It enabled us to sharpen and clarify our thinking considerably
It enabled us to sharpen and clarify our thinking considerably. As a leader it gave me a reassurance that I had a clear future direction that my team had built together by consensus and were fully signed up to. I am confident that we a stronger and more cohesive team as a result.
CEO, Torfaen County Council
Stuart has an innate strength for coaching / mentoring and I liked his style
Stuart has an innate strength for coaching / mentoring and I liked his style. Far from being prescriptive, Stuart has this ability to listen patiently and throw a couple of leading probing questions that sets you on the path of discovering your own solutions. He operates as an effective sounding board bringing his years of experience to bear on the conversation.
CFO, A&E Dubai
Stuart first exposed us coaching and the value it can bring into the organisation
It was via Stuart that I was first exposed to coaching and the value it can bring into the organisation. I have been utilising this tool ever since to help me and my team arrive at the most powerful solutions, even if they did not appear obvious at first.
Stuart embedded coaching as part of the Foster's culture across the EMEA business
Stuart embedded coaching as part of the Foster's culture across the EMEA business. He personally coached a broad number of individuals at all levels and functions across Foster's, as well as training an even wider group of staff to establish coaching as a way of working at Foster's EMEA. He established a strong finance team and transformed the finance function into a team of commercially focussed business partners. Stuart developed a large number of staff, who have successfully moved into larger roles at Foster's, both within and outside of finance.
Stuart was instrumental in developing a home grown skill base for coaching within the business
Stuart was instrumental in developing a home grown skill base for coaching within the business. His thought leadership and sheer passion for the subject converted many into followers and provided the business with a common ground from which to develop individuals’ own brand of leadership and coaching style.
Stuart has a high degree of emotional intelligence, strong integrity and is a sound judge of character.
One of the first things that you notice about Stuart is that he has a high degree of emotional intelligence, strong integrity and is a sound judge of character. His open engaging approach establishes trust early on in the coach/coachee relationship.
He has a real passion and commitment to coaching
From my first coaching sessions with Stuart it was clear that he has a talent for putting people at ease and focussing on the needs of the individual rather than following a prescribed course. He has a real passion and commitment to coaching as a tool for helping individuals reach their potential.
Stuart helped me see the bigger picture
Stuart helped me see the bigger picture and understand the key stakeholders. He specifically coached me on how to present to a Senior Executive audience in an articulate way. He helped me to stay motivated during the high stress tense moments and maintain my resilience.
Stuart challenges an individual to dig deeper
In his coaching Stuart challenges an individual to dig deeper and makes them think about what they really want and what their values are. He has a strong set of personal values himself, which allow him to be very understanding and supportive.
He has been fundamental in implementing the coaching culture
What’s unique about Stuart is that he is able to combine both his business and personal experience to help individuals arrive at the very best solutions. He has been fundamental in implementing the coaching culture and a more empowered leadership style across the business
Stuart's commitment to helping me reach my potential was hugely appreciated.
Stuart's passion for coaching, and his belief in the benefits that it can bring to an individual and the wider organisation is impressive, and this was always backed up by his personal commitment to the people he coached. At a pivotal time in my career, Stuart's commitment to helping me reach my potential was hugely appreciated. His personal support and coaching helped me to understand what it was that was important to me in my career, and he also gave me the confidence to improve performance through adopting coaching relationships with my team.
Stuart embedded the concept of coaching across our business
Stuart embedded the concept of coaching across our business with great impact, energy and drive. Stuart taught the benefits of coaching to improve performance and drive my team forward to deliver challenging results. This also had a direct impact on improving cross functional workstreams across the business.
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The real value was in asking the difficult questions
The real value was in asking the difficult questions, making you confront the harsh reality of a problem and start developing solutions as opposed to burying your head in the sand. Stuart clearly demonstrated the value of coaching in our business and the benefits it would bring to our organisation. It created stronger leaders who could make decisions faster and lead the organisation to achieve greater outcomes.
CEO Fosters EMEA