5 Steps To Unlock Your Full Potential

Our Unique Course That Can Change Your Life Is 
Now Available for Booking

Looking To Sponsor a Team or Individual?

Perhaps you are a company Exec looking to support a PA, EA or team member?  Maybe you want to grow the strength of your whole team?  If so we can design a course for you or allow you to fund an attendee via invoice. 

Rachel Edwards

Life Coach

Helping you unlock your full potential
Helping you gain clarity and direction
Helping you be the best you

Life Coaching

If you are ready to invest in yourself and to make a change in your life then I will help you to achieve your goals.  Even if you aren’t clear on what your goals are I can work with you to unlock, explore and gain clarity.  It will help you understand your mind, true values and dissolve any self limiting beliefs.

My key mantra is  Trust > Support > Transform

If you’re interested let’s talk! I offer a free 30 mins discovery session and our coaching sessions can be done face to face, over the phone or video (zoom).

Looking for something more out of your life?

Unlock Your Full Potential. Say Hello to THE BEST YOU

Are you looking for something more out of your life? Are you ready to make a big change?

Are you feeling like something isn’t quite right in your life or career and don’t know what it is?

Do you feel you were successful at an earlier stage of your life but have now lost your way?

Are you looking to learn more about yourself to help you choose the right career path?

Do you want to unlock your full potential and be the best you?

Are you looking to feel fulfilled and do something for you rather than just being a parent, a wife/husband, a partner, a carer?

Are you wanting to change direction in your career or start your own business but lack confidence?

Do you have lots of ideas but don't know where to start to make them a reality?

CliftonStrengths* Coaching

Personal Life Coaching

Business Life Coaching

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Accelerated Life Coaching

What Is Personal Life Coaching?

This is a conversation based approach to help you explore your thoughts, feelings, ambitions and goals without judgement or limitations.  It is a journey of self discovery and self awareness.  It will move you from where you are now to where you want to be.  It will help you gain a positive, resilient mindset so you move toward achieving your life goals. As your coach, I will help you navigate your journey, unlock your full potential, dream big and gain clarity and focus to be the best you can be.

FAQ

I'm worried about confidentiality, what happens with our conversations?

Confidentiality is very important to build on the key foundation of trust between you and I.  During the initial discovery session we will discuss privacy and confidentiality policies and I will arrange for a coaching agreement to be sent to you once we have agreed the basis for our sessions.

How does pricing work for the investment I make in my life?

During the first, free, discovery session I will gain a clear understanding of your requirements and subsequently send you a quote outlining the investment you will make.

What times do you run your sessions and how long are they?

We can agree a mutually acceptable schedule but usually they will take place between 8am and 8pm.  The length of our sessions will vary according to your requirements but generally last around an hour.  We would meet in person, on a call or using Zoom as a video interface to suit your preference.

Do I sign up for one session or does it go on until I stop it?

After the initial, free, discovery session which will be 30 minutes you can choose to have ongoing individual sessions or you can purchase a block of sessions at a discount to the normal fee.  This will be discussed at the end of our discovery session.

What Is CliftonStrengths* Coaching?

This is based on the research and teachings of Dr. Donald Clifton, author and educational psychologist, developed further by Gallup.  Dr. Clifton said ‘there is no more effective way to empower people than to see each person in terms of his or her strengths’, teaching that if we focus on our natural innate talents we will be more fulfilled, more productive and happier in our personal and working lives.

This coaching starts with your completion of an online assessment, which will produce a report identifying where you have the greatest potential for building strength and provides insight into how you process your thinking, how you approach tasks, issues and resolve problems.

It lists your 34 strengths in order, from most significant strengths through to your lesser strengths. I will work with you to navigate through the report, to bring it to life and to help you understand what the results mean, how you can invest in and develop your talents so that you can maximise them effectively in any aspect of your life.

*CliftonStrengths is a Trademark of Gallup

 

FAQ

How do I complete the online test?

I will send you a link to the test which I will ask you to pay for separately (the cost currently is $49.99 / £38).  You can also redeem a free code to access the test if you purchase ‘StrengthsFinder 2.0’ or ‘How full is your bucket?’  This will be detailed in the link I send you.

