Testimonials

Kick Start Your Career Coaching

Jane Miller age 22 - Operational Leadership Grad trainee at HSBC

"Carol's insight and experience is invaluable, she is both challenging and supportive. Carol gives an objective perspective on how I communicate and how I come across to people...first impressions are all important.

Working with Carol is reassuring and good fun...and oh, I got the job!"

Alex Quinan 2013 Graduate from Leeds University


"I went to Carol very low in confidence and growing more and more frustrated at the lack of direction in my job search. Carol was a very calming influence, helping me to put things in perspective and form a plan going forward with some very useful and refreshing methods.

 

With her motivational and encouraging approach I stopped worrying about factors I could not control and set about my job search with renewed focus and self belief." 

 

Jon Hosking 2013 Graduate from Nottingham University


"It’s been really beneficial to look at things from a new perspective. I feel invigorated and I’ve gained some clarity about what I want to do with my career and future."


Executive Coaching

 

 Mark Chippendale Managing Director at Active International UK


“If you want an experienced professional who takes time to understand the culture of your company and your individual requirements and then delivers brilliant results every time, look no further.

 

I have worked with Carol over many years and in several of my posts. As a recruiter she found me candidates that were perfect for the positions and remained with me for many years. As a coach she has been an enormous help for me and senior members of my team at Sky, CBSO, News Group and Active.

 

She is also great at running 360 Feedback appraisals which freshen up an organisation.

 

Carol is well connected and respected across the media industry.”

 

Kerry Glazer  Chief Executive at AAR Group

 

“Carol and I have worked together across a number of projects over many years. Her key contribution to me personally has been the on-going coaching that I continue to benefit from and enjoy. Carol is rigorous, professional, knowledgeable, insightful, supportive, discreet and, when it's called for, tough, in her approach to coaching me to maintain and improve my professional performance. I always come away from my regular sessions with her energised, focussed, enthused, determined and with a clear forward plan. She helps me shrug off the minutiae of the daily grind of running a company and refocus on the bigger picture and delivery of the corporate vision and strategy that I responsible for. I can't recommend her highly enough if you are looking for a professional coach at management level.

Carol has also supported other members of the AAR team, coaching them through promotions and other career and performance issues. She has undertaken exit interviews and input to our staff performance evaluations.

Carol has also carried out external customer satisfaction surveys for AAR on a confidential basis, gaining the trust of respondents and providing thorough debriefs with great integrity.

I am occasionally asked to recommend a coach by other professional acquaintances in marketing and communications - I always recommend Carol. She is now working with a number of people I have introduced her to.”

 

I have worked with Kate for 8 years

"I have had the pleasure of working with Carol for the last eight years, coaching and supporting me at various stages of my life and career.

Carol brings objectivity to any situation and our sessions result in clarity of thought, clear goals and the steps to help me achieve them. Leaving me more motivated, focused and fearless! I consider Carol a key part of my 'personal Board' and I look forward to working with her for many years to come."

I have worked with Caroline for 2 years 6 months 

‘No nonsense, no fuss, no fear. 

Carol listens hard and works you harder to concede your strengths and claim back your purpose. 

She's a blessing.’ 


I have worked with Naomi for 3 years 

 

‘Carol is fantastic to work with, she was able to very quickly understand the specific issues that I needed help with and more importantly helped me to find the solutions. 

Carol is an excellent listener and able to find just the right question to make you think/realise and approach any given situation in a new and more positive light

She also able to work with my unique foibles and given me the confidence and tools to allow me to take control of and responsibility for my situation. (The best lesson I have ever learnt)’
 

 

Small Business Coaching


I have worked with Tim for 6 years 

 

"Sometimes we all need impartial advice and a guiding hand and Carol is the ideal person to provide it. Always shrewd and sensible in her recommendations you work together to define goals, timelines and measures.


Carol helps you stay focused on what matters, how you can go about achieving it and ensuring you get there. 

As a partnership-based business she also plays a vital role in keeping us honest with each other while helping our individual talents to flourish. 

Carol is one part of our advisory team that we'd never do without."


 I have worked with Beverley for 5 years 

 

‘I have worked with Carol for many years and find her coaching invaluable. Carol encourages me to work out my own solutions to work relations challenges, and to approach each situation with positivity.  

I leave each session feeling positive, empowered and motivated; and able to pass this energy on to my team, benefiting all members. 

I am a better man-manager, more organised and motivated as a result of my long term working relationship with Carol.’ 

 

I have worked with Emma for 4 years 

 

‘Carol has been an integral part of my professional and personal
development over the past few years.

In that time, I've moved from being a freelance journalist to a partner in copywriting firm; her support in helping me define my goals and make the right decisions has been
invaluable. Running a growing business, there are times when it's hard to
see the road ahead. But Carol's insight, honesty and no-nonsense approach have helped us to steer a straight path ­and stay sane.

So it's a bonus that her skill at balancing professionalism with a personal touch makes every meeting a genuine pleasure.’







 

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