Updated: Sep 11, 2019
A couple of people have asked to find out a bit more about who I and how I came to be a coach. so here goes....I live in the beautiful university city of Cambridge, UK. After taking a bit of time out from my career to re-connect with myself, I made the move to focus 100% on personal and professional coaching - and I haven't looked back.
I am passionate about empowering people to realise they have the ability, drive and know-how to succeed. The environment in which we find ourselves can enhance this development or it can break it. Hence, creating a culture for learning, thinking and trying new things has always been top of my list - in and out of work.
For over 15 years, I have been lucky enough to know and work with some very inspiring friends, family, colleagues and mentors. During this time, I have discovered a passion for developing people and helping individuals realise that they are capable of achieving great things. Throughout my career, as well as in my own personal relationships, I continue to be wowed by the power of people, learning that strength comes from within, even when at times we don’t feel strong.
My own coaching journey started a few years ago when, at the time, I was feeling overwhelmed, experiencing a lack of direction and a need to take control. I needed something which enabled me to look forward, take control and to ultimately create a life I wanted. I was introduced to my own coach which, without her, I would not be where I am today. This life-changing relationship of client-coach is what motivated me to take on my own coaching practice and is what inspires me to help others reach the place where they want to be.
I have worked in both public and private sectors (from the pharmaceutical industry, to tourism) in some of the best corners of England - from Cambridge to Norwich, the Lake District to Dorset and (my favourite) Cornwall. I am now firmly rooted back in my home of Cambridgeshire.
I believe that prioritising our own ‘well-being’ helps us be the best we can be in all other areas of our life, but unfortunately too often we fail to give ourselves the attention we deserve. I love being 'busy', spending quality time with my nearest and dearest, and being fulfilled in my work. But I carve out plenty of room for down time, head space and reflection, believing that only when we practice this can we perform at our peak! You will often find my on the yoga mat, dog walking in the countryside, enjoying a glass of Rioja or hanging out at home. Simplicity.
And now on to my new adventure...my coaching business...which means I get to work with incredible people every day to help them live the lives they choose. I work with them to help them believe in themselves, and I’ve seen, that when they do, they take control and make change; they become challenged yet retain balance, content and fulfilled, confident and happy. This is why I love working with people - two days are never the same, and I am privileged to witness the amazing journeys of my clients’.
If you want to know more, I would love to hear from you.
Gemma Brown is a certified coach who works with successful women, 1-2-1 and in groups, to identify their strengths and build confidence which enables them to have the self-belief to fearlessly bring their whole being into all areas of life. Gemma is based in Cambridgeshire and carries out face to face coaching in the area as well as 1-2-1 coaching via Skype and Zoom. For more about Gemma, visit her 'About' page.