In seeking out coaching with Wendy at Aiming Higher, I had hoped to be able to find some clarity and solutions on some work related issues which I felt frustrated and challenged by. The prospect of dealing with these issues and still carrying out my day to day responsibilities and duties seemed daunting. Wendy gave me the ability to break it down into manageable sections that were target focused and more importantly realistic and achievable. I found the coaching experience surprising, enlightening and most of all extremely beneficial in helping me to identify the ‘blocks’ that were holding me back. I was able to work through these blocks and move towards achieving realistic target-able goals. I became a lot more motivated and realised that by trying different approaches I was achieving different results – positive results. Only by working through this with Wendy, who offered a totally unbiased non judgemental, and completely supportive environment, was I able to identify the blocks, and work through them. This led to a happier, healthier, more productive environment for all concerned. I would have no hesitation in recommending Aiming Higher and hope to be able to use Wendy again at some point in the future.
R Hopkins, Director of Property Services, London.
“Having been coached by Wendy 4 years ago, and experienced the wonderful world of coaching and how it enhances ones life, I had no hesitation in contacting her again to help me negate the crossroads I had recently found myself at.
Wendy’s style of coaching is warm and generous but importantly it is very intuitive – her intuitive listening led to the asking of exploitative questions which took me down all sorts of avenues I would not have considered previously.
By working through my ‘values’ and realising I didn’t want to compromise on these, there came an inner strength which enabled me to make decisions which I knew were right for me, and consequently this paid off in ways I hadn’t imagined possible. This I could not have done without Wendy’s coaching! Having just had my final session (and it only took 3), I now feel energised, content and (once again) know who I am and where I want to go. The best decision and the best money I have spent this year!”
Sally Griffin, Tenerife
“I contacted Aiming Higher to help with some issues which I was finding difficult to work through or resolve on my own and needed an unbiased outlet and space in order to be able to do this.
I found the listening process very powerful and not something that you experience on a day to day basis. I found the reflecting back of my words very useful because I hadn’t realised what I’d actually been saying, and it turned out that it was quite negative and not very productive – therefore some time was spent changing a lot of my negative language into positive language which took a little practice but has resulted in some very positive feedback from colleagues and friends.
I also feel much happier in myself which has resulted in a better working atmosphere, and ultimately more productive. This was money very well spent and I would highly recommend coaching with Aiming Higher”
“I was introducted to the concept of Life Coaching by a close friend and was also lucky enough to win a series of coaching sessions in a local competition.
Cautious and sceptical at first – my personal life was somewhat complicated and I had been going through a roller coaster of emotions – procrastination being my first line of defence.
Wendy listened with the patience of a saint, a true professional with a very warm personality and I found her enthusiasm infectious.
I came away from each coaching session with that enthusiasm and am now able to focus on ‘doing’ rather than ‘just thinking’. I am far more motivated and positive in outlook and no longer wish to go back to how I was before I embarked on personal coaching”
Yvonne – Lytham St Annes
“Wendy is extremely professional, intuitive, yet approachable so my coaching relationship with her developed in a natural way, whilst adhering to clearly defined client-coach parameters.
Wendy encouraged me to reflect upon my aims and ambitions as well as giving me the apposite time and space to introspect on particular issues that occurred during our coaching relationship.
I found the professional time that I invested with her very rewarding and continue to draw on the intellectual and personal revelations in my day to day professional and social interactions.”
Director – Strategic Communications Company, London
“I would highly recommend Aiming Higher for anyone who needs help with direction and decisions in their careers and lives generally.
Although I began the process with some reticence, my life is so much more balanced and happy now.
Through looking at different areas of my life, I was able to identify where the imbalances were and make decisions as to how these could be redressed.
I found that being listened to enabled me to articulate and clarify my thoughts more clearly.
Wendy has been genuinely supportive throughout the coaching and has helped me to regain control of my life.”
Paul Woodmancy – HR Professional, Yorkshire
“My decision to pursue ‘Personal Coaching’ was not an easy one as I really couldn’t grasp how it could help me move forward in terms of my thoughts and the resultant behaviours.
I had a stressful job and my health was suffering too. I had considered Counselling but didn’t really feel my issues could be helped this way and as it was something that was offered through work it would have been the easy option. However, due to confidentiality issues, I wanted to pursue something out of work, and during some research on the internet I came across Wendy’s website.
From the very beginning, I felt totally at ease with Wendy and found it surprisingly easy to be open and honest. There was never any hint of judgement or criticism (which is what I feared) and she was 100% committed to helping me achieve my outcomes. Through her compassion and sensitivity, I was enabled to explore areas of my life that previously I had just ‘ignored’ and thought would ‘go away’. The Coaching offered different perspectives on my situation which enabled me to make different decisions. It helped me look at what I valued and believed in and so came the realisation that I wasn’t living by any of my values, certainly not in my current job.
I now feel a much stronger person and my life has changed enormously. It hasn’t been easy. There were several times during the coaching that I did feel like giving up especially when the ‘going got tough’ – and I know I must have been a ‘challenging’ client, but Wendy never faltered in her support and encouragement and I am so glad that I did ‘stick it out’. She is an exceptional person and her ‘uniqueness’ is something I feel sure would not found in the ‘workplace’. Wendy, from the bottom of my heart, THANKYOU.”
JW – Textile Consultant, Manchester
“When I first went to see Wendy I was at a particular low in my life having just lost my lovely Mum to cancer and at the same time being dissatisfied with my job which involved lots of travelling and long unsociable hours. I had many other separate issues to deal with too.
Wendy’s coaching helped me to focus separately on these issues and work towards realistic goals whilst helping me to see what was important to me and what I really valued in life.
