Danni Cook EDGE life coaching has been one of the most positive experiences I have had!
Setting myself a goal is often the easy bit but sticking to it is where I struggle, often unsure how to take the right steps. I was due to be a bridesmaid in 10 months time and was desperate to look my best and drop that final dress size that I could not shift!
Richie doesn’t tell you what to do but instead makes you feel empowered to be the ‘expert’ in your own life and encourages you to seize control of your goals. Richie is consistently professional, personable, and motivational everything you need in a life coach!
Despite being in different continents and time zones, Richie made our sessions easily accessible with virtual meetings and was always prepared and ready to offer guidance, he was even on hand when I just needed a little motivational boost in between our set sessions.
Not only was I able to achieve my goal but life coaching also equipped me with the right tools for any challenges I face in the future as I can apply these successful techniques to my life and I feel more confident than ever. I would totally recommend EDGE life coaching. The only downside… I got a bit jealous of Richie being in glorious sunny Barbados and I was in rainy England!
Nikita S Soon after experiencing some difficulties in my personal life, I began meeting regularly with Richie to help me improve my wellbeing.
He understood my situation and provided support by meeting me where I was and helped me identify small changes I could make to become a happier me.
Richie always asked the right questions which allowed me to come up with actionable steps that ultimately led me to tackle areas of my life that I've been wanting to improve. Recently I have made some habitual changes which have proved beneficial in leading a healthier lifestyle, and improved my overall outlook on the future.
I have come to look forward to Thursdays because aside from having a productive session with Richie, the energy and genuinely caring nature he has is refreshing and contagious and I always walk away smiling.
Claire Waters I started working with Richie when I went freelance and launched my marketing business. It was something I had been thinking about for many years but the one thing I had always struggled with was imposter syndrome and never feeling like I was good enough to make it on my own. I had always lacked the courage to make the leap from the security of a full-time, permanent role.
Richie helped me to build up my confidence and to start learning to believe in myself, so I would be able to approach prospective clients more easily. We met every other Thursday and at each session he would set me homework to prepare for the next one. It was designed to push me well and truly out of my comfort zone to build up my skills.
During our sessions, I learned some great techniques to improve my self-confidence as well as how to reframe my thought process so things that would previously have seemed terrifying, were now achievable.
I am so glad I worked with Richie as the skills he has helped me develop are having a lasting impact on my business and in my wider life.
Suediann C Relationship Manager I have always heard about life coaches but never thought I could benefit from one.
I always say that everything happens for a reason and at the right time. When I met Richard, I was in a season in my life where I had no clue what my next steps were professionally; however, meeting with Richard on a regular basis gave me great insight and direction.
I gained a great understanding of who I am and with this understanding, my future suddenly became filled with ideas and vision. The best part of it was that I was the one who answered all my questions and he was able to stretch my mind and challenge me in an immense way. I feel so much more confident that my dreams are becoming a reality!
Chris Spelak Founder of People Safety Solutions Working with Richard was a very helpful experience which moved me and my business forward.
In our sessions, he supported my idea generation process allowing me to develop new options and directions where I can move my company.
Richard has a unique style which especially focuses on alternative and insightful viewpoints while making sure that I keep track of my target.
Even with (or especially during) COVID-19, managing changes was a challenge for my business. Coaching with Richard helped me see beyond the chaos of the first months of uncertainty; now - following my value set - I am able to:
Expand into additional business areas serving my customers in strengthening their teams and achieving exceptional HSE performance,
Drive my personal development by completing my masters in environmental sciences
Keep an eye on my fitness
Move closer to the work-life balance I have craved, especially including my family
What looked like an impossible challenge at first became manageable; not easy, but over time it was second nature. Coaching with Richard gave me new ways to operate at a higher performance level. Thank you Richard.
Apostle Nadia Narcis Joseph Business Entrepreneur, Visionary and Founder of Widows Ink Trinidad and Tobago I met with Richard via Zoom over a period of three months. I could write a book and some about this experience, but suffice it to say, he has helped me unpack and throw away some emotional baggage.
