What to expect through Coaching

I am a pragmatic coach and am happy to span the whole of the coaching continuum dictated by the situation in front of me.
The coaching continuum travels from pure coaching at one end, through mentoring to training or teaching at the other end.


I was trained in pure coaching, which means asking open questions such as those beginning with, who, what, why, when, how, and then listening deeply to the responses and probing further.  This style helps you to be curious and explore your situation using your own innate wisdom.  At this end of the continuum you will be doing most of the talking.


Mentoring, is about offering guidance and support from lived experience and knowledge.  The offer of this type of support will always be flagged and your permission gained.  Mentoring conversations will have joint contribution from both of us.


And finally, If you don’t know what you don’t know, I love to share a good model to help to train or instruct you with new concepts and learning.  At this end of the continuum it is likely that I will be speaking more.

Through a single coaching session we can use one or all of these methods as required.  The aim is to move you forward from where you are to where you need or want to be.

Management and Leadership Coaching

Research has shown that the performance of Managers and Leaders makes the biggest difference to employee engagement which is linked to overall company performance. If they are equipped with the right knowledge, skills, mindset and behaviours they will lead their teams to success. High performance coaching provides a unique opportunity to explore ideas, thoughts, and concerns in a safe and secure space.  It provides time to test concepts and identify new ways of working that lead to the achievement of individual and company goals.

To drive the desired company culture we also encourage the use of your own competency framework, or feedback tools to coach your managers against the behaviours you value as an organisation.

Forward thinking organisations also invest in their high potentials or leaders of the future, engaging and retaining their talent pipeline.

Management Training Programmes

We also have vast experience in training managers, so we can also provide Management Training Programmes to enable your managers to be fully equipped to bring out the best performance in their own teams

We have many years of Human Resources experience which enables us to help and guide you through your potential restructure.  We can support the planning and timelines, communication plans and can be with you on the day and throughout the process supporting the implementation.

Purposeful Career Coaching

Is one of your team members stuck…it’s a common problem. Individuals become unsure of their next step, they have lost sight of their purpose.

A great employer will want to do the right thing by their people and help them to either remain engaged and excited about their future or help them to leave and find the right path for them to enable them to move on in a positive light.

We help people to re explore their values and strengths, and to identify their purpose in life to enable them to understand exactly where they fit and where they want to be.

As part of this process we can review CV’s and help with interview preparation.

Take a look at our testimonials to see people who have gone through this and are now truly happy, engaged and excited about their future.

Wellness Coaching

We believe in supporting not just your work goals but your holistic self to gain the right balance in life for you.

  • This might be around building your resilience, essential for positive mental wellbeing.
  • Possibly help managing pressure and stress with all there is to do in life
  • It could be about providing support to build your confidence to help you feel ready for all of life’s experiences.
  • We are also qualified mental health and bereavement first aiders here to support your every need, and signpost you to other professionals if required.

Mental Health First Aid England (MHFA) report that at any given time, 1 in 6 working-age adults have symptoms associated with mental ill health.  Mental ill health is responsible for 72 million working days lost and costs £34.9 billion each year.

‘Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help offered to a person developing a mental health issue, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health issue or in a mental health crisis.’ MHFA England

As Certified Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA), we can support your people with mental ill health in the workplace.

Working in conjunction with your own HR team and company policies, we can also use our HR expertise to support their safe return to work. In a busy company people can easily and unintentionally be forgotten when they most need help.

We can also provide services to ensure all of your people retain mental wellness and build their resilience, enabling them to recover at speed during challenging situations.

We can offer either individual 1:1 sessions or be on your site for the day (virtually or in person) for drop in sessions for your broader community at intervals that work for your organisation

By offering this support your people can feel safe knowing there is someone helping them to feel valued and able to add value.  We also provide a safe place to discuss their concerns with someone who understands and can signpost professional help where we recognise through discussion that it might be needed.