Making the Most of Change
Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust was in the process of merging with Birmingham Women’s Hospital when Gwenny contacted me. The merger provided potential opportunities and challenges which Gwenny wanted to work through. We identified that there were 3 main areas she wanted to focus on to equip her to support the organisations through this period of change. This is what Gwenny said about her coaching experience:-
“I was not sure what to expect from coaching when we started but it was a really positive experience. I found the hour a week of structured, protected time to talk through successes and challenges really valuable and Lesley pushed me to pause, think, plan and do things differently.
Lesley was positive, understanding and encouraging. She helped me identify my strengths, formulate my ideas about the future and think differently, so I will continue to benefit even now the coaching has finished. My organisation has benefited because I am positive, more organised and have a clear action plan.
I would not hesitate to recommend working with Lesley to other Governance Professionals”
Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Thriving following promotion
Linsay had recently been promoted and had identified that it was a good time to focus on her personal development to help her thrive in her new role. We identified 3 goals she wanted to achieve and worked together on a weekly basis towards achieving them. Linsay identified that she needed to make the time and space to lead her team, manage the challenges that leadership brought and ensure that she was as fit and healthy as she could be to ensure that she had the energy required.
This is what Linsay said about her experience:-
“Before I started the coaching programme with Lesley, I could not imagine how the sessions would translate into positive outcomes at work. However, through Lesley’s support and encouragement I have managed to become much more focused and developed new approaches and skills which have enabled me to become more productive and efficient. This has in turn also had a positive impact on the team I manage.
The majority of the sessions were remote (by telephone). This flexibility ensured that I always had the time to commit despite having a hectic work diary and home life. I would highly recommend Lesley and the style of this coaching programme.”
Linsay, Risk and Audit Professional