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Business Coaching - "Denise has helped me to reaffirm my self-confidence."

I'm Breege and I had a combination of executive, business and life coaching with Denise Chilton. Irish Community Care is a charitable organisation and my role as a director is a rewarding but difficult one with lots of external and internal challenges, which is why I sought coaching. I started working there almost 30 years ago and I have worked at all levels within the business but I had started to think that I was a bit long in the tooth and I was questioning whether the role was still right for me and whether I was still right for the organisation.

What I was really looking for was some external support away from my work environment. I wanted an opportunity for some reflective space and to have some signposting about “what’s next” in my life and my career, so I wanted a bit of a safe dumping ground really! I chose Denise as my coach because I had worked with her professionally elsewhere but she was also recommended to me by a trustee. She is very approachable. She does what she says she will do and she challenges you - but in a very positive and very engaging way. And I like Denise’s approach to coaching. She builds trust and relationship with her clients. She’s not detached or business-like; there was a partnership between us. We were very like-minded really.

Working with Denise has helped me to see how much I have achieved in my role and how much Irish Community Care have grown in my time there. But I have also realised that there is still more work that I can do, so it reaffirmed my passion for my job and allowed me to refocus my energy. I also understand myself so much better now. Denise has helped me to reaffirm my self-confidence. I can recognise that I have strong leadership skills and a good vision where I couldn’t before.

My time with Denise didn’t just benefit me personally. It also benefitted the team and the business. I feel much more equipped to cope with difficulties within the team because I can now assertively delegate responsibility and challenge people appropriately. Our team is much stronger now. And finally, I recognise how important it is that I take time for myself. My work-life balance is much better now!

Business coaching with Denise was a really positive and energising experience for me. I learned so many simple strategies and practical ways to deal with professional challenges head on. And I have developed some key skills which benefit me across all areas of my life: reflection, delegation, alternate methods of communication.

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