When Hanna approached me about coaching I was happy to give it a trial - I know and understand the concept of coaching and in the past have benefitted greatly from coaches with larger than life characters that have worked on goals and breaking them down with how to get there. Hanna is a lovely lady but at the first meeting I will admit to being initially skeptical about her approach, she encouraged me to look at all options to a difficulty I was having at the time - the obvious, the unachievable and the outright bizarre.
My initial reaction was well why, I cannot do that and so to write it down is a waste of time, I am naturally a rigid thinker and having decided on a course of action will generally but my all into making it happen. I could see the most logical path and so I wanted to explore and make it happen. Hanna encouraged me to try it her way for 20 minutes - to explore the weird and bizarre options that frankly I would never of even thought of without that conversation never mind considered their merit.
However from this exercise I was encouraged to think about all options and this raised ideas that whilst not feasible themselves did have merit and I was able to use sections of them in order to get from point a to b in a more timely and cost efficient manner. As it turns out the most logical route was not the one that I chose to take and I am glad to have spent that time out of the organisation working on the organisation in order to really change how I approached the problem. I have now had 5 sessions with Hanna and every time I come away with a different perspective and I find myself challenging the way I have always approached things in order to look at all options available to me before making a decision.
For anyone who thinks that coaching isn’t for them, who is considering coaching or who has worked successfully with a coach before I would say give Hanna a try and see what a difference she can help you make
Michelle, CEO, Little Miracles
The coaching session took place in a safe and friendly atmosphere and I felt like I could trust Hanna immediately. During the session and on the basis of my identified short- and long-term needs, I set up a goal of shortening my working hours and other operational goals for my business, with a deadline.
Clarifying my objectives and prioritising them made me take quick actions I had been struggling with and procrastinating about for months, such as signing up for a diploma course to enhance my qualifications and offering as a makeup artist and purchasing an appropriate and best-value for money insurance for my business.
To summarise the impact of the session, it helped me put things in the right order and get on with my actions!
Monika, Mona Visage
Coaching is something that is new to me and I had never stopped to consider what it is, what is does and the associated benefits. I rarely ask for help so when the opportunity came of a coaching session, I have to be honest by saying I was somewhat skeptical of any perceived benefits it may offer.
Hanna coached me on an issue I am currently facing. We conducted in the session outside in the fresh air in a natural environment and this straightaway put me at ease and was conducive to opening up and talking about the things that mattered to me. During the session, Hanna asked simple but direct and poignant questions which really made me think. There was no pressure to answer the questions or time limit to answer them within. I could simply reflect internally on what she’d asked.
Hanna didn’t judge me on the answers I’d given but a handful of simple questions caused a thought process which I reflected upon for days to come. The session didn’t end with the face-to-face conversation as Hanna gave prompts to achieving my goals for days to come.
The overall impact of the session has caused me to take steps in changing the way I do things.
I was sceptical at first but after a couple of sessions, I could see and feel the benefits that Hannah could bring out in me. Hannah’s coaching is insightful, intuitive, wise and methodical. She believes in you when you do not. Coaching can be empowering. Instead of wishing that my life was different, or that I was different, I can act to change it instead. I can grant my own wishes! I expect more of myself now, because I know I am capable of it. I would recommend coaching to anyone. I’ve learned methods of thinking and acting that now help me to approach my problems constructively.
Thank you Hannah.
Sylwia, Transport for London
Hanna has a natural ability to combine an engaging and relaxed personal style with a focussed method of questioning. The Coaching session I had with Hanna not only was inspiring but also very helpful and productive, enabling me to understand my strengths and prioritise the challenges I was facing at a crucial moment of my career. I wholeheartedly recommend Hanna as a Coach as her style is enlightening and scratches beneath the surface in a safe and appealing way.
Monica, Learning & Development, Imperial College London
The Total Focus workshop made me reflect on my current status, and to establish and commit to achievable goals. The approach was supportive and challenging without being intrusive or judgemental, which I think was key. I have since made real progress and my only wish would be that I had done it earlier!
H. De Belder, General Manager, PizzaExpress
The session helped me outline how to structure my days efficiently and by doing so it helped release stress. I found that the questions Hanna had asked me were very direct and got down to the core of what I needed to work on and that helped me schedule my daily lifestyle in a positive way. I am very grateful for the session and have been lucky to have been able to attend. Tammy N.