“Stephen’s coaching has proved invaluable. He takes time to understand issues and context, and asks all the difficult questions needed to help me tease out the right course of action. He has been very helpful in getting me to think through the conversations I need to have, where others may be coming from and how to plan for success. I always leave our sessions with new insight and things I can do!”
“Stephen is a highly effective and professional coach. As a senior director in my role, I found Stephen attentive and he took time to understand my personal needs from the start. By taking a constructive, challenging approach he was able to help me not only understand real issues I faced but through using inventive methods and leveraging his extensive knowledge, was able to guide me to the answers I actually already knew but didn’t at first realise.”
“Stephen facilitated an excellent course based around developing your potential – with a really well-balanced mix of thought provoking and challenging concepts with practical techniques in which to apply them in the real world. The weekend really flew by, not least because of Stephen’s engaging, humorous and inquisitive style.”
“Stephen was an excellent executive coach when I was working as a senior public sector manager. He combined a very engaging person centred approach with a clear focus; willingness to positively challenge and creativity in terms of ideas and exploratory questions.
This enabled me to manage some of my frustrations with others who seemed to work in a different way and to understand my preferred organised planned approach to work and how that clashed with an organisation pre-occupied with crisis management. This understanding of differences enabled me to develop survival strategies and maximise my effectiveness.”
“Stephen is an excellent coach; an effective listener, highly attuned to my personal needs and inventive in the ways of helping me to face up and take new approaches to issues and blockers. He shares his broad knowledge and understanding generously and in ways which stimulate reflection.”
“Stephen, you were not scared of what I was raising – many coaches would have been. You did not judge me or my issue. What you did was so simple but so effective.”