General Manager, Johnson & Johnson

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Ireland

"I started working with Abby at a time in my life when I felt like I was on a high-speed train to some sort of career greatness, yet I didn't know if I really wanted to be on the train in the first place. I came straight out of university wanting to be a Vice President of a large corporation and 10 years later as I was getting within touching distance I thought "hey what about the rest of my life?" I chose Abby above a number of other coaches for two very simple reasons, firstly because she seemed really "normal" and down to earth and secondly because she had a really warm smile. I can appreciate that some people may think I'm a little nuts for not basing my choice on something a little bit more scientific/evidence based but for once in my life I let the chimp on my shoulder (what some might call gut instincts) decide and it didn't let me down! Abby and I quickly formed a strong bond and she seemed to understand me almost instantly. Her nonjudgmental yet thought provoking questions got me thinking about the core of the issues/challenges that I was experiencing. A coach will obviously never tell you what they believe you should do, but what I can tell you is that through my sessions with Abby I found the courage to step off the train, sit on a bench on the platform, sip my coffee, munch on a sandwich and enjoy watching the world go by for a little while..."

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