I had my first panic attack in a meeting, three weeks after starting my first proper job.
I had my second on the way to work the next morning.
I went on to build a highly-successful career in the UK Civil Service - all while continuing to suffer, in silence, with both panic attacks and chronic fatigue, terrified I’d get found out 😢
It took years of denial, and then self-discovery, before I finally realised, on a retreat in Thailand, how I’d been undermining myself through my negative internal voice and limiting beliefs.
I learned powerful tools to free myself of these, and create instead my own internal cheerleader - and I went on to thrive in my most difficult role yet:
🌟 no more panic attacks, no more chronic fatigue...
My husband Kevin and I, the year we met (similar hairstyle, different colour!)
Years later, after a career break, getting married, having a daughter and travelling the world, I realised I wanted to get back into the workplace.
It's important to me to contribute to my family; to be a good role model for my daughter; and above all, the reason I became a Civil Servant in the first place...
...it's important to me to help people.
I want to leave the world a better place than I found it 🌟
I went on my own journey of career discovery, and realised that the aspect of my Civil Service career that I'd found most satisfying, and had had the most lasting impact, was the coaching and mentoring of my staff.
Thanks to me, people had got promotions, got better jobs, or learned key skills that meant they were more qualified and able to succeed.
THAT was my legacy - not the legislation I'd helped create, the new structures I'd set up, or the reams of paperwork I'd produced.
So I decided to retrain as a coach - and in April 2018, Kirsten Goodwin Coaching was born.
My original logo!
My coaching purpose
I always knew I wanted to coach women to succeed in their dream roles.
I started doing this by helping them get clarity and confidence on the right career change for them.
And I loved it! 😍
Helping women (and men) find their way through the overwhelm and confusion, supporting them as they moved from "stuck" to "motivated, clear and positive" - the last few years have been a privilege and an honour.
And I am so grateful to every one of my clients for trusting me to support them on their journey.
I have learned so much, and discovered that I have the best job in the world 💖
That's what it looks like to love your job... ;)
But then lockdown happened.
The world changed forever, practically overnight.
I found myself called to help my clients and connections in a different way.
No longer was I simply supporting them with their career clarity, rather I was helping them their mindset.
Helping them to stay positive and productive during these challenging times.
I realised that - especially after my own years of panic attacks and chronic fatigue - having a successful career is first about having the right mindset:
🌟 having a positive internal voice, and overcoming those terrible limiting beliefs.
And I realised that while I’ve been helping my clients get new careers through my coaching so far, I’ve actually been doing this all along through transforming their mindset.
Helping them tap into that powerful internal confidence that is already there, just covered up with fears and limiting beliefs.
So I have taken my own career advice medicine.
I have decided that my coaching mission is to help my clients with their career confidence.
I want to transform ambitious women’s self-doubt into unshakeable self-belief, so they can succeed in that high-level dream job with the salary to match.
And I want to do this by helping them find their Naked Confidence™.
What is Naked Confidence™?
Naked Confidence™ is deep, unshakeable self-belief, no matter what is thrown at you, or what you’re reaching for in your career.
I call it Naked Confidence™ because it’s already there, deep within you. You just have to strip away all the fears and limiting beliefs hiding it, and be true to who you are, deep down.
You get it through my Three Pillars:
Self-awareness: by knowing who you are, deep down - your strengths and weaknesses, your fears and hopes, what lights you up and what drags you down.
Self-empowerment: by learning how to harness the incredible power of the mind to create an internal cheerleader and banish that internal critic and those limiting beliefs.
Self-fulfilment: by understanding exactly what you want, how to get there, and the impact you want to make - while also recognising how to do this with balance, and without stress.
And using these as rocket fuel to power you to succeed in the career of your dreams.
Empowered and resilient, balanced and courageous 💖💪
How do you get this?
Through my new signature transformational Coaching Programme.
“Banish Fear and Discover Your Naked Confidence™”
During this three month Programme, you will:
✅ transform your self-doubt into Naked Confidence™ through powerful exercises to banish limiting beliefs and that negative inner critic, and instead develop a powerful inner cheerleader
✅ develop a true perspective on your areas of strength and growth-potential (rather than the skewed one you have at the moment where you doubt your abilities), as a springboard for your success
✅ boost your ability to excel by learning how to lead, manage and communicate with Naked Confidence™ (to yourself and others)
✅ discover powerful tools and techniques to help you succeed calmly and productively, without ever struggling with stress or overwhelm.
After 7 sessions held every fortnight over 3 months...
...you will finish the Programme with unshakeable self-belief, and the Naked Confidence™ and skills to succeed at the highest level (with the financial rewards to match).
To recognise the immense value you will get from this Programme, your investment will be £2,000.
Special Launch Offer
To celebrate the launch of my new mission, I am offering the first three clients who sign up to my new Programme a special 25% discount, ie 3 months of coaching for £1500 (monthly payment plans are available).
My new intro call
During my intro call, I will find out about you, your specific situation and your goals.
You can get more understanding about me, the way I work, and how I can help you achieve those goals.
And we can both decide if we "fit". (Successful coaching is two-way relationship, the "fit" has to be right for us both.)
Plus (NEW to this Programme), I will also give you the opportunity to experience one of my powerful mindset exercises, as an insight into the kind of transformation that is possible when we work together.
This is why I've increased the time allocated from 30 to 45 minutes.
Book your intro call by the end of October, sessions to start in November.
I am who I am today because of my past experiences.
While I may not have loved every minute of my career journey so far - the stress, the panic attacks, the chronic fatigue - I do know that they made me a better person, and a better coach.
But I HAVE loved every minute of coaching my amazing clients to support them to transform their lives and careers for the better.
I feel so very grateful that I get to do what I do.
And I am SO EXCITED about this new chapter 😁
I believe very strongly that the world will be a better place when there are more women in positions of power.
Coronavirus has shown us incredibly successful examples of compassionate, clear and confident leadership from women in countries around the world.
I believe it is possible to be a success in your career, as a women, while remaining true to who you are.
And more than that: by realising that what makes you different is in fact your superpower.
Once you really know that, and have got rid of all the negative chatter and beliefs obscuring it, you will discover your Naked Confidence™.
And I can't wait to help you do that 💖
Get in touch to arrange your free intro call, so you can nab one of those discounted places, and start your journey to a calm, courageous and confident career.
I wish you Naked Confidence™ in your career! 😎💪
p.s. don't forget, to book your free 45 minute intro call, email me or click here 💖