There’s no ‘should’. It’s your choice. Yes, there are other coaches and courses out there, and they cover similar areas. As with therapy, no single person will suit everyone. So this course will be right for some and not for others. However, this course is based on my therapy practice experience of over 20 years, and my previous work experience.
My first degree is in fashion design (Yes I know! How did I get from that to helping people design their lives?) Having married and moved to Inverness I eventually started my own business designing knitwear and running craft-classes. It was moderately successful and I learned a lot about how not to run a business!!
I chose to stop that when I applied for and got a job at Highland Hospice as their first full-time fundraiser. I was there for 10 years. I was not only responsible for planning and managing events and other fundraising activity but latterly oversaw the development and growth of the retail arm of the hospice. By the time I left we had grown from 1 charity shop and a gift shop to 8 charity shops, a warehouse and, within the hospice itself, a cafe and gift shop. I also recruited, trained and managed over 250 volunteers! During this time I also started studying with the Open University Business School and eventually achieved my MBA in 1999.
A new job took us south to Edinburgh and in 2002, I set up Carmor Associates to provide life and business coaching. As I built my knowledge and skills of networking and promoting my business, I also worked as an associate consultant for a couple of Consultancies. With one of these I ended up delivering management and fundraising training in Dominican Republic, Thailand, Colombia and Peru. Over the years I added more therapies to my toolkit and worked in a more integrative way.
When we moved back to the north-east of England in 2009 I started again, under my own name, offering hypnotherapy, coaching and NLP. I’ve added a few more tools since then including IEMT, Relationship Counselling and, latterly, BWRT. I’m also a supervisor for hypnotherapy and BWRT and an assessor for BWRT.
So, as you can see, not only do you get my therapy experience but the breadth of knowledge that went before!