How many sessions would I generally need, to understand the results and how I can use them in my life?

This can vary but generally there are 3 stages: 1) Getting to know you 2) Strengths Report Analysis 3) Action planning.  However these stages can be customised to provide the best package for your needs.  This can be discussed and agreed in the 30 minute free discovery session.

How much will the coaching cost?

During the discovery session we can discuss costs, based on your needs, and then I will draw up a quote, along with a coaching agreement document which outlines privacy and confidentiality, to send and for you to sign and agree.

What Is Business Life Coaching?

Both Life Coaching and CliftonStrengths Coaching, described in the separate sections, can be adopted effectively within the Corporate environment, to support yours or a team member’s personal development and effectiveness.

For the purpose of improving team effectiveness, staff engagement, leadership, collaboration and communication within your organisation, CliftonStrengths Coaching can be used as a powerful group coaching and team building tool.

Through this, each team member would understand their own strengths and their colleagues’ strengths.  The group session(s) would reveal a summary of findings including where the core strengths lie across the team and where there are gaps.  We would explore together how these gaps can be filled by maximising the use and combination of all individuals’ strengths.   It builds an acceptance and understanding within the team on why individuals think, feel and behave the way they do.  It also helps to bond the team and quickly gain a view on who would work best on various projects/activities, thus making the best use of all resource available.  It creates a great basis for discussion at future one to one sessions between team leader and individual team  members and at regular team meetings.

FAQ

How many sessions would this take?

This would vary and each package is bespoke to meet the leader’s/team’s needs and goals.  The requirements would be understood during the discovery session which I would have with the team leader.

For a group session to be most effective, I would recommend that each team member completes an individual online test and have a minimum of 2 individual coaching sessions.  Following this, a group strengths session could be held (normally 2-3 hours) 

Could we blend life coaching and strengths coaching or are they distinct?

Should the blend meet the team leader’s requirements and add richness to the outcome yes that would not be a problem.

What Is Accelerated Life Coaching?

This is a two day intense and focussed life coaching experience.  It will give you time to switch off from the responsibilities of every day life to really focus on you.  Two days in a top class hotel,  where you will have time to relax, unwind and declutter your mind to spend time on you, and only you.

Each day I will spend time with you, as your coach, for a number of coaching sessions with plenty of time in between for you to ‘soak up’ and reflect on everything you learn and discover about yourself.  It will help you gain focus on your purpose and values, clarity of thought and understanding about work and personal relationships.  

By the end of this programme we will develop a plan dedicated and focused on you for the coming months and your ongoing coaching requirements.

FAQ

How do I find out what is involved?

To fully understand what is involved we will have  a 30 min discovery session exploring your requirements and tailoring the accelerated session to achieve your goals.  Please get in touch for more details.

Do I choose the location and hotel?

We will discuss during our discovery session your bespoke requirements and at that point agree on a time and place for your accelerated programme.

What financial investment will I be making to transform my life?

This programme is a very focused form of life coaching and will be intensive for both of us in our coaching partnership.  The investment reflects the value you will gain from the bespoke, accelerated learning experience and whilst this programme will not be suitable for all, we will discuss and make clear the pricing structure for the event.

About Me

I live in Edinburgh and have done so for 15 years, having previously lived in the Midlands, England. I feel privileged to live in such a beautiful and vibrant city and enjoy the inspiration that it brings to my life!   My core career has been spent in the banking industry and, within that, my most fulfilling and happiest times were when I was developing and coaching people.

I’ve been a trainer, a mentor, a facilitator, a leadership coach and a strengths coach.  Given this experience, I’ve helped many people unlock their talents and potential to progress in their career and to overcome difficult and challenging situations with their colleagues and managers.  I’ve calmed stormy waters where personalities have clashed and guided people through troublesome relationships both personal and work related, boosting and strengthening their self-confidence and resilience.  I have a genuine, warm and caring approach with a natural intuition to provoke debate, to challenge and  disrupt the norm and gain rich and insightful results. I’ve always been fascinated with how people tick and how people can achieve and be the best they can be with no limitation.

I am a professional, accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF), the Association for Coaching (AfC) and Gallup Accredited Strengths Coach and I also have experience in Performance and Leadership Coaching.

