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'Coaching is the art of unleashing human potential' ~ Michael Neill

I specialise in helping people in leadership roles make changes in the way they work, resolve difficult issues, take action and move forward with their plans.

Maybe you feel isolated in your role and want to move your business forward, yet you don't or can't find the time and space to work ON rather than IN your business.  If so, I can help.  I know what it's like, I've been there.

'Life is a path that you beat as you walk it' ~ Machado

What is coaching?

'Coaching is profoundly simple and simply profound' ~ Myles Downey

The International Coach Federation (ICF) definition of coaching is:

Professional coaching is an ongoing professional relationship that helps people produce extraordinary results in their lives, careers, businesses or organisations. Through the process of coaching, clients deepen their learning, improve their performance and enhance their quality of life.

In each meeting, the client chooses the focus of conversation, while the coach listens and contributes observations and questions. This interaction creates clarity and moves the client into action. Coaching accelerates the client’s progress by providing greater focus and awareness of choice. Coaching concentrates on where clients are now and what they are willing to do to get where they want to be in the future. ICF member coaches and ICF credentialed coaches recognise that results are a matter of the client’s intentions, choices and actions, supported by the coach’s efforts and application of the coaching process.

As an accredited member of the International Coach Federation my work is regulated by their standards and code of ethics.

Thanks for your coaching, Hilary, which has been an inspiration! You seem to have a very special way of listening, often helping me to see things in a new way and always helping me feel safe to explore scary topics! I particularly appreciated your warmth and sense of humour, which combines so well with your occasional, well-judged challenge to help shift my habits of thought. You really have helped me to move a long way very quickly at a difficult time - thanks.
Dr A S, Consultant, London
 

What are the benefits of coaching?

'Coaching speaks to the turbulence of the soul' ~ Julio Olalla

Coaching

  • provides you with the time and space to focus on and think through issues
  • focuses on your performance
  • enables you to identify and achieve your goals
  • helps you work out what holds you back and then move forward
  • is forward moving and action orientated
  • helps you articulate what you want and unleash the means to achieve it
  • is completely confidential.

How does it work?

Coaching can be done face to face, by Skype or telephone and can be arranged to fit around your location and needs.

Depending on what you want to achieve, coaching conversations can take place over a period of time.  For example:

  • a 3 month programme, with fortnightly coaching conversations of one hour's duration
  • a 6 or 12 month programme if you want to achieve transformation in one area of your life
  • a single coaching session if you are facing a crisis or seeking clarity on an issue
  • a half-day strategy session to really focus on a specific issue and put in place actions to take you forward.
Coaching is helping me realise I can change things for the better.  I had got very stuck.  I think I'd been trying too hard to be everything to everyone.
MR, Headteacher, Norfolk

 If you work with me, you can rely on me to:

  • give you my full attention
  • listen to you really deeply - for what you're not saying as well as the language and intonation you use
  • ask you lots of questions
  • notice any patterns in your behaviour and challenge you to change any that are no longer serving you
  • encourage you to take action and be accountable for achieving your goals
  • give you access to lots of resources
  • be highly committed to you
  • do what I say I will.

Read about one client's experience of working with me here.

I design coaching programmes specifically around the type of change that each client wants to achieve in his or her life.

The only way to understand the power of coaching is to experience it for yourself. Otherwise it's like trying to explain to someone what swimming is like if they have never been in the water!

Contact me now for a complimentary coaching experience.

 

 

 
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