A marketing manager in a large High St Bank: " There will be opportunities within this new role and also the possibility of changing hours in the future – to maybe work part-time by the time I am 55 – and we could move to live by the sea!!! I thought I would let you know as I feel that you helped me to be open for a change/new challenge so thank you "
Solicitor Group Employee Relations in a Global Bank: "I feel much better prepared for the meeting with my boss. You helped to restore the faith I had in myself before the difficult discussion I had with her. I am glad that I don’t have to change too much to have the potential to progress. It meant a lot to realise I have a lot of the qualities of a leader. The session helped to clarify a lot of things".
Head of HR for a fast growing company: "SUCCESSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!! Yesterday the chairman opened up the subject of my compensation, acknowledged that I was underpaid, thanked me for my work in getting compensation fixed across the company, and promised that I would receive a bonus this year that would ‘make me whole’ and a salary correction as of January. ....... I cannot thank you enough for your coaching. I never had the experience of someone at my side like that. I want to try to do the same for others through the course of my work, my life, my parenting. You are an inspiration and one of the few role models I have".
A commercial chartered accountant: "Life is good and the work I did with you was really helpful! I have succeeded in obtaining a public appointment in accordance with my strategy! I am an independent director of a board, operating in an area which is a bit off the wall but really fascinating. I'm starting in April. I've got meetings coming up for a role with a pension scheme and an NHS foundation trust, so progress is ongoing. Also, I'm working with a mental health charity as an independent FD (for money).
Assistant Director in a a sustainability business: "As well as being a helpful tactical support, the coaching has drawn out deeper insights, which have affected the way I think and act - lessons, which will support my leadership in the future".
Head of function for a global professional services firm: "One learns to appreciate that a high level of continued commitment by both coach and client is critical to success. Joella’s style is always “being there” for her client and using different approaches to stretch them to improve and maximise their talents ".
Senior business leader in a magic circle law firm: "At the same time there was fun stuff, involving spontaneity and playing with an idea, which opened up a clear way forward in what had seemed a very difficult and emotionally fraught situation. It was very much coaching in the moment".
Senior Active Underwriter in Lloyds markets: “A prime example (of the benefits gained in my work with Joella) was having the confidence to make a strategic decision, which boosted the planned profit from £17 million in the third quarter this year to £40 million".
Director of a health and safety business: "I feel settled, excited and completely content and I can't stress enough the impact you've had on my life. It's been a long journey to get to this point but throughout the whole process your help and guidance has always been within reach".
Senior Strategist in a marketing communications company: "Joella’s questioning method and ability to succinctly and accurately summarise helped me derive better clarity of thought and therefore better informed career decision making. I would recommend Joella as a performance coach, she has great listening skills and a very supportive, encouraging style".