Kay Hoggett Executive Coaching and Life Coaching
London City and by video call

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Transformative coaching for people who want more from life and work

I help you to flourish.

I believe that people are intrinsically motivated and equipped to achieve their potential, to build fulfilling relationships and to make their mark upon the world. Sometimes it can feel as though the path to development and change is unclear, or is littered with obstacles. My coaching helps you to understand yourself better, find your path, and identify and overcome difficulties, whether internal or external.
** During the current period I am offering coaching by video call - please contact me for details.


My clients report improved effectiveness and satisfaction, having come for support with:

  • honing leadership skills
  • career development
  • building a business
  • wellbeing and balance
  • self awareness and personal development

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  • We will explore where you are and why, and where you want to get to. I will encourage and support you - help you to uncover new insights, develop unrecognised strengths and build your skills - to enhance your effectiveness at work and your joy in life.

    " ... Kay's understanding of people, organisational politics and the process of coaching is a rare combination, and I can highly recommend her as a coach." Paul C, Head of Corporate IT, Prudential Group

    "... Kay focused on me as an individual and supported me in finding solutions that were effective both for me and for my organisation. Kay's support, and understanding of corporate life, was invaluable in enabling me to succeed and restored my self-belief and confidence ...." Richard K, Senior Manager, FTSE 100 Company

    "Thank you for giving me my life back" FE, Senior Leader in Education

    "Kay takes the time to understand the opportunities and challenges I face as a business owner and mother, and has been skilfully guiding and coaching me through it all" Louise Morriss, Founder and Managing Director, Amazon Public Relations


    Am I the right coach for you?

    It's important that you find the right person to support you. My approach is different and highly effective, because I have extensive training and experience in three important domains.

    Coaching

    I have been coaching people who want to develop themselves and make changes in their lives for over twenty years. It started when, as a management consultant, I was invited by a corporate client to provide individual support to a group of managers to move into more senior leadership roles. The term coaching wasn't used outside of sport then, and the books and courses that are now so widely available didn't exist. I was able to call upon my extensive experience as a manager and leader, and my innate preference for a supportive 'coaching' style rather than a directive one. Increasingly, I was asked to provide coaching alongside consultancy work.

    Later I trained in Neuro Linguistic Programming, a kind of practical psychology, concerned with how to develop effectiveness and high performance. Subsequently I gained a Postgraduate Diploma in Coaching Psychology. This study deepened my understanding of human behaviour, at work and in life, and provided a sound underpinning for my ongoing work as a coach.

    The world of work

    I have extensive experience in business leadership, people development and consultancy roles. I have both built a successful £2m turnover company and directed multi £m global change programmes in the corporate world, as well as being a non executive director and chair of a charity board. This wealth of practical experience has given me a thorough understanding of the challenges faced in today’s organisations. In addition, I was fortunate to attend executive development training at Cranfield School of Management during my corporate career. One of the modules was on team and leadership effectiveness, and this is one of the experiences that underpins my interest in the development of people.

    Psychological understanding

    My experience of working with people prompted a desire to extend my understanding, and to be able to work with all the issues a client might bring, not just work related or goal oriented material. Lasting change requires solutions that go deeper than thoughts and behaviours, but also consider emotions, sense of self and relationship style, which have their roots in earlier experiences. Depth is very often the key to transformation.

    I decided to train as a therapeutic counsellor, so that I could confidently work with all kinds of clients, and all of their material. As a result, I hold a Certificate in Counselling Skills and a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, and have undertaken extensive additional training. I work as a counsellor in addition to my coaching practice, and can switch between approaches according to client needs.


    This breadth and depth of training and experience means that you benefit from
  • a professional approach to coaching
  • my knowledge and understanding of business, leadership and organisational issues
  • the opportunity to work at psychological depth when appropriate.


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    A bit more about me

    I believe that my own experiences help to make me a better coach and therapist. Like all of us, I have had to overcome challenges and deal with difficult situations, so I understand the real world ups and downs of life.

    But, I have had a life of growth, development and fun. I've had four main careers, all building upon a theme of curiosity about work, life and people. I've had side hustles - a jewellery business, a recruitment agency. I've made a lot of money. I've spent a lot of money on adventures. I've volunteered, as a counsellor, and as charity trustee and chair.

    I love learning and I really like people. There is nothing more interesting than a human being. So, my role as a coach is a great fit for me. I really want to find out what it is like to be you. Partly because you are really interesting, but also because it will help me to understand how best to help you.

    I can be quite brave. I've camped out in the Alps, travelled around India - in the days before gap years existed, and trekked the Inca Trail to Machu Pichu. But I also know what it's like to be fearful, and how tough it can be to find courage.

    When you work with me we will be embarking on a collaborative explorative adventure, to help you get where you want to go. You are the expert in you, and will be bringing all of your skills and talents, hopes and dreams, as well as maybe some confusion or difficulty. I am not so expert in you, but I have guided many explorations before, so you're in good hands. I look forward to getting to know you and guiding your adventure.


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