How I Work

Coaching is a creative partnership. It’s a process that inspires people to make the professional and personal changes they want to make. It’s not therapy. It’s not mentoring. It’s not advice.

There’s plenty in life we can’t control, but there’s also plenty we can. I will help you understand more about what’s stopping you from getting the things you want and what you need to do to move closer to your goals.

As your coach, I will give you my full attention. I’ll ask you powerful questions, act as a sounding board and challenge your blind spots. I’ll encourage you to think deeply and find fresh perspectives, but we’ll focus on the future, not the past. Coaching is about moving forward. We can all talk for ever about our problems, but meanwhile the clock is ticking, the world is burning and life can pass us by.

My coaching style is a mix of empathy, warmth and gentle (sometimes sparky) challenge. One of my former bosses once took a bite of a tangerine and said: “mm, sweet with a tang, like Christina!” That’s about right. Do you want to change or do you not want to change? In the end, it’s up to you.

I’m suspicious of those company websites that list their values. So many sound like a mix of Mother Theresa and Nelson Mandela. But here are some of the things that matter to me: beauty, truth, integrity, kindness, creativity, courage, fairness, contribution to society, curiosity, laughter, coffee, cake, art, books, wine and crisps.

If you want to make changes in your life, you need to know what matters to you. If you don’t, I’ll help you find out.

ICF MemberI have a certificate in professional coaching skills and a certificate in systemic team coaching, am a member of the International Coaching Federation and uphold their code of ethics. You can read more about it here.

All coaching sessions are on Zoom. If we agree to work together, I’ll offer you a programme of six sessions, with the option of a further batch or ad hoc sessions at the end of it.

I work with bright, thoughtful, interesting people who want to make the most of their time and talents. If that’s you, then let’s talk.