Trainer - Catherine

Catherine has been coaching and facilitating business leaders and their teams for 20 years. During a successful career with IBM, she was one of thirty Organisational Leadership Development consultants developing the Global Top 300 Leaders. MBA qualified, she brings a mix of business experience coupled with Management Development, Business Change and Personal Skills. 

Whilst with IBM, Catherine was afforded an early opportunity to develop IBM’s nascent coaching programmes by establishing a robust internal infrastructure to support the development of an internal coaching culture. As a Certified Master Practitioner of NLP, Cathy went on to train cadres of internal coaches within IBM, and also presented a wide variety of internal training programmes to support this. She has also coached and run Leadership Development programmes at very senior levels in other organisations such as Cable and Wireless and BT. 

Watch Catherine talk about her wealth of experience

Clients include:

A Selection of Catherine’s Sector and Industry Experience Include:

  • Construction 
  • Financial 
  • Logistics
  • Property

  • Telecoms 
  • Education 
  • Hospitality

  • Media 
  • Publications 
  • Technology 

World Class Training

In her capacity as an Executive Coach Cathy coached the CEO of IBM UK as well as a number of other senior executives in other large corporates. As an Executive Coach, Cathy’s style of delivery is insightful and challenging whilst remaining pragmatic and empathetic. 

Alongside her Executive Coaching, Cathy has continued to work with a variety of business leaders as a facilitator of our programmes to help Leaders and Managers to develop their overall management capabilities, specifically around developing a coaching or enquiry led approach to Leadership and leveraging team performance. 

Case Studies

Catherine worked with an EMEA Director in a large international construction company. The coaching focused on leveraging peer & board relations, adapting personal style, business strategy & focus. During the coaching relationship the client changed roles within the organisation and Catherine worked with them to engage their new team, prioritisation and direction setting. 

Catherine worked for a large global Catering Group that had become so focused operationally that the people development agenda had been left behind, leading to a high level of disengagement. Working from the leadership group down through the next tiers of management, Catherine ran a number of programmes to equip Leaders and Managers with the tools that they needed to be more effective in driving productivity whilst at the same time also driving up accountability and engagement. Not known for its considerate management practices, a recently reported benefit has been that large commercial kitchens have developed a new more collaborative dynamic, with Chefs embracing the tools that they have learned to drive up the quality of what’s being produced by the kitchens whilst simultaneously improving the levels of motivation and morale – engagement has improved as a result.

What Catherine’s Clients say about her:

Catherine continuously receives glowing testimonials from her clients. Below are some examples of specific quotes that her clients have said about her.

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Catherine was very flexible and helpful in every way. The insights, tips and tools I got were “spot on” every single time, and I am greatly Director, Micro Focus thankful for that. Enlightening, provoking, inspiring and reflective, Catherine has a great sense of humour and some of the phrases she used to help my understanding will stay with me forever.”

Resources Director, Halcrow

Catherine is an excellent change agent with a strategic eye and a pragmatic can-do attitude. She has forged strong relationships and delivered action across boundaries.”

Business Operations, IBM

I’ve owned and run a lot of workshops in different Corporations – this one, run by Catherine, has been one of the best workshops to turn Strategy into Action that I have been through."

UK HR Director, Cable & Wireless

Catherine’s contribution and professionalism is exemplary. Her coaching skills are of a very high caliber and her knowledge in the organisational / leadership development area is excellent”

HR Director, Micro Focus

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What Catherine Says...

“Working with me you will gain clarity about your situation and its core levers, explore new possibilities and develop and implement your own solutions. My mission is to unlock and build your capability and help you and your business become more self sufficient"

Catherine’s areas of Expertise: 

    • Coaching MD’s and/or Board Facilitation re Business Strategy and Business Growth