Posts in the ‘Coaching Advice’ Category:

Communication – ‘Clean’ Language

Communication is key; you don’t have to be a coach to know that! Then why is it that ‘misunderstandings’ or ‘misinterpretations’ are still one of the biggest causes of conflict ? Many of us hear what we ‘think’ we are going to...

Coaching – its just a conversation

It’s nearing the end of January and I’m in a reflective mood right now, and considering what it is I actually ‘do’ with my coaching clients. Perhaps I should start with my ‘why’. ‘Why’ I coach – “I believe that everyone...

New Year – New You?

New Year – New You..right? So, we are at that time of year again – the end; also commonly known as a new beginning. Many of us will take time to reflect and think of all the things we achieved or didn’t quite fulfill in 2015, and these...

Networking – Raising your PROFILE!

I often work with leaders on ‘managing’ their career. Where terms such as ‘key stakeholders’, ‘stakeholder management’, ‘trusted advisor’, ‘mentor’, ‘advocates’, ‘sponsor’, and ‘networking’ come up in the conversation;...

Giving Feedback

It appears that a good chunk of my time is spent helping leaders be better at giving feedback, but why? Over the years, it has become apparent that leaders have avoided giving feedback – or given it badly! Which is a shame, because most aspiring...

Top sportsmen have coaches, so why don’t top business executives?

As I sit down and write this, I look across at my husband who’s transfixed to the TV screen watching the Sports Personality of the Year Award 2012 with our son, both of whom are keen sportsmen. This got me thinking about the great year of...

  • “Annie is an exceptional coach, mentor and trainer/facilitator. Having attended one of her courses on coaching and mentoring I was fortunate and privileged to be able to join her as co-coach for further training and saw for myself the dedication and attention to detail she puts into her work. Her heightened sense of perception ensures that everything she does meets the needs of those around her. Annie is highly motivating and always shows an innate belief that each of us has the potential to achieve our goals, especially when we think we can't! She is professional and a role model for a "can do" attitude and continues to inspire me in my coaching.”

  • “Annie is the consumate professional. She provides measurable Executive Coaching interventions in a very personable style.”

    MD of Utilities Company
  • “Annie balances a professional approach with a warm and caring attitude, and this is evident in the workshops we have run together. She is fun to work with and focuses on generating great results for her clients.”

    Development Consultant
  • “Annie is an engaging, authentic and warm hearted workshop leader. She is the consummate professional in that she delivers to the brief, exceeds expectations and has boundless energy and enthusiasm that captures the attention and interest of the participants. As an executive coach, Annie truly connects with her clients and brings her wealth of knowledge and experience to the sessions which ensures clients leave feeling that they got great value and are able to achieve exceptional results.”

    HR Director IT Company
  • “I have worked with Annie as a client both professionally in my capacity of Learning and Development Director at Centrica and personally as a professional, personal to me on a coaching programme. Annie is empathetic, professional and a great coach, I would recommend her to any client or company.”

    Learning & Development Director, Centrica
  • “The coaching was excellent and I would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to grow in their professional environment.”

    Director at Open University
  • “The coach was very relaxed and could immediately empathise with any given situation, whilst being able to give constructive help. Annie very quickly grasped where my strengths and weaknesses lay and could gauge challenging situations very well – only an experienced coach can do this.”

    MD Financial Services
  • “Annie’s challenges enforced reflection on my thought processes and therefore my behaviour patterns. A very satisfying experience.”

    Director Open University
  • “Quantum have provided a very professional and friendly service. The requirements we have requested have been very specific and individual to our companies needs, and Quantum have gone out of their way to understand these requirements and organise and develop the training accordingly. Annie Richardson is always very professional and is also well received by all those who attend her courses. Quantum is a delight to work with and I would strongly recommend their services to anyone wishing to develop their company’s development initiatives further.”

    ICRH Group Leader, Culham Centre for Fusion Energy
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