You have enough things to juggle at the moment, and you don’t have the time, money or energy to spend on something so ethereal.
And anyway, what would you even need a coach for?
you know everything about yourself
you never have any doubts or fears
you always fully embrace change
there is nothing in your life you want to change
you are absolutely certain about where you are going
your physical and mental fitness is everything you want it to be
you never procrastinate
you have no areas in your life you want to grow
you never self sabotage
the stories you tell yourself are 100% accurate
you always feel like you are good enough
you have no self-destructive habits, at all
your time management is amazing, always
you don’t need feedback
all of your habits are positive
you set clear, realistic goals and unrelentingly achieve them
there is no stress in your life
you don’t wrestle with Imposter Syndrome
you are never cynical and never give up
you have never had any type of trauma…
And, of course, you can do everything on your own and have never benefitted from the input of others.
Of course I’m bring a little cheeky here. Please don’t read the above as a not-so-subtle way of arguing that coaching can solve all your problems (after neatly breaking each one down into attractive and bite-sized portions…
If you are honest with yourself, you know that while you are dealing with many personal or professional situations really well – there are one or two that have tripped you up, confused you or sent you into a spin of fight, flight or denial.
Maybe we could have a chat about how coaching might be a way of getting past those? Get in touch for a free, no obligation chat: book a free 30 minute conversation here.
At Qawah, we recognise the importance of learning and development. We have years of expertise in a range of formal and informal education settings, and can off your business, organisation or group a high-quality bespoke product that responds to your needs.
Andy has spent much of his career in training, education and charity work. He has designed and taught lessons, courses, and group-learning exercises for all ages – including time as a tutor on two Youth Work and Culture degrees, as a Chaplain in a secondary setting, and Director of a local youth work charity.
Although we have split our approaches into three different categories below, the reality is that often these delivery styles blend to suit the context. We remain convinced that learningand development is best experienced collaboratively and that individuals and communities learn best when they journey together towards a common goal.
We specialise in creative approaches to problem solving, and are experts at capturing complex topics and themes and communicating them clearly in a way that encourages proactive responses. Some things we have provided training for include:
Charities seeking to re-connect with the purpose
Faith communities looking to re-examine their sense of calling and identity
Youth, school and community groups who want to explore ways they can positively impact their communities
Businesses wishing to deepen their sense of identity, build internal relationships or re-discover their core strategies
Andy is an accomplished public speaker, confident and capable in front of crowds of all sizes. He has spoken on a range of topics, including (but not limited to):
Well-ness and mindfulness
Environmental issues and action
We have years of experience of designing and creating resources for individuals or groups to use, covering a range of topics (including those listed above).
lesson plans and assemblies for schools
one-off sessions or longer courses for youth or community groups
study materials for church or community groups
Well-ness journal ideas for individuals or groups.
We are complex beings, and do not always feel able to invest or prioritise in our physical or mental health – but when we do so, we are at risk of under-performing or even injuring ourselves.
There has been a significant amount of study in the last few decades, highlighting the value of intentional wellness practices – of taking the time to notice and re-connect with your mind, body and spirit*.
Wellness – sometimes called well-being or mindfulness (and the list goes on) – is simply about making space and time to acknowledge who you are in the moment.
It might be about giving the body rest or exercise – for example through better sleep patterns, breathing exercises, stretching or physical exercise.
Or you might find you need to find ways to rest or re-charge the mind – connecting with others socially, giving yourself permission to put things down for a while or taking up something creative.
Others find they need to do some work with their spirit – through practices such as meditation, prayer or volunteering activities.
It should be obvious that there is significant overlap between the above categories, and practices that will bring benefit!
When you work with us on your well-being, we will help you identify areas where you wish to see improvement, and offer or point you a range of skills and practices which will fit with your lifestyle
(* ‘spirit’ can mean many things to many people – we use it to reflect on the part of ourselves that connects with the other – which may be other people, a deity and/or the world around us)