Executive Coaching for Businesses

It’s lonely at the top

Leading a large team, department or organisation isn’t easy. People expect more from their leaders than ever before and the unrelenting pace of change and global uncertainty and unpredictability makes leading today’s organisations complicated and difficult to navigate. Senior leaders often seek support from someone outside the organisation who is objective and outside the entanglement of office politics and team dynamics.

Business challenges can include growing an area of the business, taking on a new team, engaging teams, influencing change, and addressing complex problems. From a personal perspective, challenges often include managing difficult relationships, leading different personalities, handling office politics, dealing with self-doubt and navigating team dynamics.

Unlocking potential

With extensive experience spanning diverse organisations and sectors, I work with senior leaders to unlock their potential, tackling both strategic organisational matters and day to day challenges, and transforming their learning into tangible results that drive lasting change while also accelerating personal development and growth.

I offer confidential support, space to think, objective challenge, fresh insights, and a valuable sounding board.

My coaching approach is developmental, with a focus on deepening emotional intelligence, self-awareness and self-acceptance. I help leaders play to their strengths and work through challenges, including ones where they might be unwittingly hindering their own progress. 

My intention is that my coaching has a measurable and positive impact beyond the senior leader themselves; one which flows through their teams, clients, colleagues and stakeholders.

 Benefits and outcomes from Executive Coaching

Executive Coaching can be particularly helpful in preparation for a role change, support a transition to the board, taking on a new project or handling large scale organisational change. Here are just some of benefits: 

  • Enhanced performance and achievement of career goals
  • Better decision making, problem solving and increased personal effectiveness
  • Higher levels of motivation, focus and productivity
  • Increased leadership skills, communication and people management capability
  • Raising self-awareness, inspiring trust and commitment
  • Stronger relationships and ability to collaborate
  • Accelerated learning and progression
  • Increased retention and engagement levels
  • Improved well being and reduced stress
  • Greater self-confidence and self-empowerment

How does it work?

Executive Coaching with me is a flexible and dynamic working partnership where the focus is on the leader’s needs, their stakeholders’ needs and the organisation’s needs. It can include a business sponsor or can be self-led. Having a business sponsor involves an upfront tripartite conversation between me, the sponsor and the coachee to agree goals and outcomes upfront. Depending on the arrangement, we might conduct quarterly reviews to update the sponsor on progress.

Alternatively, the coaching can be self-led by the leader with no sponsor involved. This coaching is often centred on the coachee’s personal growth and challenges. Together, we identify and prioritise issues and come up with a coaching action plan to address them.

I’m happy to discuss which approach could work best for your organisation and for the kinds of outcomes you’re looking for.


Executive Coaching sessions are usually 90 minutes every 2-4 weeks for a minimum of 6 months and up to a year or beyond. I aim to work with people’s busy schedules as much as possible.

It is a real pleasure to be coached by Rachael. She helped me set both short and long term goals for myself, focusing on Leadership. The coaching sessions are thought-provoking, the coaching is very practical and has had a positive impact on a number of aspects of my role.

The coaching came into play in discussions I had with my team, peers and senior leaders. I find the coaching really beneficial and it has renewed my focus on what I want to achieve in the future. Rachael’s knowledge and level of professionalism are outstanding and really help me make a difference.

Partner, Top 10 Mid-Tier Accounting & Advisory Firm

Why not get in touch??

If you’d like support for your senior leaders in managing their day to day challenges, feel free to schedule an informal 30-minute introductory call with me to discuss. Let’s connect!