Jo Minns Consulting

Executive coaching

I work with individuals and teams to bridge the gap between their current performance and their potential.

My 20 years’ experience in HR has taught me how to draw on certain skills and techniques that can be seen to trigger a positive change in people’s performance against goals that they have defined, and I facilitate their actions to achieve that change.

As I coach, I don’t pretend to know the answers. Rather, I see my role as asking the right questions. In preference to relying on one specific methodology, I tailor my approach to suit the client. The two vital ingredients for me are the relationship I build with my clients and their commitment to defining and reaching their goals. I will then work with my clients in the best way to help them achieve these.

If your organisation needs a number of coaches to work with different employees, I can put together a panel of coaches from my network of associates.

Recent work

Recently, I have worked with individuals to:

 

I typically work with clients for around six months. I have also successfully delivered shorter programmes, particularly when an individual needs support in finding a new role or is facing an immediate dilemma at work.

At present I am coaching clients within financial services, telecoms, the legal profession, technology, and the not-for-profit sector.

Testimonials

Here’s what some of my clients have said about me. For obvious reasons of confidentiality, I can’t give names.

Head of commercial, telecommunications

After several unsuccessful competency-based interviews, a colleague of mine recommended that I seek help from Jo. In hindsight this turned out to be one of the best bits of advice I had been given in a while. We all think we know the answers and some of us have become a little arrogant based on our own life experiences and training. Jo, in a very subtle and unassuming way, coached me to a point where it was obvious where I was going wrong and what I needed to do to improve my chances. Needless to say I felt revitalised and had a newfound confidence which helped me secure the role I really wanted. I would recommend Jo in a heartbeat. She is knowledgeable and experienced, is an active listener and has wonderful interpersonal skills. Sometimes it’s the marginal gains that make the biggest difference and Jo helped me see this.
2019-07-12T17:05:24+00:00
After several unsuccessful competency-based interviews, a colleague of mine recommended that I seek help from Jo. In hindsight this turned out to be one of the best bits of advice I had been given in a while. We all think we know the answers and some of us have become a little arrogant based on our own life experiences and training. Jo, in a very subtle and unassuming way, coached me to a point where it was obvious where I was going wrong and what I needed to do to improve my chances. Needless to say I felt revitalised and had a newfound confidence which helped me secure the role I really wanted. I would recommend Jo in a heartbeat. She is knowledgeable and experienced, is an active listener and has wonderful interpersonal skills. Sometimes it’s the marginal gains that make the biggest difference and Jo helped me see this.

Programme director, not-for-profit sector

I was introduced to Jo to support my development as a charity leader. I have found the experience of working with Jo excellent – her coaching has supported me to identify the crux of the challenges I wanted to overcome, and to take a solutions-focused approach. With her depth of experience she provided a welcome impartial perspective, and I always left the sessions with a renewed sense of purpose about what I needed to do next. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending her.
2019-07-12T17:06:10+00:00
I was introduced to Jo to support my development as a charity leader. I have found the experience of working with Jo excellent – her coaching has supported me to identify the crux of the challenges I wanted to overcome, and to take a solutions-focused approach. With her depth of experience she provided a welcome impartial perspective, and I always left the sessions with a renewed sense of purpose about what I needed to do next. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending her.

Senior manager, financial services

Return from maternity – change in job – change in job again – unclear future career aspirations and low confidence amidst such uncertainty. Jo helped me find the inner strength to get through it all, transition into a role where I am making a difference and helping me grow professionally and personally. She has an exceptional talent for asking the right questions to help identify intertwined themes and issues allowing proper consideration for each one. Her style is subtle, flexible and engaging, helping you grapple with and challenge yourself in the right way – she helps build you by helping you analyse yourself and your responses. She also has a very broad knowledge base from which to draw. I would not be where I am today without Jo’s input. Besides all that, she is very approachable and we have shared a lot of laughs together.
2019-07-15T15:42:57+00:00
Return from maternity – change in job – change in job again – unclear future career aspirations and low confidence amidst such uncertainty. Jo helped me find the inner strength to get through it all, transition into a role where I am making a difference and helping me grow professionally and personally. She has an exceptional talent for asking the right questions to help identify intertwined themes and issues allowing proper consideration for each one. Her style is subtle, flexible and engaging, helping you grapple with and challenge yourself in the right way – she helps build you by helping you analyse yourself and your responses. She also has a very broad knowledge base from which to draw. I would not be where I am today without Jo’s input. Besides all that, she is very approachable and we have shared a lot of laughs together.

