What My Clients Are Saying
I turned to Kelly for support on the back of a recommendation and it was a great decision to do so. At the start of my coaching, I felt that I had lost a bit of spark and was a bit rudderless in terms of what I wanted to achieve in my career going forwards – I guess you could say I had a mini crisis of confidence.
We are nearly at the end of our coaching engagement and I’ve just accepted an offer for a fantastic new position. The work we did in our coaching helped me choose my next career step that is aligned with my strengths, personality and interests, and I feel very confident that this is the right direction for me.
Kelly uses a great mix of being non-judgmental but also to challenge your thinking and I always felt energised and more positive following our sessions. The tools and tips she has given me have been invaluable and I will definitely continue to use them to help support my development. I’d highly recommend working with Kelly.
Kelly is a fantastic coach and helped me to really boost my confidence in how I work. She gave me tools and tips to really hone in on what I needed to do to be a better colleague, manager and job share partner.
During the coaching period, I specifically achieved:
– Opportunity for focused attention on me – something I tend not to do
– More confidence in speaking up and presenting
– More confidence in general of my abilities
– More confidence as a manager and job share partner
– More satisfaction outside of work
– Better understanding of what I want from work, my role, my career aspirations
– Belief in myself and being kinder to myself
What I’ve learned from Kelly will stay with me and I’ll continue to use the techniques and templates she’s shared with me.
Thank you so much, Kelly!
I find it so easy to talk to you and you really help me see things in a different way. Also, you make me feel like I can do anything, like my own personal cheerleader which is amazing.
I engaged with Kelly after she was recommended to me by a friend. She quickly understood what kind of issues I was dealing with and talked me through those issues so that I could approach them from a different perspective.
She is clearly experienced in recognising the common problems senior managers/directors have to deal with and can provide them with a variety of advice, tools and techniques from which they can arm themselves more effectively to address their problems. Her guidance and coaching helped me see the problems in context and helped me develop a plan to deal with them in such a way that dealt with them in a sustainably.
Furthermore, her guidance is always watchful of the work/life balance and ensures that is repeatedly considered in your personal planning.
Kelly is fun to work with; even though we only ever met on a video conferencing application, I felt we developed a trusted relationship where I could be totally open. She is generous with her time and I would certainly recommend her services.
Kelly literally changed the course of my own coaching journey. Her calm clarity was just what I needed and came at just the right time. She has a wonderful listening presence and a lot of wisdom which unlocked something important for me and which I find of continuing real value. Kelly helps me to look at difficult things in an analytical way, always asking the right, incisive questions!
The point at which I began working with Kelly I was very much at the worst point in terms of the impact my crisis of confidence was having on my sense of self. I had not been able to step out and observe some of the negative behaviours and attitudes I was displaying as a result of feeling I had “failed” during the recruitment process I experienced, despite securing the role!
I have moved on completely from the concerns and ways of thinking that were holding me in a space of worry and mistrust in my abilities. I have also stopped defining my ability based on the worst of my work, and am more focused on reflecting on the majority of my work, which is good!
Kelly’s approach is cohesive and consistent, and I feel this has been invaluable throughout. Particularly as I may not be coming to each session necessarily in a consistent “head space” myself, or may want to bring quite varied discussion points.
It really has been so impactful and incredibly far-reaching, and the more that impact embeds into my approach the more it feels automatic to use Kelly’s techniques and exercises.
Kelly has worked miracles for me. I had come to an impasse, where my work was pulling me in lots of different directions and I was struggling to work out what I wanted to do next, let alone articulate it. Working with Kelly has enabled me to re-focus entirely. I have found my strengths and interests again. I’m enjoying work again and enjoying planning all of my next steps.
Your non-judgmental, positive and empathic questions get me to areas where I was able to reactivate my resources and strength.
Thank you for being the mirror I needed to see my own resources and apply them to achieve my goals.
You knew the times where you may need to step out of your coach role and offer your technical support which were critical to get me to the next step.
Kelly has given me the confidence to believe in myself and provided me with different perspectives and tools that have enabled me to present a better-focus on the task(s) in hand. I now feel more confident, more equipped and can better-apply solutions-focussed principles to get tasks completed to a high standard and in a timely manner.
I also feel stronger as a leader with more leadership strings to my bow and with an increased confidence that I have an expanded knowledge-base to fall back upon if and when required.
I cannot thank Kelly enough for her approach, guidance and support. I have learnt so much in such a short time and I look forward to continuing to develop both personally and professionally utilising these strategies to continue to deliver positive differences in my life.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Kelly; the coaching sessions have proved to be worth their weight in gold and served to be both a positive and beneficial influence.
In my career, I have come to a point where I am looking to move on to a new job but low self-esteem has been holding me back in job interviews, as well as in certain work situations. I have been invited to a number of interviews but never ended up being the chosen candidate because I was not able to convince interviewers of my skills.
