Natasha Harvey England
Leadership Coach, Executive Coach, Career Coach
Transformational Coach, Certified NLP Practitioner
Hi, I'm Natasha!
My focus is on supporting women in the workplace. I started my business to help women actively manage their careers and tackle the challenges they face on the path to reaching their ambitions. I specialise in building communication skills that develop effective working relationships, which in turn make for greater productivity and engagement in the workplace.
Typical areas I coach in include managing a new team - including former peers - managing up, influencing challenging stakeholders, building visibility, developing communications skills to build better relationships and making change happen.
In addition to tailored coaching sessions, I run a 6-part 1-on-1 programme centred on building self-awareness, self-confidence, communication skills and resilience, where coachees walk away with a greater understanding of:
• Their mindset and how to impact it
• How to best communicate with stakeholders, including the challenging ones
• The importance of visibility for career advancement and how to build it
• And how to plan their future and next steps.
My approach is very “hands-on”. I integrate the exploration of emotional awareness as well the very practical side of learning strategies and tools that are useful in the workplace. My intent is to support my clients in creating long-term habits for success.
As an associate coach at Bravely, I work with individual contributors, junior managers and senior directors across different industries and different countries.
Prior to starting my own business, I was based in Paris and spent 20 years delivering and leading communications for multinational organisations in the defence, automotive and professional services sectors. As Communications Director for two global businesses, I was an active executive committee member, led large teams of communicators and was particularly involved in long-term transformation and change programmes.
I'm also a British-French citizen!
12 reviews (5.0)
Transitioning from an individual contributor to a first time manager was never easy. I was extremely fortunate to have Natashas support as she coached me through the entire journey from applying to the role, preparing for interviews and managing my first 90 days as a new manager. Natashas coaching style has also inspired and influenced me when I coach my team which has helped me to secure some early successes. I would highly recommend Natasha to anyone who is going through a similar challenge in their career.Billy C.
When I started working with Natasha, my biggest challenges were lack of self-confidence and self-belief. I felt that being young, inexperienced and a woman was a problem and even sometimes a hindrance to my career. Over the course of the programme, Ive learnt a lot about myself as a specialist, a colleague and a person. I know now that I do have self-belief, I am very capable of succeeding in my projects age, gender and ambition are not an issue! I have learnt techniques to better manage my career and strategies to work through the tricky situations I usually face in my work place. The challenges we set at the end of each session helped me to put into practice the different tools we discussed, and I have seen good results when giving feedback to colleagues and dealing with complex discussions and projects. Recently, I was asked to take on a new professional opportunity rather than feeling overwhelmed by fear and anxiety like I usually do when faced with a new experience, I felt valued, calm and excited by the prospect of a new challenge. Thank you for helping me to get to know myself better, for helping me find my confidence and for being such a supportive coach and woman. I feel much more positive about my future and the kind of professional I am and want to be.Jahdde Ben-Amar
I find the sessions well-structured and thought-provoking. The sessions are all tailored to what I want to get out of them. I had been feeling a bit stuck in a rut and I now have a number of strategies to support me in building my confidence and am setting goals and thinking about how I measure my progress against these. Natasha is supportive, positive and provides feedback and questions / challenges my views / opinions in order to help me think about how I can deal with or perceive situations differently. It has helped to give me a bit more focus and to think about my values and strengths and how I can utilise these.Gill Carter
I went to coaching with Natasha to work through some issues around work-life balance that Ive been thinking about for a while and wanted to change but didnt know where to start. Natasha gave me the space and thought processes to explore how Ive been feeling and supported me in reflecting on the different options I have to move forward. I now feel confident and I am seeing the changes we discussed, they are already making a huge impact on my life. Thank you Natasha!Ann W.
