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The Change Agent Ltd

Bournemouth, Wilts

(7)
5 hires on Bark
‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019
The Change Agent Ltd logo
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The Change Agent Ltd

Bournemouth, Wilts

(7)
5 hires on Bark
‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019

About

I help executives and entrepreneurs unhappy in their work to find out why and do something about it.

career direction | motivation | focus | performance | mindset | leadership

When our working lives are expressions of our best selves then everything else in life just falls into place.

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Reviews (7)

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J
23 July 2018

Shirley's professional and caring approach was different to other coaches I had come across. She gave me the time to unravel what was going on for me.

Her questions helped me discover what was really important for me to move forward on, which could have easily disappeared at the bottom of the to-do list.

With a clear plan of how it was possible for me to achieve my goal, without feeling overwhelmed, I felt passionate about my book rather than it was a chore.

Her suggestions were really helpful and so nice that I didn’t have to find all the answers for myself.

Her insight into my patterns and behaviour were really helpful for me to understand why am behaving the way I am, and therefore what I can do to change it.

Her summery of session was very useful for me to look back on to make sure I am still on track.

Thank you Shirley for helping me take the right next step.
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T
23 July 2018

I needed a kickstart to help me move forward with a second business, which had been languishing for a little while. In a couple of sessions, Shirley helped me to find some focus and unblock some of the barriers which had been holding me back. She helped me work on improving my confidence as well as making some key business decisions. Her insightful approach was of great benefit and I would definitely recommend her if you need help getting unstuck in your career or business. More...

N
23 July 2018

I had a session with Shirley before setting up on my own. It brought me clarity, gave me focus and generated some useful goals. Through my conversation with Shirley, and the insightful questions she asked, I came to understand what really motivated me in the workplace and how this then underpinned my desire to set up my own business and share my credit management expertise with others. I would highly recommend engaging with Shirley, it could change the direction of your career as it has mine. More...

J
23 July 2018

I've had one coaching session so far with Shirley and I have to say she is one of the most insightful people I have met. Just through talking, she really gets to the root of an issue and has made some very helpful suggestions which I am now working through More...

J
23 July 2018

I've had a number of sessions with Shirley now, developing my interview skills and preparing myself for the change to my dream career: without a doubt, working with her has been the best decision I've made. It's taken only a few sessions to not only thoroughly overhaul my self-presentation and interview manner, but also to delve into my experiences and identify which are going to help me best present myself to the interviewers

All of this was done at a pace that suited me, and with a personal touch to a bespoke service that left me in no doubt that Shirley had my interests at heart at all times. I cannot recommend her enough!
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T
29 May 2018

I needed a kickstart to help me move forward with a second business, which had been languishing for a little while. In a couple of sessions, Shirley helped me to find some focus and unblock some of the barriers which had been holding me back. She helped me work on improving my confidence as well as making some key business decisions. Her insightful approach was of great benefit and I would definitely recommend her if need help getting unstuck in your career or business. More...

J
14 January 2018

I've had a number of sessions with Shirley now, developing my interview skills and preparing myself for the change to my dream career: without a doubt, working with her has been the best decision I've made. It's taken only a few sessions to not only thoroughly overhaul my self-presentation and interview manner, but also to delve into my experiences and identify which are going to help me best present myself to the interviewers More...

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I love seeing people progress and develop when they take responsibility for their own careers. I take great joy in seeing clients grow in confidence and self belief. I am always developing and learning and feel that it is important to encourage others to understand more about their motivations and how they interact with others. This way they can get most out of their working life and earn their money doing something which most fulfils them and fits with their values and lifestyle. I believe in finding your best self so you can do your best work.

At key moments in my career, professional coaching helped me progress by building my confidence and trust in my own capabilities, and then helping me take action and leave the relative safety of permanent employment for contracting. Having seen the benefits of coaching on my own career, I now coach people like you to achieve greater clarity around what you want from work; to understand your motivators and values and develop a sense of self so that you can find the role or shape your business to best fit with your skills and aspirations.

I work with humour, drive and sensitivity. Guided by my values of honesty, humour and humanity, I combine 25 years of work experience with NLP and coaching to help you transition into new ways of working. I can help you reduce stress levels, increase resilience and gain clarity on your future options and what is really on here.

For example, this client is now in his third year running a consultancy business which gives him the variety and challenge he wanted with the flexibility for family time which was an important motivator for him; "Overall, I found the process with Shirley to be very helpful, supportive and insightful. At my first session, I knew partly what I didn’t want from a job/career, but was unclear on what I did want. The sessions provided a platform to discuss my thoughts, ideas and jumbled views in a supportive, professional and totally confidential environment. I was at ease from the first few minutes and knew I could talk in total confidence and trust".

This client was struggling with lack of confidence and fear of success and overwhelm which was preventing him taking his business forwards; “I needed a kickstart to help me move forward with a second business, which had been languishing for a little while. In a couple of sessions, Shirley helped me to find some focus and unblock some of the barriers which had been holding me back. She helped me work on improving my confidence as well as making some key business decisions. Her insightful approach was of great benefit and I would definitely recommend her if you need help getting unstuck in your career or business”.

This corporate client was adjusting to a new organisational culture and a challenging management style. I helped her find fresh perpectives on her situation so she could find new strategies to deal with the everyday challenges of new environment and maintain confidence in herself and her abilities. "Shirley is an intelligent and thoughtful professional coach. She's inquisitive and rather than taking a standard "top down" / standard questions approach, her methods are more engaging and collaborative. Shirley has a substantial corporate experience and is versed in that world's inherent politics, which provides her with the informed platform to engage constructively and develop a deep relationship with her clients. I recommend her!"

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Services

One-off 60 minute coaching session via Zoom, Facetime or Phone. Great for someone new to coaching or wants to work on a specific problem or challenge such as interview preparation, confidence for a presentation, new skills e.g. managing a difficult person. £100.

A half day action oriented workshop style session designed to help you problem solve and create an action plan to deliver your goals. Includes a follow up 60 minute coaching session.  It is highly interactive, involving coffee and marker pens.  The outcomes are; high level action plan, identification and resolution of any blockages to your achievement, practical ideas for taking your objectives forwards. £395. Venue costs may be extra.

Six 60 minute 121 coaching session. Shape your goals, explore ways forward, problem solve.  Generate insights into how you can progress in your work, career or business. Grow in confidence in yourself and your abilities by recognising your strengths and values and how you can best use them in your work. Create a sense of purpose and direction for your future which will make your work more meaningful and rewarding. £795

The core package with the additional value of being able to access the Change Agent between sessions to share insights, challenges and successes.  Collaborate on CVs, job applications, presentations or work on issues “in the moment”.  The Change Agent will be available for hands on support and encouragement. £1,195.