One-to-One: Coaching

Coaching has been a popular way of developing leaders for many years now. My Associates and I have the highest levels of skill and experience in this sometimes less-than-transparent discipline. We have played and continue to play a key role in professionalising business coaching via selected professional bodies.

Whilst one-to-one work is undoubtedly more costly in one sense, it's just-in-time, completely tailored nature means that for top talent and for those in critical roles, coaching is undoubtedly a powerful and effective development tool. Offerings are straightforward and easy to understand, involve line managers via tri-partites as an optional standard and always include evaluation as part of delivery.

A typical senior leader programme costs around £2500 - £3000 plus VAT and covers a 9 month period. Sessions are face-to-face at whatever location you choose and include fully-scripted notes. As with consultancy work, I am always open to negotiating discounts for volume or packages of work.

Case Studies:

Features of assignment:
Medical Consultant taking up a complex leadership position in a large Health Trust
6 session assignment

A successful and able individual who wished to assure the transfer of her leadership skills to a non-medical environment that had ambitious goals at a time of significant cost-cutting. Team performance was swiftly accelerated to achieve demanding targets and a firmer understanding of leadership in a different environment was securely embedded for the individual.

“With some trepidation I ventured into the world of coaching. I found Kate and was thrilled. Her approach was far more practical and the sessions far more helpful on a daily basis than I imagined possible.” Medical Director.


Features of assignment:
Newly-promoted Senior Leader in large government department
12 session assignment

A high-potential but inexperienced leader found himself having to swiftly to learn to operate at the most senior and potentially-exposing levels of an organisation. In particular, coaching enabled this individual to deal effectively with powerful stakeholders and smooth a path that not only ensured his own teams’ top performance but also the potential for his further promotion.

“I have worked with Kate since 2010 to develop my leadership capability and to support my career ambitions. Throughout, I have found her pragmatic, focused and extremely effective. I have secured promotion and believe her support has greatly enhanced my capabilities as a leader." Director of Central Government Department.


Features of assignment:
Coaching for 17 out of work or at-risk senior leaders, mostly over 50 years of age
Each received 10 hours of coaching

Many of these individuals were demoralised and lacking confidence after in some cases, some time spent without a role. Coaching was able, in nearly 90% of circumstances, to set these individuals back on a track of economic contribution – either via a new job or in some cases, starting a new business.

“A project requiring theory, execution and research together is rarely the pleasure that this one has been. Kate achieved success rates with her cadre of coachees nearing 90%, with even long-term unemployed participants.  It is my pleasure to endorse her as a commensurate professional who also happens to be great fun." Professor and Programme Director, UK University.