Business Growth Coach - Carol
As well as a professionally trained coach, Carol is also a chartered accountant who spent nearly 20 years with top four international accountants, Ernst & Young.
She now works in partnership with individuals and organisations - quite simply - helping them to be the very best they can be.
Carol's business range has both breadth and depth. As a Senior Assurance Executive she acquired intimate knowledge of the systems and cultures of a wide range of organisations.
Then as regional Director of Resources she took a strategic role, with hands on operational experience of running a substantial professional services business with direct responsibility for over 400 professional staff.
Watch Carol talking about her wealth of experience!
A Selection of Carol’s Sector and Industry Experience Include:
- Professional Services
World Class Business Growth Coaching
Carol's unique background has earned her expert status as an 'Accountants Coach'. In addition to working with MDs of SMEs focusing on their Business Growth, Carol also coaches a wide range of accountants and FDs in industry positions across the globe.
Carol combines board level strategic experience with creative innovative thinking, along with a sophisticated financial skill set. The result is collaboration of the highest order: understanding and anticipating client needs, finding and implementing tailored solutions, and exceeding expectations with added value.
With an international client portfolio, Carol is an expert virtual coach, using Skype, webinars, e-learning and of course, telephone lines, to support clients as far afield as Australia, Africa, Canada and South America.
Her client portfolio includes a raft of SMEs plus many household names such as: Santander, National Express, UCL, AXA, Manchester Airports Group, Federal Mogul, Grant Thornton, Derby City Council, Cooper Industries Inc, ICAEW, Robert Cain Brewery, Iceland Foods, Mason Owen, Princes Foods.
In addition to her FCA, Carol's professional training includes: an ILM Level 7 Certificate in Executive Coaching, The Coaching Academy's Corporate & Executive coaching programme, Christopher Howard's Results Coaching certification and NLP Practitioner status. Carol also has a Masters in Continuing Personal Development in Accountancy. She has a particular interest in time management or rather the 21st century version - time leverage.
She is also a prolific writer for the accountancy press including ICAEW, CIMA, ACCA, Accountancy Web and CareersinAudit.
Her own work life balance is constantly under the spotlight as she manages her full-time career as business coach, trainer and writer; her family - husband and two teenage children, and achieving her own personal aspirations as an expert speaker.
Case Study: Award-winning Platinum Property Partners is the world’s first property investment franchise and the fastest growing premium franchise in UK history. Carol has a long standing coaching relationship with PPP, providing business and personal coaching to the founders, the head office team and the individual franchisee businesses. She has supported the founding team through a period of intense growth, working with them on time leverage and developing their leadership skills and style. In parallel, she coaches franchisees through business start-up, easing the transition from employee to business owner.
Case Study: Carol undertook executive coaching with a very senior member of the leadership team in a large global banking group on the area of upward relationships. The client reports to the board and there had been 3 changes in direct reporting line in the last 18 months. At that level senior ego is an issue plus there was a significant cultural leap for UK managers to adapt to a new international style. Carol worked with the client on a toolkit of transferrables to avoid ‘reinventing the wheel’ each time a new ego took the reigns.
What Carol’s Clients say about her:
Carol continuously receives glowing testimonials from her clients. Below are some examples of specific quotes that her clients have said about her.
Please note, we are always happy to supply specific references should you require them.
One of the things I feel I have most benefited from the sessions is actually verbalising my ideas. Communications (oddly enough for my chosen path of business) has sometimes been my weak point, and just planning aloud does bring clarity, and the questions do make me expand my points to fuller fleshed ideas.”Scott Middleton, Owner, DropCap (Media) Ltd
Your guidance helps me bring clarity to chaotic thought processes and extract the nuggets of brilliance I knew were there, but just could not find by myself.”Moshe Hadari, Director, Chancery Barr Financial Services ltd
Carol is very positive and challenges me all the time. She keeps me focused and I can’t cheat! I would definitely recommend her; her calm but persistent manner is very effective.”
More about Carol's Products & Books..
In this audio, Carol discusses the difference between efficiency and effectiveness and builds a strong picture of how your time should be employed for maximum Return on Investment! Included with the audio is a short coached exercise that will allow you to see more clearly what you should stop doing, and identify what you should be doing more of!
Watch Carol Talking about her Business Success Strategies audio 'Maximise your Time Leverage'
What Carol Says...
"Collaboration is the key to how we will work together. 9 times out of 10 you know the answers, you know what you should be doing. I’ll help you turn that 'should' into 'does' and provide that final 10% of... well whatever it takes... inspiration, facilitation, innovation, consultation, motivation, perspiration... you choose."
Carol's areas of Expertise:
- Business Growth Coaching
- Coaching MDs of SMEs
- SLT Facilitation re Business Strategy and Growth
- Developing the next generation of senior management
- Managing Change