Hello I'm Christine Coates,
and my company, U Transition Ltd, specialises in Coaching and Development for Organisations , teams and Individuals that enables positive, transformational, lasting change.
I’m a commercially focused Coach and L&D professional with a retail background who has many years’ experience coaching individuals to high performance and designing, delivering and managing strategic business objective focussed learning & development solutions across the whole learning cycle that impact directly to bottom line results.
I started my career as a Store General Manager managing retail stores of various sizes from small to large with teams ranging from 20 to over 180 people, managing multimillion £ budgets in a fast paced, 7 day a week operation and KPI driven world.
In this role, I mentored new Store Managers across multi sites and trained, coached and mentored new Store Managers and Area Managers into the business as well as maintaining focus on delivering my own objectives, so I fully understand the challenges and many rewards of managing people and driving great consistent business results
Once moving into the world of learning and development I was responsible for designing and delivering the National Retail Capability and Leadership strategies ensuring alignment to corporate and functional business objectives. This included designing and delivering a development programme for high potential store managers and area mangers and managing and providing insights from the company Leadership 360 programme. I coached high potential Store Manager, Area Managers, Regional Mangers and HR Managers to increased performance within current role or towards achieving their next role.
I have designed and delivered coaching training programmes for several organisations (inc Supermarkets, Clothing retailers, General Merchandise stores and Trades) as well as coaching individuals and teams to high performance. I have experience at working with individuals and teams all levels of an organisation from the top team to colleagues, at a national level across Retail, Supply Chain, Distribution, Manufacturing, Finance, and Head Office and in the field.
As well as working with organisations I have several personal clients who simply wish to improve and grow a particular aspect of their life or value the support a coach can provide in helping them reach their goals.
I’m a coach and facilitator who likes to provide personal support to learners helping them to achieve their goals and objectives utilising appropriate tools and techniques.
How could I help?
If you are looking to attract and recruit new team members, develop, grow and retain those already with you, build careers, improve employee engagement or help your leaders to lead more effectively, U Transition Limited can help.
Your needs are individual and I am committed helping you to meeting them. I’m confident we can build a great relationship which will support you to find new opportunities to help guide you through your challenges and periods of change by building on what is already there within you.
Perhaps you desire improving and developing your business performance or navigating your way from confusion towards clarity and action around specific personal goals?
Perhaps you would like help to improve an aspect of your skills and thinking?
Perhaps you are a business leader that would benefit from an external objective confidential sounding board and challenger?
As an experienced business and personal development coach I can help you to reach your goals faster, make better decisions, accelerate your performance and improve your bottom line results and, through becoming a powerful ally, can help you overcome the obstacles that high-achieving business professionals like yourself face.
What can you expect from me?
My Training and Qualifications
I draw upon many tools and techniques within my work and am a Harrison Talent Solutions (HATS) consultant, NLP Master Practitioner, NLP Coach, Facet 5 practitioner and a licensed MBTI practitioner ensuring coaching and development solutions are closely aligned to both business and personal objectives and get results (and where appropriate my many life and work experiences)
Harrison Assessment Talent Solutions consultant
Licensed Facet 5 practitioner
MBTI practitioner Step 1