CORONAVIRUS - SESSIONS BY SKYPE OR ZOOM
During the Coronavirus outbreak I am providing coaching sessions by Skype or Zoom video, rather than face-to-face. These work well, provided you have access to some quiet space without interruption and reasonably decent broadband and wifi connections. If your company uses something else such as MS Teams or Webex these are possible too.
Coaching helps you to clarify your vision, focus on what's blocking progress, identify how you might move forward and then enable you to plan
My coaching approach is to enable you to do your 'best thinking'. I help you think about the goals in your professional and personal life in such a way that you feel drawn towards them rather than being pushed. Working together, we can create a deeper understanding of the challenges you face in achieving those goals and how you can address them. But still be true to yourself and your values. In other words, enabling you to work smart by making the changes that provide maximum effect.
While exploring the actions you need to take, I will help you to examine the broader picture. We'll take in the people around you, the organisational issues and how you will engage others to assist you.
I believe that we all have the potential to grow but sometimes get ‘stuck’. This can be because we are too close to the issue, or because our emotional attachment prevents us thinking as clearly as we can. My training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can help you understand the source of that stuckness and provide ways forward that are sustainable.
Sometimes we need to see where we are, take stock, plan for the journey or be grateful for the moment... sometimes we need the tools to steer through the rapids... and sometimes we need to remember what's beyond the rapids
I provide executive coaching, business coaching, team coaching and leadership development. I am a passionate advocate for the power of coaching to help individuals to develop themselves and find ways of moving themselves and their business forward. Everyone can benefit. I follow the International Coach Federation code of ethics.
I have coached managers, board members and executives for over 15 years, following senior management roles in Learning and Development with Ernst & Young and the BBC. I have worked with all levels of staff including Partners, Managing Directors, and Senior Managers through to graduate entrants. In that time, I’ve experienced working in a range of cultures including the far east, middle east, eastern and western Europe and the USA. I have worked with clients in media, banking and finance, insurance, manufacturing, retail, oil and gas, professional services, higher education, the health service, local and national government.
I have a Diploma in Transformational Coaching, accredited with the Association for Coaching (AC) and the International Coach Federation (ICF). I am also accredited in a number of psychometric and team effectiveness tools and coach teams to develop a greater sense of awareness of one another’s preferences, and facilitate leadership teams to refine their strategy, values and approach.
I also run a successful therapy practice for private clients, using CBT and hypnotherapy to help individuals deal with a range of issues including overcoming anxiety, managing stress and building resilience, and dealing with fears, phobias and unhelpful habits.
WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY
I've worked with clients in public and private sector, entrepreneurs, directors, managers, executives and graduates on their way up. Here's what some of them have to say about me and my coaching
“Colin has given me the tools to be a better version of me. His calm and logical approach was tailored to me and my emotional state. He adapted to me rather than my having to adapt to him and he was able to understand and recall the organisational structure and people so I could think through my actions. As I talked about issues he was able to pick out and summarise the point so clearly that it gave me new insights and perspective into what I was experiencing.”
"Colin became my coach when I was at a cross-roads of my career. He helped me to examine my options dispassionately, encouraged me to explore them and supported me as I realised what my longer-term plan would be. He has sometimes challenged me when my thinking was muddled and helped me find strategies to overcome my tendency to procrastinate. Our work has given more meaning to my role. I’m actually looking forward to my next ten years of work and to what follows."
“I enjoyed working with Colin very much. He left the agenda up to me, however through some gentle but firm questioning, he made me think more deeply about what it was I wanted from coaching. This helped me realise that the issues I needed to address were somewhat different from those that initially occurred to me. Colin enabled me to tackle some things that I had been avoiding for a very long time. Over three months I was able to make considerable progress in clarifying and progressing towards my goals."
"Colin's style was relaxed and engaged. He listens well and asks insightful questions which make you stop and think. He gave me the space to stop and think and voice ideas about what I need to do to move forward in certain areas and his questions prompted me to dig deeper."
WHY NOT GET IN TOUCH?
Think coaching can help? If you'd be interested to explore what coaching could do for you, your team or your business please get in touch. Call me on the numbers below, or drop me an email using the contact form.