Feedback from coaching clients:
Bonnie is compassionate and warm and provides a thoughtful space to explore the questions you want to explore in coaching. If you’ve never tried it before or don’t know where to start, give it a go and see what you discover- it’s an illuminating process. I hadn’t realized how much work life influences and is influenced by the rest of everyday life, and how coaching can help me bring the best of both together to explore creative solutions (or ask interesting questions!).
I am always looking for ways to help my team grow, not just in their work-related skills but in their personal development as this impacts their own wellbeing and what we can achieve together as a team. Coaching seemed the perfect way to give my team the time, space and expertise to do this. It has been a real privilege to work with Bonnie as a Coach and see the team amaze themselves at how much difference the sessions and resulting changes in their thinking or actions have had. Their growth in confidence and self-belief is already having an impact on their work and work-life balance. ~ Misty Bower, CEO The Matrix Trust
I really loved being coached by Bonnie! I’d never tried coaching before so wasn’t really sure what to expect, but she put me at ease straightaway and walked me through the process every step of the way. Throughout our sessions I felt very well supported, encouraged and listened to. The sessions really helped to give me a sense of clarity – I came away from them feeling like I understood better what had been holding me back in certain areas of my life before, what assumptions I had falsely made, and how to overcome them. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would highly recommend it to others!
Bonnie has a gentle but strong approach, and every coaching session was comprehensive with a personal touch. I found coaching to be quite a challenging and emotional process, but Bonnie created a safe space to go there and deep dive into what is next on my journey. I would recommend coaching sessions with Bonnie for anyone willing to activate confidence from the inside out, personally or for their team.
My coaching sessions with Bonnie helped me to get back in charge of my life. Rather than being thrown by everyday life I realised and became aware of having choices which I can decide for or against. Bonnie’s input and well formulated questions encouraged me to go on a journey rediscovering unexpected confidence in my abilities personally and professionally.” From my point of view Bonnie’s work is a very valuable experience for anybody who is looking for his or her own way in life and does not fear the challenge.
I would highly recommend Bonnie and the sessions she offers. I never dreamed that I would be feeling not only more confident after, but also have a clearer understanding of how I could manage my feelings better. Bonnie has a calming and nurturing nature, which supports her sessions brilliantly.
Bonnie is a high impact coach who has consistently helped me make breakthroughs and transformations in my thinking. She worked with me in the space I designed, tapping into my metaphors, grasping the chinks of light I revealed and magnifying them to maximum effect for me. She worked in the moment, completely focused on my needs and my agenda, stretching me to achieve goals, enhanced awareness and thinking. Without doubt one the best coaches. If you have a chance to work with her, don’t miss it. ~ Alastair Kidd
I felt really good and I felt like I was ready. Some of the others were very nervous, but I was able to use the stuff we practiced and keep myself focused. My energy stayed up the whole time and at the end of each day, I knew I had done the best I could. The work we did together really made a difference. ~ Kristoffer Madsen: Try outs for the Danish National Youth Football team
At age 60 I wanted to make sure I enjoy and get the most out of my life and address some behaviours and beliefs that have held me back. I had no idea how powerful / empowering working with Bonnie as my coach could be. What I especially value is the way and speed she helps me get to the heart of the issue and find ways forward for me that are sometimes a revelation, always progress. I feel supported, and treated with compassion. Importantly, Bonnie's approach means I can bring anything to the sessions and deal with 'stuff' in a safe environment. I have amazing results, and life is so much better for me.
Bonnie has been an absolute help to me. I’ve created (metaphorical) umbrellas and wellies and seagulls to help me through one of the most difficult times in my life. She uses techniques that are far superior to any that I’ve ever come across. Talking about your problems till the cows come home doesn’t help you change your future…. but Bonnie helps you to find that hope and fight that you need going forward to be resourceful and get you through those difficult times! I can’t recommend (or thank!) her enough!
We both found the sessions extremely beneficial and certainly helped us to decide the way forward for ourselves and the company. Thank you for your valuable input to get us back on track – it has certainly been a very worthwhile exercise for us. ~ Mantle Financial planning
I came to Bonnie with an issue that looked to me as high as a mountain. A few sessions later, my “mountain” looked more like a hill. She made me look at the issue from various angles I did not previously think about. I was then able to choose an appropriate path and put in place a suitable plan of action to go up my “hill”. A very useful experience and one I would repeat.
These coaching sessions were a mix of the expected and unexpected - they helped me to grow as a person, gave me back the confidence to be myself and to live my life the way I want to. There is still room for development, but thanks to these sessions I have got the tools and confidence to continue the work I started'
Thank you for your wonderful Coaching. I can now proudly send you the link for my new business - a result of my coaching sessions with you!!
Feedback from event/workshop participants:
It was such a perfect blend of inspiration, science and practical tips for making life more joyful and in line with my values and how I want to live. So many useful tools for measuring and planning too. I loved it and found it really useful.
