Pat Hayden

Coaching Solutions

When you see the word “coaching” you probably think of football or some other sport. However more and more people are turning to one-to-one coaching to help them meet their full potential whether at work or in their private lives.


I start with the belief that all individuals have the ability to address and resolve their own issues if they approach them with the right mindset. However sometimes help is needed and this is where my coaching approach will help.  My approach is underpinned with a set of tools and models that I use to work with individuals to support them to explore their goals, look at their current situation and identify the changes they need to make, develop action plans and learn from their actions.

The first session is free as I want to make sure I am the right coach for you. Although I prefer face to face coaching as I think this is more effective, I am happy to conduct this first session by telephone or Zoom.  This will be an opportunity for me to find out a little about you, what you want from the coaching, and for me to tell you more about myself and my coaching approach. Also look under Costs for more information. 


The norm is to have an initial block of six sessions, meeting either fortnightly or monthly. However this is flexible and some people want more, others less.


We will meet in a mutually convenient place. I work from an address in Chingford, London, E4.  However I am happy to travel a reasonable distance from this location if you wish to meet elsewhere. I can also meet clients in a pleasant venue near Euston in central London if this is more convenient.


I am  now offering sessions by Zoom


Following each session I will send you a summary of the main points of our meeting. In between meetings I will be available, at no extra cost, for reasonable telephone and e-mail conversations.

What do you mean by coaching?

So how does it work?

When is work/life coaching useful?

•       making career changes

•       facing transition such as redundancy or retirement

•       improving personal performance, team performance

•       developing new ways of working

•       building confidence, developing self awareness

•       tackling difficult work issues

•       improving relationships

•       achieving a better work-life balance


The approaches I take to coaching are focused on outcomes and will vary and overlap but the most common are practical dialogue and mindfulness.


Practical dialogue is more suitable for clients who need help with concerns about work issues, job change, skills, applying for jobs, interviews etc. Looking at options and devising an action plan are key elements of the process.


Mindfulness on the other hand can help clients explore their beliefs and values, and change any that are unhelpful or negative. In this way, barriers which may be stopping them from realising their potential can be removed. It can be particularly helpful in times of stress.

Can you explain a bit more about your approach to coaching?