It has been an excellent experience for me because I have been able to really see the whole processes as a holistic one, that involves many factors, including doing some self-reflection and understanding the balance between my professional and private self. I was recently in a job interview where I was able to see how far I had come with the exercises – throughout the interview, I felt like I was being myself and received positive feedback for being just that!
It is a pleasure to work with Kelly. She is always looking to find the right exercise and approaches to topics that come up during discussion! This type of flexibility is really valuable in exploring things that I need to work on.
Working with Kelly has been amazing for me. Kelly is open and so easy to talk to and be honest with. She has used positive psychology skilfully to enable me to make a significant mindset shift and through helpful exercises and powerful questioning and reflection techniques she has rebuilt my confidence and given me the self-belief I needed to take the next step in my career. I don’t feel stuck anymore!
Coaching with Kelly has been instrumental in enabling me to make really significant changes to my life, my work and most importantly my mindset. As a result of our coaching I now feel capable and confident and I truly value my strengths. My sessions with Kelly gave me a sharp focus on what actions I needed to take and gave me the motivation and momentum to take them. Between sessions Kelly was incredibly supportive and the gentle way she regularly checks in has helped me stay on track and maintain focus between our sessions. It also made me feel truly supported and believed in. Thank you so much Kelly!
I was at a crossroads in my career having recently changed role within my company. I was hence unsure whether this new career direction matched my strengths and was going to lead to a future career that I could be successful in.
The assessments that Kelly gave me provided great insights into both my strengths and weaknesses which gave a solid foundation for the later discussions around how I can best exploit these. Kelly also provided some excellent strategies for how to deal with my weaknesses and manage them effectively. Significant progress was made towards all goals set for coaching and I feel much more content in my role and the direction I am taking with my current company.
My happiness at work was very much out of balance with the rest of my life and I feel Kelly’s support has helped massively to address that.
I would highly recommend giving Kelly a try, she is insightful and supportive and pushes you to think about how you can help yourself to overcome the issues you face.
The wellbeing strategy Kelly created for me was an eye opener. Based on my PERMA results, objectives and current state of mental health, Kelly created a guide of goals and actions to improve my happiness outside of work to be in fit condition to approach a career change. I first needed to address my unhappiness before I could address an unfulfilling career. Having the weekly objectives backed with data to support their positive outcomes was very beneficial.
I wish I could work with her more! She is such a lovely woman. And I cannot thank her enough for going above and beyond to support me during a very difficult chapter in my life.
I have really enjoyed working with Kelly, I was a bit nervous about using skype but Kelly made me feel comfortable and I now feel confident in using this in other meetings too.
Kelly pushes you to really think deeply about what your objectives are and how you can challenge yourself to tackle these. She has creative ways of doing this which make it much easier than it sounds!
As we have regularly revisited my goals I have been able to see a clear progression and having a safe environment to talk things through has led me to my own lightbulb moment. I feel that in the final few sessions everything has become very clear and I know what I need to do to move forward. It has also provided a confidence boost and I feel I know and understand myself better. Can’t recommend coaching with Kelly enough and am sure I will be able to see the impact for a long time to come.
Kelly is great at getting to the heart of the matter without being pushy – I feel in control and that there is freedom to explore at the same time. We end each session with practical ways for me to move forward and take action, so it is certainly not “just talking”!
Kelly is an excellent and thought provoking coach. She has a wealth of ideas and experience which were invaluable to help me consider my situation. Her ability to help me identify what is important to me was excellent, as were the strategies which I was able to identify in order to make personal improvements.
I have created positive habits for the future – have restarted my meditation and am doing more exercise which I love. I have begun to identify more me time and am doing the things I love doing. I have slowed down and begun reflecting upon what is important to me.
I am more at ease in my role and in the organisation. Deciding to leave has lifted a lot off of my shoulders. I have deeper relationships with some of my colleagues and have regained my confidence in the workplace. I feel more resilient and better able to deal with the negative aspects of working for my current employer. I feel more settled in the organisation and have built my emotional resilience. All the areas where I wanted to improve have seen significant movement.
The work on personal values has been really beneficial and helped guide me to a new organisation which I want to work in and feel I will have a contribution to make, in an atmosphere where I can thrive.
While it is a session that really goes deep, there is also a lightness to it, and a sense of humour – you show an empathetic and sympathetic coaching presence.
Kelly is very kind and thoughtful. She is very resourceful when it comes to strategies and methods that can help you cope with different challenges in life. Kelly made me more aware of my habits and put me on the path of improvement.
She asked powerful questions, she is really skilled to ask the one single question that enables me to slightly switch my perspective on the issue, or what I called a weakness, and it changes my entire perception. She’s professional at any time, and she inspires trust.
She has coached me when I was launching my business, and I really liked the way she could adapt her coaching to blend it with brainstorming.
I would definitely recommend Kelly as a leadership coach.
She also has a way of making me feel normal at times when I feel anything but. Sometimes I think and feel like only I have problem X or feeling Y. Kelly provides the reality-check I need. She is able to hold space for all the emotions that come flooding out in a session and brings clarity and peace to the situation. She merges business and life coaching to deal holistically with the issue at hand.
