How can you maximise the female talent in your organisation? Often it’s just a case of having a conversation or two.
And really listening.

Testimonials

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Working with the horses was an invaluable experience – it taught me the importance of managing your inner emotions and leading with strength, confidence and courage. I worked with both Emma and Helen who put me at ease for the entire time which, given I am not a ‘horsey’ person, was really appreciated. I am really grateful to have been given the opportunity to work with two beautiful horses and what they taught me as part of the experience will stay with me.  
2018-03-26T10:59:20+00:00
Working with the horses was an invaluable experience – it taught me the importance of managing your inner emotions and leading with strength, confidence and courage. I worked with both Emma and Helen who put me at ease for the entire time which, given I am not a ‘horsey’ person, was really appreciated. I am really grateful to have been given the opportunity to work with two beautiful horses and what they taught me as part of the experience will stay with me.  
As our customer, Emma was great to work with – she had in-depth knowledge of the post-graduate market across Europe and knew what we had to do together to attract and recruit the elite talent that BP needed to fill their future executive roles. I knew from the moment we met that she would work with us in a true partnership. She is a consummate professional and a great team player who will get hands-on to problem-solve and manage issues as they arise. She worked with a direct and consultative approach and provided valuable feedback at all stages through the process. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend M as someone who will get the job done but is jolly nice to work with along the journey.
2018-03-26T10:56:24+00:00
As our customer, Emma was great to work with – she had in-depth knowledge of the post-graduate market across Europe and knew what we had to do together to attract and recruit the elite talent that BP needed to fill their future executive roles. I knew from the moment we met that she would work with us in a true partnership. She is a consummate professional and a great team player who will get hands-on to problem-solve and manage issues as they arise. She worked with a direct and consultative approach and provided valuable feedback at all stages through the process. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend M as someone who will get the job done but is jolly nice to work with along the journey.
Emma's approach has been very supportive. She has given really practical advice and assistance, with a good understanding of my own preferred style of management. This has enabled me to work with that to take on new challenges and new experiences. However, Emma has also positively encouraged me to develop new approaches as the demands of my role have changed over time. Our conversations always left me with a new suggested action or way forward that in itself could be challenging, but which ultimately helped me develop more confidence over the time that we worked together. Emma listened carefully and asked challenging questions, often forcing me to articulate issues, which in turn helped me to work out the best way to tackle them. She always followed-up with me on outcomes, and with genuine interest, sending emails and making phone calls when I had difficult issues to deal with and where some encouragement and feedback was required from a neutral party.
2018-03-26T11:00:14+00:00
Emma's approach has been very supportive. She has given really practical advice and assistance, with a good understanding of my own preferred style of management. This has enabled me to work with that to take on new challenges and new experiences. However, Emma has also positively encouraged me to develop new approaches as the demands of my role have changed over time. Our conversations always left me with a new suggested action or way forward that in itself could be challenging, but which ultimately helped me develop more confidence over the time that we worked together. Emma listened carefully and asked challenging questions, often forcing me to articulate issues, which in turn helped me to work out the best way to tackle them. She always followed-up with me on outcomes, and with genuine interest, sending emails and making phone calls when I had difficult issues to deal with and where some encouragement and feedback was required from a neutral party.
I had the pleasure of working with Trudy as part of my ongoing development. She gave me some truly valuable insights and techniques to help me better manage challenging situations in the workplace. The techniques are so effective and I still use them today to great effect.
| Head of Channel Marketing
2018-03-26T10:00:47+00:00
I had the pleasure of working with Trudy as part of my ongoing development. She gave me some truly valuable insights and techniques to help me better manage challenging situations in the workplace. The techniques are so effective and I still use them today to great effect. | Head of Channel Marketing
I had the pleasure of collaborating with Emma while being coached by her during the beginning of my MBA program at WBS. Emma is an outstanding executive coach, displaying deep experience in coaching and mentoring techniques. Her ability to effectively empathize with her coachees allows the creation of a solid and trusted collaboration, resulting in concrete "food-for-thought". I´d not hesitate to recommend Emma as Executive Coach.
Global Sales Executive
2018-03-26T10:54:40+00:00
I had the pleasure of collaborating with Emma while being coached by her during the beginning of my MBA program at WBS. Emma is an outstanding executive coach, displaying deep experience in coaching and mentoring techniques. Her ability to effectively empathize with her coachees allows the creation of a solid and trusted collaboration, resulting in concrete "food-for-thought". I´d not hesitate to recommend Emma as Executive Coach. | Global Sales Executive
I definitely felt coached by someone professional, intelligent, kind and knowledgeable with excellent listening and ‘real time’ processing skills. Trudy encouraged me to think more critically and constructively about myself and empowered me to free my thoughts from my perceived ‘norm’. I felt nurtured and very much central to the experience.
| Development Co-ordinator
2018-03-26T10:00:05+00:00
I definitely felt coached by someone professional, intelligent, kind and knowledgeable with excellent listening and ‘real time’ processing skills. Trudy encouraged me to think more critically and constructively about myself and empowered me to free my thoughts from my perceived ‘norm’. I felt nurtured and very much central to the experience. | Development Co-ordinator
Being in an early stage of my career I profited from Emma Ford’s facilitation and support in the context of a Career and Leadership course held in Germany. Challenging indeed, with a sublime sense regarding personal interaction, she assisted me in the process of getting to know myself better and helped me apply this knowledge by providing tools and techniques. Creating a safe environment enabled me to go beyond firmly held opinions and attitudes, and Emma was there to facilitate if needed, in a sovereign and friendly, but still consequent manner. How much advice one accepts is a personal decision, however, if someone is looking for inspiration, support and change, Emma is a wonderful person to talk to.
