Testimonials

JOB APPLICATIONS

‘Tessa, a big thank you for all your support and help in my job hunt. I thought I’d put my first sensible pay check in years to good use!’

Louise, February 2013

CAREER COACHING

‘Tessa coached me through a difficult crossroads in my legal career. I thoroughly recommend her as a coach. Her approach to coaching is sympathetic and supportive but at the same time realistic and commercial. There are times when it is extremely helpful to have somebody objective to support you and at times like that Tessa has the skills needed to help.’

Anonymous, January 2016

I have worked with Tessa for some time, with regular coaching sessions. She has a very useful knack of helping me to really explore certain topics without realising I am doing it, and bring to the surface some real gems of self-awareness. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Tessa and hope to continue on this journey of self-discovery for some time to come.

Simon Albert, Managing Director, Charity Challenge, 2011

‘Working with Tessa has changed my life for the better. The sessions were well delivered, usefully structured, and friendly in tone. What I found most useful was the ability and confidence Tessa gave me to challenge myself. With searching questions and reflective exercises, I got to know myself better, and was therefore able to prioritise what was important to me in life. Having made some important decisions, Tessa helped me make a plan of action. I now have a set of techniques to use again and again at life’s crossroad moments. Thank you!’

Andy Lyon, February 2012

‘For the last year or so I had been questioning my career choices, those already taken and what lies ahead. I soon came to the conclusion that what looked like ‘career choices’ had actually been a series of events that lead me onto a certain path without much particular thought or direction.

Following a decision to move to New Zealand my ‘career choices’ and future direction started to nag at me more intensely. Then the opportunity to take part in some Career Coaching with Tessa came along and the timing couldn’t have been better! Having worked with Tessa in the past I knew that she would look at my individual situation and guide me through what would no doubt be a challenging process with dedication and careful thought.

When I started my first session with Tessa I had no idea what I wanted to do – I could have come to the conclusion that I wanted to be anything, quite a liberating experience! Following my first session with Tessa I left ‘on a high’ – I felt like I was finally putting the thought, time and consideration needed into my career and I knew that as long as I took the process seriously both in and out of our sessions I would make progress and finally come to some conclusions.

I’m not going to pretend that Career Coaching has been an easy process to go through – surely anything that makes you seriously think about and analyse your decisions, actions and choices in life is going to be challenging BUT when you finally make that breakthrough, which you will, it is a truly amazing feeling! Even once having made that breakthrough Tessa helped me define that further, we even came up with a Career Vision something I never thought I would have, and went onto look at ways of making my vision a reality.

For me personally, Career Coaching with Tessa has been an invaluable and life changing experience – I realise that sounds a little bit dramatic but when you finally know what you want to do and can now go after it with focus, direction and passion, it can truly change your life.’

Julie K Pilgrim, 2010 

PERFORMANCE COACHING

‘Thank you so much Tessa. I really feel that I have benefitted from having coaching with you.  It has been my light at the end of the tunnel during this time and in that way came at the perfect time.’

FM July 2016

I wanted to let you know that the outcome of my recent presentations has been, with your help, a positive one. It’s interesting how small thought adjustments can make such a positive impact, and you’ve proven this over two scenarios now.

Thanks for the time you’ve invested over the last year – I’ve found the sessions really helpful, so don’t doubt that I’ll be in touch in the future.’

Daniel, October 2012

MOTHERS RETURNING TO WORK 

‘Looking for a brand new career seemed daunting and I thought it might feel like a chore, but after my phone sessions with Tessa I felt really energised and excited about all the possibilities open to me.

Tessa asked me exactly the right questions to guide me towards devising my own strategy for finding a new job, and helped me break it up into manageable and achievable chunks. Sometimes I feel that looking after my kids and day to day life gets in the way but knowing that someone will be regularly ‘checking in with you’ is very motivating and really helps me to focus.

Importantly Tessa demonstrated how important networking is to get real hands on experience, and she gave me the confidence to use the contacts I already have.’

Mrs S Poore, 2010

ENTREPRENEURS

‘When I started Life Coaching with Tessa I just had the seed of a business idea in my head. With Tessa’s coaching I have managed to get my idea out of my head and onto paper. We have worked through my confidence issues; planning and practical issues, have set clear goals for the business and really cleared the way for me to give it the best go possible.

I still have a long way to go, but Tessa has allowed me to get through the crucial first stages and give me a real focus on what I want to get out of my life and how I want to go about it. I really don’t believe I would be at this stage without her.’

Freya Marshall, 2010

 

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