Everyone has a story to tell. With courage and the right tools you can go from fear to envisioning your future & creating a Brave New You. These stories tell how you have triumphed in the face of adversity. Please send us pictures of yourself wearing your BNG medals and Fearless tops. Let’s fill this space with a Community of Courageous You’s.
Here are some testimonials from people who have used to coaching to move forward from difficult and sometimes traumatic circumstances.
I’ve realised that small steps are the way forward, and not to panic and feel overwhelmed if you can’t get everything done right now! Lou has given me the focus to establish my core values and the tools to work towards my goals. I would highly recommend coaching with Lou. Heather, Actress & Writer
Lou, with an honest seeking spirit, guides, coaches & encourages development of creativity & self, drawing on her own experience of what works, and shares what she has learned on her journey to success both as an artist & a human being. Lou is a professional artist of great integrity. She has been an invaluable support to me on my journey to develop a creative life.” Mary O’Connor- Moving Theatre Lab
I began with an image of a blocked road and ended with an open highway. Lou was there for me in an unconditional way, constantly supporting me through the process. Small steps which culminated in big changes in my attitude and outlook. It has not always been straightforward. Confronting my doubts and fears has created waves of darkness and light. But what I do now feel is the courage and confidence to go forward. To make that big move. To finish that book. To move without the clutter. To have the belief that there is a new productive life ahead of me. I really value the impact of Lou’s guidance and help in this journey. Carolyn Nash. Writer.
“My coaching sessions with Lou helped me to… Identify what’s really important to me in life currently, and I have the tools now to identify what’s important in the future. I am being a more authentic me – and I notice when I am not being so I like myself and am proud of the things I do and who I am – I think I am ok! I understand the concept of ‘living well’ and am learning to do this”
Jo Beal. Artistic Director of DOCA (Devizes Outdoor Celebratory Arts)
I found Lou’s creative way of approaching life, really refreshing and inspirational. Not just the good direct advice she gave us in the classes, but all the vision boards, the images notebook, the weekly coaching and values commitment… I have set some of those in my life and I am willing to include some more. The amazing thing of all this, is that these little new creative things I have included in my routine, has remind me what do I really feel and who do I really am. I have realized I was constrained by everybody´s dull comments and barriers, and that made me not maximize who I am and what/how do I really like doing. Alumdena Heras- Architect/Engineer
I began my six weeks course with Lou as a pessimistic and demoralised final year university student, who was very unsure and not particularly excited about the future. However the coaching process helped to identify my values and strengths. It has also made me feel more self-confident and I now believe I have diverse skills to offer. Furthermore, I have actually become excited about the future and more proactive by researching opportunities that appeal to me. Stephanie Trapp. Cambridge University Final Year Student
“What you said really resonated with me and I’ll keep it with me as I start this new journey. I really appreciated you being there, thanks for all your support and wise words!” Natalie Watkins Landscape Architect, Milan
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