Coach - Caroline Flanagan

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    A coach for high achievers

    I’m a transformational coach who works with high achievers who are ready to step up to their true potential. I bring 14 years of life and career coaching experience, with a particular focus on parental coaching for lawyers. I have worked with clients privately, or on behalf of their employers, from all over the world, including the US, France, Germany, Italy, Zimbabwe, Australia and the UK.

    How I work

    I bring a commitment to helping you achieve your coaching objectives and a passion for transforming you into the next version of yourself so you can push through the limits of what you believe yourself to be capable of. My coaching approach is a mixture of focused practical work and deep self-exploration.

    How you succeed

    Our individual challenges are opportunities designed to help us evolve and grow in the areas we need it most. Life is an arena. The conditions are never perfect, and there are set backs, challenges and opportunities around every corner. You don’t succeed by avoiding setbacks and wishing challenges would go away. You succeed by learning to navigate and transcend them, and exploiting the opportunities they present.

    Battles you think you can’t win

    The most common issue clients present with is a feeling of powerlessness and having no control over their circumstances. It’s the feeling that there are some battles you just can’t win. This is the experience of the new mother returning to work in her high pressured law firm after maternity leave and being expected to work every weekend; it’s the Asian male partnership candidate who has been told he is just not the right fit; and it’s the Black female barrister who is mistaken for the waitress.

    You are more powerful than you think

    When the odds are against you it’s tempting to play small or use it as a reason to give up. But you’re more powerful than you think. I’ll help you to find your power in any situation and I’ll show you how to win. As a result of working with me, you’ll learn how to do hard things so you can overcome the barriers to success and finally start fulfilling your true potential.

    Coaching Programmes

    Imposter Programme

    The Imposter coaching programme is designed specifically for black and ethnic minority professionals who have achieved considerable success but who feel there are cultural and environmental barriers to progressing their career. The programme provides a safe environment for exploring your unique form of “imposter syndrome” – the isolation, frustration and loneliness of being the only person of colour in the room.

    You’ll discover:

    • You have more control and personal power in you current environment than you think.
    • How to own your imposter syndrome by developing a better understanding of your identity, your unique value and your purpose.
    • A wealth of inner resources to help you navigate systemic bias and develop a core confidence to help you overcome self doubt.
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    The Imposter Speech™ Programme

    The Imposter Speech™ Programme is for anyone who suffers from Imposter Syndrome and is looking for a lasting solution. Rather than offering you tips and tricks, this programme gives you a transformational tool, known as the Imposter Speech™, which creates instant courage, builds lasting confidence and highlights your unique value. This Programme is a step by step guide to creating and using your unique Imposter Speech™, so that you:

    • STOP playing small
    • STOP holding yourself hostage
    • STOP hiding your value
    • START showing up to your potential
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    Babyproof Maternity Coaching

    The Babyproof Maternity coaching programme is designed to support high achievers as they prepare for and transition to working parenthood. You will:

    • Learn practical tools and strategies for overcoming the common pitfalls of working parenthood
    • Discover how to work smarter, not harder, so you can find time for your family without hand still keep your career

    This programme is structured around the following themes: confidence, goals, relationships, visibility, time management and balance.

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    Executive Coaching

    Caroline Flanagan’s executive coaching programme is designed to support high achievers who are ready to step up to the next level in their career, whether by means of a formal leadership programme, or through your own initiative and ambition.

    This programme is about more than building a strong case for promotion. It’s main objective is to support the coachee’s personal and professional development in preparation for a future leadership role.

    I will help you:

    • Build your case for promotion
    • Identify and work on your vulnerabilities and weaknesses
    • Build a strong foundation of core skills to support your leadership journey going forward.
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    Caroline came to speak to our Balance Employee Network about “How to babyproof your career so you can balance your life”. I really enjoyed preparing this event together. Caroline took great care in understanding the needs of the audience to make her message even more powerful. The whole process from preparing the event invitation to getting feedback was very professional with a wonderful personal touch.

    Louise Walewska, Presentation Client, HSBC Asset Management

    When I came into the office the following Monday, I could see the effect that you’d had. People were visibly changed as a result of your talk.

    Oli Holmes, Accenture

    I wanted to let you know that I have been promoted to counsel. Thanks very much to your coaching I have managed to get through one of the most challenging years of my career and managed to achieve what I had hoped to! I might not have made it were it not for your advice and guidance.

    Client C, Solicitor

    I am more than happy to share wonderful feedback about you. Working with you has been life changing and continues to inspire me and help me grow.

    Coaching client, Director, PwC Legal

    Caroline, I can’t thank you enough for the help you gave me while starting to think of family planning. Your level-headed approach to some of the things I was panicking about has put everything into perspective. Not to mention that talking through and planning how to run my company single-handedly with a child was invaluable. I really appreciate having the after-session documents to work through in my own time and have been referring to them frequently. I cannot recommend a Babyproof Your Life session highly enough when starting to think about children – everyone should do this! Many thanks again.

    Client T, UK, Babyproof Client

    Caroline did a fantastic job as the guest speaker at our latest Women with Ambition networking event: 'How to ensure kids don’t derail your career'. Caroline’s talk was engaging and insightful and feedback from our clients that attended was overwhelmingly positive. All of the delegates mentioned they had gained some sound advice from Caroline’s presentation, regardless of whether they were thinking about having children, were already parents or were managing individuals with family commitments. Caroline has been a pleasure to work with and I look forward to continuing to develop our working relationship in the future. I would highly recommend working with her.

    Sally Clare, Head of Diversity, Ambition UK