As well as being a holistic business coach, I am a holistic entrepreneur, creating businesses and projects in the holistic field that focus on helping others.
Since 2001, when I first started coaching, I have moved through various incarnations as a coach in order to meet the wide-ranging needs of my clients. As well as business, these included coaching expertise in the area of health, relationships, stress management and confidence. Today, I split my time between coaching entrepreneurs, other business leaders and their teams on both their business and personal needs; providing transformational supervision to both executive coaches and non-executive coaches who are serious and committed to their own personal and professional development, and developing new holistic businesses and projects including setting up a coaching programme to make my brand of coaching available to many more clients.
My background spans advertising sales and marketing; commercial radio and sales promotion; and counselling and group facilitation. I founded and ran my own successful marketing agency and I have led personal development workshops in relationships, coaching and in “emotional intelligence. I have coached in front of 1.5 million people on the UK’s most popular day time programme, and have also appeared on ITV2. My tips for success in business have been broadcast on radio to 25 markets in the US. Over four years, I wrote for Natural Health Magazine as The Soul Doctor and The Life Coach contributing a page addressing readers’ life challenges every month.
I am a published author having contributed to “A coaches story” (a Noble-Manhattan initiative). I have also pioneered the use of self-healing coaching to help people reduce or overcome the symptoms of long-standing or so-called incurable conditions. I have also developed a new alternative therapy called “Chikara”, and a feel-good workshop programme www.theinnerspa.co.uk to replenish body, mind and spirit.
I hold a Management Sciences degree (BSc Hons) and a Diploma in Group Facilitation (Emotional Intelligence). I am a certified counsellor (CCST) and a certified coach (Results Coaching Systems, Australia). The “Results” training forms part of the University of Portsmouth’s MSC in Coaching and Development.
I also received a “Mastery in Coaching” from Newfield Network, USA. The highly-acclaimed Newfield training is accredited by the International Coach Federation. I am a trained coaching supervisor, supervising the work of other coaches see http://www.coachingsupervisor.co.uk. I also founded The Association of Coaching Supervisorshttp://www.associationofcoachingsupervisors.com/
My greatest passion in working with entrepreneurial leaders is helping them overcome their biggest challenges and harness their strengths. My greatest passion in working as a holistic entrepreneur is to create and develop innovative concepts that will help more people in unusual and extraordinary ways. My greatest passion in working with coaches is in the area of supervision where change is often transformational and multi-dimensional.
This article was written by Karen Skehel