'There is no passion to be found in playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.' ~ Nelson Mandela.
Are you living your life in black and white? Do you feel that you're capable of doing more? Do you feel like you've lost your confidence?
I know exactly how you’re feeling! A few years ago, that was me.
I was a decade into a successful career in Tech. I was a high performer managing an international team. On the outside, things looked pretty good, but my self-confidence was lower than low. Something felt like it was missing, but I wasn't really sure what. It goes without saying that I wasn't waking up every day excited about what lay ahead. I was waking up every day wishing it was already 6pm!
I turned to coaching to figure out how to move forward.
By connecting with myself on a deeper level, I started to unravel what was going on beneath the surface. By striving to always be perfect, I was creating a self-fulfilling prophecy of not feeling like I was good enough. By living in misalignment with my core values, I felt dissatisfied with what I was doing every single day. As a Highly Sensitive Person, I'd thought for years that I was weird, overly sensitive and a misfit. I saw this as my biggest weakness, and overcompensated by being at times too direct with others, and at other times shy.
Thanks to coaching, I could suddenly see the real me.
Following self-discovery comes self-acceptance. By slowly learning to embrace all of these aspects of myself, my confidence returned. Hallelujah! But more than that - I was able to move towards the things I really wanted in my life - creativity, freedom and a deeper connection with others.
Now I coach others who are ready to go on the same journey that I did. I want you to wake up every day feeling excited, too.
Click the button to arrange a powerful conversation with me, free of charge, to see how I can help you, or get in touch using the form below. I'm excited to help you uncover the real you and start to realise your goals!
13 years experience in Tech multinationals
Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC)
Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coaching Federation (ICF)
Executive Contributor - Brainz Magazine
University of Exeter Career Coach
BA (Hons) - University of Exeter
'Working with Victoria has provided me with focus, clarity and direction after going through a particularly upsetting period in my life. The techniques and understanding we have developed have allowed me to build strategies for managing my day to day, whilst driving towards what is really important to me.
Victoria's patient, non-judgemental style of coaching makes you feel relaxed, and secure that you can truly open up in confidence.
Thank you, Victoria, for the work we've done so far, I look forward to a continued coaching partnership as I go through more big changes in both my personal and professional life.'
'Victoria helped me to visualise my goals and understand what my values are. This widened my perception of my environment and unlocked the limitations I set for myself. It also integrated work into the big picture and as a means to achieve my personal goals.
Victoria set clear milestones for me to reach and helped me to focus on what truly matters.
Victoria over-fulfilled her role and became a partner towards me building a balanced and healthy mind.'
'Flexible, patient and encouraging, Victoria is a dedicated and nurturing coach. Her passion for wanting to help me identify, reach and maintain my goals and values is highly motivating.
I have found the sessions to be thought-provoking, engaging and - above all - empowering. The appropriate ‘homework style’ tasks enable me to continue my journey independently and are purposeful.
Our lives are precious yet can be overwhelming. Thankfully, I have Victoria to help me focus and pursue the fulfilling life we all deserve.'
'Coaching with Victoria got me out of a phase of “Analysis Paralysis” to concrete action in pursuing my goals. Together with Victoria, I discovered which things are truly important to me in life. I’m now on an ongoing journey to make these things happen.
If you feel like you want to make changes to your life or career but you’re not exactly sure what to do or how to approach it, I recommend to do some coaching sessions with Victoria.'
'Victoria has been an amazing coach when I needed it the most.
I was skeptical about life/career coaching due to a previous negative experience, but Victoria changed my perspective completely. She was mega supportive during lockdown times, when things got a bit stressful.
Bringing our best self to work also encompasses our life outside work, and it’s been refreshing to have a brave/safe discussion space with Victoria to explore deep topics like my life purpose and my values'
'I would like to thank Victoria for sharing her wisdom, experience and positive energy with me during our coaching sessions. Victoria's empathetic and knowledgeable approach has helped me a lot to increase my self-confidence and look at different paths to work towards my future vision. Victoria has right words, tools and techniques that are helping me on the path to my goals. This has been a great support in the recent months, thank you, Victoria!'
'My session with Victoria was incredibly helpful. I honestly went in thinking I had considered all my options and there wasn't another solution but she really helped me to visualise the problem, accept myself and find a solution. It was a very effective hour and I really bonded with Victoria - I hope it's not the last time we speak!'
'Victoria is a fantastic coach! She has been providing me with practical guidance that has been very motivating and will have a lasting impact not only on my professional development, but my confidence and well being.'
'I had a coaching session with Victoria where she helped me identify how to deepen my newly found passion of coaching but more importantly she helped me question what is holding me back. She is a thoughtful, empathetic and experienced coach. Thank you!'
'This might read like a passionate affirmation of her gifts and skills, but I mean it when I say that I wouldn't have been able to get out of a mental block and a role that wasn't serving me anymore had it not been for Victoria. She created a safe space for me where I was challenged to see different perspectives outside of my comfort zone. The daunting 'what if' questions didn't end up being that scary at all when done in a space which is held by her. We did multiple exercises where we uncovered my fundamental values and the ways that I can align myself with them through day to day actions. I am happy to say that I have now moved job! I have a better understanding of what kind of self-criticism is holding me back versus the what is serving me. Of course it is a continual process, but I had a breakthrough because of the encouragement she provided and her safe hand-holding whilst I stepped out of my comfort zone. Thank you so much Victoria!'
'Victoria and I had three sessions together and I appreciated how each session built on something we had discovered during the previous session. She made me feel super comfortable at all times and I was able to talk about how I really felt / what I am anxious about. She offered different perspectives on certain topics, which helped me to break through my sort of "black and white" thinking.'
'Would love to take the opportunity to say thank you!! I'm so grateful to have been coaching with you for the last year. Thank you for making such a difference in my life and being a guiding angel:)'
What is imposter syndrome? How does is show up? In this interview, Rimi Chakraborty of Minuvida Azores interviews Victoria Chardon about imposter syndrome as part of her Mindful Business Leader programme.