Coaching done well is life changing.
I am dedicated to creating a deep connection with my clients. This connection between us, and your ardent desire to learn and grow are the critical ingredients for a powerful coaching relationship.
Coaching is about helping you to see new and smart ways to use your strengths, attention and energy so that you can create more of the life you want. Ten years ago, most companies engaged a coach to help fix problem behaviours. Today, coaching is about developing the capabilities of high-potential performers in the context of their organisation’s strategy and business priorities.
My clients achieve results across many or all of these areas:
Leading and thriving during change
Making successful role and career transitions
Leading, influencing and motivating others
Managing and responding to challenging group dynamics
Managing and influencing upwards and navigating internal politics
Operating in an uncertain, complex and ambiguous environment
Prioritising competing work demands
Simultaneously managing career and life changes at home
My coaching partnerships are successful because they are founded on trust and courage and deep commitment.
I have unconditional positive regard for my clients. I have no agenda other than serving you powerfully - you can trust that I am always on your side.
In my coaching partnerships I encourage people to connect with their courage and go places they’ve not been before. I will challenge your thinking and stimulate your creativity. I will support you to examine your behaviours so you can see more clearly how these manifest within the systems in which you operate. I will show you tools and techniques for dealing with situations and managing yourself more effectively. I will give you encouragement and build your confidence.
Your deep commitment is a prerequisite. The value and the success we create in this partnership together is directly proportional to the level of courage and commitment you bring to this work.
I bring heartfelt care and incisive insight to create a valuable depth to our connection – making it easier to hold the space for reflection and profound or difficult conversations.
We work together to bring to light your aspirations and intentions and design actions and enduring changes to honour these.
Every client relationship is unique.
Sometime my clients have a sense of ‘moving at the wrong speed’: either they feel like they’re stuck and going too slow, and so we may decide to focus our coaching conversations towards action, or else if they feel overstretched, burned out and moving too fast, the coaching can offer vital thinking space and time for reflection.
At our first session together I will partner with you in a thought-provoking conversation so we can design the coaching assignment according to your individual needs.
You are more likely to succeed in developing new skills and habits if you have my coaching support in defining and working towards your goals. Through our work together you can expect to find:
space to reflect and experience expansive perspective and insight
clarity around your aspirations and direction
intentional and inspirational leadership presence
increased confidence and ability to make changes
more conscious and effective communication
increased ability to diffuse stress and conflict
improved ability to moderate unintended responses or behaviours
These attributes provide you an overall improved leadership performance quality, as well as greater levels of energy, happiness and effectiveness at work.
My expertise is drawn from a range of perspectives including leadership theory, psychology, neuroscience and coaching approaches, underpinned by formal qualifications in business (MPA) and Leadership Coaching (ILM and CMI).
I am experienced and skilled in coaching leaders to work through challenges and transform their learning into results for their organisation, as well as working with senior managers as they prepare for more significant leadership roles.
My clients don’t come from any particular field or industry, but they are all inspirational and fiercely motivated to create change in their lives.