Vicky McMellon

The Transitional Coach

Individual coaching to make big changes become big break-throughs.

If we don't change we don't evolve.

Sometimes we know there’s something we need to change but put it off due to fear, indecision or simply not knowing where to start.

Sometimes we have no option but to deal with a massive life change that we didn’t choose. What we can choose is how we respond to it.

Sometimes we make decisions to drastically change our lives for the better but have to deal with all the fear and self-doubt that comes with a new challenge.

Here's the good news. It is possible to:

  • Grow and improve through adapting to change and doing new and difficult things.
  • Learn to appreciate that fear and self-doubt are signs that you're on the right track.
  • Like yourself more because you took charge of your own happiness, overcame your demons and went for it!

New things are scary, there’s no getting away from it. But they’re a lot less scary when we understand why we react the way we do and that we have control over our reactions. Big transitions can be challenging but they can also lead to great things if we know how to navigate the journey.

And the quickest, easiest shortcut to this is individual coaching.

Change is inevitable?

We all face periods of major change, whether we choose them or not. It’s up to you whether you choose to struggle and resist or enjoy the process of renewal.

I offer one-to-one coaching to help you navigate the potentially painful transitions we all face. Don’t waste the opportunity that change and upheaval can offer.

Coaching is a painless, enjoyable way of getting the results that matter to you quickly. Through learning to allow, or even better, instigate change we can improve our lives beyond recognition.

It doesn’t require years of soul searching or working through painful childhood memories to make massive changes in perspective. In fact, it’s very common for people to experience major ‘aha!’ breakthrough moments within the first couple of sessions.

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Why the TRANSITIONAL Coach?

Many of us resist and fear change but it's often the very thing we need.

Major life changes, that at first seem threatening, can lead to major break-throughs. We make our own future and we can choose whether to evolve or stand still.

All things change and renew. Otherwise they can become stale and ultimately useless. We’re no different.

It’s natural to feel the discomfort that accompanies upheaval but, as Michael Hyatt said, 

“The most interesting things happen just on the other side of your comfort zone”.

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I'm here to help you get over this hurdle

We’re all experts in our own lives. But sometimes we need a little help through the challenging parts.

Vicky

I’m Vicky McMellon, a Psychology and Social Work graduate and Life Coach.

For over 23 years I worked as a Social Worker helping all kinds of people in all kinds of situations. There’s not a lot I haven’t seen or heard!

The process of identifying my own values and strengths; facing new challenges and learning that negative emotion can actually be a good thing, enabled me to transition from struggling employee to thriving business owner.

While I loved parts of my job as a Social Worker, I always knew something wasn’t quite right and I needed to make a drastic change. It took me years to find out what that ‘something’ was. It then took me more years to find the courage to do what I really wanted to because I mistook fear and doubt as signals to stop.

Through coaching I discovered that fear and doubt can be good signs that can lead to great things if we learn to put them in perspective. 

Take the first step towards a positive change today by booking a totally free, no-obligation call to see if this is the right path for you.

Take a positive step towards your future and book a no-obligation call today.

"Vicky is really warm and easy to talk to. I feel very comfortable, knowing I can say anything with confidence. I feel like part of my brain has been dormant until these sessions. This could help so many people! I have a clearer vision of how I want my future to be."

Leah

"What I love about Vicky is how safe and relaxed I feel when talking to her. She holds this space for you where you can hear your own thoughts and reflects them in a kind and gentle way.

If you are willing to let go of fear or shame or to break whatever chain that's preventing you from being honest to yourself but you feel you can't do it alone, I think you would find gentle and deep guidance with Vicky.

Her ability to be in the moment, listen, and guide is what I really admire - she is so there for me. Thank you Vicky!"

Marina

"Working with Vicky really helped me get over myself and get back into writing. When it comes to writing, so much of what is holding me back has to do with fear. Not just fear of "what if" i fail, but fear of "what if " i succeed?

The conversations with Vicky helped me get started again, and that is the most important thing of all. Vicky is clever, witty and warm, and good at asking questions that made me think about how I deal with fear. And most important of all: she is human and she dares to show it.

I am truly grateful to her and I can sincerely recommend her coaching service to anyone who struggles with self doubt and fears of "what if”."

Hilde

About the coaching sessions

Here's how it works...

