I worked with Morgan Clarke Consulting from September 2016 for 18 months. During that period of coaching, they helped me to prepare and present a coaching plan to Marsh Senior Management.
During my coaching sessions with Morgan Clarke, I found my engagements and interactions to be very supportive and challenging. My coach used methods that helped me ensure that I was serious about the outcomes being targeted within my coaching plan.
We discussed and identified key areas for my development, including influencing Stakeholders, my personal leadership style – becoming a more of a strategic leader and ultimately preparing me for succession within our Organisation.
Having completed the coaching I feel that I have developed a strong awareness of what I have achieved and also what needs to be continually worked upon.
On a personal level I found our interactions very enjoyable, a lot of hard work was done whilst I developed a personal connection with my coach and his way of approaching the project.
Paul Doyle, Managing Director, Marsh Ireland
You probably wouldn’t be human if you entered leadership coaching sessions without some degree of scepticism as to the expected level of benefits. What was refreshingly different about my sessions right from the start was the amount of time that he had clearly invested in building a good understanding of the landscape in which I operate.
In summary though, the coaching has been a valuable investment in ‘me’ and my career.
Andrew Wilton, MD Corporate UK & Ireland, Marsh McLennan.
It is fair to say I entered the coaching experience with a degree of scepticism; time is a precious commodity and I was doubtful the sessions would prove highly beneficial. From my first interactions, my initial reservations were reset.
The coach’s genuine approach has focused entirely on assisting me, with no agenda, and therefore he built trust very effectively to allow an open and honest exchange.
Our conversations have always resulted in practical advice and techniques to guide me through the upcoming challenges and these minor changes have produced significant results in my working practice.
Alistair Brighton, SVP and National Sales Leader Corporate UK & Ireland, Marsh McLennan.
I found that the coach provided some interesting perspective on the challenges faced by senior executives in large, complex organisations and many of the sessions that we had left me with helpful ideas based on collective reflection of different situational leadership examples. I found the experience to be rewarding and valuable
Daniel Max Managing Director, Marsh Ltd
I was pleased with the coaching at both an intellectual and emotional level.
The coaching engaged and challenged me to think about what I wanted to get out of interactions with colleagues.
The coaching has worked well, and the benefits have sustained – I’m calmer and am having more of a conversation with colleagues when I’m frustrated. The coaching must take a large portion of the credit for positive changes in my behaviour. I’m finding it easier to communicate, and I’m much more connected to a network of (key) individuals.
Before I worked with Morgan Clarke I thought that coaching was more about psychology. My coach was very focused on the business aspect however, which made the coaching experience powerful for me.
Brian Wiggins, Global Programme Director, Elekta Limited
I have benefitted hugely from coaching on both change leadership and personal effectiveness – the coach invested time understanding what you really need, provides excellent insights, challenges you to think differently and has a great blend of theory and practical examples he uses to inspire and coach you. He is very personable and I have enjoyed our sessions which have been productive and useful for my career and personal understanding of who I am and what I do.
John Macfarlane, CD Operations and PMO Director, Unilever UK Limited
We would be nowhere without the leadership that you’re showing.
You seem very able now to be head-up” (as opposed to head down I guess)
You are building your leadership brand in change leadership” (one of the primary goals on the Coaching Plan)
I’m super-positive about your work on developing new behaviours
I feel really happy the way it’s going
Jill Ross, VP Customer Development, Unilever UK Limited
Business Discovery Testimonials
Simon Kelly is a great facilitator – well prepared, very knowledgeable and engaging. Business Discovery is very interesting. It has relevant, commercially-driven content, with a great depth of business understanding, very tailored to Centrica. It exceeded expectations, and I have taken a high volume of learning away.
Gabriella Stannah, Graduate Development Manager, Centrica Plc
Content was delivered clearly and succinctly, with numerous real-life examples that really brought the content alive. Thoroughly enjoyed it, and covered all of my learning objectives for the day.
James Dow, Commercial Analyst, Centrica Plc
It’s good to gain background and understand why I’m doing things and how it effects the business. I feel like I know where my area of the business sits within the company. Very engaging, I have found it very useful and highly enjoyable. I liked the amount of interaction. I’ve definitely found it useful in understanding the finances of the business and how it can be easily effected by changes in the market.
Naomi Petch, BG Analyst, Centrica Plc
Business Focus Testimonials
Allowed me to gain confidence in my existing knowledge and build strengths from new knowledge. I feel I am walking away with re-enforced knowledge, increased knowledge and brand new knowledge. The session was well thought out and presented at the right pace. Exceeded expectations.
Heidi Gianella, Global Engineering Manager, Elekta
This was a very valuable experience I learnt things that I can apply to my job and everyday life. It exceeded my expectations.
Cynthia Carter, Contract Administrator, Elekta
The workshop was very beneficial in expanding my understanding of financials and how my day- to-day activities align with Elekta strategies.
Anne Mengebaver(?), Director, Clinical Solutions Support, Elekta