Coaching Programme

Our Coaching programme is an opportunity for you to continue your development and receive 1:1 coaching sessions where you will have the space and support needed to consider thoughts, issues and ideas.


All Scotland




To be arranged


4 sessions


Olga Wojciechowska



0131 243 2697


Variable based on your organisation's turnover

Do you feel you are ready to really develop your career and organisation? Do you feel you would benefit from support to gain greater clarity, focus and insight into how you can really grow and develop? If so, coaching may be the ideal catalyst for you.

Coaching can help you improve your performance at work while increasing your job satisfaction. The benefits you feel from coaching will also have an impact on your organisation and, often, your life beyond work too.


Speechmarks Plum[The sessions have] helped shift my modest and quite unambitious goal at the start of the coaching programme to a wider ‘what am I actually doing with my career and life’ mode during the process. That was quite mindblowing in a fabulous way.Speechmarks Plum Close


On this programme you will:

  • Work 1:1 with a highly experienced coach on your specific goals, aspirations and challenges

  • Identify some clear themes and areas of focus that are important to work on together

  • Increase your self-awareness and openness to personal learning

  • Gain new tools and insights to increase your performance and effectiveness

  • Develop different and fresh perspectives to help you meet challenges and realise opportunities

  • Receive helpful feedback and guidance to build your confidence and capacity as a leader


Programme Structure

Four 90-minute sessions with your coach, which usually takes place over 8-12 weeks. Your coach will work with you to establish a ‘coaching contract’ and will draw on a number of coaching tools to support you in reflecting on your situation, allowing you to pursue a new way forward.

At the end of the four sessions, you can review and arrange further sessions depending on your needs.

Enrol now - the number of spaces are limited!


Speechmarks PlumThe coaching has really improved my self-awareness which has meant I’ve developed personal strengths I was unaware of. It has empowered me to re-discover strengths that I had lost due to a lack of confidence.Speechmarks Plum Close


Programme Fee

With the support of the Scottish Government, our previous learners are able to access this programme at a highly subsidised fee. This is determined by your organisations turnover.

£200 (£50 per session) if your turnover is less than £150,000

£240 (£60 per session) if your turnover is £150,000 - £500,000

£280 (£70 per session) if your turnover is over £500,000




Neil is trained as an Executive Coach and Leadership Mentor (Postgraduate Certificate in Executive Coaching and Mentoring). He has coached a range of leaders across a major UK corporate, startup and third sector organisations. Neil is familiar with a number of coaching and mentoring models but utilises the CLEAR Model (Hawkins and Smith) in his current work. Neil is also influenced by the mentoring model developed by Bob Garvey (Sheffield Hallam University). Neil has worked on a range of issues including career development and transitions, developing strategic thinking, increasing personal impact and internal profile as well as stakeholder relationships.

Neil is passionate about helping people to maximize their personal capabilities and making pro-active career choices. Having recently left corporate life, he is curious and energized by the opportunity for a new career working in a variety of settings and situations. Neil has strong analytical skills which within the context of coaching allows him to be effective at leveraging coaching models for effective outcomes. He has a talent for retaining facts and information providing a strong structure for working with clients.


James Hilder

James Hilder

James Hilder has former roles as CEO of Mull & Iona Community Trust, chair of the Argyll & Bute Social Enterprise Network and founder member of the regional Third Sector Interface. James now provides consultancy services, delivered through the social enterprise ‘An Roth Associates CiC’.  

The Social Enterprise Academy is a key delivery partner for the Scottish Government's Just Enterprise support programme, however, James also delivers direct support to social enterprises as programme subcontractor.

He is a Trustee of Foundation Scotland and over the years has facilitated a number of national forums, and assisted numerous charities with their strategic reviews. He was involved in the successful merger of the Argyll CVS and the Volunteer Centre and has chaired a number of partnerships involving participants with widely differing perspectives. He managed the Mull & Iona Community Trust for 13 years where experiences included community land buyouts/asset transfers, heritage projects, renewable energy, community transport, recycling, charity shops, events and festivals, and fundraising guidance to the over 80 of the islands' voluntary groups.  James' early career spanned operational management in retail, visitor attractions, leisure facilities, management consultancy and training for private and charitable organisations across the UK, including The Industrial Society and the L&R Group.

He is currently a community councillor and volunteer director of the Sunart Community Company in Strontian, (Lochaber), which, having built a community hydro scheme is now undertaking a number of community asset transfers and community projects to enhance local sustainability.

Over the years, drawing on his extensive cross sector experience he has delivered coaching support to a number of social entrepreneurs as well as to individuals considering stepping into the social entrepreneurship path.


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Mairi is an Accredited Executive Coach who specialises in developing effective and collaborative work-based relationships and has been involved in large scale leadership and organisational change projects in the UK, Europe, Africa and the USA.

She has a current interest in supporting leaders and managers to make sense of the complexity of the world of work, for example, how to leverage the characteristics and strengths of the three and soon to be four generations working together, working with multiple stakeholders, adapting to the widespread application of technology and providing an environment that optimises performance and minimises stress.

Mairi initially worked in clinical and managerial roles in the NHS. She worked with a coach to enable a change in her career and by completing a range of courses in Facilitation, Coaching and Counselling, she moved into the learning and development field focusing on leadership and management development. 

Coaching with Mairi is both stimulating and supportive. Clients report that she is easy to work with and has an ability to quickly build rapport which results in a space for both reflection and challenge. Her practice is informed by her sound knowledge of leadership and management development, her awareness of systems and organisations and her in-depth knowledge of emotional and social intelligence. Helping her clients pay attention to relationships and enhance their self-awareness is key to her approach.


Speechmarks PlumMy coach was excellent and identified key areas to focus on quickly.  The most useful thing was getting direct feedback and very practical advice on my ideas. It has helped me feel much more confident pitching myself and my organisation Speechmarks Plum Close