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Written Testimonials from Clients:
I didn’t think that a morning meeting with Tanya would help me so much and to be honest felt a little sceptical. The questions which Tanya asked made me realise lots of things, things I hadn’t thought about and didn’t even know I was feeling. What was important to me, location, even down to what environment would suit me. What I came away with was some much needed direction, some confidence and some immediate contacts who could help me achieve in this line of work.
I found the coaching extremely valuable and now feel excited about starting this next chapter in my life. Tanya is a great coach, friendly, professional and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend booking an appointment with her if you feel a little lost and overwhelmed at the prospect of returning to work. B.R, Mum Returning to Work
With Tanya’s help I have explored the jobs out there that would suit my interests and skills and I’ve narrowed my focus. She has helped me to find more confidence in my abilities and she encouraged me to finally start blogging. Not only have I now considered the jobs that I would like to do, but Tanya has helped me to consider other aspects of a career that are just as, if not more, important than the job itself such as the environment I would like to work in and the people I would like to work with. Thanks to Tanya’s encouragement I managed to get work experience in marketing and publicity at Penguin Random House in London. Moreover, Tanya has assisted me in improving my CV to give me the best chance of getting the job I want.
I highly recommend Tanya. She has been crucial in motivating me, which can be a struggle after university, and has certainly made the search for work less daunting. Indeed, she is wonderful career coach, but also extremely lovely and understanding and I’ve enjoyed having her help. I now feel equipped to start a career and to make the most of what I’m capable of. E.P, Graduate Job Hunter
Tanya’s coaching programme has really helped her to be more aware of her own strengths and skills, giving her more confidence. Furthermore, she has made her think further than the salary and status of a job, and to consider personal satisfaction and the quality of life that the appropriate job can bring. She now has a much clearer idea of what she wants to do, advertising and marketing for a smaller company, outside of London to avoid the commuting.
As a mother, it has been great to see the change in my daughter. The anxiety over her working future has lifted. She has made the most of Tanya’s help and advice, because she is an independent professional (and not her nagging parents). She trusts Tanya’s professional knowledge and she has been impressed by her genuine passion for helping her. I could not recommend Tanya at Vida Coaching highly enough to other parents of young people getting into the work market. G.P, Parent of Graduate Job Hunter
So, as you can see, my life changed drastically after my coaching session with Tanya. I feel so positive about my life now, like a weight has been lifted. If you want to make positive changes to your life, I highly recommend you book a coaching session with Tanya! B.A, Career and Life Coaching
After 3 months I was able to examine all the areas that I needed to looked into and this has made me stronger as a person. Thank you so much for your help. You are truly amazing. P.M, Mature Job Hunter
I was recommended to her by a member of my family as I had been made redundant having worked at the same company for ten years. I was nervous about going out to seek new employment as I was lacking in self-confidence and also wasn’t completely sure what I wanted to do next. I was panicking about the thought of being interviewed and confused about which path to take.
The benefits I have seen within myself since undertaking these sessions are that my confidence has grown a significant amount; I think about things in a completely different way when approaching situations; I have realised my worth more and that I do have a lot of skills to offer companies and that I am a valuable asset to whoever hires me; and lastly I have undertaken tasks that I would’ve previously found very uncomfortable, such as having Skype sessions on a one to one basis, and I feel more comfortable now than I have ever done in the past.
The effects of me having these sessions on my career/home life were that I was able to have the right conversations with my family to help me figure out what avenue I wanted to follow once I finished working where I was.
I cannot recommend Tanya highly enough, it is such a worthwhile thing to do if you are low in confidence or want a career change and are not sure where to turn when doing this. She offers very helpful insights into the business world through a wealth of experience and she always makes you feel at ease instantly which is great, particularly if you are doubting yourself and low on confidence. Coaching is not something I thought I would ever do or would suit me but I am so glad I undertook these sessions and would have no second thoughts about undertaking them again or recommending someone else to undertake them. F.H, Confidence/Career Coaching
Tanya is highly experienced and always furthering her repertoire of skills and education to better help her clients. She has been instrumental in helping me create a new CV and matching LinkedIn profile, along with helping me identify my strengths, key skills, and addressing personal hurdles which have kept me stuck. She is kind and personable and easy to work with, always creative in finding solutions and suggesting ideas to move my career search forward. I have no doubt that with my new knowledge and CV I am ready to re-enter the workforce and tackle this job search head on. My next visit with Tanya will be at interview stage for preparation and I’m looking forward to it!
