I'm Bernadette Durrell
Amalfi Coaching is here to help you overcome your overwhelm in your personal and professional life.
With over 30 years’ experience as a leader I know what it is like to be juggling so many balls in the air and hoping that you haven’t missed anything important. Am I doing enough to support my team? How am I going to meet my KPI’s? How do I manage to leave work on time to pick up the kids or just get home in time to enjoy dinner with the family?
How can I possibly support my elderly parents as well as keep on top of all I must do? What about the reports that are due? If only I had time to do regular exercise or have time to meet up with friends without worrying about the next day’s meetings or difficult meetings. What if this role is not the one for me? Is it too late to change direction? I want to be an inspiring leader and have a great family life but there just isn’t enough time to do it all! NO one ever on their death bed said I wish I had spent more time at work!
An earlier version of me worked in palliative care and I saw and heard what people focussed on in those last few weeks or days. It was often about spending more time with family or friends, less time worrying about work, travelling more (despite COVID many people still want to do this!), taking a chance and doing what they really enjoyed rather than what was expected of them.
I know how all these competing demands and scary thoughts can really get you down and stop you functioning and being the leader and person, you really want to be!
As a leadership and wellbeing coach I draw on my experience as well as skills and knowledge to help you move from that place of overwhelm to a place of increased clarity and wellbeing, while still being able to enjoy and welcome challenges. After all, no one wants to be bored even if it seems like a tantalising promise some days!
In my coaching practice we work one-on-one and raise the awareness of what is happening in your life now. More importantly we identify what you would like to be different and then the fun begins. We work through your personal action plan, overcome the obstacles and celebrate the successes.
My qualifications enable me to apply evidence-based practises which utilise theories, models and tools, to support our discussions. The real benefit is my experience of working with a variety of people from a broad range of industries and roles, along with my own unique perspective of a life lived as a spouse, daughter, parent, sibling, friend, nurse, leader, educator and coach.