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Have you always wondered where your Confidence comes from?  Unfortunately, many of us are under the illusion that it comes from other people be it our partner, boss or parents.

We blame Other People

We often point the blame finger …

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Lisa Phillips, the award winning Confidence Coach is delighted to be asked to be the Mental Health Guest Speaker at STAGES ( Support Training Advice Guidance Education Services Ltd) .  Stages is  a Corby based community support group for people with poor Mental Health.   They provide support to recovering addicts/ families & people suffering with mental health illness using holistic therapies and mindfulness.

About Stages

The Mental Health Community Group  was created in August 2013.  The group aims to fill the gap in after-care for recovering addicts.  It also helps Mental Health patients find peace and relaxation in their lives.

Stages offer Mindfulness Meditation Courses, Group Support, holistic therapies in Reiki, Indian Head Massage, Reflexology, Crystal Healing, Art therapy and email support.  They aim to empower people  to help themselves and their families.

Guest Mental Health Speaker

Lisa Phillips is an award winning Confidence Expert and Northamptonshire Life Coach. She is delighted to be asked to speak at Stages for the second time.

In the May event,  the author of The Confidence Coach, will be presenting on the topic of ‘ Morning Motivation

Morning Motivation

In this presentation,  the following topics will be covered:

  1. How your thoughts create your daily reality
  2. Negative thoughts create a negative reality
  3. How to wake up and create positive momentum
  4. 10 Tips for Morning Motivation
Northants Confidence Expert.

Lisa offers Life Coaching and Confidence Coaching throughout the local area.  She also provides online coaching around the world.   She also provides Career Coaching and Interview Coaching.  Lisa has over 20 years experience as a Life Coach.

The renowned Coaching expert has spoken at over 100 events including Mental Health Charities,  Conferences, Staff wellbeing days and Education events.  Please see her Media page for examples of Lisa speaking on TV and appearing as a Guest Speaker on Cruise Ships.

Please read her Speaker Testimonials

Please read her Life Coaching Testimonials

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I am always delighted when a Life Coaching client comes to me requiring assistance on becoming a more resilient person!  This is also one of my popular workshops or speaking topics. 

Learning how to become more resilient  impacts everyone. It doesn’t matter whether you are a stay at home mum, an aged care worker or a Chief Executive,  a strong feeling of resilience inside of you, will result in your life feeling much and far less stressful!

The Emotional Roller Coaster

Most of us have just got used to living our lives riding around on the emotional roller coaster. As a result, we don’t find that  inner ‘steadiness‘ that keeps us grounded deep inside of us and which helps us become a more resilient person.  We end up at the  mercy of our emotions which can frequently shift from positive to negative, depending on  who we are hanging out, circumstances around us  or even what we read in the media. Therefore, It can just take a small hurtful remark or a small change in plans to have us knocked around like a feather both mentally and emotionally.

Lacking Resilience

A lack of resilience can leave also leave us feeling anxious, fearful and upset and an inability to bounce back from life’s unexpected twists and turns.

Real resilience and becoming more resilient is about feeling that inner steadiness of a rock inside of you – standing firm in the knowledge that when things go wrong or change is happening, that it is not the end of the world. It is the ability to look forward and not get too upset or deflated when things don’t go according to plan.

Your body also feels much happier when you become more resilient as you feel a sense of safety and a knowing that you are going to be ok.  

Here are a few Common Traits of Resilient People:

1) Trusting that things will work out ok for them in the end

2)  Seeing change as a natural part of life and being flexible when change hits.

3)  Caring enough about how they feel so they don’t allow themselves to keep focussed on what ‘ should have happened’

4)  Choosing to soothe themselves in times of stress

5)  Caring about how they feel so they would prefer to focus on the outcome that they desire, rather than the current reality of the situation.

