With over 10 years experience Sam James is passionate about supporting people to fulfil their potential and lead a positive way of life. Through her life coaching and addiction therapy experience, Sam has become a motivational expert. This forms a corner stone of all her interventions and she has trained and supported people to become proficient in this area. It is a valuable tool, to allow people to explore how they are feeling about an issue (diet, alcohol use, drug use, smoking) and what, if anything, they want to do about it.
She is also an Associate Member of the Association for Coaching UK (ACAM).
Coaching is a professionally recognised form of providing people with support to develop a greater understanding of their situation, bring about changes and achieve goals and dreams
It can be beneficial to both personal and professional life, in order to improve your strengths and build upon your weaknesses. In the same way a coach takes people from one place to another, coaching is a vehicle to get you from where you are now to where you want to be.
Life coaching believes that the coachee (client) has the resources and strengths to discover the solutions and achieve their goals and dreams. The coach guides them in this journey.
Life coaching can:
- build self-confidence and self-esteem
- improve goal setting and achievement
- reduce your stress levels
- find the balance between work and home life
- improve relationships
- improve health and well being
Coaching is a unique conversation between the coach and client. It isn’t counselling or therapy, and doesn’t focus on the past. It focuses on the future, on change and solutions to problems / frustrating situations. The coach doesn’t give advice or tell the coachee what to do. The coach knows that the coachee has the answers and the ability to achieve great things, with the right questions and encouragement.
What to expect
A typical session will last between 45 minutes and 1 hour. It will normally be the coach and the client, however, if the client wishes someone else to attend with them this can be arranged. The sessions will begin by finding out what the client wishes to focus on in that session to ensure their needs are addressed, and the coach will ask encouraging questions to explore this. There will always be a ‘checking in’ towards the end of the session to make sure things are on track. In subsequent sessions, any actions that were agreed at the end of the previous session will be reviewed to monitor progress.
£30 per session which usually lasts between 45minutes to 1 hour,
Further details can be found on her personal website.
I started life coaching with Sam, as a way of trying to create a better work/life balance. I also wanted to try and understand my actions and behaviour to improve relationships, and make the most of my quality time with my daughter. I found myself getting caught up in a whirlwind of life, exhausted and unfulfilled.
Life coaching I came to realise is essential for not only my happiness but for my sanity. It gives me a protected time and place to rediscover myself. Every week, at the end of each session, I plan to make a small and manageable change. It is amazing how big these changes become and how much of a real and ongoing difference they make to me.
Sam is fantastic at life coaching, as she is such a warm, caring person, yet remains completely professional and confidential. She is incredibly supportive, and comes well equipped and prepared to help with any issue I have. I can’t thank her enough and would highly recommend her to anybody!
If you would like to find out more about life coaching please call Sam on 07736325189 or visit our Contact page.