Hello there…my name is Ann Hoad and I’m a qualified Personal Development and Life Coach, which simply means I help people reach the end of their personal rainbow by guiding them from where they currently are in their life to where they want to be.
Why I became a coach
I’ve been involved in training and developing people since March 2003. It has been an eye-opening and truly rewarding experience as well as a career. I started through the planning and delivery of training for a UK-based railway organisation and, in August 2014, I became a freelance Corporate and Business Training Specialist.
The companies I’ve worked for strongly believed in the value of supporting and developing their staff through training and coaching. Over the years I’ve seen staff develop their skills, improve their career opportunities and grow as people; learning how to communicate and work more effectively with colleagues and customers.
As a professional trainer I’ve delivered over 20 different types of courses, including leadership and management training, solving problems and making decisions, changing perceptions and behaviours, diversity and inclusion, and performance management. All of this encouraged me to grow as a person, introduced me to new skills, improved my knowledge and understanding of people, and my career has flourished as a result.
I became interested in self-development through books, listening to CDs and watching motivational speakers. This helped with self-belief and encouraged my positive approach towards life and everything I do. I had also recognised how much enjoyment I got from seeing the way coaching allowed people to improve themselves, their lives and their careers…and that led to an additional career as a Personal Development and Life Coach.
So here I am today…a qualified Personal Development and Life Coach, whose goal is to help and support people to achieve THEIR personal aspirations.
Helping people achieve their goals
My experience of corporate training showed me how people shine when they achieve something they thought was beyond them. Now I use those skills and my training as a Personal Development and Life Coach to help people overcome their personal and workplace challenges, making positive, life-affirming changes to reach the end of their rainbow.
If you would like to find out whether life coaching can help you make positive changes to your life, please contact me to arrange a free introductory consultation.