Executive Coaching Testimonials
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"I didn’t initially recognise the need for an executive coach, however working with Karen has given me a very different view. Karen was incredibly skilful at asking questions that helped me see things from different perspectives, and at holding me to account to achieve the personal and business changes I identified during our meetings. Karen’s acute listening skills and business knowledge supported her insightful challenges resulting in a very effective coaching style.
As a consequence of our work together I have found solutions to business problems and explored new ways of thinking and would highly recommend her to other business leaders."
- Mark Duckmanton, MD
Worldwide, Daisy Group
"Operating as a senior executive within the service sector brings with it many rewards and challenges. The skills required to manage in such an environment, particularly when working under pressure, includes not only the technical know-how, people management and political astuteness but also more importantly a much deeper self-awareness, self-management and discipline.
As soon as I met Karen, I knew she would be able to help me well beyond my expectations for these sessions. Karen guided me through a process which allowed me to find my own solutions to the challenges in hand and develop a better understanding of how and when to let go even when faced with uncertainties.
As a skilled coach Karen facilitated the sessions so that I could develop a much deeper self-awareness and recognise my own potential which will certainly help me in my career."
- Finance Director, Public Sector
"Working with a coach is real gift, and one that I hadn’t realised the business and I would benefit from quite so much. Working with Karen was an enlightening and motivating experience and has enabled me to rethink how I approach achieving the work I do. Through the coaching experience I was able to remind myself of my forgotten or less used skills and would consider myself to be more effective as a result."
- Heather Beeby, Head of Transformation
"I found Karen's approach so warm and supportive. It was my first experience of being coached via Skype and I was a bit nervous about it, but Karen made me feel so at ease that I really felt as if we were in the same room.
I was getting myself tied up in knots about a big life decision which I am making, and she helped me to feel deeply what I really wanted from my life. She coached me from a place of total confusion to a place of significantly more clarity. Karen also left me with some great strategies for taking action and overcoming my endless procrastination. She also reassured me that there was a lot at stake and that it was unsurprising that I was feeling nervous about stepping out of my comfort zone - and that made me feel much better about myself. I so appreciated Karen's skill and kindness and I would sincerely recommend her to anyone."
- Jen Wood, PR and Communications Manager
St Columba's Hospice