Background & Coaching Experience
Halina integrates a wealth of people experience with practical business knowledge in public & private sector leadership roles including HR with M&S, senior roles in education & media. Catalyst, inspirational strategist & coach she works with senior management teams, leaders at all levels to encourage thought-provoking development for individuals, teams & organisations. Specialising in strategic planning; building dream teams; unleashing potential by changing mind-set; 360’s perspectives to expand horizons; understanding behavioural preferences. Known for her innovative, provocative approach; big picture thinking; attention to detail she sets the scene for leaders, teams & organisations to create consistency, communicate clearly, collaborate excellently delivering smart outcomes.
Qualifications: MA in Applied Educational Research from UEA and Cambridge Institute of Education; Mastery in Business Coaching, International Mozaik Paris; Professional Certified Coach credential from International Coach Federation [ICF]; Co-active 5-part Coach Training from ICF accredited Coaches Training Institute; Behavioural Profiling Accreditation. Halina has more than 2400 hours of coaching experience with over 70 individual and corporate clients.
Client history and assignments include: Public sector: BBC Wales HRD & Heads of Department | Nursing and Midwifery Council | South West Councils |The Pensions Regulator| Private sector: Bombardier Aerospace Senior /Middle Management | Colston’s Girls School | Future Directors/Senior Team | Greg Latchams Partners | Laurence Simons Global Managing Director | Lloyds Banking Group [Customer Analytics & Decisions Division | Customer Fraud & Credit Team | High Potential Sales Professionals | National Team Leaders | Relationship Managers | Service & Operations Division | Women’s Breakthrough Network ] | Manor Community senior & aspiring leadership | Ovation Finance MD & Senior Team; Thrings Partners | Trinity Mirror Group SW Directors /Senior Managers | Not for profits: Proshare CEO | RNIB National Sales Team | Search for Common Ground Far East Country Director | The Coach Initiative Senior Leaders.
Coaching Approach & Benefits
Halina’s passion is to partner ethically with her clients as they shift their perspective, take tough decisions, realise their potential. Using an integrative approach, solutions focused, responsive to the client’s requirements, it provides flexibility, delivers spot-on questions & an energised yet light touch, reflecting the power of language. She creates safe space for deep thinking & risk taking. Her powerful, provocative coaching helps clients know themselves differently; be clear about goals; recognise what stops them; be both vulnerable & courageous; create confidence & vision to switch from surviving into thriving; manage hectic workloads; develop a coaching approach; transform difficult conversations; discover the powerful impact of building on their strengths and successes; and identify what could work even better, so they learn, grow, shift significantly and sustainably to way beyond the next level.
The International Coach Federation Core Competencies and Code of Ethics provide a strong foundation for Halina to work with individuals and teams through: tailor-made/bespoke coaching; specifically-designed coaching programmes and workshops; facilitation for teams and shadowing.
The benefits of Halina’s approach include:
- understanding uncertainty as a powerful tool for change
- overcoming challenges by being solutions focused
- achieving clarity of vision aligned with values
- reflection time, re-evaluation of priorities, improving effectiveness , decreasing stress
- having a thinking partner, a questioner who provides clear, purposeful feedback
- provocative , judgement-free sounding board
- powerful collaborative, confidential partnership
- realisation of potential beyond mindset limitations
- how to know yourself to communicate more effectively, influence with style.
‘It was the small changes that I made which had the most impact by making me look at what I did with fresh and very different perspectives.’ – Regional Head of Emergency Services
‘Part of the reason I am enjoying a successful career is because of the coaching support and encouragement I have had over time as my career developed from Halina’ Global Managing Director Recruitment Organisation
‘My time is valuable I do not use or spend it lightly. I value outcomes and I achieved clarity of thinking that enabled me to change my life for the better. I recommend Halina without hesitation to any manager or senior executive seeking to resolve issues, move forward with greater vigour and personal freedom.’ – Chairman & CEO Not for Profit
‘It’s made me question things and make tough decisions. What was excellent was that Halina sensed early on that there needed to be some flexibility to help with work load of the senior managers. That understanding is really helpful and actually essential in my view.’ – Senior Marketing Manager, Publishing Company
‘Halina’s coaching style is both challenging and supportive and had an immediate knock on effect; she’s not afraid to make you ask the difficult questions about yourself. She adapted and worked in a style that suited me, really worked for me.’ – Publishing Director & Board Member
‘I found my thought processes changing and wondered how Halina managed to do that. It finally sunk in and I realised that she was the catalyst and I was making those changes on my own through the challenges she offered. For those of you looking to be challenged, motivated, energised and occasionally do things that are different, then Halina is definitely the coach for you.’ – Senior Executive, Operations Banking Sector
‘My decision making process has definitely improved. Halina has a great questioning technique that ensures that you come up with the solutions to problems yourself.’ – Head of International Licensing, Publishing Company
‘Raising my game beyond what I thought was possible really surprising colleagues and myself I created a national and international profile within my field with the confidence to influence what happens.’ – Senior Partner, Law Firm
Halina’s approach ‘allowed me to find practical steps to change my approach and adapt behaviours to maximize impact and be more effective as a manager. My team and colleagues certainly noticed the difference!’ Department Head, Media Organisation
Other Activities & Professional contributions
Designed, developed and delivered half and full day workshops on leadership style; teams of your dreams; embedding a coaching culture; language of influence; transformational conversations; changing mindsets; time management; creating brand you; raising the bar; integration post-merger to design the future; career development – setting the course for success; presentation skills, managing change, CIND – confidence, influencing, negotiation, decision making; fast tracking to the C-suite; developing a senior management team; how to hone high potentials performance; the power of story. Creating bespoke development programmes for individuals, teams, organizations are her speciality.
For organisations including: Avon LEA; Association of Women in Management; Association of Women in Property; Bombardier Aerospace; Business Women West; BWB-Bristol Women in Business; Chartered Institute of Management’s Women in Management SW; Colstons Girls School Gregg Latchams; Lloyds Banking Group [Sales Professionals, Women’s Breakthrough Network, Team Leaders, Relationship Managers, Service & Operations; Customer Analytics & Decisions Division, Customer Fraud & Credit Team]; London’s City Business Library; Nursing & Midwifery Council; RNIB; Rolls Royce WoMen Network; South West Councils; University of the West of England; Women outside of the box.
An active member of the professional coaching community, an IOEE ‘Meet a mentor’ member, her pro bono contribution is made through The Coach Initiative. Director of Professional Development, International Coach Federation’s UK Board 2006 – 2008 Halina created, designed, implemented the Professional Development programme which inspired 1000 coaches in UK also internationally. She organised the Hot Coaching Topics conferences 2009 – 2012. From 2014 to date Halina heads up BWB a niche network for corporate women and women in large businesses in Bristol. Bristol Women in Business delivers eight high end professional development events per year. From 2017 Halina has been a key part of the TEDxBristol Partnership Team. For 2018 – 2019 she is the team lead responsible for bringing in the sponsorship needed for TEDxBristol to happen.