2018-03-26T10:53:19+00:00
Being in an early stage of my career I profited from Emma Ford’s facilitation and support in the context of a Career and Leadership course held in Germany. Challenging indeed, with a sublime sense regarding personal interaction, she assisted me in the process of getting to know myself better and helped me apply this knowledge by providing tools and techniques. Creating a safe environment enabled me to go beyond firmly held opinions and attitudes, and Emma was there to facilitate if needed, in a sovereign and friendly, but still consequent manner. How much advice one accepts is a personal decision, however, if someone is looking for inspiration, support and change, Emma is a wonderful person to talk to.
Trudy has always been a pleasure to work with and although it sounds like a cliché you couldn’t meet a more genuine, supportive person who can combine her softer skills with business acumen to add value.
| Human Resources Director
2018-03-26T10:02:53+00:00
Trudy has always been a pleasure to work with and although it sounds like a cliché you couldn’t meet a more genuine, supportive person who can combine her softer skills with business acumen to add value. | Human Resources Director
I found Trudy very insightful, intelligent and an engaging coach. She is a great listener and is proactive about offering a view, which I found very helpful. She is also really good to work with, reliable and someone with whom I felt comfortable talking.
| Director Communications Agency
2018-03-26T10:01:24+00:00
I found Trudy very insightful, intelligent and an engaging coach. She is a great listener and is proactive about offering a view, which I found very helpful. She is also really good to work with, reliable and someone with whom I felt comfortable talking. | Director Communications Agency
My experience with Emma was during a workshop series in Hessen, Germany, as part of our graduate school programme. I and my colleagues (final-year PhD students in heavy-ion physics) were blown away by the helpful advice, thought-provoking discussions and amazing personally-tailored help we each received from Emma. She is kind, thoughtful and extremely astute at perceiving where a person can grow and how they can make positive changes to achieve their goals. She is also encouraging and helpful. I am indebted to her for empowering me to follow my chosen career, and I would recommend her to anyone who wants to find themselves on a career path that will lead them to satisfaction and happiness.
2018-03-26T10:51:15+00:00
My experience with Emma was during a workshop series in Hessen, Germany, as part of our graduate school programme. I and my colleagues (final-year PhD students in heavy-ion physics) were blown away by the helpful advice, thought-provoking discussions and amazing personally-tailored help we each received from Emma. She is kind, thoughtful and extremely astute at perceiving where a person can grow and how they can make positive changes to achieve their goals. She is also encouraging and helpful. I am indebted to her for empowering me to follow my chosen career, and I would recommend her to anyone who wants to find themselves on a career path that will lead them to satisfaction and happiness.
My experience working with Trudy has been positive from the start. I felt a connection with her warm, reassuring and professional manner, which she complements well with active listening skills and thoughtful questions. She has enabled me to realise how much control I can actually exercise over my circumstances at work. That by managing how I choose to react to my manager and situations that arise at work, I can overcome the negativity more comfortably. I would recommend Trudy without hesitation.
| Communications Manager
2018-03-26T09:59:25+00:00
My experience working with Trudy has been positive from the start. I felt a connection with her warm, reassuring and professional manner, which she complements well with active listening skills and thoughtful questions. She has enabled me to realise how much control I can actually exercise over my circumstances at work. That by managing how I choose to react to my manager and situations that arise at work, I can overcome the negativity more comfortably. I would recommend Trudy without hesitation. | Communications Manager
In 2014, Emma Ford was my career coach at London School of Economics as part of a scheme the LSE offered for managers, and I had four coaching sessions. I found Emma to be quite remarkable and for me was extremely effective. Her methods are subtle, and I would struggle to explain how she did it, but my outlook on my career, and my approach to work and the company I worked for, was quite literally transformed after just one session. I got involved with areas at work I never had been before, and I became a lot more positive about my career and about recognising the opportunities that had always been in front of me. I had initially been quite resistant to coaching – the sessions had not been my idea – and I probably wasn’t the easiest person to encourage in our first session! But Emma is wise and calm, but also quite persistent and challenging, but in a way that was nonthreatening to me and very empowering.
| Senior Project Manager
2018-03-26T10:57:25+00:00
In 2014, Emma Ford was my career coach at London School of Economics as part of a scheme the LSE offered for managers, and I had four coaching sessions. I found Emma to be quite remarkable and for me was extremely effective. Her methods are subtle, and I would struggle to explain how she did it, but my outlook on my career, and my approach to work and the company I worked for, was quite literally transformed after just one session. I got involved with areas at work I never had been before, and I became a lot more positive about my career and about recognising the opportunities that had always been in front of me. I had initially been quite resistant to coaching – the sessions had not been my idea – and I probably wasn’t the easiest person to encourage in our first session! But Emma is wise and calm, but also quite persistent and challenging, but in a way that was nonthreatening to me and very empowering. | Senior Project Manager
I am very happy to recommend Emma. We engaged with Emma as a careers coach for staff at Goldsmiths, University of London and are very happy with the service she provides. Emma is credible, professional and very genuine. Our staff respond very well to Emma's coaching and her experience in this area certainly comes through. It is also very easy to work with Emma from an operational delivery perspective. She is trustworthy and interactions are very straightforward, which is a real bonus for a busy OD team! All in all, It has been great working with Emma. 
2018-03-26T10:58:10+00:00
I am very happy to recommend Emma. We engaged with Emma as a careers coach for staff at Goldsmiths, University of London and are very happy with the service she provides. Emma is credible, professional and very genuine. Our staff respond very well to Emma's coaching and her experience in this area certainly comes through. It is also very easy to work with Emma from an operational delivery perspective. She is trustworthy and interactions are very straightforward, which is a real bonus for a busy OD team! All in all, It has been great working with Emma. 

