Through one to one coaching we help business leaders, and those aspiring to lead, to step up to the challenge  and responsibility of leading in a changing and complex environment.

Our approach to coaching is business focused and relational  –  we believe that communication and human relationships are central to effective and fulfilling leadership and organisational success.

Working with us, clients take time to step away, reflect and look at the bigger picture. We create a safe, non judgmental space for reflection and an opportunity to explore, debate, experiment and plan next steps.

Boldsteps executive coaching How we can help

One-to-One Coaching

Through one to one coaching we help business leaders, and those aspiring to lead, to step up to the challenge  and responsibility of leading in a changing and complex environment.

Coaching with Teams

We work with teams and groups as facilitators for peer group coaching work, either as stand alone projects or as part of wider leadership development programmes.

Diversity & Inclusion

We have a keen interest in supporting diversity initiatives, such as work to eliminate the impact of unconscious bias and women’s leadership programmes.

  Who we are

Sue Jenkins is an Ashridge Accredited Executive Coach and former practising commercial lawyer with twenty years experience of business development and senior leadership roles in an international law firm.

Boldsteps executive coaching  Who we are

Sue JenkinsSue Jenkins is an Ashridge Accredited Executive Coach and former practising commercial lawyer with twenty years experience of business development and senior leadership roles in an international law firm.

Boldsteps executive coaching  How it works

We recognise how important it is to select the right executive coach for the particular situation and to work with our client, and often the organisation for which they work, to identify desired outcomes and objectives.

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Step 1 Chemistry Meeting

To get the best results from coaching, clients need to feel comfortable to speak openly and freely , to confide in their coach. So we hold an initial meeting, free of charge, to test the chemistry between us and to allow the prospective client to outline broadly the issue or situation to be worked on.
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Step 2 Setting up the contract

If the chemistry meeting is positive and we’re appointed , we will then agree the scope, duration and objective of the assignment, together with fees and payment terms , meeting logistics and how and when we will review and evaluate our work together. Often , we will be asked to sign an NDA and we like to agree with our client a Terms of Engagement letter for each assignment .
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Step 3 The coaching itself

We adopt a person centred, relational approach to our work, drawing on influences, models and frameworks from psychologists and psychotherapists and on research by world recognised leadership experts. Usually we coach face to face but we can also work remotely. In some cases we talk and walk – we will happily head for the hills ! Each session typically lasts 1.5 hours. We are, though, totally flexible in our approach as we know that no two situations are the same.
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Step 4 Review and Evaluation

Like our clients, we are outcome focussed. At the end of our assignment (with a review half way) we will evaluate the impact of our work together and look at the effectiveness of it against the objectives we agreed at the outset and which have sometimes been re- negotiated en route as different or additional issues emerge.

Boldsteps executive coaching  What our clients are saying

  • It is no exaggeration to say that I found our [work together ] life changing . It gave me the confidence  and freedom to follow my instinct and find my own style as I took over the reins.
    Newly appointed CEO of a charity
  • I wanted to thank you – I got that [ big job]  I went for . I don't think I would have had the confidence to do that without your support.
    Accountant, international law firm
  • It made a difference being coached by someone who has been there and done it , gets  business and was willing to challenge my thinking . We have had fun too  !  I now have a clear plan about where to go next.
    VP, Multinational IT company
  • Now that I am aware of my own patterns of behaviour, and where they come from ,  I  can spot the warning signs and approach my relationship with X with a different mindset.
    Partner / Owner, professional services firm.

  Say Hello

BoldSteps Executive Coaching and Consulting would love to hear from you.

If you feel inspired by our expertise and would like to get in touch please contact us. T: 07831 443705  or E: sayhello@boldstepscoaching.co.uk