"I GOT TOLD TO GO TO COUNSELLING - I WENT TO 3! NONE OF THEM COULD HELP ME."
"From an early age I struggled in controlling my emotions. I got very angry, ending in me hurting myself and close family physically. No one could understand why I was so angry. When I was a teenager I was put on anti depressants which only caused me to have no emotion and feeling. When I came off I got told to go to counselling – I went to 3! None of them could help me. I felt alone and always on the edge of a volcano about to abrupt at any time and no one could help.
I then heard about Emma from a friend and I thought: well there is no harm in trying. In my first session I realised Emma was different, she uses visual, verbal and physical techniques to help me understand who I am, and explains everything clearly. She gives me homework, activities and strategies to help in my daily life.
I have been with Emma for a few months and I have never felt better. I feel happy in myself and the world, I’m not scared or constantly thinking I’m going to get angry today. I’m not 100 % but who is!
We recently have also been working on reaching my dream job! We are looking to the future. I’m realising your dream job is not a dream it can be a reality.
Emma is a lovely lady she is a true professional who listens, understands and makes me feel supported and respected. She is determined in helping in all areas of my life. I’m so pleased that I decided to give her a go, I can’t praise her enough.”
The biggest change I’ve witnessed in myself is how much confidence I have gained in all aspects of my life
"After suffering with depression & anxiety and having to give up my full-time medical secretary job, retraining as a therapist, I needed to gain confidence that I could stop worrying about being ill if I did too much. My fear was holding me back in so many aspects of my life. I knew this was understandable after having been so unwell; however, something needed to change. After being given C.B.T. sessions on the NHS, I decided that I needed something that I could really identify with, leading to gaining confidence in myself and increasing my business. After speaking to Emma I really liked her approach and felt that I could work with her.
I had never hired a coach before so I felt slightly apprehensive (although excited) to begin with. I was therefore very pleasantly surprised by not only how much I got from just the first session, but I felt as if there was a real connection with Emma; like she really got me. There was a great understanding of how I felt and I was very excited about the “homework” between session.
My friends and family have all noticed a change in me: they are very pleased to see my confidence has grown. They have mentioned that I look so much better too!
The biggest change I’ve witnessed in myself is how much confidence I have gained in all aspects of my life: with my therapy work, family & friends. I have taken control of my life: promoting my business; buying my dream car; looking after my Granddaughter; arranging a party; planning and conducting a launch evening for business; return to my love of ballroom dancing and planning a 3 week holiday to the USA. I am enjoying life again and finding that anything is possible.
If I were to describe the coaching experience in 3 words, they would be: A life-changing experience. I'd recommend this coaching to anyone who is willing to put the effort in, the rewards are amazing.”
"WHEN I FIRST CONTACTED EMMA, I WAS FROZEN WITH FEAR - I'M NOW HAPPILY RECORDING IN THE STUDIO!"
When I first contacted Emma I was frozen with fear. I knew I wanted to start recording my first album but every step seemed so daunting. I was very indecisive and struggled to figure out my next move.
From day one of our coaching, my energy shifted completely. The moment I got off our first call, I felt so motivated. I sat down at the guitar and wrote a new song for the first time in weeks. I found that every call following was a surge of inspiration and helped me uncover bits of myself I had been shielding from failure - and GREAT opportunity. Emma is an expert at creating a safe place to share. She finds that insecure spot in your mind and coaxes it out of its scared little shell so you can overcome it.
Emma helped me zero in on my goals and create a game-plan to accomplish them. I finally felt like these big dreams of mind were truly possible! She somehow makes mapping out a problem practical and easy. I feel like I can handle bigger goals by breaking them down.
My family can always tell when I've had an "Emma call" because I have a bounce in my step.
My family can always tell when I've had an "Emma call" because I have a bounce in my step. My friends have said that I'm happier and more motivated. I felt like I had a cheerleader in my corner, ready to help me along lovingly and offer practical tools to pave this new path.
After JUST SIX sessions with Emma... I have now officially made it through the pre-planning phases of my album and am happily recording in the studio! I am playing gigs and working a new music internship.
I have found ways to stabilize my moods and confidence and deal with grief and sadness better when it comes up.
I loved every second and it was worth every penny. I wouldn't change anything about our coaching sessions except MORE TIME WITH EMMA!!! She will help you knock down walls!!
