Midlands, Staffordshire & Gloucestershire
Fiona kindly delivered a guest lecture for HRM students at NTU undertaking their undergraduate degree. She gave an engaging and informative insight from an organisational perspective, enabling our students to apply theoretical knowledge to reality - building HRM professionals of the future.
Fiona was recommended to support with a change programme in 2018 initially for Executive coaching and then team coaching as we embarked on a programme to transform the UKI Resourcing function within DHL Supply Chain. On meeting Fiona I immediately felt at ease, she is open, honest and innovative and provided quality advice and a new perspective during a significant period of personal growth. I was well and truly out of my comfort zone and adjusting to a new more senior role, yet with Fiona’s help I developed confidence, belief in myself and got comfortable with being uncomfortable. In addition to the personal coaching we engaged Fiona to support us on a team change programme. Working together we were able to deliver the vision and bring the team along the journey with excellent results including a 22% increase in team score when asked the following question: I am confident we can achieve our vision and what is needed from us to achieve The Roadmap and our Strategy. We also saw a marked increase in the team employee satisfaction score and customer service scores internally. Amanda Dudley.
Working with Fiona in a coaching capacity has been genuinely transformative for me on a professional level. Fiona’s style is one that encourages you to be completely open and honest about the challenges you are facing, and there is a high level of trust. This is essential for a productive relationship with your coach and is why I have found it so rewarding working with Fiona. This approach has allowed us to explore a number of issues that have been holding me back professionally. Fiona’s extensive knowledge and experience of the workplace and of how we function as individuals and groups has then come into play in terms of working out how to make progress. Through our sessions, I have built a set of approaches and developed my mindset and confidence, such that I’ve been able to successfully address some very challenging professional situations, which would not have been possible without Fiona’s support. I have changed roles and employers over time but one constant is that I continue to draw on Fiona’s invaluable expertise. KK, Senior Manager, university/charity sector
One word that would describe Fiona is AMAZING! She has brought out the best in me even when I thought I was not confident enough to be who I am. We met with Fiona at a point in life when I was second guessing my value at the work place. She reaffirmed me and taught me how to develop self confidence- she guided me in establishing a mantra that I would say out loud whenever impostor syndrome crept in. The transformation was AMAZING. It built my self confidence and improved on my ability to retain information. I was more at ease with myself because I had confidence in the person I am. To be honest, she is best coach I have interacted with. She has also guided me in handling tough situations at work-not prescribing a solution but stimulating my thought process on the possible solutions. I recommend her to anyone looking to develop themselves. You will not regret. Thanks Fiona! Shine on! Grace M. (Gender practitioner and agribusiness specialist)
Fiona throughout her career has exemplified integrity and honesty. She is a person who is sought after for her advice as she is an excellent listener and this is mirrored in her professional life. Through her thorough and empathetic questioning skills she seeks to get to the nub of situations and therefore has the ability to help you to address these quickly and effectively. She actively seeks to help you to explore to identify and own your own solutions. Fiona is hardworking with a committed work ethic thus ensuring that the tasks she sets and her clients set her are completely in a timely manner, as a matter of course. She always goes the extra mile. Which at a time of grave uncertainty is reassuring for anyone lucky enough to work with her. Catherine Montgomery
I have worked with Fiona, on and off, for many years now and her coaching has been instrumental to my career success. I find her pragmatic approach to be really refreshing; she is a great sounding board and is not afraid to hold you to account. I highly recommend her for executive coaching and also working with teams. J. N.
Sometimes you meet someone who reminds you that you can conquer any mountain with the right approach. With innate kindness and a straight talking approach, Fiona has made a profound impression upon my life - I have told everyone about the techniques she has taught me! I simply cannot recommend Fiona highly enough she is fabulous. J. C.
I have worked with Fiona for 4 years with 2 separate employers. Fiona is a very experienced coach, she is passionate and dedicated in what she does and always goes the extra mile for her clients and those whom she is supporting. I have worked with Fiona in 1 to 1 settings and also team interventions - she is not afraid to ask difficult questions and is always a delight to work with. Mark
Fiona's coaching style is energising and always utterly thought provoking. She expertly uses her extensive knowledge and experience in the field to help shine a light on the areas most in need of your attention and enables you to develop your strategies to remove obstacles and achieve success. Working with Fiona is not only a thoroughly uplifting, inspiring & valuable experience, she will help you develop personally & professionally - no question! James King, Strategic HR Projects Manager
The ‘homework’ I did before I met face to face with Fiona was very simple and couched in straightforward easy to access language, yet it yielded very interesting and thought-provoking results. There was no psychobabble used and it made things very clear in terms of how things would work in each session with Fiona. After the first meeting with Fiona, I felt almost evangelical about what ValuingYOU could offer to someone like me, who had often found other executive coaching and career coaching to be a little generic and ‘flat’. This was also personally inspirational and felt like it was equipping me with the essential tools I needed before making a decision about what I would want to do at my own personal career ‘crossroads’. I cannot recommend Fiona enough, and the invigorating power I now have in my workplace is thanks to her simple and brief interventions and ideas. Thoroughly recommended. Professor of Occupational Health Psychology