WHAT CLIENTS SAY
About one to one sessions
Our talks included a discussion of broader goals and values but Karen quickly identified central themes. We developed these ideas as we improved my resume, created a cover letter, and developed talking points for an interview. By the end of four sessions I knew what type of work I wanted and I had the tools I needed to apply. I was a little worried that career coaching might dissolve into psychological counselling or something. But Karen was great at helping me identify what I wanted and needed while keeping it focussed on work.
I read about Karen’s green spaces coaching in the Metro one morning on the train. I hadn’t really considered life coaching before as it seemed a bit too much like ‘therapy’ which I felt I didn’t need, but the idea of talking to someone about everyday life problems while in an open space really appealed to me and I decided to give it a go. I wasn’t miserable with my life at all, I just felt that something was not quite right and that I could be happier. In my first session with Karen we explored how I felt about both my work and the long-term relationship I was in. The questions she asked really had an impact on me and after the first session I did a lot of thinking on my own – something I had done before, but this time it was in a structured way.
I realised that the source of my dissatisfaction had nothing to do with my work, but was related to my relationship with my boyfriend which in turn affected how I felt about everything in life. I took a break of about two months until my second session in which time I thought a lot about the questions Karen had asked me. At the end of the second session I was elated as I finally realised what I needed to do to make me happy and I am now single, living with a friend, and feeling a passion for life and my work that I have not felt for years.
All my friends are amazed at the transformation. I couldn’t recommend Karen highly enough. I always felt that friends were there to help solve these questions which come up in life, but talking to Karen for two hours achieved far more than I could have thought possible. I am a huge convert to life coaching and am very grateful to Karen for giving me the tools to make a tough choice in a considered, heartfelt and respectful way
Claire M, London
I read, with interest, the newspaper article on Karen and Green Space coaching. My husband and I had reached an impasse – we knew we had to deal with approaching retirement, but both enjoy working and were fearful of giving up that aspect of our lives and stagnating. A dream of building our own house had been on the back burner for many years, but with the added complication of an elderly parent living close by, we were no closer to realising that dream. The article about Karen and the offer of a taster session inspired me and her email contact with me before our meeting, made me feel that this could be a breakthrough for my husband and I.
We met Karen and had independent taster sessions with her in St James’s Park. For both of us, the meetings were a revelation. Karen gently guided and focussed our thinking and showed us both, new ways of approaching our future together. We have since made some important decisions and are moving forwards for the first time in a long time. I will be meeting with Karen again to continue on my new found journey.
Margaret Sutherland, Essex
I took up the life-coaching taster session quite spontaneously at a Bodywise open day and I was pleasantly surprised with how much we achieved even in that half hour. I went in to see Karen, knowing that I was in a period of great change in my life and not sure of what that meant and curious about what a life-coach would have to say. Well we ended the half hour session with me having some very definite ideas about what it actually was that was causing my fear, confusion and also excitement. In short I did not know who I was anymore. As soon as I said this I knew it to be true and the strange murky sensations that had floated around me for the previous year or so finally had an identity.
I continued to see Karen for a further 6 sessions working around my original statement and what it was bringing up for me both professionally and within my personal life. I loved working with Karen and found her very intuitive, compassionate, non – judgmental, inspiring and also not afraid to challenge me and guide me to places I needed to go. Karen’s approach provided me with a truly holistic response to my dilemmas and equipped me with the tools to finding further clarity and support on my life-path.
Female client who would like to stay anonymous, London
Karen has me talking about things I would never normally bring up. Soon I’m finding my own solutions for problems I didn’t realise were brewing. Vicki-Marie Cossar, Metro Newspaper, London
“Karen takes you right to the core of an issue without you even realising that it’s happening and then helps you to find your way out again!”
I came to Karen with a specific idea of something that I was struggling with and hoped to change in my life. It quickly became clear that while this issue remained very important to me, it was really just a starting point for working on a deeper pattern that was keeping me stuck in other parts of my life as well.
It became clear that the issue I first came to Karen with was just a starting point for working on a deeper pattern that was keeping me stuck in other parts of my life as well.
I found the ‘coaching while walking’ experience amazing. I have had all sorts of different coaching from a number of different people, and this really stood out. It was something to do with being in the open air in the countryside and with the rhythm of walking, I think, which made it tremendously powerful. Your ability to ask the right question at the right moment, combined with letting me be silent and lost in my thoughts at others worked really well. As did being able to stop when I wanted to and just let being out in nature transform the whole experience. I can still see and feel really vividly the images of the solutions I created to my ‘problems’ and they have worked incredibly well in real life – not just for the specific area I was working on, but in all sorts of related things too. Thank you so much for the experience. It (coaching while walking) is a wonderful concept and you are a uniquely gifted person – the whole thing felt so ‘right’.
I found the ‘coaching while walking’ experience amazing. It is a wonderful concept and you are a uniquely gifted person.
Karen helped me see what my core issues were. Some of my problems turned out to be far from obvious and would still be hidden and continuously menacing if it was not for Karen. I am truly grateful.
After 4 sessions with Karen, I have (proudly!) taken action on the original issue and more importantly I feel like I have gained tools that are going to be continuously useful in all areas of my life.
