The following comments were made by life and business coaching clients:
“I have no hesitation in recommending Peter Sabine as a Life Coach .
Having been somewhat sceptical at first, I have found the experience to have been very rewarding.
He is subtle in his “suggestions” allowing oneself to approach the life changing goals from maybe an angle not first thought of!
My thoughts and ideas have become re-focussed, which, in turn, has grown my business and improved my personal and business organisation that that has severely lacking for some years – he’s even given me the courage to take charge of some of the things in my personal life!
ALL the basics come from you, but Peter uses some very clever and intuitive ways of getting you to formulate a plan to REALLY advance your thinking ……so much so I have “booked him” for a further period from January”.
M.M. East Sussex
“I highly recommend without hesitation Anne as a career coach. I recently graduated from University and I did not know what sort of career I wanted. Anne with her great communication and listening skills managed to identify my skills, through a process of in-depth personal insights. She gave me a purpose and vision so that I achieved a better understanding of my strengths and abilities.
As a result this enabled me to broaden my horizon, to set new targets and goals. I became more motivated and importantly managed to improve my confidence. It has been an amazing journey and life changing. So I am therefore very pleased to recommend Anne without reservation.”
Pamela A, 2016
“I am writing to thank you for the recent coaching I have had. As you know, I approached the whole thing with a certain amount of trepidation, but I could not have enjoyed the whole experience more.
With nothing I could really put my finger on, just an awareness that things weren’t quite right I thought I would perhaps make a difficult subject, but you quickly and easily helped me ‘pin down’ what my issues were and steadily work through them.
Thanks to you I feel I have a much better balance in my life – I leave work at work, and consequently feel I am a much better Mummy to my two young children, I take time for myself without guilt, and am so much more focused on where to take my business, and armed with the right tools for success.
I can’t thank you enough for the difference you have made to my life; I would recommend you to any person or business without hesitation.”
Mandy Shepherd, Bluebird Hypnotherapy
I started seeing my colleague Anne Sabine ( I am a coaching psychologist) in Spring 2014. I was stuck, my business which had been hit hard by the recession was picking up really we’ll but I’d reached 60 and found myself saying to myself I was now at the age where I needed to enjoy the work I had and settle for studying wildlife purely to achieve a 55 year old dream while I set about re-paying my mortgage and looked forward to a conventional retirement. But Help!!!! Something was tugging at me and here’s where Anne stepped in…..
In the first session I unfurled from my tension and began dreaming again. Each session Anne took me deeper into my felt experience of my dream for my life and whilst making a bridge from her more structured approach to my fluid one kept me focused on three goals that are precious for me. Anne I discovered has sharp intuition and an acute sense of what is “right” and not “right” (the deep sense of what is personally right not as in right or wrong). Anne’s saying to me “there is something missing”, we finished the first phase. Feeling more buoyant and confident I went of to the forests of South East Madagascar for a month, and realisations began to dawn on me: I had my hints of what wasn’t sitting well and was missing. With these hints I started the next phase, thanking heaven for Anne’s insight, as I may have carried on blindly with a “best I can do” approach to my life than I “ I want to achieve the what I deeply want” approach.
In an incredibly supportive and dedicated way, in each August session Anne guided me to dig deep inside and reach the nub of what I really wanted for myself and to realise my specific deep blocks. Most pertinently Anne motivated me to move through my blocks and reach for my goals. Anne gave me practical suggestions as to what resources I could use in areas which needed business skills, helped me see that my love of writing could underscore re-orientating my business so helping breathe a sigh of relief and experience a “pull” rather than feel I am pushing up river to achieve a revised business focus, warmly and firmly nudged me through a big old block, and got me prioritising my deepest dream: to work actively with wildlife and communities in South Africa alongside and integrating with the coaching psychology I love. Its not too late!
Anne’s intuition and sharp insight moved me most in the final session, and its potency is huge. “How do you stay “in the sunshine?” Anne asked me. Recognising the parts of my life and dream which are forefront is vital: so to is recognising the parts of my life which need to be over and left behind. Allowing them in results in feeling as though I’m in Winter This is personal of course you may love Winter: I don’t so the metaphor is absolutely spot on for me. As with all my many “ah ha” moments, the insights Anne has helped me experience has turned into a benefit. I have tapped into my skills to provide my summer, which has spurred me into action I’d been avoiding. My plans for my next three years have changed and now I have the “ding” of “rightness” and am full force ahead, first steps well established and a clear vision pulling me towards it.
