Testimonials

As a significant result of seeing Annette on a regular basis (Peter) has delivered a superb year. He brought expertise in executive development to a new and demanding role. But he was set a mighty challenge to turn around influence and credibility with senior stakeholders sufficiently to carve out and execute a multi-million pound, world class leadership behavioural change initiative for the company's most senior executives, in-house. Critically this was from scratch with no pre- existing infrastructure (team, premises, etc), and most operational capability only existing in third party contractors. He nailed this with a combination of rare interpersonal insight, personal discipline in building credibility with critical board level internal and external stakeholders, and a learnt capability to influence. (Peter) also added proactivity, diligence, an ability and bravery to coach upwards effectively, candour, innovation, and an appetite for risk. The result was world class development, a measured change in leadership behaviour, and a massive step up in personal credibility and visibility.

I've been working with Annette for 14 months on my personal development. I'd been getting consistent feedback about my behaviour at work which was holding me back. There was nothing earth shattering, I just wasn't giving my best contribution and I needed to unlock whatever it was that I did or did not do which kept me stuck.

Annette was recommended to me by a professional coach whom I trust, so I started our sessions with an open mind and a willingness to change. Annette's style of working in partnership with me helped me be honest and frank from the first session. I was able to see my own limiting mind sets and behaviours with a fresh perspective and this created the conditions for deep personal and professional change.

Annette created the space for me to hear my own voice and explore my own thoughts, free from what others might want me to think, feel, or do. I was able to connect more deeply with my own personal purpose and from that place of strength I started to make small, safe changes over time.

In our sessions we used the humanality profiling tool. I'm familiar with many such tools but this one was new to me. The insight it provided helped me flex my style to meet the different preferences of colleagues at work. It also helped me understand why my some of my friends are the way they are and I've worked my way through some conflicting situations using an understanding of humanality types. After 14 months, using this logic comes naturally and both personal and professional relationships are benefiting.

The overall results from my sessions with Annette are remarkable. I've moved from the middle of my professional peer group at work to become the outstanding performer of the year. I work for a board member in a FTSE 100 and they have said the change in me is 'astonishing'. They have never seen anyone achieve the performance I've managed in such a short space of time and deliver such world class results.

At a personal level the changes I've made have helped improve my relationships at home and I've now been back at the gym for six months, so my energy levels and physical wellbeing has improved also.

I've invested 50 mins each week over 14 months working with Annette. It's been the best investment I've made.

Peter.

Working with Annette was a truly unique experience. The counselling relationship I experienced with her was unlike any other relationship I had encountered. The level of empathy and understanding that was present along with a feeling of being in a totally “safe” environment proved to be extremely healing. To be in a relationship free of judgement and to feel as though I was actually heard for the first time enabled me to function much more openly in all my relationships without fear of rejection or judgement. To say that the counselling relationship I experienced with Annette changed my life sounds extremely dramatic but that is exactly how it is. Although each day still provides new challenges I know I can face these and come through without feeling totally obliterated. This would not have been the case if I hadn”t have made the choice to enter counselling.

Hilary

“no words are enough to express how grateful I am for all you've done for me. Thank you, I will never forget your kindness.”

Harry

“I can't believe it's been a year since I started with you. Thank you so much for all your support during that time; you'll never know how much it helped me.”

Sophia

“I wanted to say thank you very much for all your warm, non-judgemental support during our time together.”

Jade

“I could never have believed, when I first came to see you, Annette, just how powerful would be the quality of your listening. Talking things through with you, well, just telling you about myself and my problem really seems to have cleared the fog that obscured my understanding of what was happening to me. I would never have believed that my life could change so much, it's like I feel newer and stronger and better able to sort my life out on my own now.”

Josh