Coaching

‘The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.’  Michaelangelo.

I partner with my clients to achieve great things; to make bold and ambitious plans, and to build the confidence, skills, and self-belief to achieve these. Learning does not need to take place in a classroom or online – working with a Coach is a powerful and cost-effective way to shape your ongoing development.  Coaching can focus on any business or personal goal or issue.  Common topics are:

  • Raising performance at work, or growing your business
  • Transitioning into a new role
  • Building, or rebuilding, confidence and communication skills
  • Managing work and home life, or responding to workplace pressures

I coach men and women at all levels of organisations, and have a particular interest in coaching early career women to progress and achieve their potential.

I am a Chartered Occupational Psychologist, and a member of the British Psychological Society’s Special Group in Coaching Psychology. I also hold a postgraduate qualification in ‘Executive Coaching & Mentoring’ from the Institute of Leadership & Management, and have extensive experience of establishing internal coaching programmes and coaching networks for organisations in which I have worked.

My coaching style and approach have been shaped by positive psychology and strengths-based tools.  I support self-awareness in my Coachees through using psychometrics where meaningful and useful, and I’m accredited to use MBTI, 16PF, Thomas Kilmann, and Strengthscope psychometrics.

For individuals

I am passionate about using the power of coaching to support and drive a shift in personal growth, career potential or performance. There are two options for working with me as an individual Coachee:

A programme of coaching to create a sustained shift

The cost for a programme of 12hrs of coaching is £1,800 for someone booking independently.  This typically consists of:

  • a 1.5hr goal-setting session
  • 360-degree feedback conducted through a mix of survey and interview format
  • A series of 6 coaching sessions at intervals of 4-6 weeks

My approach is to conduct the opening goal-setting session, a mid-way session and closing session face-to-face with other sessions via Skype, but we can plan this to meet individual needs. Some clients prefer to do all coaching via Skype or telephone, as there’s no time wasted in travel.

One-off power coaching sessions

You may need just one or two specific, focused sessions in response to a crisis, life change or opportunity.  These single sessions can be used as personal strategy and career planning sessions, as appropriate, and are offered as 1.5hr, or 1/2-day sessions, as follows:

  • 1.5hrs: £200
  • Half Day (3.5hrs): £400

If the coaching is for you, you can schedule a Discovery Call here to find out more about my coaching services, and to discuss your context and needs.

 

For organisations e.g. driving performance, talent and maternity coaching

Coaching really can be transformational – it’s wonderful to see a shift in a person as they journey through a coaching programme.

A coaching programme will typically consist of 12hrs of coaching, including:

  • A 1.5hr goal-setting session, with part of this attended by the Line Manager, if appropriate. This will include use of a strength-based psychometric tool, or other personality tool such as Myers Briggs Type II Indicator.
  • 360-degree feedback conducted through a mix of survey and interview format, if the mechanism for this does not already exist in-house
  • A series of six 1.5hr coaching sessions at intervals of 4-6 weeks

I work with individuals within organisations who require a coaching programme or one-off coaching intervention, and have a particular background and interest in supporting women’s career development before and following a period of maternity leave. I can also support you in building an internal coaching network for your business should this be of interest to you.

Please note that corporate fee rates will apply for coaching within organisations.. I charge per programme, and this includes psychometrics, and 360-degree feedback reporting and analysis where required.   As a guide, the cost of a coaching programme for a person sponsored by their organisation is typically 30% more than the individual rates quoted in the ‘For Individuals’ section.

How do we get started?

Please get in touch with me.  Typically, I would meet with the HR professional or leader who is organising the coaching to understand more about the needs of the potential Coachee and how these fit with the needs of the organisation. If we feel I’m the right fit for the work, we would then schedule a ‘Discovery’ session for me to meet with the Coachee.

I would always recommend a 3-way meeting between myself, the Coachee and their Line Manager at the beginning and end of the coaching programme. The content of all coaching sessions is confidential, but this intervention ensures the needs of the Coachee and the coaching programme are closely aligned with the needs of the organisation.

 

What I do

Connect your vision, values and strategy to engage and motivate your people and your customers.

Draw on the power of high impact learning and psychology to grow individual and team potential.

Take up the challenge of individual or group coaching to progress your goals and inner potential.

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