I’ve already recommended Anne’s skills to others.
P.S. (A personal and business coaching psychologist I have worked with and alongside for a number of years)
Anne was calm, organised and had a good instinct in working out what my work situation and demands were like.
I worked with Anne in spring-summer 2010. Through the structure/tools we set up and the awareness I gained from working with her, I was able to find a way through all the demands/challenges of a busy 3 day week part-time job to deliver successfully for two years on my financial targets & my key events.
Sarah Drake, Development Manager, Brainwave
Anne has taught me to think differently about myself and has given me added confidence to help me set personal goals. So now instead of telling myself that I can’t do it, I am telling myself that, even if I may be slightly out of my comfort zone, I jolly well can do it-AND do it well! All along this ‘journey of discovery’ (such a cliché, but oh so true!), Anne has been there with me, helping and encouraging.
I have learnt to think ‘outside the box’-something I wasn’t even aware that I didn’t do! In the past, if I tried something and it didn’t work, I merely accepted that it didn’t work. Now, however, it is a different story! I ask myself why it didn’t work and what can I do now to make it work? Then, there is no stopping me!
Thank you, Anne, for your sheer professionalism and support.
The following are comments made by partners and managers at a large accountancy firm following leadership and management coaching.
Anne made me realise that I can change the way I deal with people.
I can get them to react far more positively to me and what I want to achieve by small changes in how I ask them to do things.
If people feel they have some choice they are more likely to participate willingly, compared to their reactions to my previous methods.
I won’t say that it is automatic yet, but thinking before I say something, looking for the participative phrasing, is becoming more automatic.
People have already commented on how well I have dealt with sensitive issues since I worked with Anne.
I have used Anne’s services both in terms of coaching and also “enlisted” on her productivity boot camp. I found Anne’s approach to be proactive and structured so that our sessions were focussed on what I want to achieve, which ultimately I believe I did! Thank you Anne for your time and patience and for applying your wide knowledge of coaching techniques to help me achieve my objectives.
I was a bit sceptical before I started the coaching that I would get much out of it. However I have found that the sessions have really helped me to develop not only as a manager but also I believe as an individual. I feel a lot more confident and a lot less stressed, especially at work.
Thoroughly enjoyed my sessions with Anne. I felt I learnt a lot about myself and how other people may view me. Extremely useful and insightful sessions, both for within and out of the workplace.
Working with Anne has been a life saver. She has built up my confidence in so many areas and helped me eternally with managing so many aspects of my working life. Anne is fantastic to work with; she is patient, dedicated and could decipher exactly what the problems were after I had rambled on for half an hour and then tailored the programme accordingly. I would recommend Anne to anybody!
Senior accountant/team leader, since promoted.
The following comments were made by “boot camp” clients
“I have been running my own business from home as a financial adviser for probably 2 years and as business has grown it seemed that it had reached a cap which was proving very difficult to break through. Having identified that this was down to administration and how I was managing my time and workflow, I engaged Anne on her Boot Camp to help me wade through what felt like an impassable mountain.
Anne was from the start able to quickly identify the core issues and through an 8-12 week period has coached me into managing my work and time far better that I had considered possible. I have previously taken advice on these matters with limited success but Anne has proven that a ‘hands on’ approach was needed and very worthwhile. I still have in my own mind those ‘2 min reply and sends’ every other day of the week.
In summary, I would have no hesitation in recommending Anne to any firm small or large in the delivery of effective coaching for managing time and workloads and looking forward to future business growth as a result. Thanks Anne for your all your work, support and guidance.”
Richard Lucy, MBA, Cert PFS., Financial Adviser
“Since we got this system in place most days we have been able to finish work and enjoy family time with our daughter without feeling stressed out that we still had piles of work to be done.”
Gail Bannister, Utility Warehouse
“We have been able to concentrate on the most important things to grow our business: sales and training our team”.
Grahame Bannister, Utility Warehouse
“We have recently taken part in the Boot Camp programme offered by Anne Sabine…it has helped us focus and organise ourselves better by looking at working practices and goals for the future. Very thorough and effective process”.
Martin Blackmore, The Table Doctor.