In our partner spotlight, we present the people and companies who create the resources we curate on Learnerbly. We want you to find out what makes their approach and training different, and what you get out of attending their courses.
This month, we’re speaking to Beth Hope, an Executive Confidence Coach. As Beth explains, her coaching, influenced by her personal experiences in work, starts with your confidence. She creates a safe space for you to holistically approach your work and life, to help you discover your own answers.
Who are you, and what is your expertise?
I am an Executive Confidence Coach helping my clients see how authentic confidence and true self love are the key to a successful career, healthy body and loving relationships. Authentic confidence underpins all we do.
I am a true believer in the power we have within our own lives to affect positive change. Through my personal experience with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), working in the corporate world and having my own coaching business, I have developed tools and techniques that I bring to my clients to break down barriers and build up authentic confidence. I have a deep understanding of human behaviour, motivation and limiting beliefs that I use to help clients fully realise their potential.
I have a coaching diploma from the Academy of Executive Coaching. I am also an International Coaching Federation (ICF) Member, MBTI practitioner and currently studying for a masters in Psychology and Neuroscience of Mental Health with King’s College London.
Why did you decide to become a coach?
I have always loved being able to help people to grow and develop, which is why I initially went into HR. After going through big personal and professional changes in 2016 and ’17 and building my authentic confidence back, I realised how that confidence is really the foundation of all that we do.
I wanted to help people to do the same, know their own worth and live the balanced life they really want.
What’s the point of coaching?
Coaching allows you the space to examine any issues you are facing, or goals you wish to achieve so that you can come out of the session committed to concrete actions. Through listening to what you are really saying, creative exercises and reframing, I help clients to understand the path ahead and commit to achieving their goal. You have the solution within yourself, and coaching lets you see that.
How would you define your approach to coaching? What’s unique about it?
Most of my clients initially come for coaching around work but, sometimes within minutes, we have gone to the root causes — to somewhere deeply personal. It’s so important to look at a person holistically rather than only focus on one part. The issues in one area of our life more often than not come from another area of our life and visa versa.
I have a wide range of experience and training, so I love to bring different techniques, creative exercises and approaches to my clients in order to help them the most and adapt to people’s different styles (as well as challenge them!).
The first and foremost fundamental of coaching is deep listening, without judgement, opinion or my own interpretations. My values are around authenticity, honesty and trust, these are key to coaching with me.
What generally surprises people about coaching with you?
I don’t think people expect to come to groundbreaking realisations and make fundamental changes so quickly! It’s incredible what you can achieve in the right space with a client who is fully ready to change.
What does a successful coaching relationship look like to you?
A successful coaching relationship is balanced, non-judgemental, open, honest and trustworthy. If you come into a session ready to work and know you are in a safe space with your coach, you can make large strides in a short space of time.
Is there a general change that most people who come to you for coaching need to make? Or do people’s problems tend to be unique?
Everyone has their own interpretations, issues and sources for a lack of confidence in themselves. The fundamental change people make is starting to listen to themselves, give themselves credit and rework their mindset.
What do you find most rewarding about being a coach?
Seeing the incredible changes in my clients! It’s so heartwarming to see someone completely change their view on themselves for the positive, sometimes almost immediately. Building this authentic confidence has helped my clients change the way they interact with others, their success at work and their relationship with themselves. It’s the most rewarding part!
If you have a Learnerbly account, you can book coaching with Beth Hope here.