Effective leaders engage with their people, understanding how to tap into their talents and support their growth to inspire loyalty and sustained high performance.
I work top down to help today's senior leaders understand the leadership climate being created and whether this is supporting or inhibiting the performance of those around them. Then I work bottom up to raise awareness of what makes the potential leaders of tomorrow 'tick' so that their potential can be realised.
Underpinning my approach is the development of a common mind-set, based on positive regard and authenticity, which enables individuals, leaders and teams to be clear about who they are (their traits and strengths), what’s important to them and how they can use this awareness to facilitate sustained higher performance in themselves and others.
I come to coaching having worked in Director level roles for over 20 years and with a track record of successfully leading organisational change and delivering improved business performance. A fundamental part of why and how I coach is borne out of this experience. I have personally experienced the highs and the lows of leading, the collective sense of achievement vs the personal isolation, and learned how my attitudes have influenced my behaviour and the performance of those around me. I believe this makes me a more effective coach with a genuine empathy for my clients and a pragmatic approach to working with them to maximise their potential.
My clients value my relaxed coaching style which they say provides the right balance of support, challenge, feedback and the space for them to think. I strongly believe this environment and a client’s courage to explore their challenges, provides unlimited possibilities for self-discovery and personal growth.
I am an EMCC accredited coach at Practitioner level and subscribe to the EMCC's Code of Ethics (see www.emccouncil.org).
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What My Clients Say
“Working with Amanda has enabled me to assess my impact on the team and has also helped the group come together and begin to realise a potential that is greater than the sum of the parts. She has challenged us individually and as a team and helped us to develop actionable plans that are already delivering tangible results. Her experience and manner helps create a safe environment in which to explore and unblock some of the questions that hold back team and personal development – thank you!”
“As a senior executive it is sometimes necessary to find a safe place to think and question your way through issues, options and solutions. Amanda’s experience of operating at senior level adds credibility and value to her coaching skills; she questions, challenges and helps unlock and unblock the answers.”
“...a professional, yet relaxed, manner with clients, Amanda is credible with leaders in the corporate world given her deep leadership and change experience. I want to work with coaches who can bring practical experience to the table too. I have enjoyed working with Amanda and would recommend her services to my contacts.”
“Amanda provided the right balance between support and challenge to help me work through a significant professional challenge. She asked the right questions, used tools effectively and challenged my assumptions. It didn’t take long to get my confidence back on track which enabled the focus to shift from addressing a specific challenge to my wider personal growth. Our sessions were enjoyable and thought provoking and I always left them energised and with clear actions to take.”
Emma, Deputy Director