Margaret Walsh FCIPD MNLP, Executive Coach & Coach Supervisor
My approach to coaching is to build a strong working alliance within which I can listen carefully to your needs and then work alongside you to facilitate you achieving the outcomes which are right for you. As part of this process, we can explore the factors that might hold you back like: confidence, anxiety and low self-esteem. As a qualified Psychotherapist, I can work at a deeper, more psychological level than many coaches and help deepen your self-awareness.
When coaching is particularly useful
There are many periods in our lives when we can feel overwhelmed or concerned about the future and coaching can be extremely useful at these times. Equally, in a world which is changing fast, it is common to find change unsettling. If you are affected by, say, redundancy; thinking of making a job move; returning to work; or have recently been promoted; then I provide a 'thinking space' in coaching for you to examine your feelings and make plans for the future which are right for you. I look at how you can raise your commitment and motivation levels to maximise your success.
Who I work with
I work with lots of different types for people from the most senior to those starting out in their working lives. With all of my clients, I bring a strong coaching skill-set which has been honed over the past 20 years. Although, I work with the 'inner-world', I am rooted in the external world also, and regularly work as an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, of which I am a Fellow. My continuing professional development is an important part of my professionalism and I am interested is understanding the developments within coaching, psychotherapy and the wider world to inform my work.
The benefits of supervision
I am a strong advocate for supervision of coaches as part of a coach's professional development and also to ensure high standards of ethical practice. As a supervisor, I work with my supervisees to enhance their professional skills and knowledge through support, stimulating creativity and giving space to think and reflect. My experience is that with effective supervision there is often greater self-awareness on the part of the coach and this, in turn, promotes better resilience and sustainability.
How I supervise
Within supervision, I work to build a climate so that there is mutual trust so that effective learning can take place. I work with a number of supervision frameworks like 7-eyed model for supervision (Hawkins & Shohet), although in an intuitive way. My aim as a supervisor is to develop my supervisees further as coaches so that they get even better results in their coaching work.
Training, qualifications & experience
- L6 Certificate in Counselling & Coaching Supervision
- Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy
- L4 Diploma in Counselling
- Member of the Association for Coaching
- Master Practitioner of NLP
- Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development
- MA in Human Resource Management (HRM)
- Postgraduate Diploma in HRM
- BA in Business Studies
Areas of coaching I deal with
Other areas of coaching I deal with
I have coached many women over the years who do not have good self-esteem or who doubt their abilities, with excellent results. I am interested in the 'Imposter Syndrome' and how this manifests, in particular in high-achieving women, and how best to challenge thoughts which are self-limiting.
My coaching fees are £125 - £150 for a 90-minute session, either face-to-face or remotely.
Where sessions are booked (as a block of either 4 or 6 sessions) and paid for in advance, then I offer a 10% discount.
Please contact me for details of my coaching supervision fees.
I offer a free initial discussion, over the phone or by Skype, for you to decide whether my approach is right for you.
I am particularly interested in how being in nature helps with mental well-being and creates a 'cognitive quiet'. The University of Cambridge (ICE- Madingley) have approved a course that I developed called 'How to grow a coaching nature' which will run in Summer 2019.
I am also running a personal development & reflection day for coaches (and other professionals) on 10 April 2019 at Newnham College, Cambridge. See 'events' for more information.
Over the years I have received excellent feedback in my coaching/counselling work and these include:
'Margaret is very understanding and obviously has a great deal of knowledge in her field. She listens and also asks pertinent questions that seem to take me to areas that I need to go, and perhaps wouldn't without this guidance.'
Margaret managed the coaching/counselling relationship with extreme sensitivity and professionalism from the outset and to the end. At no point did I feel our sessions were being controlled or contrived and I was able to offload and lead our discussions in new directions as I needed.
Type of session
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