Sunday, 31 July 2016


Welcome to my Seed Coach blog where I share lots of inspiring news, ideas and freebies for you to grow your goals and dreams into reality. 

Wherever you are in your life now and what ever you wish to create for yourself, there is a way for you to live the best possible life for you whilst fulfilling your potential. You begin by planting the seed, watering it with positive thoughts and meditations and watch as it grows into something tangible and real in your life.

Everything has to start somewhere however big, so begin now even if it's just visualising your intentions. Energy follows intention, so the more attention you give to your dreams the more they blossom. Imagine your life like a garden and you are growing different parts of it; whether it's your career, your relationship, self-development or spirituality, your home or your family; each part is vital for the harmony of the whole. What do you wish to plant? Take your time. Be patient as the shoots develop and one day you will celebrate your harvest.

Good luck and happy dreaming!

The Way of Spirit

Following the way of spirit is no different from setting out on any journey. First we decide to take the journey, then we prepare and then we commit. When we start out on a path we have a goal in mind, we know where we are aiming for, but we don't know what will meet us on the way. We take with us those resources that can help ease out journey and we may also have a companion, but we are still open to pausing as and when we need to. We are committed, yet we don't know what challenges or riches the course will bring us. We prepare. We have an idea, yet when we encounter challenges we may feel like giving up and turning back.

So it is when we decide to follow the way of spirit. Some inner calling propels us in a particular direction. We do not know what or who will meet us our way, but we keep going. This is a choice. Once we have made it, all of life falls in with our choice. If we change our mind, we also change our course. When we turn back we also turn back our life experience. However, if we commit to seeing things through to the end, we empower our self to participate no matter what meets us. We make the goal more important than the obstructions that appear on the way. We then allow our self to be present to what is and hold a clear intention for where we aim. This strengthens our courage and determination.

Getting too stuck in wanting something to be a certain way means we may never receive the gift of commitment. Commitment isn't simply arriving; its the depth of experience in getting there. It is all the relationships, the scenery, the learning, the emotion and the integration as we participate in the whole journey. The journey is the way. It brings us the pattern of our life and there are no short cuts. The way of spirit includes being present in the moment of what is being gifted to us right now, allowing it and welcoming the time that it takes. Then we know our spirit.

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Why come for Life Coaching?

"Every achiever that I have ever met says 'My life turned around when I began to believe in me'."        (Dr Robert Schuller. Minister and Author.)

Perhaps you have already achieved quite a lot in your life or perhaps you have big dreams and have yet to make them a reality. You have evolved and grown and there are aspects of your life you enjoy, yet there’s something niggling that doesn’t let go – some small seed within you wants to grow and you’re not sure how. You may feel stuck or demotivated or simply tired because all of your energy has been going elsewhere. Now you want to focus on you and transform your life into one that is fulfilling, amazing and meaningful. You want to experience your own inner connection, to express your full creativity and feel successful in a way that has meaning for you. You want to do more of what you love in life and to feel you are waking the dream. You want to feel empowered to be who you are meant to be. 

Life coaching is you investing in you. The more you engage with the process, the more you get out of it. It isn’t a quick fix, though your first session can give you more clarity. However for real change, you need to commit to a period of time. You’ve given your time in getting where you are today, now you give your time to creating the new in your life and making what you want a priority. When you do this, there is also so much more you can contribute to others too, but now it is joyous natural giving and you are learning to truly trust yourself. Activate your life with hope, courage, faith and a belief in yourself. Take the first step by contacting me for a free Discovery session to start your new adventure on: 01647 441235 or email me via the Contact page.

Sunday, 27 December 2015

New Year! New You!

Now is a time when we reflect upon the previous year and consider how we might improve our future.  We can end up writing long lists of what we’d like to achieve and never get round to doing any of them. Other times we just not sure what we want. Sometimes we simply need the confidence and to take things one step at a time.

We all have dreams and aspirations, but sometimes we need help to make things happen. Life Coaching is a step-by-step way of developing your life positively and investing in yourself with skilled help so that you get the most out of it, fulfilling your potential and making shifts where you may feel stuck. Life Coaching helps you to explore your current life in relation to where you would like to be, clarify your goals and develop skills to reach them with the support of a coach. 

What do you want for 2016?
Would you like to feel confident that you are taking the steps towards it?
There are things you can do to begin:
·         Have a clear out, spring cleaning can help you feel clearer and makes space for the new
·         Try a new course to stimulate your creativity and confidence
·         Write down 3 things you are grateful for each day
As a life coach and therapist I have over 20 years’ experience helping clients to achieve positive change. There are many types of coaching of which life coaching is the most popular, but whatever area of your life you wish to improve upon, whether it’s a new career or that spark in you that gives you real enjoyment and passion, achieving personal or professional goals, improving relationships, finding a new direction or really expanding on where you are now, it can help. 

“Katheryn has given me the gift of believing that I can achieve anything in my life. I’m leaving behind old limitations and belief patterns and reaching for the stars!” (Teacher, Devon)

I offer a complimentary Discovery session so you can find out if you would like to try life coaching for your self. Take the first step and call me today to find out more on 01647 441235.

