About me

Hi, I’m Jen and I’m a leadership coach. I help leaders and managers boost their confidence, skills and resilience so they can go on to create a successful and balanced work life.

Heading up a team in today’s organisations can be a tough gig – balancing the needs of your team with delivering against challenging objectives. It requires today’s managers to have a tool box filled with the skills to help them inspire, influence, and get the job done.

I provide 1-1 leadership coaching and management development programmes designed to help managers and leaders build on their strengths, get out of their comfort zones and develop new approaches for the every day, and the extraordinary, work challenges.

My clients finish my programmes feeling energised, resilient and focused, with a fully kitted out, high-spec tool box!

With twenty years of work experience, I know what it’s like to lead a diverse team, to manage team members at a distance and, as a former fundraising events manager, to deliver on ambitious targets in a competitive environment. I also know how it feels to land in a role where you don’t think you’ll thrive, to lead a team through a restructure and to return to work after maternity leave. All of which helps me truly understand many of my clients’ experiences.

And if it’s qualifications you are after…..

I’m accredited to Professional Certified Coach level with the International Coaching Federation which means I’ve over 750 coaching hours behind me and hundreds of hours of coach-specific training in team coaching, career coaching and leadership coaching with a variety of tutors. It also means I abide by the ICF’s strict code of ethics and have regular group and 1-1 supervision to ensure I continue to add tools to my own tool box as a coach. I worked as an in house learning & development professional for 5 years before setting up my own business where I designed and delivered leadership development, performance management and culture change programmes, learning so much about how organisations work!

I’d love to talk about what you can achieve through coaching, so do get in touch to talk about a programme for you, or your team, today.

Kind Words

Working with Jen is always a combination of fun and purpose. I find we achieve a lot, and yet time flies as we’re also enjoying working together, co-creating solutions and turning ideas into action. Jen achieves this through strengths in both her mind set and her skill set – and I admire leaders who have, and know how to apply, both. As  a coach, Jen gives clients the chance to think and also encourages them to act, and flexes her style depending on her client. A pleasure to work with , and someone I’d endorse strongly.

Bob Hughes

CEO, The Forton Group

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I started sessions with Jen to provide a supportive space to think about the bigger picture and reflect on the year’s work. My sessions have been fun, thought provoking and have directly impacted on the way I develop my business. Jen’s motivating and positive approach helped me gain new insight, drive and confidence.

Becky Rice

Researcher

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Sessions with Jen are fantastic! I always felt I came away from each session having been really understood, supported as well as challenged with clear actions to help me move forward in a positive way. Have recommended her to many a friend  already and would certainly look to have future coaching sessions with her.

Becky Mursell

Freelance Photographer – previous Schools Engagement Officer at VSO

Scroll down to read client testimonials and case studies, or drop me an email using the form below to arrange a free, no obligation discovery conversation about your challenges and how I can help.

You may want to read the coaching case of Jude who heads up a team in a global organisation. Below are a selection of my articles and blogposts which cover subjects such as giving effective feedback and decision-making during change.

 

Recent clients include household names Action Aid, Breast Cancer Care and British Red Cross, international organisations CAF Bank, Orbis and VSO, award-winning manufacturer Gripple, and from the public sector, The Department for Education. 

Jen worked with my team, delivering a excellent international team building and leadership development programme for managers from a range of different countries. Her approach was incredibly professional, bringing in great experience of working with international teams. Her understanding of different cultures was great and the programme Jen delivered was creative, considered and inspiring. I’d gladly recommend Jen to others looking for support in building international teams capability to work together. Thanks Jen
Michael Mapstone

Director of International, Charities Aid Foundation

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 work ethic and personal development. Highly recommended!

Tony Gibbs

Graphic Designer