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Success Stories

  • INVIGORATING AND LIFE CHANGING

    The coaching with Stephanie has been

    invigorating and life changing.

     

    She has so much empathy and enthusiasm which

    inspires me to move forward towards my life goals.

    I am achieving more and more each day using

    the methods I have been taught.

     

    My focus has improved and I have learned to prioritise

    the more important things which move me towards

    my dreams and aspirations

    without being distracted by the small stuff!

     Andy Wickett – Former Leadman, Duran Duran
  • SO MUCH HAS CHANGED FOR ME

    Coaching with Stephanie was really grounding as she helped

    you put a different lens up through which to look at

    your own life or way of being that you wanted to change.

    It seemed so hard to do on my own but with Stephanie's insightful questions, warmth and energy in protected time to reflect...

     

    So much has changed for me, what seemed impossible then,

    is just part of my life now - and for the better!

    Lenore Cannon – Parent of children with ADHD
  • COULD NOT ASK FOR MORE

    A life changer for my teenage daughter and in turn myself.

     

    Stephanie's knowledge, experience and

    understanding is

    gold dust.

     

    We could not ask for more…

    Undisclosed – Deputy Head Teacher
     
  • AS IF SHE'D HAD A CAMERA IN OUR KITCHEN

    Stephanie had a very nice manner with us from the start, which helped us relax and open up. She was very open on her side,

    sharing her own situation. Early on in the meeting Stephanie

    showed her insight into the ADHD specifics, identifying some

    of our situations with our son as typical of ADHD.

     

    Beyond that, Stephanie’s insights were so spot on

    it was as if she’d had a camera in our kitchen!

     

    The specific advice Stephanie gave was great and she was very encouraging about the things we were doing.

    At the end, it was very good to have some different options for next steps as well as the books –

    “Smart but Scattered Teens” has already been very helpful. 

    We both left feeling that our situation was well understood and that she was someone who had given us good support and insight.

    Undisclosed - University Professor
  • HELPED ME MAKE SOME REAL BREAKTHROUGHS

     

    Having worked with Stephanie for a few months now, I really value her professionalism, the enthusiastic way she approaches the different subjects relevant to me and her clear and rational thinking.

    She has helped bring structure to my every day life, with the view of eventually setting clearer long term goals.

     

    Stephanie doesn’t shy away from the more complex issues I sometimes avoid facing, so she has helped me make some real breakthroughs in my thinking. 

     

    She is an endless source of information, books, and other resources to help me out and maintain more balance in my life.

    I really enjoy working with her and our meetings are definitely one of my week’s highlights.

    ​​

    Irene - Finance Professional
  • I'M HOPEFUL FOR WHERE IT WILL LEAD

     

    I’ve come to Stephanie after a recent ADHD diagnosis

    to get better at life. It’s really that simple.

     

     I often feel overwhelmed by competing thoughts, take on too much and then struggle to prioritise. While it can appear on the outside like my life is in order, I’m often tying myself up in knots about where I’m at and what I’m trying to accomplish.

     

    So … with Stephanie’s support we’re building sustainable

    idiot proof models to be better - at time usage, at creating

    stability for an ADHD mind to operate, and knowing how I

    operate and why, building vision for what I want the future to look like, and a roadmap on how to get there.

     

    It’s all positive stuff and I’m hopeful for where it will lead.

    Undisclosed - Documentary Film Maker and Visual Artist 
  • 100% RECOMMEND

    The coaching sessions with Stephanie have proved

    invaluable and have exceeded my expectations.

    Stephanie quickly honed in on the areas I was struggling with

    and gave me some easy to apply strategies.

    I’ve enjoyed learning about myself and how to play to my character strengths and the feedback loops that make me happy.

    100% recommend anyone with or without ADHD sees Stephanie.

     

    It’s been thoroughly enjoyable and enlightening experience.

     

    Thank you.

    Rosha Nutt – Artist
  • I AM MAKING SUCH PROGRESS

     

    I came across Stephanie online and felt I could relate to her

    from her story compared to others so I was intrigued

    and we had a chat over the phone.

