What is Life Coaching and why would you consider it?
"The only way to make a new road is to walk it." Admiral Cornwell - Star Treck: Discovery 2:10
Life-Coaching is a general term to define a process of self-discovery and self-motivation. It is a technique used by life-coaches to empower you to define your goals or projects or barriers etc. A life-coach enables you to devise a step-by-step strategy to unravel the way forward.
How can a life-coach help? You will be guided by your life-coach to come up with specific action plans to achieve whatever is on your list, whether it be short, mid or long term.
The coaching process could change the way you think. Coaching could make you more self-aware. You may find new ways of developing choices. We can cover such topics as confidence, decision making, belief changes, financial matters, relationships, challenges, communication skills, interview prep, overcoming procrastination, climate change anxieties and solutions and more. Projects, challenges and goals can be addressed with a well determined process of focussed discussions. Your motivation to achieve may increase to new levels. Your inner hope will grow and there may be some unexpected "Hello Moments" as well.
Who can be coached? Everyone can be coached at some point in one’s life. If there is an issue that concerns your future, we can help you unravel whatever it is that is getting in your way. It does not matter what the goal is. How and when you will attain it is what matters and this is where coaching is invaluable.
The process is personal and as such completely confidential.
About your coach
My name is Edward Jospé and I am based in Fulham, London. I am a qualified Life-Coach with over 180 life-coach sessions.
My life-coaching experience, apart from my training, comes from a love of listening to people talk about their lives. Listening is one of the key skills in life-coaching and I am now able to turn this to your advantage during our sessions.
I have been a visiting consultant at the Royal College of Arts in Kensington where I offer life-coaching sessions to Masters and PHD students.
I have also completed an Introduction Course to Counselling at the City Literary Institute (April-June 2021).
I am insured with Holistic Insurance Services.
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate number 000920542233 issued on 14/12/2018
Registered with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), reference A8748466 as of 06/11/2020
I am accredited by The Coaching Academy
I am a member of the Climate Coaching Alliance, an organisation whose main purpose is to develop coaching abilities to assist our clients and ourselves in dealing with climate change. I am very passionate about this and I will ask you how you feel about this issue and whether you want to do anything about it.
I am an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) and member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), a global organisation whose main purpose is to bring together Coaches of all kinds under a common set of coaching competencies. I follow the ICF Code of Ethics which is available on request.
I am listed on the Bark directory of health professionals specialising in offering companies a safe and secure platform to link employees to professional therapists and life-coaches.
I am featured on the Mind Berry directory, a one-to-one coaching and counselling service for companies, organisations and individuals.
I am a consultan coach on the Link UP London charity, an organisation that provides support for local communities on a project to project basis.
How and where
Our life-coaching contract is normally for a set of 6 sessions spread out over a set period of time. This is to be decided during the first session, the intake session.
Fees will be due but they are negotiable. Enquire for details.
Sessions duration and location:
A session can last from 50 minutes to an hour and 20 minutes. We can do this face-to-face (in London, such as Fulham, Hammersmith, Chelsea, Westminster, Clapham, Battersea, Putney, Wimbledon, Southfields. I am based in Fulham London SW6. Or we can meet "anywhere in the world" by telephone or video call on skype, zoom, google meet or a similar platform.
Please pick a 50 or 80 minute session. The system will take you through the process. Once you have booked a session, I will contact you personally by email or telephone. Payment is not needed at this stage.