Friday, 13 November 2015

The Power of Self-Confidence

Self confidence is something we all desire to feel yet it can be elusive and open to conjecture. We crave self-confidence because it makes life easier, it gives us energy, we exude attractiveness when we have it and it makes us feel good. In the dictionary 'confidence' is described as 'firm trust, confidence in one's self or ones chances, enterprising temper, freedom from apprehension, assurance of manner.' Yet, it is possible for some to appear confident without actually feeling it.

So what is self- confidence? The following may give you an idea:
  • An innate quality of certainty
  • A passion for what you are doing
  • Inner security
  • Self value
  • An expression of natural gifts
  • Faith in your abilities
  • Knowledge about what you are doing or speaking about
  • Experience
  • Self belief
  • Assurance
  • Freedom from doubt
If this represents self-confidence, what is confidence not?

It is not:
  • Acting as if you are better than others or feeling it!
  • False bravado - it is a natural feeling as an outcome of something about you
  • About stepping on others toes or making them feel less so you can feel more
  • Based on ego
  • Boastful
  • Needing you to push others out of your way to get what you want or being overly competitive
  • Arrogance
Self-confidence is an inner feeling of certainty about who you are, what you do and what you have to offer the world. If you want to create your dreams you need self-confidence. Self-confidence helps you to feel naturally attractive. It  gives you a more positive and optimistic outlook on life. It has an innate charm and power and allows you to feel a sense of self-reliance. In order to feel more confident you need to have a strong and consuming desire for something and clarity and focus about what it is you wish to achieve. Your belief system has to help you to feel confident so changing your beliefs can transform your levels of self confidence.

In order to change beliefs that limit your level of confidence you need to look at what has undermined it. This can be several things:
  • Teachers or parents telling you that you could not do something or were stupid
  • Criticism from parents (or other authority figures)
  • Being constantly disappointed
  • Rejection or disapproval
  • Lack of money
  • Illness or stress
  • Fear
  • Feeling that no matter how hard you try you can't achieve something
  • Continuous self criticism or judgement
  • Comparing yourself to others
  • Guilt or self sabotage
  • A sense of failure
As an exercise think of 5 things that you would like to have or achieve in your life right now. Now consider what has prevented this so far - what has got in your way or prevented you from succeeding up to now? Take a look at the above list to give you some clues. Some areas will stand out for you.

Next, take 2 of the things you have listed and consider two ways you could accomplish them if you possessed the self confidence. Does this help you feel that you'd not only like self-confidence but that you could create it for yourself? What areas of your life would you like to feel more self-confidence? This could be in your relationships, your career, your finances, your home, self-development and spirituality, with your partner or perhaps health and well-being. There aren't really any areas of our life where we don't need to feel self-confident.

Life coaching can support you to find ways to plan and achieve your goals. It helps you to improve on your sense of confidence so that you feel more prepared and ready to fulfill them. It also facilitates you in eliminating negative thinking and deeply engrained patterns that hold you back. It is future focused so though it helps you to find why you have certain beliefs, it's main priority is to assist you in overcoming them. Life coaching supports you in becoming the best that you can be and assists you in getting on track, identifying what you want in life and going for it!

If you would like to take the Free Confidence Test to assess your level of confidence now please email me with your name requesting the test. It comes complete with tips and techniques to improve your self-confidence. You may also contact me for details of a half price coaching session to find out if you can benefit and improve your confidence through life coaching.

Creating your Life

Within each of us is a seed of inspiration - that spark that can lead to a brilliant idea, creative project or new exciting proposition. It is often hidden beneath our everyday busy routine lives and never given the light of day to grow, or buried beneath layers of self-doubt, lack of confidence and fear. With encouragement it is possible to find this seed and give it the time and attention it needs to grow something beautiful, fruitful, worthwhile and significant in your life.

It is not possible to create from a place of avoidance of pain, for example moving away from a sense of lack or loneliness. To aim for something because of a desire to escape pain creates resistance and limitation rather than acceptance and expansion. It can sometimes be the catalyst for transformation, but to desire something that comes as an impulse, a passion, an excitement brings a sense of possibility and opens the way to potentiality. This potentiality grows into opportunities that fluidly present themselves. The motivation then comes from an inner spirit rather than an outer demand.

From my own passion for helping people to find this inner spark and grow it in the world, I am setting up a Women's Support Group in Totnes, Devon. This group will meet every fortnight to support one another to create what we wish for in life. We will use different techniques and individual and group exercises to identify inherent gifts and talents and strengthen and ground purpose and potential.

The aim of the group will be to:
  • Move beyond limiting beliefs and patterns that keep us entrained with lack or struggle.
  • Remove blocks that sabotage our success.
  • Change the way we think so we are consciously focusing on what it is we wish to create.
  • Create effective ways of taking steps towards our dreams.
  • Change 'failure' into 'experience' and learn and move on.
  • Expand our view of life and tap into inner guidance to support our new vision for 2016.
  • See each persons desires as real for them.
  • Use visualisations and meditations to support our new creations.
I am particularly drawn to working with women at this time as I feel that women's innate gifts are especially needed in our world. If you are drawn to take part in this ongoing group take a look at the 'Events' section on the right of this page and register your interest or phone me for a chat on 01647 441235.

Katheryn Hope