Our clients say

Take the bird’s eye view…

It’s amazing what you see when you rise above the stresses and strains of everyday life and see your world from a different perspective

Life and work in a pandemic is a completely different challenge. I wanted to work with someone who could help me to find my balance, provide me with perspective and ensure I was living in line with my values and my passions.

MY STORY

Professional coaching

professional coachingSam is the owner and founder of Talentheads, a talent and resourcing business which operates as an internal function for growing organisations to recruit and retain the best people. Professional coaching has transformed her working and personal life.

 

I DECIDED TO LOOK INTO PROFESSIONAL COACHING BECAUSE…

Being a business owner in a pandemic brings a completely different challenge. I wanted to work with someone who could help me to find my balance, provide me with perspective and ensure I was establishing Talentheads in line with my values and my passions.

 

COACHING HAS BEEN KEY FOR MY OWN AND MY BUSINESS’ DEVELOPMENT BECAUSE…

I have fully explored my approach and maximised my strengths. I have had a professional to share my ideas with, bounce around my thoughts about the growth of my business, and help me to gain perspective in discovering the best options for the way forward.

 

SOME OF THE TOOLS I HAVE FOUND MOST USEFUL ARE…

I have definitely found out things about myself that I thought I knew, but now absolutely make sense with the benefit of scientific profiling. I have used all of these findings in founding and growing my business with great success.

 

TERESA’S BESPOKE APPROACH HAS MEANT THAT…

My coaching has been tailored to me personally. I felt 100% supported throughout the process. Being a business owner can be lonely. Having an expert coach as a professional sounding board has helped me to achieve certainty and success.

 

5 REASONS I WOULD RECOMMEND ACCELERATOR COACHING…

  1. Coaching is a huge eye-opener personally, particularly when you’ve concentrated on others for the majority of your career.
  2. Everyone can benefit from a re-wiring of their thinking. I’ve moved past what ‘stressful’ meetings to ‘important’ meetings, one of many strategies which have helped me to put everything into perspective.
  3. It’s empowering to know your strengths and most effective strategies for growth. This self-knowledge has helped me in developing my confidence and resilience in life and business.
  4. It allows you you to stop and focus. Our weekly meetings allowed me to work ‘on’ the business rather than ‘in’ it! This was vital for my wellbeing and my effectiveness.
  5. You have support. When you’re growing a business, you need professionals around you: Theresa is definitely that!

 

WHAT’S NEXT FOR ME/MY BUSINESS…

We’re going to concentrate on the service we provide, partnering businesses closely and diligently while they grow and leave long term recommendations and suggestions for them for the future.  I’m excited!  Bring it on!

MY STORY

Life coaching

professional coachingBecky Shelton found herself at a crossroads, having been made redundant after 27 years with the same organisation. Looking for help in finding her path forward, she discovered the transformative benefits of Life Coaching with Accelerator.

 

I DECIDED TO LOOK INTO PROFESSIONAL COACHING BECAUSE…

When I was made redundant after a long and sometimes troubled career in one organisation, my confidence and self belief was at rock bottom. I was keen to make some investment in myself to allow me to explore what I wanted out of the next phase of my life.  I also had an interest in coaching as a later-stage career, so I wanted to experience it for myself before I committed to any training.

 

COACHING HAS BEEN KEY FOR MY DEVELOPMENT BECAUSE…

I generally live life in the present and am happy and content, however coaching has helped to unlock my mindset and help me move forward both personally and professionally instead of being happy with my lot. It has allowed me to challenge some major aspects of my life, including my career and my unhealthy habits, in a way that has left me feeling positive and excited about my future. Since I have undertaken coaching, I have secured a challenging new role in a different industry, I have started my own coaching training, I have given up drinking alcohol and caffeine, and am due to complete my first ever 5k run at the end of May. It quite literally has empowered me to change my life!

 

SOME OF THE TOOLS I HAVE FOUND MOST USEFUL ARE…

The Wheel of Life allowed me to explore the areas of my life where I felt I need the most focus. Undoubtedly, the DiSC profiling was instrumental in understanding how and why my personality traits affect the way I interact with others. The deep questioning around the Be-Do-Have model really enabled me to release some of my deep routed beliefs about myself and helped me to look forward.

