Edinburgh & Glasgow
I am honestly *changed* with AnneMaree's coaching. She helped me cut through my professional and internal identity dilemmas to discover what I really want to do and how I do it! Not only do I feel braver, I have actually taken the steps of change. Having a coach initially felt like a luxury, now I would say it is a necessity!
I would highly recommend Anne Maree. I first approached her because I felt stuck in my career. Anne Maree carefully managed my goals and aims with the sessions we had planned. The coaching experience is also about trusting the process and the coach, and going in directions you needn’t have expected. I learned a lot and I’m much better off for it, both personally and professionally.
Helped me to develop a much better understanding of some of the challenges I was facing in my leadership role and, on the back of that, to experiment with different approaches to responding to them. I particularly valued the insights from neuroleadership which helped me to understand how the virtual environment was impacting me and what changes I could then make to mitigate the negative impacts. I had never come across neuroleadership research before but am now integrating concepts from it into my day to day practice. Found the whole coaching process very helpful.
Never having experienced any form of coaching before, I was initially slightly sceptical and unsure if a 'stranger on Skype' could help me in my 'newish' leadership role. I hoped to improve my time-management/ become a more assertive and confident leader/improve staff engagement/motivation but didn't think an 'outsider' could possibly understand all the complexities of my role. How wrong can you be?! Just wish I'd been given this opportunity earlier in my senior management role. Each of my sessions was challenging, mentally taxing, thought-provoking (often for hours/days after each session) but highly rewarding and very enjoyable as AnneMaree really helped me work out exactly what I needed to change/what I couldn't change and how to deal with this, plus she gave me lots of supporting tools to do this, goals/targets/timescales that she assisted me in developing for myself, plenty of evidence-based theory and references. Finally , in her professional yet supportive manner, she provided reassurance that I wasn't the first person moving from a predominantly clinical role into a management position that had encountered some challenges along the way and helped give me the confidence and motivation to make the changes I needed to. A.M.
AnneMaree worked with me to support my undertaking of a new role within the NHS and I can highly recommend her as an executive coach. AnneMaree quickly made me feel at ease and able to discuss any topic openly and I felt assured by her professional approach. Setting clear objectives/goals at the start of our relationship helped to provide structure but each session was driven by what I felt I most needed to discuss at the time. I have taken away strategies that I have implemented in the workplace and have achieved desired results and this has absolutely allowed me to further develop my management and leadership skills and style. Highly recommend.
I worked with Anne Maree over a number of months and the impact for me has been invaluable. Anne Maree helped me to understand my 'style' and how I could make this work to the greatest effect in my professional life but also how this can impact on work-life balance and how to improve this. I can not recommend Anne Maree as a coach highly enough. S. D.
I was struggling to manage work and family and find any kind of balance. AnneMaree not only helped put things into perspective, but gave me some incredibly helpful techniques that helped not only get the balance back but to really start enjoying life again! Huge thanks for everything you helped me achieve. P.C.
Anne Maree helped me to define what I actually wanted out of my work and supported me to identify my strengths at a time when I was struggling to truly believe that I had any. She helped me to set out several clear goals and after 6 coaching sessions over a period of 7 months I felt these were either achieved or very close to being achieved. This has involved a significant change in my expected career path and I now feel enthusiastic about my work going forward. Anne Maree shows great empathy and creates a very supportive environment. I strongly recommend Anne Maree as an executive coach. Dr EB
Anne Marie and I worked together over an eight month period. She was excellent at defining simplicity in my goals and communication messaging. She really challenged my thinking, deeper than anyone else I had worked with. She introduced me to some insightful models, that gave me a new perspective on myself. Being accountable to Anne Marie during this period, improved my confidence in the transition from internal corporate world to that of external networking. She was incredibly supportive and showed great empathy.
I had a number of sessions with AnneMaree over 8 months. She helped me to identify and recognise my working styles, and how to best harness those styles to the benefit of both myself and my line manager. We explored a number of theories and tools around communication and this helped improve my confidence and my assertiveness. I can strongly recommend Anne Maree.