My Coaching Approach
My aim as an executive coach is to bring out the best in you, by helping you to see what is going on for you and understand what is holding you back. If we can work together to find a way round the barriers then you can fulfil your true potential – and that’s a win for you and for me.
We begin by establishing an executive coaching relationship: getting to know each other in a safe and informal environment – I listen carefully to what you’re saying and, probably more importantly, what you’re not saying.
Together we set goals for the coaching intervention that are both achievable and aspirational, and decide how you will know when those goals have been achieved – the evidence.
Then we work together to develop a strategy to achieve them, addressing practical issues or delving into psychological stuff.
I use NLP techniques, positive psychology, common sense and years of experience and I take an holistic approach – working with the whole person, work, home and play.
I will challenge you at times and always be supportive. I will be honest and I will always respect you and your values and beliefs, even when they’re different from mine.
I have over twenty years business experience in a scientific environment in many different roles, from junior to senior executive.
I qualified as a NLP Master Practitioner and Coach about eight years ago and since then I’ve brought my executive coaching experience and business management skills together to work with clients on a wide range of issues.
Why I became an Executive Coach
I love working with people to develop their talents and fulfil their potential.
As a leader and manager I naturally used a coaching and mentoring style. I’ve acted as a mentor to men and women in management positions, both formally and informally. My interest has always been in helping people to help themselves, with a particular interest in leadership.
I really enjoy those moments when a client sees clearly something that wasn’t clear before and nothing pleases me more than hearing ‘You’ve changed my life!’
That’s true whether the client is a bored teenager or a board member!