Whether you feel stuck, muddled or are lacking in confidence or direction, working alongside a personal development coach can help you move forward. Whether you are making a transition at work, going through redundancy or need to develop your communication skills, leadership coaching provides clarity and confidence.

Confidence Coaching

Much of my confidence coaching work helps professionals to succeed without their inner critic. At best, the voice of the judge can erode our capacity to perform – and at worst it can and or it can drive us to burn out. Personal development coaching can help you to become the best version of yourself both at work and home.

If you suffer from the following, I’m here to help:

  • A loud inner critic
  • Strong people pleasing tendencies
  • Troubles asking for you want and need
  • Difficulties communicating with more confidence
  • A tendency to beat yourself up

Leadership Coaching

I believe that all parts of people’s lives—from work, to relationships, personal growth and finances —are interrelated and should be addressed as such. How we are in our personal lives has a deep impact on our day-to-day working lives, and vice versa.  Whether you call it leadership coaching, personal development coaching or business coaching is up to you – because  you will drive the agenda.

Professional Development Coaching

Market conditions require you to run hard and fast, so it’s crucial that you invest in your professional development. You must be able to anticipate challenges, adapt quickly and carve out time for reflection. Challenging yourself and moving out of your comfort zone is a pre requisite.

Confidence and leadership coaching can support both your personal and professional development. It is a one to one process designed to see yourself, your situation and your choices from a different perspective.  The next step is to use that new insight to guide and inform your way forward.

My role: I’m committed to help move you forward in the direction you want to go.  I help to create the conditions for you to learn about yourself – so change can occur. As a professional development coach, my job is to hold you accountable to your ambition, goals and plan. A coaching role is one that can’t be played by partner, husband, board member or friend.

Your role:  It’s your job to take our conversations and strategies and turn them into action. You’re the driver on this journey.  I expect you meet your commitments and invite you to keep an open mind and have fun. You set the agenda for each session.  We explore the issue and you will leave the session with greater clarity and confidence about what to do next.

An experienced development coach

I was trained by The Coaching Federation in 2006. At the time this was the only ICF accredited course available. I’ve also been trained up to Masters level in NLP by the John Seymour. I’ve since worked with leadership teams at Coca cola, MDs of tech companies and those with brilliant technical minds who struggle to articulate their complex ideas.


“Melissa’s coaching style was effective and has contributed greatly to our productivity. Communication can be an issue for us and having personally taken the company from 2 to 50 people sometimes it’s difficult for me not to provide ‘the benefit of my expertise’.  However I now recognise I have to consider my interventions very carefully to enable the team to solve the problem from their own resources.  Since the coaching programme, I have noticed my team are communicating more effectively. Particular individuals are more integrated, assertive, and motivated.  Furthermore, the group seems to have increased respect for each other. I am sure the benefits will continue to accrue.”

Adrian Palmer Greaves, Managing Director Knowledge Solutions