What I do
I help people get clarity about what they want to achieve, exploring options on how to make the changes necessary and reach their potential. And I will do this for YOU, if we are the right fit. One of my key skills is to partner with you so that we can cut through to the essence of any issues or barriers you are facing enabling you to move forwards with key action steps for which I hold you accountable to in our sessions.
I coach a variety of clients who come to me for different reasons wanting different results. Most recently clients have come to me for career coaching, help in becoming a better leader, business coaching, personal development and work/life balance help. Additionally, I have leaders who come to me who want to develop their own coaching and mentoring skills for their team. I also support any one who is wanting to take a passion project or side hussle into a more formal profitable business.
My expertise lies particularly in supporting people at a career crossroads, setting up a business, trying to achieve work/life balance and leaders in challenging roles.
I have a wealth of over 30 years experience across a variety of industries, as well as a high level of formal certification for coaching which demands continual focus on my own CPD. Through three decades of this work, I have learnt to truly empower my clients to live the life they dream of. Not only will we work together to identify your goals, we will accelerate the speed at which you move towards achieving them via creating an action plan.
Firstly, we will meet for your free consultation. This is both for you to find out if you would like to work with me, and for me to understand you, your needs and to assess if I am best person to help you (this is only fair, and if I feel you are better suited to another coach, I will refer you).
Next, I will create an individually tailored package just for you. By designing a programme to suit your unique characteristics, we pave the way for the best outcome possible. I will help grow your confidence in bringing your ideas to life, both in your personal and professional lives. My pragmatic support and high-energy encouragement will help you work towards getting where you want to be. I am in continual contact with you from the moment we start working together.
Why we will make such a great team, I hear you say? For one simple reason: I am passionate about personal development and growth. More than that, it is my life! Both personally and professionally. This passion is instilled in my clients, all of whom experience and witness the countless benefits and lifestyle changes resulting from my work with them.
My biggest passions are continual personal growth, learning and the enjoyment of life! Life is about making the most of the journey, not only the destination which you want to reach. If you want to grow you must learn to step outside your comfort zone. I promise to support you on whatever path you decide to embark upon, and to provide support, challenges and unwavering belief in you, every step of the way
Why not give me a call for a quick chat on 07778 217962 or email Sandra@thekudosgroup.com
About You and I
My goal is to make positive changes in your life by helping you explore your options, gain clarity and inspire you to take daily action
Things you should know about me
I have great experience in career change. At the age of 18 I made the wrong career choice. Happily, I turned this around once when I was 21. Then again for a second time when I 39. So trust me, I have first hand knowledge of being unhappy in a career, and know exactly how important it is to gain control of it.
My Professional Achievements
I have equipped myself with qualifications in Accountancy, NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and Professional Coaching. I have also held roles of Senior Leader within a high-tech multinational company, in event management and built a successful training and development business.
Overcoming My Fear
I am very proud of the fact that I have overcome one of my greatest fears: swimming in open water. Three years before the event, I couldn't even swim one length of front crawl! Yet in 2006, after a lot of hard work on both fitness and mental fear I completed the UK Ironman Triathlon! I was so proud of myself, I got the Ironman Tattoo!
I did the unthinkable. I left a 19 year marriage. I was able to do that because I had the trust there was a better life out there for me. It was the hardest thing I have ever done, but I had such a strong belief in my capability to create a better life for myself, that I was able to do it.
My Greatest Loves
As you will have gathered, I love learning, growth and personal development. I also love reading! - I always have a book on the go. I have a large blended family and a very wide selction of great friends! with five grown up children and five grandchildren between us, I also love to go on holiday with my partner to escape the craziness! Although, it doesn't take long to miss my normal routine and health/wellbeing activities I am involved with.
Now you know about me, lets look at the kind of people I work with to see if you are one of them:
My clients know they need to make changes, and although they don't know how to just yet, they are willing to work to find out.
They often have deep-rooted dreams which require exploration in order to create the next steps to achieve them.
A common characteristic amongst my clients is that they thrive from challenges! Instead of seeing them as problems and negative parts of life, they consider them opportunities and a means to progress and learn. If this isn't you, but wish it was - don't worry! Working with me will change that!
My clients are happy to acknowledge and take responsibility for their own life. They know that they are in control of their own destiny, and so are ready to do something about it. Even if they haven't done so in such a way before.
They also recognise the power of being accountable and supported by a coach in order to drive action, whether that is reaching career goals, hitting work targets, or simply creating the life they desire professionally and/or personally.
If you would like, I can put you in touch with previous clients after the initial consultation to find out about their experiences working with me. You can also do this by going to my website and check the testimonials section or google reviews.
Training, qualifications & experience
International Coach Federation (ICF) Accredited Certified Coach (ACC)
Member of Association for Coaching (AFC) and International Coach Federation (ICF)
Myers Briggs Type Indicator Interpreter (MBTI)
McQuaig Profiling Interpreter
CIMA Qualified Management Accountant (ACMA)
Leading and Developing High Performance - Licensed Trainer and Coach
Association for Coaching (AC)
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 (ICF)
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
Leadership - experienced leaders and those new to their role
Senior Team Executive Coaching
Career evaluation and change
Finding an new role
Transition from employment to self- employment
Exit strategy for business owners
Building professional networks
Senior management development
Understanding your personality (Myers Briggs Type Indicator - MBTI) and building high performance teams using MBTI
Interpersonal skills for finance professionals
Stress, burn out and work/life balance
Coaching and mentoring skills for leaders
Small Business Leadership
Free initial in-person or online session
Your initial coaching consultation is free of charge. If we then decide to work together. I will tailor a package just for you to create the best chance of success for your unique characteristics. In addition to the agreed one-to-one sessions, you will also get my support as your coach in between our meetings.
Face to face or online packages available
The price will be dependent on the most suitable package for your goals, and will be discussed at the end of the initial consultation if you feel we are a good fit to work together.
Payment is usually made upfront, although instalments can be arranged by request.
When I work
9am- 5pm Monday to Thursday I know exactly how busy life gets so let me know what time suits you best. Online coaching sessions available
I am also co director of The Kudos Group who has been supporting businesses and individuals across the UK and Europe for over 22 years. Before this I held a number of roles at Hewlett Packard: as a leader in the Finance, HR and Quality Departments.
As well as working with private clients, I also work regularly with business clients to support teams or individuals within organisations.
I am passionate about individual health and wellbeing - find our more on my website or ask me when you enquire!
Author of a Self Development Book Own It regain control and live life on your terms available from Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/Own-regain-control-live-terms/dp/1781332282/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1486112343&sr=8-1&keywords=own+it+sandra+webber
My second book is on leadership The Evergreen Executive - how to keep going and growing as a leader is designed as a tool kit for the aspiring leader, the leader new in role or the established leader who needs some inspiration to evolve their role or make life easier. Order from Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/Evergreen-Executive-going-growing-leader-ebook/dp/B08BKVKGVS/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=the+evergreen+executive&qid=1593438451&sr=8-1
Information of both books can be found at http://www.sandrawebbercoaching.com/books/