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Testimonials

“It was a moment of serendipity when I met Rachel.  In the last month I have been allowed to dig deep and bring forward inner peace, direction and confidence (on both a personal and professional basis) that I only dreamed of being possible.  I’d say to my two girls, the world is your oyster and, for the first time, I really feel the same applies to me.  This is all thanks to Rachel and her kind, natural and warm personality.  My time with her is thought provoking, she has a knack of bringing my thoughts to the forefront of my mind in the most organic and geniune way.  It’s just incredible and so is she.”

Imogen

Edinburgh

“Rachel started coaching me in 2017 and immediately distinguished herself from other coaches I have worked with over the years. She took the time to listen and observe me in conversation and in my workplace, identifying character traits and habits that we then explored in more detail to drive improvements in my self awareness and my performance. She has a great blend of professional skills and a very calming and reassuring manner and is a true pleasure to work with.”

Neil

Edinburgh

“Rachel is a highly engaging coach who is able to add real value by getting to know you quickly then on the back of that provides valuable insights that really hit home.  The actions I took after the coaching sessions allowed me to focus on two specific actions which have materially assisted me in my role.

One of the best coaches I have come across in my career.”

Chris

Edinburgh

“I approached my life coaching sessions with an open mind, extremely willing to talk, to explore ideas and ‘tussel’ with past issues and regrets. Having spent many years practising Reiki and doing self help workshops I fully understood the benefits of facing up to and dealing with negative emotions. Not for one minute did I expect each session to be so mind blowing, often leaving me both emotionally and physically drained, an over whelming cathartic experience, each time!

Left to choose what I wanted to explore, each journey very quickly saw me deviate and revisit old issues, once believed to be put to rest, only to discover that they were just lying dormant.

Under Rachel’s guidance we talked through various topics, learning to view past decisions in a more positive and acceptable way, to understand and accept other’s actions and finally lay to rest hurts and regrets. Never would I have expected prior to starting this journey with Rachel that I would have found this coaching to be so life changing…. I thought I knew and already had the answers to the majority of my issues. Now I see things in a whole new light… and will continue to use what I have learned here. If you are looking to truly change/evolve and move on to another level of your life then under Rachel’s guidance you will find the answers…. within!

Words cannot really say how magical / tearful / loving / supportive / enlightening these sessions have been…. awesome! I’m extremely grateful to have had this opportunity…. Rachel’s  a true angel.”

Anne Marie

Edinburgh

“In the beginning I wasn’t really sure what to expect but went in to coaching with an open mind. With the help and direction of Rachel I am able to see my full potential and I have a much clearer understanding of how I can achieve my goals. Rachel’s style mirrored me and adapted to my mood on the day and this was a huge aid to me. We quickly built up a great rapport and Rachel knew exactly how to challenge my thoughts and really get me thinking. Such a wonderful skill to have! My dreams are much closer with Rachel’s help and I’ve learnt to realise that everyone deserves ambition. It’s not selfish, it’s essential. The whole experience was extremely positive and empowering. Thank you Rachel!”

Yvonne

Edinburgh

“Rachel created a relaxed and friendly atmosphere in which to share my thoughts and feelings and I felt very comfortable in talking with absolutely no judgement and pressure. I felt my thought process was challenged in a productive but absolutely non confrontational manner which was appropriate for me and what I need to take on board and move forward in a positive way. From the 3 sessions we had I was able to remove some long standing self imposed pressures which had been distracting me from goals I want to achieve in my life and I immediately felt a release of stress and a creation of freedom from this pressure. For that achievement and more I am grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Rachel and wish her all the best with her future career as a life coach”

Heather

Edinburgh

Identify your need. Set Your Goals. Take A Challenge. Reward Yourself.

What Happens When You Get In Touch?

We start with a free, confidential, no-obligation, 30 minute  introductory discovery session in person or over the phone.  I invite you to share a little about yourself and what’s brought your interest in coaching to the fore and what you would like to explore in our sessions.   I will answer any questions you may have and share some information on coaching and how our coaching sessions could work.  You can then decide after this if you would be interested in some coaching sessions.

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