HR director, technology

I was introduced to Jo during a critical transition period in our business and her coaching and continued support was invaluable to me and enabled me to evolve in my role as our business developed. Her unique method of coaching provided me with the reassurance that I could continue to succeed and also through natural conversations, provided clarity on how to move forward. I would highly recommend Jo and hope to work with her again in the future.
2019-07-15T15:43:36+00:00
I was introduced to Jo during a critical transition period in our business and her coaching and continued support was invaluable to me and enabled me to evolve in my role as our business developed. Her unique method of coaching provided me with the reassurance that I could continue to succeed and also through natural conversations, provided clarity on how to move forward. I would highly recommend Jo and hope to work with her again in the future.

Managing director, staffing and solutions business (listed company)

We were going through a huge transition and restructure affecting a number of our businesses and Jo was brought on board to enable this cultural change. With her wealth of experience, Jo was able to quickly identity some of the key issues from a completely independent and impartial perspective and coach through these challenges. I would have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone going through a similar transformation.
2019-07-15T15:44:43+00:00
We were going through a huge transition and restructure affecting a number of our businesses and Jo was brought on board to enable this cultural change. With her wealth of experience, Jo was able to quickly identity some of the key issues from a completely independent and impartial perspective and coach through these challenges. I would have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone going through a similar transformation.

National account manager, telecoms

I’d never really considered business coaching in relation to my career. Looking back, I don’t understand why I didn’t do it sooner. Jo’s flexible approach and her intuitive line of discourse brought a tremendous amount of value in a relatively short space of time. I now have a much better understanding of where I want my career to be from this point onwards and how to make it happen. More importantly, I know the areas that I will and will not compromise on. Ultimately, I am more happy with where I am in my career; I am in a more knowledgeable place and therefore more confident when it comes to discussing anything relating to my career and any potential next steps.
2019-07-15T15:45:35+00:00
I’d never really considered business coaching in relation to my career. Looking back, I don’t understand why I didn’t do it sooner. Jo’s flexible approach and her intuitive line of discourse brought a tremendous amount of value in a relatively short space of time. I now have a much better understanding of where I want my career to be from this point onwards and how to make it happen. More importantly, I know the areas that I will and will not compromise on. Ultimately, I am more happy with where I am in my career; I am in a more knowledgeable place and therefore more confident when it comes to discussing anything relating to my career and any potential next steps.

Director, recruitment business

I engaged with Jo through a feedback and coaching series and what makes her stand out is her approachable and pragmatic style. I gained a lot from our work together and have subsequently recommended her to others.
2019-07-15T15:46:11+00:00
I engaged with Jo through a feedback and coaching series and what makes her stand out is her approachable and pragmatic style. I gained a lot from our work together and have subsequently recommended her to others.

Head of finance, media

Jo was instrumental in helping me at a very difficult time of my career as I transitioned from a big corporate job to a small start-up. She was incredibly easy to talk to and gave me a number of useful exercises to help think through some of the challenges I was facing in my new role. It’s always really important to have a good fit with your coach and it was so easy to connect with her. Thank you Jo for helping me through that time!
2019-07-15T15:46:37+00:00
Jo was instrumental in helping me at a very difficult time of my career as I transitioned from a big corporate job to a small start-up. She was incredibly easy to talk to and gave me a number of useful exercises to help think through some of the challenges I was facing in my new role. It’s always really important to have a good fit with your coach and it was so easy to connect with her. Thank you Jo for helping me through that time!

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