I felt that Wendy was a great listener, very supportive, and fantastic to get on with. I was amazed that during our sessions, through her questions to me, she managed to make me realise things that I had never thought of which in turn changed my direction and focus in life. I really looked forward to my sessions with her and recommend her professionalism to anyone who feels they need life coaching.”
Linda, Lytham St Annes.
“My daughter introduced me to Aiming Higher, and what a good introduction it turned out to be.
My life was at it’s lowest ebb following the breakdown of my marriage and the heartache and grief was unbearable.
After a 30 year relationship I was at a loss to know how to move on with my life.
Through coaching with Wendy and within only a matter of weeks, life became so much more positive – The future suddenly looked brighter.
Not only did I look forward to her visits but my attitude to MY life became much more important.
After only 5 sessions with Wendy I feel life is good again. She has helped me realise that there is a life for Pamela and I am now my own person again, leading a very independent and happy life.
Thank You Wendy for helping me to find ME.”
Pamela, Lytham, Lancashire.
“After the sale of my business I became very depressed and lost with life. With Wendy’s coaching my life has been completely transformed. We dealt with current issues and sdme very old issues which I had carried for years and we ‘resoled’ each one.
After several months of coaching the old negative layers of life have been stripped away only to leave a very happy positive thinking person. Wendy was the catalyst for my new life.!”
Rick Wheeldon, Lancashire
“I went to see Wendy when I had decided to make a significant life change, to discuss and explore issues surrounding that decision with someone who could be unbiased and non judgemental. Wendy’s qualities have been extremely useful in my quest to see the future more clearly, and she was able to help me move forward with confidence to a new part of my life.
Spending time with Wendy was very enjoyable and she has helped me to see my strengths and attributes which has added greatly to my feeling of confidence in that this decision was right for me. I am now able to approach my future on a far more positive note and I attribute this to Wendy’s skills and perception. “J.L, Lancashire”From our first telephone conversation, I knew Wendy was the person to help me. Her warm and sincere manner and the way she listened without judgement, encouraged me to talk honestly and openly about my life and the areas where I felt ‘stuck’.
One year later, I am a completely different woman and my life has changed enormously. Our coaching relationship has opened up a whole new world. Wendy has supported me 100% through various issues, and enabled me to explore and understand the options that are available for me to improve my life. She has been totally committed throughout the year and has provided me with the inspiration and motivation to move forward – no matter what! Last month I achieved one particular goal that I would never have dreamed possible – and I owe it all to Wendy! Today, I know who I am and where I want to go!”
Sally Griffin, Tenerife
“Through coaching with Wendy, I have become more confident and sure of myself. By learning how to react differently in certain situations and how to say NO without feeling guilty, my stress levels have reduced significantly. Many of the sessions with Wendy were filled with laughter and we established a great rapport. She has great listening skills and I found it very easy to unburden my feelings and thoughts. I eagerly anticipated each session with Wendy and finished our coaching agreement by having a Reiki treatment as well! I would highly recommend Wendy and her life skills coaching.”MM, Lancashire”Despite being both well motivated and very confident I found it difficult to apply for a job. I had been in limbo for around 3 months before I went to see Wendy. Within an hour of my session with Wendy I had an interview and got the job a week later. Not just any job – the one I have always, always wanted to do.”
Gavin M. Lees – Property Lettings & Development
“Wendy has the ability to help you look at things from a different perspective, she is thoughtful and intuitive; plus a fantastic coach who has helped me move my life forward. She really makes a difference! “Beverley Rodgers, Business Analyst, Lancashire”I was coached by Wendy at a time when I felt overwhelmed by life. Although there were many good things happening, I felt very fearful and unsure of myself. Wendy helped me – through her sensitivity and her ability to challenge and to champion me – to get things into perspective, to prioritise according to my values and create balance. The coaching helped me to get my life working for me again. Wendy is a real champion. She is highly motivational and inspiring and the coaching far exceeded my expectations.”
HDW, Building Projects Manager, London
“The journey with Wendy has been truly remarkable and I would never have imagined the difference it is making to my life and work. Thanks to Wendy’s infectious energy and enthusiasm, I have never felt more alive.”
Denis McBrinn, Training Director, Northern Ireland
“Thank you Wendy for the coaching you have given me over the past few months. It has really helped to be able to be open with someone who I know will not judge me and who will be totally supportive of all the decisions I make. It has made a real difference to the way I look at life and the future is looking good. It’s a very exciting time and it is all thanks to you.”
Linda Poulson MBE – Divorce Recovery Workshop Leader, Midlands.”
As the Employment and Mentor Co-ordinator for the National Probation Service, Lancashire, I was very excited to recruit a volunteer as highly skilled as Wendy.
Wendy currently works with a female offender who suffers from depression and agoraphobia. Originally Tracey attended probation as she refused to ensure her children’s’ attendance at school, She then received an extended court order for failing to attend her supervision appointments, all mainly linked with her agoraphobia. Wendy’s work with Tracey is inspiring, not only has she been able to motivate her to have the courage to leave her house and attend her probation appointments but she also encouraged her to attend a local learning centre and achieve her basic skills qualifications. Tracey has now gained enough strength and motivation to come off her anti-depressants and is having a better quality of life all with the help and support of Wendy and her life coaching. Tracey’s full story can be read under ‘Mentoring'”Nicola Murray – National Probation Service.”Wendy coached me over several months on issues relating to career crossroads and work/life balance. Wendy has the ability to ask questions that really make you search the depths of your mind that eventually bring about some startling realisations.”
CEO – Yorkshire