"We talked through four sessions which I found thoroughly inspiring and helpful. I took careful notes after each session and when I go back now from time to time, I see the genuine in-depth analysis which you provided.
Nina Simone once said: Freedom means having no fear. Sometimes onstage, she added, she would reach that kind of state. How do you free yourself from fear? This speaks mountains to me in relation to my own work as an advisor. I often have fears hovering over me along the many steps there are in the acquiring works of art for a private collection. Working alone adds another layer of vulnerability. Having shared with you my experiences, you were able to pin-point areas which I could give greater reflection. Pronounce those issues which I dared to pronounce and ask myself more questions as to why I was avoiding these sore areas.
I felt a sincere kindness in your approach which over the hour created an encouragement for me to be kinder to myself. In the hectic inside chaos of the art world, we can quickly spin into forgetting what grounds us & more importantly, why we are driven to love working in the arts".
Sarah J McDonald, Contemporary Art Advisor & Curator, Paris, France
"The three sessions we had were really beneficial for me because it allowed me to reflect on my career. I felt very motivated after each session and I was able to gain confidence in myself. I am now more assertive about what I want and don't want".
Léa Sitbon, Sales Researcher, White Cube Gallery
“Working with Jade was particularly useful in a time of transition for me. Our conversations were essential in helping me identify my strengths, weaknesses and fears in a subtle manner. She encouraged me to work with and around them to become (or aspire to become) a more well-rounded professional and strive in a professional setting to the best of my ability.
Building on my past professional experience, she helped me gain my confidence back. Her personal experience was essential in this process, as she built on her knowledge of and past work in the creative industry to identify what was right or wrong both in my performance and behaviour and in that of my past and future employers. In my experience, the two tended to meld together, thereby increasing my feeling of failure. As such, her experience was a true asset and necessary tool.
While being highly knowledgeable and experienced, Jade only referred back to her personal experience when necessary and in very adapted contexts. She did not seek to reproduce any pattern and adopted a very individual, tailored approach.”
RL, Account Executive, A R T Communication + Brand Consultancy, Berlin
"Having someone to coordinate your thoughts away from the negative and help you to see your situation in perspective does help remove you from the natural feeling of stagnation and frees up the mental block 'of how to move forward'".
Adam Dix, Artist, London
"Jade has helped me focus on who I am and with time, my research has become more aligned with my core beliefs. This has been a tremendous breakthrough for me. I have also begun to question what it means to 'value' oneself in a demanding career as an academic."
Higher Education Academic, Hampshire
"When I first sat down with Jade over four months ago, I knew I was not where I wanted to be. I had no focus; my head was spinning from my many challenges and difficulties and I really couldn't see the wood for the trees. Jade, with her calm and friendly manner, helped me hone right down and identify small but very tangible changes that I could make to improve my health and wellbeing and from there I haven't looked back.
I have had counselling, CBT and attended the eight week mindfulness course and all of these have helped me but Jade has managed to help bring all of what I've learnt together, along with my meditation and yoga practices, and as a result, four months on, I feel stronger and much more in control.
If you, like me, are a bit lost and either want or need something that you can't quite put your finger on, then Jade could really help you to find the clarity you need to see what your goals really are and how you can achieve them".
T. Alevropoulos, Teacher, SENCO, Windsor
"Before meeting Jade I was at a point in my life where I felt I wasn’t achieving my personal goals. Life was “have to” rather than “want to”. I felt each day was disappearing too fast and becoming too repetitive. I had never considered life coaching but a friend suggested I give it a go. I connected with Jade and I instantly realised what a life coach can help me achieve. Jade made me feel at ease with her warm demeanor. She was very easy to talk to and helped me look for solutions.
Jade has helped me achieve the personal goals I was hoping for by equipping me with a new and positive approach to life. Her pragmatic and meaningful advice has really helped me view things differently. I will be putting into practice what I learnt from these sessions on a daily basis.
I highly recommend Jade to those looking to try life coaching".