What is coaching and how could it help you?
Coaching offers a confidential relationship with a trained professional in which you can explore areas of your personal or professional life that you’d like to change, formulate meaningful goals for work and life and develop the skills to achieve these.
The role of a coach is not to give advice although there may be times when I will offer up a professional opinion or some personal reflections for you to consider. As your coach, my job is to enable you to reflect more deeply on your goals, generate fresh thinking, try out different behaviours and make positive choices.
I have over 30 years' experience of working with leaders including at Executive Board level and can help with a range of different leadership and career challenges. I can also offer skills development sessions e.g. communicating with greater impact or assertiveness, interview techniques or making presentations.
Coaching programmes and individual sessions are tailored to suit your particular needs in terms of their length and frequency. Many clients will opt for an initial programme of 6 sessions with each lasting for 60 or 90 minutes. I can be flexible in terms of location and am often able to travel to your place of work depending on its location.
I have a wealth of experience in supporting people from all walks of life and testimonials are available on request. The kind of issues people bring include:
Career change and other life transitions
Preparing for interviews or promotions
Return to work following illness/maternity/career break
Becoming more assertive
Managing stress and building personal resilience
Communicating with impact
Managing difficult relationships at home or work
Redundancy and job search
My coaching experience and credentials
I have a long and successful track record of working as an executive coach.
My career as a coach spans 30 years and I have had the privilege of working with some fantastic people and in a variety of environments. I love the variety of my coaching work and am equally at home working with the Executive Board of a £3bn professional services firm as I am with people at risk of homelessness retraining as chefs in an inner city charity. References are available on request.
My training as a psychotherapist means that I bring a distinctive level of rigour and skill to my work as a coach and I adhere to the same ethical and professional standards in my coaching.