CELEBRATING OUR CLIENTS' TRIUMPHS
Success Stories
"Margarita was recommended to me by a friend. The energy in his voice, the way he described how he felt afterwards was captivating and enlightening. I felt that I wanted to also be like that."
Lauren Burrows
CELEBRATING OUR CLIENTS' TRIUMPHS
Success Stories
"Margarita was recommended to me by a friend. The energy in his voice, the way he described how he felt afterwards was captivating and enlightening. I felt that I wanted to also be like that."
Lauren Burrows
Confidence
From feeling overwhelmed in social settings and daunted at the prospect of needing to meet new people, to a sense of calm and feeling a quiet confidence.

"It was a confusing time of addressing what I wanted to do with my life, whether I was making the right choices, how to be a confident and outgoing individual again...
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Career
Job in a day
Tina (changed name) came to me because she wanted to get better at showcasing her strengths at job interviews. She had been searching for a new job for several months and was beginning to feel she needed to bring something new into the mix to ensure success.

During our coaching session, Tina revealed that she tended to feel flustered at interviews, which made her sound nervous and mousey. She really wished she could feel peaceful confidence instead, so her abilities could shine through.

We worked on how she could feel more grounded, using a combination of coaching, Psychosynthesis psychology and Taoist visualisation techniques. She left with a strong sense of spaciousness and peace within.

Things moved very quickly after that: in half an hour, Tina texted me to say she'd been invited to an interview for the next day, for the job she wanted the most among those she'd recently applied for.

The next day at lunchtime, another text from Tina: 'I've got the job! This is amazing! From nowhere to a job in less than 24 hours! Wow! Thanks!'
Couples
A marriage no longer in trouble
Marion and Jack (names changed) called me because their marriage was in trouble and they were determined to find a way to stay together.

Their love for each other had not been extinguished, but the cracks in the relationship were serious.

I set up a special format for their sessions, to guide our joint conversations beyond the habitual patterns that had kept them trapped.

We began to uncover some of the 'underwater currents' that had been causing the cracks they'd worked so hard to cope with. Instead of coping with the cracks, we were able to divert the flow of how they functioned together into more productive patterns.

Sometime around our fifth session, Marion said something that signalled to me that the marriage was no longer in distress. We'd discussed how they would explain going out to the coaching sessions to their 13-year-old son. At first, when I suggested they could say they were taking care of the marriage, Marion had bristled. My phrasing was out of sync with how she was feeling: upset and betrayed, not at all in the frame of mind to 'tend the relationship'. She spoke of how it was rather in need of rescuing, not tending, and how her husband needed to sort out how he went about it. Five sessions later, when the topic of telling their son came up again, Marion spoke with surprise how the same phrase of 'taking care of their relationship' suddenly made sense. To me, it was an indication that the 'rescue' had been successful, and we were now in the much calmer territory of building up a new shape for their relationship for the future.

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Confidence
Career
Couples
Confidence
From feeling overwhelmed in social settings and daunted at the prospect of needing to meet new people, to a sense of calm and feeling a quiet confidence.

"It was a confusing time of addressing what I wanted to do with my life, whether I was making the right choices, how to be a confident and outgoing individual again...

Read full interview with Lauren Burrows below
Job in a day
Tina (changed name) came to me because she wanted to get better at showcasing her strengths at job interviews. She had been searching for a new job for several months and was beginning to feel she needed to bring something new into the mix to ensure success.

During our coaching session, Tina revealed that she tended to feel flustered at interviews, which made her sound nervous and mousey. She really wished she could feel peaceful confidence instead, so her abilities could shine through.

We worked on how she could feel more grounded, using a combination of coaching, Psychosynthesis psychology and Taoist visualisation techniques. She left with a strong sense of spaciousness and peace within.

Things moved very quickly after that: in half an hour, Tina texted me to say she'd been invited to an interview for the next day, for the job she wanted the most among those she'd recently applied for.

The next day at lunchtime, another text from Tina: 'I've got the job! This is amazing! From nowhere to a job in less than 24 hours! Wow! Thanks!'
Couples coaching

Maja and Jared called me because their marriage was in trouble and they were determined to find a way to stay together.

