Executives are “knowledge workers, managers, or individual professionals who are expected by virtue of their position or their knowledge to make decisions in the normal course of their work that have impact on the performance and results of the whole." (From Peter F. Drucker’s seminal book on management, The Effective Executive)
Coaching is a personalised, one to one, learning & development process designed to improve the performance, confidence and resilience of leaders. My coaching clients are People Leaders and People Professionals who need an objective, experienced and confidential partner to explore their current challenges with. Coaching is about change, I work with clients to understand the change they want to make and provide support and challenge to help them achieve it.
Given the nature of a people leadership role it is perhaps not surprising that the challenges that I support with include strategic thinking, influencing skills, stakeholder management, managing culture and change projects, enhancing team performance, difficult relationships and career planning. In addition, work-life balance, professional resilience and emotional intelligence are often themes that arise throughout the coaching sessions.
I am fully qualified to level 7 by the ILM with a Certificate in Executive and Senior Level Coaching and Mentoring. I am a member of the Association for Coaching, The European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) and Coaching York. I am accredited at Practitioner level by the EMCC.
I work with People Leaders and People Professionals through corporate funded, three way, coaching contracts.
I work on an Associate basis to provide coaching and coach practice sessions in support of Leadership Development Programmes and Coaching Pools.
I work with a small group of experienced coaches to provide company funded Outplacement Support Programmes.
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I also work with privately funded individuals who are looking for expert support to make changes in their lives.
Justine provided me with terrific outplacement support and worked with me at the beginning stages of setting up a business. She is remarkably industrious and quick at making connections - between ideas and between people. Her strengths include making difficult challenges surmountable, and using her engaging interpersonal style to move conversations forward rapidly to key points and actions. Smart and enthusiastic, she is a delight to work with!
I am not a fan of talking about myself, but was made to feel comfortable immediately and soon realised that this was time for me to reflect on me, what I needed and wanted to achieve.
I learnt a huge amount, I am more confident, I know my worth and I am motivated to go and get what I want in my professional work life but also in my personal life.
I would highly recommend Justine.
It has been a really positive experience being coached by Justine. She has a lovely manner that teases the conversation out of you, even when you think there is not much to say!!!! The conversation is very natural and has helped me reflect on how I do things and why, with the aim of improving my personal and work performance.
Justine helped me to see the way through a very difficult time at work. Her ability to really listen to me gave me the space I needed to work through some of my issues and set my own plan of action. She brought a calmness and insights that really helped me relax and think clearly. I feel much better now I have a plan!
I found that the most valuable element of the coaching was the opportunity and space to reflect. Justine Is very talented at manoeuvring her coachee through several topics and this approach enabled me to visualise the issues clearer. Coaching has enhanced my approach to my role, making me think in a more rounded, less task focused, way.
Justine has a practical, no nonsense approach which is exactly what I needed at this time of change and reflection. Very empathetic and supportive but getting to the heart of the issues quickly to add the most and best value.
Justine was patient, understanding and insightful. She helped me to identify my challenges and own personal struggles, she coached me to really accept them and we worked together to create coping mechanisms, this has really helped me manage my emotions more effectively and now I am able to remain calm and not allow my emotions to take over.