Coaching is a highly effective intervention that challenges existing thinking, beliefs and assumptions so you can seize the opportunities presented to you and achieve your aspirations and goals.
What I do
In today's ever complex and changing world, organisations are looking for leaders they can trust to deliver and make a difference.
Employees want their leaders to be authentic. Essential to achieving this is making sense of who we are, and our purpose is ever more important if we want to be authentic leaders.
I've been helping leaders navigate through the pitfalls of failed leadership, self-doubt, uncertainty, over-confidence, low self-esteem, to name just a few, in my roles as a HR Director. That's why I am passionate about working with and believe I can help highly motivated, ambitious executives, leaders, teams and individuals who are committed to doing everything to progress their life to the next level.
I was coached by Simone during a period of quick progression during in my career where I wanted to work with someone to help me identify my unique strengths, focused areas of development and to challenge me in how I could be a better professional and people leader.Pat
Trust is everything and Simone's approach builds a space where you can reflect and be supported, and even surprised at times, something that's only possible with the experience Simone brings to the discussion. Constructive challenge and accountability was important to me and Simone consistently delivered on this in our time together which meant I always felt like I was progressing and actions/achievements from previous sessions would build on each other, with thoughts and ideas being connected every time.
Simone's professional experience, natural charm and effective natural use of tools and approaches felt seamless in our sessions and helped me develop actions I could immediately implement post our meeting and others to progress over time without being overly directed to a solution - where the real skill of coaching lies.
Head of Communications and Engagement, Health and Care
Simone is very supportive and non-judgemental, and creates an environment of total openness and honesty. She has the ability to dig into the topics to get to the underlying issue or area that we really need to discuss that either isn't obvious to me at the start or I'm (perhaps) avoiding. I 100% trust the conversation and the intent behind any questions, challenges etc.Rob
Working with Simone helped me successfully transition from CFO to MD/CEO. It gives me an objective, challenging and supportive forum during a period of significant change, but always with a focus on turning the insight gained in the sessions into positive action. I have had lots of feedback from my team and the business about how they have seen me grow and develop into the new role.
Working with Simone, I've also been able to better consider my reactions and understand the impact I have, for example a) gaining a better perspective so I neither overreact to or underplay issues and b) the confidence to address the causes of frustration in a constructive, less emotional way (which has really worked).
In summary, though Simone's coaching, I feel I am better equipped to thrive with the greater uncertainty, variables, scrutiny etc. that comes with being in a senior role.
Managing Director, Insurance
I was coached by Simone and cannot recommend her highly enough. She helped me to come to an understanding about my personal and professional priorities and develop a clear plan of action, which has enabled me to make positive changes in my working life.Ceri
Simone is supportive and encouraging and has a real instinct about when to listen and when to challenge you. Her style is empathetic, warm and personable but by asking the right questions at the right time she also ensures that your time together is productive.
I hope to work with her again.
Learning Producer, Museums and Heritage
Simone is a great listener and picks out my strengths from the discussion. She helps me to build confidence in my abilities - consider taking bigger steps than I may have done alone and she helps me to focus on my strengths.Mandy
Senior IT Partner, Health and Care
Simone offers a style suits those that need a safe harbour to take time to reflect on their own performance and the environment they operating in. This is a difficult thing to create and by doing so you have given those working with you an opportunity to explore their own motivations and values and the impact their current environment has on them.Fiona
The world is a chaotic and hectic place and working at a senior level can have pressures, which are often hard to understand and can quickly in challenging times become unmanageable. By holding the mirror up and exploring you create an opportunity to understand, accept and thrive.
For me it is your passion and commitment to really making sure that the coaching services you offer have value and make a difference both for the individual and the organisation.
HR Director, Insurance