It’s good to know something about your coach, so here is a bit about me:
I live and work in Brighton. Moving to this vibrant place by the sea was a big goal for me 17 years ago and I still love it now.
I have a genuine passion for helping people to fulfil their potential and achieve their dreams. I get really inspired by what people can accomplish and the positive impact this can have on their lives and the lives of others. There is something I really admire about the courage and commitment it takes for them to make changes happen, both big and small. I only have to hear the theme tune to the film ‘Chariots of Fire’ to feel stirred!
My career roots
I am a qualified coach and have over 15 years experience in Learning and Organisational Development within the retail and food/drink manufacturing industries. This has included designing and facilitating a wide variety of leadership, team and individual development options and building and implementing learning strategies to drive business change. I have enjoyed leading and being part of different teams and have had the privilege to work with and coach many talented people.
In many ways I felt successful in my career and then a little voice in me started to whisper “I want something different”. I just wasn’t sure what or how. When I returned to work after having my twin children, the voice got louder and harder to ignore. As a coach, I believe in the power of coaching and so I invested in some for myself. The result is Green Grass Coaching…. and a happier inner voice! If you’d like to know more about what I learnt from my career change experience, have a look at my first blog post.
My coaching style
People say I am an engaging, creative and intuitive coach; that I am warm, listen well, have empathy and ask thought provoking and outcome focused questions. I recognise the importance of a tangible plan and balance my style of ‘many exciting new possibilities’ with a big dollop of pragmatism.