client reviews

coaching

This was an invaluable exercise for me to take part in. It provided a mix of validation of my values and also helped me to work out possible directions for the future.'

- Anonymous, 2021

'By giving me an insight into my own thoughts and behaviours, Allegra has given me some useful tools to improve my own self confidence and these have had a positive impact upon my confidence in the workplace and my work as a whole.'

- Anonymous, 2021

 

 

'I really appreciate all your help and support. It has definitely made a positive difference and I feel much more supported and empowered.' 

 

- Anonymous, 2020

'Allegra has helped me to reflect upon my own strengths and weaknesses and how I can work upon them in a positive manner to achieve personal satisfaction in my career. Allegra is kind and supportive of you as both a person and a professional, supporting you to reflect upon your own career.'

 

- Anonymous, 2020

 

'I now understand that I can be confident in my abilities. I can make decisions so long as I feel comfortable.  Very helpful and detailed analysis. Allegra put me at my ease and helped to put my ideas into practice.

 

The emotional audit quite surprised me because I think I'm fine and then go through the list and see it’s different than I thought – just goes to show how much we put others first and forget about ourselves!'

 

- Anonymous, 2020

 

'I have reflected on Thursdays session and found it really helpful, even in terms of feeling better in the short term, so thanks again.' 

 

- Anonymous, 2020

 

"Coaching was a positive thing as it was useful to talk to someone experienced in understanding people. I think I made some negative assumptions about myself before, but with the aid of the psychometric, I realised that these were just assumptions. I will now think more before I say things as I do not always know my audience. Personally this has improved my self worth a little more."

 

- Anonymous, 2019

 

'I cannot recommend Allegra and her behavioural workbooks highly enough. Self-improvement books are everywhere and it can be difficult to know how to choose the right approach for you. Allegra Stone’s Self Belief Workbook has really helped me coach myself into finding the answers I needed. I can work through it at a time and pace to suit myself which is ideal as a busy manager. The questions can be challenging but they work. Allegra really helps you to get to the root of the problem and I have successfully embedded new habits which have helped my performance both at work and at home.

I feel I can tackle anything now.'

 

 - Anonymous, 2019

 

'Coaching is useful in helping me think in a different way about work and priorities e.g. via the picture cards, which tap into a different part of the brain. Allegra is good at taking time to let my answers come to mind and not leaping in too quickly. I am now more aware and have stopped saying'yes' to please others - rather than because I agree.'

 

- Anonymous, 2019

 

'Thank you so much for our session this morning. I feel I have gained so much from it and if I do as we discussed it will be life changing.'

 

- Anonymous, 2018

 

'Highly recommend Allegra, her feedback and support were on time. In addition, her friendly manner makes you feel welcomed and open to express your thoughts and feelings. She is very supportive, encouraging and empowering.'

 

- Anonymous, 2018

 

'The coaching sessions took place in a non-threatening, well-paced and supportive atmosphere. Allegra encouraged honesty and made it clear there were no judgements being made, which helped to explore a wide range of possibilities on the journey to identify solutions. I strongly recommend Allegra to others for coaching.'

 

- Anonymous, 2018

 

'I have recently had the opportunity to make use of Allegra's coaching skills and can highly recommend her services. She has a knack of being able to guide your thinking, always making sure you feel that you are firmly in control of your decisions and choices. She is great at role playing to help you to see where your reactions are coming from and how you can work on improving them. I have greatly progressed during our sessions together over the last few months - get in touch with her and let her work her magic on you!'

 

- Anonymous, 2018

 

‘It was one of the singularly most productive meetings of my career! … Prior to it, I was very close to handing in my notice, I saw little point in continuing … Our meeting helped me to put things into perspective, to approach the situation more constructively and to focus on solutions and strategies.’

 

- Anonymous, 2017

 

‘Allegra has helped me through her understanding of issues surrounding stress… her support is worth its weight in gold!’

 

- Anonymous, 2017

anger management

Dandelion

'It's definitely worked for me.'

 

- Anonymous, 2019

 

'I have read through the workbooks twice from start to finish . They have been helpful for ideas – I have picked what I wanted in terms of ideas to concentrate on. Time is the main limiting factor, as always, but the work books have helped me recognise problems sooner, so that I recognise when I am prone to getting irritable. The work books don’t take too long to read.'

