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.

 

 
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unlock your potential

 
 
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Our approach uses empathy, challenge and support to enable you to fulfil your potential and maximise performance, all with tangible results.

We will take you on a stimulating journey founded on accepted coaching models and approaches, mixed with other perspectives provided by management theory, psychology and neuroscience. This, combined with our own experience operating at senior levels, enables us to offer an unparalleled service.

 

our offer

 

We provide individual, one-to-one and team coaching in all areas including effective leadership, career management and transition, client and business development, work performance and collaborative team work. In support of our coaching offering, we also provide executive training and development programmes.

Organisations are defined by their people. Commercial and pragmatic business sense therefore encourages the support and development of individuals - through coaching - in order to enhance strategy and performance and to effect, and sustain, behavioural change.

 

 

Individual Coaching

Individual Coaching

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:

  • Effective leadership
  • Raised awareness
  • Insightful strategy
  • Heightened supervisory and management skills
  • Enhanced networking and influencing skills
  • Strengthened relationships with others
  • Increased self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Heightened skill set
  • Increased satisfaction with work-life balance
 

 

Team Coaching

Team Coaching

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:

  • Sustained behavioural change
  • Increased leadership impact
  • Increased staff well-being and motivation
  • A dynamic culture of cross selling
  • Increased business success and profitability
  • Team members who feel supported
  • Collaborative and effective teamwork
  • Appropriate communication through the ranks
  • Retention of highest performers 
  • Dynamic, loyal and robust client relationships
 

 

Training

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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:

  • Effective leadership
  • Optimising Career Potential
  • Developing Internal Coaches, Sponsors & Mentors
  • Supervision
 

 

Senior Transition & Portfolio Creation Coaching

Transition

We provide bespoke coaching to those taking their next career step, be it in transition to a new role, a new organisation or ‘retirement’ to embrace other opportunities -  or the creation of a portfolio career.

 

 

Developing
Internal Coaches

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We have an accredited programme for managers who have significant responsibility for coaching and mentoring in their day-to-day roles. The programme includes facilitated workshops, coaching practise & assignments.

 

 

Supervision

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We offer 1:1 and group supervision for individuals and internal coaching faculties.

 

 

Board Work

Board Work

We undertake a variety of board work including board reviews, board facilitation and board level individual and group coaching. Our work with directors and boards seeks to support individuals and the board as a whole in meeting their potential, in order to enable the board to work more effectively.

 
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S P E C I A L I S T S   I N

 

The Team

 

Our consultants are experienced individuals, who have had senior level careers, with legal, financial, HR or business backgrounds. We are qualified coaches, trainers and facilitators with experience gained from coaching across multiple organisations and businesses.

Each member of the team receives regular ongoing training and professional supervision as part of their own continuing professional development.

 

 

Fiona Rice

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 real estate 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 sponsored, mentored, coached and lead numerous training programmes and workshops. She now works full time as an Executive Coach, Coaching Supervisor, Consultant, 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.

Qualifications:

  • Fiona has a BA and MA (Jurisprudence, Oxon), is an AoEC (Academy of Executive Coaching) Accredited Executive Coach (recognised by the International Coach Federation, the European Mentoring and Coaching Council, Middlesex University and the Association for Coaching) and has an MSc in Coaching and Behavioural Change (Henley Business School). She is also an accredited coaching supervisor (Henley Business School), an Accredited Mediator (London School of Mediation) and an accredited Mental Health First Aider (Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England). Fiona is also an accredited MBTI and Hogan practitioner.

  • In compliance with industry practice, and as part of her own continuing professional development, Fiona receives regular supervision which affords clients an additional level of quality assurance. She also subscribes to a strict code of ethics (in compliance with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council’s Code of Ethics).

 
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“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


 

Liz Cox

Liz’s career began in advertising at Saatchi & Saatchi before moving into market research. She co-founded Directions and built the company into one of the premier boutique research firms in the UK. After selling her ownership in Directions, she joined The Big Picture – a growing design research agency with a blue-chip, international client base – and helped guide the firm’s strategic and organisational development to become a global leader in its field.

