Hi, I’m Jenny Isaac, an Certified Executive Coach (also known as a Business Coach) with the International Coach Federation and Career Coach. Based in Ashburton Devon, we can meet in person, or online. I also offer coaching in nature through a walk and talk coaching process.
My biggest passion (based on my own experience!) is supporting people as they realise the life they are living no longer fits them. Its as if a new version of themselves is waiting to come out, but something is holding it back. So many fears and habits hold us back from becoming a 'bigger version' of ourselves. Many of those fears are completely rational, for example, how will my loved ones respond? Others are more based on what we learnt as children. I love working with people who are ready to step into these uncharted waters and learn a new way of living and being in the world.
Alongside this, I'm also leader with significant experience in working with complex teams, systems and set ups! As our work lives become ever more complex and at times we all need a coach. My experience and qualifications means that I can help you :
- Improve your leadership skills and productivity
- Create time and space to think
- Jump start your motivation and increase your energy
- Get stuck into your own personal development and start finding out what your life is all about
- Giving your confidence a boost
- Reduce stress or anxiety
- Work towards a better work life balance
- Tackle those thorny issues you’ve been avoiding for a while
- Build better work relationships and clearer communication by seeing other perspectives
- More decision making – less procrastinating
As a qualified and experienced coach and trained counsellor I have successfully coached individuals to address issues in work and outside, to reflect deeply and gain more self-awareness. I care about what works for you, in helping you change. Described as 'compassionately challenging' I focus on helping you plan and deliver a different future for yourself.
My coaching helps leaders:
- Who have been promoted and need to make rapid impact
- Design and deliver major organisational change or transformation
- Improve personal and organisational performance in complex situations
- Rebuild confidence and resilience and shape their future career.
As a result of coaching, people I work with report increased confidence, improved understanding of themselves, better work relationships and greater effectiveness at work and in other aspects of their lives. You might like to hear what some of them have said below or visit www.achievingyourpotential.co.uk/what-people-say/
“Having previously taken part in more traditional coaching and action learning, I found working with Jenny an eye-opener. Each session truly made me think about my motivations and actions to a degree which was at times painful, but the end result was a less stressed me! I have a better understanding of my triggers, and what I can do to keep them under control and address them. I would whole heartedly recommend working with Jenny and will be looking to use her again in the future, whether for myself, or for colleagues” Rowann Limond, Director of Finance
"Since working with Jenny, I have regained a huge amount of confidence." L. Nazir, Operations Business Manager
Jenny is an incredibly astute, engaging and energising coach and supported me with a coaching programme to better align my values to my everyday practice. The coaching sessions, and support between them, were thought-provoking and tapped into the questions I really needed to consider to help direct me towards my coaching goals. I would not hesitate to recommend her. Rebecca Rieley, Head of Business Services
"Jenny is warm and compassionate. She asks the right questions, getting to the heart of matters in a sensitive way. This demonstrates a depth of insight and awareness, and was something I really appreciated. She made practical proactive suggestions for empowering myself in my life, in a way that is tailored to who I am and where I was." Nathalie Joel-Smith, Eye Heart Yoga
How does coaching work?
Our first session is around 2 hours where we meet and I get to know you, how you work, how you think, how you look after yourself, how you relate to others. From this I develop a suggested coaching programme, objectives and activities we might do to support you. After this we meet every two to three weeks for an hour to 90 minutes, typically for 8-10 sessions.
For more information or for your free 30 minute consultation (worth over £75) please contact me - Jenny Isaac, Achieving Your Potential at www.achievingyourpotential.co.uk, or call me on 07572 876098 or follow me on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/jennyisaac1970/
Go on, take the plunge!
Training, qualifications & experience
20 years successful leadership experience including large teams, significant change programmes and people development.
Associate Certified Coach, International Coaching Federation
Leadership Development Profile (LDP) Accredited
Strengths Profile for Career Coaching
ILM Level 5 Coaching and Mentoring
Level 3 and Level 5 Counselling
Integral Development Coaching
Association for Coaching
The Association for Coaching is one of the leading professional bodies for Coaches and Organisations.
The Association is made up of a number of different membership categories, e.g. Associate Member (AMAC), Member (MAC), Accredited Member (AC Accred), with the different categories standing for different levels of training and experience. Accredited Members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
The Association has a Code of Ethics & Good Practice and a Complaints Procedure.
UK International Coach Federation
The International Coach Federation is the professional association for personal and business coaches worldwide.
Coaches can become accredited by the ICF, who have three grades of membership: Associate Certified Coach (ACC), Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and Master Certified Coach (MCC), with the different categories standing for different levels of training and experience. Master Certified Coach's have achieved a substantial level of training and experience.
Members of ICF are accountable to a professional code of ethics.
Areas of coaching I deal with
Other areas of coaching I deal with
Coaching outdoors is also available where we use the experience of walking to see things in a different light and to use the natural world to generate new ideas and possibilities.
Free initial online session
Please contact me for an initial discussion of what you are looking for. The free initial 30 minute consultation (worth approximately £75) is to hear a little about what you are looking for, to see if I am able to help you and to see how we get on.
Each session lasts approximately 1.5 hours. Fees differ depending on the type of programme (eg individual or team) and length of the programme we agree (number of sessions, frequency of meetings etc).
