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I coach, mentor, educate, and, shoulder-to-shoulder, guide CEOs, Boards, Directors, and senior mangers of financial services businesses to build confident, efficient, plain and truthful speaking teams, that get their work done with ease and respect. I also work with certain founders who, whilst they are experts in their field, need my coaching when it comes to leading other humans (their team, suppliers. clients, and peers.) ​ My focus is coaching, and so creating, human-focused leaders, who are start out as "accidental leaders" and become "intentional leaders" instead. "Accidental leaders" are those people who are passionate and incredible at their subject matter, but who have found themselves in the tricky business of leading others. ​ Often frustrated, lost, over-worked, under-valued, surrounded by people who are losing more an more capability and you're confused as to why. (I can tell you exactly why...) Trust me, ethical, efficient, honest leadership isn't as natural and accessible as people pretend, and that's why you might just need a little help.

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Who am I?

A 23 year experienced Financial Service Leader turned Leadership and difficult communication coach. Having successfully and respectfully led and coached teams of hundreds of happy and efficient people to be their very best both personally and professionally. Having recruited thousands. Having built a new-to-industry consulancy for a leading law firm. Having led in the 2008/9 Global Financial Crash. I have many skills and expertise areas: I am a risk manager, data analytics geek, Programme Director, Project manager, process designer, quality assurance manager, mortgage advisor, financial services regulation and compliance obsessive, boundaries creator and communicator kinda girl. I am recently diagnosed Autistic (huge shock but equally, not so much now I understand the nuances better...). Described as "The Poster Girl" for making autism work for a high powered and high profile career. Northern, straight-talking, dog loving, nature obsessed, psychotherapist in training with hypnosis and meditation skills! Firmly, and by choice, I have no biologically birthed by me children, but I do have two step-children who form a huge part of my learning and growth - we can LOADS from bairns (and animals and nature) IF we pay attention. A feminist but NOT misandrist. And general all round, know you can have everything you want in life with the right fine tuning...




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What can we do together?

Ready to: ✔ Cultivate unwavering confidence, maintaining proactive prowess? ✔ Establish ethical leadership through principled actions? ✔ Master assertive communication, securing desires guilt-free? ✔ Attain mastery using effective tools? ✔ Transform aspirations into deserved reality? ✔ Forge stability and advancement, fostering empowerment? ✔ Realize value, embrace passion-driven fulfilment? ✔ Garner admiration, respect, and expert recognition? ​ Let Me Guide You... ​ My coaching enables transformative change: ​ ✔ Identify precise growth changes. ✔ Acquire actionable strategies for effective progress. ​ Together, we craft a roadmap for a prosperous future. ​ Result? Empowerment Amplified ​ Experience profound mindset shifts, radiating visible impact. Elevate leadership, refine careers, and empower those around you. Your journey starts here.


Pat Chatee

Over the last 18 months Cheryl has provided strategic consultancy to three senior members of the SQA Consulting management team. The impact has been phenomenal. I would highly recommend Cheryl and her services. Her mentoring skill are fantastic, drawing on the staff real time experiences to effect measurable change. SQA Consulting are looking at expanding the work that Cheryl has been doing with us and have are in the process of identifying the next suite of internal candidates.

Let's grow together

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