Karen Hayns MSc - Future Perfect
Hello and welcome to Future Perfect.
I am an independent post-graduate qualified Executive, Group and Life coach with more than 25 years' experience in business. My goal is simple; to help every client find ways of fulfilling their potential by creating meaningful change in their lives and at work. This I do with a mix of business and private clients.
What can you expect from me?
As a coach I care deeply about creating meaningful change, however, good outcomes are just part of the process. What really makes the difference is awareness, an art-form which involves learning about yourself and those around you, how you experience the world and how others in your world experience you.
To really understand who you are and what you want takes practice and patience which I believe is a lifelong process and one which needs to be encouraged and embraced.
How does coaching fit in?
This is where coaching can really help. I truly believe that the right coaching relationship has a magical quality to it. It has the power to free you up so that you can learn to become truly aware of who you are, and in doing so, create new choice and possibility in all areas of your life.
Together we'll create many opportunities to learn about yourself and then explore ways of how you can capitalise on your attributes in your life and at work. We'll also look at the things that trip you up, including those behaviours others see that you don't. It is by bringing this new information into your consciousness that becomes key to creating choice and change in your life. This I do in a curious, respectful way that encourages reflection and self-enquiry.
It is very liberating to be able to share your experiences, take positive steps to re-gain control or re-balance an aspect of your life that isn't working well, without feeling judged. It's like a whole new world of possibility opens up, be it on a personal or professional basis and the results can be truly life changing.
So, if you are curious and open-minded, then the world really is your oyster.
Training, qualifications & experience
I offer clients extensive experience in legal and professional services (partnerships), outsourcing/offshoring and retail. Over the years I have worked with culturally diverse teams and specialised in delivering business change programmes to international and global businesses, working to overcome organisational issues such as fear, loss of control and mis-trust.
Clients and colleagues describe me as trustworthy, insightful, and deeply respectful and someone that can be relied upon in good times and bad. I also came to realise that learning from failure and understanding why things go wrong is just as important as the sense of satisfaction and the thrill of success when things go well.
Coaching experience – one-to-one and groups
My work is a mix of one-to-one, leadership team and team coaching where I typically work with groups of up to 8 although I have worked with groups of up to 25. My preference, however, is the intimacy of smaller groups where the dynamics of interpersonal relationships can more easily be experienced by all members. This leads to greater group cohesion, better outcomes and where any earlier tension gives rise to new insights which in turn helps members to understand, appreciate and embrace individual differences. I work with teams at all stages of development, from formation to adjournment (endings).
My style is eclectic which means I draw on a number of coaching theories and models to inform my work. Every piece of work I do, be it on a one-to-one basis or in groups, is bespoke and co-created with my clients. I have a preference to work at the level of awareness and insight as opposed to working on goals and outcomes per se. This is because I fundamentally believe that coaching should offer a different kind of experience which creates an environment that frees people up to think well and to think clearly about issues which matter to them.
I also know from experience that the world of business demands more for less and is growth and outcomes based and so I like to work with this paradox using an approach which places equal value on personal learning (the insight part) and business performance (goals and outcomes) so that my clients remain in service of their customers and colleagues and in doing so are able to create meaningful change for themselves and their organisations.
Issues explored include, career transition, relational conflict, achieving a sense of purpose, understanding personal values, relationship with time, stress and overwhelm, awareness (self and others), understanding strengths and finding meaningful work, trust and mis-trust, complex issue resolution using action learning sets, developing empathy, life balance, competition and rivalry, reputation and brand.
Qualifications, training & memberships
I have an MSc in Coaching & Behavioural Change with Henley Business School and I am a registered Executive coach and coach on the school’s Executive MBA programme. Clients include leaders from Europe, the US and Asia, and from a range of sectors and disciplines. I am a member of APECS (Association for Professional Executive Coaching & Supervision) and keep my practice relevant and ethical through regular Supervision and ongoing professional development with specialists in my field.
My current business clients include:
The Lucinda Ellery Hairloss Consultancy
Henley Business School (Executive MBA programme)
Ernst & Young
"As part of Henley Business School's management programme, I was given an opportunity to be coached by Karen. She has one of those pleasant personalities which brings you at ease instantly. Her coaching style is unique and driven by compassion and deep listening. She comes with very good solutions to help individuals to really listen to internal dialogue and help find solutions. I will highly recommend Karen as coach for corporates or for an individual".
H Joshi, Executive MBA Student
"Karen is both a very kind and professional lady. Her work extends above and beyond and for me most importantly, Karen remains free from judgement. Her emotional intelligence is off the scale. No issue is too great or small and you are never meant to feel it is irrelevant.
Karen's indisputable warmth is a huge credit to her and her profession. If you are prepared to both talk and listen to a coach, I couldn't suggest a better person. I would like to thank Karen for always listening to my difficulties and never discrediting any issues I have. It is completely refreshing to meet somebody who can give you impartial advice which I am happy with as well".
Alex F, Great Missenden, Bucks
"Karen (future perfect consulting) has really helped me to realise that with the right attitude, approach and discipline, I can improve my lifestyle hugely, both immediately and long-term.
She has opened up my eyes to just how quickly improvements can be made. She has always been extremely supportive, even texting in-between sessions, helping me with that next step! I have found it a fascinating and very positive experience working with Karen.
Thank you Karen."
Alison W, Hitchin, Herts
Areas of coaching I deal with
Other areas of coaching I deal with
Adoption coaching for adoptees and adopters
Career coaching for graduates and post graduates
Trichotillomania (TTM) a compulsive hair-pulling condition
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If any of the issues I discuss in my profile resonate with you, then I'd love to hear from you. I offer an initial complimentary consultation which will last up to an hour.
Corporate clients - £250 per hour
Public, Not for Profit, and SME's - £150 per hour
Private clients (self funded) - £90 per hour
Students and lower income clients - £65 per hour
Home consultation for hoarding/de-cluttering - £270 (3 hours)
All fees are inclusive of VAT and between session support
A discount of 20% is offered to privately funded clients booking 6 sessions or more.
I live and work from home in Buckinghamshire with my partner and two sons who are 12 and 9.
Business client work tends to be in and around the M25 including London. For private clients, I offer a welcoming and private space for home consultations, but can arrange coaching in quiet public spaces at no extra charge.
I also work with women who suffer from Trichotillomania, a little known compulsive hair-pulling condition that I suffered with for more than 30 years. I have been pull-free for 5 years and offer coaching to those with the condition.
I also offer coaching to those who suffer with hoarding disorder and would be very happy to discuss a programme of interventions to help manage and overcome this condition.
Finally, as an adoptee I have spent a lifetime understanding the importance of building and maintaining healthy relationships and truly believe that a coaching approach to adoption, as an adoptee or an adoptive parent, can positively impact your own adoption story.
Type of session
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I am available Monday to Friday from 8am - 6pm. Evenings and weekends by arrangement