Here are a few of my top tips for becoming a more resilient person:

  •  Choose Kindness towards  yourself – resilience is often about the fear of not being able to cope or the fear of change.
  • Soothe and encourage your inner child reminding them that they will be ok and they are safe.
  • Repeat the following affirmation ‘Even though it doesn’t feel like it, everything is working out for me’.
  • Question your thought patterns – are you mind reading or assuming that you won’t be able to cope?
  • Ask yourself – What’s the worst that could really happen?

 If you would like to become a more resilient person and learn to cope easily with life’s ups and downs, why not check invest in yourself and book a Life Coaching Session with me?  

Lisa Phillips, Life Coach Northamptonshire

Lisa Phillips is an fully qualified and experienced Northamptonshire Life Coach and Confidence Expert.   She has over 20 years experience and her work is regularly featured in the media. .  She is the author of ‘ The Confidence Coach’ book.   Lisa is also a Professional Speaker on topics such as Building Resilience, Confidence and Employee Wellbeing.  Lisa Phillips has won several awards for her Life Coaching work and is currently the Confidence Coaching expert on The Love Destination TV.  Why not contact Lisa Phillips today for a no obligation chat to see how she can help you?   

Although Lisa is based in Northamptonshire, she works with her Life coaching clients all over the world via Skype or telephone.   Lisa also offer Career Coaching, Business Coaching and Interview Coaching.

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Press Release

Northants Confidence Coach is a BBC Radio Northampton Guest 

After being based in Sydney, Australia for over 20 years,  award winning Life Coach and Confidence Expert Lisa Phillips is currently based back in Northamptonshire.      Lisa is also the author of ‘ The Confidence Coach‘ book which is recommended for several national self esteem initiatives.

While based in Sydney, the Life Coach appeared frequently in the Australian Media.   This included many appearances on National TV, sharing her expertise in areas such as Confidence, People Pleasing and Self Belief.

She has also provided her expert tips on The Today Show.

Radio Interviews

In addition to having her own Radio show in New York for over 6 months,    Lisa has been interviewed over 50 times on local and national radio stations.  You can also hear some of her radio interviews on her Media Page. 

She also produced and broadcasted her own her own radio show ‘ Spiritual and Irritable’ on Blog Talk Radio.  Lisa’s guests on the show included Beverly Engel. Patricia Evans, Dawn Breslin and Dr Lisa Love.

BBC Radio Northampton Guest

The Northamptonshire Life Coach will be interviewed as a Guest on BBC Radio Northampton by Helen Blaby.  The interview will take place on Thursday July 20th.   During this interview, she will be sharing Confidence Tips from her book ‘ The Confidence Coach’

Northants Life and Confidence Coach Lisa Phillips 

Lisa Phillips was born in Corby Northamptonshire.  She has also been interviewed several times about her work on Corby Radio.

To find out more about her Life Coaching work,  please see www.amazingcoaching.co.uk

To book Lisa Phillips to speak at your next event, please see www.howtoempoweryourstaff.co.uk

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Would you how to learn how to find Work Life Balance?  Are you struggling with all the expectation of your Career and Your life? Well keep on reading!

I get a lot of people come to me for Life Coaching sessions  or Confidence Coaching sessions complaining about the lack of Work Life balance in their life.   My first question is often ‘ What are you doing about it?

It is as this stage that I tend to get a huge  barrage of excuses from my Life coaching clients which often sounds a little like this:

  1. I just have too much work to do
  2. My Manager expects too much of me
  3. I just don’t have the time or energy to relax 
  4.  Every body is the same, we are all stressed at work with too much to do
You are Responsible for the lack of Work Life Balance in your life.

Ok, you probably don’t want to listen to me right now.  However, the only person responsible for Work Life Balance is YOU.   Furthermore,  the only person stopping you from having the desired amount  of Work Life Balance is YOU.  It is not your Boss.  It isn’t your Manager who stops you and it isn’t just the culture of the organisation you work for.   It certainly isn’t your work load either.  It is You.

Your Fears and Beliefs prevent your Lack of Work Life Balance.

For example.  

