Conflict coaching can be useful in a variety of circumstances, including conflicts in the workplace, relationships, community disputes, family disagreements, or business conflicts as well as with internal conflicts. I can work individually or with couples and groups.
Are you finding it hard to have a conversation with someone? Do you feel disempowered and often in the wrong ? Are you overwhelmed with unresolved conflict which leaves you feeling despondent and unhappy?
Over the last 25 years I have been working with people affected by conflict, and have training and experience in many areas of conflict transformation. I have facilitated workshop around the world in ‘difficult dialogue’, ‘storytelling’ , ‘making peace with the enemy’, ‘resolving conflict, and ’empathic peace-building skills’. I also work as a Restorative Justice facilitator and with restorative justice processes..
I act as a confidential listener, helping you to see the situation from all perspectives and supporting you to consider options, and help you to come up with a plan of action to deal with the conflict. Sometimes it is easy to think we have two options, blame someone and be unkind, or blame ourselves and do nothing. Instead there are many options we can learn so that we can challenge behaviour whilst allowing the dignity of both parties, we can share the impact of another’s behaviour without making them ‘bad’. I can help you prepare for the difficult conversation and to rehearse a conversation so that you are prepared with confidence to have the conversation. I can also facilitate the conversation which means there is more chance of everyone being heard.
‘Speaking with you has immensely helped me to look at the issues I face in a very different light. You have always come from a place of compassion and a sense of spirituality, but have been very helpful in giving me practical advice. Our conversations have been very enriching and insightful but also there is a certain ease about them and that is due to your incredibly humble presence. I have always felt a bit more peaceful after every conversation. Thank you for supporting me and being there as a guide and a friend
One of Jo’s MANY gifts is helping people with difficult conversations…and I cannot recommend her enough. She has helped me with an ongoing conversation and I never fail to be deeply touched by her caring and wisdom. Jo has an incredible knack of using a few simple words to totally shift the direction of conversation to a place of resolution or acceptance, to calm the situation, to help me see clearly and to reclaim my power. Her gentle yet powerful enquiry can turn things around in a moment. All things I am usually quite adept at – but sometimes when it is someone too close to home I can find myself lost re how to respond.
Elaine Harrison, Author Coach & PR
I have been working with individuals to support them take charge of their conflict and find their own gifts, looking and identifying patterns which take our power away. We may not have choice with what happens to us but we have complete choice with how we respond once we have the support and help.
The pain of betrayal and loss can be hard to heal and I will walk with you as you take the steps which will heal the past and bring you to a different future. When we are hurt, the need to blame someone or something is understandable yet this does not bring us the healing we are after. I will support you in breaking the cycle of revenge and making choices which work for you. If this resonates then do send me a message and I will give you a free 15 minute session to see if we can work together.
Sessions may help you:
Take responsibility as you move from being a victim to being victorious
Become empowered to trust yourself.
Nurture your self worth and grow in confidence
Develop emotional intelligence
Creating healthy boundaries
Transforming pain into compassion
Be a better listener
Become more empathetic
Looking after yourself better
Become skilled in conflict transformation
Be able to say No and learn how to challenge behaviour without blaming.
How the session will be?
Individual and tailored to your needs
A session begins with me listening to you in a non judgemental way, once you feel heard and acknowledged, we will move to looking at how you respond to your conflict. We will look at what are your triggers and how can you empower yourself to not be triggered, what part of the conflict belongs to the other person. Once you are clear what you need to change we will talk about strategies in bite size small steps. It is your journey and I am there to walk with you as you make these changes in your life.
One session on Skype or zoom is £50
Four Sessions are £180 and include email support between sessions.
Jo has supported me to change deeply held patterns that have kept me in difficult relationships for many years. I have felt her empathy for me in the struggles I face. She has been a supportive presence standing beside me, encouraging me as I have taken each step towards the changes I want to make. She has helped me to learn from events as they have unfolded and to see the positive in each step, even when it has felt like a ‘mistake’ or a backwards step. Jo has an ability to spot unhealthy patterns and a gift to reflect them back with honesty and sensitivity. She has helped me stay on track, lovingly reminding me I am important and worth listening to. I always feel strong and empowered after my sessions with her. I think the quality of her listening is rare. It’s crystal clear.