When I contacted Robert I felt like I had no direction in life, and I couldn’t see future possibilities because I had the opinion that I had achieved everything I wanted to both personally and professionally - a typical midlife crisis! I also wanted to find a way to structure my professional environment to work on my terms without guilt or resentment.
The whole process was enlightening, I finished each session feeling positive, excited and inspired. Robert warned me early on that that he would hold me to account and push me out of my comfort zone, which he did throughout. From structured exercises using the Enneagram personality model, Gallup CliftonStrenths, and 360 reviews, Robert had all the right tools to help me understand myself and what is really important to me.
The coaching has been life-changing. Robert has opened my eyes to a completely new approach that builds on my achievements to date and is hugely exciting. I have connected with my authentic interests and values in a positive and fulfilling way which has been transformational. My friends and colleagues have noticed a positive shift in my perspective on life, which has significantly improved my personal and professional relationships.
Director of Research and Insights, Engine
I sought coaching support at a time when the organisation was undergoing a major transformation. This involved internal restructure as well as market repositioning and stress levels were high. As a leader, I needed to rethink the way I could help the team and organisation successfully navigate the transition.
On a personal level, I needed to move from a reactive and firefighting mode to an authentic and proactive mode of leadership.
From the outset Robert created a safe and structured environment for coaching by focusing on concrete actions. Robert has a vast knowledge of frameworks and tools that he introduced at exactly the right time. This made our work flexible and organic, and most importantly it fit my needs at each stage of my journey. Working with Robert on my leadership style truly gave me new insights and practical pathways forward. I walked away from each session feeling inspired for action, empowered and energised.
The benefits from the work we did have been manifold. Firstly, on an individual level, I feel much more in charge of my role and I have a greater sense of authenticity. This has helped restore my level of creativity when it comes to strategic thinking. As part of a team, I am more effective in managing the priorities of the unit as a whole. I can better support the team’s development and growth. In fact, the MD said he had noticed tremendous improvement in the performance of the team in a short period of time.
When I started working with Robert, I was feeling awful about a downturn in my business - blaming myself for all of the circumstances that lead to the crisis. I wanted to make sense of what had happened to be able to turn myself around, build up my confidence, and decide what to do with the rest of my professional life. Sleep was poor, my focus was on the past with huge regret, and I was filled with uncertainty about the future and what I would do next.
Robert is empathetic and non-judgemental. The program was incredibly well thought through, and rich in content and learnings, all backed up by solid research. It felt like I was on a journey that kept revealing more and more about areas in life that I had been fairly ignorant of, and that I’d never given much attention.
I realised that life is too short not to improve one’s emotional intelligence. I have negotiated a great outcome for the business that I’m comfortable with, and I now have a strong personal and business narrative that is honest, authentic and positive. I have learnt a huge amount about my strengths and weaknesses, how I can improve my leadership skills and how to relate to others. I would recommend Robert to anyone who is passionate about what they do and want to understand and improve themselves. The coaching programme met and exceeded my expectations, and I’m hugely excited about the future, I only wish I did it 10 years ago.
I had recently parted from a business situation that had been poisonous. As a result I had lost my confidence and become a shell of my former self, so I approached Robert with two key goals:
1) I needed help to digest and deal with the experience of the previous two years. I had lost sight of who I really was, and I couldn't see what I had learnt and achieved.
2) I needed clarity and support to define what I wanted to do next
I would describe the process as enlightening, I had so many ‘lightbulb’ moments! I loved doing the profiling exercises and tests, and I was impressed by how accurate they were. The results and findings were incredibly useful and have made me so much more aware of myself, and perceptions/effects on people around me (both personal and business). Robert is patient and incredibly insightful; he brought so many new perspectives and discussion ideas into each session.
I have regained the confidence I used to have in business. Robert and the various exercises we did together highlighted very clearly my superpowers which I can now eloquently express with confidence. I have also been able to develop an authentic story for my journey over the past two years, which now focuses on my resilience, courage, and determination. By defining my non-negotiables, I am now clear on the key questions I need to ask myself when evaluating business/employment opportunities.