How I work
Conscious, curious, compassionate, creative, courageous, connected.
These are attributes of great self leaders. These are the qualities I work with my clients to develop when they come to me for coaching on any aspect of their careers. These are also the key steps in our coaching journey together.
Most of us go through our lives unconscious, habituated, unaware of what 's going on, how it's getting in our way and how it's affecting the way we show up in our lives and our careers. The first step in our coaching journey is getting conscious. When we can name what's going on, we can start to manage it.
Then we get curious. Curious about everything that is holding you back. My job is to help you get perspective, to shine a light on things that are there, but that you can't see, to ask you questions that might rattle your thinking, that will definitely shift you out of your comfort zone, and that may result in you saying "I didn't know that I could think about it this way".
It takes self compassion to move forward, to shift away from an inner critic voice that has been spinning you a lifelong version of the truth to keep you safe in a set of coping strategies that keep you small.
It takes self compassion to quieten your inner critic and kick start the process of redefining what's true for you.
Once you are ready to redefine your truth, we engage creativity. We brainstorm and think laterally about how you could do things differently, how you could be different. My job is to create a safe space for you to truly think for yourself, to design big leaps, to imagine your future, to design your actions.
We work on bold, heartfelt and generative gift goals - goals that are intrinsically motivating and then we map out the steps towards your goals using 3 horizon thinking.
Action requires courage. We access your courage using various techniques including multiple brain integration techniques, connecting with your future self, and strengthening your connection to your goals. We work on accessing your courage to be kind rather than nice, to be directly challenging while being deeply caring, and by having the courage to be brutally honest with yourself.
My clients finish their coaching journey with me feeling more connected.
Connected to themselves through greater self awareness.
Connected to others because they have strengthened their communication, their self-advocacy, their positioning, their ability to be kind rather than nice.
Connected to their purpose.
Connected to their competence.
Connected to their career.
What My Clients Say
Mbali Milanzi, Director Of Sales And Business Development at Tshepa Basadi Group (PTY) LTD
I have a sizable list of people who have played a crucial role in my career and business journey and Briony is certainly high on that list. Briony has challenged me to have difficult conversations with the people around me, and she’s taught me to create a holistic life, by making space for more me time, and doing things that are more meaningful outside of work. She has also challenged me to put myself out there. Briony is one of the kindest, most compassionate, direct, and firm people that I know. I look up to
Briony and she’s a valuable part my network.