If you don’t leave work on time or end up staying late regularly,   the lack of balance in your career  isn’t the problem.  It is the fears that keep you working late and not leaving on time.

These could include:

  • What will people think if I leave on time?
  • I have to get all my work done or people will judge me.
  • My job is at risk if I don’t get everything done
  • People will be angry or upset with me if I don’t get all my work done
  • I don’t have the  confidence to change things
It is a Choice

The truth is that Work Life Balance is choice.  You can choose to leave work on time,  turn down extra work or spend more time with your family. The choice is yours.  However, it is our fears and negative beliefs that prevent us from claiming this right.     This is where my work as a Life Coach comes in,  I can help you release these fears and step into a life of balance and contentment.  A life where you can have the career balance you deserve and the personal life you deserve.

Negative Beliefs that cause working too hard may also include:
  • Everyone needs to approve of me – always seeking approval from other people.
  • I can’t upset anyone
  • I can’t risk people thinking bad of me
  • I need to keep everyone happy
  • Everyone else in my life is a Priority apart from me
  • What I want is not important.
Lisa Phillips,  Award Winning Life Coach and Confidence Coach

If you are ready to claim your right to more wellbeing in your life,  become a happier more authentic person and find balance in your Career, relationships and personal life,  please contact me for a no-obligation chat.

I have over 20 years experience.  Although I am based in Northamptonshire, and provide Life Coaching, Career Coaching,  Confidence Coaching and Business coaching with clients all over the world.

Please also read the reviews of my book ‘ The Confidence Coach’  and check out what my Life Coaching clients say about working with me.

For Guest speaker enquires,  please see www.howtoempoweryourstaff.co.uk.

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I shall tell you a secret.  I moved career from Accountant  to Life Coach!

When working with my Coaching Programs,  I often share my story from Accountant to Life Coach with my coaching clients.

Accountancy was never the AUTHENTIC ME.

I thought it was a good idea at the time.   It fact, everyone around me encouraged me to become an accountant.  So I did it.  I sat my exams, trained in accountancy and then worked in Internal audit for a large multinational company.  I even go to travel the world business class and visited over 20 countries through my work.

I was never a Confident Accountant.

I loved meeting people, I loved travelling.  But I hated accountancy.  In fact,  it used to stress me out, I was always worried that I had missed something and deep down knew that I wasn’t doing a great job.

I was in the Wrong Career.

I had literally fell into the wrong career of being an accountant as I had followed other peoples experiences and opinions.  Let’s call this main stream.

At this time,  I didn’t know the importance of following my OWN STREAM.

The importance of your Own Stream.

We all have unique preferences.   In short, our unique preferences make us happy.   The more we honour, apply and follow our preferences, the more they will lead us into a career that we love.   Our unique preferences are the things that make us feel good when we do them.    When this happens,  our life flows downstream. 

When we choose to ignore our personal preferences,  we struggle and don’t enjoy our careers.   The fact is we have moved away from our authentic self.

Confidence in Your Career

I have lots of Life Coaching clients come to my Northamptonshire office or work with me for online coaching who ask for help in increasing confidence in their career. 

I always start with the same question.   Are you on the right stream in your career? Does your career align with your personal preferences or values?

If it doesn’t, the chances are your career may never feel fulfilling to you,  and it will always feel upstream, despite how hard you work.

The analogy of your life being like a stream, is one I use regularly whether it is Life Coaching, Public speaking or running workshops on Cruise ships.

It is really simple.    If  your life was a canoe, which direction would you be taking it every day?  Would your canoe be flowing downstream, with ease, joy and pleasure or would your canoe be struggling upstream every day leaving you feeling exhausted?

If you would like some help in learning how to take your life in the direction you have always wanted, or perhaps you need some help feeling confident in your career,  please don’t hesitate to reach out to me.

