I am a nationally recognised accredited Relational Dynamic Coach and a member of http://relationaldynamics1st.co.u), NAWE – National Association of Writers in Education – http://www.nawe.co.uk and the Arvon Foundation – http://www.arvon.org. Relational Dynamics focuses on the emotional intelligence and trusting the inner resources of the person being coached, and my role is to facilitate and support the journey, non-judgemental way and with self-awareness. My passion is working with people and groups wishing to use their creativity, long held dreams as well as practical ambitions to achieve their goals. I work with people from all walks of life be it in business, education, community and voluntary work, artist or activist. I believe in having fun and use art and imagination, creative exercises and simple steps  in getting closer to your goal.

I provide coaching sessions in person, phone or Skype including  young people, professionals, artists and people currently unemployed.  I also offer action learning sets for groups and teams. People from culturally diverse and disability backgrounds are very welcome. If you are interested please contact me for an initial conversation. I offer a two- sessions-for-one deal.

Here are some testimonials:

Dr Yaa Asare, May 2015                                                                                                   Akila’s input to the course was always well prepared and her participation was brilliant, offering the students insight into the process of interviewing as well as offering them tools to work towards their preferred careers. All of the participants were very appreciative of her input. She is a very skillful and confident group facilitator and integrates a great sense of humour with an utterly thorough and professional approach.                                                                                                                                 

 Amy Solis, March 2015                                                                                                  Coaching with Akila was a real eye-opener from the very first session. She helped me to see that something I viewed as just a passing thought, was something I truly wanted out of life. She has been instrumental in helping to flesh out the steps to achieve my goals and giving me the confidence to do so. Thank you so much!

Jodi Bennet, Web Producer, July 2015                                                                             Akila is amazing and she really helped me to think about myself, what I have achieved already and what my potential is for the future. The coaching helped me to indentify and realise that I have all the resources I need within me to make the best decisions for my life and to enable me to move foreard. There has been a remarkable change in my relationships business and private life since I attended the sessions with Monika and I have found them very empowering and would thoroughly recommend this style of coaching to anyone .

 Dr Sindi Gordon, September 2015                                                                                Akila Richards coaching style was paramount through supporting and guiding me through a challenging part of my doctorate degree. She has a unique way of bringing spontaneity and structure to the process, which enables you to be open to the unfamiliar terrain of the self and see possibilities that had previously been unavailable. She listens without judgement and offers invaluable insights to the words that are spoken and even those that are not and in doing so she provides an experience that is truly transformational.

Barbara Row – Company Director, May 2015                                                          Akila is amazing and she really helped me to think about myself, what I have achieved already and what my potential is for the future.  The coaching helped me to identify and realise that I have all the resources I need within me to make the best decisions for my life and to enable me to move forward. 

Azmin Rehemtulla , June 2015                                                                                        Akila created a very enjoyable and interesting 3 hour workshop for a small group of people who were on a confidence building course.  Her workshop focussed on the body and ‘confidence postures’. Akila created a fun and enjoyable environment for group and individual learning. One of the attendees commented to me a week later that he had incorporated what he had learnt from the workshop into his daily life and found it was helping him feel more confident.”

 

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