photograph of Julia FryI’m Julia Fry, founder of itcamefromnowHere. On this site you’ll find tools for coaching yourself, alongside recommendations for using a coach. The self-coaching tools don’t compare to the focus of a coach but they do go some way to creating self awareness.

As you use the tools, you might find your mind wanders a bit and that’s completely normal, if somewhat frustrating. One of the benefits of using a coach is somehow the mind becomes very focused when another mind is focusing on it, and you get loads more insights and clarity than working alone.

My style of coaching is at the transformational / non-directional end of the coaching spectrum. One of my guiding principles is: you have the answers within you. I listen and ask questions that guide you to your own insights and solutions. Experience shows me you’re more likely to feel inspired to create and take actions based on your own answers than those directed at you by someone else.

P1190071I completed my training at Coaching Development, an International Coach Federation (ICF) accredited trainer, in 2006 (the ICF core coaching competencies are here) and ran my coaching practice for four years. In 2010, I hung up my coaching gloves to focus on my self-development (various forms of therapy). Despite being away from my coaching practice for seven years, I continued to use my coaching skills on myself, which is how I developed the art of self-coaching.

My hobbies involve rock climbing, writing, drawing and reading fiction and stuff about self development / awareness / mindfulness.