Our coaching sessions left me excited and full of ideas to look at optimising work/life balance both immediately and in the future. Her insightful questions and support allowed me to develop strategies for both personal and professional growth. I also got ideas to take to work to share with our entire team. Working and learning outside with beautiful views of the Dorset coastline was the icing on the cake.
I would hugely recommend Sheela, I have found it invaluable as a GP for my coach to have qualified outside the medical sphere. She has a down to earth, realistic and energetic fresh approach to helping clients identify their values, motivations, goals and aspirations to help us all design our futures to live our best lives.
Thank you so much for being an inspirational part of my journey!
Doctor in Surgical Training
My coaching experience with Sheela allowed me to really understand my values and character strengths. We completed exercises to allow me to frame things positively and to then reinforce this with testimonials. She helped me to understand how this could improve my interaction with other people. I got different tools to practice with and explore how it felt using these methods. I could then find a way to have difficult conversations whilst being true to my own values.
Talking things through with Sheela felt natural and she created a safe space to have these open and honest conversations, which was tremendously helpful.
I cannot recommend her services as a coach enough for personal reflection and individual growth.
Working with Sheela has been helpful in many ways: some big, some small; helpful in some ways I expected and some I didn’t.
I would unreservedly recommend her to any of my colleagues, friends or family.
Anna, Practice Manager
I found myself on a crossroads, not knowing where my career was heading with a feeling that I was losing control. Sheela worked with me to identify what is important to me; and what’s really behind my drive to change a job/career. During that journey, I literally found myself, I am in control of my emotions and my confidence has improved considerably. The coaching sessions gave me tools to deal with many situations and I am confident this will help me to stay on the course I’ve chosen. Sheela provided lots of positive reinforcement and helpful ideas that I’ve started to implement in my work as well as in my private life. I would definitely say one of the best things I have done recently was investing in coaching with Sheela. It has been an amazing journey to get to know and understand myself. I have accomplished more than I anticipated in starting this enlightening journey. I will recommend coaching to anyone.
Kathryn Athow, Head of Careers
University of Southampton,
We were delighted with the workshop on Wellbeing provided by Sheela as part of our department away day.
Sheela took great care to understand and incorporate our unique needs, and the insightful and engaging session had something for everyone from our large and diverse team.
Thank you very much Sheela
Dr Miranda Dodd
University of Southampton,
I booked Sheela as the keynote speaker for our Trainee Teachers Health and Well-being conference. It was a really fascinating talk.
Sheela gave the trainees a really strong mix of the underpinning theory and practical, readily accessible activities that they could implement right from today.
I talked to several who were inspired by her journey and what they could take from it.
Sheela had clearly put a huge amount of time, effort and thought into the preparation of the talk. Thank you!”
Annemarie, Public Health Practitioner
A totally positive and enjoyable experience – thank you Sheela.
Loved speaking with you every session and felt very comfortable sharing my thoughts and feelings with you.
The positivity and energy I came away with after each session was amazing!
You’ve helped me to see things differently and focus on the possibilities in the future.
Chris, Social Worker AMHP
I was uncertain to first start working with Sheela as I not had been coached before. I needn’t have worried as she carefully listened and quickly demonstrated her understanding of what I was trying to get at, often before I did but, still allowed me space to get there myself.
Sessions went quickly and were enjoyable which is a testament to her approach. Everything felt very tailored and specific to me but I had a reassuring sense that Sheela was operating from a base of vast experience and success with others before me.
Starting with broad discussions followed by clarity and focussed work helped me a lot. I always had something to focus on between sessions and found myself being more mindful in my approach to specific goals and to life in general.
Chris Watts, Executive Officer
Thanks for the MOT4U session your ran for our Practice Managers. I thought it was excellent and I enjoyed it.
It was good that you didn’t bamboozle with lots of complicated models and management tools.
There was clearly lots of feeling in the same boat which in itself will be bolstering for them – remote communications/meetings will have taken away a certain amount of the peer support that they had pre-COVID.
Andy, Principal Pharmacist
I found Sheela’s coaching to be fantastically helpful. I was struggling to balance competing pressures as a relatively new senior manager.
She helped me reflect on my strengths, plan on how to deal with difficult situations. It also helped remind myself that I have the skills that I need to do my job!
Having an external voice provide support and encouragement but also direct my thought processes was exactly what I needed to help me feel more in control of my workload.
Lydia, Practice Manager
I was on a trajectory to hit rock bottom. I wasn’t sleeping, I wasn’t exercising and my job was making me extremely unhappy.
Couldn’t see a way out. Having been a Practice Manager for 10 years, an achievement I was so proud of, it was making me ill and I didn’t know what to do. I felt ashamed of myself for not coping and I felt like I didn’t have a choice.
Coaching helped me to see that I did have choices, and that I was strong enough to make those choices. I learnt who I was again, what was important to me. My outlook on life has completely changed. I am sleeping better, I am exercising again and I have changed my role at work.
From disaster to success in just 3 months, but it doesn’t stop there… I now have techniques to continue to learn and develop and be ready for the next big decisions or life events that come my way. Most importantly I am excited about life again and I am no longer defined by my job 😊.
I came to our sessions with significant limiting beliefs about how I would take my planned next steps. Some of these beliefs have been rooted in my early childhood experiences and have been a significant part of my psychology for many, many years. I have been really impressed by your methodology; how you helped me walk through my goals, addressing what’s holding me back.
Together, we considered multiple different ways to address my limiting beliefs. Over three weeks, I have made enormous progress and there are tangible outcomes which have been achieved, just during that period.
Coaching was extremely approachable and I felt that you created a very warm trusting space. You understood me and the things that I was trying to communicate. Thank you for your time and helping me work on some long-standing issues for which I will be eternally grateful.
I would 100% recommend Sheela.
Ruth, Salaried GP
The two sessions I have had 1:1 with Sheela have really helped to build on and personalise the work done via the “Reset, Rebalance, Revitalise” course. I’m sure they would be equally helpful as a stand-alone piece of work through.
Despite having some knowledge in this area, I have struggled to apply it to my own situation.
Sheela’s gentle, thought-provoking approach helped to clarify some issues for me and formulate achievable goals to improve my work/life balance.