Clients & Partnerships
When the partial return to school after Covid-19 lockdown was announced, I was very mindful that everyone’s personal experience of lockdown would have been unique and every colleague would have been impacted in some shape or form ‘we are in the same storm but different boats’. In order to support staff returning to work, I wanted to put in place a support system to care for their well-being in order for us to be the best possible team for our pupils from 1 June 2020 onwards. I contacted Hayley and after our initial Zoom meeting, I immediately knew that that she was the right educational coach for my school team.
Hayley provided 3 x 1 hour training sessions via Zoom for all staff with a focus on wellbeing, self-discovery and self-challenge. The way in which she tailored the sessions provided a safe, confidential space where the team could share their thoughts, worries, concerns and explore key issues linked to themselves personally and within a school context. She established a trusting relationship with the team and supported us all to find positive solutions, develop strategies, realise our strengths and enable us to decide on the next steps we need to take in order to support our own well-being. She held us all to account on these decisions by reflecting on them at the start of each session.
We have a further half day session with Hayley planned for September with a focus on goal setting and I know this will provide an excellent start to our school year. Thank you Hayley.
Gemma Wyatt – Head Teacher of Skinners’ Kent Primary School
Being coached by Hayley is honestly one of the best things that has happened to me. I was recommended Hayley at a time in my life when I needed it the most, but I didn’t see that at the time myself. Confidence has always been an issue for me but I had recently lost a lot of confidence and become a recluse due to personal reasons. But the very first coaching session I had with Hayley left me feeling much more confident, positive and happier. I am no longer the person I was 3 months ago, I have grown and evolved as a person for the better with Hayley’s coaching, support and guidance. Hayley would challenge me in various ways throughout the sessions and really get me thinking about things in my personal and professional life. She made me realise a lot in regards to where I was, where I am and where I want to be. Her sessions were never rushed and she would always take her time to listen to and understand everything I had to say, as well as, pick up on my emotions. Not only is Hayley very professional, she put me at ease straight away and I could see she coaches from the heart and cares a lot. I see her more as a friend than a coach and that in itself says a lot! I know in myself that I have changed and grown as a person and am so proud of who I have become over the past 3 months – but it wouldn’t have been possible without Hayley’s coaching. I would really recommend Hayley to anyone who feels like they need coaching in regards to any aspect in their personal or professional life. It’s coaching with a human touch that has made all the difference.
Priya – Wolverhampton University