Angie Taylor has opened her own practice called ‘The Coaching Wheel’, in Nairobi, Kenya.
Angie has the following holistic therapy qualifications:
SNHS Dip. (Life Coaching) & SNHS Dip. (Advanced Life Coaching)
Towards the end of 2011, I personally found myself in a bit of a rut. My eldest daughter was nearing the end of her time at university, we were putting in place plans for my son to attend boarding school, my husband was travelling and away from home a lot and I was beginning to worry about what on earth I would do with my looming ‘empty nest’.
To be honest, I had always had a great interest in therapy/counselling but knew that, realistically, I had left it too late in my life to go back to university and I could not afford to dedicate the time required to leave home and go study overseas. Feeling a little down in the dumps, I went to see a therapist whilst I was visiting family in South Africa and this wonderful lady opened my eyes to the idea of studying Life Coaching. I must confess that I had never even heard of it, much less knew what it was all about! Upon my return home to Kenya, I started looking into course options via the internet and came across The School of Natural Health Sciences. I did write off to a couple of institutions but found this school not only the most efficient to correspond with but also very price competitive.
So, I embarked on the Foundation course (tutored by Richard Sneddon) and passed with flying colours. I enjoyed it so much that I decided to carry on my studies and study for the Advanced course. This I also passed in August 2012! My final exam included a question on how I would go about setting up my own practice. Again, something I had always dreamed of was to be able to work from home, so I set about obtaining planning permission to build my ‘treatment room’ while applying for my various business licences to practice. My goal was to build my clinic, set myself up, and open my doors by the end of July 2013. I am hugely proud to report that this I achieved and my very first client walked through my door on 31st July, and has since booked further sessions.
I do believe that my own personal life experiences, some rather traumatic, will greatly assist me in my chosen path in Life Coaching. I have decided to start out offering Coaching services across all Specialisms in which I have trained, but, this said, I do see myself eventually going into a more niche area, specifically ‘personal coaching’. But, for now, I have a very open mind and would certainly welcome most anyone my “jurisdiction” allows!
In the mean time, I retain my part time position working in Conservation with The Amboseli Trust for Elephants and hope to be able to manage both positions until, of course, ‘The Coaching Wheel’ really takes off and I am inundated with clients!
With many thanks, to Julia Vaughan-Griffiths, Principal of the School,
Richard Sneddon (my Tutor) and all the team at the School of Natural Health Sciences.