What a great workshop yesterday! You have given us a lot of tools. For me it was an insightful evening, and I will be following the exercises that are in the workbook. I think there's a lot of exciting things ahead. And now I am a bit more equipped to deal with those less bright moments.
A powerful, thought-provoking and extremely useful boost that’s helped me move forward with my life.
I just wanted to thank you for such an inviting and inspirational evening. I have taken so much away from your generous sharing and insight together with reminding me to embrace challenges with courage, compassion, wisdom and positivity.
Rarely have I encountered tools so easily understood, whilst simultaneously allowing great insight and understanding.
We have been working with Bonnie for three years, as part of the support programme that we offer to our marathon runners. Bonnie provides an excellent training session, to help our runners mentally prepare for their race. This is an integral part of their training. Bonnie’s sessions are inspiring and thought provoking. We have had great feedback from the runners, who really appreciate this opportunity to explore their marathon mind set and exchange ideas. ~ Karen Peffer, Shooting Star Chase
Thank you so much again, Bonnie, for Saturday’s talk and guided meditation. Your voice is beautiful, your thoughts so gentle but powerful and it was the perfect way to end our busy day of ‘Embracing Change’. ~ Katie Mayne, Founder and Managing Director of TinyTalk.
This workshop was a real eye-opener.
I HIGHLY recommend this… I went to the May seminar and thought it excellent. Full of tips for staying sane when dealing with all that gets thrown at us and some really inspiring thoughts on how to deal with obstacles we inevitably encounter in life. A very valuable couple of hours.
Just wanted to say that this seminar was brilliant. Bonnie gave some really good ideas about how to cope with life’s obstacles and not beat yourself up in the process! Would recommend.
I just wanted to write and say a very big thank you for the fantastic, thought provoking and interesting seminar this evening. It was a great opportunity to listen to what you had to say and do some personal reflection. Your seminar reminded me of what is important in life. Many thanks.
You were wonderful: so relaxed and natural, knowledgeable and inspiring. I really enjoyed it and am full of resolve to nurture my kinder voices.
Really enjoyed the seminar, felt I could listen to you for hours. Loved that you didn’t try to magically fix my busy life which overwhelms me at times, and can’t always stop it being so busy! But loved the interesting different ways to look at it all. We are all guilty of not looking at the bright side and getting bogged down. So thank you it was immensely helpful, I would love to know of future events.
I’ve been meaning to email you to thank you do much for your seminar. I was really inspired. Please keep me posted with all you are doing. I will definitely advertise it to those who didn’t come before.
Thanks for a great seminar on how to train the mind. Great insight, lots of interesting content covered & top tips on how we can get the most out of each of our training sessions! Lots of food for thought! Now need to put it into practise!!
~ Triathlon Coach Cat Benger, ABCPure
I have worked with lots of Life coaches and trainers previously both in my career and through my current business and I love your laid back, clear approach. I practiced and used the techniques you taught us and was thrilled with my experience on race day.
It is commonly said that you run the first third of a marathon with your body, the second with your head and the third with your heart. I’d spent 18 weeks training for my first marathon but, until my sessions with Rise, I had only really prepared my body. Rise helped me with the mental and emotional preparation, walking me through the feelings I would experience and adding valuable equipment to my mental kit bag that I could call up when needed during the race. Bonnie helped me visualise the marathon to the point where I understood the course and the emotions it would draw from me. Being able to picture myself on the finish line with the sites, sounds and emotions was the single most important part of my training and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend a course of NLP to other marathoners, especially if it’s your first one."
Thank you so much for your session this week, I used all of your techniques & not only did I smash my PB by 15 minutes, I ENJOYED the day & can't wait to do it again next year!”
Feedback from meditation sessions:
A lovely mantra for the day. Gentleness. What a beautiful voice helping me relax and focus on being gentle in my day and this world. Thank you, Bonnie.
The Workshop was just incredible! I don’t think I have ever felt that relaxed and had such a good night sleep afterwards. I really loved how the meditation was so individual but you also brought in some shared moments with the group. I found everything that we discussed so reassuring!
Lovely, gentle and relaxing guidance and great way to start my day.
Gentle and soft and very calming.
Thank you. It was exceptionally positive and helpful.
Beautiful, simple and elegant.
I absolutely loved the session on Friday. It was so gentle and warm and nurturing, and I left feeling so very much calmer and relaxed than when I arrived.
A really good, really powerful meditation for stress release and tension release. Anxiety is shed as a byproduct of becoming present and then engaging in the inner work. This was well constructed, and excellently narrated. Loved it.
I found the relaxation evening so beneficial both emotionally and mentally. I’m still holding what I learnt from it and remembering it in my day to day. It is making a positive difference.
Very gentle and soothing words and voice.
Totally relaxing. I will return for this experience often.