“Just one session enjoying Linda’s calm, measured and thought-provoking coaching style, enabled me to identify solutions to issues I have been grappling with for longer than I care to admit to. Linda has an amazing ability to get you to recognise solutions”
Paul Himple – HR Consultant
“Having coaching sessions through Bright Pink Dynamite/Brighter Changes has honestly been one of the most beneficial things I have ever done for myself. The whole process is so enlightening as it helps you uncover ways forward for yourself. Often we know the answers but they get lost; this is where coaching has been so powerful and has provided me with life long tools to help work through issues. It has been invaluable in helping me feel genuinely happier and healthier. If you really buy into the process, you get so much out of it and I can’t recommend Linda highly enough. I am very grateful that I was able to access this support to help me move forward.”
Jayne L- Teacher, Buckinghamshire
Linda’s approach to coaching really has to be experienced and it is hard to put into words what she does. She has that natural ability to put you at ease and helps you understand and explore the blockages to what you are trying to achieve or simply why we procrastinate rather than do! I would highly recommend Linda’s coaching.
Russell Downing – Commercial Energy Consultant
“Thank you so much, there was so much there to absorb and assess. It’s completely changed my POV to not simply “I need to make time for myself” but you’ve actually broken it down with ways to get there and reassessing goal making etc. It was honestly incredible and I feel a little lighter after it.”
Jess – Retail Manager, Manchester
“Linda has provided coaching support to me to over the last 6 months. Linda has focused my thoughts both on my strengths and development areas and constantly challenged me to make the changes I have set out to do. I have moved away from “I would like to do this” to “I will do this” to “I am doing this”. I am very grateful to Linda for coaching me to rediscover my best qualities and abilities which has benefitted both me and my business. I look forward to continuing to work with Linda. The journey isn’t over!”
“Wow, I’m not sure what I should write as Linda was awesome. Having been around for a while, I didn’t think Linda could help me. How wrong I was – several superlatives spring to mind. Calm, knowledgeable and professional. I enjoyed our time together and learnt so much. Linda helped me find solutions for which I am very grateful. Highly recommended”
“Linda at Brighter Changes is a professional guiding light to help anyone overcome their blocks and move forward in both their personal and professional lives. She really helped me cut through to the specific problem, focus and agree practical ways to improve it and helped me to answer some difficult, fundamental questions that have allowed me to move forward towards a happier future.
Despite the fact that my career was constantly writing objectives and strategies for major projects I had never done this seriously for my own life! I was at the stage of retiring from a full-time, full on career which had basically been on a continuous roller-coaster ride. Having started to ‘wind down’ I had the time to realise, what my friends had been trying to tell me for years, that there was a specific personal change I needed to make to ensure a peaceful and fulfilled next stage.
Linda helped me to drill down and focus on what the main issue was, steered me through writing a specific, clear goal and then discussed strategies on how to achieve it. This included understanding my own blockers far better. One of which was making assumptions – I always thought I was reasonably empathetic but I think this led to me making far too many assumptions re other peoples’ motives. Now I have an increased awareness of when I am making them and can question whether they are correct or not. This has helped me overcome most of the frustrations I had and led to me being far happier.”
Cheley Giles – Marketing Manager
“I have been fortunate to work with Linda as my coach and she has helped me enormously. I felt extremely comfortable during our discussions and found Linda to be very thorough, knowledgeable and caring in her approach. Her preparation was meticulous and the way in which she communicated and supported me was superb. She was interested in helping me develop and her ongoing support has been influential in helping shape my career.
I would have no hesitation whatsoever of recommending Linda to anyone. She is a credit to herself and to her profession. It has been a pleasure to have the opportunity of working with her and receiving her support. ”
“Thank you for your work with me! Our sessions have given me the self-confidence and courage to do what I have wanted to do at work for the past 3 years but not dared. With your ‘safety-net’ I have learnt to trust my instincts, my capabilities and take a leap of faith into the unknown. I have learnt to take a risk and change my life, my thinking. I have also learnt that I’m in charge of my own destiny and that I can handle whatever the future may hold. How exciting is that?!!! It’s scary too but not as frightening as living a life full of regrets, ‘what ifs’ and ‘if onlys’. Thanks again, Linda”
“Working with Linda was a very positive experience – I was slightly apprehensive at first but Linda soon put me at ease in her friendly and reassuring approach. Within no time at all she helped me see the challenges I was facing and encourage me to find ways of overcoming them. I really looked forward to our sessions and within a few weeks I felt so much lighter, so much more equipped in taking things forward and addressing issues. Linda made me feel empowered, confident and much more optimistic about the future. It was a pleasure working with her and I’d recommend her services to anyone looking to make positive changes in their life, or just to feel more able to deal with life’s complexities.”
“My one-to-one coaching sessions with Linda have helped me to discover what is truly important to me. The sessions have been challenging, yet inspirational. I found my coach warm, caring and passionate about helping me to move forward, especially in my personal life. I have to admit that I was a little sceptical at first; why not just chat with friends? But working with a trained professional with no personal agenda is all about YOU. You learn a lot about yourself and your goals and this can empower you and put you back in control of your destiny. Thank you.”
“I have found the time we have spent together valuable. Coming to terms with having survived two strokes, coping with the consequences and living with the very real risk of further brain injuries, has been rather challenging. I have found spending time with Linda valuable in that the process is enabling me to ‘confront’ the reality of my circumstances and move forward. I have felt very comfortable and able to share thoughts and feelings openly in Linda’s company. I know this is testament to Linda’s approach. I value the genuine ‘sounding board’ experience that she provides.”
