Executive coach with a background in Public Affairs
Who is coaching for?
Coaching is for everyone, regardless of age or level of experience.
If you’re a new or established leader, you might be:-
- Feeling lonely in your role
- Struggling with a strategic decision or a business challenge
- Feeling demotivated or stressed
- Thinking about how you’re coming across and how you could get better results
If you’re more junior, you might be:
- aiming for a promotion and trying to build the skills and self-awareness you’ll need to get there
- working on your confidence to lead more in meetings or do more business development
- struggling to deal with difficult people or navigate a difficult situation?
- trying to work out how to manage up more effectively
- struggling with anxiety or lack of motivation?
In all these circumstances, coaching can make a real and speedy difference to your success, your stress levels and your state of mind.
Sports stars wouldn’t be able to progress without a coach and in the same way, coaching is now an essential for anyone who wants to do well at work.
How does it work?
People typically come to coaching in one of two ways; either the business provides coaching for people they value, seeing it as an effective investment in their progress, or individuals who want to manage their own career progression invest in coaching for themselves.
Regardless of the route, you can expect to have 3-5 sessions of 1.5 hours with me, where we explore what’s going on for you, what you’re aiming for, what’s holding you back and what we can do to help you to achieve your goals.
Sessions are led by you – we talk about your issues in your way. For some people this means an opportunity to off-load in a confidential and non-judgemental space. For others, it’s an opportunity to understand feedback, what to do about it, and work out a plan to make a change or learn some new skills.
In all cases, you will leave the sessions feeling clearer and with some tools and tactics that you can use immediately.
My approach is supportive and non-judgemental. I do my very best to keep sessions relaxed, fun and kind. I’ll challenge your thinking, put other perspectives, share experience and help you to plan. Above all, I’ll really listen to you, which is something that doesn’t happen to people often.
Think of me as someone you can bounce ideas off, learn from and ask questions of. I’ll also share books, articles, videos and anything else I think might be useful to you.
Get in touch
Does this sound like you? Contact us for a free introductory session to see if it’s what you’re looking for and whether we’re a good fit. It would be my pleasure.
About Lindsay Paterson
Lindsay started her career as a solicitor before moving into public affairs. Most recently, she was part of the senior leadership team at Interel, a global public affairs consultancy. She has also worked for the European Commission, the CCBE and the FCO. She is passionate about helping people to thrive at work and combines traditional coaching techniques with broad business experience to provide support which is tailored, practical and effective.
What people say
“I've made a huge leap in my role and one that I now feel much more comfortable with, both in terms of my ability, how I am perceived by others and what I know I am capable of achieving"
“Lindsay is a fantastic coach, her impressive professional background means that she understands and appreciates the challenges of being a senior leader. Her coaching approach is an effective mix of constructive challenge and practical support. No matter how difficult the issue, Lindsay's professional knowledge and experience and expert coaching skills ensure options are explored and solutions identified."
"It has been a pleasure working with you and I feel that I have come a long way, and that is because of your coaching and support. I have really enjoyed our sessions and feel that you have a real strength in helping me find a solution and put together a plan. I have always found you easy to talk to and understanding, and I felt that you were helping me to find my way rather than telling me what to do, which has been great”