I have been coaching for more than 25 years. I bring long experience of managing constant change to my coaching. My approach is to encourage self exploration by the use of key questioning and empathetic listening. I have a keen interest in helping people develop both personally and professionally and am particularly strong in building rapport and supporting clients in identifying and achieving their goals. My own driving values are honesty, integrity and personal responsibility and I expect my coaching clients to approach their own development with the same sense of ownership and personal responsibility. I will challenge and support clients, adopting the role of challenging friend and hopefully make our conversations fun too.
I can help identify key life and professional goals, supporting clients in dealing with current issues or taking new directions in their lives and careers and taking action to make their goals reality. It may be the desire for a new career path, how to build more exercise into an already busy life or how to deal with difficult relationships. The principles of client-centred coaching remain constant. The solution lies with the client and the coach’s role is to help them bring it to the surface and make it happen.
I coach face to face, depending on location, or by telephone or Skype. Face to face can be within reasonable travelling time from Aylesbury or in London.
Training, qualifications & experience
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Chartered Fellow CIPD (FCIPD)
Member Institute of Leadership and Management (MInsLM)
Associate Member EMCC
Practitioner Coach Diploma (Life and executive coaching)
Certificate in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
Certificate in Training Practice (CIPD)
Accredited user of Strength Deployment Inventory (SDI)
Accredited user of Belbin team roles tool
Accredited in the use of FIRO-B
Accredited user of Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
Accredited user of Thomas Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument
Accredited user of DISC personality profiling tool
NHS 360LF feedback facilitator and facilitator trainer
Kouzes and Posner 360 feedback facilitator
European Mentoring and Coaching Council
EMCC UK is part of the Europe-wide European Mentoring & Coaching Council.
Together their aim is to promote good practice and the expectation of good practice in mentoring and coaching across Europe.
EMCC is an independent, impartial and non-profit making organisation.
Areas of coaching I deal with
Other areas of coaching I deal with
Free initial telephone session
Initial 30 minute consultation free by Skype, phone or face to face. Individual clients £75 per session (60 minutes) and business clients negotiable depending on volume of work.
I am potentially available during working hours - 8.30am - 6.00pm - but prefer evenings and can offer later evenings and Saturdays by prior arrangement.