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Creating Confident Communicators

Unlocking Potential.
Accelerating Performance.

Individual and team development needs are changing in Internal Communications 

.. are you ready to move to the next level?

Progression and development in today’s internal communication profession involves more than just mastering the traditional technical skills.

Many of my clients now recognise that having confidence and expertise in the softer, behavioural skills is key to helping them raise the bar on both individual and team performance.

That’s why they turn to me for specialist coaching support.

 

 

If you’re already asking yourself:

  • How can I build more effective, high-performing teams?
  • How can I build trust with other functions and develop stronger relationships with key stakeholders?
  • How can I drive better, more informed and strategic decision making?
  • How can I have more personal impact and influence?

You’ve come to the right place.


Learn how I can help you and your teams go further, faster – unlocking your true potential and accelerating performance improvements.  

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Annette Warren

Team and Personal Development Coach  

Over the past 20 years I’ve managed, led, partnered and worked with many communication teams across a broad range of FTSE 100 companies, including, HSBC, Tesco, Anglo American, Aveva Technologies’, O2 and British Telecom.

I know what it’s like to stand in your shoes. That’s why my coaching practice has been shaped by a detailed knowledge and appreciation of the job you do and the performance challenges you face every day.

My coaching approach is simple. Working in close partnership I’ll help you:

  • Develop greater awareness and understanding– getting under the skin of what’s holding you back from being truly awesome.
  • Transform your thinking and behaviour– providing practical tools, knowledge, and insights to reshape the way you think, work and collaborate.
  • Accelerate performance– building the confidence, focus and momentum needed to drive better strategic thinking and achieve breakthrough business results. I’ll help you go further, faster.

Not only was Annette central to developing and delivering our new Corporate Affairs model, she also challenged my thinking throughout, ensuring we delivered a truly strategic capability, able to play a critical role in delivering O2’s future business goals and ambitions. 

Nicola Green  – Director of Corporate Affairs, o2

Tailored Coaching.
Breakthrough Results.

For Individuals

Helping you become the change you want to see.

For Teams

Helping you learn, adapt, evolve and work better together.

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Services

Working to increase your confidence, self-belief, energy and effectiveness.

All coaching and development programmes use a blend of interactive learning experiences, including individual face-to-face sessions, team workshops, virtual and web-based activities.

Individual Coaching Sessions

1 hour coaching sessions to ‘fast track’ specific performance priorities, issues and challenges.

Personal Development Coaching Programme

A series of 6 coaching sessions focused on achieving  your most ambitious performance goals.

Personal Profiling

Unlocking insights into both your personality profile and associated behaviours using the ‘DiSC’ model.

Team Coaching Programme

My 5-step coaching model for developing ‘High Performance’ Teams, tailored to meet your needs.

 

'5 Behaviours' Programme

One and 3 day events. Based on Patrick Leoncioni’s ‘The Five Dysfunctions of a Team’ you’ll learn how to develop and adapt the five key behaviours to meet your own specific team needs.

Team / Group Culture Profiling

A range of ‘DiSC’ psychometric assessments and development programmes to help gain insights into your team dynamics, behaviours and overall culture. Helping build more effective working relationships.

Start your coaching journey with me today

What my clients say

Find out why individuals and teams love working with me

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Annette has a great ability to work with everyone; she was a trusted advisor and coach to the entire Corporate Affairs Team. If you’re looking to make a real step change in your organisation, whatever the reason, I recommend having Annette in your corner.

Nicola Green
Director of Corporate Affairs
o2
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Utilising Annette’s skills and experience, coupled with the DiSC modelling has been invaluable. I believe, in a couple of days, we made more progress in defining our communication/engagement strategy, compiling a plan and identifying the key next steps, than we would have done in many months without engaging her coaching support.

Jason Burden
Operations Director
Cooper Vision
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In Annette, I found a strategic advisor, coach and ally who helped me think outside the box and look at challenges in a fresh light. Innovative, intelligent, value-adding and highly recommended.

Jim Connor
Director of Group Internal Communications
Tesco
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A strategic brain, years of valuable experience and incredible depth of knowledge (and patience). Annette was integral in the development of both myself and the team, undoubtedly helping push us on to bigger and better things.

Joe McMann
Head of Internal Communication (Interim)
o2
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This was my first experience of coaching, and I was incredibly sceptical about it before going in. However, Annette was amazing, encouraging and really great at observing where the true issues lay. The coaching process was easy and rewarding and I would love to do it again, which I think speaks volumes about what I got out of it.

Senior Creative Manager
Internal Communication
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Working with Annette has been incredibly beneficial for me both personally and professionally. Through the coaching I’ve learnt a lot about myself – my thoughts and behaviours – and I now have a plan of action to maximise the first 100 days in my new role.

Senior Manager
Strategy and Planning, Internal Communications
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What words or phrases would I use to describe Annette? Down to earth, no nonsense, tonnes of common sense, gravitas, wise, witty. Now my coach, Annette’s the first person I call when I need to work through the different challenges in my life. Her depth and breadth of experience is invaluable. I highly recommend her.

Catherine Fallon
Head of Employee Experience
Emperor
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Personally, I’ve found Annette’s counsel can always be relied on during challenging situations. The voice of reason, she’s helped me and my leadership team move forward to deliver a Global strategy and organisational model far quicker than I thought possible.

Global Head of Enterprise
PMO