Supporting organisations and individuals to thrive

I offer both executive and individual coaching that enables people to think clearly and strategically around complex professional challenges, to step away and become focused upon what is most important.  This could be in relation to a career change, a promotion, an organisational restructure.  I enable people to cut through the confusion, the business and identify barriers and opportunities that require attention. To realise their highest goals/vision for where they would like to take themselves or their team.

Outcomes

Discover what is most important

Develop short and long term goals

Explore options, find what's right

Build confidence, motivation and focus

Develop and maintain strategic vision

Achieve goals

Approach

My coachees describe me as having a natural ability to guide thinking regarding the exploration of solutions to complex problems with curiosity and focus. They tell me they feel deeply heard within my sessions and empowered to take actions inline with their higher goals. I have invested in tools to cut through conversations and reach a deeper level of thinking and understanding.  My approach facilitates a thinking environment (Nancy Kline, 2002), where I use questioning techniques to develop clarity around potential actions, allowing for a collaborative approach were the coachee guides the conversation and actions. GROW, CLEAR and a number of psychological models such as Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, Self As Instrument, and some of my own reflective tools are used to enrich thinking and identify and unblock barriers to progress. These tools are used with care and only offered where appropriate, my attention is always upon the needs of the coachee.

Examples of Executive Coaching

Academic Promotion

Early and Middle Career Researchers can become overwhelmed by responsibilities, the array of projects and the opportunities available to them. I support the mapping of these, the identification of strategic priorities on an individual and team/department level, the identification of challenges hampering progress, the creation of solutions and goals in relation to this so that outcomes are meaningful.

School Leadership

Heads within primary and secondary schools can become overwhelmed with the day to day. I create a space to think clearly and strategically around the challenges of school improvement, specifically converting schools into academies. Within these conversations heads create a vision, identify challenges, map options, test solutions and hold themselves accountable either individually or through a three way coaching agreement.

University Leadership

Heads of school within Universities can become overwhelmed with the day to day. Working with me creates a space to recognise wider priorities within the challenges and agendas of the teams and structures involved. I enable resilience and support the identification of strategic priorities for both them and the wider team/department, breaking this down into manageable goals over a set period.

Examples of Individual Coaching

Career Change

Those wishing to leave the security of a post or industry can struggle with fear of the unknown. Working with me enables exploration into what an alternative future looks like, mapping priorities, options, developing these options, ideally within the safety of employment, can be powerful in facilitating a transition that is meaningful and fulfilling.

Business start up

Those wanting to move into consultancy or other areas of business can experience an uncertainty regarding what to do first. I support clarity regarding offer, set up, infrastructure, processes necessary to start receiving clients. I also problem solve regarding the development of business acumen, communicating with clients and closing sales.

PhD Transition

Post Graduate Researchers and PhD graduates can feel paralysed by the career options available to them. Working with me creates a space to identify what is most important, to map career options, identify transferable skills from the doctorate and beyond and to create a career plan to facilitate confidently moving towards the next professional challenge.

Choose A Coaching Package

I offer 3 coaching packages and one-off sessions either online or in person across the north west of England. Depending upon what you would like to achieve and your budget I can recommend the best approach based upon a 30-minute conversation. I welcome those wanting to better understand what coaching can offer, the right fit is important and as a well-connected member of the coaching community I am very happy to make referrals.

EXECUTIVE COACHING

BRONZE PACKAGE

  • Chemistry and goal clarification meeting
  • Five sessions of up to 1.5 hours
  • Email support in-between sessions
  • Access to any resources to support goals
  • A review and evaluation session

EXECUTIVE COACHING

GOLD PACKAGE

  • Chemistry and goal clarification meeting
  • Twenty sessions of up to 1.5 hours
  • Email support in-between sessions
  • Access to any resources to support goals
  • Two reviews and an evaluation session

EXECUTIVE COACHING

SILVER PACKAGE

  • Chemistry and goal clarification meeting
  • Ten sessions of up to 1.5 hours
  • Email support in-between sessions
  • Access to any resources to support goals
  • One review and an evaluation session

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