Sessions can take place in person, or online over Zoom

Free consultation

  • We have an informal no-obligation call to find out if we’re a good match and if this is the right step for you to take at this point in your life.
  • We get an idea together of how long you may want/need my help.
  • I help dispel any misgivings or common misunderstandings about coaching and its purpose. 

Step #1

  • A chance for you to get it all out of your system, and say out loud what’s been going around your head for far too long.
  • I'll help you to explore and understand what brought you to this point.
  • You'll walk away from this first session with immediate positive action to take.

Step #2

  • Discover your guiding values, what drives you, your big 'WHY'.
  • Figure out how these values complement or clash with the transition you're tackling.
  • Be inspired and surprised by things you discover.

Step #3

  • Find out WHAT you need to do.
  • Set a clear, achievable plan for HOW you’re going to do it.
  • Decide where you want to go from here.

What next?

At the end of the 3rd step you’ll have a clear path to follow. At this point, you can then decide whether you‘re confident in going it alone or if you'd like further support and accountability with me. I can help you make that decision, with no pressure.

Complete Peace of Mind

I only want to work with you if you’re at the right point in your life to be able to take full advantage of coaching. So I offer a completely free, no-obligation initial consultation call to help us both decide if coaching is right for you.

You’ll be able to reschedule sessions we’ve booked together. I just ask that you give 24 hours notice.

Also, cancellations can be made (with a full refund) as long as the session is cancelled at least 48 hours in advance.

This coaching is right for you if...

  • You've decided to make a major life change but face all the doubt and fear that comes with that.
  • You know something needs to change but you're not sure what that is. Maybe it's your job, your relationships, overwhelming emotions or unhealthy habits.
  • You’re facing a transition you didn't ask for or want and are struggling to adjust.

After coaching you will...

  • Have clear goals for your future based on what’s truly important to you.
  • Feel inspired because you’ve taken control back.
  • Know you’re on the right path because you're clearer about what matters to you.
  • Have an action plan based on your strengths and values.

Take a positive step towards your future and book your free no-obligation call today.

Frequently asked questions

Got a Question?

The answer may well be in the FAQs below

Coaching takes place within an equal relationship in which the coach empowers the client to unlock their potential. It doesn’t require the client to delve deeply into their past painful experiences, as can be the case in counselling. 

Unlike with a mentor, the client is seen as the expert. The coach’s role is to facilitate the client to tap into their own resources to remove obstacles they may not have been able to see before. Coaching is a painless, dare I say enjoyable, way of getting results quickly.

Coaching is not specific to any issue. Most problems are related to the underlying thought or belief that you need help uncovering. We’re all human and we all suffer from varying degrees of stress, anxiety, depression, lack of motivation….the list goes on. That doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with you. With coaching you can start to find out what’s underneath these issues and decide if you need or want to do something to change them.

The first free no-obligation call with me is your chance to find out. I only want to work with people who will gain value from the work and who are willing to take action.

You’ll be able to reschedule sessions we’ve booked together. I just ask that you give 24 hours notice.

Also, cancellations can be made (with a full refund) as long as the session is cancelled at least 48 hours in advance.

Absolutely confidential, yes. I may ask you for a testimonial but there’s no obligation. I’ll always ask your express permission to use your words and/or photo in my website or marketing material.

You’ve probably tried this. They’ll have an opinion about what you should do, won’t want to hurt your feelings or may have a vested interest in the outcome.

Friends can feel threatened by change and are often trying to come up with an answer, rather than truly listening.

A coach offers new ways of looking at the situation and challenges unhelpful ways of thinking. They provide encouragement, accountability and non-judgemental listening as well as stretching you to progress beyond what you thought you were capable of.

Your question not covered?

Feel free to drop me an email at vicky@transitionalcoach.com

Book Your Free No-Obligation Call Today

Adapting to a major change in circumstance inevitably comes with a period of adaptation. It could be that you’re relishing the change but if you’re struggling with the self-doubt, fear or questioning of your sense of identity, that many of us struggle with at these times, you don’t have to deal with it all alone.

Don’t waste more time trying to figure all this out on your own. Book a free no-obligation call with me.

Coaching can help you quickly and painlessly overcome these obstacles and find the path towards success and happiness on your terms.

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