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With Karen Skehel Coaching The One Stop Shop For High Quality Personal And Business Coaching Under One Roof

Karen Skehel's background is in business and also in personal development. She brings over 20 years of experience in the varied fields of advertising sales and marketing; commercial radio and sales promotion; and counselling and group facilitation. She founded and ran her own successful marketing agency and has led personal development workshops in relationships, coaching and in "emotional intelligence".

Karen is an experienced coach having coached several hundred individual clients. Her clients highlight intuition, encouragement, integrity, empathy, professionalism, creativity and flexibility, amongst her skills. She has also coached in front of 1 and 1/2 million people on ITV's most popular daytime programme, and has also been featured in the press.

She coaches her clients to achieve their goals in the most important areas of their lives. Relationships, health and work being most in demand. Her client base is extremely varied. Ranging from professionals, entrepreneurs, creatives, and business owners, through to parents, other coaches and all seekers of clarity. She provides a "one-stop-shop" for anyone looking for high quality business coaching and personal coaching under one roof.


What my clients have said:

Life coaching can help to give your life focus, making you realise what's important and how to get there. Nik Nicol, Barrister

."Coaching? Well, I was pretty unsure about all this before I started. The cost, the time, the real results...etc. But it has been both easy to do and enjoyable. And most importantly I have achieved the two goals that I focused on. Karen was a steady hand on the tiller and I would recommend her as a coach to anyone." Paul Miller Director The Empowerment Group

One year later "The value of the coaching support you gave me has lasted. I had (and continue to have) achieved the two primary goals we settled on. Can we work together on taking my new business forward?: "So many valuable things across the board came out of the coaching I did with Karen. I developed a closer and more bonded relationship with my 10 year old son than I have ever had before. I learnt to really value my free time, to live in the moment, and to slow down. My impatience has largely become a thing of the past. I can also say that my intuition is serving me extremely well in all areas of my life. My next career move really is a perfect "fit" for me. As Alliances Director Europe for a software company, I have certainly achieved my goal of feeling happy, proud and fulfilled earning the six figure salary I wanted. Funny how two quite separate contacts put me forward for this same position! Alliances Director Europe, Major Software Company

Karen Skehel has enabled me take the steps to make my dreams come true. Together we pin point the missing links between my actions and my success and by identifying them, I can take action to bridge the gap and move on towards my goals. I have come far since making her acquaintance. Her background in marketing and her generous spirit have guided me to a more confident and powerful position in life. Although we have focused on business matters, I have noticed that my personal and home life have also improved. Everything in my life is poised on the edge of success and I can only see success ahead. Renee Edwards, Film Maker

With your encouragement, I carried on seeing Stuart as a friend, although he wanted more. We had so much in common, as well as shared values. Whilst I really enjoyed his company, I was not attracted to him initially. The more I saw of him, the more I liked him. It wasn't long before I found myself really attracted to him. We are now in a fantastic relationship that really works. In the past, I would have dismissed Stuart as the attraction wasn't there initially. Thanks so much for encouraging me to give it a go! AB, Bupa Healthcare

Although the sea can only be glimpsed in the distance the five bedrooms and heated pool are a reality and "my dream house" became real because you made me believe! Until I began coaching I was happy to stay in a rut, in a business I hated, because I could see no way out.... for the first time in my life I had the courage to resist all the disapproval from family and friends and do it my way! This was only possible because you made me believe in myself first and have the courage to make these changes in my life, so thanks a million! Sara Griffin, ex hotel owner turned coach

The coaching I had with Karen was in many ways life changing for me. Karen helped me to see things in a different way and boost my satisfaction with my life and work immeasurably. In many ways my life and work didn't change but my approach and attitudes had a complete paradigm shift. Karen helped me achieve this by her astute questioning and objectively clarifying what the real situation was. By building a good rapport and being very perceptive I felt a huge positive change when she focused on a negative habit which has held me back in a number of situations and coached me to a more positive approach - I am overwhelmed by the difference that has made to me personally and professionally - thank you. Ruth Smith Managing Director P M Management HR and Marketing Consultancy

I have really benefited from coaching in that I have a much stronger company, and now have a much better idea of my own strengths and how to use them effectively. I have learnt about my fear and how to overcome it, and Karen has been really helpful in this area, as she has helped me to look at the fear directly and see it as the sham that it is She has also helped me to see that it is the excuse for not being my successful self. Karen has also helped to put me in touch with my creativity and see how to use it practically. I now feel much more confident abut the future. Thank you for the coaching over the six months which was very helpful, life changing, and life enhancing. Maggie Banks Managing Director Co create

