Testimonials from small businesses
“Anna Davis has been my coach for a couple of months so far; thanks to her guidance I have learned to aim for more than I have ever dared to wish for, in other words, follow my dreams by overcoming the voices screaming “IMPOSSIBLE!” every time I wanted to follow my inner calling. My business started to florish immediatelly after I chose to oppose them – I got my priorities right and allowed myself to make a plan on achieving them. This gave me the necessary self-confidence. Anna helped me open the door I was afraid even to touch and showed me how to use my own wisdom to lead me to my dreamt-off goal. I am a much happier and healthier person now than ever before. What a blessing to have met her!” Marketa Steinerova, Performing arts business, Edinburgh
“I was sure that I wanted to continue running my own business, but felt like the honeymoon period was over and I could not continue to ‘muddle along’. I felt anxious and confused.
With Anna’s help I clearly defined my goal and thought about different ways to achieve it. Anna challenged me to think beyond what I was doing. Suddenly I found myself coming up with loads of ideas for products that I didn’t even know I had! It really felt like I was opening a door to a place I didn’t know existed. I wanted and needed to diversify. Anna encouraged me to set out the actions needed to keep taking small steps forward. She helped me to create a long-term plan which will keep me motivated and moving forward beyond the coaching sessions.
In the past few months I have made huge progress in my thinking and in my confidence. It was a revelation to realise that my goal is different to what I thought it was! I have greater confidence and am passionate about the ideas I have for different products. I feel that I am in control of my business and am prepared to take full responsibility for it. I feel positive and enthusiastic about the future!” Claire Burrell, Food Monsters
Confidence booster with business & personal coaching
“When I first spoke with Anna, I had just left a career with a lot of pressure, and was uncertain of my whole life. I didn’t even know what it was I enjoyed doing and wasn’t sure I had ever known, because I had spent so long doing what I thought I *should* be doing, or what other people wanted. I felt constricted and tied down, and yet afraid to even try to fly. Many books tell you to ‘First set your goal; think about what you would *really* love to do, etc’ and I felt a failure because I couldn’t even do that.
After my very first session with Anna, I felt inspired. I even had a goal that meant something to me! I don’t know how she does it, but she manages every time to encourage and motivate and to leave me with actions that I really can achieve and that move me forward. She was also able to help me articulate very tangled thoughts and feelings in a way I would not have thought possible, especially over the phone.
I have more confidence, I am aiming much higher than I ever thought possible, and I am looking forward to using the tools that Anna has left me with because I know that they work.” Gillian, Lighthouse consultancy
“Procrastination buster was an eye opener. Anna posed questions that helped me understand why I put things off and that has made a huge difference both at home and at work.” Susan, Edinburgh
“Tools for handling procrastination were a big help and I’ve already put them to good use to achieve some important tasks I had been putting off.” Sharon, Edinburgh
Business and personal coaching
“You gave me great focus on what my next steps in life and business were to be and I achieved several steps even during those few weeks. I now know where my path lies and feel more confident to face the future with positive baby steps having being directed by you.
It was interesting to do the life coaching with my two team members and it certainly cemented our relationships greatly too. We keep in touch constantly continuing to support each other. It is comforting to know that you are still there for a quick word or indeed more sessions in the future.I feel we have a great rapport and lovely friendship too which I thoroughly appreciate.” Rosie, Phoenix cards