I am a member of a very close extended family, friend, an advocate of women having choices – including careers, business owner, international author, and driven…
I worked in the corporate world for over 20 years I have real experience working at a junior through to a senior level within many roles, industries, and sectors. My defining passion and drive is within leadership and management development; specifically empowering women to deliver at their best. As much as following reads like a cliché, the fact remains, that when you feel in control and are taking responsibility whilst being accountable for your own success (and failings), things happen. As a woman working in the corporate world, I realised that to I needed to create opportunities to stand-out, grab opportunities, let the powers that be know I was ready and able, to work that bit harder than my male counterparts, a sad fact that remains for many women today. I grabbed all the opportunities that presented themselves, promotions happened, salary reviews become more productive, work-life balance became manageable and dare I say it, life and my career became more manageable and fun.
In 2005, I made the move to start up my own development business and this has successfully grown into the fantastic business that is The Bute Group, a company that feeds my passion on focussing on leadership and management development and all that entails.
Alongside this, I am advocate for equality, equality regardless… base a decision on someone’s ability and capabilities and not on a personal attribute! This has evolved into supporting women in the workplace, and where applicable to support, coach and prepare her to move whether this be through promotion, or taking a sideway step, or new career, a fundamental part of this is to support her in finding and/or growing their own confidence and motivation, to be authentic to themselves, set goals, know the way forward, and to find the confidence to deliver on their own success. Females need to recognise their worth with no half measures and do it their way, in other words for you to be you and be brilliant.
Working within the development arena it is not unusual to get caught up in ‘ideal world’ thinking; If it says in the book, then it must be true! I made the deliberate choice to ensure that I kept my feet grounded in the real world and over the years have dipped out of the learning and development environment into real work e.g. working in projects, finance, IT, administration and more. These were within industries such as banking, insurance, construction, education, retail and more.
70% of my executive coaching clients engage me to work with them as they are not delivering to their full potential. This may have been highlighted to them by someone else, or/and, they are very aware of this themselves. There is often a disconnect between what my client believes is her ability and actually what is. Often she is not seeing her full ability or capability.
30% of my executive coaching clients engage me with very specific areas e.g. career progression, career change, preparation for important professional events, presentation, self-management, project-based tasks e.g. budget cuts or head reduction etc.
Ideology & Approach
My approach is everyone is an individual and not a ‘one size fits all’ prescribed solution. Everyone should have a bespoke individual approach to their own success. This approach will enable individuals to recognise their strengths and turn their professional limitations into positive and achievable successes.
Having worked with major names such as Hobart Lovells, UBS, Brunswick Group, Tower Hamlets Homes, Aon, Balfour Beatty, Kantar and many more. I am a successful business owner of The Bute Group, a company that focusses on unlocking leadership and management potential for all. As well as an Amazon international No. 1 bestseller with the The Step-up Mindset for New Managers.
Coaching women in the workplace.
I offer a pragmatic approach to coaching, aimed at female professionals who require the support of a coach with the experience and knowledge to provide individual, fluid, challenging coaching that delivers tangible results.
Are you ready to take a strategic leap forward and plan for professional success? Are you ready to be your authentic self, to be you and be brilliant.
To find out more, call me now to arrange your free consultation on 020 3489 6734 or complete the Enquiry Form.
I have over 20 years of professional experience in her field of expertise; coaching and training professionals and business leaders to maximise performance. As a professional corporate speaker, my focus is on Leadership and Management. All speeches are tailored specifically to your business or event theme, making delivery relevant and appropriate to the audience and providing practical, actionable advice.
Are you ready to be challenged, be inspired, be motivated and take positive action in your business?
be you and be brilliant
You are in the perfect place; lets talk and see how great you are and can be. “book a call here” or contact me now.