Executive Coaching

Objective coaching and trusted counsel, just when you need it most.

Why Executive Coaching?

With an ever-expanding communications mandate, keeping pace with the volume of change facing Internal Communication functions today has never been more challenging. New technologies and greater business expectations mean even the most experienced Senior/Executive Leaders can find it difficult, navigating through this new landscape. But the hardest part of any change can be knowing how and where to start. Particularly when you’re trying to juggle a host of other strategic and operational priorities at the same time.

Sometimes, all you need is a confidential ‘sounding board’. Someone to help you dig a little deeper into the issues or ambitious goals you’re facing. Challenging you to think more broadly in order to ‘see the wood for the trees.’ 

Sometimes, it’s support in understanding yourself better. Identifying and unlocking some of the personal beliefs and thinking getting in the way of you taking critical, strategic decisions or actions. Developing the confidence needed for you to move forward at pace.

Sometimes it’s choosing to prioritise your individual learning and personal development. Lifting your own performance to a whole new level. Building new strategic skills and behaviours, that raise your personal profile and reputation. 

But finding someone you can trust, to help challenge your thinking, develop new insights, and be completely open with isn’t easy. As the saying goes, ‘it can be lonely at the top.’

That’s why Communication and Corporate Affairs Directors turn to me for Executive Coaching support.

The ‘Trusted Guide by your side’

Having stood in your shoes, I understand the kind of personal challenge and organisational issues you face every day.

  • Balancing the ‘urgent’ with the ‘critical’ – needing to be less ‘hands-on’ and become more forward thinking.
  • Achieving greater impact and influence at board level – providing strategic counsel and advice that shapes better organisational goals and ambitions
  • Attracting and retaining the top communication talent – building ‘high-performance’ leaders, teams, and functions – ‘Fit for the Future’
  • Continuing to develop, innovate and stay relevant – developing robust, well thought out IC strategies and models, despite diminishing budgets and resources
  • Managing your own resilience and wellbeing – so that you can continue being there for everyone else

Your ‘Trusted Guide’, I’m here to help you step out of the operational ‘busyness’, take a breath, and find the answers you’re looking for.

Together, we’ll reflect on the issues and questions keeping you awake at night. Combining extensive communication experience with specialist coaching support, I’ll help you wrestle with complexity and ambiguity. Challenging you to think out of the box, step forward and make the right decisions for you, your teams, and your organisation. Empowering you with the skills and behaviours needed to boost your profile and reputation at the highest levels. Positioning you and your teams as a purposeful, forward- thinking and strategic force, not to be ignored.

To find out how I can support you, why not get in touch. I offer a free, no obligation 30-minute ‘Chemistry Call’ to help answer any questions you may have and decide if I’m the right coach for you.

“Put simply Annette was my anchor during a critical and challenging time.

Not only was she central to developing and delivering our new Corporate Affairs’ model, Annette 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. No matter how uncomfortable the conversation, she was the voice of reason, providing me with the clarity and confidence I needed to help me make some difficult decisions.”

Nicola Green
Director of Corporate Affairs, o2

What you can expect from working with me.

An accredited coach practitioner I bring curiosity, objectivity, and positive challenge in equal measure to all our coaching conversations. Meeting face to face and remotely, we’ll create a safe, trusted, and confidential space for our coaching to take place. Ensuring we are clear and agreed on how we want to work together from the start.

Working in close partnership, we’ll uncover the answers to 3 simple questions:

  • Where do you want or need to be – getting specific about your goals. Clarifying what they look, feel and sound like. Helping pull them closer to you, making them more tangible and achievable.                                                                                             
  • Where are you now – identifying and agreeing the real challenges you’re facing. Uncovering what else may be hiding beneath the surface to prevent you from being successful.                                    
  • Are you ready to change – at a personal, team and organisational level. Designing the right solutions to help build your confidence and commitment to making real behavioural change happen, at pace.

And, we’ll have some fun along the way. I believe learning should be a pleasure not a chore.

An Accredited Coach and Trainer

Clients tell me my communications knowledge and experience combined with my coaching expertise is a game-changer.