A sample of client comments after a typical set of 6 coaching sessions:
Defining new goals
I came to Edward unsure of what my goals were or how I wanted to achieve them. Over the course of 6 sessions I was able to solidify some long term and short term goals, as well as break them down in bitesize chunks to make them easier to manage. Edward helped me figure out the path to achieving my goals and gave me the tools to help myself in the future, I would definitely recommend him! PB. (Facebook Review)
Questioning of my assumptions
I'm very happy that I had a chance to be coached by Edward. He helped me to question some of my set beliefs and assumptions I had in relation to various topics. In our conversations and explorations, I felt very safe and knew I could also open up more sensitive topics. As a result, I was able to shift my perspective and move forward with more clarity, enthusiasm, and assertiveness. Thanks a lot, Edward!" RH (Bidvine Review)
A new outlook on personal development
Edward is a skilled coach, who I would highly recommend to potential coaching clients. He has a straight-forward, business-like approach, combined with warmth, humour and sensitivity. His questions were always on point, and led to some unexpected and deep insights resulting in personal development and change. JF (Review on linkedin)
A fuzzy future ahead
Edward functioned as the anchor to my fleeting and roaring ship. The force of my being meant that my mind was a frenzied chaos unable to arrange my desires, goals, responsibilities into a functioning system. My coaching with Edward allowed me to very patiently dissect each element and thus to create an overarching scheme in which to implement the progress in my real life. He is an extremely competent coach whose brilliance lies in his ability to focus his client onto the truly substantial factors of his dilemmas. He is firm when he needs to be but also fluid so as to accompany whatever direction my mind was going in. His style is encouraging as well as challenging. I know full heartedly he will be successful in the future. KB
Covid-19 disruptions are not insurmountable
The 6 coaching sessions with Edward were especially meaningful as our first session coincided with the early stages of the global COVID crisis in April 2020 and across two time zones, a particularly disorienting time for me as I could not return to the UK to continue my MA studies and still had school and work deadlines while also facing a health challenge. Edward’s practical approach and manner of reflexive questioning helped me not only to set realistsic goals for my work, health and writing but also to structure my day meaningfully across all areas. I realise that the framework he helped me establish is one that I can refer back to and appply at anytime in the future. I looked forward to each session and it was a pleasure to have experienced my first life coaching sessions with Edward. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to organise and achieve results in any or all areas of their life. AD
Plan on success
The sessions are super helpful and Edward is such a nice coach. We clarified all the goals and set up a plan to break everything down in the first few sessions. Edward has been a good plan tracker who supports me to achieve those goals as well as provides emotional support to comfort me when things didn’t go as expected. I couldn’t believe how time has /flown/ during the sessions, every talk and meeting has been very good and joyful. The six-week coaching sessions helped me to learn how to manage the time properly and how to set a doable plan. I am more than happy to learn all the useful but interesting tricks. During the coaching sessions, Edward doesn’t only focus on what’s been going on and what I have done, but also tried to help me to go through all the emotional ups and downs. He is a very good coach and also an extremely nice and caring person to talk to. EB
Focusing on the goal
The coaching with Edward was very helpful to me in many ways:
- To reflect on situations and events of the previous week during a time of transition from a previous project into the graduation project.
- To clearly structure the time of the coming months and define major milestones.
- To create awareness of parameters, which are important to me for my future career development.
- Reflect on current personal topics in order to develop strategies to improve the overall wellbeing.
- To establish routines to create mental space and get positive feedback input.
A turn-around success (edited for privacy reasons)
I am so very grateful to Edward for his time and wisdom over our 6 sessions. As a life coach, he was patient, understanding and always compassionate. His warmth and sense of humour made it easy to open to him; and his honesty engenders trust in his approaches.
From our sessions, I have put organizational skills into practice, as well as a new approach to tackling what seemed to be overwhelming situations,i.e. my ****** practice, my dissertation, and my ****** practice. I altered my way of thinking about these personally problematic challenges; instead of avoiding them I learnt to break them down into manageable chunks.
Under Edward’s support and guidance, I introduced a regular and sustainable exercise and ****** routine into my daily life. Even better, I achieved my goal of setting up a ****** class for fellow students at the ****** College. This will provide me the experience necessary to teach **** as a source of income alongside my studies. I don’t think I would have gotten around to achieving this goal without Edward’s guidance - especially not so efficiently and stress free.
