Performance coaching for individuals and teams.


Want to take on more responsibility e.g. run bigger projects? Need to convince others you can?


I can support you to  overcome challenges with

 - Overwhelm

 - Confidence

 - Stakeholder conflicts

Do any of these images or comments  resonate with your desires?

 - All comments are from my research interviews shown alongside anonymised names in square brackets

 - These came after project managers had experienced minimal coaching practice. over 6 months.

All 6 images by ©HarrietMuller

Project management needs discipline and project managers can be chosen by their task-focussed, 'get the project done' attitude. As soon as I became a project manager I knew I had to focus on learning soft skills because I spent most of my time communicating. Soft skills help any stakeholder conversation. Soft skills recognise emotions which bubble constantly in any team, especially when pressure comes from all sides, as it so often does in projects.


In early career, we can be judged to lack self-confidence if our decision-making appears a little slow or diffident. Later on, we overcome our unease by using knowledge from our experience that  can lead to habits that ignore the need to get the team on board.

I promote more conscious awareness of self and others, so that personal and team emotions are recognised and dealt with, for better team-building, and less personal stress, in an objective, respectful yet professional fashion.


Ask about learning soft skills through coach practice

With a group of 10 people it becomes viable to run a day's introductory coach training, and arrange some coach practice for you over six months to boost your soft skills at work. Previous students have improved their self-confidence and their collaboration skills. I use an associate - John Chisholm of Crescente - because PMs love his training style and some of his courses can be accredited with CMI. This is not formal coach training; if you're interested in becoming a coach, ask me about websies to look at at e.g. The Coaching Academy, Barefoot Coaching, Coactive Coaching.

Ask about collaboration skills workshop

This and tailored versions are possible. I run these with an associate - Mike Tanner - and space is 

provided for you and your team to think about all your working relationships and everyone's personal intentions so you can see and agree 'shared intention'. Conflict can be positive for high performance and innovation.

Contact Shirley to book your free consultation!

Tel. 07793 745450 

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