Background, Coaching & Training Experience
Balbir is a Personal Development and Communication Specialist that includes Soft Skills, Leadership and Management Training as well as a Mentoring, Performance and Life Coaching.
She believes, and is living proof, that no matter what your background, when your WHY is big enough, the HOW will show up. You just need to be determined enough to have the discipline to do what it takes to achieve your aspirations.
She passionately believes in self-development and leadership as the route to personal and professional success and that individuals need different tools and techniques depending on where they are in life and therefore has an eclectic approach.
She has appeared on BBC Asian current affairs programme about the cultural impact of being a divorced woman, presented at NLP Conferences, written relationship articles for NLP magazines, been quoted as an expert in Psychologies Magazine, and been a resident life coach and contributor to BBC Radio Gloucestershire.
She is a specialist in Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD), phobias, anxiety, grief counselling and ran a support group for those affected by suicide for the charity SOBS (Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide). She was the first Chair of International Women of Chesham group and was Trustee of a Charitable Trust delivering low cost therapy to the community in Berkshire, UK.
Balbir is an intuitive empath and has a varied coaching and training background spanning over 20 years. At her private coaching practice in Harley Street, London she worked with, but not exclusively, corporate professionals, entrepreneurs, solicitors, athletes, women returners, under graduates, academy students, teachers.
Balbir qualified as a trainer of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) with the co-founder, John Grinder and achieved her Motivational Interviewing Practitioner with the co-founders, Miller and Rollnick. She was one of the first in the UK to qualify as an accredited coach with the Coaching Academy. Wanting to understand the connection between the conscious and unconscious minds she achieved a Diploma in Advanced Hypnotherapy allowing her to facilitate those wishing to lose weight or stop smoking. She encompasses Emotional Intelligence and Appreciative Inquiry in her work having assisted colleagues on such trainings. As a yoga instructor she draws on the importance of mindfulness, meditation and breath work in personal empowerment.
Balbir enjoys walking in nature, yoga, dancing, African and Shamanic drumming. Born into the Sikh faith – she was destined to be a life-long ‘seeker.’
Transforming and empowering through trainings has included AkzoNobel (Dulux) | Imperial College London| Microsoft | Prince’s Trust, | Tribal Group | Noble Manhattan Coaching | Action Acton | NHS Hounslow Primary Care Trust | Reading YMCA | Gloucester City Council | Ealing Council | Avanta Group | Thames Valley Housing | Oxford Spires Academy | Civil Service (UK).
Approach & Benefits
Client centred, solution focused eclectic approach to personal and professional development that draws on practical psychology, questioning, transforming negative conscious and unconscious conditioning, beliefs and behaviours facilitating individuals to be the best they can be regardless of their gender, age, sexual orientation and culture.
The benefits of Balbir’s approach include:
- Enhanced emotional intelligence and self-management techniques
- Being able to motivate different types of personality
- More effective verbal and non-verbal communication
- Developing more clarity of mind and physical energy
- Being an inspiring leader
- Discovering, owning and playing to own strengths
- Having strategies to manage stress, anxiety and unforeseen hurdles
- Operating with flexible behaviour and being able to respond positively to feedback
“The most practical, life changing training I have ever received and Balbir presented it in a very user friendly way – well done! “ NLP Training
“Balbir is a great insightful trainer and the communication skills training will definitely help me improve situations on the reception and customer handling front.” Rapport and Communication Training Delegate
“An excellent team building programme. I have learnt a lot. As a manager I am inspired to rethink the way I plan and present my work. Well Done!” Team Building Training, AkzoNobel, UK
“The Motivational Interviewing training was extremely beneficial. I will be putting into practice the skills I learnt immediately. Balbir was very patient, helpful and explained everything clearly including challenging questions from the group.” Motivational Interviewing Training, Imperial College, London.
“Balbir succeeded in creating a training course specific and relevant to our particular client group of women seeking to return to employment. She facilitated in a way that allowed attendees to interact while learning skills and knowledge that can be applied to their individual goals and aspirations. The one-to-one coaching sessions were invaluable to building confidence.” Women’s Confidence in Workplace Training
“The coaching sessions have kept me focused on my goals and working practices. I am now much more aware of how I communicate and the impact I am having on the team. This has resulted in me being more relaxed and has actually earned the respect of others. Many thanks!” 121 Coaching
“I couldn’t believe, just after one session, that I was able to walk over a bridge without feeling sweaty, short of breath and stupid. Heights are no longer an issue. I feel so free and can just get on with my life. Thank you Balbir! ” 121 Transforming Phobia client
“Balbir is able to grasp the issue very quickly whilst remaining respectful of where the person is. She is a good listener and very insightful about human behaviour.” 121 Coaching