How do you navigate what the world throws at you?  

 

One of the biggest challenges facing every leader, at every level, is the way in which our world is becoming increasingly volatile, uncertain and complex.   We're tasked with adapting quickly to relentless change whilst at the same time remaining steady, confident and decisive.  This paradox is one of the reasons why I coach.   

I help leaders (and that means all of us!) to grow their resilience in the face of uncertainty, unhook themselves from unhelpful patterns and create strategies to achieve their most valued goals.

And it's different to anything else that you have ever tried.  

I've bring 25 years of corporate experience in HR and I'm trained as one of the few Master Somatic Coaches in the UK.  I'll share with you Leadership practices that you won't find on the business (or personal development) shelf of any bookstore.

The key difference is that we get you out of your own head!

Believe it or not 

How do you navigate what the world throws at you?

 

 

One of the biggest challenges facing every leader, at every level, is the way in which our world is becoming increasingly volatile, uncertain and complex.

 

We’re tasked with adapting quickly to relentless change whilst at the same time remaining steady, confident and decisive.

 

This ‘leadership paradox’ is the reason that Leaderwise exists.

 

I’m Beverley McMaster and I help leaders to grow their resilience in the face of uncertainty, unhook themselves from unhelpful patterns and create strategies to achieve their most valued goals.

 

This is different to anything else you’ve tried

 

With my 25 years experience in HR and one of the few of Master Somatic coaches in the UK, I use leadership techniques you won’t find on the business (or personal development) shelf of any bookshop.

 

The key difference? We get you out of your own head!

 

Believe it or not, your head doesn’t hold all the answers. Nor do the most ingenious solutions come from just talking or thinking.

 

Instead, we [need an explainer expression here] to create strategies that are unique to you and help you to develop a strong, lasting sense of self no matter what life throws at you.

 

Ways to explain how it works without revealing too much:

 

  1. Instead, we tap into your inner wisdom to create strategies that are unique to you and help you to develop a strong, lasting sense of self no matter what life throws at you.

 

  1. Instead, we tap into your deeper self to create strategies that are unique to you and help you to develop strong, lasting resilience no matter what life throws at you.

  2. Instead, we access the wisdom of your whole self (the rational, emotional and physical) to create strategies that are unique to you and help you to develop strong, lasting confidence no matter what life throws at you.

 

 

 

How we can work together

 

Whether we put together an executive leadership coaching proposal for your employer or we work together privately, your coaching programme will run for a minimum of six 1-2-1 sessions.

 

Read more about coaching here or feel free to contact me to arrange a no-cost, no-obligation chemistry session on <contact details>.

 

(And don’t worry, if it’s not for you, there’ll be no need to call me back, or explain).

 

 

My background

 

I began my career in HR and for two decades led human resources at household names such as Nestle Purina and Tesco. My last role was Head of European HR for Carphone Warehouse managing staff across nine European companies.

 

In 2009, I left HR to start Leaderwise where I’ve been lucky enough to coach hundreds of leaders from organisations such as LinkedIn, X, Y and Z, to name a few.

 

My credentials

 

  • ICF Accredited

  • The Strozzi Institute California  - Master Somatic Coach 2017

  • MSC in Strategic HRM

  • MBTI Step II

  • Chartered member of the CIPD

  • Associate Coach with Huntwood Associates and Performance Coaching International

 

+Watch this space, there are many, many more training programmes in the pipeline.

 

Five things that got me here

 

1. A strong sense of purpose: At the young age of 15 I invested lots of time determining what my career path would be.  I set out goals for myself to be achieved by the time I was 30 and actually hit most of them by the age of 27. I’m always working towards a set of new goals. My next one is a 10,000 foot tandem parachute jump.

 

2. A love of new experiences: The first time I went up in an aeroplane... I jumped out. Seriously! When I did my first parachute jump, I’d never actually flown before. Likewise, when I moved to Barcelona, Spain I didn’t speak the language, or have a job to go to. When I’m invited to try something new, my default response is to say ‘yes’ and then work it out from there. It hasn’t failed me yet.

 

3. An addiction to development: My training at the Strozzi Institute in California has been rigorous...and I’m not done developing my coach skills yet. I probably never will be.

 

4. Strong relationships: I believe that everything in life comes down to relationships.  The relationship we have with ourselves and with others.  Relationships are what make the world go around.

 

5. Feeling the fear and doing it anyway:  I also believe that, when it’s all paired back, human beings are looking for safety.  This is the most fundamental human need. If we do not feel safe at some level, we will not venture forth. A big part of life’s journey is to be able to create that safety for ourselves, such that we can ‘feel the fear and do it anyway’. Having been there myself, I can promise you that the methods I teach can help you to stay grounded, no matter how scary things get out there.

 

 

Happy clients

 

“Beverley changed my life”

“Work with Beverley, you won’t regret it”

“If you want to be a better leader, contact Beverley at Leaderwise” etc. etc.

 

And finally, if there’s one thing I know...

One of the most rewarding things in work and life is knowing yourself. As this Derek Walcott poem so perfectly puts it:

Love After Love

By Derek Walcott

 

The time will come

when, with elation

you will greet yourself arriving

at your own door, in your own mirror

and each will smile at the other's welcome,

 

and say, sit here. Eat.

You will love again the stranger who was your self.

Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart

to itself, to the stranger who has loved you

 

all your life, whom you ignored

for another, who knows you by heart.

Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,

 

the photographs, the desperate notes,

peel your own image from the mirror.

Sit. Feast on your life.