    I felt like Stephanie could help me and be my coach after

    that phone call and after speaking to another happy

    client of Stephanie's I decided to go for it.

     

    I am so glad I did as I am making such progress.

     

    The main thing about Stephanie is I feel I can be totally honest

    about my ADHD because I know she understands and

    doesn't judge me and I know is there to help me.

     

    In two sessions, Stephanie uncovered what I loved

    doing - which was painting - but I hadn't touched

    a paintbrush in 8 years!

     

    She encouraged me to start and now I wake up every day

    and wonder how I went 8 years without painting.

     

    Aside from that, I have learnt tips and tools already for

    improving my life and I'm really excited to see where

    I will be in 6 months time with Stephanie's help!


     

    Undisclosed
  • COMPULSORY FILING FOR THE BRAIN

     

    Stephanie is quite simply ‘fantastic’. Patient, pragmatic and professional - I’d have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending her services to anyone struggling with ADHD. I’d define time with Stephanie as ‘compulsory filing for the brain’ which for those of us accelerating at the speed of lightening is some well earned down time to rationalise the week and devise ideas for the forthcoming week which can be implemented for the future. A high recommendation from me for a helpful, caring and supportive coach who lives for results!Stephanie is quite simply ‘fantastic’. Patient, pragmatic and professional - I’d have no hesitation whatsoever in

    recommending her services to anyone

    struggling with ADHD.

    I’d define time with Stephanie as ‘compulsory filing for the brain’ which for those of us accelerating at the speed of lightening

    is some well earned down time to rationalise the week

    and devise ideas for the forthcoming week

    which can be implemented for the future.

     

    A high recommendation from me for a

    helpful, caring and supportive coach

    who lives for results!

     

    Ben Jacobs
  • INVALUABLE ADHD KNOWLEDGE AND INSIGHT

    Having been diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 33, I was keen to start coaching as part of my treatment plan.

     

    I was very lucky to have found Stephanie as her coaching has provided me with tips, techniques and insights that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. She is excellent at helping you to identify your inner strengths and passions, and then coaching you

    towards your goals in an ADHD friendly way!

     

    Stephanie truly listens, is very patient and will provide you with many 'lightbulb' moments during your journey with her!

    Her ADHD knowledge and insight is invaluable for anyone struggling with the condition.

     

    I've come so far in the six months since my diagnosis and

    Stephanie has played a massive part in my progress.

    Fraser Colebrook – Adult with ADHD
  • TRANSFORMED MY DAUGHTER’S LIFE

    Stephanie gave me invaluable and brilliant support and advice through the process of dealing with the Local Authority

    to get my chosen school named on my daughter’s EHCP.

    She provided me with an extensive framework to write a full and effective response to the initial proposed provision on the Draft Plan.

     

    Her educational legal expertise is fantastic and she has strong knowledge and understanding of how SEN works

    within schools and local authorities.

    Stephanie’s letter was instrumental in persuading my LA to agree to our chosen independent and out of borough school,

    which has transformed my daughter’s life.

    Alison Davis – Parent of child with SEND
  • BUILT STRUCTURE INTO MY LIFE

    ​Steph has been a brilliant coach and helped me with much more

    than I could have ever expected.

    After just 4 appointments I have managed to build structure

    into my life whilst also learning more about

    the way my brain works.

    I don't know how I ever managed without her!

     

    Brett Dodge
    Senior Administration Assistant, Fund Management
  • MY DAUGHTER ENJOYS THE SESSION

    ​Stephanie has been amazing with my 15 year old daughter.

     

    Emily enjoys the session and they help her organize

    her Ferrari brain!

    Salome Michell
  • MANY THANKS FROM A NEUROTYPICAL MOTHER

     

    I'm the mother of  a 20 year old who was drug dependent,

    unwell, unhappy and not coping at University.

     

    Correct diagnosis, medication and Stephanie's input is radically

    changing our lives.

    My daughter says Stephanie makes her accountable (not in a harsh way), challenges her to develop her own strategies

    and self awareness.

    Best of all Stephanie also has ADHD which means

    she really understands the mysterious brain that is ADHD.