Ultimately, Edward has contributed to my changing mind-set by helping me to recognize an unhealthy pattern of behaviour in which I avoided situations that required addressing for my personal growth. TB
A safe and neutral space
I appreciated my sessions with Edward. He is a good communicator and was able to help me both understand and voice long-term goals and the steps needed to execute them.Edward provided a comfortable, safe space for discussion, which is important for opening up and introspection. He was not assumptive, rather provided guiding questions that furthered personal reflection and analysis. He also provided tools that helped me take a broad, holistic perspective on where I was at and where I wanted to go.I appreciated setting goals for each week and being accountable for completing them. This helped me keep track of my tasks and stay on track. It was also reassuring to voice my feelings towards personal and professional pursuits to a neutral party. The practice was clarifying and allowed me to feel confident about my current situation and where I’m headed. Overall, I had a good time with Edward. I found his services useful and would recommend him to anyone looking for support. LD
I found my sessions with Edward very useful. Together we identified key issues in my professional and academic life that I felt needed extra thought and attention. Throughout our sessions he enabled me to think over and articulate pragmatic steps to understand and grapple with these issues. During the process he operated as a great facilitator and generally created a warm and welcoming environment that put me very much at ease. JR
Strategies to find your focus
Coaching with Edward has made a pronounced impact on my capacity to focus and achieve goals. He offered straightforward strategies that are easy to employ. With multiple areas of my life competing for attention, I have been able to demystify urgencies into manageable action without ever having to compromise on ambition. Providing a space in which to work through aspirations, coaching has allowed my purpose to flourish fully. The experience has allowed me to be wholly focused and confident in my decision making. As a result, I have achieved more milestones than I thought possible. While also improving other life areas, keeping a balance that will be sustainable long into the future.
Some of the goals I’ve been able to work on have been writing, studying, creativity, health and fitness, staying calm, and making time for relaxation.
Working backwards and setting weekly targets has been of great help, especially with both my writing and exercise routine. Talking through what actions I can take to tackle problems,looking for simple solutions, has helped to keep me to reduce my workload and stay focused. My writing has improved exponentially, and I’ve been able to manage stress well, remaining calm. A surprising outcome has been clarity in my creative drives after learning to manage other responsibilities better.
It’s been a real pleasure to have had the opportunity to work with Edward. I am more than happy with the results. LR
Owning your solutions to problems
Edward is an intuitive and compassionate coach. He listens keenly, offers timely support when needed without hesitation. He has a very simple and efficient approach that has led to a number of breakthroughs for me. The most effective strategy is to allow the client to resolve their own issues without having to give advice or assume a role of authority above the client. I found this to be very empowering and inspiring, Overall, I would recommend Edward to anyone is a heartbeat because the support I received was very insightful. SR
Find and define your priorities
The sessions have helped me break down large and daunting tasks into logical steps to be tackled one at a time. It is not simply the approach which has been useful, but also to voice ideas and be able to discuss them constructively. CA
Reflect on your experience
In the time I worked with Edward, he acted as a sounding board for a number of complex issues and helped me break down and prioritise tasks. It was useful to have regular follow up sessions where I could review my progress with him. Edward reminded me to take time to consider my future plans and how this relates to present priorities. I would have liked to spend more time on developing this strand of enquiry, however, pressing current issues took over the majority of the discussion. Nevertheless, going through the six sessions of coaching with Edward has set in motion a process of more regular reflection on the relationship between future aims and current circumstance. Edward was also very flexible in his approach of when and how to meet, offering regular contact in between session as needed. All and all a useful experience. C VR
Begin the journey
Working with Ed over the past 6 weeks has been extremely useful for my personal development. He helped me set goals for the future and a path to get to them. He doesn’t give you the answers for what’s best for your future, but helps you ask the questions and figure out yourself, whilst keeping you accountable to taking steps forward. He is patient, acute and fun! It was easy to relate with Ed and feel comfortable to share. I’m very grateful to have spent these sessions working with him. NM
Find what works for you well and expand