quote marksMy experience with Emma was during a workshop series in Hessen, Germany, as part of our graduate school programme. I and my colleagues (final-year PhD students in heavy-ion physics) were blown away by the helpful advice, thought-provoking discussions and amazing personally-tailored help we each received from Emma. She is kind, thoughtful and extremely astute at perceiving where a person can grow and how they can make positive changes to achieve their goals. She is also encouraging and helpful. I am indebted to her for empowering me to follow my chosen career, and I would recommend her to anyone who wants to find themselves on a career path that will lead them to satisfaction and happiness.

quote marksI definitely felt coached by someone professional, intelligent, kind and knowledgeable with excellent listening and ‘real time’ processing skills. Trudy encouraged me to think more critically and constructively about myself and empowered me to free my thoughts from my perceived ‘norm’. I felt nurtured and very much central to the experience.
| Development Co-ordinator

quote marksBeing in an early stage of my career I profited from Emma Ford’s facilitation and support in the context of a Career and Leadership course held in Germany. Challenging indeed, with a sublime sense regarding personal interaction, she assisted me in the process of getting to know myself better and helped me apply this knowledge by providing tools and techniques. Creating a safe environment enabled me to go beyond firmly held opinions and attitudes, and Emma was there to facilitate if needed, in a sovereign and friendly, but still consequent manner. How much advice one accepts is a personal decision, however, if someone is looking for inspiration, support and change, Emma is a wonderful person to talk to.

