HOW MY WORK ON SELF-WORTH CAME TO BE:
Throughout 18 years of business coaching, I’ve often observed how a person’s relationship with themselves drives their behaviour towards clients, colleagues and peers. For example, when someone goes for an interview (or a first meeting), what is their intention? Are they trying to impress, or are they trying to explore? Are they interested in making a good impression, or in how they might bring value to the role? Like the proverbial iceberg, self-worth is the 80% below the waterline, driving a multitude of behaviours above the waterline.
Then, in the years 2015-16, I got a personal lesson in self-worth. One after the other, I was hit by a series of personal losses (end of a relationship, project-failure, Brexit and its consequences, the death of my mother) and suddenly I was that person self-preoccupied with the “Who-the-hell-am-I” question. Though I might have intellectually understood the difference between conditional self-esteem and intrinsic self-worth, I found I was certainly not living it.
The Self-Worth Safari grew out of my own struggles and the subsequent discovery that I was not alone. It has turned into the adventure of a lifetime: the realisation that no matter what is happening around me, I can always be a friend to myself. Having piloted this with c. 120 people, we see the power of self-worth to transform careers, sales, confidence as well as a host of personal applications: from self-care to sense of purpose.
COACHING ON SELF-WORTH IN THE REALM OF WORK
Alison is a Self-Worth practitioner and founder of South-West Self-Worth (SWSW) which offers workshops and coaching in the Devon and Cornwall area of the United Kingdom. Alison has 20 years of management consulting experience in procurement.
Alison is particularly interested in how Self-Worth can be used to help procurement professionals to focus and thrive in an often pressured and hectic environment.
COACHING ON SELF-WORTH IN THE REALM OF EDUCATION, WORK AND PERSONAL LIFE
Seminars, Courses, Mindful Walks
“And if I asked you to name all the things you love, how long would it take for you to name yourself?”
Claudia is a translator, interpreter, tour guide and planner, teacher of foreign languages in Italy and Italian for foreigners elsewhere, with a passion for cinema, travel and Argentine tango. She has lived in several places in Italy and abroad (UK, Belgium, USA, Luxembourg). As she is a trained translator and interpreter, she speaks Italian, English and French fluently.
A few years ago she stumbled upon Mindfulness and she had an immediate insight: in very little time she decided to start the teacher training pathway with the School of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts, where Jon Kabat-Zinn founded the Center for Mindfulness and designed the now renowned MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) Protocol.
She has completed two courses of Mindfulness for Children and Adolescents, with Mindful Schools (2015) and Amy Saltzman (2017) and one on Mindful Eating (2015) with Jan Chozen Bays. She has a particular interest in Self-Compassion as studied by Kristin Neff and in Insight Dialogue, i.e. Mindfulness applied to social relations and communication. In 2017 she met John Niland and immediately joined his Self-Worth Safari, finding a lot of common ground with her interest in self-care and self-compassion, and has become one of the first licensees, integrating it in her Mindfulness-based activities (MBSR Protocol cycles, Education and Corporate workshops and courses, retreats in nature, online sessions, special courses for caregivers, etc.).
COACHING ON SELF-WORTH IN THE REALM OF LEADERSHIP
Monika brings 18 years of experience in leadership development and change management to her coaching. Her coaching combines systemic coaching and the gestalt therapy (head and heart) as these together lead to success and satisfaction.
For the last 12 years, she has been running a very successful “Head & Heart®” Leadership program, based in Prague. The program focuses on empowering one’s self-worth in leadership positions.
More than ever, today’s leaders need a strong relationship with themselves. If this is absent, they fall into classic pitfalls such as people-pleasing, proving themselves, seeking validation and/or ego-fulfillment. The result is a “needy leader”.
When a leader possesses true self-worth, they have more impact. They transmit a powerful sense of purpose to others. They empower the people around them. Being anchored on permanent values, they win trust. Their vision is compelling and attractive.
COACHING ON SELF-WORTH IN THE REALM OF LEADERSHIP AND CULTURE IN INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTS
Sonja is the founder of The Other Perspective, an international management consultancy, based in the Netherlands focusing on organisational culture, leadership and coaching. She holds a master’s degree in communications, is a certified executive (team) coach with a background in management consultancy and international people & culture leadership roles.
To help individuals, teams and/or organisations grow and reach their potential, self-worth is vital for any organisation. Any leader who strives for higher productivity & employee engagement levels and better financial performance will benefit from understanding the concept and as such live his or her own values, in an authentic manner.
COACHING ON SELF-WORTH IN THE REALM OF WORK
Stuart is a director at The Complete Approach, a management advisory consultancy which offers a 12 step framework coaching young managers and business owners to increase productivity and innovation, and uncover hidden profit.
Self-Worth is vital for managers and business owners who are new to people management positions and have no framework on how to make the business succeed. This often damages self-worth and leads to an ineffective business. Stuart turns these situations around.
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COACHING ON SELF-WORTH IN THE REALM OF WORK
Anita has a diverse professional and international background, working both in international institutions and local companies.
Anita’s mission is to make people and organisations aware of their own strengths, talents and passions and to leverage these to live the life they really want and to help organisations flourish. To connect the dots, she encourages individuals and organisations to engage in a process that invites 1) focus on their strengths, values, beliefs and purpose, 2) appreciate and embrace their own uniqueness, 3) practice self-care to 4) bring out the best in themselves and optimally contribute to society.
