Welcome to the website of Child Associates. We are very enthusiastic about change; after all, if we are changing something for the better, then the quicker it happens the better. Change, whether it is at work or home, provides opportunities for tomorrow. We help organisations look forward to change by offering:
Business coaching “a well-structured series of conversations between a
professional coach and a
client, with the intent of guiding the client towards a more fulfilled and positively enhanced
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Team Development “expertly designed and facilitated team sessions to
including strategy design, goal setting, motivation or increasing energy levels.”
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Child Associates is led by Vivianne Child, using other professional coaches and facilitators where needed. The business has over 15 years’ experience using techniques that are common sense, but not common practice. We think work should be fun!
Our definition of coaching is “a well-structured series of conversations between a professional coach and a client, with the intent of guiding the client towards a more fulfilled and positively enhanced business life.” You have all the solutions to your business challenges within your grasp. Coaching gives you the space and the support to find the right answers to your business questions.
Here are just a few of the common challenges that people bring to the coaching table, but whatever you want to work on, you will find an active listening ear.
Be bold and just get in touch to talk about why you are thinking of working with a business coach. We offer a (free) introductory chat to talk about you – you have nothing to lose and lots to gain.
Luckily, there’s always a good excuse to do some top-quality team work. Perhaps these objectives for some team-work resonate with you?
As facilitators, we design, organise and facilitate team awaydays, strategy and budget planning meetings to achieve your agreed outcome.
Our experience has identified the benefits of using an external facilitator:
- It’s hard for the team leader to lead the day and play a full part in the debate. With our help, you can properly take part and enjoy the day.
- A facilitator adds structure and rigour to an event, ensuring you meet all your objectives.
- Using a facilitator says to your team that you take team development seriously.
Vivianne is an experienced team and individual business coach. Her special interest is in genuine employee engagement, using coaching to help people stay enthusiastic and engaged for long term business benefit. In 2010 she gained associate status with the ANLP via the Coaching Academy, having already been awarded a diploma in coaching from Newcastle College. Her MBA is from the Open University and she started her career with a degree in Mathematics from Imperial College. The start of her career was spent working in marketing; specialising in consumer insight, quality management and customer service.
Vivianne founded the Child Associates Change Management consultancy in 2001 and has since worked with clients as diverse as Network Rail, Inbev (Stella), Volvo, Centrica and the Church of England. Her coaching style is especially appreciated by managers looking to change career, senior female management and owner/managers who find themselves spinning multiple plates to be successful. She has a set of drums in her office that she hits if all else fails.