This has positively impacted my spiritual and physiological wellbeing and unearth some lovely truth about myself. I would recommend him in a heartbeat.
Joie (Joelyne) Marshall Upon completing an important goal, I was ready to start working on the next one – a large-scale goal of writing a book. I’ve had several concepts circling around and this opening in time presented the runway to get moving.
I’m one who can establish accountability for myself but the area where Richard has been the best support is to help me continue to define my subject – from several independent pieces into interlocking concepts. My linear and analytical thinking can get me into narrow places. Richard’s broad-perspective coaching focused on my “why” continually helps me to pull my view back up to look at the concepts from a wider view.
Richard has also assisted in helping me see the places where these concepts are playing out in my own life experiences. Richard’s powerful questions and curiosity help me to see the important pieces that I might miss as I move along the linear path I tend to follow. I look forward to continuing to partner with Richard as I work toward completing this goal.
Maureen Brettell Headteacher Manchester, England I have found these coaching sessions invaluable. I am a very experienced head teacher, and as such have not had the opportunity to have a platform where I am able to examine my vulnerabilities and really think about why I do and think the way I do in work, and pull apart the possible impact of doing things differently.
Richard’s style is the perfect blend of reflecting my thoughts back and asking open questions in a way that gently challenges my first instinctive response or train of thought, in such a way that the answers would seemingly come out of nowhere. At the flick of a switch, I went from wrestling with a problem, to mapping out a fully formed solution! Leaving a session with an action or commitment I had made to myself also afforded accountability, which meant I learned how to tackle difficult conversations and actions in a more timely, and therefore effective, manner.
I truly hope I can resume our coaching sessions in the future, and to my fellow headteachers, I would say the experience of having coaching sessions with somebody who is not only a highly skilled coach but an experienced school leader in their own right, has transformed my leadership and by association, its impact on the staff and pupils in my charge.
E.H Sixth Form student I found Richie's coaching sessions helpful in helping me think about all the different things I have access to after leaving school from university to apprenticeships to the world of work.
Richie also helped me feel more motivated about my future and less anxious about what’s to come by setting with me small tasks to help break down and complete the bigger task that I had been daunted by.
Melvin Soft Skills student The YMCA Youth Leaders program has helped me develop as a young person. I am more confident in myself, I have rapidly improved my communication skills and the program also left me with some new friends.
EDGE Coaching helped me improve my active listening skills. I learned how to listen not only to what someone says but how they say it. I've learned to take responsibility for my actions and many other soft skills.
I really enjoyed the program, it was fun and interesting and I really looked forward to Richard’s sessions.
Demeril Soft Skills student The Soft Skills program from EDGE Coaching taught students skills such as time management, critical thinking, and responsibility. I really enjoyed the interactive group activities, in particular the lesson about time management with the cards. Two persons were each given a deck of cards, one of the decks was in order and the other wasn't. You were told to look for a specific card and it was much faster to find the ace in the deck that was in order. The lesson was about having your priorities in order. Skills like that can be used in everyday life and in the workplace. These lessons help create a strong confident young leader.
Alex Westerman Having taken up golf just over a year ago, I decided to take my first golf lessons with Richie to understand the fundamentals of a golf swing, the mindset of how to approach each hole and to reach my goal of breaking 100 and gaining a handicap.
Richie was patiently able to identify where my swing was going wrong and provide swing-changing drills to create the exaggerated feeling needed to change your swing thoughts and provide that perfect ball then turf strike that all golfers are striving to achieve.
After 6 lessons I was able to consistently strike my irons and was even able to identify what mistakes I have made when hitting a shot off line.
Richie has great technical knowledge and a huge passion for teaching golfers. I would highly recommend taking golf lessons with Richie to improve your game and make golf an overall much more enjoyable experience. I have now set a new goal to break 90 and am hooked on the sport!