The Happiness Coach
About Gina Bastiani
After working for 30 years in corporate training and development, I had first-hand experience that showed me that many techniques used in engaging people at work, or in their personal lives, simply did not work. Instead, individuals are increasingly forced to try to find ways to “fit” into situations which are ultimately unhelpful to them, their situation and the people around them. Coaching and NLP supports people to find their own version of happiness, whether this be on a personal level or within a structured organisation. In the corporate world, happier employees are happier team players, which make for a more creative and more productive team who are committed to the goals of the business. Learning and understanding how to empower these individuals was paramount to my role and the company’s success.
I am a firm believer that one-to-one coaching is a brilliant way to help individuals to overcome self-limiting beliefs, build confidence, encourage personal development through motivation and building a positive psychology. The ability to think positively is so important in finding happiness, building success and leading a healthy lifestyle. By encouraging these thought processes, I can help people to move on with their lives and past damaging beliefs that are preventing them from moving on and building their own lives and happiness.
The methods use the ability to understand issues holding people back, and the ability to motivate past them was a skill that I wanted to bring to a wider group so that others could begin helping people too.
For the past 3 years, I have been involved with the Action For Happiness organisation, an International charity which explores and encourages people from all backgrounds and cultures around the world to identify what is important to them, and where to find their own happiness. Committed to building a more caring and happier society, it encourages individuals to care less about material concerns and care more about themselves and the happiness of others.
Working closely with Action For Happiness, Cancer UK and Barnardo’s, The Happiness Coach teaches individuals techniques that enable them to reduce stress and anxiety and manage depression through personal development and positive psychology. For all organisations, we can adapt our positive coaching programmes to the needs of the individuals. For Barnardo’s, this includes focusing on confidence and positive energy for those going through adoption and fostering processes. For Cancer UK, this means focusing on a positive psychology to encourage healthy energy and motivation to improve quality of life.
For corporate environments, employers have an increasing desire and commitment to the welfare of their workforce, in which mental wellbeing plays a huge role. Working with businesses as well as emergency services, we help people to develop stress management and wellbeing programmes that support their employees so that they can continue our work without us. Scientifically proven, business coaching, career coaching, motivation and confidence building strategies are hugely beneficial both physically and psychologically.
Coaching, ACT, NLP and DBT skills equip people with powerful tools they can use to help them to move from where they are to where they want to be, having tremendous impacts on their own personal happiness outside of the corporate environment. Being able to use the techniques we provide, people are able to discover their own inner strength and resourcefulness that we have had the amazing privilege to provide.
Training, Qualifications & Experience
- Professional coaching diploma (life, performance and business)
- Certified practitioner of NLP (ABNLP accredited)
- Mindfulness Now qualified and accredited teacher
- Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- DBT (Dialectic Behaviour Therapy) Skills Training
- Positive Psychology practitioner
- EFT level 1 & 2 (AAMET registered member)
- Member of the Guild of Coaching & NLP
- Action for happiness course leader
- DBS (enhanced) certified
- Full professional insurance.