Why I Joined The Greater Manchester Coaching Collective?
Our first time working together was electric. Touched by the dramatic affect of the Thomas Cook collapse, from a seed of an idea came a pro bono support package of executive coaching and human resource consulting. In just days we were able to offer over 660 hours of support to effected Thomas Cook employees.
We are deeply committed to coaching as a tool for change and have talked passionately about what good practice looks like in this space. We have shared frameworks, tools, readings, thoughts and ideas; engaged in professional development through group supervision, coaching and virtual learning. I feel stimulated by the skill, knowledge, experience, integrity and commitment of the Collective.
The Coaching Collective offer is the result of a desire to provide diversity and quality to my clients and beyond, coaching is not a one size fits all, and excellent coaching benefits from collaboration. I believe deeply in this approach and I want to enable as many people as possible to have their best possible experience from coaching, especially during this very intense and challenging period of transition.
We have already started working with organisations as a Collective but there is capacity for us to do more. If you are considering coaching as part of your recovery plan, perhaps you can see the need to support the resilience of your staff right now, maybe you recognise the need to look carefully at your approach moving forward in order to come out of this stronger. We are a knowledgeable and highly driven team who work together to provide a single point of contact for a range of coaching needs. Do get in touch either through the link or directly.
What I bring as a Coach
I support people to develop clarity during periods of transition through research, workshops and executive coaching. All are underpinned by a coaching approach, enabling my clients to listen deeply to their current reality, the environment around them and opportunities for navigating and directing change.
With a background in the charity and higher education sectors, and a keen interest in enabling people to be the best version of themselves, I have spent many years practically and theoretically exploring factors that shape and block people’s thinking in relation to actively planning and navigating their career. I hold a Doctorate in career transition focusing upon the development of agency in decision making, particularly in spaces that are highly structured such as large bureaucratic or hierarchical organisations.
As a qualified Executive Coach and active member of the ICF (International Coaching Federation) I supports leaders from a variety of sectors including heads of school within the primary, secondary and University sectors, academics in research and teaching, and business leaders initiating, scaling or pivoting a project. Across my coaching I am able to support the identification of priorities and how to navigate / put in place structures to achieve these, to cut through the confusion and focus with attention and motivation upon what is most important.
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