Thank you for the energy you pour into your clients. Believe me, it matters more than you think! I felt truly embraced and wish I could have a call with you every week! The second I can start back, I will! You are truly amazing!
Louise Warren (Singer/Songwriter)
"I AM SO MUCH HAPPIER, MORE CONFIDENCE AND FEEL THAT I AM FINALLY FOLLOWING MY DREAMS"
"I wanted to share my experience of working with Emma Ward with you all. Hiring a coach is an investment and it's important to feel you are making the right decision!
I have worked with Emma over the past couple of years (14 sessions in total), firstly looking at a career change which turned into so much more - thanks to Emma I regained my confidence and self belief as well as starting my self development journey - and more recently to work through doubts and anxieties.
Emma is an amazing, intuitive coach who puts her heart and soul into giving you what you need. She has a gift for understanding where you are coming from and uses a range of techniques and questions to help you to help yourself.
I come home from every session feeling on top of the world whether it be with a plan of action for the next few weeks or with a revelation about myself that we uncovered during our sessions.
I am so much happier, more confident and feel that I am finally following my dreams.
I would not be where I am now if I had not met a Emma as she helped me uncover the real me that I had forgotten and encouraged me to go for it in so many aspects of my life.
Emma offers a unique brand of coaching that blends her personal experience with her training and most of all with her energy and passion for serving others. If you are thinking if working with her, my advice is go for it!"
"SHE HAS ALTERED MY MINDSET ABOUT DEEP-ROOTED BELIEFS IN JUST A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME"
"Emma is relatable, friendly, knowledgeable, and an inspiration all at the same time. She will open your mind and uncover things in your soul you had no idea were there while guiding you closer and closer to your best self. Case in point, she has altered my mindset about deep-rooted beliefs in just a short amount of time. Emma is a wealth of knowledge but she breaks down each nugget of wisdom so it is understandable and can then be put to use. She is nothing short of a wonderful coach who will support you in the pursuit of your dreams."
"I FEEL FOCUSSED, ENERGISED AND CONFIDENT THAT I CAN NOW ACHIEVE EVERYTHING I WANT"
"My first 2 hour coaching session was fantastic. So motivating and encouraging. Emma asked me questions I hadn't even considered, leaving me at times speechless. Questions such as "Why leave it 5 months?" The answer is "I don't know, there is no reason to wait". Emma made me realise that we set our own boundaries and yes, some obstacles are unavoidable but some are purely just a product of our own self limits. I feel focussed and energised and confident that I can now achieve everything I want THIS year. Emma set me personal goals which are realistic but that commit me to deadlines rather than plodding along. On a personal note, Emma is really down to earth, very easy to get on with and we clicked immediately. Thanks so much, I will definitely keep in touch!!! Love, Joy x"
"CONFIDENCE SHOT? YUP, I WOULD SAY SO!!"
"AMAZING!!!! How skeptical have I been about what can be accomplished in a 45 minutes coaching session??? Not any more!! What Emma and I accomplished today saved me at least two weeks of really hard soul searching work. And I'm 100% convinced that its higher quality work that what I would have accomplished alone! Confidence shot? Yup, I would say so!!
It was awesome to have Emma "in my corner"/"on my team"...However you want to say it. Emma helped me gain clarity and confidence aside from being a great idea generator and sounding board. Oh goodness! I can't wait to work with you again!!!"
Lauren Dolan Cotto-Perez, Health & Lifestyle Coach
"YOU MANAGED TO GET ME TO ARTICULATE MY WHY AND MY PASSIONS IN A CLEAR AND PRODUCTIVE WAY"
"Thanks Emma for a wonderful and inspiring coaching call!!! I was a skeptic about coaches; however, from our short time together I now completely understand your incredible value. After just 30 minutes you managed to get me to articulate my why and my passions in a clear and productive way as well as making me feel reassured about the route I was embarking on. Since then I have binge listened to your Confidence is the New Black series and all your videos. I can't get enough and am always excited to receive your latest instalment. xx"
Beki Marie Katherine Camm
"EMMA HAS CHANGED THE WAY I THINK ABOUT MYSELF AND OTHERS, IN ONE SESSION"
"I had a consultation with Emma this morning! To say it was helpful is an understatement! To be able to talk to someone who totally understands what you are saying and can offer you solutions was unbelievable! Emma has changed the way I think about myself and about others, in one session! I actually felt a weight lifted from my chest while we were talking! Emma made me feel totally at ease during the consultation and was so understanding, kind and passionate about what she was talking about!
