I have now been talking to Penelope for four years.
Her empathic, neutral and perceptive listening and reflection has sustained and guided me through a period of major life decisions and upheaval. I am infinitely grateful.
A friend of mine recommended Penelope at a time where I was unhappy in my career and not sure where my life was heading. After having an initial conversation, I was really taken with her approachable and straightforward style and decided that was exactly what I needed to get me through some sticky decisions. Penelope has really helped me to challenge my own limiting beliefs and gain the confidence to make some major changes in my life and that including resigning from my job and taking a career break – something I’ve wanted to do for a number of years. Her style is very much collaborative, but she isn’t afraid to ask tough questions (tough to me) so that I actually make progress – that is something that has really made the difference. I’m not quite there yet and have some more work to do on my own, but I will have no hesitation in going back to Penelope to get me over the next hurdle! Thanks Penelope.
I had reached a point in my life where I recognised that I needed to make some changes. Penelope skilfully and sensitively unblocked internal thought processes that were holding me back and equipped me to manage their recurrence. I am now able to leave behind that which had served me in the past and to move freely forward to realising a new vision of myself. Having found Penelope through a search on the internet, I leave with profound respect and gratitude.
Penelope has been everything that I hoped for and needed in a coach. She combines incredible skill, wisdom and flexibility with a warmth and humanity that is inspiring. Although I originally thought that I wanted coaching solely with respect to my professional life, our sessions have looked at my relationships, parenting and my sense of myself. Penelope’s holistic approach has supported to me to get to a place where I feel grounded, contented and confident in myself and am able to bring ideas, energy and compassion to others in all areas of my life.
Before I approached Penelope for help, I had spent years deliberating and procrastinating over a house move and/or relocation. I was living what felt like a “half life”, with few friends nearby and in a town I didn’t love. I was unhappy but paralysed by indecision and just didn’t know how to move forward and make a change.Within 6 weeks of first speaking with Penelope my house was on the market, and I had focus and a sense of direction that had been absent for years. Penelope is incredibly perceptive and intuitive; she actively listens and has an enormous talent for getting to the heart of a problem swiftly, effectively and with great empathy. She’s also a lot of fun! I have now happily relocated to Bristol and am loving my new life. I honestly don’t believe this change would have happened without Penelope’s insight, encouragement and support. Penelope challenged me in all the right ways, and life is now looking so much better for having met her!
Penelope has helped me so much to know myself better and regain confidence. With her intuition and capacity to feel what lies beneath my words, she is able to reflect back what I am not conscious of.She is patient and non-judgemental in her approach and her sense of humour adds a lightness of touch.Penelope has a way with words and is perceptive and gently accepting whilst being willing to challenge me when necessary. I love her honesty and clarity. I highly recommend her.
Penelope has been such a supportive and empathetic influence, providing encouragement and guidance in helping me go forward in my life.
I have been wanting to change direction in my career and have spent so long procrastinating, feeling completely stuck in making decisions and paying far too much attention to the negative chatter in my head.
She has an innate ability to observe, listen and understand.
Penelope would challenge my ‘saboteur’, she would mindfully bring me back on track when I’d skirted around a question and she wont let you off the hook! She steers you gently and breaks things down into manageable/achievable bitesize chunks.
I now feel energised and so much more positive about what the future holds.
She’s clearly passionate about wanting to help people achieve the best of themselves. I would wholeheartedly recommend her.
I feel very lucky to have experienced coaching with Penelope. She is incredibly insightful and managed to gently yet powerfully intervene in the stories running rampant in my mind, truly helping me see things differently. I loved her line of questioning and left the session with a clear commitment to a new perspective which, a few weeks after the session, I’m happy to report has completely stuck. If you’re thinking of working with her, I’d say go for it!
I retired from my job in a caring profession with lots of ideas about what I could do next -and promptly stalled! Through a process of attentive listening and thoughtful reflection, Penelope enabled me to identify some issues that were keeping me stuck, and supported me to explore what would give meaning and purpose to this next phase of life. I found her sessions extremely helpful.
Penelope is a fantastic life coach. I came to her at a low ebb, not sure what was wrong. There had been some bereavements, I was always anxious. I said I wanted to write. I’d never spoken to a life coach before, I wondered whether we would fill the sessions.But we did. The conversation is a two way street, it is dynamic and creative; unexpected avenues can be explored. Penelope feeds back what she hears you saying to help you.And at the end, I have changed, I have learned what was blocking me, I am less anxious, I have tools to take me forward, a weight has lifted. And I am writing. So as I said, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Penelope, she has really changed my life for the better. Thank you Penelope
Penny’s coaching has been invaluable to me, it has helped me gain clarity on a number of different issues both personally and in work. Having a neutral person who is able to ask the right questions has enabled me to move forward in some areas that I have previously been ‘stuck’ with. Taking the time every week to be coached has given me a fresh perspective on where I am and would like to be in the future. Thank You!
I have been working on and off for six months with Penelope. Her gentle, perceptive way of suggesting what she hears when I speak has helped me to see possibilities and hope, leading me to a more objective and positive vision of my future. Her support and total engagement has been enormously helpful in my present situation and what looked like dark, total disruption now has lots of chinks of light. Thank you Penelope, also for your unassuming humour and humanity.
Even after the first session with Penelope I felt like I had gained some order and control back in my life. I had just been through a dreadful divorce which had traumatised my two teenagers and myself. Every session with her has been unique and always beneficial for me. We talk about different aspects of my life and difficulties that I might be facing. Penelope has boosted my confidence and helped me to gently tackle one issue at a time.
I have no doubt that the life coaching that I have had with Penelope has boosted my self esteem, helped me to believe in myself and given me the strength and resilience to face the uncertainty in my life. I am looking forward to a new chapter in my life and planning my future. Penelope has helped me to do this.
Penelope engaged me in focusing on what issues I could work on and enabled me to choose the ones that linked together for our sessions. She demonstrates her willingness to be alongside a client while keeping her perspective and within her role. She is warm, she has maturity and is interested in her client and wants them to achieve their goals.
My coaching sessions with Penelope have been eye opening. She is incredible at helping to separate the wheat from the chaff. By razor sharply reflecting my words, she helps me understand how other people hear my thoughts and consequently helps me to take responsibility in articulating my wants and setting my own goals.
From the first session, Penelope carefully guided us from our starting, antagonistic position to a more positive and calm place. In the process, she sympathetically unravelled years of negative communication habits we had both unknowingly developed. The skills we learnt will be very helpful in all aspects of our separate lives in the future. Thank you.
Penelope’s ability to navigate entrenched and sensitive issues whilst maintaining focus on resolution proved invaluable.
I would really recommend Penelope as a coach for young people. I came to her in an absolute state about what to do about university. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to go or what I wanted to do and she helped me think about it in a calm way. I’d almost run out of time for my UCAS form and she was massively helpful about that too. She asked me the right questions to get me to think about how to portray myself and whether the course I’d chosen was the right one. She helped me edit it so it ended up exactly what I wanted to say. I don’t know how I would have managed that time without her help and I couldn’t recommend her highly enough