Working with Rachael was inspiring and helped me sort out a ‘tangled web’ at a difficult time in my life. Priorities, beliefs, emotions, relationships and work, had got in a muddle and were all affecting each other – too much to sort out on my own, especially as I couldn’t see the beginning, middle or end way in or out.
Rachael helped me identify the elements – a critical first step…. seems an easy one in hindsight but was actually difficult to acknowledge at the time. Rachael didn’t tell me what the elements were, she worked with me so that I identified them – I was now on the ladder to understanding my ‘tangled web’.
Step two, Rachael then enabled me to look at all the different elements individually and where they crossed over - a complicated filter to address alone, but Rachael’s professionalism, patience, listening and directional probing helped me identify my strengths, weaknesses, skills and areas that needed attention.
Step three, Rachael gave me belief, to listen to myself, and not just action what I thought were the issues. Rachael listened and challenged me on both a personal and professional level. She has a strong and structured approach to issues and direction, but is also sympathetic to blockages and challenges – she did not let me avoid my blockages and challenges but helped me identify them, understand them, address and change many of them, whilst accepting some of the ones that actually didn’t need changing.
I greatly value the sessions I had with Rachael and I would encourage anyone that needs guidance and/or development not just with their professional career but life goals to work with Rachael – she won’t sort it for you but she will work with you to help you identify your next steps.