Our vision is to see every complementary health practitioner loving their work and achieving their vision.
I was born to coach, of that I have no doubt. It was in the year 2000 that I became aware of the profession of coaching, through the book Natural Born Winners by Robin Sieger, and that the profession was alive and flourishing here in the UK.
Prior to that, I had built a successful career in the environmental sector, working first in consultancy and then managing a business on behalf of a leading waste company. I was an expert in my field, built a very profitable business – growing several hundred percent in my time there – and largely enjoyed it along the way. But something was missing. Managing a small team gave me the opportunity to develop and enable others, and to develop my skills in business structures and systems, which was great, but once I discovered I could earn a living by enabling others to realise their potential, I knew there would be only one outcome – me working full time as a coach.
During 2002, I discovered the topic that fired me up – and that has become Painless Practice. So, to my clients I bring some business experience, particularly in structures and people-friendly systems, but mainly an in-built desire to see them realise their potential, coupled with my certain brand of humour.
‘Smile and the world smiles with you’ underpins my approach to life – I believe I am only here once and I intend to enjoy it!
Alongside my coaching business, I am involved with the local community here in South Oxfordshire, and help run a charity linking with a rural community in South Africa (www.choko.org.uk). I have a lovely wife, Bev and our passion is travel. We have been lucky enough to see and feel some of the spectacular opportunities this earth has to offer, and continue to explore both close to home and further afield. I am a grudging runner and walker, but much prefer relaxing with good food and a drink. It is no coincidence that Choko’s biggest fundraiser is a beer festival!
During the last 4 years, my practice has doubled in size. Whereas people I met used to say ’I didn’t know you were there (as an osteopath)’, they now say ’I know who you are’. Painless practice have been a continual source of motivation and inspiration. They’ve pulled me into check when I’m trying to do something daft, been a shoulder to cry on when needed, and steered me towards the high road.
Whether you are a Richard Branson or a Dot Cotton, Painless Practice will help you to use your best attributes and identify if and where you should seek some help.
Working with Painless Practice has enabled me to get closer to my business goals.
Robin Adams, Littleham Osteopathic Clinic