‘The Journey of a Thousand Miles, begins with one small step’ Lao Tzu
Hello and thank you for visiting my site. I'm Shilpa, your Personal Transformation Coach. I help motivated men & women TRANSFORM their DREAMS into REALITY by breaking goals into actionable, realistic & achievable steps . I've helped clients achieve exactly this. You can learn about their experiences in my Testimonials.
To live in a world which is full of individuals who aim to become the best versions of themselves, who desire to push through their challenges & limiting beliefs in order to transform their dreams into reality; to realise their full potential and to live a purposeful life.
I help motivated men and women who have dreams that they wish to make reality. I help them translate these dreams into goals and then help create actionable steps to get from where they are now to where they want to be.
Do any of the below resonate with you?
· Are you a motivated / driven person who has a deep desire to achieve your goals but is constantly clouded by self-doubt in your abilities to achieve them?
· Are you completely overwhelmed by all the things you need to think about, and so don't take any action to move forward? Do you have full faith in your abilities but lack the confidence to demonstrate these?
· Do you know what you want but just need someone to help you define the smaller, actionable steps to help you get to your dream destination and hold you accountable along the way?
· Are you someone who’s lost their focus or motivation in life over the years (maybe due to bringing up a family etc) and you need someone to help you refocus again?
If any of the above sounds like you, please contact me.
I do this by digging deep, listening attentively and asking searching questions to uncover what’s really holding you back in an open, honest and non-judgemental way.
I was leading on a major diversity project at work and I was finding it difficult to successfully carry out this project. I was finding it challenging to organise my thoughts and effectively plan. I came to coaching, with Shilpa, in the hope that I could address my productivity issues and become a lot more effective. The coaching experience was really positive. Shilpa listened attentively to me in a non-judgemental manner. Crucially, I was able to successfully complete my project. During the coaching sessions, I was able to create an action plan and set realistic deadlines. Shilpa acted as my accountability partner. She was genuinely interested in seeing me succeed and offered me unconditional support.
This project was a keystone one for me. I am grateful for everything Shilpa did for me and there is no doubt that I became more effective after the coaching sessions.
Messiah O, Diversity Lead. (Sep 2020)
I started my journey with Shilpa in a space where I was busy and near chaotic where I often neglect the ‘now’ to start preparing for the ‘next steps’. The sessions Shilpa led helped me understand my values and boiled these down to the root of my core needs.
This journey helped me prioritise being in the moment and to spend more time reflecting on the progress I’ve made.
Shilpa guided me on this journey at my pace in such a way where I discovered this for myself, giving me control of the journey. For me the impact of reflecting on my progress and enjoying achievements in the moment has allowed me to move from a ‘busy and chaotic’ mindset to acting ‘clear and level’ both at work and in personal life. This sounds so obvious written down, but Shilpa really helped me understand my core values and take action on these.
Benjamin L, Digital Product Manager (Aug 2020)
I worked with Shilpa to bring greater clarity and focus to a number of career and personal goals which I wanted to rejuvenate. Shilpa has a great grounding in life skills tools, which she introduced into our discussions in a calm and friendly manner. She managed to keep the focus objective for each of the topics I wanted to explore, but at the same time brought a humanity to the exercise which made the process pleasant and sustainable. The skills I’ve learnt from our sessions have already made a considerable difference to my effectiveness in working towards those goals.
Geoff N, Lawyer. (June 2020)
My experience working with Shilpa has been overwhelmingly positive. I started the journey from a position of wanting to revalidate my career goals and discover new tactics to help achieve them. Shilpa took a methodological approach from the start, challenging my motivations and perceptions to uncover what are my key drivers. With this awareness I have been able to create a short to medium term plan that encompasses what I want to achieve as well as creating accountability for how I will do so. Throughout the process I have learnt to think beyond just my career aspirations, and to be mindful of all the other factors that contribute to me performing at my best and I already feel I have achieved a better state of balance because of this. Sessions with Shilpa quickly became a highlight of the week and I would definitely recommend her services to anyone who has broad long- term objectives that they want to hone.
Miles B, Digital Product Manager. (May 2020)
Before I started with Shilpa, I found myself floating through life and not living it. For me, I really wanted to focus on what made ME happy and how I could make accountable steps in my life to make this happen. We focussed on my career, my health and most importantly, my wellbeing.
Without Shilpa, I don’t think I would’ve gained the focus and energy to focus on my happiness. Shilpa had an introductory session to get to the bottom of what I really wanted to focus on. Each week we took accountable and achievable steps in reaching those goals.