The coaching sessions with Edward were really helpful at this point in my life where I had lots of big changes (moving to a new city) in the past 5 months. When we started the first session, I had lots of things going on in my head, lots of tasks to be completed and I was a bit unmotivated with my personal progress through the Master because I felt I wasn’t achieving enough. The coaching helped me clarify my thoughts and prioritise goals in order to structure them better over time, by doing this I released some anxiety about the future. I have a better understanding of how I should break my big goals into chunks so that it’s a chain of events and tasks that unlock in a logical order with measurable milestones on the way to keep me motivated. I also started scheduling things and using calendars as a tool to visualise my tasks. Another thing I’m working on right now, and it’s really useful, is understanding the habits that work for me regarding productivity and motivation. Noticing what new responsibilities I have and how they have changed some of my old routines made me realised it was not a matter of not achieving enough but achieving new things in different ways and adapting to change, which is a natural process I have to experience. C MG
Options and choices
I was, I believe, open but cautious about the concept. Edward, over the course of 6 sessions, was skilled at having me verbalise my hesitations and thoughts of being pro-active in a situation where I was unsure of the direction to proceed. He helped me come to a place where I was comfortable moving forward on issues that had been on my mind but not progressing. Very useful. TS
Confidence and how to improve
Life Coaching with Edward has proven to be a very rewarding experience. During our sessions he helped me to explore several pertinent issues, all of which had been troubling me for some time. On several occasions Edward challenged my thinking, including my tendency to procrastinate, which allowed to me to find some new solutions for problems that had been troubling me for quite some time. With his guidance I discovered the confidence to make decisions I needed to move forward, to address my own limiting beliefs and ideas, and to actually implement the strategies I needed to move forward. Overall, these sessions were a great experience that have made a positive impact to my life.
Take stock and evaluate choices
Edward has provided my first experience of coaching, having in the past been rather cynical about the benefits! I was impressed and grateful for the way Edward’s coaching has helped to organise my thinking, work out priorities and help to keep me on track to make things happen. Edward’s style as a coach is very approachable and open. This makes him easy to talk to and has the benefit of making me slow down and step back rather than rushing in to try to do everything at the same time. Through his stewardship, I have moved from a rather chaotic approach to developing my business to a more structured and considered one. This is evidenced by the fact that I now have a To Do list and a planning framework rather than countless post it notes on my desk! I would be happy to recommend Edward as a coach and will stay in touch. JF
Defining what a job can bring to you
My life coaching sessions with Edward since last year have been a huge support and essential with my job search over the past few months. My phone conversations with Edward have helped me gain my confidence, mentally organise myself in preparing for interviews and thinking of different avenues in the job market. Edward is extremely professional in his manner and re-assuring whilst making you feel at ease with your own choices and opinions. Without Edward’s time and thought I doubt I would have successfully found a job at the beginning of this month. I very much look forward to continuing my sessions with Edward as my life coach.
The coaching journey with Edward has been not only highly enjoyable but also very beneficial to my personal development. Although warm and positive, Edward has provided me with the right challenge at each and every session, raising my awareness of my limiting beliefs and encouraging me to step out of my comfort zone. Edward has quickly learnt what questions to ask me, how, and which ones need to be asked twice because I am trying to avoid answering. His matter-of-fact approach has been useful to bring my attention back to my goals, transform my vision into manageable steps, and put a time frame to each of those actions. Thanks to him, I have indeed got closer to making some positive changes in my life and achieving my goals. Also, I have always felt comfortable and free to talk about anything, from career choices to time management, from social commitments to relationships. Edward never sounds judgemental, and an aspect of his style that is very important to me, he has a great sense of humour and is able to ’read’ mine. This means that in time we have managed to build a brilliant rapport, where, although always feeling taken seriously and truly listened to, I was also free to laugh about my setbacks or certain thinking patterns of mine. Thank you, Edward, for bringing more clarity and proactive drive into my life, and as we have agreed to carry on with the sessions,I am looking forward to the next steps in our coaching journey! EC
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