"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."
"Working with Cressida as my coach was the best investment in this stage of my career development that I could have made. From the outset she really understood what I was looking to achieve and had a natural ability to pin point specific areas that I needed to work on but critically was able to provide guidance and practical examples to implement. I found Cressida very open, diligent in keeping me on track to my end objective and very agile during discussions so if there was a specific 'in the moment' area to discuss, she was able to pivot her thinking and coaching style to suit. Cressida was very skilful in challenging me and helping to me draw out my strengths and giving me the coaching I need to be able to make that next step up. The style of programme was also fantastic being able to have the sessions at my own pace, meant I was able to book them at points of real inflection, making them really impactful , rather than having them booked with not much to discuss. I really valued working with Cressida, it made a huge difference to me at a time when I was on a particularly challenging time in my own head around my career, my brand and my confidence. I would highly recommend her!"
"Having coaching with Cressida has been one of the best things I have done. She was open, supportive but also held me to account in moving myself forward. Her extensive training in DISC profiling came through clearly and showed me how my style was impacting my performance at work and how I could better understand others to be more impactful. I realised that I kept looking at others through my view of the world instead of taking the time to really understand them. This was a game changer for me. If you want someone to really help you be the best possible version of yourself then I would recommend hiring Cressida as your coach."
"I decided to hire Cressida as my Executive Coach because she has twenty six years experience in the same industry that I work in. I needed real help building my presence and impact in the workplace because I kept being passed over for opportunities to progress. Cressida was open, incredibly supportive but she also really challenged me particularly on my self-limiting beliefs. She also made sure that I did what I said I was going to do in between sessions which helped me maintain momentum towards my goals. I liked the fact that Cressida also taught me some coaching techniques during our time together so that I could become more self sufficient as time went on and learn how to support myself over time. Because of my coaching I have been able to promote myself more, build my credibility and impact and forge my own path. I finally got Managing Director after three years of trying and I wouldn't have achieved that if it weren't for Cressida. She's worth her weight in gold!"
"Cressida has been instrumental in readying me for a step up in my career. Her ability to ask thoughtful questions and observe and reflect what she hears has been eye opening. She has enabled me to present myself to best effect with stakeholders and senior leaders and position my brand much more effectively. I would highly recommend her."
"Cressida helped me rebuild my confidence during a challenging time in my career. I have a much better understanding and appreciation of the value that I bring in my professional life and that has been very empowering. Cressida has an ability to know what it is you are thinking particularly when your limiting beliefs pop up. She has helped me understand those beliefs and recognise them when they arise so I can better manage them. The coaching models she followed helped give structure to our conversations and she kept me accountable during our coaching sessions. The actions I took away from each session also helped me continue the coaching work in between our conversations. I found working with Cressida tremendously valuable and I cannot recommend her highly enough."
"I have worked with Cressida for the past year and recently renewed for the next. I have worked with a coach in the past when in a management role at a large corporate, but I believed my needs as a founder of a scaling venture capital business are very different. Cressida has been a great foil to help me work around the challenges of growing the business and the various transitions that that entails. My sessions with Cressida are a moment of quiet and a safe space where she really helps me look through the surface to the real issues allowing me to refocus both the organisation and myself with greater purpose and clarity."