Consultant at Tandem Social (Barcelona)
Joey goes way beyond what I imagined of a coach – I feel I have gained a mentor, guide, and a fearless friend! Working with Joey has helped me gain the perspective and focus I needed to find my feet in new terrain, as well as helping me to read my map of personal and professional relationships better. Joey has helped me gain head-space so I can dedicate my thoughts and attention to the things, people and moments that matter.
Sustainability Consultant (London)
It’s been just over six weeks since my final session with Joey. She probably thinks I forgot about providing feedback on my experience with her, but I haven’t. The truth is, with any coaching support, I think the best measure of success is whether you can use what you’ve learned to achieve what you set out to achieve, even after the sessions end. And six weeks after being left to my own devices, after the hand holding ended, and after life continued to throw challenges my way, I can honestly say that the support and tools I learned from Joey have been hugely beneficial.
Not only am I able to recognise and counter the negative thoughts and doubts I had about my abilities, but I now have a renewed strength and confidence to go for my big ambitions. I am refocused about what I want to achieve. I’ve learned how to show up for myself and reject those things that don’t serve my goals. I’ve learned how to reclaim my time and my joy.
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I first started speaking to Joey but her honest and friendly disposition put me at ease straight away. I found it easy to be open and honest with her. Joey has such a kind spirit and at every session I felt like she was a genuinely advocating for my success – whether she was giving feedback that was difficult to hear or empathising with some challenge I was going through. She’s a great listener and strikes the perfect balance between being friendly and professional. What I found most valuable was the practical advice that I am able to continue applying every day. I appreciate the 6 months of work that we did (and it was work!), and I’m pleased to say it continues to serve me well.
UX Designer in training (London)
Joey and I haven’t worked together long, but her presence in my life has certainly been impactful. Joey came into my life at a time when I was feeling low about my challenges finding employment while on maternity leave. Joey helped me to realize that I have the power to reframe how I view my situation and find the positive and exciting possibilities that lay ahead.
As a coach, Joey is extremely intuitive – a great quality because she was able to push me in ways I didn’t realize I needed to go. While I wanted to be really methodical about how I approached my the process of discovering a new career direction, Joey could tell that I needed to go deeper and challenged me to explore emotional barriers to my progress. Through this introspection, I was able to realize the right opportunity when it presented itself. I also really appreciated Joey’s approach to the coaching relationship, creating both a trusting place to make sure that the time we spent together was for my benefit and the space to change direction if needed.
So if you’re looking for someone to help guide you through a change in your life – or to figure out how to make one – I highly recommend Joey to be your coach.
Social Performance Consultant (Brighton)
I initially approached Joey for coaching because I realised that I had reached a crossroad in my career and that I was looking for change but I was unsure how to make this change happen. There were also a number of aspects in the work that I did, as well as my work set up as an independent consultant and the way that I approached work that were frustrating me and that I wanted to talk through with a professional coach.
Over the period of my coaching sessions with Joey I was able to explore these issues and begin to understand some of the underlying causes of my frustrations. Through Joey’s gentle and patient questions, I started to look at these issues in a different light and understand them from a different perspective, which has been immensely useful in finding practical solutions to some of the things I wanted to change. As a result, I now find myself in a much more positive and exciting place, and I am looking forward to new possibilities ahead in my career. Through her coaching, Joey helped me to come up with my own solutions to some of the challenges I was facing. One of the strengths of Joey’s approach is that she understands how somebody’s sense of fulfilment in their work is also intrinsically tied up with how they feel in other aspects of their life, such as their home life and relationships.
I would highly recommend Joey as a professional coach for people wanting to find practical and concrete solutions to both everyday and bigger work and career issues.
Partner, Global Action Plan (London)
Joey is a great listener, but also very focused on practical things the client can do to meet their desired outcomes. She is kind and patient, but not afraid to challenge and push you out of your comfort zone.
I’ve loved working with Joey. She is truly a champion to help you achieve your goals. She’s very flexible in her approach and I really felt she invested in me to help me get the best out of myself.
Through this process I’ve become far more confident in my own abilities, which has transformed my outlook on going to work. I can more clearly recognise the value I contribute and also know how important it is to celebrate achievements. I’ve finally understood the difference between being realistic/self-aware and being a self-saboteur. Joey’s sessions are very pragmatic in finding solutions and not letting me indulge in counter-productive thought processes that undermine my confidence.
