I work with clients to understand who they are, what is important to them, and what they want to achieve.
Surprise is the most common reaction when I talk about what I do: I have worked with what you might classically call ‘high performers’ and I have worked with people struggling so much with a basic sense of who they are that they felt at the very edge of breaking point. And the surprise? The number of times those descriptions fit the same person.
Over 20 years in multiple roles I have found one common focus: helping people to understand themselves, to focus on what they want and what they are good at, and giving them the tools to make progress.
Training as a professional coach was the culmination of that goal, and I have dedicated myself to it ever since.
Finding the right coach is as important as deciding that coaching is right for you. For a short conversation (with no obligation or pressure, I love talking to new people) get in touch.
Coaching sessions are at the core of a personal development or discovery plan. Put the focus on you.
Single sessions are ideal for exploring specific topics whenever required or as a way to discover whether coaching is right for you.
A longer session which allows a little more time to explore, enhanced by the opportunity to catch up with your coach between appointments.
Worried that you don't know where this will take you? Eight twice-monthly sessions provides the time to explore more fully.
Finding the right coach is as important as deciding that coaching is right for you. For a short, no-obligation conversation get in touch.
Workshops are standalone exercises that can be done at any time, either along with an ongoing coaching program or simply to explore your understanding of yourself and what you want to achieve.
Use the stories of your past to uncover your core identity and understand what drives you. Spread across 3 dedicated sessions this workshop has helped countless people finally join the dots and understand what motivates, inspires and fulfills them.
This workshop is built around an internationally recognised, research-backed profiling tool. With case studies showing success in improving communication and relationships with others, this workshop offers insights that can be put to use in a host of ways.
For groups of 10-30 this workshop will identify the common cause that your team will most naturally rally around. Excellent as a way of of establishing trust and honesty in teams, companies and any group who want to truly work together.
Not sure whether this is the right approach for you?
Great question. The answer is "it depends" but perhaps a more helpful answer is "we talk". Sometimes you will have a clear idea of what you want to cover in the session, or what it is you want to achieve, and that is where we start. This won't always be the case and then it is the role of a good coach to draw out what is on your mind, and help us establish together what a good use of our time together will be. Some of the most productive sessions start with "Well, I'm not really sure..."
Yes! At the start of every session we establish (or re-establish) boundaries, commitments, and confirm confidentiality. As a member of the Association for Coaching and Institute of Coaching I am bound by their codes of conduct (see website link for details)
You don't need to commit to a whole program of coaching in order to get benefit from coaching. For many people it is a big step and we can absolutely make progress in a single session. Of course there are benefits to working with your coach over a longer period, but single sessions can be very effective.
Yes, definitely, I'd love that. Choosing a coach is a deeply personal thing - just click the Let's Talk" button on this page to schedule a getting-to-know-you conversation.
Coaching sessions are the bread and butter of personal development - it's where we discover and defeat the challenges, get vulnerable, and do the work. Workshops have been developed to work very specifically on some common areas that, for some people, benefit from the kind of focus that comes from setting aside more time in a structured way. If it seems like it will be helpful, I'll bring it up.
You can, but you don't have to. You are very welcome to come and see me in person - usually at Park House in Swindon - or if you're within a reasonable drive of Swindon I can come to you (and yes this remains the case currently as at early September 2020). Alternatively we can meet by video (Zoom, Teams, or Skype)