Experience: Chris is a former NHS Director of Finance/ Deputy Chief Executive with a deep understanding of the issues affecting Finance professionals in the NHS. He is also an experienced coach and mentor offering services tailor-made to the needs of NHS Finance people. Chris's coaching skills were recognised in the Coaching Academy's inaugural International Coach of the Year Awards when he was awarded runner up in the Executive Coaching category. As his reputation among that community is vitally important to him, he can only maintain and enhance this through consistently delivering excellent service
Style: His clients say ‘He combines his expert knowledge as an ex Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Finance with expert coaching skills to create amazing results'. Chris has a style that makes people feel at ease instantly and has personal experience of many of the issues that finance professionals will bring to coaching.
Experience: Jonathan is a self-employed coach, trainer and facilitator with over 25 years’ experience of helping people and organisations to develop and grow. He has held senior management roles including marketing, operating and HR in one of Europe’s largest outdoor education centres. Jonathan is an experienced coach with a post graduate certificate in executive coaching. His coaching clients include senior managers and clinicians in the NHS.
Style: His training as a coach has been heavily influenced by the Solutions Focus approach. He aims to build rapport quickly, with a friendly and relaxed approach.
Experience: Pam concluded her career in the NHS Finance Function as National Head of Finance Skills Development. She was then elected Vice President of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) in 2008, becoming National President and Chair of Council in 2009. Subsequently, Pam was elected as a Public Governor for the North West Ambulance Service 2013-17 and is now an NWAS Charity Ambassador. She has also been an elected member of the ACCA Health Network Panel since 2013. Pam has a wide range of interests and currently holds several other volunteer roles.
Style: Pam is an experienced mentor and coach who works with individuals to initiate a long term, sustainable approach to professional development strategy by: identifying goals and expectations; exploring the gap between potential and existing performance; helping to create a wider view of context, perspectives, opportunities, resources and potential outcomes; enabling the development of plans for change and related actions; reviewing progress and evaluating outcomes.Examples of coaching projects include career evolution planning with a Senior Manager during a period of significant organisational change and deeper understanding of values and beliefs and current management style with a senior team leader resulting in an improvement in team dynamics.
Experience: Paul is both a trained coach, as well as a very experienced senior NHS leader with almost 24 experience as an Executive Director, including 5 years as a Chief Executive and 16 years as a Director of Finance, in both Wales and England. Prior to retiring from the NHS in January 2018 he spent nearly 4 years in Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, firstly as the Director of Finance and then Director of Strategy and in these roles in Dorset gained valuable experience of successful system working. Paul is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) and is qualified with an MBA from Cardiff Business School specialising in Lean techniques and procurement.
Style: His coaching style is goal orientated, facilitative, reflective and supportive. His clients say "Paul encouraged me to think differently about how I worked with stakeholders encouraging me to plan conversations and to consider how external stakeholders were likely to react to different situations”.
Experience: Alex qualified as a medical doctor, then joined the private sector to train as a Chartered Accountant before rejoining the NHS and becoming a Director of Finance and then Deputy CEO. Alex has Board level experience in Primary Care Trusts and a Foundation Trust, leading a Transformational Change Programme and the acquisition of £90m Community services. Over the last 3 years Alex has focused on distributive leadership and collaborative working. She recognises the importance of a finance function understanding the clinical model and using resources to deliver a quality service that is financially sustainable.
Style: Alex’s motivation for becoming an HFMA Executive coach stems from her interest in developing people; and the support she received to transition from Deputy to Director. Her approach is calm and approachable with a focus on understanding what the individual wants to achieve and enabling them to develop their own solutions.