quote marksMy experience working with Trudy has been positive from the start. I felt a connection with her warm, reassuring and professional manner, which she complements well with active listening skills and thoughtful questions. She has enabled me to realise how much control I can actually exercise over my circumstances at work. That by managing how I choose to react to my manager and situations that arise at work, I can overcome the negativity more comfortably. I would recommend Trudy without hesitation.
Communications Manager

quote marksI had the pleasure of collaborating with Emma while being coached by her during the beginning of my MBA program at WBS. Emma is an outstanding executive coach, displaying deep experience in coaching and mentoring techniques. Her ability to effectively empathize with her coachees allows the creation of a solid and trusted collaboration resulting in concrete “food-for-thought”. I´d not hesitate to recommend Emma as Executive Coach.
| Global Sales Executive

Coaching enabled my client to take on new challenges and new experiences. She has now been appointed to the role of Director.

Coaching enabled my client to focus on the big picture, keep her poise under pressure and and not to get caught up in the detail.

quote marksI had the pleasure of working with Trudy as part of my ongoing development. She gave me some truly valuable insights and techniques to help me better manage challenging situations in the workplace. The techniques are so effective and I still use them today to great effect.
| Head of Channel Marketing

quote marksAs our customer, Emma was great to work with – she had in-depth knowledge of the post-graduate market across Europe and knew what we had to do together to attract and recruit the elite talent that BP needed to fill their future executive roles. I knew from the moment we met that she would work with us in a true partnership. She is a consummate professional and a great team player who will get hands-on to problem solve and manage issues as they arise. She worked with a direct and consultative approach and provided valuable feedback at all stages through the process. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend M as someone who will get the job done but is jolly nice to work with along the journey.

quote marksTrudy has always been a pleasure to work with and although it sounds like a cliché you couldn’t meet a more genuine, supportive person who can combine her softer skills with business acumen to add value. Human Resources Director

quote marksIn 2014, Emma Ford was my career coach at London School of Economics as part of a scheme the LSE offered for managers, and I had four coaching sessions. I found Emma to be quite remarkable and for me was extremely effective. Her methods are subtle, and I would struggle to explain how she did it, but my outlook on my career, and my approach to work and the company I worked for, was quite literally transformed after just one session. I got involved with areas at work I never had been before, and I became a lot more positive about my career and about recognising the opportunities that had always been in front of me. I had initially been quite resistant to coaching – the sessions had not been my idea – and I probably wasn’t the easiest person to encourage in our first session! But Emma is wise and calm, but also quite persistent and challenging, in a way that was nonthreatening to me and very empowering.
| Senior Project Manager

quote marksI am very happy to recommend Emma. We engaged with Emma as a careers coach for staff at Goldsmiths, University of London and are very happy with the service she provides. Emma is credible, professional and very genuine. Our staff respond very well to Emma’s coaching and her experience in this area certainly comes through. It is also very easy to work with Emma from an operational delivery perspective. She is trustworthy and interactions are very straightforward, which is a real bonus for a busy OD team! All in all, it has been great working with Emma.

quote marksI found Trudy very insightful, intelligent and an engaging coach. She is a great listener and is proactive about offering a view, which I found very helpful. She is also really good to work with, reliable and someone with whom I felt comfortable talking.
| Director Communications Agency

quote marksEmma’s approach has been very supportive. She has given really practical advice and assistance, with a good understanding of my own preferred style of management. This has enabled me to work with that to take on new challenges and new experiences. However, Emma has also positively encouraged me to develop new approaches as the demands of my role have changed over time. Our conversations always left me with a new suggested action or way forward that in itself could be challenging, but which ultimately helped me develop more confidence over the time that we worked together. Emma listened carefully and asked challenging questions, often forcing me to articulate issues, which in turn helped me to work out the best way to tackle them. She always followed-up with me on outcomes, and with genuine interest, sending emails and making phone calls when I had difficult issues to deal with and where some encouragement and feedback was required from a neutral party.

quote marksWorking with the horses was an invaluable experience – it taught me the importance of managing your inner emotions and leading with strength, confidence and courage. I worked with both Emma and Helen who put me at ease for the entire time which, given I am not a ‘horsey’ person, was really appreciated. I am really grateful to have been given the opportunity to work with two beautiful horses and what they taught me as part of the experience will stay with me.

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