I was demoralized after a series of difficult situations in several of my previous jobs. I dealt with conflict in my last role, and I was upset that I couldnt protect myself adequately. I felt incompetent and vulnerable. I quit my job without finding a new one and I was very scared that I would fall into depression. I didnt have the moral and physical strength to even open my computer and start looking for work. Even the thought of searching for a job terrified and discouraged me. I started looking for coaches and I liked Natashas profile - she had written that she understood how difficult it is to be a woman in a technical environment and that was also my experience. Already at the first chemistry session, I realized that I was not mistaken in my choice, because sometimes we all need someone strong, kind and understanding to give a hand and a shoulder. Natasha turned out to be just such a specialist for me. It was very comfortable working with her. We did not avoid difficult topics, but on the contrary, plunged into them and explored. Between sessions, Natasha sent additional materials for study and introspection, which were always very useful. After the first two sessions where we looked at my conflict avoidance strategies and alternative behaviors to try out in such situations, I was able to start working on a resume and apply for jobs. Soon after, I was invited to 3 interviews to test out these new behavior patterns and the company offered me a job! I was not satisfied with the salary, so Natasha and I discussed options for salary negotiation. The difference in salary was significant, so I believed the opportunity to get the salary I wanted was relatively small. However, by doing everything that we discussed with Natasha, I succeeded. Natasha, I am very grateful to you for your attention, professionalism and the support that you have been giving me during our coaching sessions.Natalya Komenova
I started working with Natasha during a period where I was anticipating and working towards a new challenge and direction in my career. Working with Natasha has made a significant difference in my ability to manage, leverage and launch myself into this new step. Our sessions have been invaluable on a communication and stakeholder relationship level as well as practical problem solving and short to mid-term goal building. Within a short timeframe I was able to see a difference in my tackling of some specific challenges. The sessions brought fresh ideas alongside helping me to reframe and shift my perspective. Natashas approach creates an environment where you can challenge your current practices/thinking in a positive environment and explore new ways of thinking and working. I was able to share openly, in full trust, and this combined with Natashas experience have made this a thoroughly productive and enjoyable experience.Kim Johnson
Ive learnt how to better organise priorities and look below the surface when searching for that next step; that I need to trust myself more, but also to push myself by using the tools and techniques Natasha has taught me. If I want to develop an idea or look to what that next step will be, I know I need to plan it out and set time aside for myself to explore it further. I am now taking action for what I want rather than spending time talking about it! I have turned things around to the point that our new Group Chief Commercial Officer has agreed to be my mentor and I have set up meetings with him every 3 weeks! I have also gained motivation back for what that next step looks like for me, while continuing to develop the current role I am doing. There is purpose to my career again, whereas before in this bleak current climate I was simply working to keep hold of my job - just being happy I was employed. I've got my go-getter attitude back!Pascaline Millar
As for most people, my work has many different dynamics and various relationships but Natasha was able to quickly get a good picture and it felt like she had worked with me for years. She has given me the confidence to be able to speak up and express views and opinions about things that are important to me. I have learnt how to be myself at work whilst maintaining a professional persona and weve really worked on how to build relationships in the workplace with my managers as well as those that I manage, which has been invaluable.Loren Franklin
Working with Natasha has made me realise that I can take control of my career. I now feel a renewed sense of confidence in my abilities and have tangible and practical methods to manage my career in a way that works for me.Charlotte Wynne-Jones
There are not always opportunities in the workplace to discuss emotions and the impact they have on our behaviours and professional relationships. Natasha's work has enabled the individuals who've benefited from it, to feel more empowered and confident in speaking up in situations where they've previously felt challenged - in particular with senior stakeholders. She has guided them in finding their purpose, determining what it is they want to achieve longer term, and given them the confidence and skill set to get after those goals. They've gained an understanding of how important it is to champion themselves and be visible, as well as tools to define who they need to engage with, and how to turn thoughts and intentions into actions.Katie Palastanga (Manager)
Working with Natasha has given me the tools, space and confidence to explore my wants, needs and identify my own ability. Eye opening and empowering to begin to get clarity on the next stage of my professional journey.Carolyne Möller
Just when you think you know yourself - you learn so much! These sessions are meant to uncover things that arent easily apparent, and Natasha has a gentle way of bringing those to the surface. She finds a way to help you navigate the discovery without it feeling invasive or overwhelming. I have really enjoyed the discussions & exercises she had me complete to put things into practice very quickly. Change is not an easy thing to apply, but working with Natasha has kept me moving forward in this ongoing journey.Katie O.