My work with clients supports and challenges the individual – or team – as they develop awareness and choices and identify actions necessary for effective change. My role is to create and hold the best conditions for that and help them develop resources and capability to deal with uncertainty or resistance to that change.

I believe a partnership approach to coaching is most effective, involving the ‘active and collaborative participation of both client and coach’ in setting and working towards clear objectives and making change happen. This involves three critical factors:

– that coaching is a relationship of trust – confidential of course – essential to provide safe conditions to think and talk about and explore and choose whatever might be needed for change, evolution and success;

– learning and development (including ideas, tools, techniques and other insights from experience) is much more effective when it’s specific to context and the client understands on their own terms any need for change;

– coaching is a future-oriented process which benefits from clear objectives, specific to each individual, whilst remaining flexible to new information and experience.

Through listening, reflecting, challenging and questioning in an impartial and exploratory way, we’ll explore together what’s important, notice what works for each individual and what gets in the way, and what options there may be to perform more effectively in business and life.

"listening, reflecting, challenging and questioning in an impartial and exploratory way, coaching helps clarify what’s important and develop options to perform even more effectively"

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