Working together

There is a growing body of empirical research which supports the positive impact of coaching for leaders and members of their organisations in terms of facilitating goal achievement. Depending on the topics which you bring to coaching, you would expect to see both personal changes and changes in relationships with others. The former might include increased self-awareness, self-confidence and self-leadership. While the latter might include development of leadership style, relationships with line managers and other employees, relationships to power, conflict and personal lives. In addition, if a positive psychology approach is taken, these topics can be looked at side by side with increasing our own and others' well-being.

Team coaching and facilitation can address the same issues as well as, for example, the psychological safety within the team (often cited as one of the key ingredients of high performing teams), identifying the purpose and values of the team and enabling future decision-making to align with these.

I am based in Henley-on-Thames, England and I coach in person, by phone, Skype and Zoom depending on clients' needs and practicalities.

Set out below is a little more information about how we might work together. Please get in touch if you would like to continue the conversation to see how I might help you or your organisation.

Coaching

You will know which opportunities and challenges of leadership you would like our coaching work to focus on. Often new topics emerge from our work together as we proceed. By way of example, topics which clients have brought with them to explore and work on include:

Moving from technical expertise to leadership

Communicating effectively and authentically

How to work well with ‘difficult’ team members

Establishing psychological safety in teams

Making decisions

Changing patterns of behaviour (for example defensiveness, procrastination)

Facilitation

Having been invited to take part in research and writing on the effects of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® on team psychological safety, collaboration and cohesion whilst at Henley Business School, I became very interested in this method of enabling teams to improve the quality and speed of decision making and identify and align their actions with their values.    LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® is a facilitated thinking, communication and problem solving technique for organisations, teams and individuals drawing on extensive research from the fields of psychology, learning, business and organisational development. 

I am now a trainer certified by the Association of Master Trainers in the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method and run bespoke workshops for teams.

More information and FAQs about the methodology are available on the Association of Master Trainers website.  

If you're curious to find out if this approach might benefit your organisation, do get in touch for an initial conversation.

Speaking

An authentic and engaging speaker, I have spoken on topics relating to positive psychology and well-being generally and in the context of employee engagement and I'm always open to new opportunities.    

Pro Bono

I am on the Save the Children pro bono coaching panel and volunteer as a coach with the Coaching through COVID initiative providing free coaching to NHS and social care frontline workers.   

What clients say

Stephanie asks thought provoking questions in a way that makes the client feel safe and really reflect on the issues they want to address. She has a professional approach, is a great listener and a style which is both positive and rewarding.

Vice President Human Resources of an international pharmaceutical company

Stephanie creates a constructive environment in which challenges can be broken down and different aspects analysed from different perspectives and considerations. She utilises a positive and mindful approach to the coaching and helps individuals understand and get the best out of themselves, which they can take back into the organisations they work with.

Jon Beasley, Director - Technology & Projects, Advanced Propulsion Centre UK

Stephanie has provided the Advanced Propulsion Centre and Zenzic with professional, insightful and tailored Executive Coaching to members of our senior leadership team. Our leaders have commented on her first class ability to provide positive, mindful and valuable coaching.

Danielle Reid, HR Consultant and Leadership Coach, at Advanced Propulsion Centre Uk and Zenzic

Stephanie helped me identify key blockages in my life and to move forward. I wouldn't hesitate recommending Stephanie as a great coach and I found her coaching was very valuable and enjoyable.

Director, Executive Coach, ABNLP Master and Trainer and Chartered MCIPD HR Professional

Having been coached by Stephanie, and observed her coaching others, it is clear to me that Stephanie’s coaching expertise, facilitative style and trusting approach create a supportive coaching environment which is very effective. I felt her ability to help me to process my thoughts and move my thinking forward were first rate. A thoroughly enjoyable and effective experience.
  Partner at an international business consultancy and former Marketing Director of a FTSE100 company

Contact me

stephanie@stephaniewheeler.co.uk