let the beauty of what you love be what you do ~ rumi
No road is long with good company…
GIVE YOURSELF THE GIFT OF TIME!
Transformational coaching journeys…
A few years back, I was sitting in a senior leadership meeting and they asked us which of our 5 corporate values was the most important: professionalism, mutuality, integrity, valuing people, or creativity. I was the only one in a room of over 50 people who said creativity. Creativity is a core value for me personally and the fact that it was part of the organisation’s stated core values is what drew me to and kept me there for 23 years. I believe you can’t have any of the others without it! Whether, like me, your core value is about creativity or something else, it’s so important for all of us to truly connect with our values, to know and understand who we are.
We are all, of course, responsible for our own happiness and we also all hold the key to that happiness! Belief in ourselves to make the right decisions, courage to trust in our gut (the other brain!) to know what’s right for us, and understanding and alignment with who we are and our core values are critical aspects of successfully navigating through changes and transitions and arriving in our happy place – to live our most authentic, meaningful and fulfilling life.
Sometimes we get a little stuck or overwhelmed. It’s normal. Life can be challenging to say the least. Curveballs come into our personal and professional lives and throw us for a loop. And, change, even when we seek it out, can be daunting and perplexing. All of the associated stress and anxiety can have an impact on our ability to remain clear and focussed, to care for ourselves, be our favourite selves and live our best beautiful life. Sometimes we just need a little support and challenge with getting there. That’s what a coach is for… to partner with you on your journey.
I’m a transformational coach, certified (ACC) and member of the International Coach Federation, specialising in helping people thrive through ‘stuck’ periods, change and transitions; inspiring and challenging them to reflect creatively on how they see themselves and resolve issues. I love working with clients, helping them reconnect with what matters to them, step back into their power, move forward, thrive through their challenges.
Coaching light for those tough-ish nuts! For folks with some ongoing issue that’s niggling at the back of your head. This 1 month package is for a weekly ‘walk and talk’. 4 x 45 minute sessions which we do on your walk to or from home and work, or a lunchtime walk in your nearby park. Some light reflection task or a small actionable task will be agreed at the close of each call.
Coaching package 1 fee: £400 (excl. tax)
Coaching package 2
Really tough nuts! For those harder issues keeping you up at night. This package is for deeper dive sessions on a particular issue that requires dedicated, focussed time and possibly a work space for taking notes and working on activities . 4 x 1.5 hour or 6 x 1 hour sessions booked in advance over a 4 month period and best conducted in a private room. Some reflection and ‘homework’ tasks will be agreed at the close of each call.
Coaching package 2 fee: £750 (excl. tax)
The mother of nuts! For more extensive challenges which require significant unpacking and some mentoring. We’ll work through a personal theory of change, personal branding strategy and action plan. There will be ‘homework’ tasks. This package is a bit of a mixed bag of session types. Typically it will include the following over a 6 month period:
2 hour intro session
4 x 1 hour sessions
5 x 45 minute ‘walk and talk’ sessions
1.5 hour closing session
Coach-mentoring package fee: £1100 (excl. tax)
Optional add-on services:
CV and/or LinkedIn review (£150)
Website review – brand alignment (£150)
Job search strategy, application review and interview prep support (Bespoke quote TBC)
To achieve results, a coaching journey requires full commitment and engagement. You are gifting yourself time to think. You’re worth it so don’t short-change yourself!
All packages include a free, initial 30 minute discovery call to see if we’re a good fit.
All packages and add-on services options are payable in advance. No refunds.
All coaching is done remotely via Zoom or Skype, booked in advance and with minimum 24 hour notice of cancellation and request to change the date and time.
As an ACC certified coach and member of the International Coach Federation, I adhere to the principles and standards of the ICF code of ethics.
NB I also run coaching in nature retreats and creative journeys in Sardinia. Check out the retreats page. In person, face-to-face, coaching packages with me here in Sardinia, Italy, are also possible if you’re interested in a weekend ‘coaching in nature’ retreat. They can be combined with any of the packages above. I’m a fan of ‘walk and talk’ coaching and nothing clears the head and revitalises one like deep conversations on long walks through nature with an empathetic companion. Pine forests and white sand beaches await us. Please get in touch to discuss.
My clients are high-performing, passionate individuals. They have ranged from senior civil servants, leaders and executives to technical experts and professional consultants to academics and researchers from a range of sectors and industries, including cultural relations, international charities, international development, education and the creative industries. The challenges may be shared to some extent across clients but each client is different. There is no one size fits all solution which is why coaching journeys do not take a cookie cutter approach but are rather a unique, curious, collaborative, and individual nut-cracking journey.
Examples of past clients
Do any of these resonate with you?
A senior leader facing career transition.
Challenge: Identifying the kind of role that would provide the reward and recognition looked for, the kind of role that is aligned with values, personal circumstances, plus job search support including applications and interview prep. At this point in the career, what’s important? Status? Money? Power and influence? Lifestyle? Perhaps an entirely different kind of role?
A professional new to a leadership role.
Challenge: Developing leadership skills appropriate to new role, making the mindset shift from manager to leader, staff engagement and team-building techniques for better remote working and performance enhancement of the team overall, plus time and energy management for more effective results and better work-life balance.
An expert struggling with visibility, reward, recognition.
Challenge: Developing a personal branding strategy and then crafting effective communication strategies for better networking, presentations, digital presence to highlight credibility as an authority, and build and nurture deeper trust relationships with professional networks and potential clients or collaborative partners.
I can’t thank you enough for our sessions. I was at an important juncture professionally (with a pile of personal baggage in the corner) and our sessions really helped me to think clearly and question rigorously. I was struggling with self-esteem belief. I was being far too hard on myself. You helped me examine the causes of this and address them. The most impactful element of our coaching was considering my motivations and values. Both have become more important to me over recent years. You helped me understand how to flip round my usual approach of “this is what i will achieve and this is how” and develop a values centric approach “this is why I want to do this, this is what i will do and this will be the outcome”. I used this at my first Whitehall Director interview and although I didn’t get it, I was deemed appointable and now appear on the list for this. And the panel particularly noted my clear motivation and passion.
Deputy Director – Cabinet Office – UK
Fiona’s coaching was positive, considered and – ultimately – invaluable as I navigated a transitional period in my career. The sessions allowed me to reframe some of my challenges as opportunities, and gave me concrete tips on approaching job interviews and applications.
What could have otherwise been a particularly challenging period in my working life, with Fiona’s coaching, became a useful period of learning and reflection. I would recommend her coaching to anyone in need of that extra support to make confident next steps in their career.
Digital Storyteller – Creative Industries – UK
Although she listens more than she speaks, the nuggets of wisdom and experience still shine through even if it is through the questions, she asks. This was a fantastic opportunity for me to just have that time to pause and reflect on my work and the way I am currently performing and consider ways to improve. I really enjoyed and benefited significantly from the experience.
Fiona Pape is an ICF ACC qualified coach with a focus on transformational coaching – thriving through change and transitions, women’s empowerment, personal branding and creativity. She is also a marketing and communications specialist (MCIM), a consultant and trainer, a curious and creative spirit who plays with colour and mixed media, a blogger, entrepreneur, mother and wife. More info on her professional background, qualifications and client testimonials can be found on her LinkedIn profile.