Savvy Coaching

We work with successful leaders and support people like you on a 1-1 basis coaching and mentoring them to greater success at work. From first line and middle managers through to senior leaders, VP’s and CEO’s, with our extensive expertise to draw on we are able to offer just the right coaching approach, in the right way, at the right time, to support and challenge you to achieve your full potential.

If you have the will to become the best manager or leader you can be, we have the savvy to support you to do so. We coach successful leaders across the globe either face to face, via telephone or Skype.

We have a small team of trusted specialist coaches to meet your particular coaching needs.

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Coaching sessions can be arranged on a single-session basis if required although in our experience it provides greater impact and return on investment if you commit to a coaching programme of 6 or more sessions over the course of 6–12 months.

Both face-to-face and Skype/phone sessions are typically 60–90 minutes in duration.

Savvy Coaching is a cost effective way for you to access a highly experienced professional on a 1-1 basis to support you with defining and achieving your goals. The focus that such a 1-1 coaching relationship brings allows you to reflect more deeply and learn more quickly, which in turn enables you to become more successful at what you do.

Sarah Harvey

Sarah Harvey

Sarah has been a qualified Leadership and Executive Coach since 2008 (ILM Level 7 Leadership Mentor and Executive Coach). She is committed to regular Coaching Supervision and strives to continually develop her skills and be the best possible coach she can be for all her coachees.

Sarah specialises in supporting senior and middle managers to be the best leaders they can be. Typical coaching assignments include:

  • Coaching and mentoring managers in their first management role.
  • Coaching and mentoring following training and development programmes to embed learning and achieve lasting impact.
  • Coaching for middle and senior managers focused around their own personal effectiveness and resilience, and supporting them through a wide range of people, performance and organisational challenges.
  • Coaching and mentoring for HR professionals at any stage of their career but particularly specialising in HR Director and HR/OD manager level.
  • Coaching for high performers in order for them to achieve their potential more quickly and for people who need to improve their performance in order to fulfil their roles effectively.
  • Coaching for Business owners, Directors, CEO’s and Board members, acting as a trusted advisor, providing support, challenge and focus across the range of issues they face and in so doing enabling them to achieve greater success.
Ruth Dover

Ruth Dover—Coach

Ruth is an experienced and skilled coach with a social work background. She often delivers coaching as part of management development programmes. She is trained in Strengthscope and so can use this as required as part of a strengths based approach to coaching.

Debbie Smith

Debbie Smith

Debbie is an Emotional Intelligence and Personal Effectiveness Coach.

Debbie uses the renowned Roche Martin Emotional Capital Report 360 to work with clients who are interested in further understanding where their EI strengths lie and where they could further develop. The questionnaires are scientific tools designed to produce accurate and comprehensive information about your levels of emotional intelligence. The assessment and feedback process is facilitated by Debbie, a specially trained and licensed coach, who meets with participants to provide detailed and insightful feedback, as part of an on-going coaching programme if desired.

Steve Engwell

Steve Engwell

Steve is an ANLP qualified Master Practitioner/Therapy Coach.

NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) coaching can be helpful for individuals wishing to overcome restricting limiting beliefs that may be holding them back. Steve can work with you using a combination of NLP and Hypnosis techniques.

Selected Testimonials

Savvy Conversations

Sarah coached me over a 12 month period. Without doubt this proved to be invaluable to my development and success in my role now but also in terms of my future career. It was a hugely pivotal period in my career in a new level of responsibility and with a new series of challenges with relationships with people across the business I hadn't experienced before. Sarah provided empathy, challenge and actionable advice to be a guiding hand through a difficult period. I'd recommend Sarah to anyone looking to further themselves in their career - that should be all of us.

Oliver, Deputy CEO, Coaching client

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service

Sarah offers an excellent coaching and mentoring service, which has really helped me with a large organisational development project, that has changed the way we recruit, develop and train operational staff. A professional and reliable service with clear outputs and good value for money

Shani Moyle, HR and OD Manager

Bromley and Lewisham Mind

Sarah is well-qualified and knowledgeable, but most impressively, she can identify and explore sensitive underlying issues with great charm and focus, facilitating learning in an individual or group that leads to creative and realistic solutions.

Sandi Lowing, Chief Executive

London School of Economics

Before the coaching programme I was not able to deal with difficult people or hold conversations I knew I needed to have.

I was once a confident individual but had lost my confidence due to bullying and harassment at work. However, Sarah’s coaching built my confidence through various exercises and has provided me with a lifetime toolkit.

Part of the coaching involved 360-feedback. I used to worry about how others viewed me but my confidence grew as my line manager, peers, and direct reports all rated me higher than I rated myself. I realized that I had taken on the negative comments from those who were unreasonable towards me, rather than hear the positive comments from reasonable and confident people.

Before the coaching I was very self-critical and didn’t look back to acknowledge my achievements. One of the ways Sarah helped me was to suggest that I add all my achievements in a notebook – I did – and I read them all the time. The coaching goals and exercises have built my self-control, optimism, self-reliance and self-confidence compared to when I first started coaching. I have built these competencies with the support of the coaching and this has helped enormously in both my professional and personal life.

Before the coaching I was an anxious individual at work. Since the coaching and the toolkit I now have, I know how to deal with any anxieties and I have become a very confident individual at work who focuses on what I need to achieve.

LSE, Departmental Manager

If our approach to coaching sounds savvy to you, get in touch to discuss how we can best work with you. We offer ad hoc coaching sessions face to face or via Skype/Zoom as well as coaching packages of 6 or 12 months. Request a coaching brochure and price list and if you’re not sure what’s right for you just get in touch to talk it over before committing to anything.