Boundary setting, Career, Confidence, Executive coaching, Imposter syndrome, Leadership & developing executive presence, Life coaching, Purpose and values, Self-compassion, Transition to a more senior role
Helping you to face risk, uncertainty and emotional exposure with courage and clarity, so that you can be brave with your life.
Year Qualified: 2013
Areas of Expertise
I turned to coaching in search of greater clarity and focus during a period of flux in my life. I was lucky enough to work with Melissa, who was kind and patient from the outset; working with me to break things down into manageable goals. Through a series of quality conversations and a couple of exercises (which felt very natural), she not only helped me address the immediate challenges I was facing, but also helped me to re-frame some deep lodged perceptions that had been clouding my view. Her genuine passion for coaching is evident, but it’s Melissa’s naturally inquisitive nature to understand the individual that makes her an excellent coach.
Anna - Marketing Manager
Melissa is a highly skilled coach and facilitator. Her passion for this work is palpable! Vicarious learning from the reflections we shared in our amazing group of women I thoroughly enjoyed all of this course from the preparation to our fantastic Thursday morning Zoom calls. My knowledge and skills have increased significantly over programme. I have grown personally and professionally. I am now on my journey to become a daring coach!
Michelle - Coach
Having worked with Melissa, I have realised the value and significance of talking and thinking together, authentically and skilfully, which has been a very real source of competitive advantage and organisational effectiveness in my business. I would not hesitate to recommend Melissa, if you want gain clarity of thinking and to develop a greater awareness of yourself and your intentions.
Nathan - CEO
Areas of ExpertiseBoundary setting, Career, Confidence, Executive coaching, Imposter syndrome, Leadership & developing executive presence, Life coaching, Purpose and values, Self-compassion, Transition to a more senior role
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- Certificate in Executive Coaching and Mentoring - Institute of Leadership and Management
- MSc in Coaching and Behavioural Change - Henley Business School
- Senior Practitioner with the EMCC
- Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator - Brené Brown
I am an accomplished learning and development professional, with over 25 years’ experience across several industries in the public and private sector.
In the latter part of my career my focus has been on leadership development and coaching. I am passionate about the use of client-centred coaching both with individuals and teams to help them realise their potential and reach their goals. I am committed to the use of coaching conversations to help create cultures of empowerment and self-reliance.
I am also a huge fan of the work of Dr Brené Brown and following that passion, in 2019 I trained with her to become a Certified Dare to Lead Facilitator. I now use this work to support people to develop their courage-building skills.
What drew you to coaching?
I first came across coaching as part of my organisational role back in 2012, at that time I had no idea of the journey I was starting. Coaching has become my passion, as I have seen and experienced personally the transformations that can happen through a coaching partnership.
My clients tell me that when they work with me they really value the space and time to think things through with a thinking partner, a luxury they often struggle to find elsewhere in their lives.I have always believed in the brilliance and potential of people and I find that coaching is a powerful way to uncover that brilliance and realise that potential.
I work with my clients to develop their courage-building skills, supporting them to face risk, uncertainty and emotional exposure with courage and clarity, live into their values, create and deepen connections in relationships and learn and grow from the failures, setbacks and disappointments that are inevitable when we are brave with our lives.
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