Jennifer Lord Gives You A Life MOT
This month I have the great privilege to interview a fantastic and passionate coach – Jennifer Lord www.Jeniferlord.com
c- Hello Jennifer – Thank you for joining me today. For people who don’t know you, can you tell our readers a little about yourself and how you coach others?
j- I spent over 30 years in the corporate world always working with people and they fascinate me. I love how our minds all work the same way but we all experience the world differently due to our unique life experiences. I came out of the business world in 2012 and started my own business – Jeniferlord.com – which is an amalgamation of Coaching, Humanistic NLP, Ericksonian Hypnotherapy and my own life journey and experiences. I believe that we all have the potential and ability to experience far more than we do and the only thing that holds us back is ourselves (our minds). I love to facilitate change in others, whether that is through any of the skills that I have, and to observe the transformations that take place. I help my clients to get out of their own way and I feel real pleasure when they make huge changes in their lives
c- You sound very passionate about helping others, what has been your greatest success with a client?
j – All of my clients have transformational shifts in their thinking and they experience a new way of being in this life – less stress, less worry, less anxiety and they feel positive, they feel good about themselves and realise how important it is to put themselves first and to change the way they think. They then move on to take the right action in their lives whether that be in their relationships, their career or just simply in the way they behave. One client described her sessions with me as having a life MOT and that her life is very different now to how it used to be.
c- An MOT is a great metaphor; does she need a regular service? How many sessions do clients particularly attend for?
j- 6 sessions can produce some amazing results if done regularly, either 1 or 2 weeks apart. Some clients have 8 and many have 12.
c- Do you always meet clients in the office or do you ever deliver sessions out in the open?
j- I invite clients to tell me where they would feel most at ease and I do suggest that environment plays a huge part in our thinking and to be outside and in nature can really change our perspective.
c- You mention before that you use a variety of techniques to support your clients, do you use NLP or Hypnotherapy to support your clients?
j- I use a combination of Coaching, Humanistic NLP and Ericksonian Hypnotherapy in my sessions dependant on what I feel is best in the moment.
c- What do you do to keep up with the latest trends in coaching?
j – I am a member of ANLP International and I am updated monthly on the latest research and thinking in the NLP world. I am also a member of The Association For Coaching and I attend their training days when applicable. I am a member of the Coaching Academy’s online forum as this is where I studied and qualified with Distinction for my Coaching qualifications. I also read and research.
c – It sounds as if you’re really into self development?
j – I also facilitate a monthly Coaching group called The Greater Manchester Coaching Group which I founded in January 2012 and which is a practice group for Coaches and Therapists. Plus I attend a monthly CPD group in Warrington which is also a practice group and I have regular Hypnotherapy practice session with another Coach
c- What would you say as an experienced coach, is the main benefit from a coaching session?
j – The realisation that you have all your own answers and that they needed to be drawn out of you. That you can actually achieve what you had always thought you couldn’t.
c – Do you have a coach yourself? How does your coach help you?
j – Yes I have my own Coach and he has been a hugely beneficial presence, right from the start of setting up my own business through to helping me see things differently and supporting me taking steps that I would never have taken before.
c – Has having a coach changed your life?
j – Yes most definitely.
c – Most coaches specialise, what area of expertise do you specialise in?
j – I specialise in helping people to feel good about themselves, to let go of negative self-talk, increase self esteem, confidence, nurture themselves in a healthy way – Have a healthy mind and a healthy body.
c- How do your friends react when they find out your a life coach?
j – Some love the work I do and ask lots of questions and others’ don’t really understand what it is I do and therefore shy away from it.
c – Has being a coach benefited you personally?
j – Yes definitely. I learn something about myself from every client that I work with – I believe that life is a mirror and reflects back to us what we need to become conscious of in order to grow.
c- Thank you for joining me today it has been really interesting listening to you, I can tell from the way you express yourself that you are really passionate about what you do. Finally I wanted to ask one last question – What is your life mantra?
j- Everything happens for a reason and is perfect right now in this moment.
I was not enjoying who I was becoming at work in the corporate world and I realised how many different masks I was wearing to protect myself – from what? So I decided to leave the corporate world and set up http://www.Jeniferlord.com and utilise the experience of my amazing life journey alongside my 33 years experience in the corporate environment including Retail Leadership and HR Business Partnering.
Being a Qualified Practitioner of MBTI (Myers Briggs Type Indicator) profiler greatly assisted my role and function in serving my teams and organisation
I am an experienced Professional Coach and Mentor having studied and qualified with Distinction at The Coaching Academy of London.
I am a Certified Hypnotherapist in the art and science of Ericksonian Hypnotherapy and I am an NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Practitioner and also qualified in Humanistic Neuro-Linguistic Programming, plus NLP For Agile Communication & Creative Problem Solving. What does all that mean? Well in a nutshell, I love to facilitate transformational change conversationally and effortlessly in others.
I have recently qualified in Business and Administration Level 2
I am a graduate of Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself (Activating Your Super Conscious) Levels 1 and 2 and I am a student of Psychology currently researching how we create our own reality as a result of our thoughts.
I am currently learning to speak Spanish.
Having spent over 30 years on the inside (in the corporate world) I have first hand experience of working in an environment where we often feel we can’t be ourselves, we wear different masks. Using my experience and all my learnings I will help you to get out of your own way to enable you to achieve your full potential and be the very best you can be – authentically.
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