Looking for a personal development coach?

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

If you’re in a position that requires you to run hard and fast, carving out time for reflection can help you to anticipate challenges, adapt quickly and develop new strategies. Typically, I help leaders in areas such as communication, personal impact, confidence and influence so that they maximise their potential.

What’s involved?

Personal development coaching is one-to-one process designed to see yourself, your situation and your choices from a different perspective.  And to use that new insight to guide your next step.

My role: I’m committed to your success. 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. 

The sessions are completely confidential and enable you to discuss topics, issues and challenges that are on your mind.

Confidence coaching

Confidence coaching helps professionals to succeed without their inner critic. At best, the voice of the judge can erode our capacity to perform, at worst it can drive us to burn out. Experience shows that personal development coaching can help you to become the best version of yourself both at work and home.

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

  • Troubles asking for you want and need
  • A loud inner critic
  • Strong people pleasing tendencies
  • Communication that can lack clarity and confidence
  • A tendency to beat yourself up

An experienced professional 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 completed my Masters Practitioner level in NLP which was run by John Seymour – one of the best in the field. 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, among many others.

Curious, warm and insightful are some of the descriptions previous clients have used. Naturally, I’m gentle but rigorous.

What have others said?

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

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