Profound impact

Alex Lacy, Senior Operations ManagerI cannot overstate the value of my coaching sessions with Neil: they have been some of the most influential and insightful conversations of my life, and I cannot recommend him highly enough.

Having no idea what the structure or outcomes of our sessions would be I was quite sceptical going in: I could neither fathom what we’d talk about nor did I feel like my perspective needed much tweaking. Was I ever wrong.

Through questioning and exercises Neil helped me take a step back and for the first time consider what I was doing, and then worked with me to investigate why. After the sessions, I’ve approached not just my professional life differently, but everything else I do too.

On a deeper level, Neil has left me with a profound appreciation of the value of considered reflection and coaching in general, and that in turn has altered my own priorities across the board: having assumed we’d be talking about ‘work stuff’ it was a surprise to talk so broadly and yet to get such benefit from the sessions.

It was a privilege to have the opportunity to do all this in such a structured, safe and good-humoured way.”

Alex Lacy, Senior Operations Manager

Getting past blockages and frustrations

Helen Aitchison, Services Manager“These coaching conversations have allowed me to explore my own behaviours and thought processes. I’m finding alternative ways of looking at things, and that is extremely useful in helping me to dissolve what I perceive as blockages or limitations of myself as well as assist in times where I am feeling frustrated and devalued.

The guidance, expertise and lovely warm nature in the conversations is great. Neil is very easy to talk with, responsive and empathetic. His approachable and supportive demeanour helps greatly. I really feel at ease and that means I can be open and honest – usually I struggle to talk about myself! I now know the direction I need to take, and actions that are necessary and achievable. This coaching has been a lightbulb moment for me – one of the most helpful things I have done in a training and development context.”

Helen Aitchison, Services Manager

At a crossroads

May IrelandThe biggest impact the coaching has had is it’s given me greater self-awareness and through that, greater clarity of what really matters to me both professionally and personally. When starting the coaching journey, it felt right to say ‘yes’ because I knew I was at a crossroads in life. It was important for me to have a ‘sounding board’, someone I could trust implicitly, who had no hidden agenda but just to be there for me on this journey. The coaching journey itself is a space I can truly call my own, where it really is ‘all about me!’

What I appreciate most is the way Neil helps me hold this space. He is insightful, never judging and incredibly thoughtful with his questions. I now have a clarity and a sense of calmness and purpose that I did not possess before.

My advice to anyone considering the coaching is to start the journey! You are reading this because you intuitively sense you need something different to support you to make changes in your life. Neil is that difference.

May Ireland, Performance & Leadership Manager, RBS

Facing multiple challenges

Tony PorterWe are all busy and probably face multiple challenges in juggling our work and home life. Sometimes it seems we have mountains to climb, have a thorny problem that we just can’t resolve or need a strategy for the future.

If you are thinking about coaching don’t put it off. But make sure you work with Neil. He has the remarkable ability to help you discover for yourself in a safe, engaging and positive way, how best to resolve the challenges you are facing.

Over 15 years I have been amazed at how quickly what seemed like a mountain to climb soon feels like a bump in the road. Neil has had a hugely positive impact on my business and personal life.

Tony Porter, Head of Global Marketing, Eckoh UK Limited

Redefining leadership style

Zia Salik“I had a really eye opening experience in just one session with Neil. I went in sceptical, not even sure what I was going to discuss, but he has this amazing ability to listen to everything you are saying but more importantly hear what really matters. Neil’s coaching helped me to redefine my leadership style and change my entire approach to management, which so far has yielded amazing results. I highly recommend Neil as a coach and I’m sure I will be reaching out to him again.”

Zia Salik, National Community Fundraising Manager at Islamic Relief UK

Calmer, happier and with a better sense of direction

Nicky ForsythHigh standards, strong principles, a very good listener. The questions that probe deeper than I’d get with others or on my own.  The perceptiveness makes a connection I’d never spotted.  The patience and putting up with all the stupid stuff and still treating me like a human. Your style encourages an honesty and openness which enables our discussions to go wider and deeper than would normally happen in the office. I always come away calmer, happier and with a better sense of direction.”

Nicky Forsyth, Managing Director, MARSC Ltd, Surrey, England

A fundamental decision

Tim RichardsonThis journey of discovery helped me find the real issue. The questions enabled me to look deeper than I was able to myself and find what I was really challenged by. By gradually separating the conflicting pressures I was facing I’m now clearer, more relaxed and more decisive. I will always seek you out if I want to make a fundamental decision.”

Tim Richardson, Managing Director, South East England

Becoming clear with myself

At a point of change in my life and career, this coaching provided me with an increased awareness of who I am, what makes me tick and how to get the most of the road in front of me. It provided me with stable grounding to make clear decisions. For me, it felt like a spring clean.

What I appreciate most is someone to consolidate thoughts with and someone to gently challenge. Having to vocalise my thoughts challenged me to become clear with myself.

Jessica Kane, Management Consulting

Gaining focus and getting things done

Being a little overwhelmed with work and home responsibilities, I hoped that coaching would help me to gain focus and get things done. What I came to value most was the opportunity to state ideas and thoughts out loud to someone that was really listening and not judging or evaluating.

I learned a self-coaching process that has been very helpful to me.  This includes: Making time for quiet reflection. Making a conscious effort to reframe and recycle ideas by trying to look at things from multiple perspectives. Recognizing the importance of the quality of my relationships with others. Focus on the positive.

Taking time to slow down, reflect, and think more deeply about things has been a significant benefit for me.

I often started a session with one idea in mind, but by the end had moved to a much deeper and more useful level of thought… I continue to appreciate what I learned about myself as a result of my work with you.”

Board Director – US based multinational organization
Amazing. Genuinely transformational. I have made a great deal of progress in integrating the different parts of my professional life.”

Judith Mohring, Consultant psychiatrist, London

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