“Prior to starting my coaching sessions with Helen, I felt overwhelmed with the amount of responsibilities and tasks I was trying to fit into the day. One of the major impacts that Helen’s coaching has had on me is the ability to make better and informed decisions. My lifestyle has improved so much that I have been telling my friends and family that I have reclaimed my life!”
“Throughout the sessions, Helen was very supportive in allowing me to set smaller goals I felt comfortable with in order to achieve the overall goal.”
“Employing Helen as an independent investigator worked well for us at a number of levels. Most obviously, effective investigations into complex cases require care, focus, and a thorough approach, which can be hard for a manager to deliver effectively around their day job. Beyond this, working with Helen has been the best way to ensure impartiality in cases involving an employee who had a less than straightforward employment history. An external investigator will be free of prior knowledge of any of the players or any previous interactions between employer and employee. The benefit is two-fold; in facilitating a fair assessment of the facts of the case and in being seen so to do. I find that resolution discussions with employees go far better when I can clearly demonstrate that the employer has done its best to ensure a truly fair and impartial investigation”.
A neutral outlook and excellent report writing skills
"Whilst we're all careful about spending outside the organisation, a well-scoped investigation, carried out swiftly can prove to be a very effective use of resource. Helen’s experience and approach ensured the investigation was carried out without delay, ensuring the investigation was completed in line with the brief and avoiding the confusion of scope-creep which can arise from using someone less experienced.
As an HR practitioner, I am always aware of the dangers of HR “oversteering” an investigation – I found that Helen listened attentively to the contextual briefing we gave her when she was engaged, and thereafter maintained a neutral outlook and examined the case on its merits. Helen’s report-writing is excellent and shows clearly how she draws inferences and conclusions from the evidence she has gathered during her investigation".
HR Business Partner, Kent
"Helen ran two meditation sessions for us as part of an important University week encompassing mental health awareness week. Both sessions were so well received, and staff gave excellent feedback about the quality of the sessions and the benefits to them personally. Helen was also a pleasure to deal with and we are hoping that we can have her back again very soon."
“I found the coaching sessions highly useful, particularly in focussing my efforts on specific areas, and being able to achieve the goals I set for myself under the guidance of my coach. Helen was able to lead conversations in the right direction and ensured I stayed on topic and ascertained solutions rather than talking over the problem without a potential resolution. I’ve always tended to try and ‘fix’ a number of things at once. More often than not this approach has proven unsuccessful because I was taking on too much at once, then it felt like I was failing when I couldn’t achieve everything I set out to. Working with Helen really showed how smaller, bitesize goals are not only more achievable, but also more sustainable in the longer term.”
“Helen provided a calm and assured approach, whilst being knowledgeable in the areas I felt I needed to develop to enable progression and ensure future success. Helen’s style of questioning and patient approach suited me well and enabled me to come up with some of the answers and solutions that will enable me to achieve positive action in the coming months and achieve my desired outcomes. The coaching sessions have helped ground me and take a step back from the busy day to day operational running of a complex organisation. On reflection, the sessions supported me to think how best to utilise the team and helped to shape alternative views and approaches through effective questioning.”
“Helen has been an invaluable source of information and support, helping me develop my thoughts around establishing personal development and career goals. She has helped me focus on identifying solutions to specific issues I have had with regard to management of staff, and performance in my own role. I have developed a greater understanding of what is important to me in terms of key areas in my life and the impact on me when this becomes out of balance… she has helped me work through what I can influence, and how I can motivate others.”