Heather Rayfield​

Years of Experience: 20


Qualifications & Professional Memberships:

  • ILM Level 7 Diploma in Executive Coaching & Mentoring

  • CIPD in Learning & Development (CITP Distinction)

  • TA 101 Accreditation – The Berne Institute, UK

  • Franklin Covey Accredited Facilitator & Coach for: The Four Imperatives of Leadership, Leader as Coach Programme, The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People, The Four Disciplines of Execution

  • I deliver ILM accredited and CMI recognised programmes in Coaching & Mentoring (level 5) & Leadership & Management (level 5)

  • Member of the Institute of Leadership & Management

  • Member of the International Coaching Federation

  • Member of the Chartered Management Institute


Specialist Areas:

  • Corporate leadership – senior leaders to board level

  • Corporate high potentials

  • Corporate managers transitioning into senior leadership

  • Learning and development managers (mentor and coach relationship)

  • Pan European emerging leader and partner of the future programmes for professional services

  • Performance coaching – high challenge environments – “coaching on the go”

  • Articulating Vision/Purpose

  • Developing Effective Working Relationships

  • Developing Resilience

  • Supporting Learning and Development


What my clients want in ten words:

A safe space in which to be challenged and supported.


How I coach:

  • Face to Face

  • Skype/Zoom/Video Call

  • Telephone


Where I coach:

  • From home

  • In client locations

I adopt a High Challenge/High Support coaching approach to support individuals and teams to be the very best that they can be.


My personal coaching style, as described by my clients, is: “energetic, creative, insightful and pragmatic”.


My approach to any form of personal development is always holistic, as I believe it is important to bring mind, body and spirit into balance to develop sustained growth and success both professionally and personally.   


I believe in the importance of focussing on managing self initially, before moving into managing others/the wider organisation. Building a strong foundation of self-belief, confidence, emotional intelligence, resilience, focus and concentration, are essential for personal effectiveness and sustained high performance.  


I have a personal interest in growth mindset, mental strength and neuroscience and am a huge fan of the work of Dr Carol Dweck Amy Morin and Dr David Rock.

Heather provided leadership coaching to me over a number of months, during a period of significant professional and personal change. I found it very easy to build a rapport with Heather because of her natural warmth and empathy. She provided constructive challenge and encouraged self-reflection, whilst maintaining a positive and professional environment. I always left my coaching sessions feeling energised and looking forward to the next one.

Heather coached me when I was stepping into a new and challenging role as Chief Learning Officer of an American Software House. She rapidly built a trusting and friendly relationship with me, putting me at ease yet challenging me when my thinking and beliefs didn’t support the outcomes I had set for myself. Heather is a consummate coach, with exquisite language skills and had the ability to fully support me whilst at the same time challenging me and pushing me on to achieve more than I thought possible. I am eternally grateful to her for her help, support and insights. I fully recommend Heather as a coach; take her on and you will surprise yourself at what is possible.

Heather's coaching is like a breath of fresh air!  Professional, practical and always insightful - she has helped me see myself more clearly in a world of ambiguity and change, and supported me in developing a range of impactful actions that work for me.  I would highly recommend her approach and I really enjoy working with Heather.