Praise

Thanks for all your help and kindness, I was grateful for your honesty, support, encouragement and was that much better for it

Director of the Board, NatWest

Sharon has had a hugely positive influence on my life. My confidence has gone from a 3 to an 8. Whenever I leave here I feel brilliant, enthused and excited. I feel like I could take on the world!...... My sessions with Sharon have been priceless - I feel like a different person. I can’t thank her enough!

Lesley, Head of Finance, Hugo Boss

I would highly recommend Sharon, she is very easy to work with. I have felt at ease in being honest and open with Sharon in a way which I don’t display to a lot of other people. I understand now the link between the way I act, behave and react in certain situations.

Lee, Post Office Business Partner

You bring a friendly, very intelligent and insightful approach….. you were not afraid to challenge and ask probing questions and you unraveled the real issues from the frustrations

Mike, Manager, Atkins

I found working with Sharon was an invaluable experience. She took the greatest care to share her insights in order to help me make structured changes to my work. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for a caring, approachable coach.

Yvette Jane, Coach

Sharon has a quality of listening that has proven to be life changing, she has elegantly guided me to recognise the truth of who I am and offers real support as I continue my journey.

Jan Collis, Holistic practitioner

Sharon Baker

Our Coaching Approach

 

Rarely do we give ourselves the time and space to sit back and think, to get clear on where we are and where we want to be. Often we are doing well, but with increased clarity about ourselves and our direction, we can do brilliantly! Within a coaching relationship, you are able to take a step back and unravel issues which can lead to greater clarity and much more focused actions.

Our conversations are driven by you, as we believe, given the right conditions, you are the only person who truly knows what is right for you. We listen deeply and reflect back your ways of thinking. Using various tools, techniques and processes, together we challenge this thinking to reveal what is really true, often uncovering ingrained assumptions and beliefs that may actually have held us back for years. When these limitations are seen and overcome, our views about ourselves and the world can be transformed. Living within this clearer reality, we can become more relaxed, decisions can be easier and authentic behaviour naturally flows.

What We Offer and What You Get

 

We offer business coaching and leadership development for individuals and teams to help you bring out the very best in yourself or your employees. Coaching has become a recognised vehicle for leaders to accelerate results and optimise their performance.  We help clients achieve tangible results within large organisations like BAE Systems, NatWest, the Post Office, Hugo Boss and small to medium sized media and creative agencies.

Individual coaching typically takes place once a month with 2 hourly sessions. We particularly enjoy working with CEO’s of medium sized companies and managers in transition roles.

We design transformational team coaching packages to your brief. Team coaching will improve engagement, efficiency and communication. Our feedback is that teams are left feeling energised, knowing their direction and are able to work better together.

From our experience in media agencies and the event industry we run individual presentation and media coaching. 

Coaching increases focus, self awareness and confidence. It engenders honest communication because people generally are more open as they become more relaxed and accepting of themselves.  We have seen incredible effects on confidence, productivity and enjoyment – and improved management skills.

Needless to say, we love it! 

 

About Sharon Baker

Sharon is qualified to MA level as a coach with 20 years of experience in personal development and corporate communication. Before becoming a coach, she delivered employee engagement videos for leading award winning communication agencies and advertising agencies for organisations such as BT, NatWest, O2, Coca-Cola, Sainsbury’s, Aviva, BAE systems, National Grid, Rio Tinto and many others. She understands the challenges faced by leaders and employees within organisations large and small and she is totally inspired by the opportunities to support and help deliver real change. She has spent years coaching CEO’s and board level executives on presentation skills and leading group training in media and communication skills.

She has a Psychology degree, a diploma in NLP and a degree in Fine Art. Her career as a sculptor and ‘live artist’, where she has created bodies out of bread and meat for PR launches and TV, allows her to bring oodles of creativity to the coaching relationship. This combination of business experience and creativity enables her to see challenges from different perspectives and she encourages clients to free up their thinking to effect radical change.