Harvey B – Consultant
“Linda was very welcoming and very encouraging. She quite quickly put me at ease. Together we went right back to basics and explored what I enjoy and what I’d really like to do if there were no ‘if’s’ and ‘buts’ involved (and most importantly, didn’t laugh at all of my barmy ideas!). The structure of the meetings and the tasks in between really helped me focus on what to look for and work out where I wanted to go. And Linda’s encouragement and intuitive understanding of my thoughts and skills were extremely reassuring.
I particularly appreciated Linda’s ability to see me as a whole human being and not just a cog in the wheel. Her approach helped me to value my own worth and all the skills I already have, and not focus on where I come up short. I enjoyed the tailored homework tasks and the deadlines to complete them by – nothing is so motivating as a deadline. I also particularly appreciated how well Linda managed to consolidate our conversations and reflect on them in our following session. It really made me feel heard.
The coaching experience was very worthwhile for me, and I have recommended career coaching, and specifically career coaching with Linda, to several friends”
Alice Williams – Postdoctoral researcher
“I had never considered coaching but after meeting Linda at a networking group, I decided to give it a go. Linda was very welcoming, easy to speak to and very professional without losing that personal touch. I found it incredibly beneficial and I’m looking forward to our next session.”
Dave Southby – IFA
“I happened to have a session with Linda discussing a problem I was having and she was able to really challenge me and my thinking and enabled me to create an action plan to move forwards. I would highly recommend Linda to anyone thinking about coaching services. She is excellent at what she does!”
“Working with Linda has been a fantastic experience. She has taught me a lot about myself and the reason I do things and been able to support me in changing for the better to gain the outcome I really want. Thank you so much for your help.”
Tracy Y – Teacher, Northants
“I attended a Saturday morning workshop run by Linda, and have been absolutely staggered at what I learnt, and have then achieved as a result of just a few hours. Prior to going to the workshop I was feeling very low, and had absolutely no direction. I was concerned that I had made a lot of wrong decisions in my life, and all I really wanted to do was jump on a plane and escape to the other side of the world! Being in my mid twenties, I was quite depressed that I felt this way!
One of the exercises at the workshop was an instant help. Two months down the line, I have started my own business and have a plan in place that within a year I can plan when I will hand my notice in at my current company. As a result of starting my own business, much of my spare time is spent developing this but I have met some amazing people and have developed personally in a huge way. Two areas in my life are on the up and my whole life is a lot more positive. I am a lot more fun to live with now, and even when I have a bad day at work, I just focus on what I will do when I get home to build my own business.
I would never have thought that I could get so much out of 1 morning, and since the workshop I think daily about my ‘Wheel of life’ and what I need to keep doing to keep it rolling smoothly! Thank you so much Linda, you have refocused my energy! I hope this doesn’t sound too OTT, it is genuinely from the heart though. Many thanks”
Linda! You made a difference!
I have finally found a job I love. I AM MAKING A REAL DIFFERENCE to peoples’ lives and those of their families.
You told me all along I could do it, even when I didn’t really believe deep down I could, so thank you thank you thank you!!
As a result of all this, I have more time at home, my relationship is stronger than ever, and I can’t remember the last time I felt anxious or stressed over a work related matter! I’m in a much better place mentally and feel all the better for it. So again, thank you.
Robb K – Professional Carer, Northamptonshire
“It was so much more helpful than I expected it to be as I was a bit sceptical to start with, but I’m very glad I gave it a go!”
M.M. Met Police
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HS Police officer
“Working with Linda was pivotal in helping me land a job. Having graduated during Covid-19 with uncertain economic times, I was dreading beginning the process of job hunting. I did not know where to begin. However, weekly meetings with Linda allowed me to regain motivation, break down application processes, figure out possible career paths, create great CVs and cover letters and produce a step by step plan for success. Linda is not only caring, friendly and encouraging but also an excellent careers advisor. Working with her made job applications 10 times easier and I was able to secure a job relatively quickly considering these unprecedented circumstances. I could not recommend Linda enough to anyone who is unsure about their career or struggling with job applications. She is an expert at helping you identify and correct those minor details which makes all the difference when it comes to standing out to potential employers. Linda is extremely supportive and easy to contact, always only a text or phone call away. She is the main reason why I have been able to find my dream grad job in such a short period of time. I cannot thank her enough. A true life saver!”
Ashwin S – Computing Technical Consultant, Buckinghamshire
“I can’t believe how much of a difference just one session has made to my life. I focused and have made some promising inroads into a problem I saw no way out of. Thanks a million.”
“Linda from Bright Pink Dynamite/Brighter Changes came along to speak to our coaching group, South Midlands Coaching Central, giving a fascinating talk on her Masters Degree research in Coaching. Linda had surveyed many coaches in order to complete her research, and shared her results openly with us. What was amazing was how Linda was able to delicately open up some challenging and hotly-debated coaching topics, which she handled with complete ease and objectivity. Linda covered coaches’ views on the necessity of coaching qualifications, supervision, training organisations and coaching associations. Linda delivered the session in a warm, friendly and informative manner, bringing a great depth of knowledge to some tricky subjects, whilst being balanced and objective throughout. Thank you Linda, and feel free to come back and speak another day!”
Rachael McNidder – LinkedIn recommendation
“Having my coaching from Linda was honestly life changing. I was unsure on how it would help me at first, but the techniques I have learnt are transferable to so many other elements in my life and I really do feel like a new me. I cannot thank Linda enough for the opportunity she gave me. I feel confident and in control of any situation and learnt vital skills to implement to me every day life to keep me focused and on track with little fear of not knowing what to do in certain situations, all through the coaching that Linda gave me. Thank you once again Linda I am beyond glad that I decided to get in touch with you because I can’t see myself looking back now x “
Arian B – Teacher,