Hi, We're Zoe and Jo
In Good Company was founded on connection and a drive to make a difference in the world.
We met whilst studying for our Masters in Personnel and Development during our careers in HR. We instantly connected and have been friends ever since that day.
In 2010, we started talking about leaving our corporate careers behind and forming a business based around our passion of coaching and developing others.
In Good Company was born. Our philosophy is about being in good company with yourself, your team, your organisation and the wider world in which we live. We also believe that you're in good company when you choose to work with us.
We are (recovered) perfectionists and pride ourselves on both our commitment to quality, as well as service. We treat every piece of client work as if it were our own. Your success is our success.
Over the years In Good Company has evolved into a Coaching Training Organisation who provides end to end services from 1:1 and group leadership Coaching, to ILM coaching training and supervision to CPD support for coaches. Our work as an Organisation, as well as Individuals, has been nominated for several EMCC awards in Coaching and Supervision, as well as a CIPD Award for Best Learning and Development Consultants.
We are deeply passionate about our work and the power that coaching has to change lives.
Both of us have been working as leadership coaches since 2009 and have been training coaches since 2015. Our work in coaching supervision has always sat alongside our coaching training and this was formalised in 2018 where we both trained as Coaching Supervisors.
Beyond our work we are both married and have young families. We both live by the sea, and share values around learning, connection, achievement and authenticity.
These values show up in the way that we partner with our clients as well as in our wider lives.
Read on to learn a little more about each of us
Hi I'm Zoe Hawkins
I'm a natural problem solver, cutting through complexity to find simple solutions. I'm deeply passionate about enabling people to lead fulfilling, whole lives, free from obstacles/issues which hold them back. My aim for coaching is to create a connected space for exploration, personal growth and professional insight. I also have a dry sense of humour and desire to have fun, which I bring to all my client work!
Prior to my career in coaching and supervision I had a successful career in an International FMCG company where I worked as a Global OD Consultant. My remit involved change management, communications, global engagement, project management and coaching and mentoring.
I love to learn, and enjoy developing my professional expertise. I have a first class degree in Commerce, a Masters (distinction) in Personnel and Development and I'm a qualified Performance Coach. Within the field of NLP I am a Master Coach and Hypnotist and Master Practioner of NLP (incorporating Timeline Therapy and Hypnosis). I hold a certificate in Transactional Analysis and I'm a 16 PF Practitioner.
Hi I'm Jo Wheatley
I'm a strategic thinker who is able to hold complexity and identify and analyse solutions from a range of perspectives. My approach is person centred and integrates principles of Neuro Linguistic Programming, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Gestalt Therapy and Transactional Analysis. I'm continuously fascinated by human behavior and culture and my focus in on empowering others to achieve exceptional results.
I'm passionate about coaching to facilitate sustained change at an individual, team and organisational level. Values, beliefs and emotions are core to this. People describe my motivation and energy as infectious and inspiring. I bring genuine warmth to my coaching and work supporting others.
My qualifications include a law degree, Masters (distinction) in Personnel Management, Life, Business and Executive Coach, Coach Supervisor, Action Learning Set facilitator, Mediator, Master Practitioner of NLP (incorporating Timeline Therapy and Hypnosis), Organisational Relationship Systems Coaching Practitioner and Gallup Strengths Finder Certified Coach. I am also an Advanced Grief Recovery Method Specialist.
So... now that you've found us, here's how you can work with us
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