Personal Coaching Testimonials
I feel a lot calmer, happier and content with myself, I cannot recommend Kim highly enough
After our first session together I felt completely different, I left feeling more peaceful, and very optimistic and inspired that I could create change for myself and finally had some easy to use strategies to use to help myself. The benefits I felt after that first session have stayed with me since. I feel a lot calmer, happier and more content with myself. I can’t recommend Kim highly enough!
I am now able to look forward to moving my life ahead without too much excess mental baggage and in a far better state of mind
Working with Kim was not at all what I expected; it was both far more difficult and far more rewarding than I had anticipated. During our time together Kim remained focused on why we were there and helped me understand what I really wanted and not just dealing with the cancer but the issues around it and the other areas of my life that had caused obstacles and blockages preventing me from reaching what was important to me.
As a natural cynic perhaps I would not have engaged in this process had I not seen previous successes in this field. Having now been through this, I would now also class my own experience, very definitely as a success. I have now passed a critical stage in my cancer treatment thanks to my doctors; and am now able to look forward to moving my life ahead without so much excess mental baggage and in a far better state of mind.
I found working with Kim enlightening and personally rewarding and would recommend her to anyone but would also recommend seeing Kim before waiting for something nasty like cancer to strike first.
Wow, I feel so much more happier and less stressed. I have learnt I don't have to be perfect and to be honest that is a great relief!
Wow I feel so much more happier and less stressed. I still have a busy job but with Kim’s help, I have learnt how to manage my time effectively and get more done in less time. I have learnt that I don’t have to be perfect and to be honest that is a great relief.
I was cynical at first about seeing Kim, but I am so glad I did because her help has been invaluable. Even my boss commented on my improved mood.
Kim helped me have a break through - I'm a different person and a much happier version of myself
I’ve been struggling with a family situation for quite a few years when I reached out to Kim. Her punctuality and transparency – discussing my expectations, setting a goal, arranging the next step – convinced me that I’m in good hands. With her guidance I went through a serious transformation and I managed to achieve a break through. Without Kim’s support, practical tools and positive attitude, I wouldn’t be where I am right now.
I’m a different person and a much happier version of myself. I’m ever grateful for all the help I got from Kim.
Executive Coaching Testimonials
I would recommend Kim to anyone who spends any meaningful time away from the office
Kim has a very engaging style and ability to challenge your behavioural patterns in a very constructive way. Her evidence based coaching suggestions and practical interaction provides clear evidence of her experience in the field.
The coaching was particularly useful because it balanced quick win actions which enabled positive returns to be seen at an early stage, which I found motivating, balanced with longer term suggestions. I found the structured timetable and action plan that followed the meetings to be particularly useful as it kept the actions at the forefront of the mind in the short term.
I feel a greater sense of control on the workflow management and can see that the team is more engaged as a result of the changing the approach to delegation to place more of a coaching element to it.
Pete Smith, Investment Consultant
I have learned to see a new side of myself, one which I knew was there all along but didn’t really understand fully
Our coaching sessions have made me think very hard about myself, how I come across to others, and with some work will result in some real improvements in my work in the near future. I have learned to see a new side of myself, one which I knew was there all along but didn’t really understand fully, I would recommend Kim to anyone really, you don’t know about yourself what you don’t know.
John Worthington, Associate
I’ve found my time working with Kim extremely productive and she’s really helped me explore and more importantly put into action ways of improving performance.
Kim’s style as a coach is an approachable one based on offering insight, not focused on ‘telling’ but on gaining an understanding of an individual’s character and role requirements and suggesting approaches that could improve development areas.
Working with Kim has helped me make my time working with others more productive through better structuring of interactions and also identifying methods to enabling reports improve their own performance. Crucially this has taken the form of practical approaches that have been relatively easy to implement as opposed to theoretical solutions. This in turn has allowed me to dedicate more of my time to strategic and business development and operate on a more proactive basis.
I would recommend Kim to anyone who is interested in improving their approach and performance within their job role. I think people are often aware they have areas where they are less strong than others, but often don’t get around to doing anything about it. I believe Kim can assist a great deal in this regard.
Martin Willis, Pension actuary
Kim certainly delivered by helping me to understand how I can adjust my actions to provide greater influence on others
My aspirations for my coaching sessions were that Kim’s experience, coupled with her knowledge of neuroscience, would provide me with unique insights and a fresh perspective to my professional life.
