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's is skilled at creating confidence. This is probably due to her vast knowledge and self-confidence, which she is able to inject and then enthuse this into people. Gaining confidence is something that is hard to learn. Its not easy to apply such personal techniques, you need somebody who believes and really supports you in order for you to enhance self confidence which Simone does.Peter
She a genuine person and somebody you can trust. If you are somebody who needs help, that is very important.
Group Head of Health and Safety and Risk Management, Heath and Care
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 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