I recently asked some people in my coaching community what webinar topics they would get the most value from. A few people came back with the theme of – how to focus on their vision when ‘everything‘ is falling apart? Sounds like a great topic to me. I’ve felt things falling apart so many times that I’ve lost count. I’m sure we all feel like that at times. […]
About Tristan Soames
I am a coach, a facilitator and NLP Master Trainer. I am someone who helps people figure things out for themselves.
My personal journey has largely informed my work. I have had many personal challenges and I have managed to turn my life around, some might say against the odds. That has now become my life’s work; to help other people resolve their personal challenges so that they can create the life they want.
I had an unstable childhood, with a very violent father who was in and out of prison. At the age of seven I was sent to live with my grandparents, who were both Colonels in the army. I was suddenly thrown into an emotionally cold and strict military environment. I have since moved beyond the dysfunctions of my childhood, depression and low self-esteem and ended up running a number of successful businesses.
In some respects, I’ve been there, done that and got the t-shirt. I have been homeless, beaten and broke, but ultimately I’ve grown richer for all these challenging experiences and I now love what I do – I get to help others turn their lives around which is hugely rewarding to see and be a part of. I continue to learn, grow and heal and I commit to supporting others to do the same.
Entries by Tristan Soames
I ran a Retreat out here in Goa last month and started by sharing that “crisis = breakthrough”. I had just been through a personal crisis which manifested itself physically, with a cricked neck and back. I quickly recognised that because I had a serious physical crisis, I was being offered an opportunity to have […]
“You have the beach, you have the sun and you have amazing content for your mind – Thank you Tristan for this opportunity” Really looking forward to next January’s NLP Retreat in Goa
“Life is a daring adventure or nothing at all” – Helen Keller Again, I’ve got so much to update you on in this newsletter. But how does one get to the essence, when there is so much content to share? How do we cut to the chase – to what’s most important? To my mind, that’s […]
I launched my coaching business about a decade ago. At first I knew nothing about the business of coaching. Then I knew a little more. And then I put my toe in the water and found out that I really could make a difference. But the business of coaching is so different to the world of coaching. I tried marketing and selling and fell flat […]
You can’t escape your destiny. And you can’t ignore your calling…. Not for long anyway! Long ago, I remember reading a book that (over) simplified life. It made sense, but as with many theories, they are often somewhat different from our lived experience. The theory was essentially this. Whatever happens in life we have two […]
There’s so much to share since my last update… where to start?! I had an outpouring of love and support from my last newsletter which triggered a couple of responses. First, a big thank you to all of you who got in touch with words of support. It was actually quite overwhelming, but lovely to know that my blog on […]
I was so taken with NLP when I first came across it because it was clearly a powerful framework for creating rapid change. I recognised this wasn’t just positive thinking or some tool or process, but a way of enquiry into the truth. The more of the truth I saw, the more beautiful and compelling […]
Having suffered from depression, I’ve come to recognise the many unexpected gifts of this paralysing label. Experiencing depression, hopelessness or being stuck gives us a choice, unconscious though it is for most. We can subscribe to the label and the idea that we don’t play a part in this very real and debilitating diagnosis; in […]
Forest Gump said that “life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get.” And boy, was he right! For much of my formative years I battled with myself and life. I had an insatiable need to know, to have a sense of understanding and control. While we can create […]