Tony is an excellent coach, by combining informality, with structure and robust challenge when needed, he developed an open space for us to explore my strengths, development areas and solve the leadership challenges I was facing. He also helped me focus on how the present issues I was grappling with related to my future career goals. I started work with Tony when stepping up into a executive director role, which unexpectedly led within 6 months into a 9 month period as interim Chief Executive of my charity. My coaching sessions with Tony were vital in enabling me to respond to significant challenges during my leadership of the charity. Having established structured objectives together, which we kept in mind throughout the year we worked together, he ensured that our sessions were flexible to respond to the fast changing situation I was dealing with as interim Chief Executive, the first time I'd led an organisation. I'd recommend Tony as an executive coach without hesitation. PT, interim Chief Executive at equality/social justice charity.
Executive Coaching can be seen as a daunting part of personal development. Tony has a style that immediate dilutes any anxiety or concerns one may have about being open and honest or answering challenging questions. Tony helped me to recognise and celebrate my strengths, provide tools that help me address my weaknesses and ultimately prepare me for the next stage in my career progression. Tony has an incredibly pleasant manner which immediately puts one at ease and creates an environment for the conversation to flow comfortably whilst skilfully getting under the skin of any issues. He has a vast amount of knowledge and knows when to introduce pertinent examples to amplify a point or to help one hone their thinking. It was a very good experience working with Tony and I would certainly recommend him to other colleagues or friends. LG Senior Executive
Tony has a rare ability to extract the very best out of people in an exceptional empowering way. It’s impressive and I have only seen positive outcomes. EJ, Partner, Board Member
It has been great working with Tony. He is open, comfortable challenging where needed and very focused on driving tangible actions/improvements. The coaching sessions have helped me to focus more heavily on the critical activities that can improve both organisational and personal performance. Smart questioning techniques, allied to good critical thinking and his own curiosity means that Tony is highly recommend for individuals who don’t want a formulaic approach!
My executive coaching sessions with Tony Jackson helped me to consider clearly what my own needs were in relation to my career. Tony supported me to have a clearer understanding and appreciation of my own skills and of the work areas that required greater focus. Tony also helped me to explore my personal career goals and talk through some of the anxieties I had in relation to my role within the charity sector and within public life more generally. His calm and constructive approach to problems, his expertise and his ability to listen, reflect and offer appropriate guidance have been tremendously valuable to me. MH, Executive Director