I highly recommend Tanya and Vida Coaching to help you with your career or self improvement related to career and work. J.Z, Career Returner
Sitting down with Tanya helped me really and truly understand what I wanted and what I valued. As a mum it’s actually quite rare for someone to ask what you’d like to do – the family and household decisions always seem to take over. Tanya helped me evaluate what was important to me at work and at home and helped me understand what drove me as a person. What I liked is that Tanya doesn’t tell you what to do, but gives you the insight to make your own decision.
I chose to return to work, but when an opportunity for a role in another team came up which used my experience gained from my hobby, I knew that it was the ‘right thing’ for me to pursue. I did a mock interview with Tanya, which was a hugely valuable experience, and I’m pleased to say I’ve now landed the dream job, something which a year ago I would have found hard to imagine! J.H, Mum Returning to Work
I was introduced to Tanya at a networking event and her jovial, informal style captivated me immediately. I’d encountered a number of agencies offering similar services, which I’d tried and been very disappointed with, but with Tanya, I felt that I could trust her to deliver. Tanya “knows the ropes” (she’s worked in HR) so the advice is based on what she knows the recruiters are looking for. As a result, my CV became a sales document that was pitched at the right level with all the relevant information, presented in the right language.
I’m certain without the advice offered by Tanya that the change in outcomes would not have occurred….Of course, the advice offered began to drive results immediately, the interviews started to roll in, quickly followed by engagements. If you are not getting the results from your CV that you think you should be, you could do a lot worse than to talk to Tanya at Vida Coaching! Nick T, CV Review
I found the intake session very useful and learnt a lot about myself and my values. I went away feeling very positive and felt Tanya had really listened and reflected back well.
(After my first coaching session), once again…I left feeling motivated and focused on my job hunting. Sadly, I didn’t have any more sessions after this as I had an interview and was successful in getting the job! I am thrilled as the job is in an area of great interest to me and fits with my values. Overall, the coaching was a great success and I would recommend Tanya to others in a similar situation to myself. Sarah H, Graduate Job Hunter
I went into the interview feeling much more confident and prepared. In that instance I did not get the position, which on reflection was probably for the best. Using what I had learned from my interview preparation and practice from Tanya, my next interview went so well I was offered a work trial at the end of the interview and I am hoping to start with the organisation next month. Well worth the time and money – Thank you Tanya! Deborah L, Mock Interview
….Since my first session I feel like my life has taken a definite turn for the better – Plans for my own business have started to really get going, financially I am feeling more positive about my ability to save, I am less stressed and doubly more organised in my week, allowing me more time to do the things I want and get a healthy amount of sleep every night.
So overall I do not think that I could have asked for more out of the coaching sessions. A sincere Thanks!! Alex M, Work-Life Balance/Life Coaching
Her coaching methods have shown me clear, concise ways to tackle the goals I set out to achieve, giving me the confidence to know I can achieve those goals with the correct plan in place and a positive mind set.
Tanya is an excellent coach and the impact of her coaching has been amazing! Owen V, Confidence/Life Coaching
Through my coaching sessions with Tanya, I have learnt to schedule my time more effectively. I now feel far more in control of my life, my stress levels have reduced and thus my relationship with my husband and daughter has improved. I have realised the benefits of saying no and now try to please myself sometimes rather than always putting others first. I know now that I need to set more realistic, achievable goals and deal with them one at a time, instead of trying to do a million things at once and feeling disappointed when nothing gets done. Lastly, I have made some key decisions about the set up of my business and the steps I need to take to get there.
Tanya was a friendly, supportive and encouraging coach and I would not hesitate to recommend her! Candice T-R, Work-Life Balance/Business Coaching
I have learned a lot about myself and how I instinctively deal with certain issues….I feel a lot more confident and secure about raising awareness to people that I am in a situation that I am not happy with and, thanks to Tanya, I have lots of tools to use when my confidence fails. Eleanor B, Confidence/Life Coaching
I found that I have been able to apply this same thought process to other issues since, so Tanya’s coaching sessions are continuing to benefit me.
Thank you! Louise M, Work-Life Balance/Life Coaching