I had the pleasure and benefit of working with Catherine and UpShift Coaching as part of my personal plan to get the much needed coaching as I embarked on a journey of leaving corporate life behind.
I worked with Catherine for 4 months prior to my final day in corporate life.
Needless to say I was nervous about leaving the world of deadlines, deliverables, daily pressures and the need to achieve every day behind, after all that is all I have ever known and like most of us in corporate life it does consume you and become you.
Catherine is a tremendous coach. She helped me see my new world and the possibilities of shifting from a world dominated by achievements to a new world enriched in fulfilling opportunities that synch up with my personal values.
She has a unique ability to ask those provocative questions that quite simply stopped me dead in my tracks causing me to reflect about what is important to me and how these deeply rooted values could shape this new world of mine. She has given me a tremendous kick-start into this new phase of life and with her help I face it not with fear, trepidation or ambiguity but with a sense of direction, wonder and a ‘world of possibilities’ mindset.
Catherine – awesome job couldn’t have gotten this far on the road to change without your careful guidance, insights and those “questions”.
Thanks and will be in touch.
I think all of us are in a transition. Some are perhaps more obvious than others. I had a big one: Lost my mother so unexpectedly and I was devastated. Catherine helped me make the transition. She is a very good listener and helped me see things from a very different perspective.
In addition, she helped my personal development and pushed me to review my interactions with my peers, leaders and direct staff and make substantive changes in how I engage with them. I have never had coaching help before and I strongly recommend Catherine. Her coaching was invaluable!
Catherine helped me look at situations, both personal and professional, through a more objective lens. Her ability to listen and provide a different narrative than the one I presented helped show me things as they really were and not from a personally biased viewpoint. The whole experience was very beneficial and Catherine was a wonderful and calming voice during a difficult time.
Catherine has a unique ability to help someone see outside of their current situation and take the long view. When I was at a particularly challenging career juncture, she helped me feel more comfortable with taking on a risk I needed to take to transition to another sector. Now I find myself much happier and can’t imagine going back.
Catherine is very professional and always made me feel comfortable. Throughout my sessions I was able to see things from different perspectives and gain valuable tools that have helped me to this day with my business and personal life. The value of what I learned exceeded my expectations. Everyone who I have referred to Catherine as a result of my experience has come out of their sessions feeling the same way.
Catherine possesses that wonderful combination of empathy and professionalism that makes for a great coach. She led me along my journey of self-discovery…and for that, I will be eternally thankful.
I have found the approach of Catherine Osborne to be of a significant value to me in terms of dealing with directional and operational issues, which arise from time to time in terms of my practice as well as other personal goals. My experience is that Catherine is an understanding clear thinking individual who is a good listener and is also excellent in helping one to focus on the issues at hand. Practicing on my own I have found the experience to be very helpful and beneficial for my needs and would certainly recommend the experience.
At first I was skeptical how coaching would help, but I figured I had nothing to lose, but once we started I felt really comfortable talking with Catherine and learned some useful tools to use in my new position.
Thank you for helping me to open my eyes and begin living fully again.