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Case Studies and Testimonials

Benefits of a coaching approach

Many clients find a one-to-one coaching or mentoring approach effective in developing high performing individuals at senior executive and board member level. We have used this approach to:

  • enable a senior local authority manager to achieve successful career changes
  • support the board chair of a housing association to become fully established in the role
  • support a corporate director leading a high profile strategic change project
  • enhance the skills of an established chief executive drawing on appraisal results

Clients include:
Bromsgrove District Housing Trust
Bucks University Students' Union
Cornwall Neighbourhoods for Change
University of Leicester Students' Union
Solon S.W. Housing Association
Southwestern Housing Society
Taunton Deane Borough Council

"Prior to experiencing coaching with Joanna, I was rather sceptical about its value: however, I am now totally converted to appreciating the value of life coaching. The experience has helped me grow in self confidence and self belief and allowed me to explore ways of managing my life and work which has been of huge benefit to me. Highly recommended!” Anne Robinson, Chair, Southwestern Housing Society

"Joanna has been an excellent coach. She doesn't let me dodge the issues, nor does she let me prevaricate when I try! Her calm and probing approach means I have become a better manager than I ever would have done without the support, questioning and challenge that Joanna has given me. I would recommend coaching as an extremely cost effective way of developing your skills, and I heartily recommend Joanna as a coach for you." Trevor Page, Chief executive, University of Leicester Students' Union

"Joanna is a great coach and mentor. During the three years we worked together I had the support to develop my role as Chair. With this support and personal development opportunity I was able to achieve all the goals and targets we had set." Charlie Mosse, Chair, Solon SW Housing Association

"Through the coaching sessions I had with Joanna, I learned things about myself, and my established way of doing things or reacting to certain situations. I was then able to change the way I approached problems or challenges to achieve more success at work and in other areas of my life. Joanna takes a calm and supportive approach but is also sure to challenge you in a constructive way to help you achieve your potential." Marta Clayton, Owner, Smarta PR

"Joanna's coaching support was an invaluable resource, helping me focus on the solutions to challenging problems and develop the personal resilience to deal with them effectively. Joanna is experienced, attentive, challenging and supportive but above all a real help." Mal Edgson, CEO Bucks Students' Union

"Joanna will allow you to talk through problems and come to conclusions in a non-threatening confidential environment. She makes you feel able to identify and accept your weaknesses and offers helpful strategies to improve." Clare Garner, Senior housing officer, Bromsgrove District Housing Trust

"I found Joanna’s support to me in my new role invaluable, and really appreciated her professional approach. Joanna added considerable value and the tips and skills I have learnt will be extremely useful on other strategic projects. I would be very happy to work with Joanna again in the future, and have no hesitation in recommending her consultancy services."
Shirlene Adam, Strategic Director, Taunton Deane Borough Council

"Joanna has a natural incisiveness and wide range of coaching skills including the ability to listen and draw out the main issues or concerns and help to identify strategies to tackle them. She also has a good knowledge of management techniques and her background in the housing and voluntary sectors, both as a manager and board member, has also been very helpful.

Joanna’s work with me has had a very positive impact on my personal and working life. In the work context, I think it has helped me to value the contribution I make, and re-energized me and my commitment to my organisation. She has also helped me to achieve a number of personal goals. I have been lucky to have Joanna Davey as my coach for over two years." Paul Ville, Chief executive, Solon SW Housing Association




About our experience

Strategic & Business planning

Board & Governance development

Partnership working

Team development

Coaching & mentoring



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