Their love for each other had not been extinguished, but the cracks in the relationship were serious.

Jared Hendrickson
Father, Artist, Teacher, Rock Star
I set up a special format for their sessions, to guide our joint conversations beyond the habitual patterns that had kept them trapped.

We began to uncover some of the 'underwater currents' that had been causing the cracks they'd worked so hard to cope with. Instead of coping with the cracks, we were able to re-shape the flow of how they interacted into more productive patterns.

Sometime around our fifth session, Maja said something that signalled to me that the marriage was no longer in distress. We had discussed before how they would explain going out to the coaching sessions to their 13-year-old son. At first, when I suggested they could say they were taking care of the marriage, Maja had bristled. My phrasing was out of sync with how she was feeling: upset and betrayed, not at all in the frame of mind to 'tend the relationship'. She spoke of how it was rather in need of rescuing, not tending, and how her husband needed to sort out how he went about it.

Five sessions later, when the topic of telling their son came up again, Maja spoke with surprise how the same phrase of 'taking care of their relationship' that I'd offered a few weeks ago suddenly made sense to her. To me, it was an indication that the 'rescue' had been successful, and we were now in the much calmer territory of building up a new shape for their relationship for the future.

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Regaining confidence
Interview with Lauren Burrows
Margarita:
Lauren, what motivated you to consider coaching?
Lauren:
Having lived abroad for a number of years, where life was intense and rich with new experiences, returning to the UK I was faced with a slower pace of life and confronted with the idea that I needed to meet new people.

It was a confusing time of addressing what I wanted to do with my life, whether I was making the right choices, how to be a confident and outgoing individual again in my home country.

I felt my inner critic was taking over my mind in social settings, I became way too acutely aware of what other people would think of me. Walking into a bar on my own wasn't something I ever wanted to do. Furthermore, I was conscious that I was stepping up into a managerial role at work, and as a quite shy individual, I needed to find the confidence to contribute at this higher level.
Margarita:
Had you already tried anything to help with those issues?
Lauren:
I had talked to my friends, who were always incredibly supportive, but nothing beyond that.
Margarita:
Did you have any misgivings or concerns when you were considering coaching with me?
Lauren:
In all honesty, I just wasn't sure if coaching with a psychology slant was for me.

What would I get out of it? Did I really need to dig deep into my feelings or were they simply trivial everyday problems that did not require professional guidance?

Not once did this misgiving appear throughout the time you were coaching me, and actually, the deep dive into my feelings revealed a lot more than I had expected.
Margarita:
What convinced you to go ahead to coach with me?
Lauren:
You were recommended to me by a friend. The energy in his voice, the way he described how he felt afterwards was captivating and enlightening. I felt that I wanted to also be like that.
Margarita:
What has changed for you as a result of our coaching work together?
Lauren:
In social settings, I do not even think about my insecurities anymore. My inner voice and critic has been wiped from my mind. Instead of thinking about what others are thinking of me, I own my quietness or my questions or my interaction. If I am quiet, it's because I am listening carefully. If I am louder, it is because I have something valuable to say, not because the space needs filling.

None of the social settings as before hold me back now, I can confidently walk into anywhere on my own. I can confidently talk to strangers around me anywhere I go. I feel like the person I have become is stronger and whilst there will always be low moments, that active part of my life remains like I never had any insecurities there.

I always came out of my coaching sessions glowing and feeling empowered.
I cannot thank you enough for that feeling and how it extended into my life.
Margarita Steinberg
Teacher-Trainer-Mentor-Coach
Margarita is a qualified Psychosynthesis Leadership Coach, and brings to her work a kaleidoscope of skills and experience: in teaching & training, creativity, counselling, psychology, language, career guidance and Life Design, and holistic health and spiritual practice.

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Margarita Steinberg
Teacher-Trainer-Mentor-Coach
Margarita is a qualified Psychosynthesis Leadership Coach, and brings to her work a kaleidoscope of skills and experience: in teaching & training, creativity, counselling, psychology, language, career guidance and Life Design, and holistic health and spiritual practice.

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