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Victoria really helped pave my own way to changing my life for the better. Without any pressure, she gave focus to my desires and structure to my goals. I could then take my life in the direction I wanted without any judgement, discover my own mistakes in my own thinking and redirect my efforts in to a much more positive direction. I am feeling now very uplifted and as if I am travelling down an open road toward the sunshine. I can highly recommend her coaching help to help you shape your own dreams in to reality.
I’m halfway through the programme and I can say that I’ve achieved most of what I set out to initially. I feel very affectionate towards the other people in the programme and am very grateful to my coach. Victoria is an excellent professional and coach. Each week she guides us towards our own goals. It helps us feel that we are on the right path and boosts our self-esteem. What I really like about her method is that she helps us decide what we want and how to get it for ourselves. It’s a great experience and one I would recommend to anyone thinking of enriching their life with a non-monogamous relationship.
I feel very fortunate to have been working with you over the past year. Your gentle, insightful but focused and non-judgemental approach helped me work through many work and personal issues and to gain clarity beyond my expectations. I will have no hesitation in recommending Umbrella Coaching to my friends, colleagues and clients. Thank you very much!
Victoria has been a very empathetic coach with a great understanding of my state and my goals. Not only she supported me during the sessions but provided me with relevant resources on-line. Her ability to give clear guidance along her ability to be calm in various circumstances has shaped our working practice. Overall my work with Victoria made me make relevant choices, clear my state of mind leading me in being more (pro)active in my life.
I’ve taken part in several of Victoria´s workshops. I always recommend them and I’ve even taken some of them more than once. I think they are very clear, practical and effective. Vicky is a great teacher: she’s clear, encourages participation and is great at keeping things dynamic. The concepts we cover are discovered, exercised and analysed in such a clear and transparent way that we will always remember them. It’s a pleasure to learn with her.
I've taken part in this workshop twice, and both times enjoyed it a lot. Besides it, however, I learnt a lot about myself, as everyone in the workshop reported they did. I was interesting to find out by experience that many women were unable to take an active role, and even one reported that she didn't succeed at it because she took an aggressive role instead of active. Some other women reported to be completely wordless, as though they didn't know how to talk or compound sound sentences. I think it is because the workshop faces too of the biggest taboos in our culture: that women cannot be agents of desire; and that this desire cannot be directed to other women. Another learning was about accepting rejection, which I am still not very good at. All in all, this workshop was a fun way to face some deep issues in a safe space. I mean, by "playing" and knowing it was not real, we could experience something that most women don't dare doing in real life. Very empowering. And SEXY!
You prepared and ran this really effectively, and I'd recommend it to others without hesitation. You created a safe space to talk openly about my feelings and listen carefully to others' views. I particularly liked how delicately you managed situations where people's perceptions and ideas differed. I really enjoyed learning more about what I want from my life, and then learning how to get the best out of the speed dating itself. The role-play speed date was particularly effective in helping me completely change my approach, which helped me get so much more out of my real speed dates later.
I started the programme when I had been in an open relationship for just a couple of months. I felt very lost. It was a great relief to take part together with my partner. I learnt to identify how I was feeling and to manage my emotions. It’s quite likely that without the support I got in this programme I would have given up on the relationship.
Before working with Vicky, I didn't have a clear sense at all of what I wanted out of a relationship, poly or not, nor did I have the ability to communicate the few things that I did know that I wanted. Vicky has very generously provided me with the tools, the framework, and the safe, non-judgmental space I needed to work all of these things out for myself. As her work with me continued, she helped me to define and refine those relationship goals. I can now say with confidence that I have removed myself from stuck, negative relationship patterns and I continue to avoid them in the several months that we've been working together.