what coaching has meant for my clients
“I met with Tracy just as I was returning to work from maternity leave and I wanted to reflect on what my next steps were. I had underestimated the impact this life change would have on my world view and I needed to process what this meant. Tracy was just the right coach for me. She balanced a gentle approach as I navigated some difficult topics with some straight talking and challenges to provoke my vision of the future. The perfect blend to help me feel unstuck. I am forever grateful for my sessions with Tracy as she has helped me take some bold steps and begin to live the life I have dreamed of.”
“Tracy is a wonderful coach. She is knowledgeable, empathetic, intuitive and non-judgmental, which created a perfect environment for me to dive into my own personality. I have discovered patterns and reasons behind my fears and feel much more equipped to deal with them for the future. My confidence at my own abilities has significantly improved and my recent speech in front of the whole company is the best evidence of that. I have made an important change in the right direction. Thank you…so much.”
Anonymous, Bourne End
“Tracy is friendly and easy to talk to, straightforward and practical. I’ve found my sessions with Tracy invaluable following my return to work after maternity leave. Tracy has helped me to identify my new core values (which have shifted following my daughter’s arrival) and helped me realise what values my work habits are meeting (not necessarily those I should be focused on!).”
“I was lucky enough to win three sessions with Tracy James from Bright Yellow Coaching. I found them incredibly useful and Tracy has amazing people skills. She immediately put me at my ease. Working with Tracy has helped me to reflect on my busy working and family life - whereas in the past, I felt as though I couldn't say "no" to any work projects, I now realise that I can and that has been tremendously empowering. As a result of our meetings I have been able to create more space in my life and pave the way for a better work life balance in the future. Most importantly, I have learnt to say "no"....”. Anonymous, Bucks
"Tracy provided me with two coaching sessions recently to establish goals I wanted to reach and to instigate changes in my life. This was not about looking for therapy, more about achieving my future aspirations.
I was in a long term (12 years) full time job that I was very comfortable with but reaching a stage in my life when decisions had to be formulated about my future.
I was quite nervous to be honest as I wasn’t sure what can of worms might be opened, but Tracy gently managed to open me up to start discussing a possible new direction - drawing out my dreams and making them more of a potential reality. Having spent 17 years totally focussed on my family and ensuring the mortgage was paid, it was a relief to be able to open up and think about what I really wanted!
I now feel excited about the future instead of resigned to just ‘paying the bills’. Everything was completely non-judgemental and confidential and I would most definitely recommend Tracy to help you find your direction." Leanne Fisher, Account Director, Marlow
"Tracy's approach ensures she gets to the heart of the matter. Asking insightful questions and her straight talking observations really moved my thinking on and challenged me in a way that suited my style. As a result, I achieved my outcomes and Tracy always left me feeling positive as she helped me unblock things that I've been stuck on for a while." Alison Durkin, AJD Coaching
"Tracy has an impressive background and her experience allows her to empathise with the pressures, politics and obstacles of the modern workplace. Tracy has a friendly yet challenging approach which pushes you to reflect and explore areas you would have otherwise ignored or avoided. Her sense of humour and bubbly personality help put you at easy almost immediately, enabling a productive coaching session full of takeaways and action points. The experience was thought-provoking and refreshing, and I would highly recommend her services." Gemma Dalmau, Coach
“Tracy is a powerful and empathetic coach who communicates confidently and directly. She is able to create trust and intimacy by having an open and non judgmental presence. She allowed me to fully express myself and created a respectful and comfortable space where her coaching could be both challenging and supportive. I found the experience of being coached by Tracy to be energising and thought provoking. Throughout the sessions Tracy created rapport very quickly. She stayed on my agenda, even when it was messy and she helped me create a clear goal for each session. She was creative and was happy to explore with me to find different outcomes when I wanted to be less task orientated. I learnt a lot about how I would like to coach, and benefited hugely as Tracy helped me to move on in my thinking and to challenge my own beliefs and assumptions.” Anonymous, Brighton
“When I was first recommended life coaching I was incredibly skeptical, it sounds very flowery and I thought if I didn’t like counselling I wouldn’t find it useful. But I took a leap of faith with Tracy and am so pleased I did. Her approach is fantastic and completely tuned to you and what you want from your session. She supports you in finding your own answers and setting your goals, nothing feels forced.
I would recommend Tracy to anyone, she has guided me through a very difficult period in my life and although there is still a way to go, I would not be where I am without her.”
Anonymous, High Wycombe
“You created a friendly and comfortable setting for openness and honesty. I was able to talk openly about myself and I always felt in control of what was going on in our session. Our talk was structured but allowed flexibility to explore specific aspects. It was a good mix of asking questions and exploring answers.In the time we had we achieved a realistic amount and I feel that the objective was met. You gave me lots of food for thought and an informal action plan to take away. Overall I was very happy with the session and the outcome, and its now up to me to make something out of the thoughts and ideas we developed together, although I suspect it might take me a while to find the right opportunities.” Anonymous, Berkhamsted