Focus and Think
INCREASE PERFORMANCE – DECREASE STRESS – ENJOY HEALTH!
“After receiving some really helpful coaching years ago as a graduate, I contacted Paul recently because I was ready to invest in taking my career to the next level. His executive coaching helped me to look inward and reflect on the opportunities and challenges in front of me. We quickly established a great rapport again and created some real momentum. I’ve now taken on a very exciting new C-Suite role and Paul continues to provide expert insight and guidance, and all-important accountability to drive forward with my development plan. I cannot recommend him highly enough!”
Simon Ritchie, Chief Product Officer, Metapraxis
Executive Coaching Services That Deliver Results
Discover how to live healthily in every respect – primarily through developing a genuinely healthy work / life balance. My clients learn how to focus on key areas of life that are frequently neglected such as family relationships and creating time to think deeply. This helps them to come to a fresh understanding of themselves, enabling them to be released into their true potential.
Healthy Work/Life Balance
It is no good performing well at work if your health suffers as a result. When YOU are ‘healthy’, your work and everyone in your life will benefit and you will be happier.
If you want to find the Time to Think*, you have to do things differently. To begin with, you have to learn to listen properly. Then, you promise not to interrupt.
Whatever you focus on becomes a larger part of your vision. The optimum position is to identify and then focus – like never before – on your true priorities.
Hi, I’m Paul…
Having had my personal world turned completely upside down in 2014, I have experienced a renewed sense of gratitude, joy and compassion… and a sense of urgency to see these universal values realised in the lives of others wherever possible…
“I have been working with Paul for more than eight years and, during this time, he has played a key part in supporting my career development as I have taken on roles of increasing responsibility within my organisation. The 1:1 coaching he has provided has not only facilitated my development as a leader but also enabled me to balance the demands both inside and outside of work; achieving a greater balance in my life. Throughout this process, he has constantly challenged me to be brutally honest with myself about my feelings and motivations, forcing me to confront and address the key issues and challenges that I have been facing.“
Mark RobinsonVP FINANCE & CFO INTERNATIONAL, ILLUMINA
What I Do…
The clients I work with are extremely busy individuals. Almost invariably, part of the solution to their non-stop schedules is to equip their direct reports and delegate more. Consequently, they will invite me to help them with their teams. This can involve workshop sessions designed to increase trust, teamwork, productivity & overall effectiveness. One team I worked with in Brussels, confirmed that 85% of them had experienced significant improvement in their day to day productivity as a result of the two day workshop I ran.
1:1 Executive Coaching
In normal times, this comprises a bi-monthly face to face session that alternates with a phone call catch up. Since the advent of less normal times, I use Zoom or a walk together wherever possible.
Genuine Leadership Development is crucial when it comes to experiencing real growth. The Time to Grow workshops I have facilitated with leaders and their teams have generated lasting results and measurable improvement in overall effectiveness.
I love to come alongside young leaders and equip them with the skills they will need to run the race. If they are to be successful, their career needs to be treated as a marathon not a sprint, . This is the closest I come to merging executive coaching with mentoring, as I share whatever wisdom and knowledge I may have that will help them to avoid the mistakes I made and go on to make a lasting impact on the world.
One full day or more – depending on the event – where I come in to help with team-building, group coaching, deep listening, time-blocking and other skills designed to enhance the performance of the team as a whole.
Working alongside a senior associate of mine with experience of interventions across Eastern Europe, we have developed a series of interactive workshops designed to develop emerging leaders as well as create a culture of transformation and growth.
Occasionally, I get invited to speak publicly about specific subjects such as The Psychology of Sales, Reasons to Do Coaching, 1,2,3. I also get asked to share some of my personal experiences around divorce, separation and recovery, and other traumatic trials that I call Thriving Not Merely Surviving.
“The impact of coaching sessions with Paul is immediate. You are at once able to focus on the key areas that are holding you back from realising your full potential.”