Northamptonshire Life Coach

Recently returned to Northamptonshire from Sydney, Australia.   award winning Life Coach and Confidence expert Lisa Phillips has over 20 years experience.   She is also the author of ‘ The Confidence Coach‘ book.   Her work as an award winning Life Coach is regularly featured in the media.   She is also a regular on Morning TV shows and radio.  The Northamptonshire Life Coach is also the Confidence Expert on The Love Destination TV. 

To find out more, please check out Amazing Coaching’s  Life Coaching and Confidence Coaching details.

Please also check out her fabulous client testimonials here.

If you would like to know more about Lisa speaking at your event, please check out her speaker page and testimonials. 

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In this weeks Amazing Coaching’s blog, I will share with you my tips on ‘ How to Stop Feeling Guilty’

It is human nature to sometimes feel guilty about our past mistakes.   However,  does feeling guilty really solve anything? Does it actually make things better?  Does it actually feel good?

Why we Feel Guilty

We often feel guilty when we believe we have done something, or said something which we believe is wrong.  It could be we feel we have acted against our own moral compass.    A little bit of guilt is ok,  but if it becomes all consuming or a reason to beat yourself up  then it can really have a negative impact on your sense of self.  It is also very unnecessary!  Even if we do make a mistake,  the right action is to correct our mistake, not continue to punish ourselves for it!

We Blame Ourselves – then Feel Guilty

One of the common reasons that people feel guilt, is that we blame ourselves for doing something which we perceive may have upset someone or hurt someone.  We could also experience guilt if we feel we have let someone down.  However,  this is a false premise.  The truth is, sometimes we do actually have to let someone down or  upset someone.  Sometimes boundaries need to be set ,  we have to turn down other peoples request or say NO to a friend, relative or our boss!  It is called  Self Respect and Self Care.

Why do we experience Feelings of Guilt. Case Study.

Sarah was a client of mine who came to see me as she wanted to learn how to Stop feeling guilty.  These painful guilty feelings consumed her when ever she refused her daughters requests to look after her grandchildren.  

Sarah explained that the reason she could not look after her grandchildren as much was that she had been feeling very exhausted recently and also, had recently started a Book club.   The truth is, Sarah just needed some time to herself to rest and practice some self care. 

I explained to Sarah that she was the only person who was making herself feel guilty.  She was making herself FEEL guilty as deep down she thought she SHOULD be able to look after her Grandchildren on a more regular basis.   If she wanted to stop feeling guilty then she needed to realise that  her own self care was a priority and she had every right to look after her self first.    The truth is,  being assertive and saying No to someone, really means you are saying Yes to yourself and your own self care! 

Feeling Uncomfortable

When ever we learn to be assertive or change a behaviour,   we may end up feeling guilty and worried if we have done the right thing.  I call this the ‘ period of uncomfortable‘.    This is when we often wish we had just agreed to someone’s request or in Sarah case, just gave in and looked after her Grandchildren instead of taking care of her own needs.

If you find yourself feeling uncomfortable after saying No,  leaving work early or being more assertive, then don’t let the guilt trick you into going back and giving in.  Learn to recognise ‘ the uncomfortable’ and sit through it.  It will pass and after all, the uncomfortable is indicating to you that you are changing a bad habit into something more positive.

Would you like to learn how to Stop Feeling guilty?  Contact Lisa Phillips for a no obligation chat!

Lisa has over 20 years experience assisting people to let go of negative emotions and boost their confidence and self esteem.   She is a fully qualified Life Coach and Career / Workplace Coach.    Lisa  is also the author of ‘ The Confidence Coach‘ book and a popular Guest Speaker.   Please read what Lisa’s clients have to say about her coaching here. 

Why not Contact Life Coach Lisa Phillips Today for a more happier, confident and contented YOU!

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If you are considering a career change, first of all  a few minutes to reflect on the job or career that you are currently in — does it make you happy and do you enjoy it?   Do you feel satisfied that you are growing, are paid a good rate and do you feel respected and valued?

If your answer is a big fat NO and as a result you have to drag yourself out of bed each morning, it may be time for a confident career change!

I hate my Job!

