The very best view comes after the hardest climb

Rebecca Norton – Who am I?

My work life hasn’t been your average 9 to 5. For as long as I can remember I’ve combined several roles which has developed my skills in many areas and provided me with a huge range of experience. I have worked in various roles over the years, from teaching, training, community work, project work and the outdoor industry.

The thing is I’m interested in so many different areas – I want to try as many as I can!  I feel privileged to say that on the whole I’ve never had that dreaded Monday morning feeling.

How I got into Life Coaching

I got hooked on personal development when I read ‘Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway’ by Susan Jeffers in 2000.  This had a life changing effect on me as it opened up a whole new way of looking at the world. Since then I’ve read many books, listened to audios, watched videos and attended numerous courses (including Tony Robbins Unleash the Power Within).

When I first heard about Life Coaching it sounded right up my street but it was a while before I actually started looking into doing my training. I attended the Coaching Academy 2 day taster event and found it a powerful experience – especially completing an exercise called the Rocking Chair Test as it made me think about what I really want. After some serious thought I decided to take a leap of faith and sign up to complete my Diploma in Personal Development Coaching. It was a large financial investment but I realised that if I wanted to improve my life I had to be willing to commit and invest. The training was enjoyable, challenging and life enhancing. It pulled together all my previous learning and provided me with a comprehensive toolbox so that I can support other people to be their best. As a firm believer in life-long learning I have also completed my NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) training so have even more tools to help my clients and improve my own life.

I love training other people and sharing my skills / knowledge so you’ll often find me delivering workshops too!

Walking my way to well-being

Sense of Direction encapsulates my love for walking as well as personal development and coaching. It was during a walk that I came up with the concept of Sense of Direction. Walking has given me many pleasures and skills over the years, including:

  • a sense of peace and calm when I need it
  • space to think and wonder
  • shared social interaction – walking with friends old and new
  • opportunity to travel to new, beautiful places, both at home and abroad
  • increased fitness
  • developing my map reading and navigation skills

I want to share some (or all!) of these things with you. Walking is great for enhancing creative thinking and provides time to ponder ideas and as such many of my services include getting out there.

For over 10 years I’ve been leading guided walks for a well respected holiday company where I get to meet lots of interesting people. I have also enjoyed personal walking in some amazing places around the world as well as at home in the Peak District. Gaining my Mountain Leader (ML) award was a very proud moment for me as it took lots of hard work, sweat and determination to complete. However, I’m as happy walking in my local park as I am up a mountain – for me just being outdoors gives me great pleasure.

I look forward to helping you find your own ‘Sense of Direction’!

‘Solvitur Ambulando’ (If in doubt, walk)

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Rebecca is a lovely, positive person – she helped me to focus my attention on the things I enjoy the most in life.

It was brilliant to talk things through and explore more of the logical reasons for everything, instead of always focusing on the emotions. I enjoyed finding out about personality traits through doing the “DISC profiling”. There were definitely some lightbulb moments there.

Bridget Pearson