"When I first met Amanda I was at a real crossroads in my life. I didn’t know whether to continue in the profession I had trained for and practised in for the last 25 years or whether I should pursue a completely different career path. My thoughts were muddled, I was not thinking clearly or logically. By asking some very insightful questions Amanda swiftly grasped the issues and understood why I was disillusioned with my profession and current role. She was brilliant at helping me order my thoughts, analyse my situation and gain perspective. She helped me appreciate that I had other options and instilled in me the confidence I was badly lacking at that time. To move matters forward Amanda analysed the issues and options and put together a logical programme to help me work out, in a step-by-step format, what I actually wanted to do as opposed to what I felt I should do next. At times I felt overwhelmed by my situation but Amanda calmly and with a very gentle touch reassured me and steered me in the right direction.
At the end of my sessions with Amanda I was in a completely different place from when I first met her. I now feel optimistic about the future and have regained my confidence in myself and my abilities as a lawyer; I now have a plan for my professional future which I am gradually putting into practice. Without Amanda’s guidance and support I would still be floundering trying to decide what to do for the best. I really cannot thank or praise Amanda enough, she guided me through a difficult period with compassion and professionalism. I am so glad I was able to benefit from her coaching skills and would not hesitate to recommend her services to anyone."
Senior Lawyer, Monmouth
Director of Therapies and Health Science at Powys Teaching Health Board
"I have benefited from working alongside Amanda for a number of years in different national healthcare groups. Amanda is an experienced and insightful healthcare leader. Similarly, Amanda's coaching style brings the right balance of challenge and insight which is both very supportive and thought provoking."
Assistant Director of Therapies and Health Science at Cwm Taf University Health Board
"Working with Amanda has enabled me to really think about my goals, identify what I need to change and help execute the changes. Her coaching has delivered realistic and immediate results that have impacted on my relationships, visibility and confidence within the organisation. I would happily recommend Amanda to anyone considering a professional coach."
"Amanda is a highly skilled leader with a strong sense of purpose and direction. She holds credibility with peers and colleagues and both provides support and holds to account. She is solution focused and her overriding drive is to demonstrate that a difference is being made for clients."
Acting Chief Scientific Adviser for Health at Welsh Government
"Thank you very much for all you have done to support me in my development. You have a relaxed style which put me at ease combined with perception, insightfulness and lots of practical advice. A perfect combination."
"Amanda was perceptive, organised and her suggestions were solution focussed, and helped me to set myself clear goals. Her targeted questioning and empathy enabled me to reflect and challenge myself in ways that I may not have done without her insight and direction to evidence based tools to support."
Director/Speech and Language Therapist
"Amanda’s offer of a free coaching session to ASLTIP members couldn’t have come at a better time for me. I was in a guddle and just couldn’t see the wood for the trees. Running my own business and clinical caseload I found that I had to do lists coming out of my ears, never ending feelings of not achieving what I set out to do and overflowing inboxes. I really was unsure how this approach would work for me. I help clients set goals in my clinical job every day, but I have never been able to set myself achievable and realistic goals.
Amanda started the coaching process with me and after one session I felt more in control and confident that I could make some changes to improve my work life balance. We talk on the telephone and this works really well for me. Amanda does not rush the session and she follows up with notes and an action plan after each session which I find really helpful. Already, I can see that Amanda is helping me to grow into a more productive and confident person (professionally and personally). My next goal is to focus on developing my business plan, and I can finally say that I am really looking forward to this. I have avoided this since setting up my independent practice (in 2010), but I now feel confident to do this with Amanda’s support.
I would highly recommend using Amanda’s coaching service and I look forward to seeing how far she can take me and my business over the next few months."
Independent Speech and Language Therapist
"Over the last 12 months, Amanda has helped me to overcome anxiety about work, to remember why I love my job and to recognise my strengths. I have been able to rebalance and organise my working life, with her guidance. Her approach is practical and personalised. She offers tailored advice and tasks, allowing me to explore new approaches to independent working. I was able to identify my strengths and plan a way of working that suits me and fits into my life. I feel more positive, confident and fulfilled as a result."
Director, Speech and Language Therapist
"As a fast growing business my role has had to change quite significantly over the past few years. Consequently my focus has had to be split between clinical and managerial work. Juggling the growing pressures of both sides of the business was becoming increasingly challenging and I felt that I needed external support. I contacted Amanda after meeting her at the ASLTIP conference in March 2018 due to her background in both coaching and the Speech & Language Therapy field (which is hard to come by). I have since had monthly coaching sessions in which we discuss any issues/difficulties I am having as well as spending time looking at my own personal growth. Amanda follows up each session with notes of what we have discussed, clarifying any learning opportunities, and clear points to work on before the next session. I find this format extremely useful as it allows me to have a clear focus and I can already see the impact that the sessions are having on both the business and myself as a professional. I can't thank Amanda enough for the support she has given me and have absolutely no hesitation in recommending her to any business/individual."
“I went to see Amanda in my final year at university while I was applying for my first full time job. She helped mentor me in how to approach my up and coming job interviews and gave me a fresh perspective on choosing the right career based on my values. She really helped equip me with the right skills to approach the interview and clarify what I needed to do to prepare. This meant I went into all my interviews feeling far more confident and in turn got job offers from all the interviews I did after she helped me. Her advice also helped steer my decision about which job would be right for me. Overall I can’t recommend Amanda more for someone starting out in their career”
Deputy Director of Nursing, University Health Board
"I received coaching from Amanda October 2021- April 2022 during a period of transition and career progression. The guidance and opportunity to explore opportunities and be guided by Amanda within the coaching was and has been invaluable and certainly eased my transition and thinking then and now.
British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists
"I had the good fortune to work with Amanda, who provided me with support in her capacity as a coach.
I found Amanda to be positively empathetic and insightful. The outcomes enabled me to act decisively in a senior leadership role at a time when my organisation was wrestling with change, in terms of structure and culture."