Helping me with myorganisation, guiding me through my thoughts and habits to renew my belief in myself. I had all the tools already, but
Shilpa helped me see that there was nothing stopping me in using them. For example, we set out times where I would food prep, exercise and set a development plan for my job,
she encouraged me to have conversations with people I needed to but stopped myself from having!
Where Shilpa really went above and beyond was remembering certain events I had scheduled or shared and Shilpa checked in to see how these conversations/ actions went and gave me the support and reassurance that I needed to follow through with confidence.
She has given me tips to continue
with all of these tools going forward. Shilpa guided me through these coaching sessions and most importantly didn’t put words into my
mouth, but led the conversation and helped me gain confidence to set and complete these achievable goals.
With Shilpa’ s coaching, I have managed to regain focus into what really matters and for me that is better wellbeing. We have put the time and effort in to make my life, not only easier, but better.
It is thanks to Shilpa that my worries have gone and my confidence to take these next steps has returned.
Lauren M, Business Manager. (May 2020)
Having Shilpa as a coach has been a great experience. When we met, I had already set my goals for the year and she helped see those goals with more clarity by breaking them into smaller achievable steps that I need to execute daily. I know I am now on the right path to achieve the body of my dreams and have also started my journey in investing. Our coaching sessions happen fortnightly which keeps me accountable as at the end of each session there will be a set of actions for me to compete over the following 2 weeks. This keeps me motivated and makes me feel I am on track. She has also helped challenge some of my limiting beliefs and search evidence to understand whether those beliefs have any rationale behind. Overall, I am very pleased with my coaching journey with Shilpa and look forward to seeing my progress over the next months.
Vania J, Business Analyst, (May 2020)
Shilpa’s coaching has helped me to better articulate my goals and also provided a sounding board to help me realise why I have not made as much progress as I would have liked to in the past. By working with her I have been able to break these goals up into smaller bit sized tasks which makes achieving them feel more attainable. I know have clear daily and weekly activities which I hope to build into healthy habits going forward. Having her act as an accountability partner has also helped me to keep on track with my weekly tasks. Shilpa is a great listener and I genuinely feel she wants to see me succeed. I am really enjoying our sessions and looking forward to the next one.
Joyce, People & Culture Manager. (Jan 2020)
I found it hugely helpful to have an honest discussion with someone who understood the context that I’m working in. Shilpa has such a great manner that is completely non-judgemental as well as really empowering. It really made me take time to think about what I needed to do to make a changes. More importantly it also made me step outside of being consumed by the day to day which is so easy.
Shashi P, Head of Strategy. (Dec 2019)
I found my sessions with Shilpa very helpful to encourage my own self-discovery, setting small goals that helped me re-direct my thinking, set timelines to focus on finding my own answers. I was able to reflect on the obstacles and the opportunities and understand the steps I need to take to make a career change.
Param D, Sales Director. (Nov 2019)
Shilpa’s coaching has had a very positive impact on me since starting our sessions. It has provided a means for me to remain accountable for my actions and provided a trusted sounding board for me to talk about the areas of my life I would like to work on.
Her approach has helped me to firstly identify the area’s I would like to improve and secondly, break down my focus area into manageable actions that I can work on week by week.
She is a great listener and very respectful towards any sensitive information exchanged in our sessions. Her methodology of getting small things done every week has helped me to build effective habits and I can see myself getting closer to achieving my goals.
Shilpa has been a great coach and I am thankful for her continued support
Michael B, Business Model Innovation Manager. (Oct 2019)
I used the coaching sessions with Shilpa to get through the end of my course. I was struggling to get the paperwork completed. My goal was to complete my Diploma by Sep 2019. Shilpa was very professional, showed great respect and patience. She was sensitive in her approach and non-judgemental.
I was able to come up with the right solutions for me. I always ended the sessions with a clear and positive plan. I became more focused and driven. After every session, I felt motivated and more confident in my own abilities.
I learnt a great deal about myself, my patterns of behaviour and I became aware of what I was going to gain from not taking action. I feel more empowered and resourceful due to the coaching experience with Shilpa. I am managing my time better and feel more in control and content.
I achieved my goal – I completed my Diploma by end Sep with a Distinction!!
I am glad I had this opportunity and I recommend coaching sessions with Shilpa to everyone.
Maria D, Coaching Student (Aug 2019)
I found my sessions with Shilpa very helpful to encourage my own self-discovery, setting small goals that helped me to re-direct my thinking, set time lines and focus on finding my own answers. I was able to reflect on the obstacles and the opportunities and understand the steps I need to take to make a career change.
I wish Shilpa the best in her new career as a Life Coach.
Natalia G, Physiotherapist, (May 2019)
.....and I’m the eldest daughter of 2, born in Mombasa, Kenya, emigrating to the UK in 1977. A quiet, conscientious, private, extremely hardworking, determined, competitive, resilient, focused and driven individual who strives to excel in anything that I put my mind to.
