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Creating connections between chemistry and coaching

My invitation to you

I have always been something of a writer.  I enjoy making connections through writing and in doing so both processing what they might mean to myself, and inviting people to explore the connection for themselves.  I suppose they are blogs in today’s language.  I want to explore a very strong connection between two of the professional parts of my life :  my current role as a coach and my time in Chemistry at Southampton.  I did not know it at the time yet I  am now clear that I built my competency as a coach while in Southampton, working with you and with our staff colleagues.   In both communities my default leadership style was a coaching one, as my motivation has always been to challenge people to get the best out of themselves.

I am really excited to reach out to you to connect these parts of my life and then to see what might evolve from making that connection.  We can learn from each others’ stories and in writing about them, share that learning with others by weaving in some of the coaching and thinking that I engage with in my partnership with clients.  There might be opportunities for collaboration with you or your organisations if my coaching offer meets a current need of yours.  I will most definitely welcome your advocacy and smile at the thought of coming to you for support with my evolution, both personal and as a business.  These and other possibilities are captured below in Call to Action.

My request of you is simple.  Are you interested in reconnecting?  If the answer is yes, or even maybe, drop me your email address and I will reach out with some thoughts about how to proceed.  Of course, I will be delighted to hear of your thoughts on that topic too.

!!Call to Action!!

  1. If you are in Wiltshire or surrounding counties at any time give me a shout and we can catch up over a drink

  2. Get in touch to share your personal and professional story to date through virtual connection.  We might explore it using these enquiries.

  3. Drop me a line if you are interested in online 1-2-1 coaching yourself

  4. Make an introduction to a colleague responsible for staff development in your organisation and share my contact details with them

  5. Advocate for my coaching services within your personal and professional networks.  All coaching partnerships start with a ‘get to know you’ meeting with no strings.

  6. Share this webpage with other Southampton Chemistry alumni

What I do & what happens as a result?​


Sometimes I make the mistake of getting too complicated in describing what I do, so here I am going to keep it simple.  I create a space within in which we build trust in each other, allowing you to do your most important thinking and feeling.  I listen, listen some more, and then I'm curious about what I hear and what I don’t hear, what I see and what I don’t see. 


I encourage you to take a look at your thoughts from different perspectives, to hear them from different standpoints.  I partner with you in finding a way forward that suits you best, be that from a position of strength or from a space where you are feeling challenged.  I ensure that we stay on your agenda and work purposefully and with intention. 

A very early client of mine describing the outcome of our coaching partnership as being ‘your help me to make things happen’.  I am not sure I can put it any better than that. 

A snapshot of my journey so far

  • 35 years of professional experience (private and public sector)

  • 8 years as an independent leadership and development coach

  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coaching Federation (ICF)

  • Masters in Executive Coaching and Mentoring, PhD in Chemistry

  • 380 clients, 1700 hours
    of coaching in last 4 years

  • Check out the copy of
    my CV for more details

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