- Executive Coaching
- Leadership coaching
- Life coaching
- Personal Coaching
- Leadership development
- Professional coach (PCC)
- Training and Development
- Performance Coaching
- Creating confidence
- Confidence training
- Presentation skills training
As a highly-trained and qualified executive and personal coach I help my clients to identify their goals, create resilience and make the very best use of their skills and resources. In order that they can create strategies which are grounded and robust.
I recognise that stress and lack of confidence hold many people and companies back from reaching their full potential and I love working with people to build realistic, workable strategies that help them gain focus and move forward. My approach is very robust and I help clients to find solutions and ways forward that are unique to their personal/professional needs. I am equally comfortable working with workplace issues, work-life balance issues or relationships issues and recognise that there is a frequently an overlap between all of these.
I am also a facilitator and a team building consultant. I have also delivered many training course on communication issues, such as giving interviews to radio and television, presentation skills, using coaching skills to become a better leader, organising effective meetings and minute writing. I also train and support people to develop their confidence skills.
I'm a qualified and experienced coach (accredited by the International Coach Federation at Professional Coach Level, PCC) and Absolute Clarity and,previously, Resourceful Coaching.
Prior to setting up my own coaching business I worked as a media and communications trainer, PR consultant, journalist and copywriter in a range of large and small organiare vesations - and I still do some work in this area.
Many of my current clients are facing very pressurised situations with limited resources or challenging staff issues, or are returning to the world of work after a break for childcare or health issues. I specialise in helping people maximise their existing resources and find creative and flexible solutions to the challenges that face them.
I received in-depth training from Coaching Development, which I believe to be one of the best coaching programmes in the World. I am trained in NLP and Transactional Analysis. I have also completed a Diploma in Coaching and undertaken advanced coach training in Corporate Coaching, the Boundaries between Coaching and Therapeutic Inteventions and Mindfullness in Coaching.
Founder1 - 5 Employees 2017 - Current
Dreams and aspirations only become reality when you commit wholeheartedly to the process of development and change. Which is why you need to:
* Gain clarity about your personal strengths, your resources and the values that drive you
* Recognise the difference between a pleasant dream and a must-have goal
* Dig through many layers to come up with the nuggets on which you will build lasting transformation
* Develop your skills as a leader - of your own life, and, where appropriate, of others you interact with
Committing to progress
If you’re ready to make lasting change, you need to be committed to your own development and prepared to put in the hard work required to make important shifts.
Absolute Clarity Coaching will challenge and support you to make deeply-considered, well-resourced decisions, which draw on all the wisdom you have acquired about yourself. You will use this knowledge to set exciting but robust goals to help you get what you really want. Call me on +44 (0) 7976 658345 to discuss how I can help you.
Freelance Coach, Consultant, Trainer and Writer
Founder of Resourceful Coaching1995 - CurrentAfter graduation I worked as a PR professional in a range of PR companies and large voluntary sector organisations. I have also worked as a journalist and media trainer.
BA Hons Drama and English
University of Bristol1979 - 1982Coaching Qualifications (2006- Present) • A range of advanced coaching workshops e.g. defining borders between coaching and therapeutic interventions, coaching and physiology, corporate coaching • Coaching Development Diploma in Coaching (passed at PCC level as defined by ICF) 2013 • Transactional Analysis (TA) 101 • Advanced workshop on Discounting (TA) • Introduction to NLP (City Lit) • Coaching Development in-depth professional coach training (accredited by International Coach Federation) 2007 Additional Courses (Prior to 2000) • Supervisory Management – London Chamber of Commerce • Freelance Journalism - city of London University • Editorial 1 – London School of Publishing • Campaigning and Lobbying - NCVO
Diploma in Coaching (Parts 1 and 11)
Qualified and Accredited at International Coach Federation Professional Coach Level (PCC)
Clubs and Associations
Accredited member of the International Coach Federation
Founder of Todmorden Business Network
Interests and Hobbies
I am passionate about young people and helping them to develop with resilience and self confidence. I am especially interested in working with and supporting children and young people who face major disadvantages and I am very involved with a number of organisations and individuals in the care leaving field.
I am a published author of three novels for teenagers called Control Freak, Losing Control and Remote Control. I am also the writer of several book about adoption, fostering and leaving care. I am currently working on a handbook for foster carers of teenagers.
I run occasional creative writing workshops.
In my spare time I enjoy walking, riding horses, dancing, swimming, reading and drama. My friends play a very important role in my life.