Testimonials

“Hayley was warm, supportive and flexible from the start of our relationship, which has continued to grow and develop significantly over the years.

“I was looking for a senior female figure who could help me to develop my career, build my confidence and offer support and guidance during some more challenging periods.  Hayley has always done this, and more; for example she helped me to prepare in advance of important interviews and presentations, provided guidance on how to manage difficult conversations, and advised on better prioritising and managing my time and others’ expectations.  She has also opened the door to new networks for me, which have further expanded my opportunities, experiences and friendships, both within and outside of work.

With Hayley’s help I have successfully applied and secured two important senior roles in central government during this time.  Through her support, and sharing of personal stories (successful, less-successful, funny and sad) I have grown in confidence. She has played a pivotal role in my life over the last few years; first in work and ever increasingly outside.  Every young woman should have access to a ‘Hayley’ in her life.”

Julie Tague, deputy programme manager in UK Central Government, 2016

“I was introduced to Hayley at a time when I needed support with personal confidence and the general direction of my career. She has been fantastic! Hayley has an amazing ability to coach you to focus on your career and life aspirations without losing sight of your own true values. The focus on building on your strengths and finding your own style has been a real eye-opener for me and has definitely increased my confidence and focus.”

Nicola Stafford, HR business partner in tourist industry, 2016

“Hayley brought a special touch to our leadership conference. Engaging and energising over 300 public sector leaders each with their own professional perspective on leadership is no easy task and Hayley managed this with an air of natural ease. Bringing both levity and focus to large group discussion, Hayley’s deftness and clarity on complex messages and her own personal impact helped us deliver a fun, provoking and memorable event.”

Sarah Garner, Head of organisational development in local government, 2016

“When one of my team was looking for a coach/mentor Hayley immediately sprang to mind. Its been a year now since Hayley started that relationship and the results are VERY clearly visible, not just to me. The person is way more confident, engaging in healthy debate, knows what she wants and most importantly what she doesn’t want, her real self is clearly visible at work and people love it, positive feedback keeps on coming!! To top it off, the person gets up at 5am (even in darkest winter) to make the 8am meeting with Hayley. I always know when she has had the meeting with Hayley, she comes into the office aglow and she just keeps on growing!!! Thank you Hayley.”

Louise Searle, Interim HR director working across public and charity sectors, 2016

 

“Hayley coached me when my career was accelerating but I felt I was just saying yes to any opportunity without much thought about the direction I wanted to take. Through Hayley’s coaching and mentoring I was able to step back and consider what I enjoy, where I wanted to be and the value I can add to an organisation.
During the 12 months Hayley has coached me, I’ve been promoted twice then made a real life choice, moved into a new sector and relocated. Hayley’s coaching during the 12 months guided me through some tough challenges as well as wider career decision. Her inspiring, motivational support has without a doubt played a huge part in my success as well as meeting some fantastic women progressing in all sorts of amazing careers.”