I have twenty years' professional experience in Career Education, Information and Guidance in Higher Education (CEIGHE) and a passion for helping people to improve their lives. I hold a certificate in coaching from the Centre for Coaching, London and am currently preparing for the CMI level 7 certificate in Leadership Coaching and Mentoring.
The premise of my coaching is that individuals have an intrinsic capacity to develop and achieve, and that it’s my job to nurture that capacity and facilitate change. I don’t provide direct advice, although I may well use my coaching and specialist expertise to suggest resources and techniques. My work is client-centred, impartial and non-judgmental. I welcome all types of client, from private individuals to senior executives, and my pricing is accordingly flexible. In addition I work with higher education professionals, providing non-remunerated coaching and mentoring.
My specialist area is career and professional development, with a particular focus on self-directed learning and career change.
Some other topics, for example, are: self-confidence & assertiveness, life decisions, habit change, combatting procrastination, self-directed learning, time management, motivation and commitment entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship, executive and leadership effectiveness, and (ethically sound) influence without authority.
A first coaching session would ordinarily be in a semi-public space such as a discrete area of a café. Any subsequent sessions can continue in that or a similar place. Equally, I welcome online interactions (i.e. Skype).
Effects of social and technological acceleration on the future of work; cognitive behavioural coaching (CBC); the career conceptions of 'Generation-Z' ; teaching and research; the neuroscience of coaching; organisational coaching and mentoring.