I started working with Caroline as I embarked on a new role as senior leader at a new company. My goals were to:
- Successfully ‘land’ and set the foundations for how I would work with clear focus on the activities where you can maximise your impact and create the most value (for the business and the individuals within it).
- Develop my leadership style so I could inspire others and create the culture change I wanted to see within the company.
- And to understand how I could create and implement clear boundaries so I could guard against burnout.
Caroline kept me accountable and helped me identify limiting beliefs that were holding me back. I am a “boiler of the ocean” and Caroline helped me focus and stay on track with the areas that I could create real impact and avoid old, unhelpful patterns of behaviour.
Caroline equipped me with long lasting practical tools, fed my hunger for the “science part” and helped me focus on my value – the unique style and experience I bring to the table – which helped build my confidence as I embraced my new role.
Whether you need a gentle kick up the proverbial, or have massive career or life changes I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Caroline. She is empathetic, thoughtful and action orientated.
Cassy Waugh | Client Services Director, Maverick | London
At the end of our work, I felt empowered to move forward in confidence. As I now interact with both current and potential clients, I trust that I will resonate with the sort of people with whom I’d like to be working. In short, I got my mojo back!
If you’re considering working with Caroline, I give my highest recommendation that she can help you achieve what you’d like to achieve as well. Caroline is an amazing example of working in one’s highest strengths and in alignment with one’s core values, and the true difference that makes in the world.
Joan Stoneking | CEO and Founder of Stoneking Associates | Colorado
I initially approached Caroline to help me with some coaching for a senior management position. I had found myself in a senior role without sufficient preparation for the step-up in responsibility. I was also trying to figure out how to juggle a number of competing priorities.
Caroline helped me evaluate my position, and empowered me to take concrete steps to re-shape the existing role. Caroline’s regular check-ins motivated me to initiate conversations I had been putting off, and take positive action to advance my career. As a result of the six month coaching programme, I feel as though I have a realistic view of my strengths and areas to work on, and have managed to ‘free up’ time to focus on areas that are important to me. It was also wonderful to have the opportunity to take a step back and think about my core values and how these are relevant to the way that I work.
I would wholeheartedly recommend Caroline to anyone considering career coaching – Caroline has been a joy to work with, and has helped me achieve tangible results.
General Counsel | London
Working with Caroline has given me clarity, confidence and a clear roadmap to get where I want to be. She’s helped me focus on and believe in what I’m really good at; identify and shatter barriers I’d been putting in my own way; and, guided me to develop a forward plan that gives me energy. She’s the best coach I’ve worked with by miles.
Matt Hamnett | Founder & Managing Director, MH&A | London
Caroline’s ability to truly listen, hear what you are saying and then probe deeper gives way to enlightening insights and absolute clarity on what makes you tick. When used in parallel with her array of practical tools, you finish your sessions equipped with ways to implement change that last well beyond your time together.
Caroline through her initial consultation curates a bespoke series of focus points for your timeframe and is highly adept at flexing sessions, even spur of the moment, to your needs. Given that unforeseen challenges often arise between meets, being able to address pressing points was invaluable.
The beauty of it all is the practicality. That’s the part that serves you. Everyone can pontificate on what is driving us and our way of working, but to make progress those insights need to be turned into actionables. For me, that was genius combination in your approach.
Sarah McLaren | Head of Operations, Strategy and People, vector.ai | London
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 | Chief Strategy Officer and General Counsel, Global Innovation Fund \ Geneva
Caroline’s coaching has helped me find clarity & purpose at work and identify the kind of work I need to do to thrive. Before my coaching programme, I didn’t have a long term career view, and felt shoehorned in my role.
Caroline listens, plays back and gently challenges unhelpful habits to reframe into positive action.It was really valuable to have regular check-ins to be held accountable for commitments for action, and a sounding board to work through challenges.
I’m now able to see the long term patterns in my career so far, to help me identify where I’d like to be in the future. I’m better at managing my energy and not feeling burnt out by work.
I’ll be using the tools Caroline gave me long term. Thank you.
Sarah Cook | Group Head of Brand Content Strategy, Financial Services | London
When I started my sessions with Caroline, I had three goals, including winning a promotion, all of which I have achieved. I was very much sets in my ways when it came to channelling my energy into the right things and the way that I thought. Caroline has helped me to think differently, identify strengths that I wouldn’t have necessarily thought about before and use them in the most valuable way.
Caroline was able to literally translate all of my views, experiences and worries into something clear for me to work with. Her ability to find the right question to take you down a completely different path or make you really stop and think, is remarkable.
I am much more calm in my mind, I’m striving go higher that I’ve ever even thought of before and have changed the way I work to get better results. I’ve also had the added bonus of my colleagues noticing a change in me!
Caroline is such a genuine person and makes you feel very comfortable with each interaction. Anyone contemplating working with Caroline, should definitely do so if they need that nudge in the right direction or simply to help untangle that big knot that’s in your career.
Hayley Treharne | Customer Experience Manager | L&G | Cardiff
I have always believed that coaching is a key part of personal development. It’s very easy to be overwhelmed with priorities or competing objectives with negative thoughts playing havoc with what needs to be achieved. Coaching becomes necessary to realign the mind with clarity and build mental resilience. Caroline applies skill in peeling back the layers of thoughts to get to the core of the issue. I was impressed by the interesting techniques used by Caroline and insightful perspectives on issues. Practical and pragmatic in approach, with an emphasis on actions and achieving results. I would highly commend Caroline for coaching.
Ravinder Roopra | Founder | Saltridge | London
I enjoyed working with Caroline: I am glad I signed up for her coaching program at a key moment in my career. Coaching skills and career experience aside, she is genuine, empathetic and supportive. I felt she was invested in me; with her expertise and flexibility she tailored activities, resources and communication style to suit me. I always felt safe and respected, which allowed me to engage unreservedly in this exploration process.
Thanks to her I now fully own my career story and my values, I know what my ‘competitive advantages’ are, I have clarified my long-term goals and vision, and I have the resources that will help me get there. I’d be happy to work again with her, and might very well do so in the future: why shouldn’t I invest in a great coach to help me realise my potential? …even Olympians do so, and they are the best in their fields!
Elisa Ferroni | Project Manager | Bristol
Caroline has had a massive impact on my work life by helping me focus on my present/future goals and given me tools to be less reactive and more calm, considered and measured. This has improved my personal productivity and built my image, influence and relationships with people in the business. The outcome? I achieved the promotion that I wanted.
Caroline helped me reflect on my leadership style by working on methods to articulate my strengths. She created a safe but challenging environment, asking probing and sometimes difficult questions but staying focused on the nature of my role and how to improve my performance and visibility.
Caroline is very insightful and able to quickly analyse key issues. Every session we pinpointed the areas for change together and broke down these down into bitesize chunks to action. Caroline checked in every week to see what achievements or concerns I had which clearly shows she cares about her clients.
I would recommend Caroline to anyone who is stuck and wants to get clear about their goals. I would definitely work with her again.
Charlotte Reid | Category Controller | Glasgow
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 | Edinburgh
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.
Head of Insight and Strategy, Whitehall | London
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.
Director, Private Equity | London
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 | Bristol
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 | London
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. Thanks Caroline!
Emma | Global Brand Director | Financial Services | London
With Caroline as my coach in the past six months, I have successfully secured a promotion. 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.
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 | Head of Nations, Partners & Professional Development | Whitehall | London
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, London
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 | London
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 Bretherick | Senior Marketing Manager | Nelson Bostock | London