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, 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 space for what really matters
  • Lead from your heart
  • Make the difference you desire for the world

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

I came to coaching through my search for more human and sustainable ways to inspire, engage and connect people. This led me to experience the transformative power of an approach called Collective Leadership. I moved on to co-facilitate this programme, fulfilling my aspiration to help others benefit from the experience. We all have leadership strengths, and I work with people who want to contribute their unique talents and really 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 lifelong discovery.   I am a Co-Active® Coach, having completed CTI’s renowned, 104 hour-long, core Coach Training Programme.

I am also trained in Conversational Intelligence® (C-IQ). I am a Conversational Intelligence® for Coaches Enhanced Skill Practitioner, having been through the C-IQ immersion programme led by the late, great, Judith E Glaser.

Both development 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

 

‘Alison Maitland … has been an amazing coach during 2019. She’s made me listen to all the positive noises and take note of our achievements at times when it all becomes too much. Can’t 🙏 her enough and also hugely recommend her 🌟.’ – Dana Denis-Smith, CEO, Obelisk Support, and Creator, First 100 Years project, writing on LinkedIn.

‘I found Alison’s coaching sessions to be a safe oasis in which I could work on personal and career development in a holistic manner as I prepared to take on a much bigger leadership role.  Alison took the time to help me uncover what is most important to me and how my purpose connects to the work I do every day.  We did several visualization exercises that helped to change the lens on how I looked at certain things.  Over the course of several months I felt more aligned and surer of my strengths and impact.  The sessions helped me work on being more present at work and conscious of connecting with my colleagues rather that just “doing” leadership. I highly recommend Alison’s coaching for those that are seeking greater levels of self-awareness, purpose and impact.’ – Sara Murray, Executive Director, Executive Programmes EMEA, The Conference Board

‘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 open up to her. She listened very carefully, and  her feedback and questions helped me dig deeper and discover the things that matter most to me. I learned a lot about myself and that helped me feel more positive about what I was dealing with. Together we put what I had learned into action and in a short time change became more tangible.  Thanks to her I can look back on the past six months and feel really proud of all the progress I’ve made. I am lucky to have had her as my coach.’ – 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