Personally, I found that my sessions with Angie have been hugely influential in my decision to change career path. Having originally graduated in Business, and then having subsequently worked in a corporate environment, I often felt as though my personality was not well suited to its surroundings. Through Angie’s sessions and her use of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, I developed a greater understanding of my personality, and areas of work to which I may be better equipped to work in.
Much of what I had learned aligned with what I had previously felt about both my personality and career preferences, and these coaching sessions helped me to cultivate an awareness around these thoughts and facilitate an understanding to how my career preferences reflected many of my personality traits. Ultimately, I feel that these sessions gave me confidence to pursue a career that has always interested me. I am now currently studying and working towards a career in psychology, and feel much more fulfilled in the work and study I participate in. I would highly recommend Angie’s coaching to anyone.
The coaching sessions with Angie have been the single most important piece of personal development that I’ve ever done. I’ve never had formal coaching before and would highly recommend the process in general and Angie in particular. It’s important to step back and create the space to ask some important “inner” questions and Angie has proven to be an excellent facilitator in that regard. Is there anything that I know about myself now that I didn’t before the coaching sessions? No, but what is different is that I’ve found the honesty to recognise my strengths and weaknesses and the confidence to take the next steps on my personal development journey. Although I’ve never seen it, I’ve no doubt that Angie brings a “magic mirror” along to all of the coaching sessions!
Angie is a warm, open and engaging person who encourages her clients to maximise the benefits of the “time out” coaching sessions. She gives freely of herself and provides the right environment for true self evaluation. Importantly, aside from the actual development objectives, the coaching with Angie is fun and enjoyable!
I began coaching with Angie almost by happy accident. I was contemplating a big move in my career when I was afforded the opportunity to participate in coaching with Angie. Although I was engaged in other coaching activities at the time to help me come to my decision, I found Angie to be uniquely warm, open and insightful. I gained a lot from all my coaching experiences, but it was Angie’s insights and guidance that were the key to my decision in the end.
Angie is generous with her time, energy, wisdom and experience. I am very grateful to have worked with her. I would thoroughly recommend her coaching to anyone.
I have really enjoyed and derived huge benefits from working with Angie over the past year, both professionally and personally. Angie has this great knack of putting you at your ease and making you feel very relaxed talking about yourself and your experiences. She is a really excellent listener and asks questions that really force you to reflect on how you are approaching things and to challenge yourself and break out of your comfort zone. She has helped me to learn how to keep a much better perspective on things and to value the benefits of building and maintaining relationships, both at work and in my personal life, but also that these require time and hard work.
Over the past year, I have learned a lot more about myself and my coaching and leadership style, which has challenged me to change some of my habits and to be more open and available for people and, as Angie puts it so well, to keep my “head up rather than down “.
Finally, she has given me additional confidence and to understand that it really starts by trusting and inspiring yourself and that this will then rub off on those around you.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Angie and would encourage anyone who is prepared to think critically and honestly about themselves to meet with her and they won’t regret it.
Feedback from CRH leaders following the Strategic Management Programme, hosted by Ashridge, 2018
- Angie was fantastic. Our brain frequencies have synchronised fast and we had a great session. She was able to pick up on small signs and help me elaborate on the bigger things. I was also able to get some learning objectives and I will work on those in the next period.
- Best part of day and week. Angie is great. Working with coach has been awesome, would love to continue working with one as I work to be a better leader.
- Very happy to have Angie. Discussion went to a deeper lever, offered an opportunity for a new level of reflection.
Angie facilitates the journey to a higher state of self-awareness and appreciation of one’s own style. The coaching process, or journey, was enjoyable but also challenging. The out of office sessions are relaxed and Angles style certainly facilitates openness and trust. Angie challenges the status quo and personally I have a greater sense of place and worth. I believe I am now in a better place to influence positive outcomes. I have undoubtedly benefitted from the whole coaching experience and intend to continue develop and understand my own management style.
I first started working with Angie as part of an internal development programme, during a period of personal career growth surrounded by business uncertainty. Angie helped me put my new and growing responsibilities in perspective with the capabilities and strengths that a 360 feedback report had identified. This enabled me to step up to the various challenges I was facing, and provided a voice (or ear!) of sanity when I needed it.
Angie’s style is one of patient reflection. She is an exceptional listener, and I found she truly got to know and understand my personal drivers, motivations and career aspirations. This was vital to the success of the process. Yet during the sessions, Angie would never hesitate to ask the clear, striking question that either had not occurred to me or that I had been avoiding. For me, this was where the deep personal learning happened and that is where the value in working with Angie lies.
I have worked with Angie a number of times over the past few years. This time around Angie worked with another coach and myself to design and implement an initiative to enhance the ‘soft skills’ or ‘relationship skills’ of my team.
Angie worked hard with me at the outset to really define what it was that I wanted to do. Through careful listening and questioning Angie helped me to clarify what particular behaviours should be given most focus. Thereafter Angie worked within this framework to support the Team Leaders with one-to-one coaching and some group work.
Angie’s strength here was to bring clarity to the expectations at the outset, and then by bringing a real focus on each person’s strengths and how they play best to those. The feedback I’ve had from the team leaders has been universally positive – their work with Angie has allowed them to confidently lead the wider Development Programme with their own teams. It has also given us all food for thought around our own personal goals and objectives. The Team Leaders also appreciated Angie’s trademark style – non-judgemental questioning, looking at the whole picture – work and non-work; and of course – a bit of fun!
I look forward to working more with Angie on future programmes.
Having worked with Angie for the best part of a year, I found her to be very understanding of the needs of me and my team. Angie’s unique ability to listen, assess our development needs and work with me and my team resulted in an excellent individual and team coaching programme.
On a personnel level I found Angie’s approach triggered me to think more about how I managed my team and also appreciate the different styles within the team. The feedback from the team members has been very positive, all feel they have learnt a lot about themselves and the other members of the team.
I can clearly see the benefits of the coaching programme in both the individuals and how the team is functioning. Angie worked very hard during all the individual and team sessions, she also made these sessions very enjoyable. I would have no hesitation in recommending this training programme to other managers, and hope to work with Angie again in the future.