I love a challenge and always like to have clear goals to work towards!
Founder & Managing Director &
Facilitator & Coach
- Goal orientated
Everything I do in my work and personal life is built on strong and collaborative relationships with others.
Whilst I know life can present us with many challenges, I always like to look at things from an optimistic viewpoint.
- Work hard, play hard
I love what I do and so working hard for me is not a chore, however I also love spending time with my family and I will take every opportunity to enjoy time with them (one of the added benefits of being my own boss!).
Training & Coaching Coordinator
I have been fortunate to have been given some amazing opportunities in both my personal and professional life for which I will always remain grateful. I appreciate that nothing is a given so anything that I do experience should be gratefully received, even if I don’t realise it at the time.
I feel that reliability is one of the first steps to building trust in a relationship, leading to a good connection with others. I genuinely never realised that being reliable was optional until recently, demonstrating the positive role models I’ve had in my life.
I’m always keen to learn from others and find it fascinating to notice ways that I may think differently to someone else. Being open-minded has also provided me with many great opportunities and I’ve been surprised at how much I could have missed out on by not keeping an open mind.
I value the warmth of a kind and thoughtful relationship and try to ensure I offer this to others. Something as simple as a smile can improve someone’s day which I’m always aiming to achieve!
Associate Facilitator & Coach
The reason I love working in learning and development is to support others and see them grow in their confidence, careers, skills and behaviors to achieve what is important for them.
Everything I do is underpinned with the focus on people. Developing and sustaining relationships is important for me in both my private and professional life.
- Outcome focused
I believe people achieve more in their personal and professional lives focusing on the outcomes they want to achieve.
I wholeheartedly give everything to what I am doing to support others to achieve their goals. I genuinely care about what I am doing and the impact this has on others, striving to be the best I can for them.
Associate Coach, Coach Supervisor &
I try and be thankful for all the great things in my life and my family and I certainly love my work!
A sense of justice and valuing diversity is really important to me and I always work on the basis that we are all imperfectly perfect.
Otherwise known as nosey, but I do think as coaches and supervisors we need to be genuinely curious about people which I definitely am.
I bring my whole self to work and am open and giving. It is a great privilege to walk with and support people on their learning journey.
Associate Facilitator, Assessor &
To be able to do a job that I love every day!
I reflect in all that I do professionally and personally. It enables to me move forward and approach life with hopefully more wisdom gained from experience.
There are so many opportunities around us and grabbing them leads to new and exciting adventures.
I believe everything we do is worthwhile if we learned something from it. Every day I learn something new and that excites me about how much more I still have to learn.
Nice and dry please?
I am good at seeing another way of doing things, a creative problem solver.
I am a realist, but able to see opportunities that surround us even in the darkest times.
I am not overly competitive but supporting others to win is very rewarding. It brings out the mother in me!
Associate Coach, Assessor & IQA
My green credentials are important to me, personally and professionally and more so as I get older. I’m an aspiring eco warrior.
I believe resilience is an important quality that we all need to develop.
Being myself, being authentic helps keep me grounded.
- Wake up!
Becoming a coach was my ‘wake up moment’. It has transformed how I think and feel.
I truly thrive on helping others to achieve goals and reach their true potential.
Starting with the truth about any situation is vital if genuine progress is to be made, so this is always an ingredient in both my business and personal life!
For me, being non-judgmental and respecting everyone for their uniqueness is crucial when enabling people to grow in ways that suit their individuality.
Whilst I take the business of personal and organisational development very seriously I find that humour can often be used to make it an enjoyable journey.
Associate Coach & Facilitator
What else can you do? I love helping people to unlock their potential, grow and achieve what they want.
Be you! Honesty and authenticity underpin everything else – get that right and the answers will come!
Dare to dream! So much complexity can be removed when we allow ourselves to acknowledge what we really want.
Believe in your worth! Seeing people begin to recognise the value they can and do add is a joy to behold – true self-belief opens doors!