I've recently completed my 12 life coaching sessions with Karen Skehel. My goals included loosing weight and making my home an orderly sanctuary. These goals are really about a new way of being - about creating and dedicating myself to a fun journey rather than reaching a destination. For me, the life coaching sessions have held up to me what I've been most wanting to do or change about my life - and it has honoured them by giving them space and movement. Karen has helped me to embrace these in to my life instead of letting them rest on the periphery. If you're looking to do something similar - talk to Karen. Belina Raffy, Executive and Organisation Development Consultant, MBA

I've just called the IOD to find out the name of that business book shop near it. They were lovely and helpful. I called the bookshop and they gave me the email of their manager - so that I could ask her about carrying my book - just based on the idea. I feel like I'm flying. Thanks for helping me get this confidence! -Belina

Dear Karen, Just wanted to let you know that I got the job!!!!! So, definitely a success to celebrate! Without my coaching I wouldn't have even thought of the idea. I knew it was fate when I saw the advert the day after my coaching session! Start date is June 2nd 2003 Anyway, thank you for the support so far. See you on Friday, Louise Graham - Reception Manager turned AA hotel and restaurant inspector.

After just one session with Karen, I established what I wanted to do: Become an Artist of Excellence. I realised I was not spending enough time on my art. I am now highly motivated and highly focused. At the age of 68, I have applied and been accepted to do a BA Hons Degreee Course - Pixie Joyston- Bechal - Artist and Grandmother

Since seeing you and making those declarations; even though progress has been slow- so many incredible, wonderful things have and are happening to me and I just wanted to say thank you for helping me find the clarification that I needed so badly. MH, Legal Marketing

The life coaching work undertaken with Karen Skehel has been revelatory. The techniques and processes would help anybody to a greater understanding of themselves, and their reactions to others. Karen enables you to set and reach new goals pertinent to your lifestyle. Karen's techniques are clear, concise and taught with a high degree of impartiality and infectious enthusiasm. For anybody considering entering into a life coaching course I would have no hesitation in recommending Karen. She is an outstanding coach who has an innate ability to empower people to reach new goals, maximize their potential and live life to the full. James Drury, Market Intelligence Manager, Interdec Working Spaces P.S. On a personal note, the techniques you have taught me concerning forgiveness are worth there weight in gold and have gone a substantial way to lifting a heavy weight form my shoulders.

Wanted to say your coaching session was great.... and I have taken on board so much of what came out..... and following my true passion now....Thankyou!!! Jennifer M. Fall Business Development Manager Business Intelligence, IBM

The experience was valuable. Coaching was an effective means of achieving things I knew were within my grasp but needed a little discipline in achieving. The coach was very effective in providing this discipline and helping to form strategies to achieve the goals. City Fund Manager

Working with Karen has been very helpful in several areas of my life. She has helped me to focus, break problems down and be more methodical in how I resolve them. I have carved out a lot of time to really think some things through. More over, regular sessions with Karen have helped to 'hold my feet to the fire'. I've got on and done things I would otherwise have put off, knowing that I had a follow-up session in a few days. And that is incredibly valuable. . Stuart Jackson, Management Consultant

I have found the experience of coaching to be valuable and to have developed certain skills that I hope will benefit me in my future life. Perhaps some people may expect miracles in 12 sessions - I think it's a much more subtle effect - but no less beneficial - and I have tried to compare my feelings, situation and so forth now with when I commenced (7 months ago). This is a little hard as one can never quite recall the deeper subtleties of ones' feelings but nevertheless I do feel that I have more focus, positivity, acknowledgement of myself, my achievement and my capabilities. The key is how to continue these - I envisage that I would probably like to perhaps have a quarterly review. Grant Calton, Entrepreneur

I began my coaching fairly skeptical about the process, I didn't really believe I needed it or that it would be of any use. I spoke to my friends about the concept and they too (all except the one who gave me the gift!) thought it sounded like "New Age" rubbish!! How wrong I was! My coaching experience has been invaluable, a year well spent. I didn't realise until I began the process, how unhappy I was with parts of my life. Or, that the parts I thought were a disaster area could be easily rectified. By looking at things differently and by being open minded I began to discover that my life really was in my own hands. I have achieved a different way of life, a happier existence and an improved mentality. It has been a learning curve which I would recommend to anyone. We all need a push in the right direction sometimes, and we don't know until we try! My coaching experience has purely been a positive one. Louise Graham, Hotel and Restaurant Inspector AA

