I am enormously lucky to work with some incredible, inspiring women (and men!). Here is a selection of feedback from some of my lovely clients. 

 

(To see the full Recommendations, plus others, please visit my LinkedIn profile.)

Recommendations

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Rachel Burgess

 

California, USA

"Kirsten is amazing! Her positive energy and attitude are palpable and she is a brilliant thought leader.

 

She understands how to get to the root cause of what you're struggling with and has powerful solutions.

 

When I was struggling with my energy and sense of self after being unemployed for seven months, she was able to help me implement a simple but effective strategy in my next interview that helped me to land the job.

 

The difference was night and day - I didn't realize how far off my energy had been until that point.

 

Kirsten is so great and I continue to look to her for advice and pointers in my day to day life.

I highly recommend her to any and all women, no matter where you're at in your career."

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Jennifer Gates

Suffolk, UK

"Before working with Kirsten I felt like I had hit a rut in my career. I suffered from Imposter Syndrome, lacking confidence in my abilities.

 

However, I still had a desire to push forward and be successful, which is why I sought out Kirsten's help.

 

Kirsten taught me to be kinder to myself, to recognise that my limits weren't all that limiting and to take time to care for myself as well as my job.  

 

She helped me to build new pathways of positive thinking; and I now have a better understanding of what makes me tick, and how I can ensure that every role I take on reflects my values.  I feel much more positive about my career now.

 

By having more confidence in my own abilities, I no longer feel that I'm "asking a stupid question" and I know that my thoughts are worth voicing. 

 

As a result of coaching with Kirsten, I have had the confidence to take an active role in meetings, and to take on a promotion!

 

I would definitely recommend coaching with Kirsten. I came to her following a recommendation from a friend, and I would advise anyone who feels like they have hit a roadblock to contact her.

 

Investing in yourself is one of the most valuable ways to spend your money, especially when you are working on your mindset.

 

How would I describe coaching with Kirsten? Like the upbeat yet serene music played in a spa: calm and inviting, yet positive and invigorating!"

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Victoria Buxton-Helyer

London, UK

"I would highly recommend Kirsten as a coach. She is a passionate advocate for all of her clients as well as having great expertise in the female psyche (in particular).

 

Before I started working with Kirsten, I was frustrated, felt overworked and unappreciated, and was really 'stuck' about what my next steps looked like and how to positively challenge the situation I was in.

 

Kirsten helped me understand Imposter Syndrome (which I had heard of but hadn't considered myself having).

 

Working with her helped me to realise that I did, and that it manifested in me working incredibly hard to prove myself... I was scared that my only value was working hard, and if I wasn’t working hard I lost my value.

 

This was the key that helped me unlock what had previously felt like a fog of confusion and start to tackle the challenges I was facing.

 

The can do and supportive approach Kirsten brought to our sessions helped disentangle a confusing spiderweb of thoughts and emotions...and discover a new career path that I am now greatly enjoying.

 

Most importantly, working with Kirsten helped me rediscover ‘me’ and find my confidence and passion again.

 

She also taught me valuable strategies for managing the inner critic that so may of us (and especially women) battle daily, as well as helping me identify, and take pride in, my skills and core values.

 

I don’t know why, but despite having a successful career and originally being very confident in myself, I lost my way at some point.

 

Kirsten helped me find my way back.

 

I can’t recommend coaching with her highly enough, she is friendly and inspiring to work with and has great expertise in her field."

To see more Recommendations, please visit my LinkedIn profile (scroll down to the Recommendations section). 

 

If you have any questions, do please get in touch!  Either email me on kirsten@kirstengoodwin.co.uk or use the chat in the bottom right-hand corner.

And if you're ready now to find out how my coaching can help you, then please book a free intro call. I look forward to helping you banish your Imposter and discover your Naked Confidence™ :).

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Anonymous

Geneva, Switzerland

I approached Kirsten for coaching because although I know a lot of ´theory’, I was struggling to put it into practice and make time for myself - and in particular, approach new responsibilities in my job with confidence. I also recognised some negative / doubtful internal dialogue.

 

Kirsten gave me practical tools to approach situations - including time management, radical prioritisation and managing team members.  She provided a space to talk through a busy period, and challenged me to think more positively - getting rid of the tyrannical ´should, ought, must, need’ in my language to make positive choices.  She also provided me with some powerful mindfulness/ calming practices that helped me reduce stress levels and allow my parasympathetic nervous system to kick into play. 

 

The most important thing I learned was how to care for myself better - putting the oxygen mask on - and to have confidence in my competence and leadership of others.  I am more conscious of the choices I have in a given moment, not to feel pressured by others to make decisions for myself, whilst being aware of my own internal drivers which can propel me forwards or hold me back. 

 

I now feel positive about my career and the possibilities that may unfold. I still recognise the tension between my ambition to be a positive driving force for change, motivating and inspiring others… and taking care of myself, my health, my family - slowing down. I believe that what I bring is enough but still have a desire to learn and grow, to see what unfolds in life whilst being intentional about the relationships I develop and opportunities I seek.

 

I believe I did have Imposter Syndrome - part perfectionist, seeking to prove myself after a career break. Now, I still have high standards for myself but recognise them more as a choice, aligned with my values, rather than something I “must/should” do -  and I also forgive myself when I make mistakes.  Plus I am more conscious of looking for warning signs that I am tipping too far into perfectionist, doubting or negative mode. 

 

Since the coaching began, I have effectively built up a team and managed more responsibilities -  but I think the most important consequence of the coaching is that I have maintained my health and not got ill in the process. The coaching has helped me not to feel guilty about enforcing more boundaries around work and life, and being assertive at times. 

 

Kirsten is like an oasis of calm in the desert where I can enter a time and space where I feel heard, understood and supported. Like a pool of water, she reflects certain things back at me, helps me to identify the rocks of support / stability… the quick sand and the prickly cactus, and find the shade from the hot sun. She encourages me to keep topping up my water supplies so I don’t dehydrate when I continue on my path… at other times when it feels like I am in a stormy sea, she helps me swim in the rough waves without being dragged down by them.

 

I always felt that she had my best interests at heart and was genuinely fighting in my corner with me… whilst teaching me new strokes, how to get fitter, more resilient and nurture myself. I honestly can’t think of anything I would change. And I love the book recommendations too :) 

 

The lens through which we view the world - our own internal thoughts and dialogue - shapes everything we think and do. So investing in cleaning the old specks off the lens - our harmful self talk and self limitations, and bringing the lens into focus, was without doubt a good investment for me. I am sure it would be for others too.