"Coaching is unlocking a person’s potential to maximise their own performance.

It is helping them to learn rather than teaching them."

John Whitmore, in Coaching for Performance.


The International Coaching Federation (ICF)

defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.

What is Coaching?

Coaching assists a client, often called a coachee, to bridge the gap between where they are now, to where they would like to be far more effectively than if they worked alone.

It's an interactive process, a relationship between the coach and the client, that allows you, the client,  to discover your own solutions and plan of action.

Coaching is extremely valuable for executives, leaders and senior managers who wish to improve, stretch and grow their personal performance and through this the performance of their function, team or business.

Coaching will give you tools and techniques you can use for a lifetime in both your personal and business worlds

What we offer

Coaching is normally carried out either face to face but can also be carried out over the telephone, or via Skype with timescales to match the requirements of the individual or organisation sponsor.

Whilst it can absolutely be done as a one off, it is most effective when taken over a series of sessions.

The Coaching package consists of

1 hour - chemistry session - to explore your needs and agree if we are a good match for working together

Harrison Assessments Paradox and Traits and Definitions reports to raise self awareness and assist in creating practical step by step action plans to reach your goals

6 x 2 hour coaching sessions (which can be extended as required ) utilising NLP, various development tools and techniques and Powerful questions 


Leadership Coaching

Change the way you think = change the way you behave = change the outcome

Successful businesses have great leaders that inspire their teams to deliver outstanding performance, they never settle for second best seeking continuous improvement..... and that includes in their own performance.

Coaching is a great way to stretch and grow the performance of high performing Leaders and their teams.

Tony Robbins, leadership guru, says “the biggest strangle hold in business is the mindset of its owner”

Our mindsets and belief systems create our behaviours and ways of operating. Sometimes these are helpful to us and some times much less so.
Our outcomes and impacts are the results of our thinking and behaviours.

Leaders in business are extremely busy and often juggling many hats. This can sometimes lead to overwhelm, self-doubt, limiting beliefs and mental blockers that keep you stuck.

By acting as your sounding board and holding up the mirror for you, so to speak, a perspective that can sometimes be difficult to gain for yourself, I can help you to achieve those AHA moments that will establish the key measures of improvement and allow 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

Coaching can help you to move forward with positive mindsets and changed behaviours.

Coaching can help you

 - to make the step up from being a manager to leader

 - to identify and address existing knowledge, strengths and skills gaps

 - to increase your own self awareness and learn the people management skills and behaviours necessary to become a confident and inspiring leader of people

 - by utilising an external objective confidential sounding board and challenger

 - help one of your team improve an area that is holding them back – like self-confidence, self-esteem, work life balance or personal impact

  - to achieve your next career move

 - in times of transition such as starting in a new role or when facing challenges in a current role.

and much more

Success stories

Christine’s coaching services couldn’t of come at a better time in my life. Trying to juggle a senior role involving long commutes across the UK, whilst to trying to maintain a family home with 2 young children was proving to be a challenge and was really starting to affect me emotionally & physically, with confidence levels at an all-time low.

Christine’s ability to structure the sessions and tailor the coaching techniques to my circumstances has contributed positively to the way I think and manage day to day situations in all aspects of life. Her warmth and sincerity made me feel at ease at all times enabling me to confidently open out about how I feel.

Reflecting back from where I started, through this process I have become a much stronger individual, mum and wife. Recognising what’s important in life and managing situations rationally.

Christine has truly had a positive impact on my life and I am so glad I have had the opportunity to work with her. I would highly recommend her services to anyone looking for personal or professional direction and support.

Julie - Head of Client Development - Commercial logistics company

Timing is everything! My coaching experience with Christine came at the right time in my career. We set goals early on in the process and kept them in our sights as we engaged on the many issues that popped up along the way. Christine timed the coaching perfectly to enable complete success of my goals supporting with the many tools and experience she has.
I have walked away from our engagement with a treasure trove of skills that will drive my approach for a long time to come.
Christine Coates gets my highest recommendation as a professional coach and mentor. Her unique ability to recognize, understand, and explain complex business relationships has revolutionized my thinking, and most importantly, my confidence and actions.
I name Christine as one of the top contributors to my success and the fact that I enjoy my current role today.
Thank you Christine.

Lee - Engineering Project Manager

Christine has been a great support and challenger to help me better assess projects and plan for their successful delivery,  identify the different needs of stakeholders and how to better communicate and influence them.  Through focused coaching sessions we have identified new approaches and techniques that have helped me to be more effective at work.

Lucy - Head of Customer Experience - Logistics Company

I have had two incredibly useful coaching sessions with Christine which helped me to cut through some of the fears and self doubt that were getting in the way of growing my business.  Christine took time to listen and understand what was going on for me and then identify what I hadn't been able to put my finger on!
I came away from both sessions feeling more in control and focused on what I wanted to do to make my business grow.
I have no hesitation in recommending Christine as a coach - really fantastic.

Suzanne - Business owner


Coaching for Individuals  

Working together we will address the topic that is most important to you.   You might choose to focus on a current challenge or possibly a new opportunity  for example a new job or promotion, wanting to be more healthy, a career move, a personal challenge.

We will never tell you what you should be choosing and if you are not sure then we have great tools to help you identify your priorities and goals.

If you have thoughts like these, give me a call to see how Coaching can help

I’ll never be good enough?

 - This is as good as it gets?

 - I’ll never be a top performer.....

 - I feel so overwhelmed

 - “if only…..” or “I wish I could be more like…….”

 - I can't possibly do that.....

Success stories

Christine has been amazing. Exactly what I was looking for. She is very professional, yet very warm and friendly. Highly recommended.

Karen - Private coaching client


I had got stuck with my life and could not think who would be the right person to help me. I decided to try a life coach although I was unsure what they did!
Chrissie helped me order my thoughts and see a way through, and then supported me so I could deal with them one by one.
Throughout the process Chrissie has been friendly and encouraging but has also challenged me in ways that enabled me to change. I have no hesitation in recommending U Transitions.

Alison - Private coaching client

I highly recommend the services of Christine Coates and U Transition Ltd.  Christine's advice and assistance were exactly what I needed to progress further in terms of my business and confidence.  Running a small business singlehandedly is very daunting in terms of decision making, and it is very easy to lose focus. Christine really helped me progress.  She listens to and takes stock of the issues in hand, and helps focus and prioritise.  Not only this, she also helped me to think "outside the box".

 Jayne - Private coaching client

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