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to where you want to be.

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Professional coaching doesn't always come with a blue chip price tag

I love working with successful people - people who know where they are heading and what they need to improve to get there. I also love working with people who aren’t there yet, but have a burning desire to realise their potential.

Sadly, right now, the cost of good quality coaching is outside the reach of many of tomorrow’s thought leaders. I want to change that - I have always believed that coaching should be accessible to everyone who wants to embark on a journey of self-improvement and I’m on a mission to make that happen. That's why I offer special rates for charities and small businesses; and for sole traders, the option of joining a Mastermind Group for support and accountability at a fraction of the cost of one-to-one coaching.

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Karen Carpenter MNCP, EMCC Senior Practitioner

Karen Carpenter MNCP
EMCC Senior Practitioner

What I Offer

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For Executives

Coaching for executive directors and senior managers who value the opportunity to step back and really think, away from the 'white noise' of everyday operations.

  • First 90 Days
  • Leadership Development
  • Bespoke

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For Business Owners

Coaching for small business owners, freelancers, and sole traders who want to get ahead and stay ahead in their business.

  • Strategy Days
  • Virtual Business Partner
  • Thinking Buddy
  • Mastermind Groups

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For Health Professionals

Coaching for doctors, nurses, and allied health professionals who want to fast track their professional development.

  • New in Post
  • Leadership Development
  • Reflective Practice

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For Groups and Teams

Coaching for groups and teams who have a shared desire to perform at their very best.

  • Team Building
  • Corporate Awaydays
  • Team Coaching
  • Bespoke Workshops

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DISC Wheel

DISC Assessment

Internationally recognised behavioural assessment for individuals and teams who want to better understand how their preferred behavioural styles impact on performance and relationships at work.

  • Executive Profile
  • Management-Staff Profile
  • Team Profile
  • Workplace Behaviours

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As a leader in a charitable organisation I knew coaching would be beneficial for specific development needs but initial research suggested it was a luxury we couldn't afford. I was fortunate to have Karen recommended to us, who had a very open conversation with us about affordability and put together a package of coaching that exceeded our expectations. The experience left us all with the overwhelming feeling that we couldn't afford not to use this service, the process of modernising systems took place at such a rate, it undoubtedly saved us money.

Chair of the Board of Trustees, Shrewsbury Ark
Karen Higgins

Karen has been an exceptional character to work with over the last few years and has really supported my business in some difficult phases for me, that have then blossomed in to noticeable developments in my business. She has such a willingness to accept where I am and to ask the tricky questions I need to move me forward and upward at every turn. She has been excellent at turning the perceptual tables on any idea, problem or situation to give me a much deeper and richer understanding of it. She has supported and encouraged me to make the healthiest choices, not just for my business, but myself, so that I am not building one at the expense of the other. I highly recommend her and her approach to anyone looking to improve how their business is working and will continue to work with her myself.

Owner, Centre for Integral Health
Ben Calder

I feel so lucky to have met Karen. The time I spent working with her was the time that I learnt the most about how I am in the work environment. I do not say this lightly - working with Karen was truly amazing, and I am a better nurse, manager and leader for having worked with her. She worked with me to give direction to what I was trying to achieve, taught me to value my strengths and made me realise the importance of pro-action in order to achieve my goals. I have continued to have regular sessions with Karen. For me our time is an essential investment in my development, both professional and personal. Time with Karen is not always easy, believe me she can really challenge and make you work, but in a way that is respectful, encouraging and purposeful. I have certainly had positive results from putting into action what I have learnt through coaching - including securing a new job in an area that I really wanted to work in, in fact I didn't know I had any talent for this particular field until I worked with Karen - that's how good she is.

Senior Manager, Health & Social Care, Birmingham
Imogen Mortiboys

Karen recently assisted us in facilitating an event with Care Sector Providers and I was immediately impressed by how quickly she grasped what was initially a rather vague outline of the objectives for the session. Karen was able to swiftly and astutely focus the thinking for us to achieve a considered and detailed plan for the session. Her evidence based approach is demonstrated through her introducing useful models, tools and references to support the facilitation and she shares relevant suggestions to support further development and thinking .

In working with Karen I have found her to be very professional and warm in her manner. She makes you feel at ease whilst effortlessly combining the ability to both support and challenge in a positive and empowering manner.

Chief Officer, Shropshire Partners in Care
Nicky Jacques

Thanks to Karen's excellent training sessions and conducting DISC assessments for all our senior management we have been able to change the way we train our staff. The DISC has enabled us to understand our staff in a whole new way, understand how they respond to different situations as well as build teams around them. The DISC assessments mixed with Karen's unique ability to read between the lines in how this could be portrayed in a business world has been of great value and made us far more focused as a business.

Director, DM Recruitment
Stuart Danks

Contact Me

Kinton Office:
Kinton Farm, Nesscliffe,
Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 1AZ

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