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Coaching2019-09-16T13:50:48+00:00

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I provide coaching and consultancy for those in leadership positions in businesses, churches and charities.

Investing in you to enhance your presence, courage and maturity in leadership is my primary focus. The insight, skills and strategies you will gain through coaching will also result in the development of sustainable well-being practices and positively impact your organisational culture.

My coaching approach has a strong theoretical and empirically researched base, particularly drawing on the Bowen systems coaching model. Bowen coaching is distinct because it explores the often unacknowledged emotional and relational dimensions of leadership. This not only provides significant insight into the dynamics you bring into your role but also unpacks the below-the-surface systemic interactions that influence the functioning and performance of groups and organizations. Increasing awareness of both self and system offers the opportunity to explore and identify what factors may be contributing to current challenges or inhibiting growth, change and creativity.

This self-in-system coaching approach proactively focuses on maturing your personal differentiation. This process will:

  • Mature your relational connections enabling you to stay open and connected when under pressure

  • Strengthen your capacity to define your position and values even when faced with multiple viewpoints

  • Enhance your ability to reflect on your personal reactions to pressure and develop a more thoughtfully responsive approach.

Want to know more about differentiation? Click here to read my blog, The Differentiated Life.

Ongoing Research

My ongoing research focuses on the impact of this coaching approach on individual and organisational health, well-being and productivity.

This research stems from my doctoral thesis which investigated the relevance and impact of Bowen group coaching for church leaders. All participants felt that Bowen coaching was valuable. 78% participants identified that Bowen coaching was extremely beneficial or helpful to them personally and 83% participants felt that the learning was relevant or extremely relevant to their working life.

Coaching participants reported improved conflict resolution skills and an enhanced ability to understand and respond to anxiety (both personal and group anxiety). Participants noticed that the organisational blame culture reduced and they found increased courage to take difficult decisions. The coaching course also improved work-life balance, with one participant reporting that it “saved” them from burnout.

The strength of the one-to-one coaching approach I currently offer is that we can target our coaching sessions much more specifically to your areas of need and work at your pace.

Specific Areas of Interest

  • Assertiveness

  • Emotional Intelligence

  • Conflict resolution

  • Change management

  • Difficult conversations

  • Transformational leadership

  • Stress & Burnout

  • Resilience

  • Virtual work

  • Reflective practice

Free No Obligation Consultation via telephone

Contact me to book a complimentary 30-minute initial consultation. During our conversation, we will focus on the areas you want coaching around. I will assess your current situation, answer any questions you may have and let you know how I work. We will have an opportunity to get a feel for our chemistry and establish whether we feel we will be a good fit for one another.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long are coaching sessions?
Sessions are typically 1 hour in length however some client prefer 90 minute sessions.

Where do coaching sessions take place?
Coaching can take place at your workplace or at my Surbiton practice on Beresford Avenue, Surbiton, Surrey KT5 9LW CLICK HERE for directions.

As well as face-to-face meetings, I provide the flexibility of coaching by Zoom and telephone.

How often do sessions take place?
Sessions can be scheduled weekly, fortnightly or monthly depending on your needs

How many sessions will I need?
The number of sessions you will need depends on the areas you want coaching around.

6 sessions may be sufficient for focusing on 2-3 key goals. For addressing more longstanding or complex issues a greater number of sessions will be required. During the initial consultation we will agree the ideal number of sessions and we will also regularly review this during our work together.

How much do you charge?
My coaching is tailored to your requirements therefore having clarified your needs and how you want to work we will agree a fee. The fee will reflect the coaching location, length of sessions and number of sessions.

I offer a reduced rate for those in the not-for-profit sector. Please contact me for more information.

What to do next

Contact me to book a free 30-minute telephone consultation to establish what you want to achieve and how I can help you.

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Testimonials

“I am more able to separate people’s issues from the people themselves, and I am also more aware that conflict is inevitable, so take it less personally.”

“The coaching has helped me to become aware of emotional temperatures in groups and learn how to remain self differentiated to help calm the situation and encourage helpful conversations even if there is no agreement”

“I realised I treated work as the most important thing to be doing, with fun and relationships taking second place. Since the coaching I have made a positive attempt to fit in family time.”

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News

I’m very excited that, in partnership with the Susanna Wesley Foundation, we are developing a series of workshops for Methodist ministers to introduce them to congregational ministry through a self-in-system lens. If you’d like to know more, send me a message.

Contact

To enquire about therapy, coaching, workshops or for any other question.

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