     

    Many thanks from a neurotypical mother.

     

    Undisclosed
  • HELPED ME FOCUS ON WHAT IS IMPORTANT IN MY LIFE

     

    For years, I’ve always felt I was never living up to my potential.

     

    My life was a series of  unfinished projects,

    unaccomplished goals and never-ending to-do lists.

    Stephanie has helped me focus on what is important in my life

    and I’ve made more progress on my goals in the

    last 6 months of coaching

    than the 10 years without a coach.

    I have clarity on my goals and finally feel like I’m making progress

    towards them while managing my day-to-day work and tasks

    without feeling stressed or overwhelmed.


     

    Rob W - Entrepreneur
  • I'VE ACHIEVED MY BEST UNIVERSITY GRADES

     

    My psychiatrist recommended coaching as I had already had a lot of

    CBT in the past. My first session with Stephanie was hard work, my

    brain was being exercised to think in a different way to how it had

    before. But it even my first session I learnt a lot of valuable

    information about myself.

    Coaching taught me to understand my brain, focus on my strengths

    and from this, learn unique strategies that worked for me.

    I was able to not be so hard on myself and be the most

    organised I had ever been.

     

    This new insight also allows me to now make informed life decisions,

    I can choose not to do things I now realise are just that much more

    difficult for me and my ADHD brain. I can choose to do things

    that my ADHD brain is motivated by.

    Stephanie has been with me on every step of my coaching journey,

    and it hasn’t stopped yet. So far, I’ve achieved my best

    university grades and it won’t stop there.

     

    Coaching is a powerful tool that I will continue to choose

    in order to reach goals that for the last decade,

    I didn’t believe possible.

     

    Jenny - University Student
  • CAN'T BELIEVE HOW LUCKY WE ARE

    TO FIND YOU AS OUR GUIDE

     

    “I cannot believe how lucky we are to find you as

    our guide for all this!!"

    Thank you very much for your time this morning.

     

    Talking to you and reading the library section of your website

    gave me so many light bulb moments and I feel like I am now

    much better equipped to help my son going forward.

     

    I am sure that I need to learn a lot more to help my son navigate

    the neurotypical world and there will be a lot of

    ups and downs along the way.

     

    However, after listening to your story and picking on your brain,

    I can now see the whole situation in a much more positive light

    and also feel very empowered as a mum.

     

    I cannot believe how lucky we are to find you as our guide

    for all this!!

     

    Many many thanks again for everything...

    ​​

    Professional Mum, North London
  • MY ONLY REGRET IS THAT I DIDN'T

    FIND HER SOONER

     

    I reached out to my psychiatrist for guidance on reputable ADHD coaches when I was really struggling with prioritisation

    in a new role.

    He immediately recommended Stephanie and I couldn’t be

    happier that he did.

    In all honesty, I was initially concerned about working with
    a

    fellow ADHD’er as a coach but now I can absolutely see

    the benefit and need for it to have been that way.

     

    Steph just gets how the ADHD brain works, and

    more importantly she loves it.

     

    She’s not only helped me to find the best way to work,

    enabling me to be more successful in life, but she’s

    hugely improved my confidence in my abilities.

     

    Our combined genuine interests, hers being in tapping into

    my potential and mine in my desire to improve,

    have been a perfect mix.

    My only regret is that I didn’t find her sooner!

    HR, Northern England
  • HIS LEVEL OF SELF-ACCEPTANCE HAS DEFINITELY IMPROVED…

    I booked a session with Stephanie to talk to my teenage son

    who was recently diagnosed with ADD.

     

    My son was reticent to discuss his diagnosis at home

    let alone with a stranger.

    I was worried about what the session would be like, but

    Stephanie approached my son with a lot of respect, enthusiasm

    and zeal, and helped him to reframe his diagnosis not as

    something to be ashamed of or embarrassed by but

    just as a difference that can also have its pluses.

    Since we've met with Stephanie his level of self-acceptance has definitely improved.

    ​​

    Mother of Teenage Boy, London
  • GIVES ME ENERGY TO KEEP GOING

    Thank you for another great session today.