Careers Adviser for Social Impact, Oxford University (Oxford)
Working with Joey in the coaching session was very inspiring and stimulating . We connected very well already in the first session!
It was fundamentally important to the success of the sessions to build trust and empathy. I came across Joey’s work while looking for a new job in the UK. With her help I was able to review my personal and professional values in a way that every single decision in terms of putting energy and focusing on something, needed to be firmly connected with who I am, what I recognise as essential to my happiness and what I can/cannot tolerate. Using a very easy approach to my biggest dilemmas, Joey and I worked together to understand and overcome some of my emotional barriers and re-build an integrated, self-confident and more positive perspective. And with that new perspective, I can better managed my time, focusing on the priorities that matter most – while also having fun in what I do!
Overall, her coaching skills surpassed my expectations. I highly recommend Joey to anyone looking for a big or small change in their careers or personal lives, because in the end of the day we put so much of who we are into our work and it becomes very difficult to separate this from personal endeavours.
Working with Joey has been a wonderfully inspiring and energising experience. I had reached a point in my life where I was totally lost and in need of some positive direction. Initially I was quite sceptical about life coaching but Joey’s fantastically straightforward, honest and genuine approach allowed me to explore what is important to me in my life, and see how I could make small changes which would have a huge effect.
From the very start, exploring the values that would make my life wonderful, in comparison to how I was living life at the time, Joey has been incredibly supportive and positive. She’s space for me to face whatever I needed to, for me to be wild and creative about the future, and helped me find ways to stop limiting myself. It’s also allowed me space to be grateful for what is amazing in my life now, whilst allowing dreams for the future to have a transformative effect on my life.
It’s hard to describe how much of a positive impact the coaching has had, and how big the leaps and changes in my life have been. It’s been almost a year that we’ve been working together, and I’ve gone from feeling trapped and lonely to feeling like I can steer my life in a direction that makes me really happy.
I really look forward to our coaching sessions. They quite often bring up really surprising things that I hadn’t even realised were an issue, and I leave feeling like the world is a really wonderful place – anyone who can help you to feel like that is a marvellous thing.
Joey’s incredibly positive energy and deep kindness have allowed me space to face some really troubling problems, and find ways to work thorough them. Her courageous and open nature have helped to build an incredibly trusting relationship, where I feel I can discuss, feel and address anything. Joey created a space where I feel totally safe being vulnerable. Her boundless optimism has helped me to build a really strong trust in myself, which was often faltering before. I think I’ve found out more about myself and what matters to me in the last year of working with Joey than the previous 30! It’s been quite the journey and I fully intend to let it continue to enrich my life.
I’m about to jump into some really big changes in my life which a year ago I wouldn’t have even given myself space to consider, let alone commit to. But through this process it’s become clear that there are ways I have been trying to protect myself which are holding me back from being happy – the coaching has made me so much braver about trusting my instincts, which is so exciting!
I’m endlessly grateful to Joey for her support, kindness and courage. I wholeheartedly recommend giving it a try!
Talking to Joey on a fortnightly basis has given me structure to think about my life, my work, and how to move forward. Joey’s been fantastic at helping me have the confidence to make change. As well as helping me to mark my successes and work though areas within which I want to make change. It’s been brilliant having someone so patient to really listen and help give me goals to work towards. Since working with Joey I have made a lot of things happen that had been on my to-do list for a long time but I hadn’t given the space to think about how to move them forward.
Joey has coached me for about a year. It’s not just that she met my expectations, she exceeded expectations I didn’t know I had!
Looking back at the past year, I realise the many things she helped me unlock, and how far she helped me go. The results and outcomes of her coaching have gone far beyond what I initially thought I needed coaching for.
Joey has a strong methodology to work with her clients. In addition to her expertise and gentle style, she co-creates the right methodology and approach with each person. So her coaching is bespoke, relevant and fits her clients.
Joey has been instrumental to the change I’ve been wanting to do for a long time. She has been a trigger, a pillar, a supporter and a champion of that change and its hurdles.
