What do you want to feel?
30,000 feet above Italy I entertained the thought that I’d been consuming too many podcasts and not creating enough. Clients, current and past coachees and you – my lovely reader – circulate in my head every day and I’m acutely aware I haven’t shared any musings via this mail medium for a very long time. Joshua Fields Millburn and Jay Nash in conversation on episode #194 of The Minimalist podcast are the catalyst for me being back in your box, and my friend Ben is the inspiration for the theme of this edition: what do you want to feel?
Employers I work with
Coaching has a positive ripple effect far beyond the person being coached. I don’t just coach individuals though, I work to help employers shape their cultures too. Coachees talk about the positive impact they believe coaching is having on others; the opportunities opening up because of things they have done as a result of coaching and other people noticing positive changes. This is coaching at its best.
From BBC News and Woman’s Hour to keynote speeches and commentary in The Daily Telegraph, Red, Psychologies and Mother & Baby. “Jessica spoke with great lucidity and passion, and I know everyone in the room learned a lot. I particularly liked Jessica’s thoughts about how government can encourage men to lean in as fathers.” Seema Kennedy, MP
Deep acting at work
Mid-afternoon on Wednesday I witnessed an act of tenderness just beyond the men’s polo shirts on the second floor of St Albans Marks & Spencer. It’s stayed with me because it’s uncommon practice and something we need more of in our workplaces.
What I Do
Hankering after a career shift upwards, sideways or just anywhere other than where you are right now… but feeling desperately immobile? I coach women through the swirl of career ideas dancing round their heads and accelerate their shift up the ladder or into something satisfyingly new. Confidence grows, focus is found and the resolve to succeed increases.
Women from organisations such as IBM, Roche, EY, Cambridge University, Carillion and Standard Life have taken part in our ‘maternity comeback’ and ‘career comeback’ workshops. They’re free to the individuals taking part and perhaps you read about them in the Guardian Women in Leadership section? Participants co-create the agenda so it’s highly focused on their needs.
The horse's mouth
“It’s been remarkable – a huge impact on my personal and professional life.” Nicky’s getting better results from her team, she’s confidently approaching difficult conversations and is fulfilling a secret ambition to write a book. Read how Agnes, Dani, Andrea and Emmy say they’ve benefited from a short spell of coaching.
Are you in HR?
The Talent Keeper Specialists helps employers keep, retain and develop returning talented and valued employees through workshops, 1:1 coaching and culture-shaping initiatives aimed at line managers. We provide both off-the-peg and customised solutions through our select team of experienced coaching and talent practitioners.