.”
Susan Grace Beekman, Master Certified Coach, Byron Katie Coach.
Coaching is not a substitute for therapy or medical supervision so if you are not coping with your day to day please get the help that you need.
‘Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.’ Marianne Williamson
‘Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.’ A. A. Milne