Helping you realise your strengths, foster growth and innovative thinking and turn adversity into advantage. My aim is to support you to rediscover your passions and strengths and the enthusiasm and commitment to set goals that will make you happy and fulfilled.
Who has been on a journey with me
I have coached, mentored and trained people, leaders and groups to achieve personal, business and career goals, find out what to do next and how to enjoy the journey.
Some organisations, both from public and private sector that I have worked with, for their people, leaders and teams include: The Nursing & Midwifery Council | South West Councils | Business West | Lumleys Insurance| Wiltshire Council | Hadley College | The Association for Business Mentors | RNIB | Improve International. Subjects covered and issues addressed have covered career progression and development, uncertainty at work, presentation skills, confidence and resilience, enterprising teaching, entrepreneurship and business growth.
Among the many individuals I have coached and mentored, some have been on a career journey, some have been ambitious business owners looking for growth or change, some have been on a personal mission to make their life better.
As a coach mentor with Smart Coaching and Training I work with business owners and leaders to facilitate change and transformation.
In partnership with Halina Jaroszewska, a brilliant leadership and executive coach, we offer training courses on Soft Skills and the magic needed to put yourself forward, be heard, and get the results you want to get.
The coaching I have received from Isla has taught me to think about other people’s perspectives and how to get the best from my staff. She has also equipped me with the tools and thought processes to manage myself and my workload more effectively. I recommend her to anyone at a crossroads in their lives. I honestly doubt I would have such a great job without her intervention.“Operations Director – Insurance Sector
We employed Isla to work with a member of staff to enable them to build positive relationships with team members. She was very effective, at all times acknowledging confidentiality and establishing trust. Ensuring the staff member took an active part in the sessions and developed action plans meant that the coaching journey ensured development towards the objectives. I have no hesitation in recommending Isla to organisations looking for coaching solutions.“HR Manager – International training agency
After I had been made redundant, Isla helped me pick up the pieces and drew out all my strengths and her brilliant written summaries of our sessions were so constructive, positive and incisive. She listened carefully and made no judgements, but gave me exercises to help me identify strengths and clarify goals.”Development Director – Educational Sector
Thanks to a comprehensive business background, predominantly in the IT sector, leasing, property, asset management and recycling, I know a bit about successes and failures and what to do right to get the right results. All backed up by the knowledge and experience gained through training and development, including : Ncfe Life and Performance Coaching & Business Skills, IAPC&M Accredited Master Coach, NLP Master Practitioner, ILM/SFEDI Business Advisor, Trainer in Business Mentoring Skills for the ABM, Accredited C-Me Behavioural Preference Profiling Practitioner.