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Real Change Is An Inside Job

Transformative Coaching
at The Leading Edge

Transformative Coaching at The Leading Edge

Paula Boyle

For the past 25 years, I’ve had the privilege of teaching, observing, coaching and giving feedback to hundreds of senior leaders and their teams.  I’ve taught leadership skills to thousands of people in over 25 countries, from every background and culture, as they navigate an increasingly complex and demanding world. Before that, I had to mend my own broken life. Here’s what I’ve noticed: No matter what change you’re trying to make, the outer world won’t change until your inner world does. There is an internal unfolding required which very few of us have been taught how to make.

My work is to help people facilitate that profound change. Many of my clients are technically brilliant and hugely valued for their expertise and experience.  They’ve reached a point where their old strategies are breaking down and they’re not feeling equipped or resourced to engage with the fractured and complex world we find ourselves in. There is a version of ourselves available which has the necessary capacities and resources to meet these challenges– but most of us can’t get there alone (although many of us will try).  That’s where I come in.

Clients I’ve worked with

Paula has been providing executive coaching both to me personally, and to my leadership team, for the last 10 years.  I have gained a huge amount from her input which has helped me enormously with my transition to CEO in a difficult macro environment. I am very happy to recommend her.

– Paul Williams, CEO Derwent London

I have had a few coaches over the years but none were as effective as Paula. She has a unique style that sees her obtain an in-depth understanding of you as a person as well as an executive, allowing her to tailor her approach to you as an individual.

-Steve Weston, CEO and Co-founder VOLT Bank

I have been coached by Paula for a number of years now and her support has been at the heart of both my personal and professional development. I would thoroughly recommend Paula as a coach, she’s made an incredible difference to me.

– Simon Collier, Partner, PA Consulting

The sessions with Paula were some of the best hours I have ever spent investing in myself.
Paula has had a lasting impact on who I have become, and what I have been able to achieve in my life and in my career to date.

– Payal Jain, Chair of Women In Data UK, Managing Director JCURV Agile

My sessions with Paula always leave me energised, clearer and more motivated. I would not miss them.”

– Jenny Geary, Entrepreneur Author of How to be a Chief Operating Officer: 16 Disciplines for Success

“Paula is a profound mentor and coach. I am now in a place that I previously thought would be impossible to achieve, thanks to her.”

– Karl Havard, Managing Director, Taiga Cloud part of The Northern Data Group

Her skill as a facilitator and coach, both working with senior teams and with senior individuals, has never failed to impress me and she delivers results time after time.

– Mark Chapman, General Counsel, Nationwide Building Society

I would sincerely recommend Paula to any executive who wishes to address their most important leadership challenges and embark on a journey to be the best version of themselves.

– Mickey Schiller CEO, Leumi UK

She has been my rock through the last few years and has taken me from a place of self-doubt to absolute self-efficacy and self-confidence. I truly feel she has helped me shape my future and be very conscious and choiceful on the way I impact others.

– Carol Robert, COO, Suntory Beverage & Foods

Working with Paula as a coach has been a game-changer! She didn’t just help me change my career path; she changed how I approach challenges and opportunities.

– John O’Beirne, Executive Director, US Tech Multinational

I have particularly valued the C-suite peer management insight as well as building a stronger and trusted relationship with my CEO. Her deep insight on the dynamics of leadership, particularly recognizing the nuances of being a woman in a senior role, has been really valuable.

– Philippa Charlton, Chief Marketing Officer, Lloyd’s Register

Paula has been genuinely fundamental to helping me grow my business from start-up into an award-winning management consultancy. Her laser-sharp empathy, support and challenge has been so powerful helping me to build confidence, prioritise my time and deal with increasingly complex challenges.

– Vikram Jain Managing Director, JCURV

I’ve worked with Paula for 18 months and it has been such an incredibly positive experience. Paula is respectful but never afraid to challenge, and the quality of her feedback has been immensely impactful. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend working with her – you will be delighted with the results.

– Steve Allen, Chief Operating Officer, Consumer Banking, Corporate Banking & Payments, Barclays

Paula never fails to guide me through untangling the most complex of business and people challenges. She coaches with empathy but ensures I confront the hard questions, leaving me feeling confident and clear on how to proceed.

– Lizzie Goodburn, Regional COO, Clifford Chance
Transformation not augmentation – Implementation versus Information

What it looks like

I’ve devoted my life to the study of human potential and leadership development. So I know that to be truly effective, any coaching or learning experience must take into account the highly specific environments & experiences which have shaped you, and the the particular ecosystems you lead in. 25 years experience and thousands of coaching clients have given me a unique ability to help leaders alchemise their past history and their present context into a future that beyond what they thought possible. That’s also been the story of my own life.

I help my clients to bring parts of themselves back online that they may have neglected or forgotten – allowing for a renewed engagement, creative capacity, a deepening of relationships and access to a new level of personal power.

It is hugely dissatisfying to work ever harder, try what worked before and find that you still can’t have the impact you intended. That frustration is a huge overhead which we can no longer collectively afford. Innovation, our best thinking, and the ability to orchestrate high performance, individually and as a whole, are the most valuable currencies we have. Let’s create the time and space to do that, together.
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  • Newfield Network accredited Executive Coach
  • EXECUTAP – Senior Team Alignment Process Accredited
  • Strength Deployment Inventory Accredited
  • FIRO-B Accredited
  • Leadership Circle Profile – Individual and Team Certified
  • Aletheia Advanced Coaching Programme – Level 1 and 2
  • Trauma Informed Coaching & Consulting Certificate – Mobius Executive Leadership – currently enrolled
  • MOVNAT Natural movement – Level 1 Instructor