Why I do this work
I'm fortunate - I love the work I do and aim to share that enjoyment when I work with others. For me it's a privilege to use my coaching and training skills
to help others realise their potential. I enjoy the challenges and rewards that working
with both groups and individuals give to me. My own personal development journey has been
a great motivator and continues everyday.
I am passionate about making a difference in life and giving people the opportunity
to make the most of their skills and talents. I value integrity in all aspects of my life,
and aim to reflect this in the excellent professional relationships I have developed with
many of my clients.
I've been a trainer in personal and professional development for most of my working
life. Having been a manager and senior lecturer, I established my own training business
in 1995 and I've had some great opportunities to work with people across all
sectors - public, private and voluntary. I have helped teams and individuals with
particular projects - such as preparing a presentation/event or identifying team
objectives/mission. In addition, I have worked with many organisations and groups
over a prolonged period of time, designing and delivering a variety of training
and coaching solutions
I am a Master Practitioner in NLP and an accredited NLP coach. I have trained
hundreds of women through the award winning Springboard programme as a licensed
Springboard trainer for almost 10 years. I am also an accredited assertiveness trainer.
What people have said about Chris:
'The Springboard sessions Chris has delivered for us
have been described as 'inspirational'. Her warm and friendly approach puts everyone
at ease. The feedback from colleagues has been glowing, they have felt motivated and
encouraged to find the best in themselves. Chris has been a joy to work with.'
Gillian Harding Training Co-ordinator, Kingston University
'Chris has proved to be an excellent facilitator
of the Springboard programmes run at Royal Holloway. Chris engendered an atmosphere
of confidence and trust.'
Sue Oke Staff Development Manager, Royal Holloway University
'Chris has been working for the Harrow Council as a
'Springboard' consultant for the last seven years. 'Springboard' has been a large
success in Harrow, the workshops are kept informal and friendly, and supportive,
this encourages delegates to have self-confidence, motivation and develop a positive
attitude. This is all due to Chris's skills and professionalism.'
Aileen Beaumont Training Officer, Harrow Council
'Chris Cross has worked with Brunel University since
early 2003 during which time she has completely inspired and motivated over 90 women who
attended the Springboard Programme. The key to the success of Springboard has clearly
been a result of Chris Cross's excellent interpersonal skills, professionalism and
drive to achieve. The women have become much more assertive, confident and motivated in
their work and personal lives due to Chris's hard work and efforts. It is a pleasure
working with Chris and we look forward to continued projects with arc-en-ciel in the future.'
Linda Attram Diversity Development Officer Brunel University
'I have made some amazing life changes this year and
feel so much better about how I'm handling stressful situations and difficult people at work'
Wanda (Coaching Client)
'I'm determined not to spend the next 10 years drifting
through life and have found the coaching sessions I've had with Chris perfect for goal
setting. I'm much more focussed, even allowing myself to admit to being ambitious.'
Angela (Coaching Client)
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