I am no different to any other person and have faced exceptional personal, professional and health challenges. Rather than accepting defeat I have used self-motivation and determination to overcome those challenges; and through positive mental attitude and a solutions focused outlook achieved the work/life balance I wanted.
Over the years, extensive management experience; and coming from a military background, has given me the capability for effective leadership, managing objectives, targets and others, whether as an individual and/or team basis; being mindful that targets are specific, agreed and realistic. Embedding great organisational skills has allowed for an introspective look at one’s capabilities to make achieving those goals within reach.
As a professional Coach, I specialise in Life Coaching, Career Coaching and Management Training. I maintain a private practice in Blaenau Gwent, South Wales. I serve as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. As a collaborative, solution-focused Coach, with a person-centred approach to meet the needs of each client or organisation I aim to ensure it is a positive experience. Through this approach, I provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal and professional life challenges. I also integrate coaching techniques and helpful assignments to offer a highly-personalised program tailored to each individual and/or organisation. With compassion and understanding, I work with you to help build on your strengths and attain the personal growth you are committed to achieving.
I conceptualise, plan and write all marketing material for bespoke Life and Career development workshops.
Client Focused - Coaching for Life, Business, Career Management and Facilitation
As a personal coach and facilitator I work with a wide range of clients and offer a highly personalised approach tailored to each individual or team. In a supportive atmosphere, I help clients attain the professional and personal growth they’re striving for and coach leaders/managers to manage their teams and grow their organisation.
If you are committed to creating a more fulfilling and meaningful life, I look forward to working with you. As a Coach my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. Helping you make radical improvements in your life is my focus. I will teach how to develop your own solutions to problems you may be facing.
As a personal coach, I work with a wide range of clients and offer a highly personalised approach tailored to each individual. In a supportive atmosphere, I help clients attain the professional and personal growth they’re striving for.
I offer sessions, both in-person and on the phone, with additional email support. We will start with an initial assessment to clearly define your short and long-term goals, everything from communication skills to personal acceptance. We will use these goals as a foundation to create a strategy for attaining these objectives.
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I provide a range of Management Services for organisations looking to improve understanding, manage, retain and motivate their employees and clients. I coach leaders/managers to manage their teams and grow their organisation. I run public and in-house workshops tailored for first line managers those engaging with the wider community.
“Karen Blake had the foresight to see my potential and how to unlock this. As a hobbyist photographer for many years she could see the potential that I had to take this to the next level. Having inspired me to see my own quality and unique gift, I have been fortunate enough to take on several paid and unpaid photography assignments with outstanding results since then including doing Karen’s own publicity photos. I cannot thank Karen enough for her ability to inspire me and instil confidence in my own ability, for her advice, guidance and support.”
DD – Amateur Photographer
"Karen was very diligent to everyone’s needs on the course and worked at a pace all could understand and follow. Very good knowledge of subject matter and delivered well. I would recommend to anyone wanting to use Karen as a career coach or training."DKB, PEER MENTOR, CHANGE STEP
"Attend Karen’s coaching workshop. I would recommend this workshop to anyone wanting to improve their skills This was a very interesting workshop which inspired and empowered me."NM, SENIOR TRAINING CO-ORDINATOR, ARFON DWYFOR TRAINING
"I received excellent coaching skills given by Karen. I met some wonderful people during this time with amazing experience. I learnt a lot about myself during this course all the thanks to Karen. The course had a good resource book which I can adapt to any situation. Thank you again Karen"LD, CAB VOLUNTEER
"I met Karen a number of months ago. At that time i was recovering from an operation and was unemployed. My confidence and self esteem were at rock bottom. Karen helped me set realistic goals and showed me techniques such as mindfulness to help overcome my lack of confidence. Karen helped me see there was a way out, thanks to her help and mentoring i am now a different person from the shell of a person who first met Karen. At my lowest points I knew Karen was only a message away and was always on hand to offer support. Karen has changed my life for the better, sometimes you just need someone to point out the way forward and that is what Karen has done for me."NH, ADMINISTRATOR
Its important that business receives the support it needs to continue building our communities and create, not only employment opportunities but, encouraging business from other part of the UK to come to Wales. I felt very honoured and privileged to be a part of such an amazing event.