"Having participated in both “face to face” coaching and “walking” coaching, I can honestly now I can say I am a convert to the latter! With “walking” coaching you are on the move most of the time, which I definitely found energises your thinking and most certainly improves your resourcefulness and imagination in breaking through any issues that are under discussion. I found it is a great way to challenge your thinking to new horizons and to stretch yourself mentally and physically - and it helps if you are walking in an amazing and inspiring landscape. I always leave these sessions with Claire far more inspired and motivated than participating in the more traditional methods of coaching"
"Sue Willis has been a great coach - I had no expectations of what coaching sessions could provide, but it turned into a journey of self-discovery. Sue was very patient and supportive in helping me to realise what I want to achieve professionally and what is important for me in relation to my short, medium and long term goals. I feel more self- aware and positive about my strengths and how to apply them. I would fully recommend Sue".
"Having newly started my first director role, coaching has been incredibly beneficial. It has helped me to identify my key strengths and styles and how to maximise these to address problems. Sue challenged me to see things differently and identify clear goals. I am now far more confident of my own ability and would recommend coaching to anyone starting a new role".
"Incredibly positive experience as was unsure what to expect. Sue has the perfect balance of sharing her knowledge but not giving you the solution instead helping you come to a conclusion yourself via key questions or exercises. She is also incredibly motivating which made the whole experience very energising and therefore the belief you could make the changes happen."
"Claire is very professional but in a calm and engaging way. She chose a relaxed environment for our discussions, which worked well. Claire helped me think about my goals more holistically as well as giving me practical tools to use going forward. She also offered additional support away from the sessions, which was very welcome".
“Claire shows empathy, is encouraging and supportive. She challenged me when needed and helped me build a strategy to attain my professional goals and take responsibility for them. I also appreciated time spent working on life goals - maintaining a balance between work and my health, wellbeing, family and friends”.
"My sessions with Claire have had a hugely positive influence on my forward career outlook. Whilst always listening and being encouraging, Claire also guided me to a practical outcome - which was exactly what I was looking for. The sessions were the right blend of push and pull to drive me forward and were sprinkled with lots of practical advice - which was useful and appreciated. I would strongly recommend Claire as a coach".
"Sue has a very natural interpersonal style and is a very good listener. Her coaching sessions have a good mix and balance of freestyle conversation and structured exercises, which help you, hone in on your coaching/development priorities. I really enjoyed our coaching sessions and have a tangible development plan to take forward."
“I felt very comfortable working with Sue - she’s professional and approachable which made my exploration of myself and my values easier. I have successfully changed my career following our coaching sessions and have been greatly assisted in this process by Sue”.
“Over just a few sessions with Claire I was able to assess exactly where I was in my career. She provided the right balance of reflection and questioning to enable me to challenge my comfort zone. Claire helped me find a renewed confidence in my abilities at a senior level and I am now clear on my value both internally and within the wider Retail industry. I am now ready to tick the boxes I require for my own work/life satisfaction in the future”.
“Claire is a sincere, trusted and capable coach who has challenged my thinking, given me practical advice and helped me decide how to manage both my career and life goals. I found her to be both enthusiastic and inspiring and I enjoyed the time we spent together”.