I’ve have a calling that I can’t ignore.
When you first start out in Coaching, people constantly tell you that “you’ll find your niche”. I didn’t believe them.
I knew my niche would FIND ME.
The mantra I have echoed in my mind for a long time is “what you seek is seeking you”. What I didn’t know, which is really f*cking obvious when I look back, is that it had already found me & was clearly woven into the fabric of my life’s work so far. Since I was 22 I have worked with a rainbow of resilient adults who witnessed & experienced parental substance abuse & violence in their childhood.
This is my passion. This is my niche.
I spent 12 years working in the criminal justice & charities sector, before founding my own coaching practice. My previous clients had all experienced terrible childhoods & I specialised with the small percentage of the population who sadly went on to repeat the patterns they were exposed to & committed serious offences.
Out of confidentiality for them & safeguarding myself I don’t ever talk about this on such an open public platform. So if it seems cryptic, I apologise, it is for good reason.
I LOVED that job so much, but working for the financially crippled public sector had its limits. Over time it became grim, thankless & exhausting.
When I left & founded Seven Coaching I breathed a sigh of relief. I knew I wanted to Coach creative, corporate professionals - who would obviously have experienced great lives right?
Let’s be clears - violence & substance abuse is indiscriminate when it comes to class, race, gender & profession. Upon reflection, I am yet to meet anyone who has come out of childhood unscathed.
ALL my enquires come from people who fit my specialism & I have NEVER ever advertised this. *What you seek is seeking you*. ALL my enquires come from people who have experienced trauma - either by the deliberate actions of someone else, a sudden death, alcoholism, domestic violence etc.
To be clear - I am not a therapist. I do not go back and unpack the past. But I do address it & hold a safe, unpatronising container for exploration, anger & joy.
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