Testimonials

Our clients and what they say about us

 

“I would like to put on record my sincere thanks to Carolyn, she has a gift for prompting thought provoking conversations and a wealth of tools that are relatable to my role at DCH, she brings wonderful authenticity to her mentoring and has helped me consider the problems I face on levels that I hadn’t previously considered, It has been a joy to spend time with her.”

“At a time where there are so many uncertainty and unanswered questions, I really felt this coaching session helped to uplift me from a place of fear, anxiety, loneliness of how I was feeling and anger. Being given the opportunity to talk, cry and express my emotions has really helped me to cope with all that is continuously coming my way. I want to wish everyone on the team good wishes and to ask that you continue to provide support to others like myself.”

 “Curie’s coaching is wonderful! She uses a wealth of experience to provide a rich source of methods which help me assess where I am in the moment and explore what I need. In particular, the embodiment coaching works wonders for me. Curie uses a tailored, responsive, creative approach to help me explore what I need. Her voice is really soothing, and she does not overload with information.” 

Consultant Doctor

Our Clients include:

I met Linda via the Warwick Leadership Programme. From our first session, I found Linda’s coaching to be extremely useful, she gave advice on broad and specific work-related situations. Linda challenges your thinking! She immediately identified the key issues and presented various options and strategies for action, exploring the likely outcomes from alternative approaches. She is a clear thinker and very astute – also very warm, professional and personable. I would highly recommend her to others.

Julie Bruce

University of Warwick

I met Linda after having had a few unsuccessful job interviews. I work in academic research management and although I have great work experience in that field, all the required qualifications and an adequate academic background (PhD in Philosophy), I have missed several dream jobs because I was bad at selling myself. I had a 2 hour coaching session with Linda and she has been really helpful in changing my way of handling a job interview, giving me lots of useful tips and advice on keys words or points you need to address to ace a job interview and feel confident. I had another job interview a few days later and it was successful! I would recommend Coaching4Careers and Linda in particular without any restrictions!!

Eleonore Nievergelt

EU Research Facilitator, Colleges of Arts and Law and Social Science,, University of Birmingham

Having been made redundant due to the Covid-19’s impact on my company, Emma helped me get back out there with a strong CV that gives me confidence that I will find employment during such a hard time. Working with Emma was a pleasure; she provided me with extremely valuable feedback and practical resources. Within a week of working together I got an interview for a great opportunity and Emma continued to navigate me through the process with professionalism. I feel a lot more confident and know what I can bring to the table thanks to C4C!.”

Full of energy, ideas and commitment to the client. Listens, acknowledges inputs, and builds on others’ ideas. When you work with Steve Hutchinson the bar is set high and he expects you to deliver the same. Exactly what I like.

This is the best feedback we have received, I am so happy! Sixth Form student mentors have already adopted techniques from the session and during mentor meetings some have referred back to the training and how they have implemented listening skills to benefit their meetings.

Katy Piggott

Leader for Mentorship Programme, The Chalfonts Community College

My experience with Emma and the Coaching4Careers company was during a workshop series offered by members of the company in Hessen, Germany, as part of our graduate school programme. I and my colleagues (final-year PhD students in heavy-ion physics) were blown away by the helpful advice, thought-provoking discussions and amazing personally-tailored help we each received from Emma. She is kind, thoughtful and extremely astute at perceiving where a person can grow and how they can make positive changes to achieve their goals. She is also encouraging and helpful. I am indebted to her for empowering me to follow my chosen career, and I would recommend her and the Coaching4Careers team to anyone who wants to find themselves on a career path that will lead them to satisfaction and happiness.

Katharine Henninger

TU Darmstadt, Frankfurt Am Main

Emma Ford from Coaching4Careers has provided support and advice to our staff mentoring scheme over two years. She has listened to our brief, taken on-board our requirements and made suggestions to improve our process. She delivered training to our mentees and mentors about the definition of mentoring, the contracting process and a mentoring model for them to base their discussions on. The training was well adapted to the range of experiences in our groups and very well received. One of our mentees said “The mentoring training was engaging and informative”.

Brighton and Sussex Medical School

“I had been trying to get into a medical school. In both 2016 and 2017, I failed to do so, and in both years, I failed at the interview stage. To improve my chances, something had to be done. My school suggested I get some interview coaching, and with all honesty, I was initially doubtful that it would be of any use.

Through Coaching4Careers, I was introduced to Mark Thompson. Not only was he very professional, he was also everything that I needed. Despite having had only one coaching session with him, it was of immense help. Before our session, he called me on the phone for a quick assessment, and based on it, he came extremely well-prepared to put me on the right track. He ensured I was well-equipped to prepare for upcoming interviews, and also gave me the confidence needed to succeed.

The very next medical school interview I had was at University of Western Australia. I am pleased to say that I was amongst the first candidates to get an offer from them for entry in 2018. I wholeheartedly recommend the service, and am immensely grateful to Mark for all the help.”

Jee Hwan Kim, Australia

Wow, after just the first coaching session with Sarah Alexander I had a clearer idea of the direction for my new business and what I needed to do next. Suddenly it all seemed clear and I knew the answers.

Suzanna provided individual career coaching and bespoke workshops on enhancing employability for our post grads, receiving excellent feedback not only because her content was spot on, but for her natural ability to connect with and engage our students, many of who are from China. She is professional and a pleasure to work with so I’ll be hiring her again and am already recommending her to others.

Head of Careers in Business

University of Birmingham

Having worked with Linda as part of a recent leadership training programme at the University of Warwick, I feel much more self-aware following the coaching sessions. I’m really looking forward to putting more of what we discussed into practice, but the things I have already tried, such as ‘giving the monkey back’ have had a big impact on lowering my stress levels already! I feel much more able to approach difficult conversations and I’m much more equipped to deal with my self-doubt next time it rears its head! I would love to work with Linda again in the future and I would highly recommend her to others.

Russ Kitson

Director of Education at University of Warwick,, Department of Chemistry

In her coaching Emma blends the ideal qualities of professional, practical and friendly and I very much value her insightful perspectives. I really appreciate being able to bring a difficult management issue to each session and with Emma’s guidance work through the problem and potential actions, with many a useful handout to outline where and why conflicts might be occurring. When I was looking for coaching Emma was the only person I contacted who didn’t just want me to rely on her account of what she could offer – she immediately put me in touch with someone she was currently coaching so I could speak to them too. Over the years Emma has also drawn on her international network to offer valuable insights in other areas of my work. I recommend Emma without hesitation – and have already done so to colleagues!

Karen Lowton

University of Sussex

People always want to work with Suzanna because she cares and is passionately focused on driving you to be the best you can be. I’ve used her for coaching during critical times and found her approach just what I need to challenge me to think and work things through. She’s been an invaluable coach and support to me and my team. My team has had a number of sessions with her on many different areas and they always come away better than before. If you want to grow, develop and build a happy team, I highly recommend that you contact Suzanna to help you.

Managing Director, Barclays