The First 90 Days
I coached a senior executive made redundant from a large company who had been criticised for her impact and presence despite having a terrific track record for exceeding targets. She was joining a new company and wanted to make sure her first 90 days were a success.

She lacked confidence and exhibited the symptoms of Imposter Syndrome as she was worried about “being found out”. She didn’t know how she got the job and felt as if she had to put on an act all the time. She wanted to be more statesmanlike in her new role but didn’t know how to deliver it. This meant that she held back in meetings and came across as being wooden. In addition, the nature of the last two years in her previous role meant that she projected the old company culture onto the new company.

I worked with her to clarify her new role and understand the company culture and what was expected of her. I helped her work out what kind of leader she wanted to be and the impact she wished to have. I worked with her to build her confidence so she could be statesmanlike but also true to herself.

Imposter Syndrome
I coached a newly promoted Managing Director in an SME who was unsure what kind of MD she wanted to be. She was good at the functional aspects of her role and had an excellent knowledge base for her job in which she was an expert.

However, once she was promoted a form of Imposter Syndrome set in and she was crippled by a fear of being found out and felt that she had got her position by being lucky. She felt unsure about her identity and what kind of leader she wanted to be. She had very little self-confidence and felt she lacked the diplomacy skills needed at senior level to have tricky conversations and think on her feet.

I worked with her to build up her confidence, successfully respond to challenges and work out her identity. She became able to manage the symptoms of Imposter Syndrome so that it receded and developed into a confident MD with positive impact.

Challenger Bank
Devised a coaching programme for senior level managers. The coaching was 1:1 and face to face.

A key coaching example was the transition to a new role for a recently promoted senior manager. Psychometric testing helped her understand her strengths/weaknesses. Coaching helped her identify what kind of manager she wanted to be and how she wanted her team to view her. Her issues were managing her former peers and influencing at board level.

As a result of the coaching, she gained better self-awareness, more confidence and developed her team to become more self-sufficient and adapted well to her new role. She was voted one of the top 20 employees out of 1,000 members of staff and has introduced a coaching approach with her team.

Leading University
I coached a senior university lecturer, both face to face and online, to manage a team through a period of change. Coaching skills helped her to motivate the team and to adapt to and accept the changes.

Military
Designed and implemented a scheme to pilot a coaching programme for twenty senior leaders; working with six other associates. The coaching was 1:1; both face to face and online. I coached five senior leaders. Key areas included: career transition to a promotion and the first 100 days in a new role.

I prepared a newly promoted leader for moving abroad to take up a new post. The coaching helped her prepare for the move by understanding and managing her strengths/weaknesses, clarifying her expectations and those of the organisation, identifying the challenges and developing solutions and building her confidence to handle her new status.

I coached a senior leader during the first few months in a new role. The coaching helped him establish his new identity, crystallise his vision and devise a means of implementing it.

Overall, the pilot coaching scheme has been so successful that coaching now forms part of the training programme within the British Army.

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“Catherine is a very effective coach who has helped me bring real clarity and purpose to my current role. Her questions are well chosen, thought provoking and lead to tangible outcomes. I have really enjoyed working with her and highly recommend her as a coach.”

Brig. Mike Butterwick

British Army

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Climate Scientist

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Senior Executive Coaching and Corporate Affairs Consultant

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Tonia Lovell

Former Chief Legal Officer Unilever & Non-Exec Director EY

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“Catherine has helped me unpick some complex team issues over a series of coaching sessions. Catherine’s balanced and structured approach has led to a series of simple, easy to achieve steps that have had a real impact on my working life. She has an ability to ask challenging questions whilst al…

Becca Chapman

Data & Performance Analysis Manager

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“She is experienced, observant, responsive and flexible with what shows up at the moment. She truly excels in powerful questions that allow the client to explore beyond current thinking.”

Zita Delevic

Professional Certified Coach Assessor & Former President of The International Coach Federation

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“Within 5 minutes Catherine had managed to give me not only a clear view of what steps I needed to take to pull myself out of the ‘spiral’ I’d got into, but also how to start shaping what I want to do going forward. Thank you so much.”

SM

Programme Manager - Management Consultancy

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“I am the current Director of a £1Bn plus recruiting business based within the public sector. I have been fortunate to meet Catherine through a mutual friend. The success of any coaching relationship is trust, mutual respect and understanding. The relationship that I have built up with Catherine …

John Matthews

Deputy Director Armed Forces Recruiting Programme