Moving to the UK came with its own challenges: a new culture that was alien to us, a new climate, new friends, schools and even my first experience of racism and bullying. I knew then that I would need to work harder than others to achieve my dreams and goals. My goals (at 8 years old) were to be an A* student, to have a fantastic career, to be financially independent and secure, to make my parents proud and to always strive to improve myself as well as to make the world a fairer place.
I've always been someone who has placed high expectations on myself and strived to do things that others felt were not possible or difficult. The more someone said something couldn't be done, the more I wanted to prove them wrong.
As I was growing up, I noticed that it was rare for Indian girls to go to university, get degrees, get good jobs and be financially independent and so I set myself a challenge to go against the grain of societal expectations and norms, helped by the unwavering encouragement and support from my parents. I went to university, and gained a good Economics Degree (and then a MBA), I went onto secure some pretty exciting jobs at highly renowned blue-chip companies and eventually set foot on the property ladder (without any financial support from anyone). I was fiercely independent, yet always remained humble and grounded. From time to time, I would be faced with obstacles that life threw my way and it was all too easy to accept defeat, but something inside me kept telling me to keep on going.
I learnt over the years how important it was for people to dig deep and find their passion, their purpose and to never give up and accept defeat, in order to fulfil their dreams and desires. But more often than not, we get trapped into living our everyday life and bury our dreams deep inside.
I'm married to an amazing man, Raj, who gives me the freedom and wings to go and achieve my dreams.
My dream is now very clear: I want to help people transform their dreams into reality; I want to help both men and women realise their true potential and purpose in life. I want to provide encouragement, guidance, accountability, help remove obstacles and give confidence to those that dare to dream big.
o I bring Enthusiasm, Energy & Fun whilst driving conversations forward in a focused way
o I make people feel comfortable and able to open up
o I bring whole-hearted dedication and determination to help my clients achieving their goals
o My ability to tease out the root cause
o Making things Happen: providing Inspiration and Positivity
o Being a great listener
o A smile and a laugh.
o Genuine and non-judgemental advice
o Comfortable. At ease. Always available and willing to listen.
o Like I am genuinely interested in helping them
o Important and Valued
o Uplifted and Inspired.
o Happy & Motivated
Coaching is a tool that is used to empower individuals to help them reach their goals; it is a structured conversation between the Coach and the Client.
During a coaching session your coach will walk by your side to help you to reach your ultimate goal and aspirations. They will listen to you, ask questions, find out what your challenges are and inspire you to reach that end goal.
You will be encouraged to make decisions and take responsibility for these decisions.
Different coaches use different models to structure their sessions. A popular model is the GROW model which is an acronym for the areas explored, Goals, Reality, Options and Way forward.
This model keeps you moving forward towards your goal. Your coach will be asking you questions, listening to your responses, challenging you whilst all the time remaining non-judgemental.
Coaching is not about your coach giving you suggestions or advice. They are not mentoring or counselling you.
If you commence a series of coaching sessions and it is deemed that coaching is not the correct support mechanism for you at this moment in time, this will be discussed with you directly to find a suitable solution to support your onward journey.
Do you feel that currently feel unfulfilled and that you're not reaching your potential?
· Is there a gap between where you are now and where you want to be?
· Do you sometimes feel you don’t have the skills, resources or confidence to get something done?
· Do you feel stuck and put off making decisions or fail to stick to those decisions you have made?
· Are you ready to entertain new and fresh ideas?
· Are you willing to be accountable for what you desire?
If you're answer is yes to any of these questions then coaching can most definitely support you to be the best that you can be.
A coaching session is completely confidential. I agree and comply to the Coaching Code of Conduct and only in extreme circumstances will this confidence be breached.
Coaching is predominantly carried out over the telephone/Zoom or face to face. The usual procedure is that the client will contact the coach after arranging a convenient time and date.
You will be guided through a 6 point process.
1. Review the previous session and the actions that you completed
2. Set the goal for that session
3. Consider where you are at the present moment with this goal
4. Consider your options in meeting this goal
5. Agree on some actions
6. Summarise the session before completing the session.
The coach will manage the timing of the session and ensure you gain full value from the session.
To make sure that your time is being well spent with your coach, you are expected to come to the session fully prepared and with a goal or aspiration in mind that you would like to work towards.
Preparation is very important for the coaching session so you are encouraged to spend 15 minutes prior to the session taking yourself to an environment where you will not be disturbed, with a drink and feeling refreshed to relax prior to the start of the session.
You will also need to ensure that you have a pen and paper or something else to take notes with to hand.
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After all this is all about YOU!