Guildford, London & the South Coast
(including Guildford, Woking, Surrey, Southampton, Portsmouth, Hampshire)
Leadership , Executive, or Life Coaching
Available in person and online in the UK and Internationally.
I have worked in FMCG for the last 25 years, predominantly food businesses in a sales and marketing role, latterly in General Management and Senior Commercial roles. I decided 5 years ago to cut loose and start my own business as an entrepreneur, unfortunately things did not go to plan which affected my confidence and belief in myself, this made me question what I wanted to do for the next 20 years.
Working with Simona helped me focus on a plan and set of practices that gave me my confidence back, motivated me again to establish my core values and help my mindset of never giving up. I have gained greater clarity and focus and a better regime of working practices that have enabled my business to thrive and allows me to enjoy quality family time and work life balance.
The best coaches encourage a positive mindset and ask probing questions to help individuals make the best of themselves in business and their personal lives, Simona certainly does this, she has a friendly engaging style and is very knowledgeable and supportive. I really enjoyed working with Simona and with the work we have done together I feel motivated and extremely positive about achieving my business and personal goals going forward.
The Titan brands website will be up and running by the end of 2020 and I have never been busier.
I am thoroughly enjoying helping challenger and purpose driven Food and Drink brands on their journey and can put my years of experience to good use and help brands be successful. I would highly recommend Simona to anyone looking to gain greater clarity and direction in their business and personal life.
Gavin McLean – Founder Titan Brands
Having been in the same job for over 10 years I had become bored and wanted new challenges. Going to work didn’t fill me with the same enjoyment it had done when I started.
I was looking for a change but didn’t know what change to make.
Should I look at changing department, or changing company or even retraining and changing career.
A coaching session with Simona helped me answer a lot of questions.
Some of these questions I had already asked myself but Simona made me look at my answers in a new light, other questions made me think about things in a whole new way.
I came away from the session with a new clarity on what direction I wanted to take and how I was going to get there.
I knew what steps were needed and Simona was there to provide support and encouragement in taking those first steps.
I am now looking forward to starting a new chapter of my life. One with more challenges but also more enjoyment.
Andy L – Career Change
I was thinking of a career change and approached Simona. Our work quickly led to me realising I wanted to start my own business. Working with Simona has been very exciting as I have been guided down a path to explore my ideas, allow me to come to my own conclusions and really hone in on what I want to achieve. This was my first experience of coaching and I would highly recommend Simona.
I was given the opportunity to work with Simona at the end of 2016. The timing was perfect for me – the charity I had set up in 2013 was reaching a critical stage in its development and it was time for some self-reflection and preparation for the next phase.
As is often the case, I started with a very fixed idea of the areas I wanted to address but the sessions led me to different areas to consider and develop on. The outcomes therefore were different to what I had maybe expected but equally valuable. I enjoyed the opportunity to turn the lens towards me and to focus on my own development, and I found Simona to be a capable and empathic coach.
I have genuinely enjoyed the process of working with Simona and have already started to recommend her to others.
UPDATE – 12 months on : I’m delighted to say that I joined the payroll at Stripey Stork last week. I’m incredibly proud that something I created, and love so much, has become a flexible, paid role
Nicola Dawes, Chair of Trustees at Stripey Stork
I started coaching with Simona as I wanted more ‘me’ time. I found coaching helped me see lots of things from a totally new perspective, and how to deal with each issue individually rather than trying to deal with it all at once. Simona was very calm and helped me to express what I wanted to achieve.
Mrs G, Solepreneur/Parent