About Anna Lindsay
I believe that to be happy and confident as women in journalism and the media we must not sacrifice our confidence, nor our work-life balance or sense of self.
All too often we ‘masculinise’ ourselves to try to succeed.
As an accredited personal coach I ‘walk alongside’ my female clients, helping them to realise their own potential, learn what they really want from life and work (‘a-ha moments’), gain the confidence to be themselves as women, and to take action to get to where they want to be.
Having spent the past 18 years as a professional broadcaster, journalist, writer and editor at BBC News and BBC Sport, I understand the demands of juggling a high-flying media career with a balanced personal life.
Challenges of my own
And I feel nothing qualifies me more to walk by your side as a coach than having moved forward from some serious challenges of my own…
Now in my early 40s, one of them was going clinically deaf in my 30s.
During three years of operations and recoveries, I faced many extremely difficult, life-affecting challenges – such as holding down a high-pressure news editor job with an ‘invisible’ disability, social isolation, exhaustion, anxiety, worry about future career prospects and income, and a sudden loss of confidence to name a few.
As is often the case when people face a life-altering experience, I have since actively chosen to ensure I live a life true to myself, and I want to help others do the same.
I also have a background as a Samaritan listening counsellor and, although coaching is all about moving forward with action, coaches listen and empathise, building trust.
Please say “hi”
Get in touch for a free coaching and mentoring session (lasting 75 minutes) over Skype, Facetime or phone to enable you to see if coaching is right for you. There is absolutely no obligation to have more.
For more information on what coaching is, what it can do for you and the difference between coaching and mentoring, please visit my Frequently Asked Questions page.