Adam Manolson, Writer
'I was at a point in life where I felt stuck in my job, but couldn't see a way to a different one, and I was not finding or making the time to do the things that mattered to me. Principally I wanted to return to creative writing after many years away. Over only about half a dozen one-hour sessions, over the course of about four months, Tommy has helped me to make some significant changes. She has helped me to put in place structures so that I have time to do my writing; I have begun a blog; I have started taking part in a campaigning organisation; I have started to pursue other interests that had been on hold. I am still in the same job, but (as Tommy rightly predicted) it doesn't seem so bad now that other strands of my life are in place.
She has never told me what to do, but rather she has listened and reflected back, asked good questions, noted my body language as I talk about different things. Importantly, she has gently pushed me to commit to doing things that otherwise I may have put off. The sessions have been fun, and sometimes funny, with both wide-ranging discussions and sharp focus. Each session has ended with a brief action plan to be achieved before the next session, thus providing useful targets and accountability for me. Where my achievements have seemed small or insufficient to me, Tommy has helped me to recap and see what progress I have made.
Tommy is open, curious, warm and energetic. I suspect everyone could use her coaching sessions.'
THEO, Artist + Songwriter
'I have been working with Tommy for four years and have built a trusting relationship with her. Initially, Tommy was my vocal coach during university but our sessions naturally transitioned into being a space where I can discuss my career developments now that I have graduated and am releasing my own music. Together we have explored my sound, what direction I would like to go in, as well as visualised ideas for my photoshoots and videos. She has advised me on how to navigate difficult conversations with managers and producers in the music industry, and helped me to prepare for festival and livestream performances. Her counsel and input has been, and continues to be, invaluable in developing my confidence and working towards my career goals.'
Abbey Booth, Personal Stylist
'I attended one of Tommy's creative workshops early last summer and came away feeling so happy and inspired that I booked some follow up sessions to keep me accountable and motivated.
Here we are eight months down the line with Tommy supporting me on my journey to fully own my space and feel confident in myself to thrive. Her insight has been invaluable to me on a personal level and in forging a way forward for my business that both reaches my aspirational goals yet keeps me well balanced and healthy!
As Tommy is so warm and professional she often touches in with you throughout the month just to see how things are going and as I'm self employed this connection is both motivating and often a lifeline for me to feel comfortable reaching out and asking for help and also sharing the good news as it can be a lonely experience otherwise.
I always look forward to our sessions as I come away having learned something new about myself and feeling really uplifted and motivated. It's a beautiful journey of self discovery and awakening and the best advice I can give is commit to it and enjoy the ride!
Thank you Tommy.'
Vicki Hull, Photographer
'Tommy is a fantastic Life Coach as she is so thoughtful and encouraging. Tommy had a way of asking questions which helped me to reflect and to consider things in a different way. She had such a positive impact on the way I approached things and gave me meaningful strategies that I could easily put in place. She made me see the value in what I do and gave me the confidence I needed to make changes. Thanks Tommy!'