I started DESS in 2008 and completed the BSC ILM Level 3 coaching qualification in 2012.
Since qualifying I have worked successfully with a number of clients through 1:1 coaching. Coaching has enabled my clients to be solution focused and address issues and challenges that were of importance to them. I believe that these coaching sessions have empowered my clients and supported them in working towards an end goal. Feedback from my clients reflects this –
“I know that I have actions to do in a reasonable timeline, I don’t feel pressured as I feel I have set realistic targets”
“The coach did make me challenge my scaling, she made me realise I am not a zero!”
“The coach made me think of some of the barriers I could solve myself by making changes”
“An excellent session which made me feel empowered to solve my problems”
Coaching has also become an integral part of my leadership role and I use it regularly in team meetings and 1:1 line management or appraisal meetings.