Executives | Entrepreneurs

 

Get a fresh perspective on your work and life.  Why? So you can bring your best self to your work.  In my experience, when you are fired up by your work and it brings the best out of you, then life in general is good.  You have more of your best self for everyone else.  When you’re not, you become too exhausted or frustrated to find joy elsewhere and no one sees your best self.  When you’re in the thick of things, or stressed and overwhelmed, it can be very difficult see things afresh.   It can be even harder to motivate yourself to do something differently. 

 

“Without work, all life goes rotten. But when work is soulless, life stifles and dies.” – Albert Camus

 

Connecting your work with who you are – your values, strengths and aspirations –  allows you stay energised and positive in the face of set backs.  You are clear on the why and less open to distraction or lack of focus.  I call it “working with purpose”.  I don’t mean “purpose” in any sort of grandiose way, just that you work with intention, with a clear sense of direction. 

Without intention, you can find yourself:

  • wondering what it is all for
  • lacking direction and all sense of possibility
  • finding it difficult to connect reward with our efforts
  • distracted and despondent
  • lacking energy and interest in work, home and fun
  • leaving your best self at home rather than have it working for you

“You can’t see the label from the inside of the jar”

 

I have a track record of helping people achieve their goals with my signature blend of humour and humanity. You will soon see new possibilities for your business and your career.  You’ll discover more motivation, more grit and get more from your working day. 

 

“Shirley is an excellent coach, not least because she is one of the most insightful people I have ever met.”

 

In my experience, transformative change and lasting results come from   “the 3Cs”:

Clarity: 

  • Who you are.
  • Where you are right now
  • What you want to achieve in life and work.
  • How you can get there.

Courage:

  • Define success on YOUR terms and no one else’s.
  • Shape a career or business model that’s right for you.
  • Challenge your beliefs and behaviours
  • Accept feedback from others.

Commitment:

  • See things through.
  • Learn from your results.
  • Keep developing your skills and knowledge.
  • Stay accountable.

A more rewarding working life starts with a free chemistry call.

YOU

“Change the way you look at things and the way you look at things will change” – Wayne Dyer”

My clients are corporate professionals and business owners.  They range from young professionals to seasoned executives, mid-life career changers, start-up entrepreneurs and owners of mature businesses.  They come from a variety of industries and backgrounds but they all have:

Energy

  • Frustrated by a perceived lack of progress
  • Engaging and energetic
  • Ambitious for themselves, their families and their work
  • They are ready for more challenge 
  • Willing to step out of their comfort zone

A sense of personal responsibility

  • Willing to reflect on past events behaviours and open up even if it’s a little painful
  • Accepting of feedback and challenge from others
  • Take responsibility for their results
  • Commit fully to the change process

A sense of fun

  • A great sense of humour
  • They don’t take themselves too seriously

 

My clients typically come to me with one (or more!) of these questions: 

What next?

  • Identifying the next step on the career ladder.
  • Making sense of the options for their career or business development. 
  • Wanting a vision for their future.

Now what?

  • How do I make an impact in my new role?
  • Nothing I do seems to be working but everyone else seems to be a success.  Is it me? 
  • I made the break from corporate life and now I’m lonely and frustrated. 
  • How do I step up to the growing demands of my business?

How do I?

  • Make more of my skills and strengths… and find out what they are?
  • Focus and prioritise so I can make best use of my time.  
  • Overcome my fears so I can move on.
  • Go about finding a new job.

Over the years, I have had to ask myself these questions and then act on the answers.  I can help you to do the same.  

HOW WE WORK TOGETHER

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The Chemistry Call

Book a free 30 minute coaching conversation to find out if I am the coach for you

The Short Programme

A short programme to get you moving

The Workshop

A workshop style 3 hour coaching “intensive”

The Long Programme

90 Day programme of 6 coaching sessions with full support in between.

With the exception of the Accelerator, our conversations generally take place via Zoom videoconference, Facetime or phone. Face to face conversations are available, especially to local clients, but may incur additional travel expenses to the Change Agent which would be agreed upfront and are payable by the client.

WHAT CLIENTS SAY ABOUT THE CHANGE AGENT

“Warm, charming and honest, Shirley is a truly lovely person to work with. The help she offers is worth every penny.”

You played a key role in me obtaining my new job. I knew my previous role was not the right one for me but you helped to identify what I required from a job to be fulfilled, what motivates me. Your assistance with interview preparation and technique was brilliant and allowed me to feel calm and confident for my interview. I am truly grateful for the support and encouragement you have given me.
C.M. St. AlbansFinding the right next step
Overall, I found the process very helpful, supportive and insightful. When I first came to you, I knew partly what I didn’t want from a job/career, but was unclear on what I did want. The sessions provided a platform to discuss my thoughts, ideas and jumbled views in a supportive, professional and totally confidential environment. I was at ease from the first few minutes and knew I could talk in total confidence and trust.
A.B.R SwindonA new direction
I came away feeling more positive ‘about me’ and it did give me the confidence to search for other opportunities. Coaching also reaffirmed what I thought I knew about myself to be true.
A.M. SwindonGetting clear on my skills and strengths
Shirley's professional and caring approach was different to other coaches I had come across. She gave me the time to unravel what was going on for me. Her questions helped me discover what was really important for me to move forward on, which could have easily disappeared at the bottom of the to-do list. Her insight into my patterns and behaviour were really helpful for me to understand why am behaving the way I am, and therefore what I can do to change it. Thank you Shirley for helping me take the right next step.
J.N. SwindonUnravelling ideas and priorities
I had an insightful session with Shirley following my DISC sale person profile. Shirley has provided me with the knowledge and information to discover who are my ideal clients for both my businesses so that I can focus specifically on those individuals that I enjoy working with and who would benefit the most from my own expertise. I would recommend going through this process with Shirley to really focus your mind on how to grow your business with the right people. Thank you Shirley.
R.F. SwindonFocusing on the right clients
I needed a kickstart to help me move forward with a second business, which had been languishing for a little while. In a couple of sessions, Shirley helped me to find some focus and unblock some of the barriers which had been holding me back. She helped me work on improving my confidence as well as making some key business decisions. Her insightful approach was of great benefit and I would definitely recommend her if need help getting unstuck in your career or business
T.P. Swindon
Shirley is an excellent coach, not least because she is one of the most insightful people I have met. She really gets to the root of an issue and has made some very helpful suggestions which I am now working through.
J.S. Swindon
"Shirley is an intelligent and thoughtful professional coach. She's inquisitive and rather than taking a standard "top down" / standard questions approach, her methods are more engaging and collaborative. Shirley has a substantial corporate experience which provides her with the informed platform to engage constructively and develop a deep relationship with her clients. I recommend her!"
P.R. London
With Shirley’s help I have developed a mindset which allows me to take on any situation with a winning mentality. Shirley also has the ability to make you feel completely at ease and her style of coaching allows for self-exploration which enables you to find the solutions for yourself. She follows up often so you have the feeling that she is always there for you”.
R.T. SwindonWinning Mindset

RESULTS

“A wise man changes before he has to” – George Raveling

Redundancy does not mean more sofa time

Finding your mojo

I am continuing…

Building rapport with potential clients

We all have…

The challenges of setting up on your own

Finding work/life balance…

Success brings its own challenges

Maintaining focus with…

Career Planning

Ready for the…

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