from Yetunde Adelano on 02 Jul 2015
Working with Derval was a fun and insightful experience. I had just one session of life coaching, a very impactive session I must say. Derval provided a safe, comfortable and supportive environment for me to explore myself, ask probing questions and set goals. Her follow-up care was second to none, as soon as I started feeling uncertain, there was a text or an email of encouragement which helped to keep up my motivation. I feel I am now on the right path and not scared to explore. I am inspired to keep pushing my life forward in the direction that I have always desired. Thank you Derval!
from Christopher Smith on 16 Mar 2015
Derval provided me with tools to help me identify the drivers in my life, which during our ensuing discussions helped me to focus on the issues that really mattered during a time of crises in several areas. She is a good listener and asks pertinent but un-intrusive questions that helped me to see my issues from an outsider’s point of view. The conclusions drawn by following Derval's process helped me decide on the courses of action I wanted to take and reinforced my willpower to follow them through the inevitable low points, before reaping the benefits several months later. As my own ideas became clearer and as outside circumstances evolved, we were also able to accommodate change in the process. Before closing our coaching sessions, Derval also helped me to check that I was taking the course of action that I thought was best.
In addition to learning and applying an incisive process, I felt supported by a warm personality and a friendly and caring approach. Derval has contacted me twice since the end of the coaching to check on my progress and wellbeing.
It was a pleasure working with her and the ongoing turnaround in my fortunes is, as I wrote, related to the focus and strength I found then.
from Kelsey B. on 15 Jan 2015
I am writing this in great thanks for our coaching sessions. At the time we met I had been feeling stalled in my life professionally and personally for years. You got me out of my rut by showing me a different perspective and how to recognize my own objectives. Armed with those things, I have been refocusing my energy towards things that work and not batting my head against changing things that don’t.
During our sessions you asked thought-provoking and barrier-removing questions that helped me to recognize where I was closing doors to opportunities. It made me feel like I had gone from a one-lane, one-option road to a round-about. Also the envisioning technique worked great. I let go of some past ideas I was holding on to, and concretely “saw” my own objectives. So crucial to moving forward.
Thank you again for helping me start the changes in my life to get where I want to be. My best personal regards.
from Fabrice on 30 Dec 2014
Life coaching with Derval proved to be a decisive period in my life. It enabled me to ask myself the right questions and look at my situation in a new, clear and constructive way. Through pertinent questions, demonstrations and exercises, Derval leads you to think outside your box and provides you with the mental tools to get on top of your personal situation/problem. Thanks to Derval's insight and professionalism, I was able to make key life-changing decisions.
from Anne-Marie on 02 Dec 2014
I recently participated in some coaching and followed the Core Living workshop that Derval runs. It provided me with several new techniques to help reduce stress. The techniques were quick and easy to apply and since the workshop I have been able to use them in different situations with very good results. We worked also on the aspect of self-confidence which I found very useful. It was a really good day for me to take some time out and discuss what it is that I would like to change in my life and then put into place some objectives for making the changes happen. I left the workshop feeling very positive, with a renewed sense of energy and direction, ready to kick-start the changes I want to make. Thank you Derval!
from Maria on 13 Nov 2014
The individual coaching sessions I had with Derval were excellent. I loved her positive energy, genuine enthusiasm for life, and the way she gently pushed me to search for the answers I still hadn't found. Her very practical "let's-get-on-with-it" approach was just what I needed when I found myself at a crossroad in my life. Thinking out of the box and encouraging me to see that there isn't just one way to find happiness both with yourself nor your career. Moreover, that you can include happiness in your life from today. You needn't wait till tomorrow. Derval helped me to take the decision to move country, go back to university and follow my dreams. I feel more alive than I did in years. I have and would highly recommend Derval to anyone who feels stuck in their choice of career.
from Jane B. on 30 Oct 2014
Because I felt lost in my professional life, I came in contact with Derval. By asking me the right questions, I talked about work experiences I completely forgot about, said things that at first made no sense at all but I slowly understood myself better and better again and by going through this process I started to do research on all the outcomes of these thought processes and talks we were having together in order to find a satisfying answer.
Don’t get me wrong, it was not an easy process, I have had moments whereby I thought I am not going to go through with it because it was at times scary. To actually make decisions that might change my life, to find out that maybe whatever I was doing was actually not the right job for me. Why not just be happy with what you have and leave everything as it is....... And at those times Derval knew how to handle me, to take things at a slower pace, exploring other thoughts first to finally come to an outcome that deep down I maybe knew all along, I had to find another job. I really needed to go through these sessions to realize that it was not as bad as it seemed, I wasn’t in the wrong job, I was not a failure, I was just in the wrong company where I didn’t feel appreciated or challenged anymore. Thank you Derval.
from Marie Jane on 30 Oct 2014
I was feeling very restless and struggling with determining my future path. During the sessions with Derval, she asked me many, many questions which enabled me to go the core of my feelings. She helped me concluding, that all my questions were based on a deeper sentiment which needed to be fulfilled and not so much on the practical answers on my life questions. Since then I've found peace in me again, knowing that no matter what job I'm doing or in which country I am, I'll need to keep on challenging myself in life and make sure that my real emotions and sentiments are fulfilled. Based on that, I can make the decisions I need to make on all practical questions I have. Thanks Derval!