"Feeling understood and valued is fundamental

to how we function as people."



To nurture yourself is to connect with you on every level – head, heart and soul

Hello, my name is Tess and I am the founder of Connect 3 Coaching.

As an experienced primary school teacher and school leader, I saw first-hand the real need for support for children and families beyond the classroom. I listened to my head, followed my heart, and ventured into the classroom of life, to discover how I could help children and grown-ups alike achieve their full potential. 

I was also feeling restless in my career, working ludicrous hours and losing sight of the supposed work-life balance we’re all told to have. I became stressed and anxious, yet felt powerless to change anything even though I was sure I had so much more to offer. 

Taking control, I decided to study for further qualifications so that I could work with children in a different way. I’m so happy I dared to change direction.

Feeling understood and valued is fundamental to how we function as people. This applies to children and adults just the same. We all need to be nurtured in order to grow – and we don’t stop growing just because we’ve reached our full shoe size! To nurture yourself is to connect with YOU on every level – head, heart and soul.

The sooner in life that we are open to those three connections, the sooner we can accept ourselves for all that we are – and all that we want to be.

I am absolutely passionate about the happiness of your children and I look forward to empowering them – and you – HEAD, HEART and SOUL!

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How To Do Life Book

Why Coaching?

Imagine if life came with a handbook. How useful would that be?

Imagine if life came with a handbook.

Imagine if – for example – being a kid, having kids, achieving the perfect career, dealing with trauma, or generally picking yourself up, dusting yourself down and getting on with ‘it’ came with their own unique sets of personalised instructions.

How useful would those be?

Coaching is the next best thing.

Coaching is not counselling, therapy or advice. It’s an opportunity to challenge yourself, guided by your coach to become the version of yourself you want to be. Using a combination of therapeutic techniques and all the tools of the trade of a career in teaching, my job is to help you get to know yourself better so that you can choose your direction and take the steps you want on your new journey.

I believe that the happiness, success, confidence and inner peace we crave as human beings are right there at your fingertips, and sometimes you just need a little help to take hold. I did – and that help enabled me to look for ways to bring about the change I was so eager to make. Now, as a fully qualified Professional Coach, a Master Practitioner of  Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Coaching and Hypnotherapy, and also a certified Children’s NLP Coach, it’s my turn to help you take those steps as the next chapter of your own journey begins.

I work with respect, honesty, integrity and imagination to help you, your child or your organisation achieve the mind-set and the ethos you want.

Your potential is entirely available to you and I look forward to helping you fulfil it.

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