     

    Our meetings definitely fire me up, help me see things from a different perspective and give me energy to keep going and

    to keep improving myself so I can help my family.

    Mother of boys with ADHD, London
  • CAN'T THANK HER ENOUGH!

     

    I was diagnosed at the age of nine but I was on my own to try find

    a way to cope until now.

     

    It has been nothing but troublesome.

     

    I didn’t know ADHD coaching even existed before meeting Stephanie.

     

    Now at 26 there has been a massive turn around in my life and

    a taming of the chaos I didn’t know I could get past.

     

    I’ve only known Stephanie a matter of months but it didn’t take

    her long to make a huge impact.

     

    She was so easy to trust and confide in. She’s been an anchor.

     

    Every week I so look forward to seeing/chatting to her.

     

    She is such a pleasure to talk to and has taught me so much about myself.

    She’s also made me to feel less alone.

     

    Having ADD can be a lonely place to be but not anymore.

     

    I can’t thank her enough.

    Tamara Hoggarth, Actor
  • THE CHANGES TO MY LIFE HAVE BEEN MONUMENTAL!

     

    Before meeting Stephanie, I was at a complete loss as to what to do. The pandemic in March had caused me tremendous distress and

    I urgently sought to make wholesale changes to my life.

    Initially, I was sceptical about coaching and only decided to try it

    as a last resort. As my ADHD was permanent, I didn't think

    there was much point. I never imagined it would

    actually work. Stephanie proved me wrong...

    Since our very first session, Stephanie has been a pillar in my life

    who's supported me in coping with all aspects of my ADHD.

    In particular, my career change, my anxiety and my relationships. She has given me the strength and confidence to move forward

    and thrive at being 'me'. Five months later, I've gone from

    wallowing in my own despair to taking large strides forward,

    and now find myself within close quarters of

    where I want to be.

    What is unique about Stephanie is the way she holds the full weight of her clients in her hands. This is demonstrated by the

    exhaustive energy she puts into each of her sessions.

    She has the gifted ability to instil the spirit of hope

    in others and turn dreams into achievable objectives.

    It's no exaggeration to say that the changes to

    my life have been 'monumental'.


    She is a truly prolific coach and I wish everyone well to

    make the most out of the experience!

    Ben
  • I'M TRULY GRATEFUL!


    I’m truly grateful for finding Stephanie. Her coaching is

    above and beyond expectations.


    Stephanie ensures you feel listened to, with her

    compassionate and reflective approach.

    With ADHD it’s easy to feel lost and distracted. With Stephanie’s framework, the support during and after each session

    ensures you can achieve the clarity and focus

    you need to stay on track.

     

    Undisclosed - Technology Consultant
  • I GAIN SO MUCH CLARITY AND WISDOM


    The questions have been so intelligent and really get to the heart

    of how I feel and once I begin to answer I gain so much clarity

    and wisdom around what changes could be made

    and how that might feel.

     

    I am hoping this takes me to a place of peace and inner knowing

    which then informs how I live and the values that

    drive me forward making decisions

    much easier for me.

    Mum and Entrepreneur
  • INSPIRED ME TO LISTEN TO MY INNER VOICE


    Coaching with Stephanie has made me realise that my inner voice

    is actually screaming and is not silent.

     

    Its just that I need reminding to ask the questions and LISTEN to

    my response and trust that I will be able to move forward.

     

    I am now committed to be all in for an exploration of what and who I

    am at my core. To commit to saying yes to my needs and self-care

    and that means being and living an authentic life.

    No more coercion.

     

    I think that comes from self always trying to fit in or adapt to

    circumstances or being acceptable to others or recognisable

    as whatever identity they want to see. Feeling other

    defined does not work for me!

     

    Property Entrepreneur
  • HELPING ME UNCOVER MY MOST VALUABLE BURIED TREASURES


    You are a super wonderful coach and I am so enjoying working with

    you as you are really helping me uncover my most valuable

    buried treasures and that's an eternal source -

    which means your gift of coaching is like

    rain for a dry river bed..


     

    Mum of four

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