My name is Garry Lane and I am a fully qualified HR Manager with experience working for a blue chip company. I have had 35 years management experience and have coached numerous people to help them to enhance their careers.
I have helped business people, make business decisions, achieve their business goals and give their career direction.' I have helped people to become more organised and make major decisions in their personal life.
I am a certified Life Coach and an Associate Member of the Association for Coaching who can assist you realise your dreams, help you set goals and achieve them. I am professional and personable, dedicated to achieving results. The coaching sessions are supportive and motivational conducted in a calm, positive manner where I will really listen to you.
Life Coaching originated from America about 20 years ago. A Life Coach helps a Client to attain direction, crystallise their business and personal goals, and supports the Client to achieve them. Coaching issues can be very broad ranging and can include, personal issues, relationship/family issues, career, time management, and work/ life balance. It can assist clients to consider what they are most passionate about; bring about the change required to work towards living their dream, and leading to a more meaningful, happy, fulfilling life.
Life Coaching focuses on the present and the future, rather than the past although acknowledgement of the effects of the past is taken into consideration. When a goal, is clearly established the Coach will then explore the situation with the Client and consider options available to work towards achieving the goal. Activities are agreed at each session and the Coach then supports the client to complete them.
The Coach has no vested interest in the Client and is therefore totally independent. The Coach is an impartial listener who acts as a ‘sounding board’ and helps the Client explore all their options, primarily through questioning techniques. A Coach does not give advice but will give honest feedback and challenge the Client to step out of their ‘comfort zone’ when necessary. Anything that is discussed is completely confidential as the Coach builds a trusting, supportive relationship with the Client.
Coaching sessions are motivational, can help the Client to take control of their life and become ‘master of their ship’. The sessions are geared towards bringing positive change to the Clients life, helping them to develop confidence and create a sense of well being by feeling in control.
The sessions can be over the phone or face to face at a mutually agreed location. Sessions can vary between 45 – 60 minutes.
May I take this opportunity to thank you sincerely for all your continued support, esteemed guidance, selfless advice, generous time and structured and focused coaching, without which I wouldn’t have been able to achieve my goal today. I greatly appreciate the way you understood my strengths and weaknesses and guided me to harness my potential and improve on my shortcomings. Your consistent encouragement strengthened my self- belief and self-confidence more than ever.. Your coaching gave life to my ideas and they started bearing results. The transition from ‘I would be doing’ to ‘I am doing’ really springs positivity and energises oneself. You are a true ‘Guru’ ( meaning-a philosopher and guide in Hindi) for me. I have undoubtedly benefitted from the sessions and whatever I have learnt and experienced I shall always cherish throughout my life I would recommend yourself for Life/Career coaching to anyone without hesitation.
I was extremely impressed with your consultative approach and your ability to help me compartmentalise what felt like an enormous problem to me and your open and honest approach along with your professional and positive attitude which made me feel relaxed immediately.
Through working with you, I successfully moved into a new career path within the sales training department, where I spent 5 very enjoyable and very successful years. From there I then moved into Telesales management and finally ended up as a successful project manager effectively almost doubling my salary compared to my salary at our first meeting.
I have to say that if it was not for the help and advice you gave me from our first meeting, I do not feel I would have realised just what opportunities were potentially in front of me.
Garry has a warm, open character which makes him very easy to talk to and importantly he is a good and sincere listener.
I think one of the things that benefited me most was to put into words how I was feeling and ideas that I had for change rather than just having everything floating around in my head without structure, which was confusing and draining.
Garry was very encouraging and I always felt that he took me seriously.
I think that one of the reasons why coaching with Garry worked so well for me, was that he was completely impartial and non judgemental.
Garry's skill was to help me make my own decisions based on what was right for me alone. I now feel that I have direction and am moving forward. My outlook is now much more positive. I would have no hesitation in recommending Garry. All the sessions were enjoyable and stretching at the same time.
I didn't know what to expect from Life Coaching, or even if it could help me but it has enabled me to turn things around completely. I was at the point where I didn't know what I could do to change things and couldn't really see the woods for the trees. Garry helped me to take a step back and focus on the things that I can change and set clear goals on how I was going to achieve it.
I feel so much more confident and in control
Garry was great - very calm, non-judgemental and professional. I would recommend him to anyone who is in need of help to change something they are not happy with.
I found the career coaching sessions extremely enlightening. Not only did they help me to visual my future career more clearly, they also provided me with the valuable knowledge as to how to overcome certain obstacles – whether the obstacles were real or imaginary!
You were very approachable as a coach
Thank you so much for giving your time to coaching Maria. She has benefitted so much from the sessions and is much happier in herself and full of enthusiasm which can only have a positive impact on those around her both at home and at work.
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