The Company We Keep

The Company we Keep

British Land
BT
IBM Watson
Civil Service
Malaria No More
Maersk
TalkTalk
Goldman Sachs
Mubadala
Royal Bank of Scotland
Innocent
Slaughter and May
M &G Investments
Hitachi
Maggie's
Taylor Wessing
Emirates Global Aluminium
Deloitte
Glaxo Smith Kline
SJ Berwin
O2
Cavell Group
Standard Chartered
Ceres Power
Travis Perkins
Ince & Co

The Company We Keep

British Land
BT
IBM Watson
Civil Service
Malaria No More
Maersk
TalkTalk
Goldman Sachs
Mubadala
Royal Bank of Scotland
Innocent
Slaughter and May
M &G Investments
Hitachi
Maggie's
Taylor Wessing
Emirates Global Aluminium
Deloitte
Glaxo Smith Kline
SJ Berwin
O2
Cavell Group
Standard Chartered
Ceres Power
Ince & Co
Travis Perkins

What clients have said about Defy Expectations Coaches:

What Clients Have Said About
Defy Expectations Coaches:

“I worked with my coach over 4 months and learnt to challenge my own status quo. He helps filter the noise so that you can find your own answers. I would definitely recommend him”

HEAD OF MARKETING AND CAP INTRO, HEDGE FUND

“My coach has an uncanny ability to help me work to my own conclusions, ask the questions which ensure I thought with precision about the challenges at hand, and ensure I learnt how to continue to do this for myself after our time together had ended”

MD, HEAD OF EQUITIES, US INVESTMENT BANK

“My coach is at the forefront of techniques and principles that build self-aware, emotionally intelligent leaders. His insights into performance psychology and biofeedback are invaluable to me, and have accelerated my growth as a leader. I would recommend him wholeheartedly to my peers and colleagues.”

HEAD OF SALES ENABLEMENT, GLOBAL DATA COMPANY

“My coach is a true expert in the field. The combination of deep technical knowledge together with a personable and empathetic approach is extremely effective. I feel that my coach was determined to ensure clients get the very best advice and support from someone who is a seasoned industry professional. The help was extremely valuable to me.”

GLOBAL COO, EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK

I rarely take the time to say thank you for your time and support...it is really useful, in part knowing I am going to meet with you forces the thinking and always during the meeting I am forced to confront and externalise the real issues and the ones I am avoiding. It is so easy to get lost in the day to day and not stay focused on making a difference and doing so quickly.

CHIEF EXECUTIVE – NATIONAL CANCER CHARITY

“Importantly for me, my coach’s work was extremely thorough and felt completely bespoke. There are specific things that I have now changed and I’d have to say that my work life is happier as a result. I felt supported throughout, and and knew I could call in a crisis - I’m not the sort of person to have a 2am panic, but I always knew I could have called if I’d wanted to”

SENIOR SALES DIRECTOR, INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT COMPANY

“An invaluable experience creating diversity in thinking and mind set, positive challenge and reflection, alternative perspective and a strong sounding board.  Above all, finding chemistry and trust with an amazing coach passionate to create the right environment with open and frank conversation enables accelerated learning and development.  Like all things, you take out what you put in.  For me, this was mutual and I thank my coach greatly for the care and consideration to help me along my journey of life”

COO, GLOBAL ELECTRONICS COMPANY

‘I have worked with my coach for about nine years. It has been personally transformational – giving me the opportunity to regularly reflect on leadership, strategy – and whatever issue is important to me at the time. She brings the perfect balance of coaching and ordering my own thoughts, together with her own extraordinary breadth of experience and sharp insight. I come into every session with seemingly insoluble issues, and leave feeling ready to tackle the world, full of new ideas and opportunities. It has changed my life – and had a profound impact on the success of the organisations for which I work’

CHIEF EXECUTIVE, INTERNATIONAL NGO

“Having a coach who is an experienced practitioner was an unexpected relief. You can speak about real problems, no matter how minor or detailed they appear to be – and find not only that they are treated seriously and respectfully - but are commonly faced by others too.”

“The extended interview based 360 was excellent.  I learnt three areas of my performance that others rated highly, but I was unaware of.  I also learnt three areas of my performance to never repeat ever again.”

“My time with my coach helped me make the transition from Business Unit head to Group Executive Committee. I doubt that this would have been so successful without this”

DIVISIONAL CEO – ENGINEERING SERVICES COMPANY