Executive Coaching: “You can’t be a great leader, if you’re not a great you”

Executive Coaching with Andrea Goodridge

As a busy leader in a fast-paced organisation, the most important thing you can do is to focus on what energises you and what you do well. This is something that executive coaching will help you with.

Failing to focus on yourself and your leadership practice can result in a busy approach of doing what comes next, rather than what needs to be done.

Trying to do everything instead of working from your strengths, you’ll start second-guessing yourself. You’ll find it harder to focus, and lack the confidence to make decisions or effectively manage your team. Now is a good time to think about executive coaching for yourself.

Losing sight of what’s important to you, you’ll find yourself lacking in energy or enthusiasm and dread showing up for work every day.

This doesn’t mean you don’t have what it takes to be a great leader. It means you’re not putting yourself first.

If you’re struggling to get engagement, drowning in unfinished tasks or not progressing in your career, I can help. My coaching supports you to rediscover your potential by giving you time and space to think, away from the chaos and pressures of work.  While we’re working together, I’ll encourage you to:

  • Be true to yourself – stop trying to do everything and focus on your values and strengths
  • Confront your ‘home truths’ – things change once you stop pretending things are OK
  • Explore your fears and face up to how you’re holding yourself back
  • Step out of your comfort zone – start doing things differently to see better results
  • Commit to new behaviours and new ways of thinking to boost your confidence as a leader and reconnect with your teams.

Coaching is your time to address your challenges and truly speak your mind, without fear of criticism or being seen as a failure, or weak.


I will listen to you without judgement and help you see the best of yourself.

A key focus of my work is challenging you to look beyond the obvious and face the things you’re not comfortable about. I’ll encourage you to develop your thinking and find new ways to reach your goals.

It’s not easy, and at times it will feel uncomfortable. Believe me, that’s a good thing.  It means you’re listening to your inner self, facing up to your areas for development, and stretching yourself to make positive changes.

My clients walk away from our sessions feeling energised and inspired.

Executive Coaching with Andrea Goodridge

Clients such as Rachel or these great organisations:

Working with Andrea is like talking to a really good friend, whom you trust implicitly and who doesn’t just tell you what to do but makes it seem as though you are the one doing all the solution finding. I know Andrea would say that it is indeed the coachee who finds the solutions, but this is done through a significant amount of listening, thoughtful questioning and reflection on both parts.

I would highly recommend coaching – I found it so useful that I booked additional sessions and will continue to book regular check-ins with Andrea just to help me to keep focused.

Rachel Cross
Head teacher, St Mary’s CE Primary School, Slough

If you’re a leader who wants to feel happier and more confident, take more decisive action, and start enjoying your job, you’ve come to the right place.

If you’d like to connect with your team, build strong working relationships and achieve results you truly value, even better.

I coach senior leaders to become great leaders. I’ll work with you to:

Develop a strong vision for yourself and your organisation, grounded in your values so you feel inspired and bring energy and creativity back to your work.

Feel energised and connected to your purpose so you understand where you fit within your organisation and aware of the difference you make.

Improve your resilience so you find it easier to manage underperformance and difficult situations and gain the respect and trust of your teams.

Believe in yourself and your abilities as a leader, start trusting your judgement, making decisions and seeking opportunities to develop and grow.

A previous client once told me, “The answers are already in your head, you just need the time and space for them to emerge”.

If you look within yourself and believe in yourself, you’ll discover the strength and conviction to make difficult decisions, the resilience to engage in challenging conversations and the energy and motivation to make a positive difference in your work.

Start believing in yourself and rediscover your ability to be a great leader.

Book in a call with me to see how I can help.

If you represent an organisation who would like to support one or more of your senior leaders with leadership development workshops or 1-1 coaching, please get in touch at any time. I will be happy to discuss various options with you.