Why should I get a coach?


“If you are a leader preparing for or have just taken the next step in your career this is for you.”

A good leader is fully present. An effective leader cannot leave half of themselves at home. An authentic leader shows up in all their facets with honesty and vulnerability. Leadership coaching doesn’t leave any part of you behind. It’s about you! 

A coach will help you explore all areas of your inner and outer life to help you find the key to your potential, success and fulfilment. With no preconceived ideas about you and no agenda except to support you, a coach sees you as the real person in front of them. This enables them to really listen, to really hear, and to really care. 

Coaching explores and addresses your questions, dilemmas and doubts. I will help and encourage you to set the goals that you really want by holding up a mirror and helping you to see what is really possible to achieve. You will understand and appreciate yourself more deeply, and they will keep you accountable to your goals.

It’s an exciting process in which you develop a new level of self-knowledge, and self-mastery whose impact will continue well beyond the coaching relationship.

Choose your coaching package


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Catalyst Session
A single 90-minute online coaching session plus a 30 minute follow up call
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Accelerator Session
A half-day face-to-face coaching session with access to a week’s support
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Booster Package
3 x 90-minute coaching sessions online or face-to-face with a 30-minute call between sessions
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Grow Package
6 x 90-minute coaching sessions online or face-to-face with a 30-minute call between sessions

Things to note


You have my word that:

  • I am a qualified executive coach and mentor
  • I will honour the confidentiality of our discussions
  • I acknowledge you as the expert in your life and work and believe you are creative, resourceful, and whole.

Customer Feedback


I will never be able to put into words what you’ve done for me

Sarah has helped me to grow; to be the best version of me, the one I always knew I could be… I just needed to believe it. Sarah made the journey so much easier, supporting me through it one step at a time, one question at a time. She has changed my life, both personally and professionally.
Ruth
Senior Manager, NHS

She has helped me more than she will ever know – thank you!

Within a few minutes of talking to Sarah, I knew that she was actually the mentor I had been looking for! Our mentoring relationship started at a time when I had just had a setback in my career and Sarah helped to guide me through it and beyond. Sarah provided support, guidance, mentoring, coaching, encouragement and even a push in the right direction when it was needed (it was at times)! She continues to inspire me and has helped me more than she will ever know. Sarah – thank you!

Claire
Senior Project Manager

A very positive coaching experience

I had very positive coaching experience with Sarah. We focused on my work-based goals and the barriers to success. I became confident about achieving the outcomes I wanted for my organisation most of which have been delivered.

Moira
Head of Children’s Social Care

Still not sure?


FAQs


Coaching is not mentoring. Mentors provide advice and solutions. Coaches ask great questions which prompt the coachee to find their own answers and solutions. Answers and solutions that fit their unique circumstances. 

A mentor uses their own experience, knowledge and insight to guide a less experienced person. Mentoring relationships continue for as long as the mentor and mentee are benefitting from the relationship. Mentors provide advice and guidance as needed over time. 

A coaching assignment is time-bound and objective-driven. A coach is a listening ear and a mirror. A coach provides support and challenge – asking probing questions, provoking sometimes profound ‘lightbulb’ moments.

Coaching isn’t counselling. While counselling tends to look at past events to help understand current stresses and underlying concerns, coaching is forward-looking and action-oriented. Coaching provides space and time to reflect and gain clarity so you can move forward. A coach will help you understand root causes, rather than try to ’fix’ you. 

A coach seeks to see you as you really are and appreciate all your potential. Having the time, space and safe environment to talk to someone utterly unbiased about your life and work issues can be a source of genuine stress relief. A place to get perspective and give honest reflection without fear of judgement can provide the opportunity to process your emotions constructively and honestly.

Your coach will provide you with strategies, tools and techniques that work for you to help you healthily release stress and build your resilience.

Coaching helps develop self-awareness in leaders – with a greater sense of personal leadership identity leaders better understand their impact on others.

Coaches help leaders express and achieve goals through uncovering and unblocking self-limiting beliefs supporting a build in confidence, clarity and courage.

This more profound and more intuitive self-knowledge has a far-reaching impact which increases self-mastery. Coachees begin a new process of self-leadership developing more compassion and respect for who they are and what matters to them, which impacts on the standards, demands and expectations they have of others.

This new level of awareness precipitates more substantial relationship building with others and a stronger sense of personal brand which assists in more robust communication, a greater understanding of personal power in the round and a more purposeful ability to create a life balance that works for the individual.

Coaching is not mentoring. Mentors provide advice and solutions. Coaches ask great questions which prompt the coachee to find their own answers and solutions. Answers and solutions that fit their individually unique circumstances.

Coaching is not counselling. Counsellors seek to understand the present through past events. Coaching is forward focussed and goal orientated. The past may provide some useful data to explore issues provided it is in the context of building strategies for the future.

Coaching is not training. Trainers share information and provide skills according to a set of pre-considered objectives and intended outcomes. Coaching is not one size fits all. Each coaching experience is tailor-made to the unique individual and their own particular set of circumstances and situation.

Coaching is not advisory. Coaching is predicated on the knowledge that every person has the answers to their dilemmas within them. The role of the coach is to facilitate the individual to find those answers and deliver on them.

Coaching is an irreplaceable space for self-development. Research shows time and again that the vast majority of people who receive coaching develop in self-confidence, in self-efficacy, and are much more effective communicators. 

Coaching can create an essential shift in approach to leadership and results in a more resilient, more authentic, and more empowered and empowering leader. Coachees typically feel more fulfilled, more confident and more productive. 

Performance improvements usually include:

  • Increasing autonomy.
  • Higher levels of accountability.
  • Greater collaborative efforts.
  • More powerful communication.

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