Thank you Emma x"
"FROM THE SCRAMBLED MESS IN MY HEAD SHE SUCCEEDED IN UNRAVELLING THREADS OF DIRECTION
"I had an hour coaching call with Emma, yesterday. AMAZING!!!! What fantastic positive energy she has! From the scrambled mess in my mind she succeeded in unravelling threads of direction I need to take in order to be far more successful. THANK YOU EMMA and I highly recommend that you let her into your life! Next - prepare the path to have Emma help me make the next huge step in my life. (And I am particularly independent, so this is testimony to how GOOD she is!)."
Christine Camm, French teacher and entrepreneur
"I AM EARNING MORE, BUT FINDING MORE TIME FOR ME AND MY FAMILY. I FEEL POWERFUL, VIBRANT, AND FULL OF LIFE!"
"When I first started coaching with Emma I kept trying to stay positive but underlying negativity was never far from the surface. I wanted some good advice, personal development coaching and goal setting. I trusted Emma and immediately felt comfortable and that I could reveal anything about myself to her and still be safe. Our first few sessions highlighted my desire to please and fix everybody, and the biggest shift came for me in seeing myself as deserving. I learned that as long as I continued to put myself last and be in fear taking money from people, I can never fulfil my purpose.
Emma has helped me get my enthusiasm for life back. I am far more disciplined and organised. I feel powerful, vibrant, and full of life in a way I haven’t felt for a long time. I now know not only where I am going, but also how to get there. I have a belief in myself that had been missing for a very long time.
Thank you so much Emma for opening my eyes. I now see all the blocks I have been putting in my way and now I can see through them I feel indestructible! I really did get what you claimed: Connection, Clarity and Confidence.”.
"POSITIVE THINKING, CLARITY AND SELF-BELIEF GIVE YOU THE COURAGE TO FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS AND GET WHERE YOU WANT TO BE"
"I used to lack confidence and self-belief. Not that long ago, I was in a job that sapped the life and energy out of me and I felt worthless, I most definitely lived to work.
I suffered from panic attacks and it felt like a never-ending black hole. I didn’t want to see my friends as I felt like I had nothing positive to contribute, my spare time was spent worrying about work, when my mum asked me where her daughter had gone, I knew I needed help – that’s when I turned to Emma Ward.
I admit, I was sceptical, how could some of the practices she was telling me overcome how bullied I felt, but after one specific incident at work, I just knew I had to try, I drove to Emma and she could see I was so distressed, I was beating myself up about every small thing, both mentally and physically. I hated myself.
Emma knew I was so unkind to myself and taught me how to love me again. She gave me the confidence to believe that I would find a new job, that I was a good person, that I could be confident again and so it began, my journey to clarity and self-belief: from meditation to tapping to just talking, Emma was with me every step of the way, she made me feel like I could get out: that I could be Lisa again.
As my confidence grew I was head-hunted for a dream role. At the time, my self-doubt kicked in, I didn’t think I could do it even though I wanted to get out so badly, I couldn’t take the bad atmosphere any longer.
I was offered the job. Although I was over the moon, my self-doubt again kicked in again and even worse the fear of handing in my notice. Emma was one of the first people I told when I got the offer, she knew how badly I wanted it and was over the moon.
I have now been in my role for 1 year, I am a top performer in my team and I was awarded a 'Passionate in Your Role' award at our yearly awards last week, if someone had told me this would have been my life 2 years ago – I would have laughed at them. Positive thinking, clarity, self-belief and the courage to follow your dreams really will get you to where you want to be. I now take away from my past how strong I was when I never believed it possible, how brave I was to stand up and make a change. I could never have done this alone, without Emma Ward I would probably still be sat living to work instead of where I am now – loving my life! Thank you Emma!!"
Lisa Cobbett, recruitment consultant
"I HAVE FOUND MY MOJO AGAIN! ( NOT TO MENTION A NEW CAREER!)"
“The sessions I had with Emma were so much more than I hoped for. I came to Emma having given up smoking, gained a stone, started a new business and lost my zest for life. Everything felt very flat and grey. I have always been very self-critical and felt that tackling that would be a good place to start. From the start Emma seemed to know, intuitively, where to focus our sessions and I trusted her completely. Although dealing with highly emotional subjects, the sessions were fun and proactive. I feel as if some major shifts have occurred after just 6 weeks of seeing her and I feel as if I have found my mojo again! (not to mention a new career!) I cannot recommend her highly enough.
