Testimonials

“Having worked alongside Anne previously, I was delighted to have the opportunity to draw on her skills as an executive coach. I was very impressed at her ability to draw out the key issues from the situations I was facing, in ways that gave me new insights. Anne then brought in relevant models and tools that were highly relevant and helpful, with very practical application. Without question, Anne’s style, approach and expertise were highly effective. I would recommend her without hesitation.” Strategic Director for social care and education

“I attended an online coaching session with Anne to discuss how I feel my significant lack of confidence and a feeling of “imposter syndrome” was impacting upon the early stages of my career. Anne was fantastic, she created a safe space which made me feel comfortable to share openly my concerns and feelings. Rather than being given advice of what to do, Anne helps you reach the decisions yourself and I was surprised with just how much self reflection I did during the session. I’m very grateful to Anne and I very much look forward to another session. I couldn’t recommend Anne enough.”

“I have really valued the safe space to reflect on and problem solve work related issues, whilst developing myself and in turn my impact on the service. I have appreciated Anne’s style which I have found to be compassionate and flexible whilst also making sure the conversations are targeted. Every session has been valuable in enabling me to focus on what outcome is desired from the situational topic of the session and to take proactive, not reactive steps towards that outcome. Anne’s knowledge and experience of working as a leader in a complex public service environment was added value.” Assistant Director of Children’s Social Care

“Without question, Anne’s style, approach, and expertise were highly effective. I would recommend her without hesitation.” Strategic Director for Social Care and Education

“I received coaching supervision from Anne as part of my continuing professional development. I was undertaking a large volume of coaching with a range of clients during the COVID pandemic. I needed to ensure I was keeping adequate boundaries in place and achieving a balance between work and life. Anne helped me to reflect on what was important to me, providing the space and environment to do this. She is an astute and reflective coach supervisor who draws on relevant coaching models to help her supervisees clarify and make sense of their work and life.” Careers Consultant

“I wanted to say thank you for supporting me through the coaching sessions. I was successful in an application for an AD post recently and the work that we did through the coaching really helped me to move to a position where I felt ready to apply.”

“Anne’s coaching has been invaluable to myself during a time of both challenge as well as personal growth and development. Anne has helped me to make the best of these opportunities and to make sense of the challenges and wicked issues that have often been at the forefront of my mind, giving time for reflection as well as bring a clarity and focus. I would highly recommend Anne to anyone who is thinking about the benefits of a coach” Director of Adult Social Services and Commissioning

“Anne coached me over three months. I was a bit lost in regard to knowing where my steps should take me. Anne helped me look at the whole picture and myself with clarity – which enabled me to see more confidently my gifts and strengths in order to move into my next phase and employment.” ex- Head teacher

“Anne is extremely professional with a calm and measured approach who puts people at ease so that their best thinking can take place. I was really pleased with the approach and the way that Anne facilitated the session. So much so that I am applying the Time to Think principles in parts of the Organisational Development Programme for Trafford Council.” Angela Beadsworth, Acting Head of Workforce and Core Strategy

“Prior to the course, as a new middle leader, I had no expectations or preconceptions. However, as a course designed to challenge, develop and transform my thoughts on and ability to plan and organize meetings, my needs and expectations have been far surpassed. Needs were met that I had not even recognized as needs. The ideas and techniques were challenging at times but that they served to allow us to tackle challenging ideas and topics in great depth – something incredibly valuable. Thank you for giving me (us) the benefit of your skills and experience.” Tam Heeley-Cregan, Literacy Lead, David Nieper Academy

“Thank you very much for an enjoyable CPD experience. I especially valued the time given to experimenting with live issues which made me consider issues beyond the focus of holding meetings. It made me reflect upon how bottom-up teacher agency could potentially be an extremely powerful tool for school improvement, given the right set-up and cultural norms established in the Thinking Council.” Chris Ruddy, Head of Humanities

“The coaching session really made me reflect, and be honest with myself, about which direction I feel my career may need to take. Choice between easy/harder (unknown) options. My thoughts became clearer during the session and my feelings changed in a positive way because I felt happier that I knew what I wanted.”

“The sessions exceeded my expectations. Though I was looking forward to engaging with new theoretical concepts relevant to my role, I was dubious about 6 hours’ worth of CPD based around holding meetings! However, the time was filled really well with meaningful discussion and activities which for the most part I will be able to implement in order improve the quality of meetings held within the Humanities Faculty here at David Nieper Academy.” Chris Ruddy, Head of Humanities