Karina H

Experience

Karina has over a decade’s experience in learning and development and has run her own business for three years. She works mostly with business owners, CEOs and senior leaders on maximising their productivity, leadership style and overall performance. Karina began her career as a journalist and broadcaster, honing invaluable communication and presentation skills which she now helps others to master. She has coached in the private and public sectors and has a strong understanding of the varying pressures on both. Her work with business owners has involved not only helping them personally manage their role and make tough decisions, but also guiding them in creating a culture of learning, innovation and constant improvement within their organisations. Having developed her own model for habit breaking and habit shaping, she also works as a senior advisor and behavioural change specialist for a successful business coaching company.

Expertise

Karina is a fully qualified Executive Coach and is highly skilled in communication due to her broadcasting background. This not only enables her to communicate her own message effectively, but to quickly gain a strong understanding of her clients and their needs. She uses deep listening and effective questioning to facilitate her clients in bringing about lasting change. Great leaders have a presence that inspires trust and motivation in others; Karina uses her experience in presenting to help senior business leaders develop this presence. Her specialisms are behavioural change (developing productive habits), leadership and people management.

Coaching style

Karina has a conversational approach to coaching. She draws from a range of models and techniques and uses her knowledge of neuroscience to guide her but does not believe in a ‘one size fits all’ approach. Karina believes coaching is fundamentally about communication, exploring different perspectives and arriving at solutions. Often this means stretching and challenging her clients, so she will adapt her coaching style to suit the individual in front of her.

Qualifications

Institute of Leadership and Management – Post Graduate (Level 7) Certificate in Executive Coaching and Mentoring
University of Sheffield – BA Journalism

Coaching philosophy

“I believe that potential is like the horizon; it’s an imaginary line that recedes as you approach it. True fulfilment in life can only really be achieved if we’re growing and have a purpose. There’s always room to get even better and the process should be inspiring, energising and fun. Developing yourself is the hardest, but easily the most rewarding type of goal. Good coaching should be transformational and stay with you for life.”

 

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 Caitlin has made a real difference to my confidence and to the way I approach my business on a day to day basis.
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John Baker, Regional Director, The Jockey Club
 It (coaching) unearthed a depth of confidence that I was beginning to question and enabled me to make a significant change within myself and my work.
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Luke Joy-Smith, Managing Director - Somerset Social Enterprise
 I connected with my coach on our very first call and I believe that made the whole difference for me. I wish I could dig deeper on some of my remaining issues but unfortunately all good things have to end. I will definitely recommend coaching and have been already doing it for while. It definitely changed my life.
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Stephanie Malka, Director NOC Service Engineering – EMEA
 Great to see that there has been a positive outcome from this.
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Simon Gosney, Head of Learning and Development
 Tim has provided some high quality coaching support to me through a time of transition both in terms of job, career and organisational changes. He is a skilled and experienced executive coach who facilitated just the right mix of reflection, future visioning, challenge, compassion and stretch. I’d strongly recommend working with him if you are going through a career or organisation transition. Fun to work with, I always left my sessions with him feeling significantly clearer and more content with my overall direction of travel and next steps.
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Neil Savage, Director of Organisational Development 2gether NHS Foundation Trust
 “I selected my coach on the basis that she had a completely different approach to my structured way of thinking. Katherine challenged me and took me way out of my comfort zone – scary and uncomfortable at times but eye-opening. These coaching sessions enabled me to see things from a very different perspective, gave me the time and space to reflect on my practice and provided practical tips and approaches as to how I can develop my performance.”
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 Please continue with the programme. For a guy, like Paul, who does not use the word 'fantastic', who then uses it..it must be really good!
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Marissa Bartlett, Head of Organisational Development - Mid Sussex District Council
 Everyone learnt a lot about themselves and others. It was the first training in English that one of my mentors had done and it was really successful for him. We have all come away feeling more confident. I have been on many development programmes and I have to say it has been one of the best I have ever attended.
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 Steve Delivered a professional, relaxed and engaging session. Relevance, interest and clarity of delivering allowed for a very productive outcome.
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Andy Castle, VP of Network Operations and Engineering, EMEA
 I thoroughly enjoyed the time I spent with Steve. He encouraged me to look at how I view myself and my actions, to actively seek positive outcomes to every day situations. My perception of myself has certainly changed due to my conversations with Steve and I would highly recommend coaching sessions with Unlimited Potential.
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