This week’s Featured Client, when Laura Thornley, is an example of the long-standing benefits of working on your self-belief, confidence, and goals. Laura wanted to work on her career aspirations and reduce her parent guilt; she gained promotions and a new found confidence.
Over to your Laura.
I was working in a marketing agency looking to push myself forward for promotion and navigate the balance of mother-guilt vs that internal nag of wanting more from my career; so I decided to get some coaching!
Clara was fantastic at challenging me to realise that I could take action. She kept me accountable and made me see that there wasn’t really anything holding me back but me.
I remember our sessions helped me to push myself out of my comfort zone and travel across Europe alone on business trips without that guilt of leaving my little girl at home. It felt like a real turning point for me. I instigated conversations on growth opportunities with senior leaders at work and it resulted in me being recognised by receiving a promotion and enjoying a 12-month experience on the Executive Board.
Since our coaching finished, I’ve moved onto a new agency, Cornerstone Design and Marketing taking on a senior role with huge scope for the future. I was bold enough to approach them for a job and be truly honest about what I wanted in terms of flexible working and salary, this was accepted and demonstrates how far I have come in having the courage to know my self worth and put myself out there.
For anyone looking at coaching, absolutely go for it, it will help you develop new ways of thinking and if you’re at a point in your career where you feel stuck, it gives you that wise advisor that can really help you set some goals and go for it without fear.
I have been keeping in touch with Laura since our sessions ended, and I am so proud to see how she has taken her career firmly in her hands. Here’s to the future, Laura!
Want to read more about the other Featured Clients? Click on this link.