What's It Like to Work With Me?

Claire Morgan, Coaching Client at Dacorum Borough Council

What brought you to coaching with Alex? 


I had been diagnosed with depression and Bi-polar.  I was finding it increasingly difficult to come into work, I couldn’t walk through the doors, I would be crying all day. I didn’t think I was worth very much to either myself or the company. I believed that my work colleagues didn’t like me and wouldn’t talk to me.  


What happened as a result of working with Alex? 


Alex gave me the safest space to talk about how I was feeling, what was upsetting me and a space to vent and cry. Alex helped build my confidence about myself, my role, and helped me understand how my work colleagues maybe feeling about me. Alex gave me realistic goals to work towards, for example, just saying hello to one person every day for a week.  It was small but made a massive difference. Not only has Alex helped me move forward where work is concerned, she is also helping and is encouraging me with a number of personal goals.  


What is it like working with Alex? 


I like working with Alex as she is a ray of sunshine. Even on my dark days just a few minutes in Alex’ company cheers me up. Alex has the ability to read me very well and so when she asks a question she knows if I am skirting around the honest answer. She asks questions which allows you to think and explore the situation from all angles. Alex offers a safe space, she is non-judgemental, she is friendly and super fun. Alex is genuinely interested in helping you reach your full potential. 


What did you value most about working with Alex? 


Time to be able to open up, time to reflect. But I think most of all knowing that Alex is always there cheering me on from the side-lines.


What would you say to someone who was thinking of working with Alex? 


I would encourage anyone who wishes to work with a coach to choose Alex. She is amazing at what she does. The time spent with Alex wouldn’t be wasted. She is an incredible asset to anyone. 


What’s next for you? 

I am still seeing Alex, less about work and more about reaching personal goals, although touching in with an independent person regarding work helps keep me on the right path.  I am working towards completing my second (un-published) novel. I am moving from fear of failure and rejection to being excited about just completing it. 

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What's it Like To Work With Me

Sue Prowse, Coaching Client at Dacorum Borough Council

What brought you to coaching with Alex? 


I felt that I needed some support or mentoring to make progress with my career and move into management. I was often told that I had a lot to offer, but was not successful at interview. 

 

What happened as a result of working with Alex? 


Alex helped me with techniques to focus on my strengths and recall them for use in an interview situation. In particular, she encouraged me to write down my ten top work-related achievements, what skills I was demonstrating when I carried them out, plus what would have been the adverse impact on the organisation if I hadn’t completed them.  At the my next interview I was successful, due in part to being able to be confident about my personal achievements. 

 

What is it like working with Alex?


Alex was overwhelmingly positive, always suggesting solutions for problems and ways to overcome obstacles. She helped me find clarity around the reasons that things weren’t working for me and gave me the confidence to believe in myself a bit more. 

 

What did you value most about working with Alex? 


I felt that she gave me the tools to find my own solutions to moving upwards from my situation.  

 

What would you say to someone who was thinking of working with Alex? 


Alex is warm, friendly and bubbly. She makes you feel that you are the centre of her world during the hour that she spends with you. She will empower you to seek the outcomes you hope for. 

 

What’s next for you? 


I’d love to have a crystal ball! At the moment I’m focussing on consolidating my position work wise, getting to grips with doing one job well instead of 15 months rushing around trying to cover two management roles and recruit new staff. My home life has a way to go too – struggling through the final throes of a divorce that has been spun out over 7 years. I’m feeling optimistic that I can look forward to a good old cheesy 2020 vision! ☺   

 

 

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What's It Like To Work With Me?

Rob Woods, Coaching Client at Dacorum Borough Council

What brought you to coaching with Alex?


I was asked to attend coaching with Alex by my line manager, at the time I was struggling with work and unable to create healthy working relationships. 


What happened as a result of working with Alex?


After several sessions with Alex , we were able to understand what and why I was having problems at work. Alex was able to help me using different exercises and techniques. I was able to get back so much confidence, and was able to maintain good working relationships. 


What is it like working with Alex?


Working with Alex was extremely important for me. With her guidance and support I was able to learn so much more about myself and I was able to gain a lot of confidence back. Alex was very understanding and passionate about giving me the help I needed, she was very easy to talk to and I feel that we connected very quickly and was able to discuss personal issues comfortably.


What did you value most about working with Alex?


The one on one time we had is what I will value the most. Being able to sit down and relax in a comfortable environment with Alex made our sessions together so much easier. She would always make time for me and after every session I would always leave feeling better about myself. 


What would you say to someone who was thinking about working with Alex?


Do it. It was scary for me at first, admitting you need help is never easy. But the time I have spent with Alex has improved my personal life and working life. 


What’s next for you?


My time with Alex has had such a positive effect on my working life that we are now discussing ways I can improve my management style and helping me prepare myself for future changes at work.



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