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Jackie Fitzgerald

Leadership Coach
Alquimia Coaching
Milton Park

Play Hard...

I’m curious about life, fascinated by people and like sorting things out. I’m a life-long Liverpool fan and lover of the beautiful game. I enjoy live music, good company and fine wine, plus the odd cocktail (or two).

Work Hard...

I help intelligent and talented people become great leaders and managers.

So often we get promoted, or start a business, because we’re good at something only to find that we’re often not great at managing and leading people. We don’t know how to delegate, get things done or inspire and motivate those around us. Sometimes we don’t know how to inspire and motivate ourselves.

The missing piece is emotional intelligence. IQ and technical skill will get you so far, but good leaders have also developed their ability to understand and manage their own thoughts and feelings. They realise that their emotions affect their decisions and actions and so have a real impact on those around them. They also understand the people they work with, their motivations, hang-ups and strengths.

Using the Emotional Capital Report, I help my clients develop the 10 key leadership competences of self-knowledge, self-confidence, self-control, self-actualization, straightforwardness, optimism, empathy, adaptability, self-reliance and relationship skills.

It’s great for individual insights, 360 appraisals and recruitment decisions and I also run group workshops for people at all levels of an organisation.

I also coach people who want to become more confident, have lost their way or are going through a transition of some sort.

Recent engagements include:

  • Helping a newly formed Board of Directors improve how they work together
  • Working with newly promoted directors who are adapting to their increased responsibilities
  • Helping a new CEO develop their confidence and manage their impostor syndrome
  • Facilitating Board discussions about the strategic direction of the organisation
  • Helping a senior executive evaluate their options and decide what they want from the next stage in their career.

'Jackie encouraged and supported me through some difficult times but also challenged my thinking and beliefs and helped me to get to where I am now. I was able to draw on her first class business knowledge and experience as I needed to and her sense of humour made our sessions enjoyable as well as extremely useful. It was a great experience and I would thoroughly recommend her.' CEO, London.

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