Better and more tailored than a 360 assessment
Before our initial conversation I was somewhat frustrated about my current role and looking for a fresh perspective on the next steps, preferably with my current employer. I felt I was going around in circles, asking myself the same questions, resulting in more frustration.
I had been concerned that a coach would not necessarily understand the peculiarities of the communications profession but Suzanne was a great sounding board. She helped me sort out the options I had already listed for myself, but for which I needed a reality check. She helped me process some of the options I had in my head, understand which were most viable given my personality traits, and come to terms with some obvious options I had been unsure about.
She relieved the stress and frustration by focusing on options that made more sense. She helped put to bed some of the incessant questioning.
I definitely recommend this Foundations Service. The value I got exceeded my expectations in such a short time frame. It was even better and more tailored than the 360 assessment I happened to be doing in parallel through my employer.
SM, European Digital Communications Manager
A weight has been lifted knowing I do have other options
Before we spoke I had been feeling very uncertain about how to move on from my current job. I was frustrated and generally unhappy, becoming more and more negative about my current role.
Before you coached me, I’d had general concerns about how much help I could get from working with a coach (having not done that before) and I’d also had specific concerns around ‘escaping’ the field of education.
Working with you has given me a clearer idea of what it is I want and actually how that is affecting where I am now. I have a vision as to how I am going to make things change. This has given me motivation and meant that a ‘weight has been lifted’ knowing I do have other options.
I feel very satisfied and have absolutely had value for money. I also felt comfortable discussing all aspects of my concerns and plans etc with you whilst also having fun.
I would definitely recommend you to anyone who wants a clear focus and the range of options for support.
RB, Deputy Head of an Independent School in Berkshire
With you I’m on the fast track! Your CV was amongst the 3% the Director selected for interview.
I have benefited from Suzanne’s expertise in a number of areas: coaching, mentoring, LinkedIn profile review/update and she revitalised my tired CV and cover letter.
Before she became my Executive Coach, my career was taking a new direction within an organisation that was giving me little to no support. I felt passionately about my new role and the impact it could have but lacked confidence and didn’t believe I knew what I was doing. I felt in over my head in a very visible role.
I’d never worked with a coach/mentor/consultant on “me” before and I was concerned at being vulnerable and letting my guard down to show (what I thought) were weaknesses/inabilities. We had an instant rapport and as someone who doesn’t always “like” people, I have always enjoyed our conversations. She has really taken the time and trouble to get to know me which has further enabled her to support me in ways I didn’t know I needed. Though we have become friendly I recognise she is always within professional boundaries and has a tough job keeping me on track!
After a few years of her providing Executive Coaching, when I decided to change roles, we completed a Map which helped me make some big career decisions. The CV and cover letter she wrote was kick ass! They worked immediately! During the interview for the Head of Communications role, the Marketing Director told me she had received over 300 CVs for the role. She had selected just 8 to interview – of which I was one (pretty chuffed). And I was invited back for a second interview which shows she positioned me properly.
I am now in a new challenging and strategic role.
Suzanne is genuine, thoughtful, articulate, and attentive. Those personality traits, coupled with her professional skills, means she is a great person to have on your team. It’s reassuring to know that Suzanne is there a constant source of support and guidance.
We have regular Coaching Calls. I can talk things over with her and she gives me an honest, measured view. I feel as though I have an ally on my team, someone whose opinion I respect, value and actively seek.
She is invaluable – not only in the practical sense with LI, CV and cover letter, but for me personally and having that professional support.
If you’re thinking about a way to fast-track your career, get in touch. You won’t regret it.
NM, Head of Internal Communications