Catriona Patterson is an Executive Coach, HR Professional, Organisational Development and Management Specialist and Psychometric Assessor with over twenty years experience across private and public organisations.  She specialises in the provision of one to one coaching and mentoring to help her clients make the most of their talents to excel in existing roles, newly promoted roles, and to achieve their career ambitions.

What is coaching and how does it work?


A great coaching relationship is collaborative and trusting, and is at the centre of effective professional and personal development.

1 to 1 Sessions

Through a series of 1:1 sessions I find out what matters to you most and where you want to or need to get to.

Goals, Options & Actions

I’ll help you set clear goals, identify and make the most of your strengths and work with you to bridge any gaps between where you are now, where you want to be, generate solutions and take action.


I do this by asking the right probing questions and providing feedback, working to the Association of Coaching Code of Ethics and Good Practise.

Types of Coaching

As coaching is individual to every person the content of coaching programmes and work undertaken will vary.  Sessions can range from one off sessions to 6-8 session programmes – which could include work on;

Self Management

  • Managing your workload
  • Your ability to adapt to change and deal with ambiguity
  • Managing your emotions
  • Effective decision making
  • Building confidence and self-belief
  • Breaking unhelpful patterns of behaviour and establishing constructive ones
  • Improving work/life balance
  • Creating the right Networks

Managing People

  • Leading, engaging, planning
  • Performance measurement
  • Influencing and communicating effectively
  • Creating a high performance culture
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • Building effective relationships
  • Helping others adapt to change

Preparing to get the Promotion

Accelerated Learning, and Achievement of Success following a Promotion

Creation of Direction in Your Business

Coaching Venue

This is often best done off site from a Client’s workplace and a suitable venue would be agreed with you in advance.

Initial Consultation - Free

I would be very happy to have an initial telephone conversation to understand  your needs and establish if coaching is the right development intervention for you or someone you would like to sponsor through coaching.

Initial Session

Duration 2hrs

If you are new to coaching I will share in more detail what coaching is and what it’s not, and our respective responsibilities in the relationship and how we will evaluate the coaching.

We would then look in depth at what you are hoping to achieve, establish clear goals and start to create a path to get there.    At the end of the session we would agree the right number of sessions to help you achieve your goals and  then we would both sign a coaching contract which records this and states our respective responsibilities.

Following this session I would write up a record of the coaching session which will provide a summary of the areas covered, goals established and actions agreed.

As appropriate I would develop an outline coaching programme, with suggested areas to tackle at forthcoming sessions and activities, e.g. Psychometric Assessments, requests for 360 feedback, to be undertaken in between sessions.

Subsequent Sessions

Duration: 1-2hrs

At subsequent sessions we will look at how you have progressed since your initial session. While recognising a programme or goals will have been agreed, each session will be driven by you and your needs on the day which we would address, reflect how they sit with what has already been agreed and as necessary make and agree any changes to your goals/programme/coaching contact.

If you have any questions between coaching sessions I am available for short e-mail questions.

Between Sessions - Telephone Coaching

Sometimes you might need a short telephone call in between sessions, rates would be pro-rated to reflect this.

Psychometric Assessments

As a level A and B qualified Assessor I am trained in the application of ability and personality (work personality) tests, which are key tools for professional development and recruitment purposes, including report writing and providing feedback to those who are tested. I partner with Talent Q from Korn Ferry Hay Group for my psychometric testing products, although I am happy and qualified to work with assessment data from other organisations where these have been carried out.

Types of assessment I can generate reports for include:

  • Dimensions – measure of personality
  • Elements – verbal, numerical and logical reasoning
  • Drives – measure of values and motivation
  • Aspects – competency and ability screening for entry level positions
  • MultiView – 360 degree feedback aligned to Dimensions

More information can be found on the Korn Ferry Hay Group Website.

Assessment and Feedback Costs

A key tool for I have used for Coaching purposes is the Dimensions measure of work based personality.

For full administration, interpretation and a 1.5 hour feedback session the cost is £400.00*

Costs do vary from product to product, these would be agreed with clients up-front.

Cancellation/No Show Policy

We do understand that there are sometimes extenuating circumstances but appointments not cancelled within 24 hours of the appointment will be charged for at 100% of the Coaching session fee.


Working across a number of sectors and with individuals prices do vary. Through a discussion with you we come to an agreed arrangement in line with the value offered.   Discounts are applied to block booked sessions paid in advance.