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I help businesses and senior executives achieve more. Identify what you really want and get there faster.

Frequently Asked Questions

Should a coach have a background in my industry?

I recommend clients choose a coach with experience and qualifications in their area of coaching expertise; not necessarily industry experience. In fact, I find it better to know nothing about your organisation, as it allows me to ask all the naive – and challenging – questions. A lack of assumptions only strengthens the process.  

What’s the difference between a coach, a mentor and a consultant?

A consultant tells you what you’re doing wrong, how you should change, and sometimes makes the change for you. A mentor is a successful person in a role you aspire to. Their job is to show you how to get to where they are. A coach guides behavioural change – they listen and they teach. 


Do I need an external coach if we already have one internally?

Successful coaching relies on trust and objectivity. Consider whether an honest and open conversation can happen between an employee and a representative of their company. 

What happens at a chemistry meeting?

This is an opportunity to find out if we click. We’ll discuss what you’re looking for from the coaching relationship, clarify your issues and desired outcomes, confirm confidentiality, and agree on any no-go topics. 

Do you have a particular model of coaching you use?

No, I use a variety of methods, which I tailor to your issue. From my background in how people learn, I believe everyone is different and need different techniques to help them learn effectively.


While I always respect the confidentiality of my clients, a few have granted me permission to share their thoughts.

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