Karen is someone who I felt comfortable with from the first time we met. Karen’s coaching style is open and gentle while exuding strength and confidence. Karen supported me to make choices about being more powerful in my life and she clearly modelled a sense of her own personal power in our sessions.
I am a family therapist and social worker by training and I was incredibly impressed with how effortless Karen made the work feel. Karen was very much guiding the sessions, but also clearly allowing my process to inform the choices that she made each step along the way. Karen got me to take risks in our sessions that I would have been reluctant to take previously and this has very much translated to my being more assertive and fearless in the real world. My partner has commented several times that I seem much more confident expressing myself and being clear about the value of my thoughts, feelings and desires.
Jill Birnbaum, London
About workshops in nature & seasonal nature connection walks
My intention for the nature connection walk was to offer participants an enjoyable, quiet and reflective day out in nature to explore and experience the positive effect nature has on our physical and emotional well-being. At the end of the day I felt very content and truly happy as I could sense that participants had benefited very positively from the day. Karen Liebenguth, Green Space Life Coaching, Autumn walk, Kent, October 2011
It was a lovely varied walk with simple but effective exercises to tune into the season. Participant, Autumn walk, Kent, October 2011
After the walk, I felt tired but very relaxed and more tuned in. I feel happier about autumn now and feel I can embrace the seasonal change. John Hutchin, Autumn walk, Kent, October 2011
The walk was brilliant. I enjoyed it all. It was so good to spend time at a slowed down pace and with people sensitive to each other. The whole walk felt so comfortable and nourishing. There was a terrific variety of terrain. The walk felt very cohesive as an experience. Excellent. Participant, Autumn walk, Kent, October 2011
After the walk I felt tired, rejuvenated, energised with clarity of thought. I enjoyed being away from the usual and normal environment to get away from stress and chatter. The location and length of the walk was just right, a very therapeutic experience. Adeline O’Keffe, Autumn walk, Kent, October 2011
A fantastic way to spend Sunday enjoying ‘me-time’ in beautiful surroundings and lovely company. An easy and accessible way to de-stress and to feel good. Adeline O’Keffe, Autumn walk, Kent, October 2011
After the walk I felt very relaxed and calm. I’d recommend it! Phil Hine, Autumn walk, Kent, October 2011
Karen takes people on a wonderfully simple but carefully crafted journey, to help them find the answers they need in their lives, through the re-discovery of our deep relationship with nature. Charlotte Aldridge
It is a very enriching and rewarding experience. It is also unlike anything I have ever experienced and for that reason I would recommend people try it. I do really feel it opened my eyes to some wonderful new experiences. Lisa Quinn
The workshop was relaxed and very authentic, Karen takes you right to the core of an issue without you even realizing that it’s happening and then helps you to find your way out again!
Linking closely to nature which is all around us you leave these sessions with a reinvigorated love of all things green and growing and a sense that you can use the energy from your surroundings to tackle any part of your life.
A fantastic and different approach to coaching which due to the very nature of the environment takes people away from their day to day so they can concentrate on what is happening for them in a particular area of their life. Genevieve Wood
Karen takes you on a guided meditation walk in the most beautiful of natural settings, stopping at points along the way to do creative exercises that free up new ideas and thinking on an issue or area in your life where you want to create change.
The energy of the day is gentle, calm and spiritual, and you leave with a profound appreciation of the natural world and life’s possibilities. Dorothy Atcheson
Karen and Adrian’s Natural Connection workshop walk in Richmond Park really did help me to make a much deeper connection with nature. It is surprising how much a meditative approach helped me to re connect with my own natural rhythms. So now I not only have memories of wild deer, flowers and butterflies but also a renewed sense of the slow ebb and flow of my own life. Jenny Leslie
It was a beautiful, well organised, mind and heart opening walk. Karen made me feel safe and relaxed. Her guidance throughout the day helped me be more observant and rediscover my sense of belonging and connection to the earth. Karen is an inspiring, gently powerful teacher and her energy is so positive and loving. I look forward to future walks! Jolanta Gallo
Karen’s meditation walk was a perfect opportunity to spend all day outside in beautiful countryside to feel fully part of a group, a part of our surroundings and yet to go inside and connect within. It was a beautiful and valuable experience. Thank you for a wonderful day. Lucie Dudley
Thank you Karen and Adrian. The workshop was just wonderful. Such a tonic, I got home in a state of total relaxation and happiness at being outside and appreciating the wonders of nature. Look forward to doing it again soon. Louise, workshop participant, Sept 2011
My time spent with Karen and Adrian was a warm enriching experience enabling me to continue working on my connection to nature. Karen and Adrian held the group wonderfully and were trustworthy, professional and real. Thank you. Bonnie Rosengarten, workshop participant, Sept 2011
We both so enjoyed the workshop – it was a very positive day and we came away relaxed but revitalised. On the walk to work this morning I suddenly realised I wasn’t listening to the sounds around me, as so much was going on in my head. So I focussed and instantly heard a beautiful birdsong, which sent me on my way with a smile! Stan and Margaret attended the workshop in May 2011