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Ann Bostock

Hi, we're ABC Life Coaching
 

A Life Coach and Teacher, I enable young people and adults to achieve their academic and personal goals? This includes: Exam and study coaching, career and interview coaching, motivational and confidence coaching and more. 

Wakefield, United Kingdom
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About ABC Life Coaching

I have 22 years of teaching experience  in UK Primary and Secondary schools and 3 years as an independent Life Coach, with my own Practice. I have helped young people and adults achieve their academic and personal goals by being more effective, focused and enthsiastic in what they do.

Our Training and Qualifications

  • BA.Hons Social Studies   2 -1
  • PGCE (Secondary). Teaching qualification
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology (Open University)
  • Introduction to Counselling Diploma
  • Diploma in Personal Performance Coaching (The Coaching Academy)

Our Coaching and Work Experience

2012 to date - ABC Life Coaching (my own Practice)

2015 - England Lane Academy, Knottingley, West Yorkshire. Temp. Y2 Teacher

2000 - 2014 - Primary school Teacher on a series of long term and short term contracts in a variety of West Yorkshire, UK schools.

1993 - 1999 - Secondary school English Teacher in schools in London and Leeds.

Customer Reviews

  • from Arthur. Age 15. on 11 May 2016

    Ann's coaching helped me with my GCSE revision by finding my motivation and creating a workable timetable.


  • from Susan Mason (parent). on 21 Jan 2016

    Thank you very much for ensuring that Arthur significantly improved his grades in GCSE Science. Prior to your coaching sessions Arthur was struggling to structure a revision plan and find the motivation to tackle the required volume of work. He would not accept guidance or advice from me or his Dad. Your sessions with Arthur enabled him to identify why he wanted to achieve a good result and gave him the tools to put together an achievable but stretching plan.

    Your continued support and guidance also kept him on track and ensured he met the goals that he felt he had developed and owned. I would be really grateful if you could look to doing further sessions with Arthur for his remaining GCSEs next year.


Customer Reviews

  • from Arthur. Age 15. on 11 May 2016

    Ann's coaching helped me with my GCSE revision by finding my motivation and creating a workable timetable.


  • from Susan Mason (parent). on 21 Jan 2016

    Thank you very much for ensuring that Arthur significantly improved his grades in GCSE Science. Prior to your coaching sessions Arthur was struggling to structure a revision plan and find the motivation to tackle the required volume of work. He would not accept guidance or advice from me or his Dad. Your sessions with Arthur enabled him to identify why he wanted to achieve a good result and gave him the tools to put together an achievable but stretching plan.

    Your continued support and guidance also kept him on track and ensured he met the goals that he felt he had developed and owned. I would be really grateful if you could look to doing further sessions with Arthur for his remaining GCSEs next year.


  • from Danielle (Teacher) on 02 Nov 2015

    Ann has really helped me to focus on my project of setting up a coaching business. She helped me to set clear goals and gave me the drive and confidence to take the necessary little steps. I enjoyed working with Ann as she was very encouraging and listened well to my plan without judgment. She has friendly but professional manner. I now feel on track to complete my diploma by the deadline that I had originally set. I am a great one for procrastinating, but with Ann’s help and support I have stayed on course and been very active.


  • from Caroline (Teacher) on 22 Sep 2015

    I was very pleased with the coaching services provided by Ann Bostock. Ann was always friendly and professional and always ensured I understood the confidentiality of our work together. Ann took time to listen to any concerns and issues I had and always tried to offer impartial advice (without directing me or influencing me to take one option or another). With life changes, eg, a change of career at the age of 35, it can seem very daunting. Ann demonstrated how by making small steps eg reviewing my CV, you can make strides to achieving your goals. Ann always offered more than one way of completing these steps as she encouraged me ‘to think outside the box’ on how I may achieve small steps. It was encouraging and rewarding to write down the goals for the week and satisfying to both myself and Ann, who was genuinely pleased for me when the goals had been met. Seeing myself completing these small goals made the journey of changing my career less daunting. I believe with Ann’s coaching support I will be able to make career changes and will implement setting myself weekly goals along the way.
    Thank you Ann


  • from John on 12 Aug 2015

    Prior to my coaching sessions with Ann, I had extremely short term plans and ideas for the future. These plans and ideas were not organised nor structured, and therefore I lacked motivation and commitment to implement them. Through listening attentively to what I felt that I wanted, Ann was able to assist me in analysing where I was at the time and where I wanted to be. In this way I was able to organise and structure achievable goals, broken down into small steps, such that Ann could then support me to initiate change. Basically, Ann provided me with the necessary drive, guidance and supervision to address what needed to be done. Also, Ann ensured that I kept ‘on track’ both in our telephone sessions, as well as through my progress between sessions. As a consequence, I have made a very significant change in my life through closing down a unsuccessful businesss. This has in turn, opened up all sorts of opportunities that I would not have even considered before, specifically as I was not aware of their availability. While I have not yet achieved all of my goals, Ann’s coaching has provided me with sufficient structure and methodology to continue to develop the work that has been done, so far. Overall, I was extremely impressed with my coaching experience and I would recommend Ann to others.


  • from George (Confidence and careers coach). on 15 May 2015

    The 6 sessions have been very helpful in the following ways: allowing me the time to explore what I wanted from various situations, be creative when looking at what options I could take to reach my goals in these areas and keeping me focussed on outcomes. I have found Ann to be very encouraging in her approach, she built good rapport, was good at keeping me on track and focussed on my session goal and summarised well.


  • from Mrs B (Parent) , Wakefield. on 19 Feb 2016

    Thank you for all the work you have done with Sophie. She has come on miles in her Maths due to you.


  • from Sharon and Stefan (Parents). Wakefield. on 05 Dec 2015

    We would like to say thank you for all your help, support and understanding with Liam. Thank you for listening to us and supporting us. We have seen an improvement with him this year. Thank you very much.


  • from Katie, Leeds on 05 Oct 2015

    I struggled with confidence and Ann helped me to overcome this. I wanted help to get a job, I had all the experience I needed but my confidence and how I delivered my performance in an interview was letting me down. Ann helped me prepare for this in a positive way, I learnt how to control my nerves and overcome it. I had my interview for the job the other week and it went really well, I got a call back the next day and I got the job. So pleased that I choose Ann to help me, she gave me my confidence back and I can guarantee she can help you too.

    Ann thoroughly understood before we started why my confidence was this way and what I needed help with. Each session was a step to overcoming my situation and she gave me options on what I wanted to overcome first. Ann never made me feel uncomfortable, she always made me feel at ease and excited to learn. I definitely would recommend Ann’s ABC Life Coaching to others. If there’s anything that’s bothering you in life then this is the woman to help you.

    I was more than happy with how it all went. My mother researched help for confidence and interview skills and Ann’s name was popping up the most on the internet with the best reviews. If I ever get stuck again in life with anything from my confidence to helping with interviews, I’d be sure to give Ann a call.

    Thank you Ann for all your help.


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