Is work getting you down and you feel like you just can't cope?
Are you facing major changes like career change, redundancy or retirement, and feeling anxious?
Perhaps you are stuck in a rut and want to do something else?
Do you want to improve your business skills?
Are you a young adult, or a parent of a young adult, who is struggling to decide what to do with their life?
My work-life coaching can help you make change happen.
So, how does it work?
I specialise in career coaching and business coaching. However I believe in taking a holistic approach to help my clients achieve balance in their lives. My coaching is underpinned with a set of tools and models that I use when working with clients. This enables me to support them to explore their goals, look at their current situation, identify the changes they need to make, develop action plans, and learn from their actions.
My coaching can be useful for: making career changes, facing transition such as redundancy or retirement, improving personal performance and team performance, personal development, developing new ways of working, building confidence and self awareness, tackling difficult work issues, improving relationships, or achieving a better work-life balance.
The pandemic has caused uncertainty for many people and I help clients build resilience to deal with the many changes they are facing.
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed the Institute of Leadership Management (ILM) level 7 certificate in Executive Coaching and Mentoring in May 2010. This was shortly after I took voluntary redundancy from my job as a senior manager in the public sector. Coaching had helped me a lot in my job. I found that, by taking a coaching approach, staff were much happier, felt more in control, and were more innovative and productive. I knew that this was an area that I wanted to develop more and have been fortunate in that I now have the opportunity to concentrate on this full time.
My other qualifications include a BA in Social Science, an MA in Housing Studies, IDeA Certificate in Leadership, and the Professional Qualification in the Therapeutic Use of Mindfulness
I have coached clients in numerous areas but tend to concentrate on business, career, and work-life balance issues, as well as those affecting young adults. I also did some volunteer work for the Careers Development Group where I provided coaching to long term job seekers, helping them to improve their confidence and motivation, their CV's and interview skills. I currently volunteer providing support to migrants with similar issues.
I am a Member of the European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC). I regularly attend the London Coaching Network which helps me to keep up to date with developments in the coaching world, and to learn from the experience of others
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
The initial half hour consultation, either by telephone, Zoom or face-to-face is free. Thereafter my fee is £45 per hour for face-to-face coaching. This also includes access by e-mail or telephone between sessions. I follow up every session by emailing clients a note of our discussion, and the next steps if appropriate.
I have found, by experience, that the frequency and number of coaching sessions depends very much on the complexity of an individual's issues and needs. I therefore do not ask clients to pre-pay or sign up for a set number of sessions in advance. I simply require payment for each session on the day, and we can be flexible as to how many sessions you require and when.
I work from the following address:
13 Denner Rd, Chingford, London, E4 7SQ
I can also use a pleasant venue near Euston in Central London if clients find this easier to get to.
I tend to practice face-to-face as I have found this to be the most effective method of coaching, however during the pandemic I have been using Zoom more often and find this works really well. I am willing to travel to clients if they are within a reasonable distance from my address.
I appreciate that some people may have difficulty making appointments on weekdays, therefore I do have some availability for evening and weekend sessions.