Hi Karen, Just thought I would like to update you on where I am with my goals made last year, travel being the first, I am currently sitting writng this e mail from Auckland NZ having been to to san francisco and french polynessia on the way moving on later on in the year to aus sri lanka and RSA. Out of the countries I Have been to so far i would highly recommend Tahiti and her islands staggeringly beautiful warm people and great beaches and clear sea 78f lots of coral beaches, and very french. Come here for your next holidays. Thank you for helping me achieve this goal. kind regards James

My experiences of synergy life coaching by Mary Hirst, Sport England Until recently, I would say I was a fairly average working professional leading a fairly busy and routine life holding down a job. Things were always going well enough although I've always struggled to find that crucial balance between work and life. Lots of people are content to go home after work and sit in front of the TV because it's so easy to do, most of my friends do that but I wanted to do more with my time, so why didn't I ?

There were several good reasons. I injured both knees playing tennis and have suffered patella tendonitis for the last ten years and that condition has really sapped my energy really slowed me down to a grinding halt at times. I gave up playing sport and traded my tennis rackets for a computer and pursued other interests. Moving to London for work has also been a challenge. London like most cities is very big and impersonal so it's not easy to meet people, my social life was somewhat lacking and I was content to blame that on the environment. The need to save money and a lack of free time also had an impact on me. For various reasons I think my days were very routine and lacking in variety. I was getting more interested in computers, and multimedia and felt that life was becoming a bit too "virtual", something that happened on screen as opposed to real life.

When I started working with life coach Karen Skehel I didn't have specific aims in mind, plenty of doubts. The start of the work involved defining some goals, Karen's approach to goal setting was very creative and imaginative. Once we had defined the goals, she had my writing fictional stories about them, stories which I didn't really believe in at the time.

With life being constantly restricted by pain I've found many activities are simply off limits for me. Karen asked me to play with an idea that "anything is possible", I would not agree with that idea but I decided instead that I have still have a great deal of potential to achieve things in my life. I decided to focus on being true to myself and trying to fulfil my own potential, because then more things would be possible.

For several months I felt that I was running around chasing down information and people. Karen had me re-visit a doctor about my knee problems and look at alternative therapies. Although I could no longer play tennis I am a qualified coach and thought I had the potential to teach it. Karen helped me set a goal around the idea of giving free coaching to under privileged kids. I was researching lots of ideas, talking to lots of people and trying to find fun new activities to do in my spare time.

To begin with my progress was slow and I had a lot of uncertainty in my mind about what I was doing. On some occasions I was reluctant to talk to Karen because I didn't feel like I was making a great deal of progress or had much to report. Fortunately, Karen kept the session's quite light hearted and fun. We did a lot of brainstorming; I think we've both racked our brains out at times. Karen always had a steadfast belief that what I did would turn out right and I found that really refreshing and inspiring. Through our sessions I've learned new soft skills like the power of thinking positively, creative visualisations and what its like to experience synergy.

There's nothing new about synergy. It's a simple idea that's two heads are better than one. I suspect that most people have never experienced what its like to work with synergy because it requires a great deal of trust and open communication and a strong focus on positive outcomes. Synergy work is a very positive experience and it has a creative energy I'd call it a vibe. Interestingly, it's a well known fact in gardening that if you put two plants together they will grow much better than if they were in separate pots.

I've shared a lot of personal insights and dreams with Karen and I think it has helped me understand more about myself, about my hopes and fears. I've learned that it's very easy to become negative and cynical about life, and I can easily waste the potential that I have without even knowing it. Karen's methods of synergy coaching helped me see things very differently, maybe because as a successful career women herself, Karen thinks "big" and that encouraged me to also set my sights high. I'm still quite mesmerized and inspired by that because I've adopted new ideas quite effortlessly, to the point of it feeling almost magical.

I've achieved a lot through my synergy work. I no longer consider myself to be average. In addition to the day job I now run a tennis initiative for under privileged kids, a scheme that I believe will grow. I've been talking to potential sponsors and funding partners and I'm going to be running other schemes across the country. I no longer feel I have to rush home after work, I've found new friendships and my social life has suddenly come to life. Strangely enough, I've found that my initial goals and fictional stories all seem to be coming quite real and true.

