Praise for Keith
“My life seemed like a tight bundle of thread that didn’t seem to have a beginning or end”
My life seemed like a tight bundle of thread that didn’t seem to have a beginning or end. It was so tightly jumbled that I couldn’t even see single threads. I was drained and exhausted. Through coaching with Keith I began to untangle my ball: we separated my career and relationships, I got very clear about what’s most important to me in these areas and in my life right now. I had to face a lot of emotions and it was hard for me at times, but Keith provided amazing space for all this to unfold. Very quickly the daily anxiety that consumed me significantly decreased. I felt more energized and calm. I started to make weighing decisions from the place of empowerment and courage instead of being paralyzed by fear. That feels so good! I’m truly grateful for the process that Keith took me through and I find this experience invaluable to go forward and keep creating the life that I fully enjoy and value. I can’t wait to see what’s there to unfold!
“I felt I needed direction and a concrete plan to do … something”
Before I started my coaching sessions with Keith, I was feeling a little lost in a few areas of my life. I felt I needed direction and a concrete plan to do... something.
I’d set some goals for our sessions – namely around relationships and being single, which were the base of all our sessions.
Keith took me through 4 coaching sessions in total, and throughout this journey, I realised that it wasn't being 'found' that I was in need of, but an increase in my feelings of self-esteem and self-worth. I'm generally a confident person, but my self-worth was being challenged in a few situations.
Keith helped me to address mental blocks, analyse past experiences, and package them together so that I could learn from them. I had about 3 a-ha moments where I'd realised why I behaved in certain ways - something that I wouldn't have concluded without Keith's guidance.
The most surprising thing at the end was when Keith read my initial goals back to me. I literally didn’t recognise the person that had written those words. Our 4 coaching sessions happened over the course of 6 weeks ... I’d changed so much. I became far more self-assured and at peace with myself.
It's not easy to open up to someone new, but Keith's gentle, non-judgmental questioning made it easy to be open and honest.
“I just seemed to hit a wall that I couldn’t seem to get past, my decisions were blurred and nothing went right for me”
I had started a new business and I just seemed to hit a wall that I couldn't seem to get past, my decisions were blurred and nothing went right for me.
I was given Keith’s phone number by a friend, who told me he could help. I couldn’t see how, but I rang, and by god was she right. Keith from the outset was very friendly and extremely challenging in his questioning (which I liked ). He helped me look at myself differently.
Keith has without doubt given me the confidence, clarity and encouragement needed to increase my business by more than 50% but more importantly Keith has discovered the real me. Happy and content.
Thank you Thank you Thank you
“Little did I know that I had been headed down the wrong path and this is why I had struggled so much in achieving my goals”
Let me start by saying Keith is the best. I had been looking for someone to help me make some difficult decisions in my professional endeavors. Little did I know that I had been headed down the wrong path and this is why I had struggled so much in achieving my goals.
Keith brilliantly helped me to see that, while helping me to sort through all of the crap in my life that had been keeping me from seeing the bigger picture.
I laid all of my burdens on Keith and he listened respectfully. I cried, we laughed, and he opened my eyes to the greater potential and possibilities in my life in respect to all of the things that I value the most.
Thanks to Keith, I was able to confidently pursue past career interests I had put on hold for so long because I had let the stress of life consume me: but not anymore.
Keith gave me valuable insight on concepts that will help me to push through road blocks that could distract me from my goal. No amount of words can express my overwhelming gratitude for the work that Keith has done with me to help maximize my efforts which will ultimately enable me to reach my goals in life and maybe even a little more.
“I was burnt out in my career and struggling with relationships”
Life Coaching with Keith helped me come unstuck! I was burnt out in my career and struggling with relationships and was struggling to work out what path to take. Keith helped me identify the environments in which I flourished professionally and personally and helped me confront the “what’s the worst that can happen?” scenarios in supportive way. He dealt with the gamut of emotions that came up in a sensitive but encouraging way and I felt he helped me develop a road map to move forward with.
A year later I am about to start the potential job of my dreams and I am much more content personally and professionally. I would thoroughly recommend Keith and won’t hesitate to go back to him in the future.
“I was completely stuck in a rut and did not know how to get myself out”
I met with Keith during a time in my life when I was completely stuck in a rut and did not know how to get myself out of it. I had always wanted to return to education but did not believe I had the ability and was unsure of what path to take. I was overwhelmed with stress and because of this was unable to make clear decisions.
