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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. There is more of us to go round and we are calm and alert. We have more resilience and presence, creativity and flexibility. We are more confident and effective leaders of ourselves and others. Unfortunately, most of us are just ploughing on; over thinking, overwhelming, over reacting and overworking ourselves. Our best self is buried under exhaustion and doubt.
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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.
What inspired you to start your own business?
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.
Why should our clients choose you?
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!"