Sonia is a deeply insightful coach, who actively listens, empathises and challenges your thinking. My approach to life has changed and I am hugely thankful to Sonia for allowing me to see what is possible. I am lighter, more positive and at last I’ve got my sense of humour back. Thank you Sonia!
Career Coach, Trainer and Workshop Creator
I have had the great pleasure of receiving some sessions with Sonia Duggan. From the outset, I felt that I was the most important person in the world.
This is a time of new discovery for me. Sonia was there for such a time as this, to guide, support and hslp me to access, put into practice, and launch out into uncharted areas, which have lain largely dormant.
Sonia has a kind, yet authoritative manner. She has helped me to think about and use other ways of verbalising. For example: to avoid saying “I should”. This brings a freedom of personal responsibility.
I thank you Sonia Duggan. I am now launched on a new voyage of discovery.
Sue Wetherall, Richmond
Being coached by Sonia was a fabulous experience. She is a wonderfully insightful coach and helped me to look closely at areas of my life that have been affecting my decision-making and ability to move forward which I’d previously left unchallenged. Highly recommend.
Angela R, Surrey
If I think about what has changed as a result of our coaching relationship, I guess it is me being braver in articulating my own needs and giving myself more time. And that means a lot!
I really appreciated your gentle and supportive style and felt that i was allowed to explore my emotional state as opposed to just finding practical solutions
H Taylor, Surrey
Before my sessions with Sonia, I felt very confused and unable to be honest with myself about what I wanted. It seemed hard to access the truth.
Sonia asked some pertinent and challenging questions to stimulate a thoughtful response. Through this process I was able to access a deeper truth and honesty with myself. This honesty was made possible by the trust and support I felt throughout the session. It was a safe place to be honest. No judgement.
Sonia helped to question and distinguish between what I thought I knew and what I actually knew.
I would highly recommend Sonia to anyone who is feeling a little lost or confused or even stuck in a rut. If you know there is more and you want more - she can help you search it out.
Gemma Aston, Artistic Director
Sonia was able to help me find an imbalance that affected my entire life without me even knowing it. Once I recognised this and started doing something about it, I watched a new path unfold that has led me to a much more fulfilled and enjoyable place. I feel much more comfortable with myself and where I’m going. Thank you.
Gill Coleman, Surrey
Thanks to Sonia’s reassurance and subtle questions, root causes of my problems became evident. What I thought was a problem was in fact a reaction to one or several events many years ago. I am now able to look at events in my past more logically and give reasons for those events. This enables me to stop apportioning myself wrongly with the blame.
I now pay much less attention to ‘that voice’ which always knocked my confidence in one fell swoop. I am able to objectively assess whether it should be listened to or ignored. This has helped in day to day life as well as in my writing.
I have learned to create and maintain a healthy balance between work, family and ‘me time’. Being able to do this has helped immensely when work and family really get in the way of my writing time, which is ‘me time.’ I have lost all those feelings of guilt which crept in when I did spend time writing.
I feel a more confident person, more like the person I’ve always wanted to be. I’m able to cope with new challenges as they appear by drawing on all we discussed over the three months. I would most certainly recommend Sonia, especially if someone required distance coaching.
I came to Sonia full of fear and self-doubt in both myself and my creative abilities. With her supportive yet challenging approach, she helped take me out of my comfort zone and recognize how I listened to my inner “saboteurs” and indeed took them on as my identity, forming unhelpful habits and beliefs.
Within the safety of our face-to-face and skype sessions, we identified my destructive thought processes and I learned how to view situations from different perspectives. Through this, I formed complete self awareness of my negative thought patterns, which enabled me to break out of my rut and progress forward as a creative being with a more positive outlook.
Sonia genuinely cares about her clients and helping to transform lives. She was very understanding and flexible around my circumstances, always communicating and providing points of reference relevant to my personal progress, once even going that extra mile beyond the call of duty and dropping in a wonderful gift she felt would resonate with me at the time! Many thanks for your help.
Nicki Murphy, London
Having had life coaching in the past, I thought I knew what to expect, but with Sonia that assumption goes out of the window. She doesn’t deal with the problem you think you have but looks at your life as a whole. This was just as well for me as, early on, (and due to her very probing questions) I realised that what I had imagined to be my problem was nothing of the sort.