I highly recommend Shirley for coaching. She brings a unique combination of corporate project management experience (IBM) and many years of supporting small business owners and individuals. On top of this she is very knowledgeable and comes with the highest academic credentials too (working on a coaching-focussed PhD). I found her style to be understated and kind yet suitably challenging and solution/action-orientated. My experience has been fully flexible, receiving the coaching in a timescale and volume that suits me, for which I am very grateful. She has helped me to change my thinking and overcome self-imposed limitations in a particular work context. And facilitated the identification of a number of practical achievable steps to move my business forward. My coaching is ongoing and I will continue to work with Shirley. I also have a business mentor. These two developmental influences continue to have a huge benefit for me and my business results show this. It is my pleasure to recommend Shirley. Give her a call, she's great! John Chisholm MSc, Managing Partner at Crescente Ltd.
My experience of being coached by Shirley was as a curious, action orientated coach. She was reliable, engaged, and helped me to organise and structure my ideas so I could take consistent action. I loved the way she picked up on the metaphors I used. As a result of coaching with Shirley, I completed several projects that were 'nearly there'. Thank you Shirley. Rachel Dungan.
Went to Shirley with a blockage about my next steps professionally. From the start I found Shirley to be very personable and easy to talk to. Her approach was direct but never threatening and I found talking through my thoughts very easy. She was very professional and wasn't scared to ask difficult questions. I found I got a very quick response from the coaching as I really just needed someone to help me focus which Shirley did. I would recommend Shirley who wants some support finding there direction again. Denise Adcock.