Reaching out to Jenifer was an instinctive reaction for me, I found myself in entirely uncharted territory, living far from home, friends, and family, unable to attend work, go to the gym or visit the supermarket because of acute anxiety attacks. A stark contrast to my life up until then which I guess in conventional sense had been relatively successful and certainly I had never given a second thought to shopping. During our Skype sessions Jenifer's stillness and energy filled up the room, and as I spoke, she listened and then asked the all-important questions, those questions that made you just stop and feel the answers inside of you, those questions that your body has answered time and again but yet you've never accepted them.
Jenifer provided for me a completely safe environment with absolutely no judgement which allowed me to accept the anxiety as a message from my subconscious mind and body that there where unresolved issues that had to be resolved, some of which it turns out began 10 years ago.
In relatively short time I started to take various actions whether that be talking things through with family, beginning to let go of ego and judgement, or deeply listening to myself. Critically Jenifer helped teach me to be responsible for my own feelings, and let others be responsible for their own. I am now living exactly where I want to live, but more importantly exactly how I want to live, I'm physically healthier, and have even started to play the guitar, something I've wanted to do for some time. The journey continues, but thanks in large part to Jenifer's incredible support, guidance, empathy, and understanding of the mind/body connection I feel comfortable and happy to walk the path wherever it takes me.
Until recently I pretty much handed over my life on a plate to everyone else. I let them tell me what to wear, I let them have an impact on the things I say, and I allowed them to control the direction of my life. After my sessions with Jenifer I feel like the steering wheel is firmly back in my hands. My sessions with Jenifer were like a real life self help book that taught me my life and everything inside it belongs to me. At 17 being too scared to be myself was quite difficult, I felt pressure to have a career, good grades and everything else. I was also terrible when I was around other people so was incredibly nervous when I had my first session, but Jenifer made it so easy for me to be myself and was so reassuring to talk to. I knew that I could tell her anything that bothered me and I wouldn't be judged, nor would it ever be repeated. Now, I feel happy that I've finally established where I want to be and through my sessions with Jenifer I've discovered things about myself that I didn't even know were there. I re-discovered a passion for writing, and realised that's exactly what I want to do: be a writer and published author. It might sound difficult but Jenifer made me realise that it is possible.
I have found working with Jenifer, both as a client and a peer, an enjoyable and highly rewarding experience. She possesses an in-depth understanding that the key to business and personal success is the optimisation of people’s capabilities. Jenifer’s approach clearly evidences that for individuals to be fully engaged in any project or business process, they need to feel valued. Delegates attending Jenifer’s Training Courses or receiving Coaching from her have derived real business benefit and found it a good use of their time away from the office.
I love that in training Jenifer not only transfers knowledge well but uses her skills as a Coach to understand the journey her learners are going through which adds an extra dimension. She helps them to discover, for themselves what they could do differently and the impact that could have on themselves and others. Plus....she's fun and super reliable. She definitely has the 'likability factor.'
When I started coaching, I hadn't realised how much of my life I spent making other people happy. Jenifer supported me to recognise this pattern and change myself, so I now live my life for me and not to please other people. Jenifer has an open, easy, relaxed style that helped me relax and trust the process she uses to get to the outcome of the session. It was always a surprise to find the root of what was holding me back and never in a million years would I have known if it hadn't been for Jenifer. My life is so different now to how it used to be only a few weeks ago. Working with Jenifer is life transforming and without her a step I would probably never have taken. I can't thank her enough.
I have been reflecting on our coaching sessions together and I believe that the way I look at life has been broadened so greatly from my sessions with you, about deep and meaningful things. I certainly have learned a lot and I feel like I've developed an ambition to learn more about the way we navigate through our lives. I feel more curious, more intrigued, and subconsciously I think it's because of the results I got as I started to work through our coaching sessions - I see it almost as a kind of philosophy, and that's what philosophy does, it makes you question things you've never really considered questioning before and our coaching sessions opened me up to that.
'I am sleeping much better. I haven't experienced and panic attack in weeks. I feel in control once again. I feel good about work and am more with-it. I have loads more energy. I am focused, organised and getting lots done. I have a far better work-life balance.
Thank you so much for the support and coaching. I enjoyed the sessions and they have made such an impact on me and helped me to get my confidence back! I now feel able to 'let go', change my behaviours and grow.
I feel more positive and assured in my communications and can do more for me and now understand that my needs matter!
Thank you and keep on supporting people and making their worlds a better place. I have now got freedom and a blank canvas for 2018 and I am really looking forward to new and exciting things.
I am a person who has spent a number of years being guilty of self-sabotage. If there was a way for me to keep myself from accomplishing what I wanted - I'd find it. Moreover, I used to look at the incredible lost opportunities and go the extra mile of beating myself up about missing out on them. Around and around it would go.
I first came to Jenifer Lord for coaching to help me overcome this cycle that had me so stuck. However, the sessions turned out to be much more than I expected. We began the process of looking at the roots of why I was getting in my own wat. Jenifer has the ability to ask just the right question or say the right thing at the right moment to completely change your perspective. She's done this numerous times with me and it really brings things into focus. The coaching helped me to accept my circumstances for what they are (scars and all) and to allow myself to become unstuck and grow. Having done these sessions I feel I am grounded in who I truly am. I know which direction I want to take and I believe I have the tools (and trust in myself) to deal with any fear that comes up as a result of making changes in my life. This is, and should be, a life long process and I am grateful to Jenifer for helping me get the wheels rolling again.
You helped me gain perspective at a time of internal turmoil and crisis and inspired me to learn to control my thoughts, helped me unstick myself to create a clearer way forward. I have also become more self-aware and spiritual during this development. All of this you did calmly, positively with no judgement, you are a great coach!