Executive Coaching

Does Executive Coaching Work?

Does Executive Coaching Work?

Executive coaching is an organisational development tool which, through a series of one-to-one conversations with a specialist coach, facilitates the learning and growth of a workplace leader.   The perception of executive coaching has changed considerably since I started my coaching business almost two decades ago and as the stigma has changed, senior executives have been more willing to step…

Thank You To My Secret Admirer

Thank You To My Secret Admirer

Back in April, an email landed in my inbox from Forward Ladies*. It said, “we would very much like to congratulate you on being nominated for the FL National Awards 2018”. I was as surprised as I was delighted because nobody mentioned putting me forwards. I still don’t know who it was but whoever, you are – thank you.   So, I…

How To Be Your Own Coach

How To Be Your Own Coach

In the Hollywood world, coaches are the new personal trainers. Stars like Oprah Winfrey, Leonardo DiCaprio, Hugh Jackman and Serena Williams are performing better, working smarter and making better decisions as a result. But for people without plenty of money to spare, hiring a coach just isn’t within budget. There are bills to pay and food needs to be put…

Executive Coaching Beyond Borders

Executive Coaching Beyond Borders

Earlier this year I was once again asked to join the team at Beyond Consultants and deliver on the NHS England Personal Development Coaching Programme.   This year over 300 GP’s across England were given the chance to work with a coach providing them with an opportunity to pause, reflect, make changes and take action that would support them in…

The Chimp Paradox

The Chimp Paradox

Do you have a favourite book? A book which has inspired and motivated you?    My firm favourite, a book which has helped me to grow as a person as well as a coach, is The Chimp Paradox.   The Chimp Paradox is written by consultant psychiatrist Professor Steve Peters or just Steve, as he prefers to be called. It…