I was born in 1986 (you do the maths) so the typical thoughts, ideas, emotions and challenges we face in our 20s and 30s are oh-so-familiar.
How I got to where I am today
I worked as a television production co-ordinator for five years, which involved organising and setting up filming shoots. In many respects I was in my element, as many of my skills lie in planning and co-ordinating. However, I always had a nagging feeling there was something else for me. I also had a stint working in PR, which didn’t tick all my boxes either, so I came back to television while I figured out what I wanted from my career. That’s when I discovered life coaching.
I know first-hand that a career change can be daunting, especially as we get older, when “starting from scratch” can feel like a huge challenge. However, if you’re not happy in your career in your 20s and 30s, it can be a great time to plan your next career move. Who said we have to follow the same career path for our whole lives?
For me, it was about assessing my options, working out my priorities and continuously setting goals and taking small steps towards where I want to be. I now get the same kind of excitement from helping others make these kinds of changes.
I met my husband in 2009 when he showed me the ropes at one of my first TV jobs based in Angel, London. We spent time getting to know each other and enjoying our 20s, living the fast-paced London lifestyle.
I was brought up in Essex and always planned to move home to be near family but have ended up moving to my husband’s home turf in Birmingham, which is where we are now embracing a new stage in life – marriage!
Having got married back home in Essex in August 2015, my life over the last year or so has been focused very much on two areas; life coaching and wedding planning.
It was through my own experience and learning about the experiences of other brides-to-be that I built my Bridal Coaching service, designing a wedding-related service that really makes the difference between a stressful, nerve-wracking wedding planning process and a focused, organised and enjoyable one.
Me as a Coach
I bring my very best qualities to coaching. I’m a good listener with natural intuition, meaning that I find myself connecting with my clients quickly and so am able to fully immerse myself in their reality. It’s always been in my nature to work hard in whatever job I am doing, and this is especially true of my coaching. I thrive on getting the most out of my clients; there is no greater feeling than hearing a client tell me that work we’ve done together has had a positive impact on their life.
As a coach, I like to think of myself as a ‘cheerleader’ behind the scenes, supporting my clients as they take small steps towards making changes in their lives, which ultimately lead them to become happier and more fulfilled. I get genuine satisfaction and excitement from seeing others achieve their goals.
Hopefully these words convey a little of what I’m about and how I may be able to help you. However, they are just words on a page, so please do get in touch (hyperlink) to arrange a no-obligation, introductory chat to say ‘hello’ and we can go from there.
Diploma in Life Coaching Skills from Wellness Professionals at Work which is accredited by the Association for Coaching and the National Council of Psychotherapists, and approved by the Complementary Medical Association
Georgina Lucy Howard is a Member of the National Council of Psychotherapists.
She also has a BA (Hons) Degree in Philosophy and a Diploma in TV Current Affairs Journalism.