• ...your help, advice and encouragement were a huge factor in keeping me going. I shall always value those sessions...
  • ...the best training I have ever been on...
  • ...I was able to re-evaluate my whole work-life perspective...
  • ...growth in understanding of others needs and how as a manager I might try to meet these...
  • ...without the support of perception I would have hit the brick wall... enabled me to make constructive moves in a very difficult set of circumstances...
  • ...I would recommend Jerry to anyone. He was very professional, very encouraging...
  • ...I'm really proud of myself...
  • ...much clearer strategies for altering the way I think about my situation...
  • ...clarity in identifying my values/motivation...
  • ...the coaching was me-specific (organic rather than prescriptive)...
  • ...we have noticed a significant change... and agree [client] is growing in confidence. Thank you for the difference you are making...
  • ...focus and direction improved immensely; felt more inclined to follow up an idea and put it into action than I had ever done in the past...
  • ...I gained new and really valuable insights into my life...
  • ...the work on diary planning has been particularly helpful - a positive change in working practice...
  • ...very clear and professional...
  • ...a stronger sense of direction and a clearer, more proactive attitude towards my future...
  • ...It built my confidence... more able to understand and cope with things... able to be positive and challenge people...
  • ...I am feeling so much calmer and feel that I have stepped up a level due to our meeting...
  • ...I felt brilliant when I got home instead of worrying what had gone wrong during the day... I have not felt this good about work for a long time...
  • ...very friendly and responsive/adaptive to situation...
  • ...positively affirmed and encouraged...
  • ...I feel a foot taller and the sky is far more blue!...
  • ...I'm really buzzing for the first time in years...
  • ...the goal-setting process was a personal one and not just based on cold, outcome focussed targets...
  • ...I wanted someone to challenge me and I felt uncomfortable sometimes which is exactly what I needed...
  • ...This is by far one of the best training/development measures I have ever had. The trainer has been just perfect, very objective, allowing me to find my own path...
  • ...It is always utterly brilliant to be listened to, affirmed and emerge feeling ‘I can do this’...
  • ...The coaching challenged me, made me address behaviours and attitudes and gave me confidence and strategies for ongoing learning...
  • ...... more helpful then I can express, and will continue to put into practice the things we’ve discussed......
  • Coaching

    You can only do so much with training courses. You can teach processes and skills, but often extremely competent people find they have reached a sticking-point in their personal or professional development. Perhaps:
     
    • your team isn't working the way it should
    • you find it hard to influence decisions
    • you put off the kinds of work or conversation you find difficult
    • you find that your trusted skills are no longer the answer to the challenges you face
    • you may have reached a plateau in your career, or be frustrated with your lack of progress in a specific work area or in your personal life

    Coaching can help take individuals and teams to the next level. Through a structured, professional process, using tools developed, selected and applied specifically to each situation, and backed up by reliable, committed and positive support, coaching can help you clarify your needs and address them. It provides a safe space for reflection in the midst of a sometimes frenetic life; a chance to pause, to reset your priorities and to move ahead. 

    Coaching can be provided face to face or through telephone/Skype, perhaps in conjunction with an online programme such as Creative Metier's Vivocco.

    See the testimonials page for examples of some completed work.
     
    perception has developed a network of affiliated coaches, and can put your organisation in touch with a range of practitioners who can add real value in the development of your colleagues.  Plus, if you meet and decide the first coach isn't the right 'fit' to work with you, we can suggest alternatives...

    perception can offer individually tailored packages for limited time frames (say, six months support, including six face to face meetings, along with email and telephone support), or a more open-ended approach. Contact us for details and an initial consultation.