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Caroline Doran

Caroline Doran

Supporting women to thrive through periods of transition, change and growth

Location: Bedfordshire

Year Qualified: 2019

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"When I started working with Caroline, I had lost my confidence and wasn’t sure what my path was any more. In a very short space of time, she made me believe in myself again and helped me to work out what my priorities were. Since then I have re-evaluated things, changed my job, got my confidence back and feel like the old me again. Caroline played a massive part in this and I am so grateful that I got to work with and learn from her."

Nikki, manager, national UK charity

"When I started coaching with Caroline, I was just back from mat leave and had been unsuccessful in applying for a promotion. I felt unsure about where I wanted to go with my career and what my ambitions were. I felt frustrated and couldn’t work out what was holding me back. I thought that this was because I lacked direction. Through our sessions, I came to realise the issue was actually around feeling negative and with a limited view of my strengths, potential and power. Now I feel focused but not in the way I was expecting – for me, it’s not about having a final destination or clear path. I feel energised and enthusiastic about being open to opportunities and exploring new things. I think at the core of this is reconnecting with my self-belief. "

Dulcie, senior manager, national UK charity

"Over the 12 week programme [Thriving Leaders Group Coaching Programme], with Caroline’s calm guidance and education, and with support from a wonderful group of women, I gained the knowledge and tools to help me be my best. I am now using these tools virtually every day for personal reflection and to help me build and grow my leadership and career."

Laura, senior manager, national UK charity

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    Coaching Qualifications

    • Certified One of Many Women's Coach, One of Many

    Professional Background

    I have over 15 years’ leadership experience in large UK charities. My specific expertise was in leading large-scale, complex, transformational change programmes. For example, in 2015, I successfully delivered the highest strategic priority for Cancer Research UK: the transition of the London Research Institute into the Francis Crick Institute (600+ staff, 50 research labs), working across multiple internal and external stakeholders, in a complex legal framework and within stretching deadlines.

    Using my expert programme management skills combined with a commitment to collaboration, I have been able to successfully navigate challenging change projects, both as an employee and as a change management consultant.

    In 2017, I set up my own business in order to deliver impact to a wider number of non-profit organisations. I have built a successful change management consultancy and coaching business in a short period of time.

    I am passionate about supporting organisations, teams and individuals to thrive through change and uncertainty. I have worked with organisations such as Cancer Research UK, British Heart Foundation, WaterAid, Mental Health Foundation, Independent Age, Christian Aid and the Royal Society of Chemistry.

    What drew you to coaching?

    Not so long ago, I was exhausted, overwhelmed and on the verge of burnout. I was working endlessly and felt like nothing was ever enough. I felt guilt for not being present for my kids. I felt guilt for not being able to solve all of the problems I was faced with at work. I felt not good enough on any front.

    In 2017 I had a wake-up call that jolted me out of this reality. This was not the life I wanted to live. This was not the role model I wanted to be for my daughters.

    My life now is unrecognisable from that time a few years ago. What I have learnt since has developed within me a deep passion to support other purpose-led women – women who care deeply and give generously – to be able to make their difference in the world and thrive. Because if we are exhausted, depleted and unhappy, we cannot have the impact we dream of having. And making a difference in the world doesn’t need to come at this huge cost.

    Through my individual and group coaching programmes, I support ambitious, purpose-led women to step out of overwhelm, build a clear vision for their future and establish the foundations that will allow them to have the impact they desire whilst thriving, not merely surviving.

    Fee Structure

    Hourly Rate: £100 – £200

    12-week group coaching programme, 8-12 women: £597 per person

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