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In today’s world of uncertainty and a cut throat working environment, everyone needs to be the best version that they can be, and more importantly, stand head and shoulders above the crowd. That applies from the Chief Executive to the most junior of staff. Change is not always easy to accept and can affect the mental health of individuals, and what about the impact of the stresses and strains that go on in our personal lives –this too affects our mental health.1 in 4 people suffer with a mental health issue. One in every 3 sick notes issued is for mental health problems.
Employees who suffer with stress, depression, anxiety, or have suffered a bereavement, often have increased absence from work. Our coaching techniques have a high success rate in getting employees back to work faster, or preventing absence if referred quickly, benefiting the company by saving sick pay and preventing the need to backfill to ensure capacity and business continuity is not hindered.
After an initial free consultation, a bespoke coaching solution is designed to suit your business needs either working with individuals or teams, either on short or long term contracts. The programme can be within business hours, evenings or weekends. Sessions can be conducted either at your premises or ours in Staffordshire, and can vary from approximately one hour, with half and full breakthrough day sessions being optional.

For every £1 invested in mental health and wellbeing employers will see a return on their investment of £5

The benefits of coaching to the employer
The benefits of coaching to the employee

Coaching within the business place is about developing skills and knowledge, breaking down barriers so that mental and emotional resilience improves, leading to the achievement of organisational objectives and vision. Sessions target goals and the options to achieving them resulting in an improvement within the business environment.
In most organisations, staffing is the largest bill, and is therefore the biggest investment. Recruiting staff is known to cost approximately 20% of the first years’ salary of a new employee, and can be risky if the appointment does not prove successful. It costs much less to coach current employees within the organisation who show signs of potential for development. Surely it is worth investing in your own staff? Multiple studies show that organisations investing in coaching are achieving high percentages of returns on their investment.
Based in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire with close links to Birmingham, Manchester and the East Midlands, Horizons Coaching is a service that can be delivered at your premises or our own.

"I have zero hesitation in recommending Helen Dos Santos and Horizons Coaching to companies or individuals"

Helen is a remarkable coach. She has recently helped a contact who was experiencing a range of anxiety problems. She has a really engaging approach and took the time to meet and understand the problems before committing any solution. Her warm professionalism made an instant connection and built the trust needed to have the help accepted – from somebody who was very skeptical of what could be achieved. Most amazing was watching the difference Helens intervention made; she has transformed the life of the individual, giving them renewed confidence to tackle life’s challenges with a totally new positive outlook. It’s been a remarkable journey. I have zero hesitation in recommending Helen Dos Santos and Horizons Coaching to companies or individuals who are seeking to make a change.

Tony Shields, CEO, Crystal Legal

To support the mental and emotional wellbeing of your staff and improve their resilience, why not consider introducing bite-size sessions, half or full day workshops.  Recent understanding of Neuroscience has focussed more on business success.  Based on this latest neuroscience staff will gain a greater understanding that behaviour changes the brain and the brain changes our behaviour.  The tips and techniques shared will assist staff to be more resourceful and flourish, and assist your organisation in being more successful. Your organisation would see sickness absence and presenteeism reduced, and it is proven that staff are 18% more productive when happy. These sessions are available to be delivered in-house or virtually.

"It never feels like therapy or a workshop, rather a wake-up call to realisation and empowers you with opportunity"

I do thoroughly enjoy your workshops, they provide exactly what is needed without us fully appreciating that it is actually what we all need.  It never feels like therapy or a workshop, rather a wake-up call to realisation and empowers you with opportunity and the urge to want to believe there are other ways of bringing out the best of any situation or circumstances you may find yourself in, currently, to be able to be happier in life.

Teri Alder, Expert Citizens

DiSC Profiling

Everything DiSC® Profiling is a tool that can be used for onboarding, ensuring a new colleague will fit into the team. It has huge benefits for team building, whereby pairing employees who have complementary profiles on projects can enhance production and results. It is also a powerful coaching tool, assisting individuals in understanding themselves and learn strategies to improve interaction with others and achieve greater workplace satisfaction and results. Managers, once they know each of their employees’ dominant personality traits, can customise their communication and motivational processes to tap into their staffs’ strengths.

How to achieve a calmer life & cope with challenges.

Explore what hinders us from feeling calm and why, and gain an insight into the 4 C’s of mental wealth, Chaos, Control, Choice & Calm.   Gain a true understanding of the benefits of remaining calm.  Learn self-help techniques and top tips to achieve a sense of calm in your life and address challenges in a positive manner.

