History and experience
Jane is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist, consultant and Accredited Executive Coach driven by the desire to support individuals and organisations to achieve the best possible performance through the creation and maintenance of positive working environments. As such, Jane’s work focuses on leadership development, organisational development and change, and the balance of the employee/employer relationship. Jane is also an accredited coaching supervisor.
Jane has over 20 years’ experience of evidenced based consulting in leadership development and coaching, organisational change, strategy, culture, dignity and diversity at work, the physical working environment, team facilitation, and employer of choice and employee engagement. Jane has supported many organisations, in different sectors, through significant change programmes and helped them to better understand the cultural dynamics at play, and understanding that many of the challenges that managers are facing are the same, albeit in different contexts.
As a coach, Jane specialises in working with people who seek to build their leadership capability and impact, grow in confidence, manage difficult situations, handle conflict, as well as ‘self management’ in the workplace – such as dealing with organisational politics, work life balance, wellbeing and anxiety at work, impression management, and so on. Jane has supported many organisations, in different sectors, through significant change programmes and helped them to better understand the cultural dynamics at play, and understanding that many of the challenges that managers are facing are the same, albeit in different contexts.
With over 15 years year’s line, senior and middle management experience, Jane has a deep understanding of the challenges of managing and motivating diverse individuals. She is passionate and knowledgeable about employee engagement and the ‘deal’ for individuals. Having worked and researched in this area for many years, Jane believes that this combination of theoretical knowledge and practical experience helps clients to focus on their line management challenges in new ways. As a coach and psychologist, Jane draws upon her knowledge of Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, positive psychology, acceptance and commitment therapy, the thinking environment, and Cognitive Behavioural principles in her work with clients.
Jane spent 12 years as a consultant with The Work Foundation before establishing her own independent practice in 2011. Before moving into consulting, Jane worked in a variety of roles, including facilities management and recruitment. Jane also offers supervision to trainee practitioners working towards the professional qualification in occupational psychology.
Jane holds the BPS Level A and B (now called the EFPA Level 1 and 2) and is qualified to administer the MBTI (Step I and II), Hogan Personality Inventory and the EQ-i 360. Jane is also an accredited Professional Executive Coach (through the Association for Coaching) and an Accredited Coaching Supervisor (CSA).
Jane’s experience covers all three sectors. Jane has worked extensively with local authorities, the Police service, central government departments, trade unions, as well as many charities and private sector organisations.
Coaching and facilitation style
Jane believes that people are more likely to learn and stay focused and engaged when they feel comfortable, safe, and are enjoying themselves. Jane’s focus is on providing a supportive environment, a place where people can explore ideas safely to enhance their own understanding and insight. Jane encourages people to think deeply, to challenge themselves, and to consider different perspectives; she is a great believer in the power of ‘doing’ in order to effect change.
Jane offers one to one coaching sessions, and organisational consultancy around change management, employee engagement and positive work environments. Jane also offers training in coaching and managing performance.