Coach

As a coach, I work with people who want to make a positive change in their professional or personal lives, and in the wider world. I offer a safe, calm and welcoming space for you to delve deep, connect with your values, step into your full potential and make the impact you desire.

Coaching is an adventure and a journey of discovery, with fertile valleys, demanding climbs, and inspiring new perspectives. I will encourage, challenge and support you in the actions you take to reach your goals, whether you want to:

  • Live more purposefully
  • Find balance and fulfilment
  • Lead from your heart

Through our coaching partnership, you will gain space, clarity, confidence and growth.

I came to coaching through my interest in new ways to lead, which led me to experience the transformative power of an approach called Collective Leadership. I am now a co-facilitator of this programme, fulfilling my aspiration to help others benefit from the experience. We all have leadership strengths, and I work with people at all levels who want to contribute their unique talents to make a difference.

What’s involved

I coach my clients in person, or by video call or phone – and I’m happy to coach outdoors, in the natural environment, where people often find peace and inspiration.

My one-to-one coaching packages are flexible, designed with you to suit your needs and goals. A typical package consists of one-hour sessions every two weeks over 3-6 months, but can be shorter or longer. The coaching includes exercises and other helpful tools, and my support between sessions as needed.

Coach training

I believe in, and enjoy, lifelong learning, including two programmes I’m doing for coaches: The Coaches Training Institute’s renowned Co-Active® core curriculum, and Conversational Intelligence® for Coaches, with Judith Glaser. Both programmes offer a huge range of resources and insights. I use these, combined with my experience, to serve you in the best way I can.

I am a member of the International Coach Federation, which sets and upholds high standards for the coaching profession.

Getting in touch

If you would like to speak to me, or to have a complimentary sample coaching session, please contact me via my Contact Me page.

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

 

‘My coaching sessions with Alison gave me a safe space where I could discuss a range of challenges, issues and ideas about my life and career. I appreciated its holistic nature, considering work, family, fun, and ambition together and not as separate items, which had become my default. My biggest takeaway was how being kinder to myself and acknowledging when I did something well or achieved a goal could make me feel more balanced and reduce stress. She has helped me see a long-term view of my career and life, whereas I’d been trying to do “everything now” for a long while.’ – RA

‘Alison made me feel really comfortable right from the start, and I felt like it was safe for me to really open up to her. She listened very carefully to what I was telling her, and because she kept asking me the right questions, I quickly became aware of things I didn’t know about myself before. That helped me a lot in feeling more positive about what I was dealing with. She continued to guide me as I was trying to integrate these new findings, and together we put what I had learned into action. In a short time, change became more tangible. I thought it was a really nice experience, and I felt much better afterwards.’ – KH

‘I want to thank you for the coaching which I have found extremely helpful. I see an increase in my self-confidence and a stronger belief in my abilities. Your solid and supportive style, coupled with understanding when and when not to challenge me, was a perfect mix. It was my first experience of personal coaching and I will definitely come back for more.’ – JD