“Before starting work with Emma I wasn’t sure if it was possible for an introvert like me to have enough confidence to lead and make progress in my career. After working with her I know it is – I’m more able to communicate effectively with colleagues, have difficult conversations, challenge colleagues constructively, be assertive and express my views with confidence.
“Emma provided the right combination of support and challenge to push me out of my comfort zone and expand my view of what I believe is possible for me. The fact that Emma is an introvert and understands what it’s like was very helpful. Some of the things I’ve learned will make a difference for the rest of my life.”
Christina Rolles, Head of Communications, The Lullaby Trust
"I recently engaged Emma's coaching services and I would highly recommend her. Emma's a very calm, thoughtful, supportive and focussed coach. She enabled me to define clear goals (which we revisited at every session) and work towards clear outcomes. I found the coaching sessions thought provoking and I reached some very helpful conclusions with Emma's warm and generous support."
Rebecca Gill, Public Policy and Social Change Consultant
"Emma coached me in an area of strategic change for NSPCC. Her coaching enabled me to achieve a great deal of clarity and focus in a short period of time. She consistently brought focus and challenge to my thinking which helped me to identify the approach I wanted to take with a clear rationale for it. She is incredibly skilled at offering this challenge in a positive and supportive way that is encouraging and motivating. I came out of each coaching session not only with greater clarity about next steps but also with increased motivation about taking the work forwards."
Lisa Watch, Senior Strategic Communications Manager
"Emma has, through her coaching, helped me to get real clarity and focus about campaigns at The Challenge. She's also helped me identify strategic approaches needed to embed campaigning culture in an organisation. She's hugely experienced, and always has a concrete example of how she's created change in different contexts. That said, she balances this with excellent listening and questioning skills, enabling you to come up with your own solutions to challenges you're facing. She's also tremendous fun to work with - both personable and professional, and able to keep sessions tight and focused (without them feeling rushed or overly formal). If you're looking for somebody who can be a font of wisdom on best campaigns practice, somebody who can help guide you to solve strategic campaigns problems, or even somebody who can facilitate problem solving - I'd highly recommend getting in touch with Emma."
Hannah Millinship-Hayes, Campaigns Manager
"Emma’s coaching has helped me to think through short- and long-term options, explore my strengths and areas for development in a safe and constructive environment. Emma manages to balance insight, support and challenge as well as bringing a wealth of experience and expertise. I found the sessions motivating and energising. It was invaluable to have the space and time to step back from the day job, take stock and focus. I would recommend Emma as a skilled coach."
Kate Mulley, Director of Policy and Campaigns
“I really enjoyed my coaching sessions with Emma and found them very useful in charting a way through immediate and longer term issues I wanted to address. Emma was able to assist me in coming up with practical solutions that I could apply straight away, in addition to thinking more strategically about the long term.
I appreciated Emma's flexibility and willingness to adapt if a certain approach was not working for me and our feedback sessions helped us to identify what I was finding to be the most effective way of working.
Emma was extremely professional and went out of her way to fit around my, at times erratic, schedule. I really appreciated her prompt interactions outside our discussions and found her write ups really useful.
I would recommend Emma to anyone who is interested in coaching; I've certainly benefitted from the experience and would use Emma again in future.”
Farah Ziaulla, Deputy Director of the Law, Rights and International Directorate