I worked with the Strategy Director of a specialist insurance company over a period of two years. We focused on developing his awareness, resilience and resolve so that he could deal more effectively with a number of challenges and changes taking place in his work, and think creatively about future opportunities.
The coaching sessions were conducted on the move, either cycling or walking across London.
I asked Kevin to describe his experience of working with me:
As a keen cyclist and walker, I was very interested in seeing whether Rowan’s approach to coaching, using movement as a way of facilitating conversations and generating new perspectives, could help me deal with a number of challenging situations.
I met up with Rowan for a number of coaching sessions that all involved cycling or walking in a range of locations. The sessions were structured exceptionally well and I found Rowan to be excellent at asking the right questions and encouraging me to think about issues from new angles.
Movement certainly helped – there is something about the repetitive action of walking or cycling, coupled with the fact that I was in a different environment, that frees up my brain and helped me think about challenges in a fresh way. By the end of our time working together I’d made significant progress in sorting out a number of challenging issues and had freed my mind up to think more creatively about the future.
All in all, an excellent and very rewarding experience!
The picture at the top of this webpage was taken by Mike Tucker at Zero Neuf.