When I signed up to the Superpowers programme with Lucia, I knew that I needed to make work work better for me, but the idea of interrogating what was wrong (and right) with work by myself was intimidating and painful, so I was looking for somebody to help guide me through the process and keep me honest with myself.
Lucia was able to see patterns in my behaviour and links between how I choose to spend my free-time and how I choose to spend time in work that were not at all obvious to me.
Figuring out my “superpowers” has had all sorts of almost impacts that I wasn’t expecting. I felt encouraged to deal with a big problem that I had been avoiding. Frustratingly, when I dealt with it, it didn’t turn out to be such a big problem at all. I’m feeling more excited about the future and have more energy than I’ve had for a while, and am already able to be more deliberate in making my current work fit me better.
Lucia's feedback has helped me find possible ways to not throw the baby out with the bath water, in career terms. I now have a good Plan A to let me focus on the areas of work that keep me energised and engaged while freeing up the time I need to pursue my other passions: and I know that I can always go back to Lucia to help me navigate plans B, C and D if Plan A doesn't work out.
Dealing with fear of change is something that needs someone who understands your world but isn't bogged down by your baggage to help you navigate a new path. Lucia has definitely helped me on the road to becoming unstuck.
“Thank you so much for your time over the past few months. You really helped me focus on my strengths which helped me clarify my thoughts.
I was initially worried that career coach wouldn’t provide value for money or return on investment – both thoughts were unfounded as far as your style of coaching is concerned.
I found that my plans were not as wide of the mark as I’d feared and that attributes that I always believed were strengths are, in fact, super strengths! I particularly benefited from the face-to-face sessions that really got me to examine what I wanted to do and what I could do.
I found the whole experience confidence building - the creation of possibilities certainly lifts the spirit.
Many people seek career coaching because of self-doubt. Your style of coaching helped to lift my fog of self-doubt leaving the way ahead much clearer.”
I honestly thought I wouldn’t be able to pinpoint my “superpowers” but Lucia proved me wrong. I really enjoyed the session we had. She was so skilled at making me see how I could use the things I do naturally to shape my work life and find some happiness every day.
Working with Lucia has helped me to think about my future and, whilst I am not looking for a radical change, I can really focus on asking the right questions to find an environment that will suit me.
Working with Lucia helped me process my thoughts, so that now, I can move forward without doubt.
I’d been in my career for nearly 20 years and was considering my options. Do I stay safe or do something different? I was finding it really difficult to create the head space to reflect properly so that I could make a decision.
The biggest thing that came out of the process with Lucia was the realisation that I hadn’t been using some of my real strengths (or “Superpowers” as Lucia calls them) for so long that I thought they were my weaknesses.
I enjoyed being more analytical about what I’ve done in the past and liked the combination of short visual tools and longer form profiling tools we used to help me figure out what I’m very good at.
Of course, I know I’ll have tough days going forward but I feel that I have a much stronger foundation upon which to build that future.
It was great to have someone as positive and enthusiastic cheering me on when I had kind of lost hope.
Working with Lucia was like a breath of fresh air because I'd been going round and round in circles, ruminating over the same ideas and the same stuck patterns of thought on what I might like to do. The positivity, passion and clarity Lucia offers can really open the gates of possibility for you to change career. She gave me the confidence to take some steps towards a career change that I hadn’t had the belief or confidence to take.
I liked the authentic interest Lucia showed throughout our coaching sessions. Her genuine curiosity in helping me to understand myself better made me more curious about myself as a person and more committed to my pursuit of finding a satisfying career. For example, Lucia tended to summarise what I had said or what we had covered during our calls – it was enlightening to hear someone else bring things together in a completely different way.