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Polly Wain, Single Step - Professional and Personal Coaching (Dip. EMCC EQA EIA)

Pangbourne, Berkshire, RG8 7LF 07494881484 07494881484
Pangbourne, Berkshire, RG8 7LF
07494881484 07494881484

About us

COVID-19 update

It really is good to talk – it’s one of the best ways to relieve our worries and concerns. If you find you can’t express your thoughts to your friends and loved ones, please feel free to give me a call.

My response to the situation we all find ourselves in has been to offer my time – and my trained ears! I’m working with Project5, offering NHS workers free support. And, I’m extending this invitation to you.

If you’d like to spend half an hour speaking with someone trained to listen – in confidence with no cost and no obligations, copy and paste this link to book yourself in for a call at a time that suits you:


Working with me – getting started

If you’d like to work with me, your first (single!) step is to get in touch -

let me know how I can help. You can email me at polly@singlestep.uk.

Or, you can book yourself a free introductory call at a time that suits you by copying and pasting this link to my website:


There is no cost for this introductory call – it’s so we can get to know each other a little. You can let me know a bit more about what’s brought you to coaching and how I can support you. It’s a no obligation conversation to help you decide if I’m the right coach for you.

If you’d like to go ahead, I’ll send you an invoice for you to pay before our first coaching session. I offer a series of six sessions for £375. These are one hour each and you decide when to have them.

If this seems rather reasonable, it’s because I’m on a mission to make coaching more accessible – to bring the benefits of coaching to as many people as possible to help us all work together in the ‘new normal’ of the COVID-19 world.

Please be reassured, I am a professional, fully qualified coach!

Certification, Accreditation & Experience:

·      Diploma in Professional Coach-Mentoring
·      Post-Graduate Certificate in Psychosynthesis Leadership Coaching
·      EMCC European Quality Award Practitioner
·      EMCC European Individual Accreditation
·      Global Code of Ethics Practitioner
·      Fully insured
·      20+ years in corporate Marcomms & business management
·      5+ years Leadership Team in professional services organisation
·      7+ years consultancy practice

Working with me - testimonials:

"I went to Polly with concerns about my work/life balance – there wasn’t any! I was overworked and very tired, trying to juggle everything. When I talked it all through with Polly, I noticed I was holding everything for everyone, emotionally too, and understood for the first time why I was doing this. This realisation is a big breakthrough for me. Exploring things with Polly, it’s given me time to think, reprioritise and try out ways to do things differently. I’m noticing that I now make time for myself and I’m starting to take better care of myself – so I can keep well and help others. I’m now able to relax more and let others help and share responsibility. This is big for me!"

"I'd had a dreadful year and a professional derailment. I quickly found a new role, but then found I was worried about losing my job again. I felt lost and felt I'd lost who I was when I lost my job and lost my sense of who I am too. A friend suggested I saw Polly - I hadn't had a coach before and didn't know what to expect. Polly put me at ease straight away. With Polly, I learned about centring and about different parts of myself and how to question my negative thinking. I'm using our time together to talk things through, practise conversations before having them and to think about ways to make sure I'm on the right track. My old self is coming back - and there's more to my life now than just work."

"It was a real pleasure working with Polly. She is a good listener as well as a kind person, and I felt comfortable opening up to her and discussing my concerns with her. Polly was also empathetic and supportive. She would always respect my opinion and would offer her insight if needed. Polly asked me relevant questions that would broaden my thinking and help me to develop my own thoughts and ideas. She also enabled me to look at my situation from a different perspective and achieve things I would not have achieved on my own. If you are looking for a good coach who is also an understanding and caring person, Polly is definitely the one to start working with."

“The quality of Polly’s questions made the biggest impact on the way I was processing my thoughts and coming up with new solutions. I noticed that after every session I was motivated to take actions.”

Why work with me

If you want to make a positive difference for yourself and those who rely on you, then get in touch to let me know how I can support you.

