Coaching & training consultancy

Business coaching BristolI am a qualified business and executive coach (Advanced Certificate in Executive Coaching, accredited by the Bristol Business School at University of the West England and the ILM level 5) and a member of the EMCC (European Mentoring & Coaching Council). I follow their code of ethics, which can be found here.

I have worked with a wide variety of both public and private organisations and businesses in many fields, including the sustainability sector, Marketing & PR, advertising and food,  recruitment  (from small businesses to Hays), law firms  and retail chains, charities and social enterprises as well as financial institutions, banks and government.  All my work is confidential and clients trust me to keep what is spoken about in our sessions between us, unless explicitly agreed otherwise.

As a non-executive director of my own business, Papadeli, a growing retail and food business, I have first hand experience of the challenges of running a profitable business.  I am fascinated by people and have studies positive psychology and am a resilience practitioner, which enables me to share insight into getting the best out of people and relationships, influencing skills and people development.

I am serious about my work and developing my career through additional training and the attendance of coaching groups and associations.

Qualifications & training

  • Advanced Certificate in Executive Coaching, Bristol Business School (University of the West of England ILM Level 5)
  • Coaching Core Competencies certificate  Jan 2014 & 2016.
  • Positive Psychology for Coaching Professionals with Dr.Chris Johnstone Jan/Feb 2014
  • Resilience Practitioner certificate, The College of Wellbeing, September to November 2016
  • Nominated Entrepreneur Ambassador in the South West New Entrepreneur Scholarship
  • Awarded scholarship to study “Entrepreneurship” at Babson College, Massachussetts 2005
  • Established award winning food business, Papadeli 2002 (most recently nominated Best Independent Retailer in the South West by Observer Food Monthly readers (2014, 2015 & 2016)

What I bring as a coach and trainer

  • clarity: taking time to assess what is important brings clear vision
  • decision making: a coach can ask the questions to challenge and stretch your thinking, bringing about well thought through decisions
  • a different perspective: coaching enables you to step out of your day to day and see things differently
  • stress reduction: doing the same thing over and over without stopping to work out what could change – stress helps no-one and is toxic. Coaching helps you identify how you want to be and put steps in place to maintain or increase productivity, reducing stress levels.
  • better relationships: with stress, misunderstandings etc relationships can suffer.  This is bad for business.  Coaching brings tools for improving relationships and communication.
  • a plan for you want: we rush through life without stopping to think what we really want – for ourselves and work/business.  Coaching gives you the time to really identify what you want and holds you accountable to ensure you get there.


Voluntary Roles 

Present

  • Progression & Business Mentor, Prince’s Trust.
  • I am a volunteer coach for the CEO of a growing charity.
  • Member of GetSetforGrowth steering committee.

Recent

  • Parent Governor, Chair of the Teaching, Learning & Assessment Committee
  • UWE Ventures, Business Mentor.
  • Growth Accelerator Coach


Memberships

  • The Bristol and Bath Coaching Network
  • European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC)
  • Critical Coaching group
  • Peer supervision for coaches

I have full professional indemnity insurance.