As a working mother I know Kelly understands and relates to the specific challenges I face. She has her feet firmly in reality but stands still for me to pursue my dreams and find a way to make them happen. I can only recommend her.
What I really love about Kelly is her kind, gentle and calm nature. For an energetic person like me, talking to her is soothing and heartening. I felt that I was taken care of and I feel today that I can go back to her anytime to talk about any kind of issue and she will be of great help to me. I thank Kelly for the wonderful sessions together, and would not doubt to recommend her to any client.
Kelly asks powerful and meaningful questions which dig deep in to the root of the matter. She observes the details and she has the ability to remind you of your strengths at the right time and point out disempowering beliefs when purposeful to the topic. The coaching with Kelly has had a long-lasting impact on me in finding my inner strength, gaining new insights, seeing new possibilities, finding new techniques and has helped me tremendously in the confidence that I needed to start my own business.
Every session with Kelly left me with a positive mind-set and a sense of empowerment and I will, without a doubt, come back to Kelly in the future when new challenges arise.
I recently had a challenging decision to make about a job offer and requested a coaching session with Kelly. A few months before, I had some coaching that was provided by my employer and was not really convinced of the concept, but gave it a try again with Kelly. And it was a great experience! She allowed our conversation to be completely directed by my immediate need and all her insights helped me to analyse and get clarity on the situation I was facing. Well invested time!
As the sales coach for a bank in Singapore, I am involved in working with many trainers and coaches. However, your patience and ability to listen and understand sets you apart from many other trainers that I know.
I absolutely love your approach in giving me assignments to complete in my coaching sessions with you. Such assignments ensure every coaching session is valuable whereby more time is spent after the coaching session to ponder about issues raised during the coaching sessions.
From understanding my values, in which you painstakingly listen to my life stories and anecdotes, you help me understand my life purpose. I have a better understanding about myself after each session with you which translated to greater happiness and greater confidence.
I also love your approach, your tonality and your ever welcoming warm voice, it always sets me at ease to think deeper beyond surface conversation only. I have never thought of doing up my dream board but you spur me on and encourage me to do so and after doing it, it sets me in perspective of what I want to achieve this lifetime, beyond career and family.
Kelly is a wonderful coach, and the perfect person to approach if you have career/ relationship/ personal issues. I am sure anyone will benefit from a coaching session with you.
As a coach, Kelly is authentic, caring, truly engaged and interested in opening up new pathways of potential. I felt safe in sharing and was often surprised at the depth of the coaching sessions, and how they were immediately applicable in my own life.
One of Kelly’s strengths is her commitment to her clients through asking just the right questions at the right time. The profound shifts from these moments are life changing!
I had the privilege of working with Kelly as my coach at the time I was seriously thinking of a career change. Kelly’s friendly disposition and ability to put me at ease during our first conversation kick-started a very genuine trust partnership.
Kelly possesses many attributes necessary to be a professional coach: she has a good foundation in coaching and does not deviate from what she has to do; she is very caring and responsive to my needs at every session. Kelly is focused and is able to help me meet my objectives in a very professional way.
Think empathy and Kelly comes to mind, Kelly is a coach who truly cares. I highly recommend her to anyone who needs a qualified and professional coach to move forward in his/her life.
Kelly is someone I can truly be myself with and her coaching me has given me the courage to create the necessary actions in order for me to obtain my goals. She is also an amazing listener and very compassionate, which especially came through during our coaching sessions, as I’ve always felt heard and understood, which are fundamental qualities in order to trust the coaching process.
Through her insightful questioning and guidance in exploring additional truths and possibilities, Kelly has allowed me to see things from other perspectives, which has enabled me to let go of my belief systems that were holding me back. She’s offered many great techniques that have highlighted my talents and values, thus focusing on what is really important to me when I’ve taken the next steps in achieving my goals.
Kelly has been instrumental in my path towards setting and reaching my personal goals. She brought out the positive aspects within me, while holding me accountable and staying true to my values. She is genuine, warm, kind and inspiring. I count myself lucky to have had the opportunity to work with her.
Kelly has a very perceptive way of pointing out what my strengths are, when most of the time, I can see are my weaknesses. Because of Kelly, my self-esteem has much improved, and my anxiety has lessened dramatically. I am so grateful for all she has done and I will be telling everyone who wants to achieve more (and even those who don’t know they want to) about the difference coaching with her has made.
I am more confident than I have ever been. Thank you. You are a treasure and a rich blessing in my life.
Kelly has recently met me and I have the pleasure to experience her coaching style: From her first-hand experience Kelly knows about the challenges of a woman handling family, children and career all at once while being exposed today’s fast paced environment.
A good listener and warm-hearted person Kelly creates a safe space for her clients to open up and to dive deep into what they want out of life. Her skills to guide, motivate and encourage clients to face their truth and embrace changes in ever so slightly steps that the world does not crumble yet moves into the desired direction. I can absolutely recommend Kelly.