Steve’s coaching has definitely helped me regain my confidence. Not only that, the sessions managed to help me to understand why I had lost my confidence in the first place.
Steve’s coaching has enabled me to understand more about myself as a leader and helped me to develop my skills, encouraging me to have faith in myself and my abilities.
He has the ability to carefully steer each session with the perfect balance of reflection and compassion, ensuring you feel comfortable and listened to.
He is a really genuine guy and I am grateful he has been part of this journey with me, providing me with the tools to become the leader I want to be.
I would most certainly recommend Steve as a coach and look forward to catching up with him for a final reflection in due course.
I reached out to Steve last year for coaching support, having caught my eye with his always-honest, often-brutal observations of leadership in the charity sector. I’d recently finished my PG Cert and as part of the reflective practice element, had graduated with a ‘to do’ list for self-improvement, including the recognition that I had early signs of professional burn-out and felt a bit stuck in a rut, wondering ‘what’s next?’. I was getting itchy feet to do more, not less.
As it turned out, over the weeks that followed, we ended up ignoring this ’to do’ list. Instead, we worked together to find the areas of work and home that gave me energy and help me to thrive, alongside having to do ‘business as usual’.
Steve helped me to see (literally in my diary) there are only so many hours in the day, and that it is my right and within my gift to put some boundaries back in for things I enjoy. Together, we uncovered the importance of creativity, being an advocate for causes I love, high levels of trust, responsibility and freedom, and time spent outdoors.
I’m still learning, adjusting and certainly have blips and bumps in terms of priorities, but I very much value having this new list to return to, focused on my strengths and preferences, and not my weaknesses.
It’s been great working with Steve and dedicating a supportive time to consider my leadership style, my impact and my development.
In the time I have worked with Steve as a coach my confidence has grown and I have been able to explore different elements of my leadership style, particularly as I consider my changing role into increasingly senior positions.
Our sessions are enjoyable and I never come away feeling Steve has told me the answer to any challenge I discuss, but rather he has helped me to find a resolution myself – and often it is purely giving me the confidence to go with the action I already know to be the right one.
I would definitely recommend Steve’s coaching and support for any aspiring leader.
I have really enjoyed working with Steve in my role as Chair of a Trustee Board of a medium sized charity. He has really helped improve my confidence and increase my skills – he is unflinchingly honest and direct and also very witty at appropriate moments.
His observations on leadership and chairing an effective board have been both helpful and incisive and I feel confident moving forward that we can function more dynamically and focus on strategy and future development rather than worrying about the broken door!
He’s very engaging and personable and really gets the sector which is so important. I will miss working with him and I always enjoyed our sessions. I would really recommend him.
I have been working with Steve over the last 6 months and would definitely recommend him to coach you. Steve’s open and honest approach, along with his fantastic sense of humour really added to our sessions.
His ability to grasp the complexities of the situation that you are working within and the trials that we often face are immense and have really supported me through some demanding and challenging times to get to a place where I truly understand my own strengths and weakness and can adapt to the situations I encounter.
I now am clear about my own expectations; I learned a lot about myself and admittedly it was not always easy.
There were some difficult conversations/ challenges to overcome, yet Steve handled those sessions face-on but with kindness, compassion and sensitivity.
I was referred to Steve for a 2-hour session to help with my next career move following a charity restructuring.
I would highly recommend his coaching services. Steve provided practical and emotional support and advice that has really helped me determine potential career path.
His approach is laid back, funny and friendly – it’s like a chat with a friend who happens to be a brilliant charity sector coach.