Working Together for Change
Welcome! Here is information on what I do as a leadership coach, career coach, coaching supervisor & facilitator. I often work with associates and provide the tools, guidance, and support for you to make changes at work and in your life. .
Working with You
Health care, social care and the charity sector are the spaces where I most often work. I see Doctors and other care professionals, leaders, managers and coaches for supervision. All are at critical moments in their lives; people contact me wanting assistance to tackle a tricky work or life issue and are ambitious to change. I see you through that incubation time and support you to make change happen.
For coaching supervision, I do as Bachkirova says: ‘provide formal professional support….ensure continuing development…and [practice] effectiveness…through interactive reflection, interpretive evaluation and sharing of expertise’ (2008: 16-17).
What's Being Said
‘I am really grateful for the preparation work we did before the interview, I was successful. Even though the interview was really probing, I felt able to cope with it, thank you!’
Senior Doctor applying for a leadership post
'Thanks coach for your wise words of support! It made all the difference and gave me that extra bit of confidence I needed to believe in myself!'
Consultant following successful job interview
'The work has made my mind spin, it has been really helpful in me finding new ways to see things that have been so difficult. Thank you.'
Senior Leader in a Not for Profit Care Provider
'Thank you for creating an open environment, one where I have been able to comfortably explore all parts of myself. You have re-ignited my passions that I thought were long lost
'Before working with you, I thought that adults didn't really change; with you coaching me, I now I see I have changed!'
Doctor in Training
Fenella's powerful and non-intrusive coaching presence both supported and encouraged me to explore very real and deep issues. Her combination of corporate and non-corporate experience, her own spiritual practice and sensitivity, were fundamental ingredients in assisting me to continue working with and shifting my responses to challenging life events. Fenella gave me the benefit of her incisive and very emotionally intelligent summarising and her challenging, when relevant. Her skilled questioning and excellent use of pausing gave added momentum to her work.
Bridget, International Executive Coach & Coach Supervisor
Doctor in Training
A bit about me
My core roles are coaching, facilitation and supervision. I am a Master's graduate in Coaching and Behavioural Change and have a professional certificate of advanced study in coaching supervision. With 20 years’ experience as a leader, I have worked in positions across large complex organisations such as clinical and social care commissioning agencies, Health Care Trusts, Local Authorities and the charity sector.
My life experience is drawn from having grown up in South Africa, spending time in North America and living in the UK. Through constant exploration of my external and internal landscapes, I have become committed to an evolving journey of discovery. It has been brought into sharp focus by the living experiences of Covid-19, climate emergency, racism and the politics of power and privilege. It has heightened my passion for connection and engagement. Engagement in particular, with the discomfort of living with impermanence and disruption. These are times for pauses, for reflections and a honing of discernment; all this lies at the core of my practice.
My focus is on generative listening, growing self agency and joining you in finding your own direction and take the first steps to change.
My work is with senior clinicians, executives and managers at all levels. I am well practised in facilitating boards and senior teams to reach common ground, develop strategies and improve performance. All my work is underpinned by extensive organisational knowledge and experience and, a strong value base of equity and fairness.
I am an active member of the Associations for Coaching, Coaching Supervisors, Coach, the Climate coaching Alliance and the British Psychological Society. Most importantly, I enjoy a healthy and full family life.
Leadership and Careers Consultant and Coach
2014 - Current
Assistant Director, Older People's Commissioning, Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group
Head of Integrated Mental Health Commissioning,
Oxfordshire Primary Care Trust
Head of Mental Health Services,
Greenwich Social Services
Director, Greenwich Mental Health Services, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
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