Book a free introductory call via this link: https://www.singlestep.uk/book-online

Often, people come to me who want to make a change, or make sense of a change, or raise their self-awareness and how they relate to others. Through our work they say they:

·      feel more in balance

·      set smarter goals

·      act on decisions

·      keep on track

·      feel energised

·      have lower stress levels

·      quit over-thinking

and feel more confident in themselves, their communication and their choices.

My purpose is to help you discover fresh perspectives and hold a safe space for your explorations. I'm here to help you succeed, whatever that means for you - now and for the future.

Why I coach

In my own work life, I was fortunate to have leadership development myself, including three executive coaches. Over the years, particularly in times of significant change or challenge, I found being coached very helpful professionally.

One of my coaches had a personal, life coaching, approach, which helped me personally, but they weren’t particularly aware of corporate life. I felt what I really needed was both – professional and personal development, from someone with business experience.

So, when I decided to become a coach, I knew I wanted to unite the two and I took two very different coaching courses to do this. One focussed on business and leadership skills. And the other was a psychological coaching course encompassing identity and awareness.

Now, I support people to achieve whatever they most need, for themselves and those who rely on them – for their whole self, in all areas of their lives. I call it 'whole person coaching'.

In practice, I combine learnings from being coached myself and my rich experiences in corporate life with learnings from ongoing professional development workshops and learnings from my clients, my network of fellow coaches and from my coach supervisors to develop my own coaching practice.

It’s a lot of learning – and it’s a privilege to be able to use it to make a positive impact, and help others who feel driven to do the same.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold an APECS-accredited post-graduate certificate in Psychosynthesis leadership coaching and an EMCC-accredited, EQA Practitioner-level diploma in professional coach-mentoring. I'm also individually accredited with EMCC (EIA).

With Director-level and Leadership Team experience in Marketing, Communications and general business management - I offer whole person coaching for professional and personal development.

I believe executive and leadership coaching benefits everyone, not just the C-suite, and also offer self-awareness development and mentoring for Marketing, Communications and PR professionals.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Other areas of coaching I deal with

My coaching style is wholehearted, whole person and collaborative - we are both invested in the process and we learn together. Specialist skills: self-awareness, self-assessment and self-confidence. So, you can better understand your identity and be yourself; uncover your blind spots and build on your strengths to energise yourself; and unlock your potential to build your confidence and live deliberately.

Areas of development for coaching I work with include: accountability, achieving goals, taking action, active listening, anxiety, finding balance working with the balance wheel or life wheel, bias, unconscious bias and privilege, boundaries, business management, business coaching, career changes, challenging or provocative coaching, managing change, making sense of change, finding clarity, clean language, clear thinking, a co-active approach, gaining confidence, systems thinking and constellations, navigating the corporate world, stakeholder relationships, finding courage, feeling at a crossroads, walking your own path, living deliberately,
decision-making, derailment, emotional intelligence, empathy, relating to others, executive coaching, experiencing coaching, goal setting, holistic and integral approaches, imposter syndrome, leadership development, reframing limiting beliefs, managing people, marketing and communications mentoring, mid-life, mojo and motivation (!), performance and productivity, person centred coaching, personal growth, planning, procrastination, psychosynthesis, purpose values and meaning, redundancy, responsibility, all the 'selfs'! - self awareness, self confidence, self development and self belief, situational leadership, strategic thinking, time management, transactional analysis, transformation, trifocal vision, getting unstuck, wellbeing, mind body and spirit, wholehearted and work life balance. What did I miss?


I offer a series of six sessions for £375. These are one hour each and you decide when to have them. Further sessions are at my usual individual rate of £125 per session.

It's more affordable because I’m on a mission to make professional coaching more accessible – to bring the benefits of coaching to as many people as possible to help us all work together in the ‘new normal’ of the COVID-19 world.

Please rest assured, I am a professional, fully qualified coach! My availability can be limited as a result - though I do try to be flexible and can accommodate evenings and weekends if clients' need these.

19 Grahame Avenue

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

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I am flexible and provide remote coaching - accommodating evenings and weekends.


Polly Wain, Single Step - Professional and Personal Coaching (Dip. EMCC EQA EIA)

Polly Wain, Single Step - Professional and Personal Coaching (Dip. EMCC EQA EIA)

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