I am off to a “Towie” party tonight and am wearing a dress completely out of my comfort zone (that I would NEVER have worn before I met Emma!) And my toenails are orange!! I plan to have fun!”
Rowena (now an Interior Designer!!)
"WITH EVERY WEEK AND EVERY EXERCISE THAT SHE TOOK ME THROUGH, A SLIVER OF OF THE REAL 'ME' EMERGED FROM THE SHADOWS"
"After a tough year at work, and a long period of time where my confidence and self belief had been chipped away, I was at an all time low. There was a constant 'noise' and negative dialogue going on inside my head, and the feelings of fear and dread I had daily were crippling me in all areas of my life and creating a cycle of unhappiness. I felt unworthy of so many things from my job to relationships, I was telling myself I wasn't making good decisions, that I wasn't good enough, that I was letting people down, that I was a fraud. I felt desperately unhappy with how life was unfolding yet paralysed in knowing how to get myself out of the cycle. I felt like a swan who appeared to be gliding on the surface but was actually frantically swimming under water. When Emma told me about her confidence coaching programme I knew it was something that I needed to look into.
After a Discovery Session, I signed up to her Self-Confidence Programme. Emma’s instinct, intuition and way with people meant that she offered me her skills in confidence coaching at exactly the time I needed them most. Working with Emma felt so empowering.
Emma is an inspiring, warm, dedicated, passionate, professional and caring coach. She took me on an eye-opening and inspirational journey to reconnect with myself. I had absolute trust and confidence in her knowledge, and the guidance and support she offered me was phenomenal. Her coaching helped me identify and tackle so many things that I was dealing with at a subconscious level, so that I had a better awareness of them and the tools to de-construct them. I feel like I have been given the means to make changes in my life and deal with negative thoughts and anxieties. To look back at the person I was at our first session is honesty shocking and I am full of gratitude for the skills she has taught me to love myself, trust myself and feel proud of myself. Without even realising, my confidence, in both my personal life and work life, developed and I am feeling much happier. With every week and every exercise that she took me through, a sliver of the real ‘me’ emerged from shadows and I now have tools to use every day, which I frequently do, to keep me and my energy in a forward, positive direction. I now appreciate myself and acknowledge that there are many things that I can look forward to in life. I cannot thank you enough, Emma!"
"I NOW FEEL LIKE A 'NEW ME'. I'VE CHANGED. "
"Before signing up to Emma’s 3 month’s coaching programme, I was struggling with low self-esteem and lacked confidence. I wanted to find a balance in my life where I wasn’t constantly questioning myself and comparing myself to other people around me. I wanted to be confident with decisions that I made and to be in control of my life. After speaking with Emma on a Discovery Call I decided that I should finally invest some time in me to avoid spending the rest of my life going round in circles. I knew that I just wanted ‘better for myself’.
I had used a counsellor before but not a coach. I thought it would be a painful experience so I was surprised that I didn’t come away from the sessions feeling drained. Instead, I felt peaceful and empowered that the route to change was in my hands.
After the first session with Emma, I was confident that I wouldn’t be cast adrift to deal with any demons alone. Emma put a safety net in place that I trusted. It was clear that we would work at a pace that suited me and on issues that I wanted to address. I would be the one that would be making the changes using strategies that she offered. I also appreciated how Emma listened and accommodated my feelings, understanding why I might not want to go down a particular road.
I now feel like a ‘new me’. I’ve changed. I’m now more confident about decisions that I make. I’m a stronger person in my relationship with my husband. I don’t walk around ‘beating’ myself up any more. I’m more at peace with myself now.
If me inner voice does start to nag at me, I now have strategies to switch it off. I do things my way and I’m happy with that. I have more time to myself and can find more time to relax. I know that it’s OK to stop. When dealing with I now look at the whole picture and tackle things in short bursts rather than feeling defeated before I’ve even started.
If I had to describe the coaching programme in 3 words they would be: Realistic, positive, sustainable.
Thank you! I’ve turned around and I do feel in control of my life but most importantly I have a bank of strategies that I can fall back on if I need to. I do things because I want to now not because I think I ought to. I am me and that is good. I don’t need to be anyone else because they are not me and I don’t need to be like them. If I’m a little quirky then that’s something to celebrate – my daughters celebrate the fact that I’m slightly off-centre and that makes me feel good."