Caroline is a registered Analytic Network Coach, having completed her training with Dr Simon Western in December 2018. She brings a careful eye and a sensitive ear to her coaching practice, focusing on your experience to help you to shape strategies for thriving at work and to develop skills for the future.
Caroline has a special interest in working with young people, helping them to make strategic choices about issues linked to professional and educational development.
She also specialises in working with women in educational settings. As a highly experienced academic, Caroline brings unique sensitivity to the experiences of women working in schools, colleges and universities.
The Analytic Network Coaching System
The Analytic Network coaching system is not prescriptive. Instead, it offers a systematic process using five frames to guide clients on a profound journey. Caroline’s focus is on your personal experience, which is central to her coaching style.
We start in the ‘Depth’ frame, where coaching focuses on the inner self. This frame sharpens your personal insight and leads to a sense of authenticity, helping you to clarify your values, and providing a renewed sense of purpose and desire.
Next, we turn to the ‘Relational’ frame, helping you to think through your relationships with other people. There are often underlying patterns to human interactions, and this frame helps you to address challenges, and to deal with the emotional experience attached to relationships. This frame develops teamwork and leadership skills, but it also helps you to focus on living well in a complex age.
The next frame focuses on ‘Leadership’. The focus here is on helping you to understand your ‘inner leader’. This provides a useful way to explore the potential we all have as leaders, as well as asking how experiences of leadership or of being led shape your everyday sense of self and achievement.
The next step on the journey pays attention to our ‘Networks’. 21st century life means that we all live in a highly networked way. This frame helps you to locate yourself within your networks, and to understand how networks collide and bump up against one another, with potentially positive results. Through this frame, I help you to explore the possibilities for change embedded in your networked experience, encouraging you to harness the power of the network for personal growth.
Finally, we work through the ‘Strategy’ frame, to help you with your personal and professional development planning. Placing a special emphasis on emergent potential, and innovation, this frame helps you to focus on your strategic agility, and to make plans that make the best of your skills and interests.
When I started working with Caroline as my coach, I was at a difficult crossroad in my career path, and my self-esteem was quite low. I had just finished 7 years working on my thesis and was finding it difficult to secure a job. Caro’s coaching service offered me tools to look inside myself and to work out what I was striving for. She provided emotional support, guiding me to find new perspectives and a fresh outlook. I began to re-assess my core values and to take up a new stance on my career goals. With Caro’s guidance, I found myself taking the steps I needed, becoming emotionally stronger when dealing with difficult situations.
A-N consultancy is a practice that, by definition, yields results that are unique to the client. It offers you the best questions possible for addressing what it means to be a creator, entrepreneur, or any form of agent. Caroline is as friendly as humans come, but her questions and exercises will confront you with yourself in a serious and rigorous manner. It likely goes without saying that I recommend A-N consultancy. So, to be more precise – my way of describing anything “in good faith” – I do not recommend this to anyone who is perfectly happy with their career. Similarly, to anybody looking for namby-pamby non-advice about believing in your dreams: don’t bother.
A-N consultancy will change you.