Life Coaching Testimonials
"Karen quickly puts you at ease, helps you identify your short and long term goals, and then provides the tools to help you achieve them. I thoroughly enjoyed my first set of sessions with Karen - so much so I went back for a second helping. Karen helped me to realise that I had the skills I needed already but I just needed to learn how to use them, and I came away a much more confident and focused person. Highly recommended!"
JM S Yorks. Facebook 5 stars
"Karen helped me find new direction both with personal problems and also my new business venture. She is friendly, inviting and helps you get the best out of what you have."
DT S Yorks. Facebook 5 Stars
"That's a really lovely blog post with fab pictures which I've just published on the blog, thank you so much! Would you have time to do any more?!"
WI group Yorkshire
"Karen gave Endeavour some brilliant advice on how to make the most of Twitter as a free tool to help raise awareness of our work and build our profile. The tricks and tips she taught us have helped us make our Twitter profile so much more engaging and we have gained plenty of new followers as a result."
Graham Booth, Corporate Engagement Manager
"Had a couple of interviews over the last few weeks, and have been offered a job with a Top 10 solicitors firm."
"Thank you Karen, for coming in at short notice and for delivering the goods. We all learnt something new. "
(Social Media awareness session for Sheffield 50+)
"Just been offered a post at a Russell group University"
"Just wanted to let you know I applied for a job and have been offered it!! It's a management role so I'm really pleased! Anyway, I just wanted to say thank you so much for helping me over the last couple of years. Everything you helped me with has now paid off!"
"Guess what I got the job!!!! " Executive coachee Aug 2016
"Many thanks for the session. Really enjoyed it. Taught me a lot." Social media coachee Aug 2016
"Great news, I have been offered the position. I would like to thank you for all the advice and tips you gave me for the interview." Coachee May 2016
"I wanted to let you know I have been offered the job. I don't think I'd have had the confidence to put myself in for it if it wasn't for the work I've done with you, so just want to say a huge thank you." Coachee 2016
"I was somewhat dubious about the value of coaching before embarking on it myself. The overwhelmingly positive nature of the coaching experience has resulted in a radical shift in my opinions and I would now wholeheartedly recommend good, personally tailored coaching to anyone who is interested in their personal and professional development." Coachee S Yorks 2015
"The cost of the sessions is more than justified by the opportunities for paid work that they have already presented, or will lead to in future. Coaching should be seen as an investment in yourself and your potential." Coachee 2015
"Very Good. Karen is warm, friendly and professional, easy to get along with and possesses valuable knowledge and skills that she is happy to share and demonstrate." Coachee Sheffield 2015
"I have found our sessions really helpful and now feel I have a clearer direction." Business start up coachee Sept 2015
"Feedback was that I did interview very well and I felt I had used some of your techniques successfully in that regard." Interview Coachee August 2015
"Thank you for your help and assistance, I doubt I would have had the
confidence to leave my old position and have interviewed well enough to
get this new position without it."
Career Coachee, Derbyshire. May 2015
"When I was still pretty woolly around Social Media I sought out the help of @fabcoach, Karen Perkins.
She was really great and came to my house to work with me. She was patient, friendly and when I began to get frustrated she very reassuring, telling me that I would soon get the hang of it. I have gone on to use both FB and Twitter successfully for two businesses. Nowadays when I get stuck or need to ask a question Karen is very generous with her time and is more than ready to answer any questions I may have. If you want to see what I'm doing please follow me on twitter @bryonydoran @CybermouseMultiMedia and on.fb.me/1r8EdQS"
Bryony Doran, Author Sheffield
"Karen - you are a great coach! I got so much from our sessions - you challenged me and really made me think. You should be really proud of yourself and your business x"
Coachee SE England recieved via Facebook
"In July 2014, I recognised that I required some assistance in preparing for my next career move and sought Karen's expert help in order to prepare me for an interview and group exercise. Karen enabled me to effectively prepare for the final stages of the recruitment process with a series of tools and techniques. Her personable and supportive approach allowed me to recognise and highlight my strengths which got me the job I wanted. I would recommend Karen to anyone looking for a short, sharp session on interview preparation."
Helen, S Yorks
It was clear from the start the service that Karen was offering and how we would be working together. Although I originally booked for 4 sessions, after one session I decided that what I really wanted to do was return to full-time education. Karen was supportive of this and understood I would no-longer need to complete the course. Just by talking to Karen for an hour allowed me to think more clearly about what I wanted. Her supportive attitude and encouragement to see the possibilities available was very helpful. Overall Service – Excellent!
"Karen was focussed, took time to explain what we were doing and why. She answered loads of questions, both in and after the session and was prompt sending info. I have started to put into practice what we discussed and am seeing a difference. Excited about working with her again!"
D Somerset-Malia (Twitter & Social Media Coaching)
"Karen gave me much needed twitter coaching. I had been on twitter for quite a while, but was just blindly stumbling along.
After Karen's helpful tips and advice I have connected with an American author who has just sent me through her childrens manuscript to illustrate. Without Karens tuition this wouldn't have happened."