Kim certainly delivered by helping me to understand how I can adjust my actions to provide greater influence on others in a constructive way using question thinking. Her tips, recommendations of useful source materials and everyday tools have transformed my approach.
I am already seeing great results as I apply these new techniques to my colleagues and clients.
Marc Spurling, Head of Analytics and Liability
I have come away from my coaching sessions with Kim with a much clearer picture of what I need to be doing
Kim has been a great help to me in my development. I have come away from my coaching sessions with her with a much clearer picture of what I need to be doing and helping me clarify what I should be focussing on. She has also given me confidence in my strengths and helped me to better articulate what these are and how they can be used to benefit the firm. I would not hesitate to recommend her.
Will Bennett, Associate
Kim is incredibly talented natural coach with an excellent communication and listening style
My coaching sessions with Kim were mainly focused on career coaching and how to achieve the vision I have for my career and thinking through how to manage my current situation while still pursuing a new one.
Kim sees the best in people and helps build a plan for how to align your strengths and passions to your chosen career. Kim’s knowledge and experience in neuroscience allows her to find ways that will change your actual thinking and approach situation which allows for a real shift in thinking (the “aha” moment).
I would definitely recommend Kim if you are trying to progress in your career or looking for a new challenge.
Amardeep Sitara, Head of IT
I wish I had seen Kim sooner!
Aided by a comprehensive 360 review Kim increased my awareness of my blind spots and explained how some simple changes to my behaviours could make me and my team more effective. Performance improvements were quickly noticed and there was greater cohesion. I wish I had seen Kim sooner!
John Lawton, Senior Actuary
I would recommend Kim to any senior person with aspirations to get to the next level or to continue to improve
I found Kim really easy to work with. As an executive coach, she knows that we are busy, experienced professionals whilst able to deliver sometimes difficult messages and motivate action and change. Nothing was particularly surprising, which is a good thing – the course, the coaching and 360 feedback combined confirms what I suspected was true but has given me the impetus to improve, rather than accept the status quo. Kim has motivated me to improve.
I will take a more structure approach to commercial management, problem solving and take more time to support junior team and support team.
Danny Wong, Head of Risk Management
It is clear Kim has vast experience and she has so many handy little tips and information sheets she has shared with me
I have learned that I need to slow down a bit and consider all options before I simply run with something. This is in my nature but I need to bring others with me, try not to micro manage the team and let them work at their pace to provide input to the team. I need to adapt my style so that I ask open questions, rather than be a “question within an ask”. Not everyone is as motivated as me and I need to understand this and try to let people work as they want. I find this hard but it is something I will work on. I am also working to understand each character in the team better so I have a different style for each person. Kim has given me different ways of analysing situations and these tools will be really helpful going forwards.
I am more relaxed and I am enjoying working with others again (I had been struggling, for lots of reasons). Through my talks with Kim I have managed to adapt the way I work and readdress my expectations of others. This is not to say I am letting people be “slack” I am just working in different ways to try and bring each person out by working to their strengths and discussing how they want to proceed with a task.
I would definitely recommend Kim to someone else. I asked for Kim as my mentor as I had attended a group session with her as part of some Associate training and I was pleased she was able to be my coach. I like the fact that Kim can analyse and understand a situation and then make really useful suggestions based on this. Having worked here for 17 years and done well, I am probably a bit blinkered (even if I try not to be), and it was refreshing to speak to someone like Kim, who is calm and analytical, to discuss areas I can work on. It can be hard to self-analyse based on other’s opinions, and then accept this, and I really liked the way Kim approaches this. She is honest in a positive way, which helped me and I know would put others at ease.
It is clear Kim has vast experience and she has so many handy little tips and information sheets she has shared with me, and it is obvious she has taken the time to look into all of the feedback she received about me to understand the situation. Kim was also happy to share some ideas about the development paper I wrote, even though this was probably not part of the process for her, and I appreciated her taking the time to do this and make positive suggestions. 10/10 from me! Thanks.
Ian Jones, Client Manager
Kim has helped me dig deep into the way I work and identify areas for development and real world strategies to support them
What I really appreciated about Kim’s style was her honest, straight talking approach, while at the same time making me feel comfortable to explore my personality out loud. As someone who considers themselves to be introspective, my sessions with Kim have been by far the most productive moments of self-examination I have spent during my career.
I would recommend Kim to anyone looking to develop the aspects of their personality which are important for success.
Peter Daniels, Senior Investment Manager