Executive 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 Executive Coaching
Carol's unique background has earned her expert status as an 'Accountants Coach'. In addition to working with CEOs and Senior Executives in firms of all sizes, Carol also coaches a wide range of accountants and CFOs 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 many household names such as: Santander, National Express, UCL, AXA, Manchester Airports Group, Federal Mogul, Grant Thornton, Derby City Council, Cooper Industries Inc, ICAEW and Iceland 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 is also completing original research on professional development for a Master's Degree in Work Based Learning. 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: 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. It was reported that 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 transferables to avoid ‘reinventing the wheel’ each time a new ego took the reigns.
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.
What Carol’s Clients say about her:
Carol continuously receives glowing testimonials from her clients. Below are some examples of specific quotes from her clients.
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Carol is an expert Coach and Trainer. She provided excellent support and training to me and members of my team, particularly in the areas of time management, assertiveness and resilience which changed mindsets and delivered real value to our bottom line.”Malcolm Booth, Finance Director - West Europe, Jotun
Flexible in approach and able to draw out the real issues with you and then work with you on setting the goals to achieve them. Appropriately challenging whilst giving you the motivation and making it easy for you to achieve and take action - which is the key”Malcolm Lewis, AXA
Carol has guided me through my coaching journey with sensitivity and humour. She has helped me to understand for myself how to tackle issues and behaviours I have wanted to work on.”
KA, Derby City Council
The most useful aspect of Carol’s coaching ...... the opportunity to talk openly at length and in depth with an unbiased, objective and positive coach who is genuine in her approach, and importantly, understands the business environment well.”Dave Ewing, CMC Ltd
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...
"I'll work with you to figure out what is really going to make a difference and help you set precise objectives to achieve this. It's often just small tweaks, rather than an entire overhaul that can instigate transformative change - with this is mind we'll look hard at what you've already got and leverage off these strengths and achievements to enable you to progress quickly, effectively and relatively painlessly!"
Carol's areas of Expertise:
- Coaching Senior Executives
- Board Facilitation re Business Strategy and Growth
- Preparation for Promotion to Partner/Board Level
- Developing the next generation of senior management
- Managing Change