"I found Karen Perkins on the web at a time I was looking for someone to help me work out how to get out of a very demotivating and demoralising job. It was also a time of great emotional upheaval." read more
Karen’s support and motivation has been fantastic and I have completely turned my life around by starting in a new career in the time I have seen her for the 4 coaching sessions. Karen certainly did not push me into taking the leap into the unknown. She was very practical and cautious to ensure that I was making the right decision for me. She gave me some skills to build strength and resilience to make sure that I could make the right choice based on personal insight and knowledge rather than a knee jerk reaction to my situation. She has a number of tools to help you assess your current situation and where you want to get to in life. Karen also focuses greatly on life balance, not just career and development. That was important to me.
Karen’s skills and experiences have helped the process. She is knowledgeable about the local area and networks. She has a number of contacts and always tries to help you get in touch with the right kind of people. Karen is always thinking about you and sends information related to your field in case you hadn’t found out about it yourself. She also asks some very challenging yet pertinent questions to really make you think about and question things before making decisions.
Karen is vibrant and friendly and made me feel at ease. She is reliable and professional and I would recommend her to anyone wanting support and help in trying to evaluate and change your current work and home circumstances.
Coachee Sheffield, August 2011
"I received four sessions of life coaching with Karen Perkins. I found the sessions to be relaxed, but task oriented in order to achieve progress at each meeting. Karen was encouraging in allowing you to draw out your own thoughts and positive about outcomes that may not have previously seemed possible. The coaching certainly led me to take one decision that I had been debating for some time, making my goals clear and convincing me that my proposed course of action was correct. This led me to reduce my hours to work 4 days per week which has helped my work/life balance. I found the coaching beneficial and Karen a very good coach."
Over the past year we have met for life coaching sessions. Karen has encouraged me to identify things that motivate me and set clear goals for myself. This has helped me make some positive changes to my life. For example I have been successful in carrying out major changes to my house which previously I had been avoiding.
|Goal and how confident were you of achieving your goal...||% at start||% after coaching||Comments/Outcomes|
|To build a satisfying and rewarding new career that compliments my lifestyle needs over the coming years||20%||95%||It just needs to be successful, but other than that it’s all done!|
|Build confidence and resilience||60%||95%||Just what I needed when I needed|
Business Coaching Testimonials
"I found the coaching extremely useful not only in unlocking my self confidence but by giving me a different way of thinking and approaching work and my personal life. It taught me how to use qualities that I already possessed but was not using to their full potential and also gave me new qualities that have enabled me to progress this further.
It helped me think more strategically through any issues that I encountered and I was far better placed to overcome those issues by approaching them in this way. By doing this in both my work and my personal life I have become far more confident and in fact happier within myself.
I cannot thank you enough for helping me through the coaching programme."
"Karen supported me to unearth possibilities for myself and to encourage me to build the steps and confidence needed to achieve them. She is intuitive and creative. She has helped me look outside traditional management ideas in my goals, to develop and be able to manage change at work. I find her style of working very productive as she coaches me, encourages me to look for innovative yet practical and effective ideas. She helps me work through my plans and how to make sure they happen. She has been good at coaching me to build resilience and self esteem at times when I have 'dared' to take on challenging projects and a more senior role."
"Karen is good at being non judgemental, and working from the premise that ‘everyone deserves a chance to make a change and discover their potential’. I have seen her put this into practice with staff members who others had ‘written off’, yet are now valuable and productive team members."
Dating Coaching Comments
"Karen helped me be clear on what type of man and relationship could suit my busy life and juggling teeneagers and a job !
Her perceptive questions and tips improved my on-line dating profile, and how I decide who to date! I now allow myself to see Dating as Fun, not a chore. I have a choice now, and the pressure is off!! I look forward positively to meeting new men, having a fun date, and possibly look forward to a long term meaningful relationship.
I am even trying Speed Dating after her consultation with me."
Dating Divorcee Sheffield, name supplied
Executive and Business Coaching - comments
- I feel much more motivated
- As I am in a new job role coaching has been better than an induction cos you learn more
- You have to find different ways of learning yourself
- Having to plan the stages of my goals has made me more disciplined
- I feel 'excited' about the work I do
- It has helped my move from part to full time
- I keep realizing things about myself and how to learn (light bulb moments)
- My confidence and motivation have increased
- I am more proactive, and delegate more
- The coaching method helped me make decisions quicker using the mind mapping and GROW sheet
- It got me out of my routine
- I am doing different things now
- I feel better as I have delegated a lot now. Processes now all electronic and calls taken if I am out. I have realised I am able to ask others to do things, it's opened my mind to other things
- I like getting credit for new schemes … x sent me a thank you e-mail
- It helps me when I know things are done when I delegate them
- I have been able to get all those things done that were clogging up my head
- Discussing issues in coaching style made it more empowering/engaging
- Talking through issues with Karen and my manager together in coaching makes you have more focus, helped me clarify my goals better
- Allowed me to get onto sorting out the issues in each goal, (using the GROW sheet to break it down)
- Helped me focus on my priorities and tasks
- Helped me take a step back and consider what I need to be doing to achieve goals
- Have asked for more coaching sessions with Karen in the future to help with my long term goals
- Coaching was definitely worth doing !
Ecclesall, Sheffield S11
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