Treasure Maps - a simple tool to help you get to where you want to go

I work with people who need a bit of a helping hand to rediscover what makes them shine, be energised and succeed. This post gives you a simple tool to help you succeed and overcome barriers

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Kim Morgan introduced me to this tool a few months back and I love it. 

Flexible, energising and transformational and a useful structure you can use to help you move forward. I've used it around projects, challenges, relationships and conversations

The Treasure Map is a great tool to help you visualise where you want  to get to, understand what's stopping you and then find the ways that will help you move towards success. 

Have a go:

  • visualise success and draw/write words to describe what's happening them. Be as specific as you can - what is happening, what are you seeing, what are you doing, what results have you secured, what are people saying, how are you feeling, how are you celebrating your success?
  • draw  or write words to describe where you are now;
  • think about what's stopping you from getting there, write down each barrier 
  • take each barrier or hurdle at a time and write down the actions you took which helped you get to your future world
  • design your stepping stones to get you to success.

Why do I love this tool? I think it's because it gives you control,  frees up creativity and is so flexible. 

Looking back on my NLP training  many years ago I always loved work around well-formed outcomes and future pacing. The Treasure Map builds on these NLP approaches and really works.

Good luck


A bit about me

As a former Chief Executive, I now work as an independent coach and mentor. I love my work as a coach and get great satisfaction and joy from watching my clients grow and succeed

My clients often describe their work with me as challenging, energising, thought provoking and practical. Take a look at my Linked In page to get a feel for how client's see their experience of investing in coaching

Outside of my coaching work, I paint a bit, sew bright. flowery fabric together to make quilts, help run a community Arts Festival and support my husband's studio glass business

Please get in touch if I can ever be of any help.

Sandra Whiles

Director, Sandra Whiles Coaching Ltd

I work with people who need a bit of a helping hand to rediscover what makes them shine, be energised and succeed. I love my work as a coach, helping people, organisations, groups, teams and partnerships succeed and supporting small businesses to transform their ideas into reality. All of my work is grounded in a coaching approach and builds on my experience and success in shaping and leading individuals, teams, organisations and partnerships over many years. Before setting up my business in 2016, I worked for 35 years in the public sector. My last job was as Chief Executive for Blaby District Council in Leicestershire, described as "a great council" by the LGA in 2015 with very high levels of public satisfaction and staff engagement. Having trained with Barefoot Coaching Ltd, I am a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation, hold a postgraduate certificate in coaching from the University of Chester, have done specialist training in Team Coaching and am a qualified NLP Practitioner. Sustainability is very important to me, so my work is designed and delivered in ways that give clients tools and approaches to use to maintain and build on their successes after their work with me is completed.