Generally Monday to Friday but weekend availability by discussion.
"Jenny has helped me achieve significant changes in my life and behaviour that I've struggled with for a some time. She’s helped me get to know myself better, and helped me realise why I respond to certain situations the way that I do. As a result, I've transformed how I approach changing my behaviour, outlook, and performance. Her approach is encouraging and supportive but has also pushed me to grow and explore. I feel empowered as a result of my sessions with Jenny and I have really enjoyed the experience."
Catherine You, Consultant working on the Agriculture, Learning and Impacts (ALINe) initiative, Firetail Limited
"During each of our sessions Jenny created an environment that encouraged me to reflect, to surface and express lessons from those reflections, and to take on-board her occasional and well-timed observations. Our free and open conversation, with Jenny's guidance, retained a laser focus on the business and outcomes I wanted to pursue. And I benefited from the word go. Thanks, Jenny!"
Chris Graf, New Business Director
"Through our coaching sessions, Jenny was able to guide me from surfacing the key challenges I was encountering, to identifying clear development goals and agreeing specific plans to address the behaviours and mindsets which where not fully supporting my performance. I found the tools and techniques recommended very useful and was pleased to see tangible improvements after each session. I particularly liked Jenny's tact and persistence in getting us to the root cause of the problems and the systematic approach when it came to planning and follow up on agreed course correction."
Head of Urology Centre of Excellence, Global Pharmaceutical Company
“Having previously taken part in more traditional coaching and action learning, I found working with Jenny an eye-opener. Each session truly made me think about my motivations and actions to a degree which was at times painful, but the end result was a less stressed me! I have a better understanding of my triggers, and what I can do to keep them under control and address them. I would whole heartedly recommend working with Jenny and will be looking to use her again in the future, whether for myself, or for colleagues”
Rowann Limond, Director of Finance
"During my time with Jenny, I found her to be empathetic, insightful and supportive. She is intuitive and warm, and her love of, and interest in, people comes through strongly at all times. Our discussions were wide-ranging, but always felt purposeful. I have massively benefited from my time with her, and feel confident that I can approach any new challenge with the self-awareness, resilience and insight which she has helped me to develop."
Jim Riddiford, Social Entrepreneur
"Jenny guided me through a period of transition with kindness, and helped me to take a fresh look at my situation and beliefs. Through practical tasks I was able to look deeply at many of my limiting beliefs and test out new ways of approaching situations. I left sessions feeling empowered to make small changes in my approach and to take practical steps towards my goals. I am grateful for the time that Jenny put into tailoring a programme to address my specific needs, and for her heartfelt support along the journey."
Jennifer Snabel, Yoga Teacher
"Jenny was very supportive and encouraging throughout our work together. Her gentle guidance was always calm and considered, suggesting new approaches and ways of being in the world, but without pressure or judgement. Her professionalism shone through in her approach and provides depth and understanding to her coaching. I often found myself asking her advice on various issues, as a mentor and friend, possibly beyond the standard coach / coachee relationship - and she always had some wise words to share. I found the exercises to be challenging, yet rewarding and productive, always encouraging me to be the best version of myself. Jenny had my best interests at heart at all times and was both professional and personal with unending warmth and experience”.
Business Development Manager, National Youth Charity
"Jenny's style of coaching is calm and considered. She listened to all my concerns, issues, problems and ambitions, then, through discussion, helped me put these in to perspective. A “virtual” mirror was stuck up in front of me opening my mind and allowing me to see things for what they really were – often being completely the opposite to what I had thought! Since receiving coaching from Jenny, I have regained a huge amount of confidence. I feel a huge sense of relief from the anxieties I felt before the coaching and this in turn is helping me progress. For this I am hugely grateful to Jenny."
Louise Nazir, Operations Business Manager, National Charity
"Jenny has really helped me being an independent, experienced view and I already had bought in to the concept of coaching this exercise really showed me the value of having one. Thank you Jenny for investing the time in working with me."
Vice-President Technology, Global Publishing Company
"Jenny is warm and compassionate. She asks the right questions, getting to the heart of matters in a sensitive way. This demonstrates a depth of insight and awareness, and was something I really appreciated. She made practical pro active suggestions for empowering myself in my life, in a way that is tailored to who I am and where I was." Nathalie Joel-Smith, Eye Heart Yoga
"In just three sessions I feel I've completed a meaningful journey. You have acted as a powerful reflection in which to observe myself, and through observing to recognise barriers I place in the way of my own success. Although this has worked at a deep level it has been done through a practical focus on projects and outcomes I need to achieve in the work place. The tools you bring to the sessions: listening, reflecting, re-framing and the coaching action plan have been very effective. Thanks. "
Marketing Director, Global Publishing Company
"In 3 short sessions we managed to move forward a performance area that had been plaguing me for some considerable time, teasing out the root cause for lack of sustained improvement previously and developing an approach to effect improvement. This yielded immediate benefit which was noted as performance improvement by my manager.
Interlinked with this was the issue of recognising and adjusting to organisational/cultural change. Through supportive but challenging questions I have been working through my understanding of and response to today's real world environment and developed practical approaches to specific issues."
Journal Services Director - Global Service Delivery, Global Publishing Company