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 met Simona recently at the Guildford Coaching Group, a coming together of like minded individuals working in Executive and Team Coaching. Simona kindly offered to bring her talent for Social Media to the group, of which I was an interested and willing listener. She demystified how I should be thinking about Websites, profiles, Facebook, LinkedIn and the like and inspired me to think deeply about the perceptions of others. A Social Media Marketing masterclass ! Hope others get the chance to work with Simona like I did.
Paul Austin, Business Owner
I was recently a coaching client of Simona’s and was very impressed with her and her coaching and business mentoring services. My focus was on goal setting and clarity around my business. This has proven incredibly useful. We also explored the wider picture and personal context which has proven incredibly fulfilling.
I highly recommend Simona as a coach. Her style is very motivating and she is astute and focussed. She offers a great balance between insight and introspection and practical steps moving forward.
Thora, Business Owner
I can whole heartedly recommend Transforming Meetings training provided by Simona.
Not only was the training tailored for the benefit of the Charity to provide thought provoking topics for the Leadership Team, it transformed the thinking of the team.
The pandemic has created a heavy workload and the team made comments of “I was dreading taking the time out of my day” to “this has transformed my thinking and given me permission to take time out to “think” and work very differently”. Not only that, it was bonding for the team, it provided humour in a much needed time of work overload.
The simplicity of the tools effectively used and breaking into pairs to do the “thinking” was inspiring and gave the opportunity to starting “thinking” and sharing the thoughts that we often have in our mind. It was clearly recognised that this technique was not only valuable for using in meetings but was valid in giving ourselves permission to take time out of the working week to collaborate.
Implementing the training was appreciated by the Team and we appreciated Simona facilitating our training sessions.
If you want to transform, inspire and transition your team, I recommend you participate in training for Transforming Meetings.
We have now booked additional training days for the other Management Teams.
Simona has been coaching me since mid-January. It was difficult at the beginning as I was actually wanting to stay away from setting goals. Simona found a way to get round this and we set aspirations instead. This felt a lot more freeing, which is what I needed at the time.
Like many of us I’m sure, I lacked self-belief which can sometimes be crippling and I really wanted to see a way past this.
Simona has worked with me over the past four months to bring me to a point where I have self-belief; I am more confident in my decision making (and I’m not
seeking approval for my decisions as often…);
I am taking more time out, even if it’s just ten minutes with a coffee and my book, just for me. I know how I want to lead, and I know that I am already doing a good job. And I am continuing to help people when I can.
Simona has given me the time and space to think for myself and provide the answers, but she has also challenged me at times (with my permission), which I’ve needed.
I would wholeheartedly recommend Simona to anyone who has a challenge/sticky point they want to get past, as Simona will work with you and get you through it.
Hannah Holland, Head of Marketing
I cannot express enough the gratitude I have to you during the past 3 months.
I was introduced to you at a time when tragedy had struck the Charity, and I stepped up to take on a senior role, as acting CEO, sooner than I had anticipated.
Over the time we have worked together you have encouraged me to grow beyond limits I never could have expected, with the ultimate goal of becoming CEO for Catalyst. You have been quick to point out that this was all within my grasp but the reality is the reinforcement, the insight and the patience you gave me encouraged me to have belief in myself which has changed my perception of me, my colleagues and how I present myself externally.
I wholeheartedly recommend Simona and coaching as a necessity to challenge yourself in your role against the backdrop of you being at the centre of everything you do, it is an incredible journey with no limits.
Sue Murphy, CEO, Catalyst