My StoryThe boxes seemed ticked, but yet I was feeling like there was something missing.
After having a lot of success in a sales and marketing, I got to a point where I thought I had what I wanted. The boxes seemed ticked, but yet I was feeling like there was something missing.
This started me out on a search, for more meaning and more fulfillment in life, and to discover the missing piece, whatever that actually was.
I had no idea what I was looking for, but I knew there was something I was seeking but simply not understanding yet. I was struggling with this change in my life, “the void” as my dad used to call it. Nothing seemed to fit any more. Finally I decided to ask some big questions. And the biggest of them all at the time was “do I want what I am currently aiming for?”. I realized I didn’t.
However, I had such set ideas of how life was supposed to go that I was finding it almost impossible to let old ways go, and let some new light in. Eventually though…, I did let them go.
I decided to trust my feelings, and see where they would lead me. I started to understand that my current way of thinking was not bringing me any results that felt any good, so maybe there was another side of me that knew the way. I started to coach myself, but not just by following blindly what I was reading. Instead I was trusting what I was feeling, and committing to wherever that was leading me.
Life started to have a sense of adventure once again. I was growing as a person, traveling to new places gaining new experiences, meeting new cultures and learning new skills. I was developing this time in ways that felt in harmony with who I was, and life felt right again.
I found a balance that worked for me. I understood what I really cared about and wanted to have in my life, and I realized that by listening to that, I could then set about creating it and living it.
Most of all, I was gaining the perspective I needed, that life is not TO be put in a box and neatly tucked away. Life is here to be lived and to be enjoyed.
Now this is the work I do with people. Helping people re connect with a larger sense of life and who they are. Getting to know our values and what we really care about, and learning to create a fulfilling life from that perspective. And if there is anything I am learning from this work, it is that our desires and values are constantly changing and evolving along with us. They will never be put in a box that says “ I’m done”.
It is really the work of change, and learning to embrace it, as the only constant there is in life. I still catch myself sometimes, trying to make things fit back in a box again. Luckily life just seems to laugh at my efforts and finds any way to remind me to let go again and embrace the new adventure that is on the way.
Paul is an inspiring and capable life coaching professional and our coaching sessions were extremely valuable. They delivered many important insights and have reminded me that my goals and priorities need to align with my values and beliefs. Paul’s demeanour is calm and accepting. His positivity and skill at getting at underlying issues were valuable tools in ensuring the sessions flowed out of my needs rather than any set preconceptions. The sessions often went in unexpected directions as Paul responded actively and flexibly and I would highly recommend him.
Pauls style of coaching made me feel very relaxed and at ease with myself when addressing personal issues. He enabled me to make changes in my life by showing me a different perspective
‘I can’t recommend life couching essions with Paul enough. The results of the sessions far exceeded my expectations and I am happy to say it was one of best things I’ve ever done for myself. Paul is a really talented, trustworthy, committed and insightful coach who by asking indepth questions provokes you to think in a different way about yourself, your goals, priorities and challenges. In result you find answers to very tricky and uneasy questions and challenge old ways of thinking. For me each session was full of discovery. During the course of life coaching sessions I have already introduced significant changes in my approach to life. I have become much stronger and confident as a person, which led to change in career and promotion. Life coaching was the catalyst for major and very brave changes I made in my personal life. I am absolutely thankful to Paul for delivering such amazing and life changing experience”.
I can strongly recommend Paul as a life coach. I attended coaching sessions with Paul at 3 weekly intervals and found the results to be excellent. Paul was insightful, considered, intuitive and very accurate in facilitating me clarify personal priorities in our sessions. This occurred during a period of major challenges in my personal and business life.
I found the process to be very empowering. It enabled me to become aware of and make practical changes for the better in a manner that while challenging resulted in very positive change in my life.
In summary I found Paul’s coaching enhanced and facilitated significant progress in my management of major life changes. I am very grateful to him.