In a world where we are speeding up and the rate of change and turbulence is fast, we are being asked to do more and more. Life is getting increasingly complicated, therefore it becomes pretty important to have a place to think, a place to be, an environment to slow down. This can be a physical space. Or, as a coach, I want to provide a relational space to create a thinking environment for my clients in which they can explore their challenges and goals. Being able to think through or feel into situations that come up in life – be it work-related to do with decision making, leadership, communicating coherence, understanding career direction, or regarding home-life, physical or emotional, financial, energetic clarity and assurance.
I think of it as alchemy, which is making gold from humble components. My coaching is underpinned by the philosophy that the client always has the answers, they might just not be aware of it yet. Through discourse, listening, reflection and probing I can help to shed light on blind spots and opportunities. Some of my favourite areas to work in are building confidence, communicating with clarity, storytelling, the art of networking and building relationships, enhancing productivity, executive presence, personal branding, bonding teams for great performance and developing leadership.
I enjoy the balance between in-depth long-term work with individuals to exciting and energising talks to big audiences. I have worked with some fascinating clients, from global financial services clients to tech companies and charities, fashion, media and business schools.
My inspiration comes from lots of different places, from my passion for sport in my early life to psychology and social sciences through to my hobbies like gardening. I see this as a great analogy for my training and coaching. By creating a rich, nutritious environment you can seed, grow and blossom towards the sun and your Second Curve.
I have a Masters degree in Psychological Coaching, trained as a coach first in Dubai where I was working for a Bank in charge of People Development for the Middle East and Africa. I am authorised to use the Leadership Development Framework profile as well as experienced in person-centred, gestalt and experience-near coaching.