Petra is an experienced Organisational Development specialist, coach, facilitator and developer of leaders. She has extensive experience spanning 20+ years of developing leaders at all levels, particularly in the public sector, from new team leaders through to very senior Directors. She is an experienced senior leader herself, operating at Deputy and Director level in large public sector organisations, which gives her an appreciation and understanding of real-life issues, and credibility when working with other leaders. Petra has a desire to make a real difference in the work she does with her clients, and works in a flexible and pragmatic way to achieve the agreed outcomes.
Management and leadership development, Executive coaching, Developing others as coaches and mentors, including providing coach supervision, Facilitation of team development including working with Boards and senior teams, Organisational development diagnostics, interventions, and plans to support major culture change programmes, Development centres to support talent management and personal development, Facilitation of large group service improvement and culture change events.
Based on feedback from Petra’s clients, Petra is inquisitive and intuitive, challenging in a way that helps different thinking, work flexibly with what is needed at that moment – with an eye on longer term goals, use a systems perspective helping make connections, use creative approaches and metaphor well, have an engaging, direct and constructively challenging style, have a pragmatic approach and have a desire to make a real difference for her clients
Masters (MA) degree in Management Learning
Postgraduate Diploma in Coaching Psychology
Certificate in Coaching Supervision
Postgrad Diploma in Management
Postgrad Certificate in Systems Thinking
Certificate in Mediation
Myers Briggs Accredited Practitioner
Firo B Accredited Practitioner
Member of the Association of Coaching (MAC)
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (FCIPD).
I believe coaching is about enabling people to identify what is important to them, personally and professionally, and then working with individuals to understand what is helping and what is hindering them achieving this. I also believe coaching enhances performance and effectiveness by maximizing on strengths as well as increasing awareness of alternative approaches. My approach is underpinned by a passion to facilitate the development of others and I use models, tools and approaches where appropriate. My coaching is based on a partnership model and balances action focus with learning, and emotional reflection.