THE STORY BEHIND THE COACHING ALCHEMIST
The Coaching Alchemist transpired for you...
...to help you be bold, courageous, and psyched to live a life you're inspired by
...to help you tap into your inner power and unearth your fullest potential
...to help you be valiant and daring to not only imagine what you can become, but to actually become it
Choose what The Coaching Alchemist offers to aid your becoming a thriving champion of your life!
ANNA'S STORY SO FAR
I grew up with very little space for expressing my most authentic voice. My surroundings frequently hindered me from living life based on my unique values which aligned with who I was at my core. I was taught that I should follow a certain belief system and needed to be a certain way in order to be valued, successful, and happy. Finding my own path was much disapproved of, and I was expected to adhere to viewpoints and customs that others imposed on me.
These toxic dynamics greatly impacted my early adult life - making decisions driven by the needs of others, feeling little love for myself, allowing my world to be guided by what others thought was right for me, broken relationships, and poor mental and physical health.
I felt disempowered, misplaced, and adrift, as if waking each day living a reality that wasn't mine.
My thirtieth birthday marked a pivotal point in my life, when a yoga workshop focused on personal responsibility changed everything. It led me to deeper self-awareness and a realisation of a serious disfunction within my past. The truth was that I'd been drifting along with the waves of the world without a conscious vision of how and where to I wanted to lead my life.
I've spent the past several years gradually taking back control and mending my view of the world - unlearning old habits, and training, in theory and practice, to be a mindful creator of my reality, rather than a follower of someone else's blueprint for life.
Upon shifting my mindset and finding my own path, feeling compelled to share the powerful tools I'd received in my journey, I created The Coaching Alchemist to help you find your own path too!
THE COACHING ALCHEMIST'S GUIDING PRINCIPLES
My coaching process is highly personalised and aligned to your needs - you're at all times, the driving force in your growth.
I act as a facilitator to steer you in the right direction, but give you space to seek and unveil your own solutions.
My integrative offering is guided by the following principles...
CONNECTION & COLLABORATION
Seeing you holistically and offering you guidance based on what you call for.
Collaborating with you to take a wider, objective view on your challenge.
Helping you create change driven by what's most important to you.
CURIOSITY & CHALLENGE
The journey of self-discovery wouldn't be possible without curiosity and challenge.
Inviting you to explore your issue without assumption or judgement.
Challenging your perspective to aid you to push past your comfort zone.
CREATION & CHANGE
Offering you a non-judgemental ear and a compassionate heart.
Sharing tools and practices to help you uncover your own creative power to grow.
Offering you accountability to become a resilient change maker of your world.
TRANSFORMATION IS BOTH...
SMALL STEPS IN PROGRESS &
PROGRESS IN SMALL STEPS
I'm a certified Life & Success Coach, certified Transformational Life Coach, and Hogan Personality Assessment certified
(JSCS, AC accredited; Animas Centre for Coaching, ICF accredited; Hogan Assessment Systems).
I have a BA in Psychology (Yale University) and a Postgraduate Diploma in IOB Psychology (UCL).
I'm a devoted yoga practitioner and a committed meditator. Both my passion for the practice and the effects it's had on my life, led me to become a certified Yoga Therapist, a Yoga Teacher, and a Mindfulness Meditation Instructor.
All of my knowledge and skills combined inform the work I do with my clients. They shape the philosophy and ethics of both The Coaching Alchemist and my coaching methods.
I've been incredibly fortunate to receive some great schooling and learn from wonderful teachers over the years, but the greatest teacher of all has been my life and the experiences within it.
I'm thrilled that, through The Coaching Alchemist, I can share all of that with you.
Come work with me!
THE WORLD OF
THINGS THAT MATTER TO ME MOST
I'm a wanderluster, a traveller, a book worm, an amateur photographer, and a trekking fanatic.
Autumn is my favourite season. Watermelon is my favourite fruit.
I'm addicted to oat lates.
I'm in love with mountains, rocky deserts, and canyons.
I believe that nature has an immense power to heal us, always and on every level, whether we consume it or just surround ourselves with it.
Life has most meaning to me when I do things that scare me. Doing such things has time and again given me the most exciting and beautiful experiences.