We spend around 90,000 hours at work in an average lifetime, and if you hate your job, each and every one of these hours you spend at work might be robbing you of your happiness and your health.  According to a Gallup Poll, over 80% of people dislike their job — if this resonates with you, it may be time to take back your power and consider a career change into a job that makes you feel happy and confident.

There is no need to Jump Straight in!

I know that this may not be a simple prospect for many people, but remember that you can make your career change gradually in small, comfortable steps, rather than taking a huge leap into the unknown. When you do work in a job that you enjoy, you will bring your best to work each morning and feel good about it. When you feel like this on a regular basis, life just naturally works better and your confidence muscle will become stronger and vibrant. So, explore other opportunities if you need to — life is really too short to hate your work.

Are you just waiting around for your work life to improve?

Clients who come to me for help in their career often feel stuck, unmotivated or bored. Others feel stressed, unappreciated or find it difficult to create that all-important work–life balance.  What the majority of these clients have in common is that they are just simply waiting around for their situation to improve, a better opportunity to come along or maybe a promotion or pay increase to land on their lap.

As a result, they are in limbo just hoping someone or something will come along to magically resolve their issues or make things better for them. This approach merely renders you powerless. As with any situation in life, you alone are self responsible for your life, happiness and career.

Therefore, if you don’t like what is happening, you can make the choice today to take back your power and do something about it. Be honest with yourself: how long are you going to wait around for your career to improve or for you to feel better at work? Days? Months? Years?

Tips for a Successful Career
  • Make time, at least once a year, to evaluate your career satisfaction, direction and progress. Are you happy with what you do? Are you heading in the right direction?
  • Are you enjoying your work? Are there parts of your job you would like to do more or less of? Do you need to organize a meeting with your manager to discuss? Remember, if you don’t ask — you won’t get!
  • Set a goal for your career. Are you on track? Do you need to change anything? Is your goal still relevant or do you need to update it? Does it still feel good to you? What do you need to do in order to head in the direction of your goal?
  • Make the most of annual reviews, and ask for feedback. If you are looking for further opportunities in the organization, make this clear to your manager and also let them know your future career goals.
  • suggest improvements. If there are problems in your role, don’t just complain about it, take responsibility and suggest solutions. You won’t know until you try.
  • Focus on the positives. Even if you dislike your job immensely, there must be some positives in it somewhere! Does it enable you to travel?, pay the bills or allow you good work–life balance? sometimes just a little mindset change is required for you to feel more positive about your job.
  • Do you need to start looking for another job that will satisfy you more and is more aligned to your values, passions and strengths?
  • Get external help. Do you need to get yourself a career coach who will support you?

With over 20 years experience, Lisa Phillips, is a Life Coach, Confidence Coach, Speaker  and Career Coach based in Northamptonshire.  Lisa also provides Interview Coaching.  She is the author of ‘ The Confidence Coach’ book.    Her expertise as an award winning Life Coach is regularly featured in the International Media.

Check out Lisa’s  Coaching Testimonials. 

Check out Lisa’s appearances in the Media. 

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Would you like more confidence when applying for Jobs?

Lisa Phillips, an award winning guest speaker and Life Coach based in Northamptonshire,  recently ran a webinar on this very topic.

Confidence in the Job Application Process

Lisa was recently asked by Mandarin Consulting , a global elite coaching company based in London to run a webinar for their candidates.   Lisa also works on a freelance basis with the company so was delighted to share her expertise on Career Confidence with a wide range of Graduates.