I would strongly recommend Joey. Her professionalism, kindness and bespoke approach make her an asset for everyone looking to make a personal and professional transition.
Senior Corporate Partnerships Manager, Leonard Cheshire Disability (London)
Joey is an incredibly talented, kind and supportive coach! She manages to achieve that perfect balance of being gentle and supportive vs motivating and proactive.
I was new to the experience of coaching but this opportunity came about at a very challenging time and I really believe it was meant to be. After reading about Joey’s background and the other testimonials, it felt like this was something I just had to try and I’m so happy that I did!
The coaching with Joey has been such a positive and rewarding experience and I’m sure that I will look back on this in years to come and still see the benefits through what it’s helped me to address, explore and achieve.
Joey has provided the perfect coaching environment to explore ideas, to become more focussed, to identify and take positive steps to bringing about short or long-term change, and to build the excitement that a change in potential direction can bring.
I don’t think I would be where I am now and in a relatively short space of time without the amazing support received from Joey. I would have no doubts in recommending Joey to anyone…just go for it!
Waste Minimisation Co-ordinator, West London Waste Authority (London)
I’ve always found it difficult to talk about how I feel, but with Joey I quickly grew comfortable talking around why I felt as I did and what was holding me back – I felt safe because she listened and she asked me difficult but relevant questions to help me focus on what I really wanted or felt. I’m really happy with my progress towards the goals I set, though it was hard work facing up to my own beliefs about my abilities and what I should be acknowledging about myself sometimes, I was supported through it and never felt as if I should be doing or being more than I was ready for..
Associate Director and Head of Charity Services (London)
When I connected with Joey, I wasn’t sure if coaching was the right path for me, but after our first chat, I decided to give it a try. I was feeling frustrated and unsure of what steps to take next but in that first call, Joey’s professional, honest and empathetic approach inspired me to invest in the coaching process.
Working with Joey turned out to be absolutely the right thing to do to help me out of the ‘rut’ I had fallen into. Through our sessions, Joey challenged me to look at myself, my goals and my future from different perspectives. She helped me to open firmly closed doors and discover new options I hadn’t considered previously. With Joey’s coaching, I learned how to celebrate victories and failures and view everything as an opportunity or learning experience. I was able to identify the values and strengths that energise me, inspiring me to take action and make a change.
Freelance Marketing & Sustainability Communications (London)
Joey has been my own personal fan club – she offers inspiring and supportive coaching, designed to work with your style / personality. Her warmth and energy are infectious, and help to create a space that is easy to work in and that allows you to be open and vulnerable within. I love the way she is so intuitive, whilst bringing positivity to the relationship. You could be having a really bad day, but after a session with Joey you feel like you are walking on clouds. I learnt a lot more about myself through working with her, and have the tools that I need to make the changes in my life that I so desire. She has given me the courage to be the best version of myself, and I will be forever grateful to her. If you are looking for someone to champion your strengths whilst helping you to change your perspective on what you believe are your weaknesses, then look no further. Thanks Joey!
Programme Coordinator, Business in the Community (London)
Joey is incredibly personable and has a genuine warmth about her that made me feel at ease straight away. In every session, she adapted her approach to my needs and she helped me progress by enabling me to find my own answers and solutions. As a result, I have reconnected with myself, I feel more confident and I think my perspective has become a lot more holistic.
Partner, Global Action Plan (London)
Coaching with Joey has been one of the most fruitful pieces of support and development to happen in my working life. She has guided me to tune in to my own way of working, giving me space to think about immediate challenges and distant goals. The effects of my work with Joey have spread more widely than my job and I’m immensely pleased that I decided to get a coach. Joey has, literally, changed my life. Don’t hesitate!
Soon to be Potter and Craft Café manager! (Cornwall)
It wasn’t long ago that I didn’t even know what life coaching was let alone think it could benefit me in such a huge, life changing way. If you’d asked me 6 months ago what I would be doing in my life now, I really couldn’t of given you a more different answer. Joey has somehow amazingly enabled me to turn my life around from being stuck in a rut with my career and life in general to pursuing what I only ever thought would be a dream. I cannot recommend life coaching with Joey highly enough to anyone who wants to make a positive change in their life no matter how big or small.
Christina de Poitiers
Career changer (London).
