I worked with Alastair to help me focus on my goals. His approach facilitated me analysing my strengths and weaknesses and challenging me to justify my decisions (and even more importantly my lack of decisions!). The process was hugely helpful to me in forming a clear plan for my next steps. The “gap” between conversations was very useful in ensuring that I had thought through the issues raised in the last conversation properly and that real progress was made. I have no hesitation in recommending Alastair Hill.
Alastair played a key role in delivering our leadership development programme last year. He very quickly understood the important elements of the culture of the organisation, effortlessly grasped the key themes that were to be integrated into the programme and therefore developed a style for coaching that enabled him to have traction with everyone that he was working with. More importantly, his coaching style enabled his coachee’s to make giant leaps forward in their development as managers and leaders for the future. He made a really positive impact on our business.
Alastair is an outstanding coach. I consider it to be extremely rare to find someone of Alastair’s caliber and commercial experience in a “soft” / “emotionally intelligent” field such as coaching. I cannot recommend him highly enough and I look forward to having a long coaching relationship with him.
Alastair worked with me as a coach through a very tricky transition phase for the company, and in my leadership role specifically. Alastair brought great intelligence and insight to the issues, teasing out courses of action and helping navigate thorny issues. He is compellingly clear, and also very sensitive in separating emotion from action. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend his coaching - great results, extremely valuable - and a great guy to work with.
Al makes you feel a little uncomfortable at first. In a good way. He has an uncanny knack of zeroing in on the issues and before you know it things start happening. We are all inclined to feel we are unique. Al respects this cherished individuality whilst quietly applying pressure. I found his natural confidence and obvious integrity supported the subtle but insistent messages that he delivers through his coaching. Coaching is far easier said than done and Al does it very, very well.
I first met Alastair a few years ago whilst on a leadership away day he was running and which I found immensely enjoyable and inspiring. So when confronted with a couple professional challenges that I felt needed a bit attention, he sprung to mind instantly. Within just a couple of sessions, Alastair had helped me to focus on the source of my challenges and take ownership of the process, introducing some effective tools and techniques that I was able to easily apply to change my situation and mindset for the better. His positive, supportive and challenging approach meant that I was able to speak openly about the things I wanted to improve and set specific goals that helped break the inertia and get things moving in the right direction. If you are at a juncture in your career, with what feels like an unsurmountable challenge to overcome, or a big hairy goal to achieve, I can't recommend Alastair highly enough.