Working with Viv was an absolute pleasure. I didn’t really know what to expect from coaching but Viv did a wonderful job at explaining what she could offer and putting me at ease instantly. We worked together over the course of a few months and during that time I learnt more about myself than I ever thought possible. I became more confident and sure of myself and what I could achieve. Viv was very supportive, non-judgemental and honest. She also has a great sense of humour so the sessions were always a lot of fun. I saw the coaching from Viv as an investment in my future. Without it I would probably still be going along with the same old, same old but with Viv’s help I have learnt to step out of my comfort zone, try new things and this has made me much more positive about my future.

Michelle Simpson – Support Worker Officer – 8.6.12

The life coaching sessions I received from Viv gave me the push I needed to head in the direction I wanted.

I have struggled with depression and drug addiction since I can remember, Viv supplied me with the tools I needed to start to overcome these problems.

After having these sessions I can happily say for the first time in around 15 years I don’t feel dependant on drugs to get me through the day. I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel and life is starting to become enjoyable again.

Thank you so much Viv, for your help, for listening and for your patience.

Sam Johnson (Aged 28) – 20.11.18

We at St George’s Crypt have known of Viv’s work for over 10 years. As an organisation working with homeless and disadvantaged people, we have many clients who we could see potentially could gain real benefit from Viv’s life coaching skills.

We were delighted over a year ago to ask Viv to work with a number of our residents in one of our hostels. Viv’s very empathic style and her ability to listen and encourage has been of great value to our residents. There is no doubt that this kind of work was very important in contributing towards developing self-esteem and confidence and – in turn – to helping our residents to take that important step towards successful resettlement.

I would have no hesitation at all in recommending Viv – she is a thoroughly excellent professional practitioner.

Martin Patterson, Head of Fundraising and PR, St Georges Crypt – 12.6.13

Dear Viv, I am writing to thank you for giving me the opportunity of meeting with you and helping me to understand myself much better and believing in myself that I can be what I want to be if I just believe that I can do it.

The sessions I had with you were of immense value to me. They taught me how to express myself and be able to speak freely and talk to people with confidence. From attending your sessions they have helped me to be self motivated and believe in myself and I would be able to achieve my goals if I put my mind to it and just think positive just like you helped me gain. Positive thinking helps the situation and you can make change in your life if you really want to and be positive. There will be a positive outcome if I just trust and have faith in my learning and goals to go forward.

By having one to one coaching sessions with you, you have influenced me to achieve my career targets for a brighter future ahead of me and also put me on the right path to success by setting me weekly goals and targets to achieve. By coming to sessions I have been a lot more motivated and confident to go to college and complete my course to go to university and open my career path choices.

You are a very fun and easy person to talk to and always have time to listen and hear me out without passing judgement on a situation. I have found these session really helpful and would like to thank you again for helping me over the sessions we have had together which I have enjoyed a lot. I look forward to meeting you every week at my coaching sessions with you as I can talk to you and know that what is said between us stays between us which gave me the trust and belief in you.

Many Thanks. Yours Sincerely. Monique Bassue

Monique Bassue (Aged 18 years) – Young Person part of ‘No to Knives’ Campaign with The Royal Armouries, Leeds

Thanks so much. We are seeing the true Mark again. He had such a lucky escape. Thanks Viv for your help. He is gaining a lot from the sessions. Just want you to know that we are so grateful and glad he is continuing.We recognised a jewel in you! Thanks.

E and G (parents of son aged 26 years who came for coaching) – 7/6/11

For anyone out there who needs to give their life more direction, redefine their goals and develop a more positive outlook to life then I have to really recommend a course with Viv. It has certainly been a life changing experience for a member of my family and has been worth every penny. Viv is fantastic so go for it!

ER – Deputy Head Teacher – 13/6/11

Viv was recommended by a friend. I did not know what to expect when I decided to attend. Viv helps to put a goal in place and then sets manageable targets to help you achieve this. I would thoroughly recommend anyone attends who is facing challenges in their life. It did me the world of good. Thankyou

MR (Aged 27years) – 8.7.11