KJ Ratcliffe Consultancy: Coaching & Training

Helping women who have experienced trauma to become a future leader and take back their personal power; to lead with clarity and passion and know with certainty who you are and where you are going.
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“Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the great puzzle!”

  (Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Caroll)

Are You Ready?

I know how I feel about the easing of the Lockdown. I have remained at home with a weekly visit to a Supermarket. How are you feeling? Are you back at work? Are your children on their summer break? 

Have you been thinking a lot lately about how you are going to manage? Is life going to change for you? Are you Ok with that change? 

Do you want to work through your options? Explore a different life? Are you ready to move into a life role that is better suited to the person that you feel you are or want to be?

Hello and welcome,

are you searching for some answers?

Have you made the decision to stand up and shout out loud for the person that you know you really are?

You may have left a life where you have felt suffocated. Maybe, you have left a toxic relationship or removed yourself from a toxic family. You may have sought support to establish that new life, trying to let go of the stuff that does not work for you. Is it working?

The thing is, and I know that you will understand this, moving forward is hard work.

When you feel like you are getting in your own way, you are recognising that those messages; those automatic thoughts, and actions, are getting in the way. A lifetime of programming does not stop having some input in your life because you have done some work.

It takes about sixty-six days to change habitual thinking and actions and that is with constant awareness and repetition. You can challenge those unwanted thoughts and actions. You can choose those that work for you.

You may ask, how do I know what I am saying is true? I know, because I am describing a past me. You can feel your life and enjoy it. You can be free.

Karen x

Hello and welcome,

are you searching for some answers?

Have you made the decision to stand up and shout out loud for the person that you know you really are?

You may have left a life where you have felt suffocated. Maybe you have left a toxic relationship or made the decision to remove yourself from a toxic family. You may have sought support to establish that new life, trying to let go of the stuff that does not work for you. Is it working?

The thing is, and I know that you will understand this, moving forward is hard work.

When you feel like you are getting in your own way. You are not. You are recognising that those messages; those automatic thoughts, and actions, are getting in the way. A lifetime of programming and scapegoating does not stop having some input in your life because you have done some work.

It takes about sixty-six days to change habitual thinking and actions and that is with constant awareness and repetition. You can challenge those unwanted thoughts and actions and stop them. You can choose the thoughts and actions that work for you.

You may ask, how do I know what I am saying is true? I know, because I am describing a past me. You can feel your life and enjoy it. You can be free.

Karen x

Feel Free, Enjoy Your Life

Being self-aware, knowing who you are, may seem like something that you already know. Who am I to presume that you don’t. But can I ask:

Are you in the place that you want to be?

Is your career the one that you have chosen?

Are you in a relationship where you feel trust and respect and know that you are valued?

I ask because I know that we can be unaware of just how much other people project their beliefs and expectations on to us and we react.

Knowing that anything is possible and that those past memories and experiences have no power over you now is so empowering. I know this to be true and my clients agree.

Building strong relationships with my clients is very important to me. I take an interest in your lives. I believe in always being on hand if needed.  It is what a relationship is about.

Visualise and write

Do you wonder what could happen if you were able to see your future? What would you want to happen? Could you open your self up to ideas and options that you did not think possible?

I have a new Facebook Group called ‘Connect With Your Inner self’ It is a private group where you will be safe to own your POWER. 

You are encouraged to self-manage your thoughts and you will notice some changes in your behaviour. You will begin to feel calmer and more able to decide what you want to do about YOUR LIFE.

You will become more aware of any conditioning and you will enable your brain to design new neural pathways. How do we do it? Well, we use visualisation and creative writing! 

Coaching Packages

You are feeling frustrated and it feels crushing; you want to feel calmer and make clear decisions that change your life.

You are trying to so hard to find that place where you feel you belong. Your desire to have a better life is strong. You recognise your aspirations. You want to be a leader, someone who takes the first step and shows how it is done.

You can accomplish this. I will hold you to your promise to take action. I will use my talents and skills to help you work through the difficult questions with the answers that you have not yet embraced.

Traumatic experiences do not have to hold you back. Performance Development Coaching works and success feels liberating!

Consultancy

Do you want to enable staff or your service users to become more self-aware and understand their future plans? I offer training and workshops that offer the key to success.

I empower and inform around self-confidence, mental health, and substance use. I offer a well-received training programme, ‘Connecting With Your Inner Self’. This is a set of modular workshops where attendees learn calmly to connect with their inner-self through writing in various formats.

I offer a workshop that asks ‘what is your relationship with alcohol?’ Attendees look at the myths and calculate various consumptions of alcohol.

The key to success is a team who are self-aware, and can feel confident to make the right decisions.

So, What is Coaching?

Put simply, coaching is a process that aims to improve performance and focuses on the ‘here and now’ rather than on the distant past or future.

As a Performance Development Coach, I see myself as a facilitator for learning. I help you to clarify what is getting in the way of your success; something is not working.

I ask questions, to ‘step into your shoes’ and see the world from your perspective. I use my skill, knowledge, and training, to take you through a process that will enable you to clearly and succinctly define your problem and then define what a great result would look like. Then I help you to clear the path to reach that result.

Do you hear that inner chatter? It tells you that it is better to accept what you have because it is too difficult to change anything. Do not believe it. Talk to me.

Our first job is to get to know each other and set boundaries.

Performance Development Coaching helps you to become aware of how you act and react to various stimuli. There are a number of stages to self-awareness and action:

  • You are unclear what that exact ‘something’ is, that is causing the problem, you are unaware of how you are acting in response.
  • You become aware that something is affecting your thoughts, behaviour and feelings. You may be asking yourself what can I do?
  • You may be working to make some changes, but things still keep going in the wrong direction.
  • Finally, you are more self-aware and have identified the trigger. You are acting on your new found knowledge regarding modifying your responses and making changes to your behaviour. You have become ‘Unconsciously Competent’ and that is to be celebrated!