One of Debbie’s greatest strengths is her ability to flex the agenda to meet the context and challenges I faced. For me, context was everything and her responsiveness to this made the coaching session real, grounded and “business-like. A few other things stand out. First of all, Debbie built a very trusting relationship with me from the outset and sustained this throughout.
She is able to strike a balance between the commercial context and the “whole” person. Secondly, given Debbie’s senior roles in communication and PR Strategy, she can bring her corporate experience to bear in understanding business issues. Thirdly, her prompt written follow- ups after each session is useful both in terms of summarising the key themes but also ensuring that I “do stuff” in between sessions.
Group Head of Leadership and Performance Management
I believe the real value that Debbie brings is her ability to quickly assess the situation, work with you to arrive at pragmatic solutions and provide tools so that you can identify how best to approach the future. I found Debbie’s approach to be extremely valuable and really appreciated her personal commitment to make you succeed.
Personnel Manager, Utilities
Debbie’s coaching assignments:
Managing Director, Professional Services – developing leadership flexibility, career decision making, handling conflict
Commercial Director, Media – managing change, more flexible communication styles, enhancing impact
Managing Director, Environmental Planning – leadership style and capability, emotional intelligence, work life balance
Senior Strategy Manager, Banking – improving stakeholder relationships, developing authentic leadership presence, emotional intelligence
Director, Professional Services – stakeholder management, building self-confidence, career and overall life goals
Operations Director, Healthcare – managing stakeholder perceptions, strategic contribution, delegation, team development
Communications Director, IT Services – maternity returner, stakeholder management, reasserting role and self confidence
Head Teacher, Schools Group – flexing leadership style, building resilience, stakeholder management, promoting clarity