To have someone supportive and encouraging to discuss and bounce ideas off is invaluable, especially at a time when you are going through major changes. I am so happy that I decided to work with Andrea as a life coach, it has been of great benefit in making important decisions that I know will change the course of my life. Andrea’s equanimity and calm approach to our sessions was great for me. I also appreciate that I am left-brain thinker and can be a bit all over the place and I very much appreciate your willingness to embrace the style of coaching that worked for me. We worked through the list of issues that I had identified very organically - it never felt like there was a checklist to work through, but somehow you always kept me on track. I want to express my thanks for your patience and calm and professional approach to giving feedback and encouragement. I am delighted I got the opportunity to work with you and wish you every success in your coaching career. Siobhan Cooney
It enabled me to start my own personal projects and set realistic and achievable goals.
It also enabled me to realise what baggage I was carrying with expectations of myself and let it go as I realised I didn’t have to achieve everything all the time. I was able to space out my goals over a period of time and not have to achieve them yesterday.
Your listening skills which enabled you to tease out ideas with the information that I provided and use your experience to ask questions for me to obtain the answers through my own cognitive process.
Your positivity and guidance with suggestions and observations without telling me what to do but letting come to my own conclusions organically. Your warmth and honesty enabled me to build trust and feel like I was in a safe and non-judgmental space in which to share.
I went in with an open mind trying not to have expectations. The sessions enabled me to voice out loud ideas that had been in my head for a long time and to write them down and take action.
Some were achieved and some were not. I realized that my desire to achieve some of them was there, whereas I was also able to realise that some of the goals I set I didn’t really have the desire I thought I had to achieve them.
This was a great learning experience about the expectations I had of myself to achieve all the goals whereas letting go some of them was acceptable too and these may be achieved further down the line if I so desire.
Andrea was a great coach to have, he allowed me the space to explore my own thoughts and ideas while always being able to guide the conversation into positive areas. This all adds up to being able to explore ideas while giving you the confidence to see these ideas through.
It was a great way for me to have a different perspective, and how I might best approach the upcoming months.
A calming influence, with carefully suggested paths to take in the conversation.