Established in 2004, Hayfield is owned and led by Jane Thompson. Jane has been working one to one with business leaders since 2003 following a 16 year investment banking career in the City of London. A German and French speaker, she specialised in equity market advice for European institutional investors.
She’s a member of the Association of Coaching and a graduate of the Meyler Campbell Business Coach programme, a programme which holds the EQA conferred by the EMCC.
Under her leadership, Hayfield is a growing, independent coaching business based in London which operates internationally. We work with significant and successful business men and women in FTSE 100 and other household name organisations.
Clients include functional leaders and directors who may be transitioning into a new role, taking a big step up in their business or building a new team.
We also project manage, resource and deliver large and complex organisational coaching programmes.
Our collaborative partnership approach to our work enables clients to benefit from the combined thinking of the whole group in scoping, supporting, delivering and supervising a project.
We work with executives who want to clarify what they stand for as a leader, set the strategic direction for their business and focus on their team and how they can enable them to be high performers.
We help them think through how they can close the gap between their own behaviours and all their natural potential and strengths, making the smallest of sustainable shifts to deliver the greatest results. We enable them to create for themselves the optimal conditions to achieve their goals and sustain the change they want in their lives. Working with their strengths and their preferences, supported by Mindfulness and Thinking Environment approaches, we raise their awareness of how they can transform their leadership.
Clients have access to all Hayfield models and tools. They always work with an experienced and accredited coach, who may draw on MBTI (Step 1 and 2 for individuals and teams), Mindfulness based approaches and The Thinking Environment.
We project manage, resource and deliver large and complex organisational coaching programmes and provide individual and group supervision to coaches and consultants.
We work cohesively and flexibly with clients. Our approach is non directive, grounded in the belief that by creating the conditions which enable clients to do their best thinking, they will see for themselves how they will clear away limiting assumptions and achieve their goals. We build totally confidential and tailored one on one client relationships which typically last for a year.
There are many components which make for a successful coaching relationship, such as:
- The coach’s responsibility for the coaching process
- The client’s responsibility for the coaching content
- The coach’s unconditional positive regard for the client
- The coach’s attentive and active listening
- The client’s willingness to be coached
- The coach’s encouragement to the client
- The importance of an agreeable environment in which the coach and client meet for their work together
We believe that our commitment to our continuous professional development is critical to our clients’ successes. We aspire to be at the top of our own game as coaches. Thanks to the cutting edge research in the field of neuroscience, for example, in 2012 we understand much more about how the human mind can help us make changes and decisions which stick. This enables us as coaches to help our clients achieve the sustainable, transformational results they want, which benefits their teams and their businesses.
We are an eclectic group of coaches with a wide range of strengths and expertise from our business and professional backgrounds. We have all made transitions, gaining insights that we now use with others.
Our collaborative approach provides clients with highly experienced and accredited coaches; our interests and activities outside our coaching relationships enhance our working lives. We are all enthusiastic learners through our continuing professional development. We offer individual and group coaching supervision.
Jane is the founder and owner of Hayfield Group. She is a member of the Association of Coaching and a graduate of the Meyler Campbell Business Coach programme, a programme which holds the EQA conferred by the EMCC. She works with business men and women who want to lead authentically and close the gap between their work behaviours and all their natural potential and their strengths. Wherever they are in their professional lives, they want to determine their own future, be happier and more energised, confident and much more effective. Working in partnership with Cambridge University’s Judge Business School, Jane is the coaching director for the senior leadership development programme for UNICEF’s regional and country leaders.
Before embarking on her coaching career in 2003 she spent 16 years in the City advising European investment institutions on equity market strategy, industry sectors and stocks. More than 80% of her work is referred to her or is repeat business from current clients. She is accredited in MBTI steps 1 and 2.
She is a trustee of the Almeida Theatre, loves the cinema, gardening, cooking and reading. She’s passionate about her family life and using her strengths and natural potential in all areas of her life.
Des has 28 years coaching experience and more than 9000 ‘flying’ hours, one to one time, with people in power. He has worked in all sectors, on four continents, and across numerous cultures. Complex emerging issues is a speciality. Des combines his work with a deep understanding of today’s global context.
‘There is a way of thinking, acting that gives top people an edge.’ He encourages clients to understand their thinking habits and to be more flexible. This is essential for resilient organisations. Des has a Diploma in Corporate Governance, and MSc in Climate Change Management and an accredited supervisor of coaches, consultants and advisors. Outside coaching he’s an ambassador for Earthwatch, a global scientific and environmental charity. He’s a keen photographer and explorer.
Rachel works with international CEOs, executive board teams and talented leaders. Clients include HSBC, Samsung, Diageo, Asda, the Foreign Office, BBC and UNICEF. She is a coach who offers high support with high challenge. Rachel uses positive psychology, existential philosophy and psychoanalytic techniques to help clients make transformational changes to their thinking, behaviour and business outcomes. Rachel has specialist knowledge of working across different cultures, global systems and with women leaders. Her MA research into self-coaching as a ROI for buyers of coaching and for coaching clients is published. Rachel was awarded an MBE for her work on women’s self-empowerment in Afghanistan and won BBC Team of the Year.
For more about Rachel’s work please go to www.rachelellison.com
Executive coach Lindsay Wittenberg works with senior people globally for development and transformation: they achieve step-changes in their leadership, career development, cross-cultural effectiveness, and resilience, so that the choices they make are aware choices. Lindsay enables clients to tap in fully to their capability by taking them beyond what presents on the surface.
She has coached across a range of sectors covering professional services, technology, energy, advertising and non-profit.
Lindsay holds a B.A. Hons degree in Linguistics; an Advanced Diploma (with Distinction) in Professional Coaching & Mentoring (OCM); and Certificates in Psychology of Coaching and Gestalt Coaching (AoEC).
For more about Lindsay’s work please go to www.lindsaywittenberg.co.uk
For more about Alliance Coaching please go to www.alliancecoaching.co.uk
Gavin is a natural motivator with an infectious passion for excellence. He is noted for his positive attitude and supportive style. Informed by a strong business background, he always works from a full picture of the commercial challenges that his clients face before helping them to break down the perceived obstacles that stand in their way. Then he helps finds simple, effective ways to deliver on their bottom line goals. Clients say they find him “a breath of fresh air”, with ideas and approaches that deliver outstanding results. He believes that, when you strip most job profiles down to the core, the most important elements are attitude and the ability to communicate internally as well as externally.
For more about Gavin’s work please go to www.thinktd.co.uk
Jonny has been creating powerful personal impact and presentation skills workshops for the corporate world for over fifteen years. He transforms the way people present themselves and their organization, by drawing on his army, acting, directing and business experience to vividly animate how we can influence status and perception for personal and commercial success.
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