Put simply, we help people unlock their full potential.
Using coaching as a powerful tool, we support individuals in finding the energy and confidence to perform at their best, and businesses in creating the momentum to move forward.
One-to-one coaching can be the invaluable support you need to thrive in your work environment. Whether it's brainstorming strategies to transform your business or finding the self-confidence needed to make a career transition, our dedicated, tailored approach will get you to your very best.
We create a safe and confidential space so that we can support you in achieving your goals using psychometric testing and comprehensive 360 feedback when appropriate.
Outcomes you can expect:
Success in business hinges on the well-being, motivation, creativity, loyalty and, ultimately, the performance of its greatest business asset: its people. Team coaching and facilitation can be relevant throughout your organisation from board level to teams on the ground. Sessions focus on harnessing skills and talent whilst encouraging learning and development.
Outcomes you can expect:
We work with you to design and deliver coaching and in-house training to fulfil relevant needs including workshops and masterclasses on relevant aspects of strategic and management challenge.
Examples of training include:
Fiona read law at Oxford, qualified as a solicitor in 1986 and has worked as an international banking, asset, project and corporate finance lawyer in London, Hong Kong and Singapore.
She became a Partner of Allen & Overy, Singapore, having set up the office there with another colleague, with a focus on establishing the banking and projects practice. Fiona subsequently joined Linklaters as a Partner in 1997. Upon returning to London the following year, she took on the roles of both Departmental HR and Recruitment Partner and established the property finance group across the firm.
Seeking a change in direction, Fiona retired from the partnership and was recruited by management to take up the role of Consultant to pilot and develop Linklaters’ Client Relationship Review Programme, a role which involved comprehensive client liaison as well as team and individual coaching. It was this experience, along with her mentoring and coaching background as HR Partner, which led her to train as an Executive Coach.
Throughout her years as a lawyer, Fiona has mentored, coached and lead numerous training programmes and workshops. She now works full time as an Executive Coach, trainer and facilitator and also lectures at Cambridge University’s Judge Business School, including as Programme Director of the Women in Law Leadership Programme. She lives in London with her husband and four children.
“I genuinely regard Fiona as having a unique skill set – she demonstrates a capacity to combine technical professional skills, a clear business head and an intuitive, caring nature. She is someone who I would highly recommend to anyone requiring professional and career guidance – her intelligence, professional experience, personal kindness and loyalty make her perfect for the role of Executive Coach.”
Director, Investment Bank
Coming from a retail sales and training background with IDV and Pitcher & Piano, Jane became head of HR at Caffe Nero, leading a team with responsibility for management development for this fast moving entrepreneurial retail chain before setting up and running her own retail business.
With 15 years experience in HR & training she has found her vocation as an executive coach over the last 8 years.
Jane is a hugely energetic and committed coach, facilitator and trainer who brings her considerable experience as a business woman, mentor and HR professional to bear on helping organisations and individuals to effect successful change.
Selecting from a comprehensive palette of coaching, Jane is an enabler and motivator, who builds relationships with her clients; listening and developing a true understanding of their qualities and needs before helping them to focus on, and take control of, the process of goal realisation.
Experience in a broad range of sectors including manufacturing & supply, retail, financial services, not for profit and public sector, including: IDV, InBev, Henkel, Morrisons, TUI, BBC, National Trust, Sue Ryder, Shorterm Group (recruitment), Barclays, Nationwide, Simplyhealth, Barclays, Rolls Royce, Amey & Met Police.
"Jane is a caring and thoughtful coach. With deep and challenging questions, she helps coachees uncover their deep motivations and find their own answers. She has an excellent understanding of the corporate world, as well as current leadership theories. Jane combines these with a coachee-centered approach, resulting in coaching sessions that are engaging, profound and actionable. I will highly recommend Jane to anybody considering an executive coach or team facilitator."
Senior Executive – Banking Sector
Mark qualified as a solicitor in 1999 and practiced as a technology and outsourcing lawyer for ten years. After six years in private practice, he left the law firm Olswang to move in-house to Fortune 500 outsourcing service provider Convergys Corporation where he led the international legal team.
Seeking a move into a more commercial role, Mark completed his MBA at Henley Business School with a dissertation on law firm strategy and spent a year as global Vice President of Product and Market Strategy for Convergys.
Looking to then broaden and deepen his commercial experience, Mark left Convergys and set up his Intelligent Challenge consulting business, working with law firms on product and market strategy, and designing and delivering training programmes ranging from operational excellence to advanced negotiation skills.
Building on this experience, Mark then spent a year at NYSE-listed outsourcing provider WNS, leading their legal process outsourcing business, before moving to the FTSE100 business LexisNexis to manage their portfolio of products and service for in-house counsel.
Mark now leads LexisNexis' UK business for large law firms. He has also established and leads the company’s internal coaching programme and regularly coaches in-house as well as lawyers in private practice and in-house teams.
Mark first trained as a coach while at Convergys and began coaching and mentoring within the business in 2006. This internal coaching continued at WNS and LexisNexis, where he received further training and experience.
Building on this, and a long standing passion for personal development, Mark completed the Professional Certificate in Coaching at Henley Business School in 2013 as part of his Msc in Behavioural Change.
Mark continues to coach within LexisNexis and externally with senior lawyers in law firms and in-house teams. Mark also coaches staff in a local not-for-profit organisation as part of LexisNexis’ commitment to corporate and social responsibility.
Mark is also a trained coaching supervisor.
"Mark has been coaching the team for over a year during a period of significant changes. His input has been invaluable and feedback from staff has been exceedingly positive. The individual coaching sessions have enabled the team to work with a more outcome focussed approach with increased attention to planning and service delivery. This means that we have exceeded our objectives in a number of areas as well as keeping morale high. Mark is very professional however he is also very people orientated and really makes you think about how to resolve issues by allowing you to think out the best way forward… Demand for our services have increased by 35% since we started to work with Mark - I truly believe that we now are in a far better position to react to this increase and are more resilient as an organisation as a result of the work we have done with Mark."
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