Meet the Coach: Sherre Williams
What attracted you to become a coach?
The realisation of how much bitterness, anger and sadness there is in the world is truly sad. A lot of people are in need and hurting; if only someone would stop for a minute and ask how they are doing. This kind gesture alone can make a positive change in a person’s day. I trained as a coach because I see the need to help people.
Where did you train?
I am a newly qualified CBT life coach – I have had my own life coach for several years now and I also trained online with Udemy.com
What kind of coaching do you offer?
I offer a confidential CBT-oriented life coaching that focuses on the here-and-now. My job is to help people live meaningful and productive lives. We can accomplish this together by overcoming negative thinking patterns, shifting unhelpful thoughts, taking control of emotions and behaviours, setting and achieving goals collaboratively.
How does coaching help people with low self-esteem?
For most of my life I had low self-esteem. It had a grip on me and as a result anxiety took over. I always wanted to help people but needed to help myself first and identify who I am and who I wanted to be.
I started working with a professional coach. My coaching experience taught me a lot and I began to break those negative thought patterns and barriers. Afterwards, I made the best decision of my life and decided to train as a life coach myself. I'm eager to help other people conquer the fears that they constantly wrestle with and to make a difference in today's world.
My life has been impacted in such a positive way by coaching and by training to become a coach. As part of training, we were told to always apply the lessons we were learning to ourselves firstly.
What sort of coaching clients do you usually see?
My goal is to see all clients, with the hope to help everyone live meaningful, productive and empowered lives. I prefer at this time to work with clients aged 50 and below. The younger generation especially appeals to me; I feel I can impact their lives in a positive way, as I have already lived the life most of them are currently experiencing.
Do you ever suggest books or other materials to clients?
Yes, I think this is very important. Also a follow-up phone call or text goes a long way. Checking my client's progress not only shows caring but also can help confirm the goals that we set are still achievable
What do you like about being a coach?
I am appreciative of what I am able to do as a coach. It is a privilege to engage in a person's life, helping them to conquer their fears and make conscious, life-changing decisions, putting themselves in control of their lives. I am truly grateful for this opportunity to motivate and empower others, giving them hope in an uncertain world.
What is less pleasant?
Having to dig deeper and deeper into a person's inner being (not knowing what to expect) until the truth is reluctantly revealed.
What life lesson do you try to live by?
Know who you are; never give up; strive for excellence.
What do you wish people knew about coaching?
I wish people understood that you have to want to be helped – we can't help you if you don't truly want it.