When considering these changes it is also useful to understand how other people will be affected. External factors will have a bearing on what that new lifestyle looks like and will influence short, medium and long-term aspirations.
If such a lifestyle change is to be successful and enjoyable then it needs to be planned for. Individuals will need information, have a strong self-awareness, and above all resilience. They may already have begun to formulate plans, whether it be travel, spending more time on leisure interests, helping others in voluntary work, or starting a business. But what is truly needed to ensure someone makes a successful transition smoothly?
Our Lifestyle Choices programme has the following primary objectives:
• To highlight and explore a broad range of life issues that might change and to encourage the individual to prepare for these changes as best as they can
• To help identify and prioritise any concerns and to signpost the individual to the best sources for more information, support, guidance and advice
• To help the individual to plan for this major change in lifestyle so that they can achieve their aspirations and goals
“I enjoyed the whole coaching journey. From the initial meeting where I was asked to articulate where I thought I was in terms of my current working environment and the challenges I was facing – with too many plates spinning, right through to my current role and work life balance. The opportunity to share my experiences in an open and safe environment without judgement was hugely beneficial.”Senior Leader – Finance Sector
“The opportunity to discuss work and performance with a truly independent person has been invaluable – I really cannot stress that enough. Operational pressures within the business mean that our internal focus is incredibly short-term – my coach was able to help me look outside this. I would certainly recommend CDS to anyone looking for professional coaching services”Plant Manager – Manufacturing Sector
“My CDS coach provided me with the opportunity to bounce ideas around, acting as an off-the-wall sparring partner to generate ideas which led to “eureka moments” post the session. I valued the confidential, independent, non-judgemental nature of the conversations.”Head of Technology – Finance Sector