Associate Coach & Coach Supervisor
- Going the extra mile
I always go the extra mile to help and support an individual or team to achieve something important to them, not only in coaching but everything I do.
The act of giving and exchanging, and in coaching it is the process of shared learning through the experience the client brings. I am constantly learning from my clients and developing my wisdom.
- Offering unconditional positive regard
Offering unconditional positive regard – with all my interpersonal interactions.
That rapt attention experienced during the process of coaching which nurtures curiosity & interest that leads to something extraordinary or surprising happening in the coaching relationship.
As someone who came back to learning in later life, I’m really passionate about learning and development and the impact this can have. I love lightbulb moments and the changes these make for people!
I love being authentic and working with people who share my values.
I’m a big fan of collaborations and partnerships and the value these bring and like seeking opportunities to learn new things.
I’m an adventurer at heart and love new experiences, meeting new people and travelling to new places. I hope to do a lot more of this in the future!
Together with possibility and commitment, growth is one of my personal and professional values.
I grew up in an environment where resources were scarce. It taught me to discover and rely on my own resourcefulness rather than look for solutions externally – an attitude I encourage my clients to adopt.
- One of a kind
We are all different and we each have something unique to share with the world. There can be no competition when we understand we’re one of a kind.
Why is this important? A question I ask myself regularly to remind me of the reason I became a coach and the impact my work is making.
I am a deeply spiritual person, and this flows through every aspect of my life, including my coaching.
Connections are my core value. Occurring in multiple directions, including to myself, others, and the natural environment they enrich my life and create meaning.
- Openness and Curiosity
These qualities are inherent in both mindfulness and creativity. As a passionate advocate of both, I love supporting others to explore, nurture and express theirs.
I believe that meaningful and sustainable change starts as an internal process, accessed through the hidden knowledge and wisdom in our unconscious.
I believe this is the foundation for happiness. I am grateful for doing a job I love.
A thirst for getting to know the people I work with and their business brilliantly well.
Helping everyone I work with achieve their potential and enjoy the journey.
Every day is a learning day.
I enjoy contributing in any way I can, whether that’s through listening to issues, offering an alternative perspective, or on a practical level, such as volunteering or charity fund raising.
For me, everything in life is about people and the connections we make – business partners, colleagues, learners, friends and family!
- Outcome Focused
Whether it’s imagining my ideal bathroom when I am in the middle of a renovation or collaborating with a business partner to establish their vision, starting with the end in mind is a really helpful and inspiring way to work!
- Warmth (and kindness!)
It’s the little things that make the biggest difference!
We often forget in our busyness that being grateful for the small things in life can make such a positive difference in our lives. I keep reminding myself to be grateful for small things.
- Ripple Effect
I am a huge fan of acts of kindness and the principle of the ripple effect. I especially enjoy a good old fashioned random act of kindness!
I work hard to create an environment where people can be open to express themselves, explore, experiment, and discover new things about what they can achieve.
Self care is so important, yet we forget that we need to practice it to have proper balance in our lives. I think that to be the best that we can be, we need to look after ourselves.
I mean, it’s what life is all about, isn’t it? Growth can mean many things to many people, but for me, Growth is fundamentally for me about becoming a learn-it-all, not a know it all.
After a lifetime of challenges, barriers, and not fitting the mould, I’ve developed a thick skin. This resilience gives me the determination to fight inequality wherever I see it.
I could never be my authentic self longer than I care to share. I am now completely open, honest and authentic about my whole self and bring this to whoever or whatever I am doing.
- What else?
The ultimate coaching and learning question to uncover and create possibilities. I often ask myself this question when I’m trying to get to the bottom of something and find new options and opportunities.
I consider our ability to learn and continue growing and developing to be one of life’s greatest privileges.
I love relating to lots of different people in different contexts to find common ground, interesting conversation and connection.
My empathy and compassion are central to my warm, positive personality.
- Will to win
I bring energy and enthusiasm to the task in hand to gain a positive outcome.
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