Why do you do what you do? Here's why I do what I do...
Coaching introduced me to me.
I started working with my own coach when I felt completely stuck. I wasn’t unhappy, I had a great career, I was fit and healthy, had a lovely home, and close friends and family. From the outside everything was as it should be. But over time I felt a growing discomfort, a desire for more, but at a complete loss as to what to do about it.
I turned to a coach who helped me get to know myself. Up until that point, I thought I knew myself pretty well but I had never looked at the layers, or understood who I really was, what I stood for or what motivated me.
I never appreciated how much our early influences, our personal needs and our values shaped our everyday lives.
Establishing a deeper relationship with myself in this way (which is an endless journey btw) has helped become more accepting, more compassionate and more true to who I am.
It enabled me to imagine a life I wanted to create and gave me the belief that I was deserving of having it.
This is what led me to becoming a coach - to help others establish a deeper relationship with themselves, to identify their true self and to enable them to believe that they are deserving.
Connection is one of my values and this runs through everything I do; a deep connection to the power of coaching through my own experiences and meaningful, long term relationships with those I work with.
For me, I am motivated, and rewarded when there is a connection. I get energy from the source and am happy to give my energy in return. I feed off the source of the connection. It feels like joy.
Why do you do what you do?
Gemma Brown is an associate certified coach with the International Coach Federation, working with people to navigate successfully through transitions - be it career, relationships or life in general. Her belief is that when we confidently bring our whole selves to all areas of life, anything is possible. Transitions exist in both our personal and business life, and so often, the two fiercely overlap. Coaching with Gemma focuses on you as a whole, enabling you to identify your strengths, build confidence and to live a life with increased purpose and direction. 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 or contact her directly.