From the moment I met Keith I was completely at ease and could chat openly with him. He knew what questions to ask me which enabled me to make clear decisions. I have now completed a one year course and have been accepted on a degree course in UCD which has been a lifetime ambition. Keith is warm, kind and understanding and I cannot recommend him highly enough.
“I never thought I was deserving”
I met Keith through a mutual friend that thought I could use a little help learning to deal with life situations a little differently. I cannot say enough how happy and thankful I am to meet such an amazing man!! From the moment I met him, I felt completely at ease and I knew right away that I could tell him anything without any judgement from him whatsoever!
He has a great ability to help you see what your deep seated issue are, and he has given me the techniques and confidence to face them head on. He has also helped me to learn that I am deserving of happiness as well and though it is great to help, love and take care of others, I have to also love myself!!!
A couple of the best things I have learned from working with Keith are, firstly, "Why not me?" I never thought that I was ever deserving of many things, and even though I can often give others great advice, it was difficult for me to apply that advice to myself. But when Keith asked me, "Why not you?", it really made me think about that more than I have ever thought before!
The other is learning how to look at things differently, and if needed, make the changes that will benefit me. Instead of defeating myself before I even try, I now stop, think and tell myself that I can change it, accept it or walk away. I am very happy to say that I have made tremendous strides and love myself more and more each day.
I could go on and on and list so many amazing things Keith has helped me accomplish, but I'll just share these few that have done wonders for me. I plan on continuing to talk to Keith for a long time and highly recommend him to my friends and family and anyone else. Thanks Keith for helping someone who thought they were a "lost cause" and showing and helping me know that I am worth it too!!
“There were certain things in my business I needed to be doing, that I knew I should be doing, and WANTED to be doing: but for whatever reason I just wasn’t.”
I worked with Keith on some motivation issues I was having. There were certain things in my business I needed to be doing, that I knew I should be doing, and WANTED to be doing: but for whatever reason I just wasn’t.
Keith helped me to get to the bottom of exactly what was going on, and really helped me put some structure in place to build and maintain momentum. He has a way of knowing exactly how to work with you, exactly what motivates and demotivates you.
And he worked FAST!
Keith is every thing a coach should be. A solid professional as well as an awesome guy.
“…when the busyness of life takes over and I can’t think straight”
Keith has been coaching me over the past year. I have used coaching to help me when the busyness of life takes over and I can’t think straight. Keith gives me the space to dissect a predicament until I find the reason for it in the first place.
Keith’s listening, questioning and passion for helping people reach their potential has helped me to figure out what it is I want from life and what steps I need to take me there. Keith has challenged me to goals that once would have scared me but by talking it through with Keith I leave the session feeling powerful and strong. Since Keith took me on as a client I am living life to my full potential!!
“A more successful and happy future”
I would like to say that Keith has helped me define my problems, change my focus to the positives and move on in a healthy and positive way, towards a more successful and happy future.
I am recommending him to some of my friends, especially for relationship coaching - something us women could really do with!
“Job unhappiness was seeping into the rest of my life”
Keith is a fantastic life coach, great fun to talk to and says as it is. He has the ability to really hone in on your issues and motivate you to make that change.
I came to Keith when I was feeling stuck in a rut really unhappy in my job and that unhappiness was seeping into other areas of my life. He encouraged me to look at my values in life and the things that are important to me. In matching the values I had in life to the values in the job I wanted to work at, it showed me that it is important to not go against what you really value in life.
Also he used useful exercises to focus the mind and to know that you can choose how to react to situations and have the ability within yourself to change that. I would highly recommend Keith if you are unsure where you are going in life and you need a few signposts to point you in the right direction and the map to get you there: Keith is your man!
“I was lost and floundering”
I completed college as a mature student and got the job I dreamed of immediately. This wonderful job finished on completion of my contract twelve months later and I was lost and floundering. I was unsure how I should proceed or in which direction to go in.
I met with Keith who listened to my concerns and over time, explored with me my values, my ideal job, how I could achieve this by setting my own goals. He gave me direction, purpose and most importantly the confidence to achieve my goals.
“I wanted to move away from my current career and getting the website going was an integral part of this transition”
I was struggling with getting started on a website I had been dreaming of, but I hadn't yet begun. I wanted to move away from my current career and getting the website going was an integral part of this transition.
I turned to Keith for support in overcoming my internal resistance. He helped me identify my values as the driving motivation to face my fears and get going on the project. I found it honest and encouraging to find it was normal to find this kind of change challenging and that it takes courage to step out and speak up in public.
As a result of our exchange I am now moving toward my goal of a website, one step at a time, and I look forward to launching the website soon.