Positively Manage Worr-ease

Did you know 97% of what we worry about never even happens?  Consider the negative affects fear and worry have on us emotionally and mentally, as well as identify types of worry.   Learn new strategies to manage our worrying thoughts in an empowering way, along with controlling some of our self-talk to enable us to feel positive.

Sleep Well, Feel Great.

On average we spend 33 years in bed – but how much of that is good quality sleep?  The benefits of sleeping well ensure greater concentration and focus, high energy levels and improved health.  Gain an understanding of the science of sleep, what cause disruption to our sleep pattern and gain strategies to promote a better quality sleep.   Finish off with a short guided mindfulness session.

Spring Clean Your Thinking

Explore how our negative thinking impacts on us in this fun session.  Discover ways of demolishing and re-setting some of our old thinking patterns which may no longer serve us any purpose.  Achieve more confidence and empowerment by making some simple changes to our thought process

Manage Your Emotions

Based on The Sedona Method, learn a unique way for making positive changes and gain an insight to the simple process of releasing underlying emotions that hold you back.  Become a master of your mind and emotions, then develop the art of the “release technique” or letting go.  Simple, fast & effective in order to achieve calmness. 

Press Pause, Live Well.

Recognise what causes us to feel stressed and learn more about the signs and symptoms to understand the impact on our health.   Gain self-help tips to manage stress in order to achieve a greater balance in life.  Develop an awareness of Havening Techniques® to relax and build longer lasting resilience.

The Impact of Words – Mind Your Language!

Our language holds massive power to manifest change. Words can either be empowering and encouraging or destructive and damaging.  Gain a deeper understanding of just how powerful our “language” is and the impact of the words we use with our self-talk and when speaking to others.   With an understanding of the latest neuroscience delegates will learn techniques that will help them get the best out of themselves as well as build engaging and positive relationships with others.

Less Stress, More Success

Do you find there are not enough hours in the day, frustrated that we never get to the bottom of our ‘To Do’ list?  With 80% of employees feeling stressed at work, explore and recognise the causes of stress.  Gain take-away tools to improve your time management skills, plan your day with ease and learn how and when to say No!

The Power of Visualisation

Visualisation – seeing the goal as already complete in your mind’s eye – is a core technique used by the world’s most successful people. Visualisation is effective because it harnesses the power of our subconscious mind, activating the creative powers of the subconscious mind, motivating it to work harder at creating solutions. You’ll also notice new levels of motivation and find yourself doing things that normally you would avoid, but that will take you closer to success.

I’m Possible verses Impossible

Beliefs are nothing more than a thought – often holding us back.  This belief change session provides 6 simple steps to greater self- fulfilment and success.  Our beliefs can either destroy or enrich our life.  Unhelpful beliefs hinder our ability to achieve our desires and goals.  These simple steps help you tap into your resourcefulness, to shine and flourish in life.

Digital Detox

Are we losing our ability to know who we are and what’s important to us?  Understand the addictive affects over exposure to the digital world has on our health, and explore techniques to make better choices in managing information overload.  Make smart choices that enable us to take control of our lives in a healthier way.

Pause & Relax

Say thank you to your staff and give them an hour to experience and learn anti-stress & relaxation techniques.  Understand the importance of taking time out for ourselves, still the mind, relax the body and learn how this can be achieved through breathe work, visualisation, Havening Techniques® and guided mindfulness.  All of which can be self-applied after the session and have great health benefits.

Mindfulness – a mental spa break

Experience a half hour guided mindfulness session to still the traffic in our minds.  This ancient practise is known to improve sleep, relieve stress and regulate our emotions.   It also increases mental clarity, improves concentration and boosts our working memory.  Along with smoothing gentle music this session creates and promotes a sense of wellbeing.

MAD (Making A Difference) about Mental Health at work

This session is targeted at Senior Leaders, Managers & Team Supervisors, in fact anyone with responsibility for staff.    Through this session we explore why mental health is important, and gain awareness of the impact on an individual suffering with mental health issues.  Managers will feel more confident about how to start a conversation and what they can say, how to say it and what NOT to say. 

Dreams do come True

Ever wondered why 92% of people do not achieve their goals?  Join the 8% that are achievers by exploring, in this fun session, how goals can be achieved through combining various Neuro Linguistic Programming techniques in goal setting accompanied with visualisation and the creation of a Vision Board.  All of which will get you what you want in life.

Powerful Thinking Everyday

Gain an awareness of our most powerful tool in the world – our brain.  Learn the difference between the conscious and the subconscious mind, how to unlock the brain’s hidden power and how use this to our advantage.   Not only will this assist in encouraging more positive thinking, you will can more focus and reduce stress.