She now uses this extensive entrepreneurial and corporate business experience to help senior leaders unlock their professional and personal potential to create sustainable positive change

Liz acts as a coach and advisor to boards, senior executives, and leaders within various organisations and industries including corporate, finance, marketing, creative media, property and publishing. An alumnus of Henley Business School, Liz specialises in leadership development, strategic planning, organisational structure and staffing retention practices.

She offers individual and group/team coaching.

Liz believes that “Coaching is the marriage of the possible with the practical". It requires listening well - both to what has been said as well as to what has not - and benefits enormously from understanding that the right answer is not always necessarily the obvious or the easy answer.

Qualifications: 

  • Liz holds a Master’s Degree in Coaching and Behavioural Change (Distinction) and a Certificate in Coaching (Distinction) from the Henley Business School. She is also an accredited Mental Health First Aider (Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England) and an accredited MBTI practitioner. Liz also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in French and Italian from the University of London.

  • In compliance with industry practice, and as part of her own continuing professional development, Liz receives regular supervision which affords clients an additional level of quality assurance. She also subscribes to a strict code of ethics (in compliance with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council’s Code of Ethics).

 
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“The Board of Trustees at Positively UK has worked with Liz Cox over the past 18 months. Liz has led two day-long workshops designed to maximise the direction, connection and cohesiveness of our Board. Her focus is always on ensuring maximum interaction between the Trustees; that everyone is heard and has the space to shape the future of the organisation. Group work is a strong feature of her approach. The result is a connected Board with a clear, sharpened vision, a coordinated strategy and a team fully aligned behind it and ready to deliver.”

Chair, Board of Trustees


 

Claire Lea

Claire read law at Liverpool John Moores and Divinity at Cambridge, qualified as a solicitor in 1989 and has worked as a mergers and acquisitions lawyer and general counsel in media, brewing and high tech.

Claire became Deputy Company Secretary and Group Solicitor for EMAP plc and then Company Secretary of Greene King plc. She established a legal and company secretarial consultancy before joining one of her clients, now part of Qualcomm, as their General Counsel.

Following a serious health issue, Claire resigned from her role and subsequently took the opportunity to return to academia. She completed an undergraduate degree, an MPhil and started a PhD at Cambridge. The desire to enable high performing professionals and knowledge experts to reach their full potential, whilst working in sustainable and more fulfilling ways, led Claire to retrain as an Executive Coach.

Throughout her career Claire has been active as a mentor and has delivered many training programmes and workshops for clients and colleagues including the University of Cambridge and the College of Law. Now a full time Executive Coach and Leadership Consultant, Claire lives in Cambridge with her husband and two children.

Claire is an experienced coach, leadership consultant and trainer who works with individuals and teams in legal and other professional services and, also in high tech businesses. Her coaching work includes coaching for leadership development, career transition, team development, business development and maternity coaching. Her clients may be asking ‘what next?’, ‘is this it? or ‘does it have to be this hard?’.

Claire has a particular interest in helping high performers increase their self-awareness, work with greater ease and assuredness, and utilise the full range and extent of their abilities.

Claire’s coaching is dynamic, collaborative and purposeful. Deeply pragmatic and solutions-focussed, her coaching is rooted in theory and best practice drawn from Coaching, psychology, neuroscience and leadership theory. She uses a range of coaching methods and techniques and psychometric instruments to underpin her coaching, but her key focus is building honest coaching relationships and equal partnerships with clients.

By creating a confidential, high-support and high-challenge environment, which is grounded in the context of the client’s organisation but truly independent of it, clients have the space to gain valuable insight, explore their blind spots, find and test their own solutions and develop key emotional intelligence capabilities such as resilience, confidence and impulse control.

