"Cressida was recommended to me via a friend. Meeting Cressida was a breath of fresh air from other coaches. She has had first-hand experience of working in high pressured, corporate environments that were heavily male orientated. It made communicating my thoughts and feelings so much easier to someone who could understand as well as be able offer me practical coaching advice that was relatable vs someone who just has the theory of coaching. Cressida is professional, warm, relatable, supportive and helped me through an extremely difficult path in my career. Despite overcoming my situation, she is somebody that I continue to lean on and value as an ongoing support/guidance/ and coach. I would (and have) highly recommended her to colleagues and friends. They say behind every successful man is a successful woman; and likewise, behind every successful woman there is probably a Cressida."
"I confess I was a bit sceptical about having executive coaching; my thoughts were centred on 'you can't teach an old dog new tricks' and all that good stuff. However, that proved to be a myth because over the past few months Cressida has, through questioning, discussion, challenge and support, enabled me to definitely learn a few new tricks and understand very clearly what is at the heart of me as a person. This is about value, worth, my personal DNA and how I use this to forge my path through life in a personal and professional way. I absolutely know that without her I would still be contemplating how to navigate the workspace and feeling insecure about elements of myself. It has been emotional, with tears and laughter, but through all of this Cressida has been the voice of reason, the inquisitor into my thought processes and supporter of my bold decisions.
Thank you Cressida."
Thank you Cressida."
"I had the opportunity to work with Cressida during a transition period in my career. I really had no idea what I was aiming for, except finding a new path for myself, and Cressida helped me steer myself toward a new future. She helped me to identify the issues I can control, the issues I can influence, and what is out of my hands. More importantly, she helped me identify my core values. Through her supportive and no-nonsense style of coaching, I’ve learned to make intentional choices and be at ease about my choices. As long as you are willing to put in the work for what you want to accomplish, she can get you there. I cannot begin to express how much gratitude I have for her."
"With Cressida as my coach, I’ve not only been able to develop a much clearer sense of where I want to direct my career, but I’ve also built confidence and defined what I stand for professionally. Cressida has supported me superbly through some really challenging situations and has helped guide me to find the right solutions with good outcomes. Her extensive experience in the corporate world means she is able to offer excellent advice as well as really effective coaching techniques. I always looked forward to our coaching sessions and felt genuinely energised from them. I would not hesitate to recommend Cressida. "
"Cressida helped me rebuild my confidence after a particularly difficult time in my personal life. She has a knack of knowing what you're thinking particularly when you doubt yourself and can help you stop getting into familiar and unhelpful thought patterns and actions. She kept me accountable not only during our coaching sessions but also in between and the actions I took away from each session really helped me continue the coaching in between our conversations. I honestly found working with Cressida life changing and I cannot recommend her highly enough."
"Cressida is a fantastic coach. I’d never considered having coaching before until I found myself in a transitionary stage in my career, which I was unsure how best to navigate. Cressida helped me to make sense of the pile of thoughts in my head and craft a new path for myself, with a clear sense of direction and the confidence to move forward. Her approach is open and non-judgemental, using her reams of professional experience to guide and provide helpful insights. I would recommend Cressida for anyone looking to give their career a boost, whether that be in their current profession or a completely new one!"
"Cressida cares. When her level of care is combined with her professional experience, her coaching competency and her commercialism, Cressida becomes a force to be reckoned with. She is someone who can partner with an organisation, quickly understand the priorities of a business, challenge any sense of constraint and will deliver talent and growth by connecting with the people that make-up the organisation. Cressida brings potential out in people in a very human and authentic way. She will use a suite of methods, tools and techniques to engage and develop employees but it’s her intuition and hunger that makes her special. She listens at an individual level, she sees from numerous perspectives and she has the skill to support her ambition and determination. Put your people in front of Cressida and they will quickly see what is possible."
"I've had coaches before, but Cressida was the only one who really 'got me'. I felt supported but also challenged and completely safe in her hands. She pushed me hard to dig deep and work out why I was so stuck in my career. Through Cressida’s help I was able to reframe my thinking and change my personal narrative. I finally discovered my brand, and we spent several months together putting it into action. I am now in a much more senior position, and I negotiated a pay package that I never thought possible. If you want a great coach, look no further than Cressida. "
"After receiving a recommendation for Cressida via a colleague, I can say without hesitation her coaching packages are worth every penny. My work life balance and my working arrangements at my employers have been untenable for a long time and I finally realised I needed to do something about it after feeling permanently stressed and on the brink of burn-out. Cressida has helped me negotiate customised hours with my employer and move to a 4 day working week. She also helped me stand my ground on pay so I wasn’t penalised when asking for what I wanted. I have reduced my 'mom guilt' massively because I am around when my kids need me, and I have even managed to squeeze in some me time! If you want a coach who will help you make real sustainable change, Cressida is your person!"
"With Cressida’s help I was able to change some really ingrained and long-standing unhelpful beliefs. That was a real game changer for me and I felt a weight lifted off of my shoulders in realising I could be authentic to myself and be successful. She pushed me to get on with some things that I had procrastinating on and held me accountable to my actions. It meant that I achieved far more in the six coaching sessions with Cressida than I think I have done in the last two years! She’s amazing and I would highly recommend her."
"The deep dive session with Cressida was brilliant. The DISC profile that she asked me to do was incredibly useful. It helped me understand myself better but also understand those around me and how I could understand and influence them better. I got real clarity on how to be more effective at work. Cressida doesn’t mess around and she asked me some really challenging questions. Her thought provocation was really effective and it made me admit some things that I hadn’t been addressing. The deep dive session has been invaluable. I would highly recommend it."
"I’ve had coaching before and to be honest, I didn’t find it particularly useful. Cressida came with such strong recommendations that I felt compelled to give it another go and I’m so glad I did. Cressida manages to strike the right balance between making you think and self-examine but also actually getting stuff done. She is warm, incredibly supportive but also doesn’t let you off the hook. She also makes you realise that you can do far more than you think you can. If you want a great coach, Cressida is your person."