Karen has helped me develop skills in marketing and advertising and I've become much better at time management. I've discovered that I have leadership skills and that using visualisation and self-healing techniques I can now bring pain under control. With that I have new energy, a new sense of purpose, and a new philosophy - success is not always about education or good fortune

What other coaches say about my coaching:

"This coaching did change my life . I now totally believe in myself - your encouragement helped me enormously. I think you are brilliant. I am energised and on my way. Thank you very much for unblocking me and empowering me to be the me I always knew I could be. (Shirley Caldwell, Motivational Speaker and Life Coach)

Karen is a great coach and I have recommended her to one of my dearest friends... She is flexible, practical and a great facilitator of insights. I always change more than I thought possible as we talk! I leave sessions light, energetic and proud of what is happening. She has accelerated my life process and I am grateful for this relationship, and having Karen as my coach." Dr. Harry Waters, Medical Doctor and Business Coach

Karen applied all the relevant skills of a Life Coach in a wonderfully professional & empathetic way. She knew just when to encourage me, knudge me along, challenge me or help me be more kind to myself. I felt empowered to make the changes I wanted to my life, & supported on the journey. Karen's intuition & integrity helped me uncover many true insights about myself during our coaching relationship, which I have been able to learn from & use to my advantage. After every session with Karen, I felt inspired to take control of my life & move forward in a direction which would ultimately end in real achievement & happiness. I highly recommend Karen as a Life Coach for anyone who truly wants to live that life they've always dreamt of. Deena Khodeir (Life Coach, Marketing Consultant) P.S. thanks SO much for working with me over the past few months. It's been a wonderful experience & an enormously positive influence on my life.

Having been her client, I can honestly say that Karen Skehel is a great life coach. I chose her having contacted 14 other potential life coaches, including some of the most famous in their field. Karens' consistent and forceful support was tangible and spurred me on to achieve a great deal more than I would have done on my own. She was also a great example to me of how to coach using the Results methodology, the method that I was being trained in. Karen is wise, gentle, caring, adaptable and has much experience in this field. I recommend her. Sam Deane, Life Coach P.S. The benefits of your coaching will no doubt keep flowing through my practice for many years to come. Thank you.

From our first session Karen created an atmosphere of trust and understanding that enabled me to fully embrace our coaching sessions. Her empathy was unconditional and genuine without being indulgent, ensuring I stayed focused on achieving my goals. Karen's focus was entirely on me: who I really was, what mattered to me and how I could create the life that would bring me the greatest joy and fulfilment. This entirely non-judgemental approach was liberating: for the first time in my life only my voice mattered. And - it was OK to listen to only my voice, my heart. She gently supported me to learn how to listen to this voice and discover what I really wanted - and - even better - that if I listened to myself I would discover what I really wanted in my life.

In working towards my goals we covered a wide range of issues. Karen's experience and intuitive style enabled her to adapt to how I was feeling that day - sometimes I needed a lot of support, other times we could have fun - either way making progress. Perhaps the most powerful aspect of my coaching partnership with Karen was the confidence I gained from knowing that through her coaching there was no problem or opportunity that I couldn't face and deal with. Issues that in the past would have stumped and troubled me for days, weeks or much longer were worked through in a matter of minutes with Karen's guidance and support. I always left each session feeling empowered and encouraged, knowing what I was going to do next to create more happiness and peace in my life.

By way of another "mini reference" for you I have found that I'm still learning from the work with did together. In the same way that you learn as much in the year after you pass your driving test as you did when you were with your instructor. I can still hear your voice in my head when I'm in certain situations and I just feel (generally!) so much calmer and more capable than I did before our coaching. I've definitely now found my voice and I'm really enjoying listening to it and using it to guide me rather than looking elsewhere. The way I'm summarised the experience to friends is that I knew that I came across as a very capable, determined, confident person, but like most people I rarely that that way inside. Now what's going on inside matches what I project to a much greater degree.

Katherine Leedham - Marketing Consultant, MBA and Life Coach

Whilst I am working with a coach right now, It's certainly possible that I would like to work with you in the future. (That's because, apart from your great testimonials, I've noticed your immense generosity towards the (Results) coaching community and obvious professionalism - what a great role model you are!) Marion Ryan, Life and Business Coach

Karen . Thanks to your coaching I have the health and energy I have always wanted to live my life to the full, together with balance in my working and personal life. Your intuition and encouragement has set me firmly on the pathway to success and fulfillment emotionally and physically. . Joanne Philip, HR Director and Business Coach

Well done and congratulations! Many of us were interviewed and YOU were successful! A fellow coach's reaction to my TV appearance on ITV's most popular daytime programme.

Name: Karen Skehel Coaching - The One-Stop-Shop For High Quality Personal And Business Coaching Under One Roof

Phone: 020 8748 1342



Country/Area: By Telephone: National And International Coaching. Face To Face Coaching - London