“There’s always a way….”
An old boss used to say this a lot and it really stuck with me. No matter what the challenge, he’d get us to look at a situation from as many different angles as possible until “the way” appeared. Sometimes it was totally unexpected and previously unknown but it was always there, and this is a core part of my coaching philosophy.
I’ve always had a love for working with people, helping them to achieve their potential and live happy, fulfilling lives. Happiness and success is something that we’re all entitled to, in our work and personal lives, and I find it deeply satisfying to work with people and organisations to help them accomplish this.
For as long as I can remember I’ve been positive, curious and fascinated by why people think the way they do, and why organisations operate in the way that they do. This has helped me to become good at asking the right questions in order to create positive conditions for improvement in my own life, both personally and professionally. It’s a skill that enables me to help clients do the same, in their personal lives and in the corporate context.
Before becoming a coach and trainer I held a range of positions in the banking, media and government sectors, including roles in marketing, corporate responsibility, product development and sustainable energy policy. I’ve also worked as a Development Coach with the Princes’ Trust, helping young people to gain more self-esteem, confidence and purpose.
On a personal note I’m based in Central London and while I love city living I also like to get away to the countryside and further afield when my schedule permits it. When I’m not working I like to spend time with friends and family, keeping fit and dabbling in some creative writing.
In these various contexts, the people I’ve met along the way and the challenges I’ve negotiated have given me experience, dedication and passion to work with others to help them create the success they dream of.
I’m looking forward to meeting you!