Helena Clayton | Individual coaching
My coaching programmes are structured around the needs of each client
individual coaching, career coaching, coaching, development, expert, coach, facilitator, leadership, executive, mindfulness, humanistic philosophies

Coaching: transformational conversations.

Sometimes, all you need is a bit of space to think.  Sometimes with focused challenge to help you get over a block; other times, with compassionate support to access a way of being that enables you to really soar. 

Whatever the starting point, 1:1 coaching offers a dedicated and safe space where you can:

  • do some clear thinking and problem solving
  • get in touch with your emotions and work out what’s going on for you
  • be unedited and say the things you can’t say elsewhere
  • learn to trust that you’re doing ok
  • explore ways that you can ‘get out of your own way’ with some fresh perspective
  • get support balanced with compassionate challenge

My coaching style is clear and compassionate, straight talking and supportive. By helping you develop greater self-awareness, I enable you to catch your blind spots, explore different perspectives and experiment with new ways of working that will have an immediate impact on your personal effectiveness and the ways you feel.

The coaching process begins with a session to create a picture of where the you’re at right now and what’s going on in your working and wider life. Then can we start to get clear on your focus for the coaching. This might involve further diagnostic work and might also involve your line manager. Then, together with you, we agree a tailored programme that is realistic and supportive but will also stretch you.

Most of my work is now over Zoom and over the phone, of course.  And I find this is just as – if not sometimes more –  powerful than face-to-face.

My coaching programmes are structured around the needs of each client.  And so if you’d like to chat through how we might be able to work together, please do get in touch. In the meantime, two of my blogs that have links to my coaching practice include one on our inner critic and another on the importance of ‘holding space’ for another person.


‘Unlike any other coach I’ve worked with, and there have been a few, Helena has an amazing, innate ability
to make me feel comfortable to the point that I’m completely honest, open and receptive. Our sessions
were incredibly productive she really was instrumental in me achieving each of my specific career goals.’

Miranda Cain, Director of Resources, Blue Sky Performance Improvement


Examples of recent coaching projects include:

Working with the CEO of a major Arts organisation for the last 2 years, supporting him in his first CEO role in ever tightening financial constraints.
Supporting the General Counsel of a high street brand develop greater impact at Board level, grow his strategic thinking ability and increase his feelings of confidence.
Helping a senior leader in her first Director level role, adjusting to the new demands expected of her in a complex and changing environment.
Working with the Head of Legal as she considers her impact and influence in an upcoming restructure.
Leading from Love

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