Kathy Toogood is a very experienced, qualified and effective Executive Coach, trainer and facilitator. Kathy has an intuitive understanding of how to leverage human potential and achieve transformational change, and she combines this with an enthusiastic and motivational approach.
Much of Kathy’s work with senior executives in blue chip organisations focuses on helping leaders build strengths that will enable them to achieve high performance for themselves and through their teams.
Drawing on her broad knowledge of leadership development she has successfully supported her clients with a range of developmental approaches, always ensuring that interventions improve individual effectiveness and capability and drive business results. Kathy designs, delivers and manages highly effective bespoke leadership development programmes using coaching as its base. She frequently supports organisations in establishing their own coaching culture and is regularly engaged to train leaders wanting to apply effective coaching or mentoring within their own teams.
Her clients include Barclays, EBRD, Veolia, Accenture, Wrigley Mars, Abbott International, Abbott Diabetes Care, Abbott Nutrition, BAA, Farecla, Möet Hennessy, Legal & General, Kingston University, Orange, Pfizer, John Laing, Natural England, The Harpur Trust, Hertfordshire Partnership Trust, Government Office East Midlands.
Kathy stands out for her consistently effective coaching, training and facilitation; empathetic yet challenging, motivational yet practical, she is capable of engaging with a wide variety of personalities, whatever the context. Kathy works flexibly with leaders from different backgrounds and cultures to help them apply new behaviours and play to their strengths to deliver results beyond their initial expectations. To achieve this, she draws on an array of approaches that vary according to the client, context and coaching goals. Her fundamental approach is to understand the business context and challenges and then to agree a coaching or development programme that will add tangible business and personal value.
Kathy’s style has been described as energising, positive, inspiring and challenging as she works creatively with leaders to leverage their performance. She works well with a range of different clients and particularly enjoys working with senior leaders who are open to change and want to be challenged and stretched as a result of the coaching or training relationship.