An article by Lucy Seifert Life Coach LondonDo you ever find it lonely at the top?
Life Coaching offers a confidential space to talk – and to “be yourself”
Discover an opportunity to enhance your skills at your own pace
Are you ever lonely at the top?As a Chief Executive, celebrity or someone in a high profile role, you may be very successful but it can also feel lonely at the top. The expectations placed upon you to achieve, having to manage many contrasting, even forceful personalities and bring them together productively for the benefit of the organisation, the demands of limited time & often insufficient resources are but a few of the challenges. Additionally, the buck probably stops with you!
While others have their managers to talk to & their colleagues to confide in, whom do you turn to when the going gets tough or simply to offload or talk through a problem?
Executive Coaching offers the opportunity for clients to speak freely about professional career and personal pressures, to speak of concerns and goals without fear of judgement and in the knowledge that what is said will receive an empathetic ear and be treated in confidence.
I realise quite how much you helped me, and how my inner confidence has grown. i rarely feel like i am overwhelmed or drowning anymore, and when I begin to notice I am feeling that way, I take action. Thanks to you. I also feel much more at ease inside, a sense of peace with who I am. Still work in progress, but that's part of being alive, to be constantly evolving. (Small business owner)
The coaching processIn working with high achievers, I use both creative, intuitive approaches and the more structured GROW model of coaching.
Initially it’s your Open Air Space, to lay on the table the issues that concern you and the goals you want to achieve through coaching.
When a coachee is sent by, and paid, for by the employing organisation, there is a three-way relationship. I agree with the organisation their goals for the employee and encourage the coachee to work towards these goals and to set goals of their own. We also agree a system of reporting back to the employer which respecting the confidentiality of the coachee. Click here for Corporate Coaching.
Executive Coaching TopicsHere are examples of purposes high achievers bring to coaching:
- A safe place to offload
- To build confidence
- Develop coaching skills supervision
- Enhance interpersonal skills & assertiveness
- Handle conflict
- Juggle competing demands, improving time management Presenting & Public Speaking & overcoming anxiety
- Finding a work-life balance
Live as if today is the last day of your life. Learn as if you are going to live forever.
North London Location
I offer Life Coaching and 1-2-1 Training to clients at my comfortable London office overlooking a tropical garden. The office is near Golders Green & Finchley in North London and is local to North West London including Barnet, Camden, Edgware, Finchley, Hampstead, Hampstead Garden Suburb, Harrow, Hendon, Highgate, Muswell Hill, Pinner, Southgate, Stanmore, St John's Wood and Swiss Cottage. I can also be easily reached from north, south, east and west London via the A406 North Circular Road, Finchley Road and A1000, which runs from Hertfordshire to Oxford Street. Accessible from Borehamwood, Elstree, Hadley, Hertford, Radlett, St. Albans (Hertfordshire). I also offer Life Coaching and Executive Coaching on the telephone.