What my clients say...
"As CEO of a trade association, with a small team, I have a high profile but small resource in terms of strategy/business development advice. Caroline has enabled me to focus on challenges, past, current and future; think through my strategy, both short and long term and ensure that I am able to present my thoughts clearly and coherently to the Board and, more importantly, to myself” - Ruth Evans, OBE. CEO of the BFBi
"In starting a new executive role at the MAGB I had numerous challenges including moving to flexible working, home based and part time. Caroline's coaching in the first year proved invaluable in helping me see things from multiple angles and to successfully transition into the role. She helped me focus on delivering client needs while keeping my own life in check” - Dr Julian South, CEO Maltsters Association of Great Britain
Caroline's coaching was a breath of fresh air. She's insightful, challenging and supportive, and I found working with her to be enjoyable and energizing, which allowed me to think through new ways of coping with leadership issues I was facing. I thoroughly recommend Caroline as an executive coach to anyone in a leadership or managerial position. Madeleine Cassidy FRSA, CEO The Bobarth Centre
I have had three coaching sessions with Caroline. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, but I found the sessions incredibly useful, and it gave me the opportunity to look at things from a different angle. Our sessions have stayed with me, and I’ve put what we discussed into practice. Thanks Caroline! Vicky Stuart Associate Acoustic Consultant and National STEM coordinator at Atkins
I had three one-to-one coaching sessions with Caroline, covering the themes of organisational motivation and information flow strategy. I found that her experiences and observations on these subjects, and her combination of coaching, technical and business skills, were highly beneficial to both my working and academic environment. I would recommend Caroline to anyone thinking of engaging in a coaching session for helping with technically orientated business progression. Niall Pigott. New Product and Process Development Engineer, Agrigear, Ireland
I have had the great opportunity to be coached by Caroline since December 2018. Caroline’s approach and support has encouraged me to also do my own coaching qualification as I was able to see the power of coaching on myself. I have always been very ambitious, driven and competitive to some extent, which resulted in rapid career development and promotion to senior level. However, I often felt overwhelmed with the dynamics of fulfilling a senior role and not feeling grounded enough and good enough. Coaching helped me to become more grounded and to find my authentic self. Caroline has absolutely delivered in helping me to achieve this. Her inquisitive and non-judgmental nature guided and challenged me along the way, which also helped me to use reflective methods on a daily basis. I have learned a lot from Caroline and I she has certainly had a profound impact on my own professional development as well as my journey of becoming a coach myself and my coaching practice. Thank you, Caroline. Dr Christine Rivers, Co-Director Centre for Management Learning at University of Surrey Business School
I was fortunate enough to receive 3 executive coaching sessions with Caroline where we discussed various topics ranging from personal life to work life. The coaching sessions were a great experience for myself and Caroline was very easy to talk to as well as polite, courteous and professional. Caroline made me feel comfortable in sharing information and she did a fantastic job of helping me reflect on my strengths and weaknesses. I believe that Caroline's broad work experience and professional achievements enabled her to share her opinions with confidence and to pass on her knowledge where appropriate. Caroline was thorough and made sure that I understood what the topics we discussed were, how we should approach them and most importantly, reflecting on the outcomes. Following our coaching sessions I felt like I had developed both professionally and personally; feeling that I had gained a great deal from each session. I would highly recommend Caroline for further coaching sessions and wish her the best of luck in her future endeavours. Dan Marshall, Senior Engineer Advanced Manufacturing Aston Martin Lagonda
"When preparing for a step up into a management position in an unfamiliar field, Caroline's coaching was invaluable in allowing me to prioritise my thoughts and to develop an effective professional action plan. With her down to earth, pragmatic coaching style, Caroline helped me to focus on visualising the challenges to come, resulting in a smoother transition into my new role” - Dr Chris Rice, Business Development Manager at Arctec
'Caroline’s group coaching sessions have provided me with the insight to lead teams and manage projects in much smarter way than I used to do before. I would highly recommend Caroline’s knowledge and delivery of engaging sessions to anyone in a managerial capacity or business development role.' Dr Satinder Braar, Specifications Manager, Campden BRI
'Caroline is a wonderful coach. She is the ideal balance of warm, supportive and challenging. She has helped me think much more clearly about our strategic challenges, and how to approach them. She has also been invaluable in helping me to reflect about what and how I communicate as a leader, and increasing my self-awareness.
I highly recommend Caroline to anyone who is looking for an experienced and insightful coach.'
Janet Thorne, CEO Reach Volunteering
“We met Caroline at an exciting but chaotic moment in the first year of setting up a business. As an engineer and a scientist, we were so busy with day-to-day commitments that we were finding it hard to prioritise development of a longer term business strategy. Caroline’s unique business coaching style and broad scientific background, combined with her wealth of industry experience, has been invaluable for our early-stage company to develop. Her career as a woman in STEM industries continues to provide inspiration for us.” - Dr Cathy Rushworth Curran & Jack O’Byrne, Directors and Co-founders, Liquid Vision Innovation Ltd.
I have been lucky enough to benefit from a number of Caroline's pro bono sessions and have been won over to the benefits of having a coach. having been a bit of a sceptic about what an old dog like me could gain from coaching I accepted Caroline's offer after having been nominated by another CEO. It has been a real eye opener and has allowed me to get my head around around a number of topics during what is has been a challenging and unsettling time. I can thoroughly recommend Caroline, and if this is what coaching can bring will look at how I can get more as it has been a real benefit to my professional development. I am sorry my sessions are ending but I will happily pass on Caroline's details to other CEOs in my network. If you are thinking of dipping your toe in the coaching pool or you are seasoned coachee you couldn't ask for a better person to take you forward on your coaching journey . Thanks Caroline- Mark Freeman, CEO , CCVS
Caroline’s expertise is invaluable, her coaching style is very flexible and professional, she gives you all the tools to focus on your goals in an articulate manner and teaches you the methodology to develop within yourself and your role. – Meryem Ozbiloglu, Senior HR Manager, WorldSkills UK
“Moving between companies and from a non-management role to a role which involved managerial skills, Caroline’s expertise was invaluable for me to develop the necessary skill set I needed to make the move successfully.” Dr Hajo Roozendaal, Group Leader Analytical Beer and Beverage Analysis, Campden BRI