Coaching can make a big difference. It's a bit like having a personal trainer who works with you, to inspire, motivate and enable you. Through this you realise your potential, your personal development or choices you want to make to achieve your success.
Life isn't always what we want it to be - no surprise there! However, if you want to become more self aware and make positive choices you can, with the right encouragement and understanding while you do it.
Coaching is like going on a personal journey, it's your journey and you control it, the pace and the direction. The coach, provides the structure for you and the techniques, which help you explore on your journey and you set the outcomes.
I offer a unique blend of coaching skills and life experience, backed by many years professional HR and business experience. My clients tell me this enhanced approach is most helpful. I gained my experience working in private, public and voluntary sectors. My background allows me to interact comfortably with individuals, groups or organisations and build relationships that are based on trust and mutual respect. I am equally comfortable working with private or business/executive coaching clients.
While making my career change I had a great coach, so I understand what the experience can be and importantly - how it helps you focus and the difference it makes.
I've learned that enthusiasm for life or work comes from enjoyment and a little bit of hard work and - it's ok to ask for help, we all need it from time to time!
What you can expect from coaching with me:
Using this combination, I provide personal development leadership that builds lasting self-reliance and resilience. It's an insightful journey that encourages engagement, reflection, enables clarity, generates knowledge and a commitment to achieve your outcomes. It's a positive experience that has a lasting effect.
I have a particular interest in personal centred development and provide support through listening and sharing tools that enable you to become more self-aware, make the positive choices or improvements you seek. I help you learn to define and achieve your success.
Clients tell me as a result, they achieve self motivation, self belief, confidence, understand about choice, increased self awareness, they have more focus and that they value themselves more. They also tell me that they feel valued when working with me.
Personal Coaching; Business Coaching, Executive Coaching; Stress Coaching;
Youth mindfulness training; Mentoring; Coaching & Learning support for students with specific needs.
I also provide group coaching, bespoke training delivery, meeting and group facilitation services.
As an Associate of Alice Muir Training, I collaborate with Alice Muir, Chartered Psychologist & Published Author. Together we provide and develop distance learning programmes - national and international clients. We also specialise in bespoke learning and development work for clients.
I also provide a full range of HR consulting services for organisations and support individuals who are seeking HR advice about their personal situation.
Training, qualifications & experience
Chartered Fellow - Institute of Personnel & Development (FCIPD)
Member - Association for Coaching (MAC)
Life Coach (accredited by Glasgow Caledonian University)
Stress Adviser (accredited by Glasgow Caledonian University)
Certificate in Mindfulness - one year programme (Mindfulness Association)
Youth Mindfulness Teacher (Youth Mindfulness)
Mental Health First Aid Trained
Associate Alice Muir Training
30 years+ professional HR & cross sector business experience
multi-site, multi-union, national and international HR experience
Head of HR for a large public sector organisation
Strategic project experience, catalyst and leader of transformational change
Experienced Committee Chairperson
Formerly Trustee & Vice Chair - Action Against Stalking
previously Non Exec Director - Ayrshire Regional College
Chair Learning & Teaching, Vice Chair Business Resources Committee, Chair HR & Organisation Wellbeing Committee, Chair Performance Committee;
member Audit Committee
Kilmarnock College - Vice Chair Board of Management,
Chair OD Committee, Vice Chair Audit Committee
Member, Ayrshire Partnership Board, Ayrshire College Regionalisation programme
Areas of coaching I deal with
I facilitate business strategy meetings; team and also Board development sessions.
I am an experienced workshop facilitator and successfully run a range of programmes. These are tailored to client requirements. Sample subject areas include:
Coaching; be your own coach; stress; resilience; relaxation; meditation; mindfulness; confidence; self-esteem, personal effectiveness; communication and interpersonal skills, presentations; depression; healthy thinking; assertiveness; anger management; anxiety; general health & wellbeing; interviewing; career development; job applications & interview preparation; how to get the most from your communications at work; Chairing meeting skills.