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Testimonials

Fiona has been my executive coach since March 2015. She is without doubt an exceptionally talented coach, her active listening skills and attention to details are first class. She is very well educated on all the latest coaching techniques and can pinpoint development areas in a very short space of time with her clients. My accelerated development in my current role is very much attributed to the work that Fiona has done with myself. She is extremely articulate, prepares very well for all sessions and is well read on all leadership subjects. I particularly like that Fiona is always available to provide advice and support, this support has really helped my development as a leader, which is demonstrated in the feedback I have received from numerous colleagues.

 

Based on my personal experiences with Fiona, I also requested her support to deliver some team days with my management team, focussing on leadership, strategy and people engagement. These sessions have been invaluable to all members of my management team, and demonstrated perfectly Fionas abilities and skills to deliver exceptionally high quality focussed sessions to a multi-cultural executive management team. I cannot thank Fiona enough for her outstanding coaching, support and professionalism, I would have no hesitation in recommending Fiona very highly to any organisations or individuals who want to improve their people and delivery higher levels of performance.

 

D.Lythgoe

Operational Sourcing Director Europe

SCA Hygeine & Forest Products

 

Fiona has been my Executive coach since March 2016. The leadership challenges I was facing at the time included; how to prioritise more effectively, improving my work life balance, feeling over whelmed at times and having a lack of clarity around this, as well as getting a better understanding of my own leadership style and the impact I was having on my SLT and those working in the school. Fiona also supported me in managing and leading change in the school as well as developing my understanding of situation leadership and how I could be a much more effective leader.

 

Having the opportunity to talk my thinking through with Fiona has been invaluable. It can be quite lonely at the top and it has been very helpful and beneficial to have Fionas leadership coaching and guidance over the past 12 months. Fiona has helped me to find more manageable and realistic solutions to problems, to prioritise better and allow me greater focus and clarity as well as developing my leadership style so that I can be a better leader within the school. I am using the techniques that Fiona has taught me with my SLT and this I believe has made me a better and more rounded leader.

 

Fiona has also done some coaching and development work with my SLT. As a result of Fionas coaching and development support I have a much more productive and cohesive team. They have really benefited from working with Fiona and they are now much more of a high performing team.

With Fionas on going coaching and leadership development support I believe both myself and the team can only get better and continue to improve both individually and as a SLT.

 

C.Hopkins

Head Teacher

Anglesey Primary Academy

 

I have been lucky enough to work with Fiona at The Insightful Coach Consultancy. Her coaching, insight and recommendations have been invaluable in helping me develop aspects of my leadership approach and my team. She has made me think and problem solve in a much improved way.

 

Sarah-Jane Howitt

Business Development and Marketing Director, Partner

Weightmans LLP

 

"Fiona has been my coach since January 2015. I am Head of a large diverse team who are dispersed across three sites. I have numerous demands on my time and I wanted to develop my leadership skills with challenges that took me out of my comfort zone. I also wanted to increase my resilience thus reducing my personal stress and pressure levels whilst getting the best from my team and supporting my peers. Fiona has an extremely refreshing approach to coaching. She quickly helped me unravel the various complexities in my working environment and to see things with more clarity.

She identified different tools and techniques to work with which helped build my resilience, improved my personal stress and pressure levels while increasing my influencing skills. My confidence has grown enormously, to the extent that I have successfully presented at various international forums, something I would previously deliberately avoided. I continually use the tools, techniques and approaches Fiona recommended to me. I am much more confident and as such I approach things with an I can attitude rather than a can I one. Life is much better as I have greater self esteem and know my capabilities.

 

Jackie Pomroy

Head of Supply Chain

South of England Procurement Services

 

I have had the pleasure of working with Fiona both as a peer (at The Co-operative) and as a subsequent supplier. Trusted to deliver and she does just that. Excellent people skills, organised, pragmatic, insightful and adaptive. I would recommend her as a Coach (at all levels), Facilitator and Trainer.

 

Nicola Russian

People Development Manager

Co-operative Food

 

Fiona's coaching was invaluable to me during the first year of my role of Head of Information Systems. She was professional, enthusiastic and knowledgeable throughout the period we worked together and her coaching helped me enormously in developing my leadership skills as I quickly realised that my technical ability would only get me so far in my new leadership role. The coaching gave me the confidence and ability to lead the team as well as help me identify opportunities in which I could grow and develop as a leader. I was fortunate that my change in role coincided with Fiona's time at Weightmans and her support was invaluable from the perspective of my personal development.

 

Stuart Whittle

Business Services Director

Weightmans LLP