About

I am an executive coach and consultant with a proven track record of designing, delivering and evaluating coaching & leadership programmes which maximise learning, facilitate dialogue and effect behavioural changes that drive performance, growth and results

Skilled in listening, gathering information, assessing needs and seeing the bigger picture, I present ideas, proposals and bold solutions that meet clients’ requirements, budget, time, and finances.

With strong organisational, stakeholder engagement and influencing skills, I work across all levels of the organisations especially at senior levels.

Examples of my work include:

Coaching: with executives, managers, board members to support change, transition, talent, build leaderships skills, capability & capacity e.g at Merlin Entertainments, PwC, Datong plc, NHS

Leadership programmes e.g ‘Leading with Confidence’ programme with regional directors of Santander including 360 appraisal, strengths & resilience assessment action learning and individual coaching; ‘Leadership and culture change programme’ with senior managers at CPS, London; ‘Institute of Leadership & Management ILM Level 4 in Leadership’ with managers at AXA

Skills development training: e.g ‘Mentoring skills’ with senior executives at Marks & Spencer ‘Coaching skills’ for Yorkshire Bank, ‘Leading through influence’ for B. Braun Ltd, ‘Team coaching skills’ for The Cooperative and Deloitte

Mentoring programmes: e.g.  with senior academics at Leeds University Business School

Collaborated with practitioners & academic colleagues on programme content & design of several university accredited leadership programmes e.g with KornFerry Hay Group and the Open University and facilitated them to managers and leaders

Invited to and delivered stimulating speaking engagements at conferences such as ICF & EMCC;, within organisations such as Chartered Management Institute & ACCA which received excellent feedback

Having held a number of board roles, my outlook is strategic and complimented with a  strong business and commercial acumen. My experience is multi sectored from FTSE 100 to the NHS and supported with an extensive toolkit and a Masters Degree in Coaching and Mentoring

My approach is is tailored to your specific needs, context and issue. I hold a confidential non judgemental  space for you to think, connect with yourself, gain new insights, take bold action to create positive changes that enable you to progress, succeed and achieve your  goals and ambitions.

You can read about my Coaching Approach here and my Leadership Model here

I was the founder of the EMCC Yorkshire Network and for the past 5 years, hosted Coaches Connect where coaches come together to share good practice. I am invited to speak regularly by organisations, clubs, networks and coaching conferences. See my speaking engagements here

Clients tell me that I am engaging, creative, stretching yet supportive and pragmatic to help you get the outcomes and results that you seek. Read what they say here and on LinkedIn

Follow me on twitter @verawoodhead

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