Coaching Programme

Our Coaching programme is an opportunity for you to continue your development and receive 1:1 coaching sessions where you will have the space and support needed to consider thoughts, issues and ideas.






To be arranged


4 sessions


Olga Wojciechowska



0131 243 2697


Variable based on your organisations turnover

Do you feel you are ready to really develop your career and organisation? Do you feel you would benefit from support to gain greater clarity, focus and insight into how you can really grow and develop? If so, coaching may be the ideal catalyst for you.

Coaching can help you improve your performance at work while increasing your job satisfaction. The benefits you feel from coaching will also have an impact on your organisation and, often, your life beyond work too.


Speechmarks Plum[The sessions have] helped shift my modest and quite unambitious goal at the start of the coaching programme to a wider ‘what am I actually doing with my career and life’ mode during the process. That was quite mindblowing in a fabulous way.Speechmarks Plum Close


On this programme you will:

  • Work 1:1 with a highly experienced business coach on your specific goals, aspirations and challenges

  • Identify some clear themes and areas of focus that are important to work on together

  • Increase your self-awareness and openness to personal learning

  • Gain new tools and insights to increase your performance and effectiveness

  • Develop different and fresh perspectives to help you meet challenges and realise opportunities

  • Receive helpful feedback and guidance to build your confidence and capacity as a leader


Programme Structure

Four 90-minute sessions with your coach, which usually takes place over 8-12 weeks. Your coach will work with you to establish a ‘coaching contract’ and will draw on a number of coaching tools to support you in reflecting on your situation, allowing you to pursue a new way forward.

At the end of the four sessions, you can review and arrange further sessions depending on your needs.

Enrol now - the number of space is limited!


Speechmarks PlumThe coaching has really improved my self-awareness which has meant I’ve developed personal strengths I was unaware of. It has empowered me to re-discover strengths that I had lost due to a lack of confidence.Speechmarks Plum Close


Programme Fee

With the support of the Scottish Government, our previous learners are able to access this programme at a highly subsidised fee. This is determined by your organisations turnover.

£200 (£50 per session) if your turnover is less than £150,000

£240 (£60 per session) if your turnover is £150,000 - £500,000

£280 (£70 per session) if your turnover is over £500,000




Neil is trained as an Executive Coach and Leadership Mentor (Postgraduate Certificate in Executive Coaching and Mentoring). He has coached a range of leaders across a major UK corporate, startup and third sector organisations. Neil is familiar with a number of coaching and mentoring models but utilises the CLEAR Model (Hawkins and Smith) in his current work. Neil is also influenced by the mentoring model developed by Bob Garvey (Sheffield Hallam University). Neil has worked on a range of issues including career development and transitions, developing strategic thinking, increasing personal impact and internal profile as well as stakeholder relationships.

Neil is passionate about helping people to maximize their personal capabilities and making pro-active career choices. Having recently left corporate life, he is curious and energized by the opportunity for a new career working in a variety of settings and situations. Neil has strong analytical skills which within the context of coaching allows him to be effective at leveraging coaching models for effective outcomes. He has a talent for retaining facts and information providing a strong structure for working with clients.


James Hilder

James Hilder

With former roles as CEO of Mull & Iona Community Trust, chair of the Argyll & Bute Social Enterprise Network and founder member of the regional Third Sector Interface, James now provides consultancy services, delivered through the social enterprise ‘An Roth Associates CiC’.  

The Social Enterprise Academy is a key delivery partner for the Scottish Government's Just Enterprise support programme, however James also delivers direct support to  social enterprises as programme subcontractor.

He is currently a community councillor and volunteer director of the Sunart Community Company in Strontian, (Lochaber), which, having built a community hydro scheme is now undertaking a number of community asset transfers and community projects to enhance local sustainability.


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Mairi is an experienced Organisational Learning and Development Consultant and for the last 20 years she has worked with organisations throughout the UK and abroad. Mairi was previously a mental health practitioner and as such has always been interested in issues of well-being in the workplace.

Important to her is helping Managers and Leaders create the best working environment and culture for staff. On an individual basis she works as a Coach and Supervisor to help develop self-awareness, resilience and confidence in role.

She facilitates boards, teams and business units to understand group relationships and make plans for success. She has also designed and facilitated (in association with others) management development and leadership programmes to support organisations with change.

She facilitates workshops which include managing change, emotional and social intelligence, working with conflict, resilience at work, business partnering/internal consulting skills and developing coaching skills. She has is an ILM level 7 executive Coaching, holds PG Diplomas in Group Facilitation and Transactional Analysis and has a Certificate in Supervision. She is accredited to administer a range of psychometrics.


Speechmarks PlumMy coach was excellent and identified key areas to focus on quickly.  The most useful thing was getting direct feedback and very practical advice on my ideas. It has helped me feel much more confident pitching myself and my organisation Speechmarks Plum Close