Here are a few of Lisa’s tips on confidence when applying for Jobs:
  • Take responsibility for your Career Search – It is up to you!
  • Focus on what you can do – not what you can’t do!
  • Set yourself a goal for how many opportunities you will apply for each week
  • Record and track all opportunities – be organised
  • You must have confidence in yourself, so that the employer can trust you
Confidence on Job Application Forms
  • You must have confidence in yourself, so that the employer can trust you
  • If you don’t believe in yourself – why would the organisation believe in you?
  • You need to stand out from other applicants!
  • You will be more comfortable in answering questions
  • Interviewers can spot ‘ fake’ answers
Confidence with Online Job Interviews
  • Positive Body language
    Smile at the camera
    Connect with the camera as if it was your friend.
    Be yourself
    Don’t read from your notes
    Power Pose!
    Visualise a positive outcome
Tips for Confidence in Face to Face Interviews
  • Research shows that interviewers make a decision who to offer a job to within 4 minutes! In this time they will be viewing how you look, how you speak, how you greeted the interviewer and your body language.
  • When meeting the interviewer, greet them with a nice and firm handshake.
  • Aim to make a connection, build rapport, Smile, eye contact
  • Positive body language
  • Take deep breathes if you are nervous, try and relax as much as possible
  • Think positive before attending the interview. Always think that “you can do it “.
  • Remember the interviewer is only human
  • Tell yourself ‘ I am going to do a great interview today’
  • Visualise a great outcome
If you don’t get the job…..
  • Focus on the positives and what you have learned so far
  • Every interview is great experience
  • Do not label yourself as ‘ a failure’ . This will eat away at your confidence
  • You only need one successful interview!
  • Encourage yourself to keep going

Lisa Phillips is a Life Coach, Confidence Expert and Speaker based in Northamptonshire, UK.  Lisa works with clients all over the world via Skype or Telephone.   Lisa has over 20 years experience and is the author of ‘ The Confidence Coach’ book. Why not contact Lisa today for a no-obligation chat to see how she can assist you?

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Good question!

If you have always wondered who a Life Coach helps than today, I have the simple answers for you!

Who Benefits from having a Life Coach?

Anyone and everyone!  It doesn’t matter what your age or background is,  you can benefit from having a Life Coach.  Think of it like a personal trainer for your mind, emotions, relationships, career, finances and much much more.

What do you talk about in your Northamptonshire Life Coaching sessions?

Every session is tailored to your unique requirements.  With my 20 years experience as a Life Coach, Confidence expert and Counsellor, I can assist you in any area of your life.

This list is not exhaustive, but in recent months I have helped people :

  1.  Grow their business
  2. Find their inner confidence
  3. Increase self esteem and self care
  4. Release feelings of ‘ not being good enough’ ‘ unworthy’ or ‘ important enough
  5. Improve relationships, both personal and professional
  6. Resolve problems in their career, relationships and finances
  7. Get the job they want through my Career Coaching and Interview Coaching
  8. Tap into their real authentic self
  9. Feel great and release old programming
  10. Release anxiety and depression.

The truth is,   many of the issues we experience in our lives are down to old programming, old habits and negative beliefs.  Therefore Life Coaching with me will have you feeling more positive, more in control of your life, more resilient and less anxious.    A positive side effect of any type of coaching is the ability to cope with life in a more positive way and achieve any goal or desire you want  – from increasing your self esteem to becoming a more assertive person.

Why not contact me today for a no obligation chat to see how I can assist you? Northamptonshire Life Coaching and Confidence Coaching

Formally based in Sydney, Australia,   Northants Life Coach, Confidence Coach and author of ‘ The Confidence Coach’ book Lisa Phillips has over 20 years experience.   She works with clients all over the world either in face to face sessions in Northamptonshire or Via Phone or Skype.    The Northants Life Coach has won several awards for her work and is a regular in the media.   For more information, please see www.amazingcoaching.co.uk.   Lisa also offers Interview Coaching, Executive Coaching, Business Coaching and  Career Coaching. 

Northamptonshire Guest Speaker and Trainer

Lisa is also a fully qualified Trainer and has been guest speaker at over 100 events.  She is currently a Cruise ship enrichment speaker for Carnival Cruises, Princess, Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises. To find out more about booking Northamptonshire Guest Speaker Lisa to speak at your conference, event or team building day, please see www.howtoempoweryourstaff.co.uk or see her speaker page here.

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