 

TERESA’S BESPOKE APPROACH HAS MEANT THAT…

I felt completely comfortable opening up to Teresa about some areas of my life that I had never really previously explored. She created and held a safe and warm space for me to explore my innermost thoughts, some of which had been buried for years. Her gentle yet challenging style pushed my boundaries without overwhelm.

 

5 REASONS I WOULD RECOMMEND ACCELERATOR COACHING…

  1. Teresa’s ability to challenge self-limiting beliefs in a supportive and safe way is awesome.
  2. Coaching really helps to unlock your potential, whether you arrive with a specific goal in mind or if you are less sure of what you want to achieve.
  3. Everyone deserves to invest in themselves; it is incredibly empowering and creates many ‘a-ha’ moments, leaving you with optimism and positivity.
  4. Coaching allows you step outside of the stresses and strains of everyday life and look at it from a different perspective; it’s like going for a helicopter ride knowing that you are in your pilot’s safe hands!
  5. Teresa’s flexibility around your life and commitments helps you to commit fully to the coaching experience.

 

WHAT’S NEXT FOR ME…

Professionally, I am looking forward to qualifying as a coach in 2022 and helping people to undergo a transformation or growth in their lives too. In the meantime, I will throw myself into my new role and use my new-found confidence to develop my career within a supportive organisation. On a personal level, I’m starting to enjoy running and I have a strange desire to complete a marathon at some point in the future! My new drink-free life is giving me the clarity to push my own boundaries further and further, I can’t wait to see where this takes me!

MY STORY

Organisational coaching

professional coachingSophia Stovall is a senior executive within the cultural sector and manages a large team. Professional Coaching has helped her during a critical time for her industry sector and herself in her role.

 

DECIDED TO GET PROFESSIONAL COACHING BECAUSE …

In 2018 I took on a role as Head of Development and management of a large team, which was a significant step up from a previous role. I felt that in a time of national and international crisis, a helping hand to support me in my leadership role would be incredibly helpful, and useful as an objective observer and guiding hand. After Teresa was recommended to me by a friend, I decided to get in touch and was thrilled she was able to give me time and attention over a couple of months which have been a critical time for the sector and for me in my role.

 

SOME OF THE TOOLS I HAVE FOUND MOST USEFUL ARE…

I really valued the explorative style of the sessions with Teresa, which were firmly rooted in psychology and real responses which opened my eyes to the way in which I work and operate, my strengths and weaknesses, and how best to put them into action during what an incredibly challenging time for all in the cultural sector. Crucially, I learned not to lose sight of what I enjoy and to recognise my key attributes, skills and strengths, which helps make my working life so enjoyable. It is all-too easy to focus on the task at hand, especially during this stressful and busy period. Teresa offered much-needed space to reflect, relax and respond to the situation and circumstances I found myself in.

 

TERESA’S BESPOKE APPROACH MEANT THAT…

I felt completely at ease in our conversations and enjoyed the opportunity to explore where conversations and emotive responses led. I felt that each session was intrinsically linked directly to our conversations and tailored to my needs following each session, which I valued greatly.

 

5 REASONS I WOULD RECOMMEND TO FRIENDS AND PEERS (I found 6)…

  1. T – truly interested in getting the best results for both you and your business.
  2. E – encouraged to explore topics in a confidential and comfortable environment.
  3. R – refreshing approach, open and honest in everything she does.
  4. E – expertly guided to insights and the use of experience to give informed examples of scenarios.
  5. S – safe pair of hands.
  6. A – acute understanding of my needs, which accelerated several ideas and ambitions for my own leadership style which I look forward to seeing put into action in the coming months and years.

 

WHAT IS NEXT FOR THE ORGANISATION IN WHICH I WORK…

We have many plans, so I am not too sure where to start. The Lindisfarne Gospels and Hadrian’s Wall’s 1900th anniversary are both on the horizon for 2022, and that is after the eagerly anticipated reopening of our museums and galleries.

I read a lot – a book every week or so – so I thought I knew a fair bit about personal development. It turns out I still have a lot to learn!
Lou Matera

Youth Sports Nutrition

executive and life coach