Time and time again I meet individuals who are not being the best versions of themselves
Not many people start their career consciously wanting to be a leader.
High performing teams achieve great results. Everyone knows that.
Sally held senior HR positions within Cadbury until 2005, where she gained fabulous experience of leadership and coaching, team effectiveness challenges and the core drivers (and drainers!) of employee engagement. Sally is a qualified coach, and has worked with hundreds of clients, from CEOs to early careers graduates. She is an MBTI practitioner and uses 360 Emotional Intelligence feedback in many aspects of her work. In recent years Sally has developed extensive experience in strengthening resilience and helping people to thrive in the workplace. As a Master Practitioner of the WRAWindex [Workplace Resilience and Wellbeing] She has supported individuals and teams across world to learn how to thrive not just survive in challenging times.
Sally has a pragmatic and down to earth approach and a style that both challenges clients to clarify what needs to be different and supports them to deliver that change. Every client has unique challenges and Sally works hard to understand their needs and develop bespoke, value adding solutions.
Sally will work closely with you to understand your needs before offering a solution that is right for your organization.
I have had the pleasure to be coached and mentored by Sally for nearly 10 years. From our initial meeting it was obvious to us both that we had a strong connection. On top of the more traditional career development and leadership coaching, Sally has been a tremendous support and one of those ‘lights along the tunnel’ as we have to lean in and adapt to new ways of working. She has taught me to focus on and strengthen my own resilience to enable and me to support and strengthen the resilience of my team and the broader organisation. For anyone looking to develop and strengthen authentic leadership skills for themselves or within their company, I could not recommend a better more inspirational person to work with than Sally.
I have had the pleasure of working with Sally for a number of years now and she is a highly regarded and trusted external partner of Avara Foods. As a credible and experienced leadership development professional Sally is all about adding value and does not apply the 'one size fits all' approach. If you are looking for a quick fix, tick box approach - don't call Sally! We continue to work with her on a number of projects across our leadership and management teams that include executive coaching, resilience and wellbeing (WRAW), 360 feedback and level 5 ILM programme design and facilitation. We really value Sally's passion and energy for supporting and challenging our leaders to take action to make change happen, that undoubtedly contributes to improving both personal and business performance. I always walk away from a conversation with Sally feeling energised and inspired - she is someone who is great to work with and be around.
Having worked with several leadership training consultants over the years, Sally stands out as certainly one of the best. She is very passionate and driven to build a long lasting relationship with the business to help effect real business benefit through her programmes. She has gained credibility and confidence very quickly within our business at both Board level and with the delegates she has trained, as she is someone who really listens to the needs of the business and develops solutions that perfectly fit with the need and culture. Sally has trained many people here and the delegates have raved about her. She is straightforward and down to earth; she isn’t full of jargon and leadership buzz words – instead through her significant business and HR experience, she really inspires delegates.
Since Sally made the decision to progress her career outside of the Cadbury business, I have had the pleasure to engage her support on numerous occasions. With each assignment she has bought significant passion and insight, effectively assessing the needs of the group or individual and creatively developing solutions that meet both business and individual needs. She has a pragmatic, open and honest style, which quickly connects with people and creates rapport and trust. In summary I truly believe that teams and individuals have benefited from time spent with Sally and from her coaching and support, and that business outcomes have improved as a result.
I have had the pleasure of working with Sally in a variety of guises over the years. In every case, regardless of role or activity, she has always brought a welcome and often much needed level-headed, pragmatic and outcome-focused approach to the task at hand. Most recently, Sally has been invaluable in helping me to think through and act upon the next steps in my own career development. During this process, she drew upon her broad range of experience, tools and techniques to create an approach that was centred on me and tailored to meet my needs. Sally’s natural inclination towards results orientation encouraged me to set my own targets during and between each session that we had and her uncanny intuition on when to challenge and when to step back to allow me to reflect ensured that every session that we had was value-adding and moved me forwards. I can genuinely say that Sally’s support has been life changing for me and that if you have a coaching need, no matter how big or how small, then you should seriously consider giving Sally a call – you won’t regret it.
On top of Sally’s ability to build instant trust and her absolute professionalism, I thoroughly recommend her for her ability to balance challenge with empathy in a coaching session. I always feel that the path ahead looks clearer after working with Sally. For the last 6 years, Sally has been a consistent sounding board to think through where I am and where I want to go, and particularly when working alone, she has been a valued resource and “partner” in the journey.
I worked with Sally over a number of years in my role as Head of Quality at Mondelez International. Through one to one coaching with myself, and a series of team events, Sally supported me and my team to build an inspiring Quality Vision, pushing the team’s aspiration of what good could look like. Sally became a trusted partner for me and the team during this period. Building an environment for openness and transparency. This was critical to enable the team to work collectively and as individuals to be the best they could be at all times, in service of our Quality Vision and Strategy. Sally’s energy and enthusiasm created the driving focus and momentum for change. The team achieved great results whilst also growing and developing individuals. In addition Sally has provided leadership coaching for myself supporting me to deliver and unlock my full potential whilst building the full effectiveness of the Quality Team.