It is with great pleasure that I introduce this next Guest Blogger to you. Her name is Debbie Hollingsworth and she is a wonderful friend of mine and Strategic Business Partner. Debbie is an outstanding Executive Coach and Leadership/Management Trainer but she also has a special talent for writing poetry, which I only fairly recently found out.
- Debbie Hollingsworth, Business Mentor and Professional Coach
Here is a little more about Debbie (extract from her Website):
What should I know about you?
I have been a professional coach since June 2006. I work with executives, business owners and their teams. I also work with private coach clients in aspects of their personal lives.
What did you do before you were a coach?
I ran my own travel business, before that I managed other peoples and before that I travelled the globe as a sales executive and trainer.
How did you become a professional coach?
The story how I found out about the coaching world is a little long to tell here, but if you want to know I will share that with you sometime!
I have been a professional coach and trainer since 2006. I trained with a global business coaching franchise and also as a life coach. I left the franchise in 2009 to focus on developing my own business and products.
Why are you a coach?
Being a coach is my way of making a difference in the world. I have never experienced job satisfaction in anything I have ever done to the same extent that I get from coaching people. Nobody ever came up to me when I sold holidays and said “Debbie, that trip to Barbados changed my life”. But they do say that about the work I do with my clients now.
What life experiences have you had?
I have been impacted by adoption, been married, divorced and remarried, faced infertility
issues, failed IVF, started two businesses and coped with more changes in my life than most before the age of 40!
What is your mission?
When working with anyone, whether it is 1-1 clients or groups, it is vital to me that change happens and there are positive results.
Not all results are tangible, as some are behavioural changes that must happen first of all. I have a mission, that as many people that I can influence, awaken to themselves and all that they are capable of being, doing and having.
To help people take full ownership of their lives and responsibility for their outcomes. That we focus only on what we can influence, not on what we cannot. That we realise that anything is possible.
My role is to help others to become aware of their obstacles so that they may be worked with and around, not always taken away but sometimes so.
As I said above, Debbie also writes beautiful poetry and below is one of these poems:
- Debbie and her Dog, Sam
The Girl With Cornwall Hair
Who is she? Her over there, running free, running wild
Who is she? That girl in the flowing skirt, with roses in her hair
Who is she? She runs with the wind, without any care
Who is she? Sand between her toes, a smile, a laugh, a giggle
Who is she? Spinning like a wooden top, time standing still for her
Who is she? Her long, curly locks billowing behind her in the cool breeze
She is me, though I rarely feel her, see her, know her or be her
She is the girl with Cornwall hair.
Copyright Debbie Hollingsworth, 2013
I would like to personally thank Debbie for sharing her wonderful creative talents with us here on this Clarabelle Blog, I am delighted she wanted to share her work with us.
If you wish to contact Debbie, you can do so, as detailed below:
If you would like to be a Guest Blogger on this Clarabelle Blog then please do let me know on the comments below and we will discuss it further. I look forward to hearing from you.