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Gill Coombs

Meaningful Work; Fulfilling Life



Do you have a sense of purpose?


Do you have work you enjoy?

Do you feel your gifts are appreciated?

Is your work aligned with your personal values?

Increasing numbers of people are saying ‘no’ to some or all of these questions. People want work that’s fulfilling; somewhere their skills and qualities will be fully utilised; to make a positive difference in a world so full of need and opportunity.

I’ll support you in finding and doing work that’s good for you and good for the world. I’ll help you to gain a deeper understanding of your unique gifts and skills, find more clarity about the difference you want to make in the world, and create steps towards doing work you love. Or maybe you’d like support in doing the work you already love more effectively, authentically or joyfully.

Whatever stage of life you’re at, a sense of purpose is vital for wellbeing. Clients include young people finishing education and thinking ‘now what?’ through to those considering a change of direction or focus in their 50s and 60s. One 90 year-old workshop participant went away excited about her plan for the next phase of her life!.


What Happens?


I can help you:


  • Identify your skills and qualities.

  • Clarify your values and passions.

  • Determine the next phase of your working life.

  • Identify and transform blocks

  • Plan and start your business.

  • Apply for jobs

  • Prepare for interviews.

  • Build effective working relationships.


I draw on coaching, counselling and mentoring skills, adapting my approach to each person and each session. Initially, we’ll typically explore some general background: which might include your journey so far, your current situation, your core passions, and your hopes and dreams. I’ll explain my approach, and we’ll discuss whether and how we can best work together. I typically offer an initial six sessions at which point we’ll review progress, but you’re free to stop at any time you choose. I’m not a therapist, and I don’t work with serious psychological problems or mental health issues. But the work is sometimes therapeutic!





My home is near Totnes in South Devon, and that’s where I do most of my face-to-face work. I also work with national and international clients on Skype.


How Much?


£35-£50 depending on income/resources.


Little or no expendable income: This doesn’t mean we can’t work together! Contact me to discuss various options.



Why would you want to work with me?


I love helping others find and fulfil their own potential. When so many people have no sense of purpose, or feel stuck in jobs they don’t enjoy and that don’t give them a chance to express their talents or passions, everybody loses out. My own varied career, and many years as coach, facilitator and leadership tutor, made me so passionate about this that I wrote a book about it. I have a Diploma in Professional Coach-Mentoring (with distinction) from the OCM, and hundreds of hours of experience. I’ll work with you in a way that is supportive, creative, challenging, non-judgmental and compassionate. And sometimes fun! Here’s some feedback from clients.




'Gill has a deep understanding about people and the world we live and work in; her quiet perceptiveness and ability to truly listen enabled me to quickly focus on the issues which were significant to the impasse in which I had found myself. Gill's kind and professional manner allowed me to trust her with my most sensitive feelings. Whatever happens next for me, this experience has been a profoundly valuable turning point.'



'Working with Gill over the past few weeks has been incredibly invaluable. She is very perceptive, and has helped me move forward from a difficult time, which I didn’t believe would be possible. Gill has provided me with the support, insight and tools I needed to work through my life/career challenges, for which I am very grateful.'



'My work with Gill has been deeply significant and often surprising. She is extremely insightful and brings together great expertise and skill in a sensitive and effective way. Gill very quickly tailored her approach to our coaching work in a way that fits my personality and the particular issues we are working with really well. She brings humour, compassion and professionalism into the coaching relationship and I always feel supported by her.'



'By giving me a safe and nurturing space in which to explore my calling, Gill enabled me to rediscover a greater confidence in a more authentic me, and to channel my skills into fulfilling work. After each session I left with greater clarity and renewed energy to share with those around me.'



'Gill has a gift for asking the right questions in the right way. Her approach helped me reframe a sense of defeat into an experiment with a new direction. She also helped me define what it is I want to get from my work. All this helped me to see that I could meet my objectives in ways I hadn't previously considered.'



'Gill is very good at developing life coaching based on the individual’s personality rather than a one size fits all model. She has greatly helped me to understand how I naturally operate, the strengths and blind spots I possess and the opportunities to use this insight to better achieve my goals. I have been surprised by the insights I have gained, beyond what I was expecting.'



'Gill has been excellent at helping me take the first steps in creating my own business venture, something that I have wanted to do for many years, and has helped turn the courage of my convictions into an actionable plan. Gill is an astute and effective listener and able to gently and assertively pull up by the roots what is really going on.'



'Gill's holistic approach, coupled with her depth of experience and knowledge have allowed me to really explore and develop - to reconnect with my inner self. As a non-linear thinker Gill's methods have worked really well, this has been achieved by her understanding of diverse thinking. My work with Gill is ongoing, I always end sessions with some new wisdom about myself and the world I wish to live in.'




Meaningful Work: Fulfilling Life

         meaningful work

Perhaps it’s never been more important to find work that’s good for you and good for the world. Come and spend a September weekend at the beautiful Hawkwood College: explore and clarify your gifts, your passions, your purpose.

15-17 September 2017, nr Stroud

         The Game

In many ways 2016 has seemed like a bad dream. The Game sets the stage for this timeless struggle between two forces: Life and the Dark Powers – at a time when tension between the two sides is heightening. And it asks - what part do you want to play?

'The Game is original, exciting and deeply refreshing. Tough and confronting, yet also compassionate and generous, Gill Coombs makes the choices we face explicit and very clear: choices that can take us towards Life or away from it. It signposts the way forward to a just, peaceful, and beautiful world.' MAC MACARTNEY, founder of Embercombe and author of Finding Earth, Finding Soul.


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£6.00 plus £2.00 P&P (UK)




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Future Sense

         coaching retreat

Looking forward to working with (erudite and very pleasant) leading Gestaltist Malcolm Parlett. A rounded, creative and edgy approach for developing emotional resilience (or supporting others in doing so) to meet the challenges and opportunities of a world in transition.

3-5 February 2017, nr Stroud

Coming Soon…

Coaching for the Greater Good


Deep exploration of work and purpose for coaches and other practitioners, in Devon – watch this space for more details.


         Hearing My Calling at Floris

For many of us, work is a source of anxiety rather than joy, and our workplace routine has become a strain on our lives. This unique book explores whether it's possible to develop a world of work which is, in fact, joyful, fulfilling and good for our health.

‘Hearing Our Calling is an insightful treatise guiding us towards happier, more purposeful lives filled with generosity, spontaneity, creativity, connectedness and love.’ SIMON ROBINSON, co-author of Holonomics


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£12.00 plus £2.00 P&P (UK)




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