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.