Using appreciative and collaborative approaches, Anita has been helping teams and individuals to stimulate conversations and develop strategies that lead to greater cohesion, goodwill, creativity and productivity at work. Even more importantly, transferring positive and constructive attitudes to the private sphere can also create happier families and communities. Because, as we all know, what we pay attention to grows!
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Learn more: www.impaktcoaching.com
Telefone: +32 472 92 11 76
COACHING ON SELF-WORTH IN THE REALM OF EDUCATION
Amy Moser is a coach based in Ealing, London. She has been a coach for ten years, after working in employee communication for 20 years. Amy is an associate with HelpingKids Ltd. and she has been working for four years at private schools in the West London area. www.helpingkids.co.uk
As a life coach that works with children age 6 to 16 and parents, Amy sees self-worth issues on a day-to-day basis. Seven out of 10 of her young clients see significant results after only five sessions. She uses solutions and techniques to overcome problems. Her focus is on “How can children increase self-worth? How do they get confident on the inside?” This includes work on the ABCs…
A for Anxieties (nightmares, exams, stage fright)
B for Behaviour (fighting, anger, homework)
C for Confidence (friends, school, home)
Amy is an expert in outcomes-based coaching, working with clients to:
– Get what they want out of the current situation
– Explore options and go toward their ideal state
– Find resources that will open new doors
Amy also specialises in coaching through change, redundancy and work/life balance issues. She has been these situations herself, using outplacement, negotiation and financial planning to best effect. As a mother of young children Amy knows the challenges of returning to work. She has benefited from coaching and understands how it can make a difference. Amy is known as a positive and encouraging coach. She helps others identify their options and find new ways to get what they want. She has an open and accessible style, and gets feedback on her coaching so that she can keep learning from others.
Amy’s formative career was in the consulting sector, where she worked a total of ten years in employee communications for global firms Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) and William M. Mercer (now Mercer Human Resource Consulting). She worked for five years as Internal Communications Partner at the BBC and had attachments to two change projects. Etihad Airways in Abu Dhabi was her most recent two-year communications role. Her work was strategic and involved coaching on an executive and managerial level.
Amy holds degrees in: Managerial Communication (MSc – Northwestern University – 1996) and English Literature/Communication (BA – DePauw University – 1991).
She has a Master Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (Vievolve – Henley-upon-Thames – 2006), following a Business Practitioner certificate from the same INALPTA-certified programme in 2004. After she was accepted into their coaching programme, BBC sponsored her certificate from Management Futures’ Intensive Coaching Skills in 2008. In high school and university in the USA, Amy was selected and trained as a peer counsellor. She also volunteered as a counsellor for homeless teenagers during her eight years working in Chicago. In London she has volunteered at Crisis for Christmas and the National Childbirth Trust (NCT).
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Learn more: helpingkids.co.uk/
COACHING ON SELF-WORTH IN THE REALM OF EDUCATION
Frances Reynolds is an independent Education Professional based in the UK. She has over 30 years of experience working with young people in a range of settings and has specialised in supporting SEN pupils.
In recent years she has noticed an increase in children struggling with mental health issues and believes there is a link between this and low self-worth.
Frances is particularly interested in supporting parents, children and teachers with their self-worth journeys.
DIRECTOR AT AKENO LTD & ASSOCIATE CONSULTANT AT THE BIG TEAM
From high profile projects that require the structure and rigour of her programme and project management capabilities, to exciting innovation and transformation assignments that require stakeholders to become energised and engaged, Kerry is there to inspire, lead and deliver.
Success is achieved thanks to Kerry’s positive mindset that engages stakeholders to create a unified project team. Adept at understanding and translating complex and technical matters, as well as presenting to Senior Leaders and Directors, it’s the flexibility of Kerry’s skills that are so welcomed by Clients.
Kerry has now taken on a new challenge, and has launched ‘Akeno Adventure’, an international coaching and mentoring programme designed to support people to transform their career, under-pinned by the value of self-worth. Self-worth is especially critical during times of transition and change; it really is an adventure! She has supported a range of people including women in business (particularly those who may be struggling in a male dominated environment), people who wish to transition from permanent employment to contracting and consultancy, and those who simply wish to work smarter, not harder. The aim is to enable her clients to maximise their potential, to get fulfilment from their work, and ultimately, to be happy. After all, we all spend far too much time at work to be anything other than happy! Kerry’s approach is one of authentic support and practical advice and guidance in order to achieve tangible outcomes. Contact Kerry for more details on how to join the Akeno Adventure!
BECOME A LICENSEE
People who choose to licence the program come from many walks of life. Some are trainers, wishing to add a dimension of self-worth to their skills transfer. Others are coaches or therapists working on a one-to-one basis with clients and seeing the relevance of self-worth in just about every session.
Some are in leadership development, tackling the challenges of feedback and managing change. Others have an education background and see specific challenges faced by young Millennials. A few are themselves in career-transition and having experienced what self-worth has done for them, would like to pass on this experience to other people.
When people license the Self-Worth Safari, they are trained to incorporate the materials into their own work: whether this is in management-development, personal-coaching or sales training. Some licensees are also invited to host Self-Worth Academy events and webinars, which enables their services to be visible to a wide international audience.
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