Coaching & training consultancy

I am a qualified  Coach (Advanced Certificate in Executive Coaching, accredited by the Bristol Business School at University of the West England and the ILM) 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 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.

Achievements & courses

  • Advanced Certificate in Executive Coaching, Bristol Business School (University of the West of England)
  • 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 2006
  • 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

  • Creativity – I have the ability to see things differently & present creative solutions, encouraging clients to see things from another perspective.
  • Honesty – often my clients are senior people who rarely get honest feedback.  Finding out how you really come across is vital if you want to influence those around you.
  • Motivation – I am a positive person who can motivate individuals to put in place commitments that bring about the desired change.
  • Effective communication – My background in marketing & PR enables me to present information effectively & persuasively.
  • Effective questioning & active listening – I know the power of these skills and simple as they sound, they bring about the most powerful changes.
  • Rapport – as your coach, I am on your side and support you.  This sometimes involves challenging questions and stepping out of your comfort zone, but clients always know I believe in their potential.
  • Entrepreneurial approach – I like to think differently and encourage this in others.


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.