Take Your Next Step With Coaching Positive Transitions

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Women's group coaching
Starting 29th May
Virtual sessions
Starting 29th May
Virtual sessions

About Me

Jacqueline Smith - Passionate Coaching Professional

Hi, I'm Jackie. In my life I have been through many (often stressful) life transitions, and so I developed my focus as a coach to helping others overcome their own challenges. 

Whatever life transition you need to navigate, I will work through it with you, using a positive psychology approach where we look to capitalise on your strengths to help you achieve your goals. 

Originally from the United States, I have lived in several countries including 15 years in the United Kingdom where I worked in mental health for the NHS and Depression Alliance and where I first began teaching mindfulness. 

If you feel your life is missing something, but you aren’t exactly sure what it is, or if you feel overwhelmed by life's demands, I will work with you to help you identify and develop your individual strengths, and through this achieve a greater sense of purpose and meaning.

My services include: personal and professional coaching, delivering wellbeing workshops, and leading mindfulness groups.

If you are interested in discovering how I can support you or your organisation to move from where you are now, to where you would like to be, contact me at CoachingPositiveTransitions@gmail.com to arrange an introductory conversation. 


“If we hope to go anywhere or develop ourselves in any way, we can only step from where we are standing. If we don’t really know where we are standing… We may only go in circles…”

Jon Kabat-Zinn




"Jackie has been a tremendous source of motivation and strength for me. She was extremely attentive and remembered so much from our conversations that she saw patterns that I couldn't, which helped me gain clarity on what was holding me back. With her warm and kind personality, she created a safe space for whatever emerged for me (the good and the ugly!). Being able to be myself and the growing awareness that resulted were very powerful when it came to tackling "what gets in the way". At the same time, Jackie kept us focused and always moving forward with clear, challenging but doable action steps. I'm so grateful for her skills and support!"

Alexandra Arnold

Coaching Investment Packages

Support That Makes a Difference

Need help to achieve your goals in life? I offer a variety of life coaching services that will nurture your spirit, help you overcome personal challenges, and allow you to achieve your individual life goals. I cater to each of my client’s personal needs in order to unlock their full potential. Contact me to start your proactive journey today.


Free "Get Acquainted" Session

1 x 45 minute session

Best for:

  • Deciding if coaching is right for you

  • Experiencing how coaching works 

  • Getting a sense of what working with me is like

  • Deciding next steps

Meditation by the Sea

Jump Start Package

6 x 45 minute sessions

Best for: 

  • Establishing priorities/goals and the steps needed to achieve them

  • Maintaining motivation and staying on track

  • Identifying new perspectives and tools

  • Building confidence and resilience 

Happy Hiking

Empowered Programme

12 x 45

 minute sessions

12th session free

Best for: 

  • Changing mindset to focus on positive and decisive action

  • Creating a vision and plan for your future

  • Accountability and maintaining momentum 

  • Addressing complex issues or significant life changes

Individual follow up sessions are also available upon completion of either the Jump Start Package or Empowered Programme.

All coaching sessions are offered virtually. 


Frequently Asked Questions

Your Questions Answered


Why work with a coach?

We all face obstacles on our lives, and we all get stuck sometimes in working out the best way to move forwards with our professional and personal lives. No matter where you are in life, or where you want to get to, a coach can help you to identify and overcome these barriers and help you to reach your full potential.

And coaching can benefit everyone. Just think of your favourite sports team or athlete. Without a doubt they will have a lot of natural talent, but each and every one of them will still have a coach – someone that helps them to focus, develops a plan to move them forwards, and offers them support as they make decisions. Coaching can help you do the same. 

How does coaching work?

Coaching recognises the client as the expert in their own life and that everything one needs to succeed is already inside them. It’s the job of the coach to help the client discover his/her own creative solutions to find the best way forward. 

We do this by working on a collaborative conversation based approach that provides a safe and supportive environment that allows new perspectives, ideas and solutions to come to light. The coach actively listens to what the client is saying (and not saying) and asks curious and thought provoking questions so that the client can learn more about his/herself. 

Through this approach, clients discover who they are and who they want to become whilst the coach partners with them on this journey to create momentum, growth and positive change. 

What’s the difference between coaching and therapy?

Coaching and therapy are quite different. Although they can be complimentary, they have distinct focuses. Therapy seeks to address problems in thought or behaviour, and is mainly focused on the present and the past. Coaching on the other hand is forward looking and focused on creating the best possible future. It looks at where you are starting from and where you want to get to, and works with you to close the gap between your current state and your desired state.

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