Kim Bailey – Founder Of Purple Genie Life Coaching – Trainer, Life Coach, Master NLP Practitioner, Counsellor & Hypnotherapist & Three Principles Facilitator
Main Experience= Community, Professional and Personal Development
Ever since I was a child people that were sad would talk to me and I would open my mouth and find that words would just flow out without me thinking about it and I would show them a different way to view their current situation as they would smile and laugh and shortly after I’d discover that I had helped them let go of what was hurting them.
I’ve had many jobs in the private, public and voluntary sectors but life has always given me the opportunities of helping people by working in Mental Health and it all started In 1983 while working as a hairdresser.
Many of my clients would confide in me about their various issues and after speaking with them they would say things like “I always feel so much better after speaking with you Kim”.
I started to realise that I really felt good that I could make a difference with a conversation and people would think differently and feel better and then one day, a lady said to me have you ever thought about becoming a counsellor Kim?
This question actually changed my life as I came to the realisation that although I enjoyed making people look good on the outside, my true passion lay in that it made them feel good on the inside.
I started to consider a career in counselling but the problem I had was that at school I did not achieve very much and for a time I did not have the confidence or self-belief that someone like me could be a counsellor.
Never would I have thought that I would have been able to do this and I wouldn’t have believed you if you’d told me I’d go on to manage teams in the National Health Service.
Next I begun working for the NHS & Council at the grass roots level and I worked in a cross section of communities, with many people from all works of life from the very young to the elderly and everyone in between.
I participated in, created and developed many different successful projects, programmes & partnerships with agencies and local communities.
I’m proud that many of these continue to support local people to this day and this came to fruition thanks to the innovative activists and inspirational motivators we have in our society.
I also became a trainer and delivered many programs in a variety of health topics such as relationships & sexual health, drugs and alcohol awareness, health and well-being, food and nutrition and changing behaviours.
Eventually my love for people and for making a difference outweighed the lack of confidence and the self limiting beliefs that I had and I continued my journey and I qualified as a Person Centered Counsellor.
I want you to be able to be free from these self-limiting beliefs and to have as much confidence as you can handle so that rather than gambling and waiting years for life to give you the experiences you need, you can have it right now and do what you truly want to do.
Years later I discovered Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) which took my counselling skills to levels I couldn’t believe and I was further blown away by how much faster the changes happened for my clients.
I was fortunate enough to do my NLP training with John Grinder (one of the co-founders of NLP) so I really got to learn from the best and see the true potential of the psychological tools at work and this inspired me so much more…
I became so eager to learn as I recognised that it was this knowledge that allowed me to help people turn their lives around so shortly after I returned to the NLP Academy and qualified as an NLP Master Practitioner and a Hypnotherapist.
Then it was Life Coaching which gave me more tools, techniques and knowledge that have made such a fabulous difference to not only the people I’ve worked with, but to my own life.
In recent years I discovered The Three Principles of Mind, Thought & Consciousness and I must say I will be eternally grateful as this simple understanding has transformed so many lives and so quickly.
And since then I have been living my dream of making a difference! If you would like to work with me after reading about my journey of self-discovery and would like to have a chat about your journey then please call or email.