Qualifications: 

  • Claire has an LLB, BA, MA, MPhil and completed the probationary stage of her PhD (LJMU, Cantab). She is an EMCC Accredited Executive Coach (European Mentoring and Coaching Council). She has completed the EMCC’s Senior Coach Practitioner Award with TPC Leadership and is currently on their Master Coach Programme. She trained in Conversational Intelligence with the Creating We Institute and is an accredited user of EQ-I 2.0 & EQ360°.

  • Claire is committed to her ongoing professional development.  In line with industry best practice she receives regular professional individual supervision.  She abides by the European Mentoring and Coaching Council’s Global Code of Ethics.

 
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Claire works quickly, carefully and constructively to help the individuals that she works with to achieve their professional goals.  Claire brings exceptional emotional intelligence to this process, which injects a level of dynamism that one rarely sees in executive coaches.  She helped us to develop the next generation of our talent, with a flexibility of thought that allowed us to tailor the programme towards our commercial goals.

CEO, Investment Management Company


 

Sarah Maguire

Sarah read law at the University of Bedfordshire and joined the litigation department at Abbey National plc. Attracted by a commercial role, Sarah became director of a niche aerospace engineering company which specialised in the design and analysis of composite materials and serviced the commercial aviation and Formula One sectors.

Having worked in two high pressure industries, Sarah observed the impact of stress on performance and health.  She became interested in developing sustainable working practices which maximise potential by optimising wellbeing.  This led her to train to teach as a mindfulness teacher, subsequently adding a coaching qualification to her portfolio.

Sarah works full time as an executive coach, trainer, facilitator and supervisor of mindfulness teachers.  She lives in London with two of her children.

Sarah has a wealth of experience coaching, training and facilitating.  She works with individuals, teams and organisations to create inner and outer environments that promote self-regulation, self-awareness and deep change.  She also helps clients to connect more deeply with their purpose and creativity.

Sarah has particular expertise in supporting leaders to develop the skills necessary to operate within collaborative organisational structures including developing a systemic awareness, mindful communication and high levels of emotional intelligence.

Sarah also delivers bespoke Mindfulness in the Workplace courses and workshops which are designed to impart practical skills which can be incorporated easily into all aspects of work.  All courses are research based and incorporate the latest relational neuroscience with classical contemplative practice.

Sarah works in an integrated way bringing together several modalities to offer a rich client experience.  She works with compassion and curiosity, creating a space where clients are able to explore their potential and purpose within an agreed framework of development.

Sarah co-creates programmes with clients to suit their needs and is available for both short and longer term engagements. 

Qualifications: 

  • Sarah has an LLB Law (Hons) First Class, a Professional Certificate in Coaching from Henley Business School, is a Breathworks Mindfulness for Stress and Health Accredited Teacher and holds a Certificate of Readiness to Teach Mindfulness in the Workplace from Oxford University.  She is accredited by the UK Network of Mindfulness Teachers and is also an accredited supervisor of Mindfulness Teachers.  Sarah is also qualified to practitioner level as a systemic constellations facilitator and is a Level Two iRest Integrative Restoration Trauma Reduction Teacher.  A graduate of the Neuroscience Academy, she has also completed trainings in Non Violent Communication and Resonant Language.  She is currently studying towards a Post Graduate Certificate in Psychosynthesis Leadership Coaching before progressing to the MA Psychosynthesis Psychology later this year.

  • Sarah is committed to her ongoing professional development.  In line with industry best practice she receives regular professional individual supervision.  She adheres strictly to the UK Network of Mindfulness Teacher Good Practice Guidelines and is committed to ongoing CPD.  She also subscribes to a strict code of ethics (in compliance with the Association for Coaching and European Mentoring and Coaching Council’s Global Code of Ethics).

 

"Sarah 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. Sarah combines these with a coachee-centered approach, resulting in coaching sessions that are engaging, profound and actionable. I will highly recommend Sarah to anybody considering an executive coach or team facilitator." 

Senior Executive – Banking Sector


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