I had the pleasure of being coached by Caroline. Caroline has a rare ability to offer deep insight in addition to practical steps that helped me increase my resilience, communicate with meaning and discover my USP.
Working with Caroline left me better equipped to lead through the daily challenges of my dynamic organisation and to reflect on my career to date and where I want it to go.
Amelie Badout | General Counsel | Global Innovation Fund
I have never had coaching before, it was completely new territory for me. Caroline was very thorough to explain how coaching works and then we dived straight into figuring out what my needs were to help me transition back into the workplace.
I had not worked for three years, spending time with the kids and settling back into the UK after a decade overseas, and going back into the work environment was a daunting prospect. Caroline helped me to address my anxiety and identify the barriers preventing me from working productively.
I have struggled with heightened stress brought on by my own negative thoughts resulting in crippling migraines for years. For the first time in my life, I now have strategies to quieten my counter-productive thoughts and have improved confidence.
What I really valued is having a regular “check in” to go over the week/fortnight of work and talk about any issues I was facing. Caroline was able to help me put everything into perspective; she cleverly asked the right questions to coax out the answers and reasons why issues were happening. Working with Caroline has made the transition back into the workplace an enjoyable experience rather than a daunting task.
I would highly recommend Caroline as a coach.
Rebecca Muir | Grants Officer | Maitri Trust
Following a recommendation from a colleague, I have been coached by Caroline for the last year and having come to the end of my programme, I feel a great sense of fulfilment.
Caroline has helped me to develop my self-awareness and understand the ways in which my use of language can have a demonstrable impact on my belief systems.
I’ve really enjoyed identifying my values and strengths to help shape both my personal and career goals. Caroline has also helped me to appreciate my successes and take more time to celebrate them before I rush on to the next challenge.
Caroline’s coaching programme has been throughly rewarding and an experience I can only recommend.
Alisa | Private Client
I worked with Caroline over several months to understand my core values and strengths and how to apply these to my everyday work life so that I could focus on my authentic leadership style.
During our sessions, I was able to explore the various successes as well as missed opportunities I’ve experienced throughout my career. Caroline consistently challenged me to rethink my approach and we worked on building confidence and self-worth.
Within six months, I achieved a promotion and a pay rise, and am currently really loving my job – with my work being recognised across the company. The return on investment has been in excess of 15X.
Gavin | Director | Private Equity
Caroline delivers engaging, accessible content that resonates, has credibility and comes from real life experience. Her interactive workshop helped our programme leads to think about how they can be at their best when facilitating group sessions, and identify specific actions they can take to put their learning into practice.
Mike Jackson | Entrepreneur Success Director | Tech Nation
Working with Caroline gave me clarity and focus about what I really want in my future career. She gently nudged me back on track when I had doubts about my decisions, and helped me really understand what my values mean to me and why they are so important.
The exercises helped me uncover my strengths and highlighted my weaker tendencies while the sessions were really helpful to bottom out what I had learnt.
I highly recommend Caroline’s coaching – working with her was a joy.
Sonja Jones | Founder; Bread + Jam
Taking on a new role within a larger organisation and with slightly wider remit than my previous role, Caroline was great at helping me focus my thinking on how best to transition successfully into the new environment.
An initial meeting before joining the company and then subsequent follow-up sessions, once in role, meant I was able to use our time as live-action planning sessions which was invaluable in hitting the ground running.
Caroline is a great listener (I can talk…) and very good at pithily playing back what she has heard and helping you see the wood for the trees.
Emma | Global Brand Director; Financial Services
Coaching has helped me gain clarity on my career and development goals, as well as suggesting practical steps to get me there.
I view my work and life with a new perspective and have learned about managing stress, resilience and leadership.
With Caroline as my coach in the past six months, I have successfully secured a promotion.
Caroline has really helped me to set goals within this role, helping me to problem-solve to overcome any issues that have developed.
I have since gained excellent feedback from my line manager and wider team, much of which I attribute to my work with Caroline.
Fayrouz Essack | Senior Campaigns Manager; Prime Minister’s Office & Cabinet Office
I benefited hugely from my coaching sessions with Caroline. She brought great structure to every conversation and her style and approach support really deep and analytical discussion.
Caroline is able to use her years of experience in senior business roles and her advanced skills as a coach to guide conversations to positive conclusions all with clear actions to be worked through in advance of the next session. However, she is not prescriptive – all outcomes were defined by myself through Caroline’s guidance and support.
I learnt a lot about myself, including much greater clarity on my short and longer term direction of travel, all built around a core set of values Caroline helped me define for myself.
I now am much more focused on how to utilise my strengths to support my journey and how to work through my development areas in order to not let these stand in the way of progress.
I have noticed a marked change in the way I approach situations both inside and outside of work since I started coaching sessions with Caroline and this difference has been noticed by others around me, including my team.
I would thoroughly recommend Caroline as a coach, should you wish to maximise your potential.
Will | Strategic Projects Director; Not-For-Profit Sector
I have had development and coaching courses through my employer, but nothing compares to getting out of the office environment and focussing entirely on your development needs and goals with a coach such as Caroline.
During my sessions, I felt empowered and was able to build a structured plan and set of goals that I wanted to deliver.
I was encouraged to implement these in-between my sessions in order to reflect on success and benefits during coaching.
I wholeheartedly believe that the insight I unlocked while working with Caroline has helped me improve both in my role and in my position within my company, a change noted by my peers.
I have since been promoted to a management role with one of the biggest customers in our business.
I believe without Caroline’s support it would have taken longer or been more difficult to do this journey on my own.
Simon | National Account Director; Top 10 UK FMCG
I have found having Caroline as a coach extremely valuable.
The initial phase of exploring my skill set and personality traits was really interesting and has helped me to better understand what is important to me in my job role, and where my strengths lie.
Caroline helped me to build my confidence and define an actionable plan so I can work smarter, and create a role that I feel totally happy in.
Hannah | Senior Marketing Manager; Nelson Bostock