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Welcome to Podium
Coaching & Development
As a coach I am focused on helping each person to be the best that they can be. I work with individuals and teams to focus on their innate talents to help them play to their strengths, build their energy and support personal performance and engagement at work.
I became a professional coach in 2004 to complement and support my HR career of more than 20 years. Since then I’ve been involved with employee engagement, performance management and talent development within a corporate environment. Podium brings together these three elements working with people to identify, own and intentionally focus their unique talents, realise their potential and achieve their goals.
Coaching is all about the individual; it’s about the actions and the follow up that each person is willing to take.
How I work
I work with individuals and small teams to help them process specific challenges whether that’s career decisions, realising their potential by playing to their strengths or dealing with difficult situations at work.
Using a positive psychological approach to coaching and working with your natural talents creates a practical way to help shape the life that best serves you.
Great coaching is about trust-filled partnerships that provide a healthy environment for supportive, challenging and exploratory conversations that lead to great outcomes.
I find that my coaching clients tend to fall into three specific categories
Are you moving into a new role, contemplating a career change or looking to enhance your performance by applying your strengths? Whatever your challenge, coaching will help you to set clear goals, create action plans and take responsibility to make things happen.
Whether you’re a new manager who’s inherited a team or an experienced manager dealing with some challenging team members, development plans or performance issues, coaching will help you to establish and review your options and commit to a plan of action.
Working as part of a team whether it’s to deliver a short-term project or a longer term service can be challenging yet rewarding. Discovering and sharing what colleagues love to do and what drives them helps to boost trust, productivity and performance within the team.
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Consultancy and Development
Podium offers Consultancy and Development services to support the people aspects of business; this includes expertise in performance management and employee engagement, and mentoring for managers and HR professionals.
“Lynn is a highly knowledgeable and insightful lady; my Gallup Strengths session was invaluable in developing my understanding of how I can use my personal strengths to help achieve my short and long-term career goals. Lynn’s coaching techniques effectively challenged my existing perceptions of my own strengths whilst supporting me towards a clearer vision of how I can move forward using effective strategies to maximise outcomes in both my professional and personal life.”
E. Walker, Project Manager, Shift Associates Ltd.
“Lynn helped me to explore options and opportunities to use my strengths in achieving my goals. Her perceptive questioning, insightful reflections and sensitive style allowed me to reflect on how I currently get results, where I can use my strengths more effectively and where I focus on weaker areas. These insights have led me to take a different approach to some specific work activities and I am most definitely enjoying the results!”
Shelley Hallam, Director of Shift Associates Ltd
“Coaching sessions with Lynn have been a springboard for my personal growth both personally and as a business owner. Discovering my strengths continues to help me make sense of what I do and the way I do it; intentionally focusing my strengths means I’m more effective in my role with The Athena Network in Reading and as a personal trainer in DA Fitness, I notice and maximise others’ strengths so my clients gain from my coaching experience.”
Debbie Atkins, Regional Director, The Athena Network
Please give me a call to discuss how Podium can help you today
0780 308 1517