Hi, I’m Rebecca
...and if you’ve got this far you’re probably motivated to make some kind of change to your life or business or you’re in a position where a change has been imposed on you, one way or another, and you’re wanting to make some sense of it and find a way forward. My journey to becoming a coach started a long time ago, it just took me a while to realise it. I originally qualified as a pharmacist but always had a bit of a niggling feeling that it wasn’t for me, although I loved the patient contact and managing a team I always yearned to do something that involved my real passions – gardening and being outdoors. At the same time I always felt very conflicted - feeling like I ought to be maximising my potential and seeking success in my career and so I went back to University – studied for an MBA and embarked on a corporate career in the pharmaceutical industry. Guess what that didn’t seem to work for me either! Although I enjoyed the job and my colleagues and customers I just never seemed to fit in – and I found the whole corporate life exhausting and unfulfilling. I always felt like a square peg in a round hole – 80% happy but left feeling like there was something I was missing.
Over the years I’d read every self-help book going, developed a real interest in psychology and neuroscience and had some coaching myself. Eventually I finally dawned on me that my real passion was people and the moments I had been truly fulfilled and happy in my jobs was when I was supporting others, being a great listener and helping colleagues to work through and find their own solutions to different challenges.
In 2017 after several years of moving around the country and after years of juggling being a mum with corporate life, I moved to Cumbria with my husband and son, living on the very edge of the beautiful Lake District. Finally, this felt great…I was still working in a challenging industry, working the long hours but I had the space and time to think more clearly about what was important to me and what I wanted. It didn’t take me long before I decided to follow my lifelong dream and retrain as a coach. Of course in typical scientist fashion I researched literally every single coaching course in the UK, before settling on Barefoot Coaching. I trained with them at the beginning of 2018 and it was a truly life-changing event.
I set up Space and Clarity Coaching in June 2018 and a year later quit my corporate career to work locally in a GP practice as Head of Business Change. Space and Clarity has been steadily growing ever since and I’ve been refining my coaching practice, working out the areas where I am particularly strong and can add some real value to my lovely clients. I’ve managed to combine my love of the outdoors with my coaching practice and I’ve learned a tremendous amount about the healing power of being in green spaces. I’m presently undertaking a specific course in Health and Wellbeing coaching and have added this as an offering in my coaching business. Pre-covid a lot of my coaching sessions took place outside – combining walking with coaching and in 2020 I had plans for holding some weekend retreats – presently on hold for obvious reasons but watch this space in 2021!