Beginning a new coaching relationship, especially over the phone with someone you have never met, can be daunting but I had nothing to worry about with Joey. From the beginning she put me at ease and I felt like I could talk to her about anything without judgement. I started working with Joey at a point in my career change where I had managed to get lost and I was very confused about everything! Throughout our sessions, Joey helped me to pick myself up and climb out of my little black hole of self doubt and move forwards with my life again. Joey challenged my thinking, turned my negativity into positivity and encouraged me at each step. Each session with Joey is an exciting journey of self discovery and I would recommend Joey to anyone who wants to make a positive change in their life.
Founder and Director, Venn Street Ltd and Alex Ritchie Consulting (London)
Being a trained coach myself, we often forget the benefits of coaching for ourselves. To start with I was a little reticent about telephone coaching as I have only ever done face-to-face coaching in the past. I am a convert! It works perfectly for my busy lifestyle and I often feel that Joey is in my living room with me. Joey has helped me work towards a number of my goals and overcome as many challenges along the way. She constantly challenges me with her quick thinking and yet is understanding and compassionate; I feel as if I’ve known her for years and she allows me to be open and honest about whom I am. I have moved on immensely since we started the sessions and I believe that Joey’s flexibility, perceptiveness and easy, yet challenging nature would work well for most.
Director, Ethicore (Oxford).
Joey is such a creative coach, magically balancing sensitivity and challenge. We have moved so far in just a few sessions, that it feels I have known Joey for years. But the reality is that Joey listens attentively, challenges incisively and helps channel my energy in the right direction. Combine that with Joey’s planning and reflection tools, and she really is the coach to help you be sustainable.
Project Consultant, Good Business (London)
Joey is exactly what I was looking for – supportive, challenging and insightful. She’s really got to the heart of all my ramblings, helping me to put together achievable, everyday steps that are getting me where I want to be – and making sure I do them! I love Joey’s practicality and determination to make things happen for me, she’s a wonderful coach and I can’t recommend her highly enough.
Project Manager, Soil Association (Bristol)
Working with Joey has had a more positive impact on my life than I could ever have hoped or imagined. In just three months I’ve come to realise the potential of my own strengths and how best to use them. I feel in control of my own destiny and equipped to deal with whatever life throws at me. I value my friends and relationship more and have a new-found confidence, which I hadn’t even realised I was lacking. I would highly recommend Joey as a life coach to anyone wanting to make a positive change.
Graphic Designer, Ex Nihilo Creations (Cambridge)
I didn’t have any concerns about working with Joey and I found her personality put me at ease straight away. I have really benefitted from having a dedicated time slot in my week where I can explore the areas of my life where I feel disempowered. Its also been great to create real life tactics to handle situations and deal with specific issues that have been concerning me for a while. I’d recommend Joey because she really listens and she comes up with fast, easy and practical ways to get the desired results.
Co-Active Coach and Trainer, CPCC (Cambridge)
Thank you so much Joey, I love your lightness and yet ability to challenge. I like your impatience with my gremlin and your expectation of greater things from me! Great intuition and persistent demand for action when I’m genius at being slippery. If you’ve been prevaricating for years and really want to make things happen, Joey is the coach for you.
Artist & Educator (Bristol)
I can’t begin to capture what an impact having coaching from Joey has had on me. From the first session I felt like my true self could arise and begin to lead the life and have the impact I really wanted. The process has spoken deeply to me – mixing imagination, practicalities, the wisdom of my body and heart, healing, and above all, a way to move forward. Joey has guided me in the gentlest and most compassionate way, and this has helped me to be more courageous than I knew I could be. The sessions have been inspirational, emotional, beautiful, full and varied in equal measure. She is very perceptive and I have loved how she has pushed me too, not in a pressurized manner, but with a desire to see me have a joyful life. I know now I can build a sustaining life and be part of realising a sustainable world.
Self-Employment and Marketing Coach (Cambridge)
Joey helped me shift on a topic I’ve felt stuck about for ages. She wasn’t afraid to get us out of our chairs and physically move about in the space, which helped shift my energy and get some fresh perspective. I felt she was committed and ‘on my side’, rooting for me, genuinely caring. I took tangible action steps immediately which have brought positive results – and that’s already just from one session.