Client Stories

The vast majority of my clients want to keep their coaching confidential. I understand and respect that and would never consider breaching anyone’s confidence and trust.

However, it’s useful for potential clients to have an idea of what I do and how I work, so here are a few stories of a cross-section of people I’ve coached, with the names changed and identifying details removed or modified to preserve their privacy.

Erica’s challenge: They’re not taking me seriously because I’m young, I’m a woman and I’m from the North.

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Nour’s challenge: I’m a team leader but I lack authority.

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Barbara’s challenge: I’m a university lecturer. The students are bolshy in my lectures and giving me bad feedback, which is blighting my career.

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Richard’s challenge: My company sponsored [a national award] and I’ve got to make a speech in front of hundreds of nominees and their families, millions watching on television, and Prince Charles, who’s there to present the award.

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James’s challenge: I’m trying to train people who are much older and more senior than I am and they don’t like it.

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Steve’s challenge: I’m MD of a medium-size firm. The employees expect to hear from me at company meetings but I hate public speaking. I don’t want to lose respect by making a pathetic presentation but I’m losing respect by always delegating the presenting to colleagues.

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