Client Testimonial - Clare Downham

Clinical Hypnotherapist

Working with Adrian is not my first experience of coaching. Many years ago, when I was training as a Headteacher on the NPQH Programme, I accessed a coach as part of my course. I have to say that, at the time, I found it the most beneficial part of the course but, now I am working with Adrian, I have found coaching at a whole new level.

As a little bit of background, I am a first-time self-employed hypnotherapist having left the cosy world of working in education in April 2016 and starting my business in September 2016.

It is quite hard to put into words what Adrian actually does during our conversation but it has moved me on leaps on bounds in my business. Before, starting work with Adrian, I was struggling. I wasn’t fully sure what I should be doing each day and, as a result, I was not usually doing useful things and moving my business forward. I felt very passionate about what I could do to help people but was not taking the right actions to get that out to as many people as possible.

I have worked with Adrian on my big goals for the long term and then narrowed that down to a small number of goals and associated actions to be carried out over a 12-week period. Each time we have met, Adrian has helped me to reflect and moved me forward in my thinking. I now have a much clearer vision for my business long term and clear goals and actions for each week. The work I have done with Adrian, really has improved how my business is running, the profit I am making and the chances of its long-term success.

One of the most revolutionary conversations involved me overcoming a long-term writing block. For a long time, I had known that writing blogs and articles would help to build my reputation and expert positioning in my industry but I just could not seem to get started; I kept putting it off. The questioning technique Adrian used helped me to see a way I could make writing work for me and I now write regularly and, most of all, actually enjoy it.

Adrian is an expert at making you accountable but utterly cared for at the same time. His questioning technique is magical. Sometimes a question he asks gives me such an ‘Aha’ moment that it moves me on with a bound. He synchronises his language with yours which for me, has made me feel like he totally gets me (which I am sure he does!).

Overall, Adrian is an amazing coach, who I have no hesitation in recommending. If you would like to move your thinking, your motivation and your business on to a whole new level, then Adrian is your man.