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.
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 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
Simone coached me through a period of my career where I was facing a range of interesting situations, challenges and decisions.Gareth
Her thoughtful, sensitive but inquisitive approach encouraged me to ask some very deep and challenging questions about me, how I approach work and my communications style. Her approach is not one that provides you with the answers, but is challenging (in a friendly and professional way) and a naturally inquisitive one.
I made some real and genuine changes to the way that I think and act following these sessions, and this has made a real and positive difference.
Managing Consultant, Professional Services
Simone has been providing coaching support to our charity since 2016. I am one of a number of people benefiting from her coaching at Hospice for Hope and I am really grateful.Alex
She is an active listener, using various techniques and questions in getting me to reflect and see things from a different perspective which have helped me to identify solutions, make strategic decisions and improve myself as a leader.
Her approach covers both practical/operational aspects but also organizational, cultural and leadership-related.
One of the many benefits of working with her is that she has helped me identify challenges before they had a chance to become real problems, allowing me to address them properly.
Simone is extremely skilled, experienced and is also flexible, discreet and allows you a lot of space, encouraging you to be creative.
CEO, Palliative Care
Simone provided clarity, challenging questions, different scenarios / perspectives, with independence but not dispassionately. She also provided sound guidance based on solid experience. Finally she cut out the noise and gets you to focus on the right things.Nicola
Head of Internal Audit, Financial Services