 

- Anonymous, 2019

 

'I had issues with anger management, I now stop and think as a result of coaching. I recommend Allegra's services to others.'

 

- Anonymous, 2018

INTERVIEW COACHING

Plant Biology

'I have been made an offer to commence training in August. 

 

Thank you for all your help.

Your input certainly helped me answer the questions effectively on the day.'

 

- Anonymous, 2020

WORKPLACE MEDIATION

'Allegra's ability to grasp and understand the challenges of the situation was very impressive, especially in a complex organisation like (ours) and particularly with the characters that were within this mediation process. As the leader of the organisation, I felt very involved in the process and was regularly updated on what was happening within the mediation which I found particularly useful.'

 

- Anonymous, 2021

 

'My day to day stress has decreased!' 

 

- Anonymous, 2021

'As the organisational lead commissioning the mediation, I felt extremely confident in the process from start to finish with excellent communication, transparency and expectations managed from start to finish. The mediation supported more transparent communication, dealing with issues quicker and more directly creating an agreement between parties.'

 

- Anonymous, 2020

 

'We are back to where we were - in a positive working relationship before we had any issues.' 

 

- Anonymous, 2020

'The mediation helped me to say the things I wanted to say but had been struggling to do. I will now listen more attentively and openly to what is being said.'

 

- Anonymous, 2020

 

'The mediation gave us the ability to cover a wide range of issues in an open, honest and confidential environment.'

 

- Anonymous, 2018

 

'The mediation was open, constructive, practical and "unafraid"'

 

- Anonymous, 2018

 

'We would definitely employ you again. We had come to the end of what HR could achieve with the situation. Thank you for providing such timely support at a challenging time for us.'

 

- Anonymous, 2018

psychometric feedback

Fish flock

'Allegra helped me gain insight and understand myself better. She explained my leadership profile is strong which I think will give me confidence in the future to explore this potential further. Allegra offered me a few strategies to cope with a few areas of difficulty. This sparked a interest in art...'

- Anonymous, 2021

 

'You are approachable, you don't judge, you listen. You reinforced the elements that I undertake well, and gave practical advice going forward to develop the elements that I need to work on.'

 

- Anonymous, 2021

'That was so such an interesting meeting for me, and its been really good having practical ways of changing my work to help me with my personality traits'.

 

- Anonymous, 2021

 

'The sessions were great actually. I still think about things that we have discussed and am continuing to try to make changes. I feel that they have had a positive impact. It has made me think about how I do things  to help myself improve and manage certain situations. 

 

I have made changes which have helped me, for example setting aside time for myself and by reminding myself that how I feel in certain instances need not be affected by my colleagues. Allegra was clearly prepared and had read the psychometric reports (NEOPI3 and EQi) in detail and was very thorough and focused on items that were more relevant.'

 

- Anonymous, 2020

 

'Since our meeting, I have reviewed/considered the results ... and how I could improve this to become more effective in my role and in my personal life. Additionally I have noted ... how others could perceive this ... to assess if I were to change whether this changes my effectiveness or not.'

 

- Anonymous, 2019

 

'The feedback I have received was given to me in a positive, encouraging way, helping me to highlight areas in which I can work to make me a better (name of profession) and a happier person.'

 

- Anonymous 2019

 

'NEOPI3 is a useful tool to identify areas that may need addressing to make your work life more rewarding/efficient'

 

- Anonymous, 2019

 

'It's very important that we pause and think about our own feelings and emotional responses and health. I will take more time to consider my own needs, try to communicate these more assertively in the workplace and find time to meet my own personal needs both in the workplace and home setting. I think it was a really valuable session. Allegra is very open and easy to talk to.'

 

- Anonymous, 2019

 

'Definitely worthwhile. Helps to identify strengths as well as areas to develop. Allegra is very supportive and offers further advice/coaching. Would strongly consider if you were struggling at work in any way.'

 

- Anonymous, 2018

 

'The NEO assessment provided me with a unique insight into my personality. There were a few findings that surprised me and these enabled me to identify topics for deeper thought and focus in moving forward. I have developed a greater awareness of my personal position in terms of career planning and finding the right path for me.  A great tool.'

 

- Anonymous, 2018

 

‘Allegra administered the NEO personality inventory.  I found her detailed and personalised approach to the feedback from this enlightening and insightful.’

 

- Anonymous, 2017