Life Coaching experience

One of my clients has been kind enough to write  about her experience of being coached by me.

These are her words:

When I went to Linden for life-coaching, I felt quite nervous at first, perhaps frightened. I was quite confused about what my problems were. Above all I thought she wouldn’t be able to help. How wrong I was. By the end of the first session I was feeling elated.

Linden asked me a series of questions, which didn’t always make sense to me, and sometimes I felt as if I was letting us both down by not being able to come up with answers. But this didn’t matter.

Slowly, she made me relax and concentrate on what she was saying. I don’t mean she hypnotised me or anything! I realised there were no wrong or right answers, and that is was alright to say ‘I don’t know’.

It has been an enlightening experience, and I look back and savour those moments when things became clear. Especially when the path took me to a place where I saw what choices I had. There were some happy tearful moments.

Now I am living life as I feel I should. I am doing a few things I never dreamt I would. Life coaching has opened up opportunities and has let me grab them. I now face the future knowing that life is a mixture of pleasure and tough times, but I can meet those bad times head on and come through.

I am still the same person. I haven’t changed. I’ve just had my potential released. I suspect there is still more to be done, but I am very happy with things as they are now.




  1. Is life coaching another name for counselling? I don’t like counselling as I tried it and all it did was make me feel guilty, which wasn’t one of the problems.


    • Linden Porter says:

      Hi Jan
      It depends on who you went to for counselling. The Life Coaching I provide is based on a collaboration and working together to find the goals you want in your life, what is holding you back on achieving them, and then helping you release your potential to achieve them by giving you the tools to help yourself to get there.

      If you’re feeling stuck, lacking in confidence or confused then finding out why is the first step. Moving forward with tools to help you give yourself more choices then follows.

      • Thanks for your reply. My doctor sent me to a counsellor, so I suppose it was an NHS thing. Life coaching sounds to be friendly. When you talk about tools, do you mean ways to cope? That’s what I’m interested in. Jan

        • Linden Porter says:

          Hi Jan

          Much more than ways to cope. I work with my clients to give them new ways of looking at their lives. More behaviour choices and methods to empower them to utilise these concepts. I never and can’t change who they are – that has to come from them. But I help them use their internal energy to give them better outcomes and so assist them to become who they are truly meant to be – free from any anxieties or internal insecurities.

          Hope this helps a bit

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