What I do
The things I get up to
Team and partnership coaching Team coaching is a very different approach to coaching individuals. The details matter less (although if you are curious, just ask!) than knowing it is about applying the right tools/skills for what is needed. Team coaching is aimed at working with two or more people in relationship. Many of the challenges that my […]
Blogs, partnerships and social media I believe that we all deserve to love the work we do and that through individual and team coaching, I can play a part in revolutionizing the work place. I believe we can all find work that is truly fulfilling. I believe that self-discovery and increased self-awareness makes us better […]
Executive coaching My passion and focus is coaching leadership – anyone in or stepping into a leadership role. Companies seldom need more technology or process to get that “edge”. What makes the difference is how the senior team leads. And what influences that is the leadership competencies of this team. Strong leadership teams translate directly into […]
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Stuff that excites and interests me
We live in a world of unprecedented opportunity and we are brought up being told that life’s rewards will be ours if we work hard. This is all supported by the discourse in the media and in politics. Last year, a well-known UK politician told the British public that “there’s only one growth strategy: […]
Having been in the tech sector since its early days (I learnt assembly code at university and was proud owner of one of the early Hotmail email accounts in the mid 90s), I’ve developed some good boundaries with technology. I never do emails on holiday, on the weekend or after 7pm in the evening. I […]
Virtual meetings bring out strange behaviours in us– behaviours that we wouldn’t tolerate in person. My first ever exposure to a conference call was back in the early part of last decade whilst working for a global broker – and I wasn’t even on the call. I had a meeting with a senior executive, and […]
Over the years, I’ve learnt several ways of allowing myself to be more productive. I create most important lists each day (Thanks to Leo Babuata – Zen habits – for the idea), turn off notifications on everything (although Apple likes to turn them back on) and don’t have mail running as a background app. I was intrigued […]
What the clients are saying
I thought I was doing just fine, but it’s only after a year of Catherine’s support that I realise what an impact coaching can have on someone’s life. I’ve grown as a person, and as a leader and have gained so many tools to continue this scary journey alone now.
Catherine’s style is relentless but encouraging. She won’t let things go and forces you to recognize the impact certain behaviors have on your life but is also completely supportive, cheering you on as you strive to change/improve them. Seen what is going on below the surface. I have learned why I behave in certain ways which has helped me understand what I must do if I want to change that behavior. People should know that Catherine never gives up on you – even you want to!
Coaching with Catherine is like someone who you trust staging an intervention (backed by research, both leading and proven methods) and playing back what is true but what you may not understand about yourself. Her coaching style is a powerful blend of informed scientific method paired with a more creative style that emphasizes emotional as well as rational intelligence.
With Catherine, everything seems natural and with such logical wisdom it is almost as if this has been her lifelong calling. I can say without the slightest hesitation that her coaching can truly inspire better performing, happier leadership teams. I am a better person in the workplace because of Catherine. She is truly special.
Catherine was my trusted advisor and coach during a year of transition following a redundancy. It was a very challenging time where she provided exactly the right balance of support, reflection and momentum. Her intelligence, empathy and humor, as well as well structured frameworks, were exactly what I needed to make a leap into the unknown, change sector and secure a desired role. I recommend her very highly to anyone particularly senior leaders.
Coaching with Catherine is like having a discussion with a friend who genuinely tries to understand the real me and help try to connect the external world to my core values. Through working with her, I’ve built trust with my colleagues which has been a critical step in my career
What has been so valuable is Catherine’s advice, ideas & insights. This is game-changing for me. I can’t emphasize it enough.
Catherine has enabled me to understand better what to focus on to reach where I want to be in 5-10 years. I had little control over my life, being driven by perceived priorities around me. She helped me understand what I needed to do clear the clutter and create headroom for doing the things that would keep me on course to meet my long-term objectives. I now feel I have better control of life.
“Catherine is the Dr Spock of coaching. She is so hard hitting in her understanding of the topic and just spot on.”
“I wanted to gather perspectives against which to compare my perceptions of my style and how this impacts and is experienced by others in my network. Catherine created a safe though challenging space for reflecting on the results. It was a profound learning, confirmed my inner direction and longer term intent and gave me much needed affirmation and clarity.”- Head of Strategy, Insurance company
“Through Catherine’s style of coaching and questioning she encourages you to objectively evaluate your options and think through the implications and actions. I have been able to develop a number of techniques to ensure that I can remain calm and collective in difficult situations. With busy schedules, Catherine is happy to do coaching over the phone and it has worked really well for me. I would highly recommend Catherine as a coach. “- Kali, VP of Professional services, Software company
“I was in a dark place, a friend recommended coaching to me and I will always be so grateful that Catherine came into my life which I genuinely thought was over, in fact it was just moving to another phase. Catherine gave me her full attention, let me talk, worked with me to make my life better. Make no mistake, you have to throw yourself into this. I cried a lot, laughed a lot and now have the confidence I could only vaguely remember having 20 years ago. My way ahead is well lit and clear and I am so looking forward to this next journey.”- Sue, Business Consultant, Software company
“I am inspired by her style of coaching. Catherine challenges limiting self-belief and personal blocks to moving forward in an empowering way, enabling you to seek answers and actions that will support you to overcome these and move forward. I have made significant changes to my life whilst working with Catherine and with her support have managed to maintain these.”- Jeannie, Business Director, United Kingdom