Oxon, Berkshire and London
Frances has that rare and invaluable ability to quickly get to the source of any challenges and set out an effective and manageable blueprint for success. What I have really appreciated has been Frances' keen empathy- she takes great pains to really understand her clients, what makes them tick, and what uniquely needs to be said. As Dante says: "Midway along life's journey, I found myself in a dark wood, and the path was lost." Without Frances I would still be amongst the trees. JA, Glos.
Frances’ style was a great match for my personality and mindset as she used an effective mix of personal anecdotes reinforcing her warmth, authenticity and experience, enabling her to work with a more probing and challenging style because I trusted her. She helped me navigate my way through a testing work transition, as I had moved from a familiar leadership situation with a team I had built myself, to an environment where I had a limited team and was having to collaborate and influence on a global stage to deliver a talent strategy. She helped me look at certain key relationships I had in the business and assess what I could take from them into this new situation, how I could develop my own style to reduce the level of frustration I was feeling with some of new my peers and help me get to know them to work with them effectively and have some fun! I would recommend Frances to anyone who is looking for a down to earth coach, with a sense of humour, who will support you in finding your next step. Ange Webb - Global Talent Director PageGroup
Frances has a unique blend of warmth, empathy, coaching theory and grit which give her the incredible skill to be able to spot behavioural patterns and challenge assertively whilst always being supportive. She engenders a tremendous sense of trust and spends a great deal of time in objective reflection of her own coaching style and experiences through an extensive programme of supervision. Frances is the most effective coach I have ever used. SJD CEO Tracker Network Limited.
Frances was my coach during a time when I was overwhelmed both at work and at home. I could not see the wood for the trees. With her expert help I was able to take back control of my working life and move from paralysis to action and fulfilment in my leadership role. In my home life I was able to relax and enjoy the good things! Frances flexed her style from gentle questioning and curiosity to more robust challenging depending on my requirements. Now when confronted with a challenge I often think 'What would Frances say?' and that is often enough for me to find a way forward. Working with Frances was a truly life-changing experience for me. I highly recommend her. Janine Giovanni, Marketing Director, Penguin Random House