Reading, Oxford and SW London
Sue’s coaching support has been exceptional. She demonstrated real skill in making the exploration of my challenge feel quite a naturally process. Whilst providing a ‘safe’ space to unlock the key element of my objective, she was skilled and adept at bringing my thought back into focus if it drifted off; which it can so easily do! Sue provided the appropriate amount of reflection and challenge, supplementing with experiential insight as appropriate. I will happily engage Sue again when required and highly recommend her. By the end of our sessions, I had a clear plan and route to deliver on my objective. J. G.
I have been working with Sue for almost a year now, assisting her with online marketing and website tasks and she's an absolute pleasure to work with. She's warm, friendly, positive and supportive, extremely passionate about coaching leaders to be the best they can be and I would strongly recommend her to anyone.
I have had the benefit of being mentored and coached by Sue over the past 8 months and would encourage anyone wanting to develop professionally and personally to "have a chat" with Sue. Sue has been instrumental in motivating, inspiring and encouraging me to achieve my goals. Below are only a few of the positives I have gained during my time with Sue. Positives:- • The sessions were a safe place to talk about work challenges • The sessions were a place to reflect • I was personally able to develop my teams ability to reflect based on my learning from the sessions. • The coaching helped me look at my work circumstances more holistically, taking into consideration the bigger picture • The sessions helped my confidence tremendously. • The sessions were well structured yet flexible and tailored to my individual needs • The sessions were very helpful for me to look at my long-term career goals. • The sessions were based on theories that I can utilise in my day to day management of the team. • The sessions helped me look at performance management from a more human angle • I was able to talk about challenging staff and was support with resolutions in the coaching • I was able to ask for support and helped to work out my own solutions • Sue was able to quickly grasp my management style, shortfalls and learning style and used her experience to make the sessions beneficial for me. • The coaching sessions helped me analyse risks in the work place and gave me tips to manage it safety. • Each session was different yet continued from the previous sessions thus they were not disjointed and assisted me from the 1st until the last session. • The theoretical framework, organisational psychological theories, management theories were embedded throughout the sessions which I found very helpful.
I have worked with Sue for many years as an associate, designer and co facilitator of workshops and interventions, including those focusing on developing coaching skills. Sue is one of those rare individuals who has the ability to both listen and hear what others are saying. She is skilful in asking the 'right question' to enable colleagues to explore their issues further and develop their own impactful solutions and plans for action. Sue acts with great integrity and is a trusted colleagues. If I were looking for a coach I would look no further than Sue. Kate Mckenna
Having been coached by Sue over the past couple of years, my confidence has grown and my ability to assert myself while maintaining good relationships with colleagues has improved enormously. We tackle my Imposter Syndrome regularly and through Sue's gentle positivity and challenge, I am able to quash this fiend!! Sue is a fantastic coach and I recommend her wholeheartedly.
Sue is one of the most inspirational and skillful people I know. She has the ability to empower others enabling them to reach their full potential as well as lead others to success. With such positive energy, Sue inspires others to look at things from a different perscpective to gain a wider understanding of situations. Speaking personally I found that Sue challenged me, my thoughts and my ideas, pushed me out of my comfort zone and enabled me to face my fears, due to this I am now more confident in many aspects of my work as well as secure in my ability to lead others.
Thanks to Sue’s coaching I have made huge strides in both my professional and career development. I am certain I would have not met my career objectives so far if not for her support. Sue has assisted me in unpicking and addressing complex scenarios. She is able to very quickly ‘help you in helping yourself’ and equip you with the skills to be effective in your role. Sue is very dependable and has been available to help at short notice in high priority situations. She is without a doubt an expert in her field and I hope to continue to work with her into the future. I could not recommend her highly enough. James- Deputy Headteacher
Sue is an inspirational coach. She has the brilliant ability to get you to think about things that you didn't before realise were part of your thoughts! She also is able to use just the right blend of coaching and mentoring to fit the circumstances and has helped me to develop the confidence to be honest with myself about my career. My belief in myself and understanding of how to utilise the positive aspects of my personality has increased. This has meant that I am now doing what I enjoy and, with Sue's coaching, am beginning to believe that I may be good at it! I can't recommend Sue enough if you are looking for a leadership coach.
I have previously worked with Sue over overcome difficult phases on my life where I needed to make tough decisions and cope with rapid change. Sue gave me the the tools and confidence to enable me to assess my situation objectively, make rational decisions based on facts and overcome challenges by the development of a growth mindset. She encouraged me to "feel the fear and go for it anyway", notably giving helping me find the confidence to work for myself for a period of time and I firmly believe that this experience has made me a stronger and more confident person at work and in my personal life. I would not hesitate in recommending Sue to any of my friends in the future.
Sue is a highly inspirational leadership coach who has the ability to drive positive personal transformation. Speaking from my own experience, I recently presented Sue with a complex professional situation I was facing, I realised that I required an external view. Within minutes of describing the situation, Sue was able to help me consider it from a different perspective; she also helped link my thinking back to previous successes I had had in my career and overlaid them onto the current situation. Through conversations, tasks and thinking exercises I was able to identify steps I would take that enabled me perform closer to my potential over following weeks. I soon realised my confidence to handle my situation was growing.....this changed my view and therefore my approach which led to another success in my career. I can easily link this success to the coaching I took from Sue; I won't hesitate to seek her support in the future.