About me

About me

I am a professional leadership coach and learning and development professional who helps individuals and teams get results. Our workplaces, organisational goals and personal priorities are ever-changing, and that can be terrifying. By working with me, we’ll navigate that challenge together whether that’s creating a more fulfilling work life for individuals or helping teams become truly high performing. Together we’ll deliver sustainable, long term impact for your organisation.

As an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coaching Federation, I work with a diverse range of individual and organisational clients from the private, public and charity sectors including household names – Action Aid, Breast Cancer Care and British Red Cross, and market-leading manufacturer – Gripple.

I work at all levels of an organisation, from senior leaders to non-managers.  I have extensive experience in supporting individuals through structural, cultural or personal change (such as promotion into director level or head of department roles or restructure) so that they can move forward positively and continue to deliver creative solutions by maximising their unique talents. Much of my executive coaching work involves working to build emotional intelligence – understanding our individual drivers and how these might play out in a professional context, and learning to adapt to increase individual and team effectiveness.

My approach is to quickly get to the core of what will enable change to happen. I focus on raising self-awareness through work around vision, strengths, working preferences, values and beliefs. I open up possibility for my clients through our transformational work together. These skills are also the bedrock of my success when designing and delivering larger workshops. I design thought-provoking, action-focused workshops which motivate participants to get results. On the day, I quickly put workshop participants at ease, creating a warm, positive atmosphere, conducive to learning.

I also work with private clients, often focusing on career change, or supporting those who run their own businesses, helping individuals create the career they want, that works for them and makes the most of their strengths and passions.

My 20 years of work experience includes five years as Learning and Development Manager at the international organisation VSO. In this role, I designed and delivered global learning programmes on a range of subjects, from performance management to leadership development and more, for a diverse range of employees based in over 30 countries. Prior to that I worked as a fundraising professional at leading UK charities, such as Breakthrough Breast Cancer (now Breast Cancer Now).  During this time I ran a diverse portfolio of fundraising campaigns, building relationships with a range of supporters – from business leaders to community groups – and running high-profile, financially successful fundraising events.

You may want to read my blog which covers subjects such as giving effective feedback and decision-making during change

I run workshops on a variety of topics including for employees navigating change and for self-employed people on a range of skills relevant to their success. Here is me talking about a branding workshop I ran with Jo Addison of Addison Communications.

 

If you are looking for excellent coaching, then look no further. Jen has years of experience and great skills. I learnt much from her over the years. I recently introduced a new mentoring programme for young people at the organisation I work for and Jen’s great coaching tips and techniques all came back to mind and came in very useful!

Jo Rhodes-Jaio

I’ve been in multiple group workshops hosted by Jen and enjoyed each and every one. Frequently inspires me to think outside the box in regards to my freelance work ethic and personal development. Highly recommended!

Tony Gibbs

Graphic Designer