Sceptical about coaching and the benefit it can really deliver? So was I…

Then I stalked Carol Kauffman (Founder/Executive Director, Institute of Coaching Harvard Medical School McLean Hospital) which led to me meeting Anne Scoular (MD Meyler Campbell) and her great team. Now part of the Meyler Campbell alumni, I know exactly what it can do but also know the profession of coaching is broad and we aren’t all the same.

The right chemistry match is absolutely key to the success of a coaching experience. Without it, the trust required for optimal executive performance will not develop.

Coaching individuals


Coaching is something you can invest in yourself. No-one needs to know about it, it doesn’t have to be done in conjunction with your employer; in fact many people choose coaching sessions so they can find a new employer. You might just be at the stage where you need to change things for you; dealing with complex work situations, career prospects, a better chance at progression, as the annoying advert says; because you are worth it!

Coaching businesses


Business coaching can be individual, pairs or groups, totally dependent on what you want to achieve and why. My areas of expertise include Change Management, Supply Chain Management, Project Management, PLM and Fan Culture. Coaching is a great co-creation method, it enables business to use the external eyes and expertise of a consultant with the brief of ensuring that the coachees own the agenda, change comes through experience and knowledge transfer happens. It is a balance of non-directive and directive coaching that delivers results with speed.

Coaching executives


Whether it’s developing high potentials, facilitating transition, acting as a sounding board or addressing derailing behaviour, my speciality is working with Executives that are highly motivated to change and young leaders working in the big developing economies. It’s a brilliant sign of commitment for the employer to invest in Executive Coaching; it underpins a continuous learning culture right from the top.

Coaching programmes

I want to inspire you with some creative coaching programmes, things you may not have thought about in a coaching context.

Your Time, Your Choice

Your Time, Your Choice

The most traditional coaching session, you have something you need to do or need to change and you think that if we work on it together your results will be better and faster. You will be right. Why? A fresh perspective is priceless and our combined experience and skills; probably amazing!

The Honest Moment

The Honest Moment

Bad habits, blind spots, not getting on with people, delivering below what you know you can do but don’t know why? Let’s have an honest moment, value your experience, and use pattern recognition wisely. Why? So you know the difference between fact and fantasy and can be more successful.

The Networked Age vs The Industrial Age

The Networked Age vs The Industrial Age

Many businesses are built on the same model that businesses in the industrial age flourished on, but 21st Century modifications and technology make things a bit harder to work with than they need to be. Why? Unpack it before it strangles you and your business.

Turning Workplaces Into Fanbases

Turning Workplaces Into Fanbases

The corporate world can learn a lot from fan psychology and it taps into some fundamental workplace processes (reward and recognition, communication strategy, induction programmes, general employee engagement). Why? A workforce of fans is surely a no-brainer.

PLM Made Simple

PLM Made Simple

PLM is one of the most frustrating and complex programmes to deliver. Coaching your leaders through PLM cuts through the noise; at an individual and group level coaching dissects what’s going on and challenges what is and isn’t working. Why? Integrated PLM isn’t simple.

Stories I’ve been telling

Data, can we be sustainable with it or without it?

Research commissioned by Ovo Energy last November suggested that if each person in the UK sent one fewer email a day it could cut carbon output by more than 16,000 tonnes a year. The research claimed that would be the equivalent of more than 80,000 people flying from London to Madrid. It found that the 10 most “unnecessary” emails included messages saying only “thank you”, “appreciated”, “cheers” and “LOL”.

A Thought for Food

“If we are to transform our food systems so that the maximum amount of people can eat nutritious food produced in the right ways, we need to work together, share ideas, pool resources and connect as part of a global food movement. Every voice counts” Patrick Holden CEO of The Sustainable Food Trust

What could Warrington and Los Angeles (LA) have in common?

“Thoughtful actions have a big impact, and there is no time to wait. The goal of this toolkit is to provide support and sample materials for Neighbourhood Council leaders and members to accelerate sustainable action in their communities”. After looking for the Sustainability plan for Warrington, I had a look for one that seemed to engage the community and found that despite the Trump years, Mayor Garcetti, had tried to do that.  

Sustainability is climate change plus

I am a change agent by profession. 25 years and counting, dedicated to change in the corporate world, system thinking is my thing. But, I rarely get to execute it properly because people feel it is easier to focus on THE one thing that will accelerate change. The problem is, it is never one thing and pretending that we have a headline we can all fall behind frustrates people, loses trust and faith that anything will change and usually results in change fatigue.

What happens when you aren’t in the majority?

June 24th 2016 will go down in history as the day when slightly over half the UK population voted to leave the European Union in a misguided attempt to take back what the Brexiters sold them as some sort of Holy Grail of Soverignty and Control. The other (almost) half, were not fooled. Europe will be divided, the UK already is. What can we do to work towards a more integrated world? 

Don’t whip up hatred or division

The recent murder of Jo Cox and the divisions that the Brexiters and the Remainers are creating are bringing about a nastiness I didn't think was possible in our society and it's making me very sad.

“Nina was the right coach for us, she understood me and our business.”
Jeanette Morgan – MD, Access Point

Jeanette Morgan – MD, Access Point

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There are a lot of psychological factors that come into play when delivering change; trust, confidence and the most basic but most important; can we work together? Does that chemistry exist between us to deliver what you need? There is only one way to find out.

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