Creating compelling futures together with Ann Edwards, her talents and expertise
I’m pleased that you can join me today to learn more about me and how I work. Before we get into the detail, I’d like to pose a few questions to help us get off to a great start:
- When was the last time that you stopped what you were doing, made yourself a cup of your favourite blend of coffee or herbal tea and thought about you?
- And assuming you can remember the answer, how many other things were you thinking about at the same time?
- When did you last consider the joy of having nothing much to think about other than what you wanted?
So today , ask your whole self –
- What changes do I want to make?
- Why is that important to me?
- Am I willing to come through the door and start on my journey?
Objectives and priorities
Thank you for setting time aside to consider my questions and whatever your responses, I hope that this exercise reminded you just how important you are. One of my key objectives in working with you is to help you to focus on your priorities.
- You’ve taken the first step towards greater understanding
- A step towards finding yourself and making progress
- We’ll work together on a holistic solution – it begins with a conversation about your needs and expectations
- I’ll describe my areas of expertise and make recommendations
- A unique blend that’s right for you
- Together we’ll agree a plan – coaching, treatments, exercise routines
- And it doesn’t end there, once you join me at the Therapy Shed, you’ll have access to a virtual resource library – videos, insights, tools
How I work
Whatever your needs and preferences, I am here to be your guide on your journey.
It’s my deep and broad experience of life and self-management which I want to share with you. I recognise that not everyone will want to become a leader or a yoga teacher. I understand that some clients respond well to touch and find solace in therapeutic massage, while others prefer to be guided through dialogue, or stretch out their bodies, while clearing their minds of what’s around them.
I work with you to make a plan that will meet your current and future needs. Together we can map out those activities which will bring you most benefit and achieve your personal goals.
It may be that you simply aspire to feel better about yourself, make more time for yourself or become more effective at saying, “No, I don’t have time for that today”.
Alternatively, you may feel so tense that you need to better understand your body’s responses to stress or pain. Whatever it takes for you to create a compelling future. Find Out More
Ready to take the next step forward?
A safe space to be
- Imagine a place where you can simply be yourself
- For me, it was the Victorian brick shed at the end of our garden
- Add a wood burning stove and some of my favourite things
- Essential oils, smouldering Californian sage and birdsong
- It’s where I practised Yoga, supported friends and met with clients
- My safe place became their safe place
- The shed remains although I’ve moved home
- The Therapy Shed has become a virtual space, come on in …
The Therapy Shed
No longer a destination, but a virtual safe space where we can share ideas, the Therapy Shed began life in my Sussex garden. Initially a Victorian brick-built workshop, I added utilities and an amazing wood burning stove to create welcome and warmth.
I loved that space although (with sadness) left that legacy to the new owners of our home of 30+ years. Moving to the edge of the Ashdown Forest was a fabulous opportunity to spread out beyond a physical building.
When I teach at Chartham Park (C-19 permitting) or on-line via Zoom, my idyl of The Therapy Shed comes with me to support what I do.
Maybe one day an opportunity to recreate that space will present itself although for now I am happy to take it to where it’s needed. I’m delighted to share it with you today and for as long as we’re working together.
What you say
We’ll definitely have a catch up when we have a chance, cocktails are a great idea! The legacy of xx lives on and is weaved into everything we do now, your influence in getting this to those senior figures in the business will not be forgotten. A much more modern L&D function is growing.
As part of her Brand Lab video I sensed your strength, natural empathy and eloquence. If potential clients watch one of your videos they will see this & engage with you immediately.
I have known Annie for over 40 years as my tower of strength, working to benefit both myself & my body! Wherever Annie is the Shed is.
At the Day Hospice we have introduced yoga & breathing sessions with Ann Edwards to help with coordination and confidence.
Wonderful yoga classes, very spiritual, calming & uplifting. Leaves you feeling ontop of the world! Beautiful peaceful location as well. I feel really well after my massage- we had a quiet weekend planned so perfect for a detox. I slept for 10 hours on Friday night….unheard of for me !
Bless you for your fabulous professional TLC. Gorgeous healing.
Wow! what can I say…totally different experience to what my mind was expecting. Absolutely loved the sensation of the hot & cold stones combined. Initially difficult to let go then left feeling totally chilled, nurtured & soothed.
Thank you for the yoga experience in our meeting today. It was great fun to have a go at something I would not normally do.
We love your Health & Wellbeing newsletter. When are you going to write your book?
Thanks for being with me over this last challenging year , our highs & lows, keeping each other going in all sorts of ways….in a spirit of friendliness, care and support
As we approach the end of our adventure. Thank you for helping me unlock my inner self & continue to walk the yellow brick road
Thank you very much Ann, for our coaching session last week. It was very powerful – as I’m sure you must have experienced with others you’ve coached. It really helped with focus, and have thought about it a lot since.I had a good conversation with x, who (I hadn’t realised) had written coaching books herself, bizarrely. It was fascinating to hear about how she had gathered the courage to make a big leap from her career.
I so enjoyed all that we did in yoga class yesterday, I especially like that time of day, the pace of the class and the combination of standing and sitting postures, thank you.It was good to “see” you. Looking forward to next Monday.
I have been enjoying doing my yoga … though I have to confess it is a little hit and miss on whether I get it done early in the morning or late morning. I hurt myself doing Pilates on Thursday, pushing myself to do more than I can since my operation, so I am a little annoyed with myself but also taking it as a valuable lesson. Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday
Ann has the rare quality to really – and I mean really – listen and understand clients’ needs, she translates them into innovative and result oriented solutions and commits to successful implementation. She’s courageous and challenging, and the clients we have worked together with, very much appreciate her critical reflections combined with her positive mind set. Ann delights with her passion and astonishing experience. Of all the consultants I have ever worked with, Ann is on top of my list for recommendation to any client company. Working in a team with her was one of the best experiences in my career so far.
Ann helped me work through how I wished to be experienced at work, and how this could be congruent with my personal values, and career choices. She also helped me to see how my not taking individuals through my thinking processes was hindering my development within the organisation. I would not hesitate to recommend Ann as a Career Coach.
I have worked with Ann over a number of years and her experience and insight have always proved to be valuable. I set up my business focussing on learning and development for executive search and Ann has been very helpful in recommending me to her clients. She has been particularly helpful as a sounding board around business development and building client relationships. Ann always gets to the core of the issues and provides valuable advice. I hope that we can continue to work together in the future
Adapted coaching to specific and varied situations. Brought it to life with practical board room examples. Built my self confidence and had trust and faith in my ability to deliver. Pushed me in uncomfortable situations.
What a pampering experience I had with Ann, using the finest of products on my face and body. It was so comfortable in beautiful surroundings, very calming and relaxing. A full facial followed by a body brush and scrub , finishing off with an exquisite rose body oil after a detox bathe.
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