About myself and my coaching
I work internationally with a variety of personal clients as well
as with executives and managers in a wide range of organisations.
I am a Master Certified Coach (MCC) with the International Coach
Federation (ICF). I also train and mentor coaches internationally
and am a professional mentor coach and external assessor for different
ICF accredited coach training organisations.
I have over 30 years experience of personal development work, and
have been empowering people, one-to-one or in small groups, for
25 years or more.
After getting an honours degree in mathematics at age 20, I have
had an eclectic career that includes working in industry, being
a lecturer and head of department in a private college, being an
actor and performer and running my own business. I was also involved
in the early days of the personal development movement and have
spent some extended times abroad.
Many years ago, when I was struggling to be an actor, I asked myself
what I was really good at and meant to do. At first I was disappointed
when I realized that my real calling and talent was not as a performer
but in working with and empowering other people.
Coaching, as I do it now, with individuals and organizations, is
a natural development of what I was doing way back then. My on-going
passion is to see people grow, express themselves, achieve meaningful
results and live fulfilling lives. I can now say that I am hugely
grateful to be able to do work that I love.
I drew on all my experience in the field of personal development,
and how it relates to coaching, when I wrote my book, ‘The
Self Factor’ -- with foreword by Sir John Whitmore, author
of ‘Coaching for Performance’. The book is widely recognised
as a resource for executive and other coaches who work with developing
their clients as they achieve their goals.
My Approach to Coaching
Working with both heart and mind, I support you in appreciating
yourself, your life and work, and in being successful by contributing
your unique gifts and strengths.
A central part of coaching is clarifying and achieving goals and
projects which are in line with your particular values and needs.
For success in a particular area to be sustainable it usually needs
to be accompanied by creating a healthy balanced life and I encourage
you to enhance your overall quality of life.
You will be asked to prepare for the sessions and agree to fieldwork
in between sessions so that you keep an ongoing focus and commitment.
If we work together as part of a contract with your organisation
then we will usually set up and agree mutual outcomes and measures
of success with your sponsor. Depending on your needs we can also
initiate 360 degree interviews and offer you various assessment
About my associate network
For different situations and projects, I refer to and partner up
with a variety of coaches and other professionals. All of them are
experts in their field and share my values around individual authenticity,
fulfilment, empowerment and personal contribution.
If you want individual coaching and I consider that another coach
would serve you better then I will suggest them to you -- and then
the decision will be yours. Once you start with a particular coach
then you stay with them unless you say otherwise.
In the business arena, I work with different coaches and consultants
to deliver the best service. Together we will liaise with you to
design and deliver training and coaching services to fit your unique
Our range of coaching services for organizations include:
• Leadership and Executive Coaching
• Coach Training and Mentoring
• Other Training with a Coaching Perspective
• Appreciative Inquiry for Organizational Visioning and
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