Santosh Sagoo was at a life crossroad. She had recently left a 15-year role in a strategic management position and was looking for a new direction. Santosh was keen to explore life performance coaching from a different angle.
“I’d attended one of Gail’s masterclasses, so I knew I could easily talk and interact with her. But I liked the appeal of her outdoor life performance coaching programme as it involved being active in the fresh air and I wanted to try more of that,” says Santosh.
Active life performance coaching brings clarity of thought
Santosh had a series of six coaching sessions with Gail, power-walking in Hyde Park. By discussing her personal challenges with Gail she is closer to resolving them. The greatest benefit has been the way Gail’s programme has cleared her mind of negativity and created space for positive thinking and new opportunities.
“By talking things through while walking, you open up and your thoughts flow more naturally. As I was walking, talking and looking at the natural environment around me, I could feel my mind clearing of negative thoughts. Because my mind was clearer, the performance coaching advice was sinking in more and becoming more meaningful,” she says.
Giving valuable time to focus on yourself
The outdoor coaching programme also gave Santosh valuable time in a stimulating environment to focus on herself.
“I was out in the fresh air and out of the usual zone of sitting at home, on the phone, or in a meeting. I felt it was quality time that I was spending with myself and Gail. From being in and appreciating the natural surroundings, I even felt I was giving myself a better quality of life.”
A lasting impression
As a result of the benefits of clearer thinking and her fulfilment from walking outside, Santosh has now included it as part of her daily activity.
“Gail helped me motivate myself to get active, but also not to be strict about trying to fit it into a routine and then beat myself up if it wasn’t working. I now fit at least 45 minutes walking into my day in a way that works for my lifestyle,” she says.
“One of my goals for the end of the programme was to get myself a pair of jeans. I’d never bought a pair before because I was conscious of my figure. It’s taken my whole life to be comfortable and see the inner beauty of me as a woman. Gail has achieved that, where I think no other coaching programme would,” she says.
As a result of her boosted self-confidence, Santosh achieved her goal and bought a pair of jeans.
An understanding coach
Santosh felt comfortable talking to Gail about the personal issues which were holding her back.
“It’s been of huge benefit to have someone I can totally open up to. That’s added even more value. What Gail says is very powerful – I could listen to her all day long.”
“The life performance coaching programme hit so many points – decluttering my mind, helping me focus, getting me fitter and so much more. Gail has made a difference to my life,” concludes Santosh.
“It’s taken my whole life to be comfortable and see the inner beauty of me as a woman. Gail has achieved that, where I think no other coaching programme would.”
“As I was walking, talking and looking at the natural environment around me, I could feel my mind clearing of negative thoughts. Because my mind was clearer, the coaching advice was sinking in more and becoming more meaningful.”
Want to find out more?
If you are a professional woman or female entrepreneur and are keen to explore how outdoor life performance coaching can help you, please get in touch with Gail.
Visualising a powerful mind-clearance
One of Santosh’s most unforgettable parts of the programme was a walk up an avenue of trees towards a statue. She drew a picture to remind her of the experience which left a marked impression on her.
Santosh says of the experience, “I suddenly visualised all my negative thoughts that we’d been talking about – disappointment, self-motivation and distraction. Each one was been pulled to trees either side of me. The trees were focus and discipline, and were magnetically drawing away all my negative thoughts and clearing my path before we reached the statue. It cleared my mind and helped me breathe lighter. That walk was really powerful.”